The exterior of Hooting Owl Retreat, Somerset
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From £162 per night

Hooting Owl Retreat

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Sleeps 2
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1 Bedrooms
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1 Bathrooms
Luxury shepherd’s hut for two set in private woodland where you can relax in the wood-fired hot tub with just the sounds of nature and the stars of the dark Exmoor skies for company.
This gorgeous shepherd’s hut in Exmoor is perfect for a couple looking for a cosy and romantic retreat in total peace, quiet and seclusion. Escaping the stresses of modern life is easy here. Refreshingly, there isn’t a TV or WiFi, the perfect opportunity for a total digital detox and to relish the therapeutic benefits of nature in your own private woodland hideaway. There are lots of little luxuries, plus a snug indoor sitting area and an outdoor decked area with a wood-fired hot tub and fire pit where you can spend evenings stargazing in the clear Exmoor sky.

Why we love this

  • Set in private woodland and surrounded by Exmoor countryside
  • Ideal for couples seeking seclusion and a total digital detox
  • Perfect location for stargazing, wildlife and beautiful, long walks

Key Features

Hot tub Hot tub
Countryside views Countryside views
Garden Garden
Wood burner Wood burner
Parking Parking
BBQ - charcoal BBQ - charcoal
Extensive gardens Extensive gardens
Fire pit Fire pit
Self check-in Self check-in
Shepherds hut Shepherds hut
Sun terrace Sun terrace
Sustainable Sustainable
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Why Book with Us

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Our properties are handpicked and inspected in person before listing, and we regularly review them for quality control and your peace of mind.

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We only work with the best owners, so in the rare event you find one of our properties listed elsewhere for less, we’ll refund you the difference. *

Exceptional Service

Our award-winning Guest Services team will not only help you find your dream holiday but will support you through every step of your stay.

This shepherd’s hut has an open-plan space that incorporates the lounge, kitchen, dining and sleeping area, all tastefully decorated in an elegant, rustic style.

The lounge area has two comfortable armchairs and a coffee table and is the ideal place to snuggle up in front of the wood burner. There is no TV or WiFi at this property, but that just makes it all the more appealing to anyone who wants to completely switch off for a while.

Meanwhile, the kitchen is well equipped with a mini gas oven and three-ring gas hob, plus a small fridge, ample amenities for chilling those drinks and cooking simple meals.

The sleeping area features a king-size bed (with space to walk around it) and is a welcoming place to take the weight off your feet and enjoy the fabulous views through the window.

There is also a modern wet room with a large shower cubicle, a wash basin and a WC.

Outside there’s a large, decked area with a picnic bench and sun loungers, as well as a wood-fired hot tub and a fire pit. It’s the perfect secluded spot to totally unwind and enjoy the sounds of nature. There’s also a log store where you can take logs for the wood burner, fire pit and wood-fired hot tub.

There is a key safe where you can access the key to the property for a self-check-in.

Solar panels are used to generate electric and hot water for the hut.

If you'd like to offset the carbon emissions from your trip, get in touch and we can arrange this for a small fee.

Phone signal may be limited depending upon the provider.
The power supply is only 12 volts.

Check-in: from 16:00
Check-out: by 10:00

Please note, wood-fired hot tubs take between 3-4 hours to heat initially.

Deposit: Bookings are subject to a non-refundable deposit of 30% of the booking value plus applicable booking fees with the balance payable 60 days before the date of travel.

Accidental Damage Deposit: To maintain the highest standards in our properties, guests will need to pay a refundable Accidental Damage Deposit of £200 prior to their stay. An advance payment as detailed in the booking summary can be made to waive this requirement.

Book with confidence: If your booking is affected by new Government travel restrictions which were not known at the time of booking, and you're legally unable to travel, we will arrange with the property owner to refund 100% of your holiday cost.

  • No smoking
  • No parties and events
  • Please keep noise to a minimum
  • No pets allowed

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Stay your way with our bespoke travel service. Our Guest Services team are available to tailor-make your holiday matching you with the perfect property and provide personalised recommendations on anything from local restaurants to unforgettable experiences.

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The neighbourhood

The shepherd’s hut is perfectly placed for exploring the stunning Exmoor National Park and Somerset. If you’re feeling energetic, begin with a walk through Snowdrop Valley up to the summit of Dunkery Beacon, which is the highest point on Exmoor. From here, there are amazing, far-reaching views across the surrounding moorland and of the Bristol Channel.

Meanwhile, the local village of Wheddon Cross is just 2.5 miles away and has a local shop and a pub. If you’re visiting in February, you’re also likely to see the gorgeous displays of snowdrops that carpet the area, for which the village is renowned.
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