THE CRESS WELL 
THE CRESS WELL 
THE CRESS WELL 

THE CRESS WELL 

The Cress Well Shepherd Hut is named after the springs and pond a little below and to the left of the hut. The name of the farm, ‘Kerswell’, came from ‘Cress Well’. The springs emerge from a rock face at the top of the pond which was quarried perhaps hundreds of years ago.  
 
Beneath the face is a rock-cut channel with side slabs of local slate, the first four of which are original. It is likely that water cress, rich in Vitamin C and minerals, was grown here to supplement the diet of the farmers.  
 
The purpose of the large pond, restored in 2013, is unknown but was probably to ensure a water supply for livestock and was possibly used to wash farm carts. It may also have been used to feed other cress beds below the massive earth dam. 

Features 

 
Wonderful view towards Dartmoor and the setting sun 
Mains Electricity 
Mains Water 
Comfortable Double Bed 
Electric Radiator 
Shower Cubicle with Power Shower 
Flushing Loo 
Electric Towel Rail 
 
Fully equipped Kitchen Area 
Electric Hob 
Microwave Oven 
Large Refrigerator 
Wine Rack 
Decking Terrace 
Webber Barbecue 
Outside Table and Chairs 
Private Lit Parking 
 
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