Welcome to KERSWELL FARM SHEPHERD HUTS
Welcome to KERSWELL FARM SHEPHERD HUTS
GRAHAM AND NICHOLA REGRET THAT OWING TO THE COVID-19 EPIDEMIC
KERSWELL FARM SHEPHERD HUTS ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED.
WE WILL NOT BE TAKING ANY
NEW BOOKINGS UNTIL THE SITUATION CHANGES.
WE SHALL UPDATE OUR INFORMATION REGULARLY
IN LINE WITH GOVERNMENT ADVICE.
WE WILL BE REVIEWING EXISITING BOOKINGS AND
CONTACTING GUESTS AT LEAST ONE MONTH IN ADVANCE.
Kerswell Farm is a small Devonshire farm located in a beautiful and secluded part of the South Hams between Totnes and Dartmouth. The Kerswell Farm Shepherd Huts are located in Peters Meadow, a tranquil field of 1.5 acres enjoying spectacular views towards Dartmoor.
There are two luxury Shepherd Huts situated at the top of the meadow. They are called The Cress Well after a nearby pond used once for growing water cress, and The Three Hares after an ancient symbol with its origins in early Buddhism and sometimes associated with Dartmoor tin miners. Kerswell Farm has a resident pair of hares which guests may be able to spot.
The Shepherd Huts are spacious and luxuriously appointed with fitted double beds, shower rooms and well-equipped kitchen/dining areas. The huts enjoy mains water and electricity and a modern purpose-built drainage system. Outside each hut is a broad deck with a table and chairs, ideal for watching the changing skies in the west as the sun goes down.
Today Kerswell is still a small working farm with Berkshire pigs, lambs and hens. Guests are welcome to explore the fields to see the animals.
At Kerswell Farm Shepherd Huts we are dog friendly for well-behaved dogs who sleep in their own beds.
OUR 2020 SEASON BEGINS ON 1 APRIL AND ENDS ON 31 OCTOBER
News from KERSWELL FARM
KERSWELL FARM SHEPHERD HUTS IN THE GUARDIAN
On 12 August 2017, Guardian journalist Lesley Gillilan visited the newly completed Kerswell Farm Shepherd Huts and wrote the following as part of her article UK Road trip: Dorset to Cornwall.
Within half an hour of Sidmouth, a stretch of the M5 swiftly becomes the A38, signposted for Plymouth. Turn off at the A384 for Totnes, before plunging down the narrow lanes of the South Hams’ Dart Valley. Spend a couple of nights in one of two new Shepherd Huts at Kerswell Farm (from £90 for two), both beautifully done in Farrow & Ball tongue and groove, kitted out with kitchenettes, en suite showers, proper double beds and decked sit-outs with dreamy views of gentle Devon farmland and distant Dartmoor peaks. This is a great base for exploring the area around Dartmouth and Start Bay. Plan a day trip down to Beesands, including a seafood lunch at the jolly Cricket Inn and a walk to ruined Hallsands (the ghostly remains of the former fishing village, drowned in a storm in 1917, can be seen from a platform on the cliff above). Closer to home, dine at the Maltsters Arms in Tuckenhay, a casual gastro pub once owned by TV chef Keith Floyd, with tables right on the river, where willows dip into the green, tidal waters of the Dart. A bowl of moules marinière costs £14.50, scallops steamed in lemongrass, ginger and chilli £9.95.
KERSWELL FARM HAS ENLARGED
ITS CHICKEN FLOCK TO 35 HAPPY HENS
The chicken flock at Kerswell Farm has been enlarged to 35 hens. When available eggs may be purchased by Shepherd Hut guests as well as Kerswell Farm pork sausages and bacon.
THE FRUIT AND VEGETABLE GARDEN PROVIDES
FRESH HOME-GROWN PRODUCE
The vegetable garden at Kerswell Farm continues to thrive, growing many crops including delicious tomatoes and lettuces. When available vegetables in season may be purchased by Shepherd Hut guests.
RESIDENT LABRADOR 'BEAR' WAITS TO
GUIDE GUESTS AROUND THE FARM
Six-year-old 'Bear' is a great favourite with our guests and often shows them around the farm, waiting patiently whilst the ponies, pigs or hens are admired. He has a very gentle nature and an inexhaustible enthusiasm for fetching tennis balls!