Welcome to KERSWELL FARM SHEPHERD HUTS
OPEN 12 APRIL - 2 OCTOBER 2021
ONLY CRESS WELL HUT 20-21 SEPTEMBER NOW AVAILABLE!
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Welcome to KERSWELL FARM SHEPHERD HUTS
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 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.
News from KERSWELL FARM
KERSWELL FARM SHEPHERD HUTS IN THE GUARDIAN
After visiting Kerswell Farm Shepherd Huts, Guardian journalist Lesley Gillilan wrote the following as part of her article
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 SHEPHERD HUTS HAVE BEEN
SELECTED BY THE LUXURY LIFESTYLE MAGAZINE AS
BEING ONE OF THE SIX FINEST FARM-STAYS IN THE UK
The words shepherd and hut, don’t exactly scream luxury but these modest field shelters have been dredged up from the Thomas Hardy era to become a stalwart of the ubiquitous glamping market. And they don’t get much better than these little charmers. Owners Nichola and Graham were high flyers who took a slow lane into semi-retirement, combining guest accommodation with rearing Berkshire pigs, hens and home-grown veg. Their two socially distanced huts – the Cress Well and the Three Hares – sit in a meadowy field that slopes gently down to a wooded river valley.
Like a rustic Tardis, each bespoke hut is surprisingly spacious; fitted with a Shaker-style kitchenette with fridge and wine rack, a mini bathroom with power shower, a decent double bed dressed with high-quality linens, flat-screen TV and a decked terrace with sunbeds and barbecue. True, they are compact, but the luxuries here are all about sunsets, starlit skies, wildlife, peace and restful country views. Guests are welcome to explore the 14-acre farm – and meet the Berkshires.
Rates at Kerswell Farm Shepherds Huts start £100 per night (minimum two nights at the weekend). For more information, visit kerswellfarmshepherdhuts.co.uk.
RESIDENT LABRADOR 'BEAR' WAITS TO
GUIDE GUESTS AROUND THE FARM
Eight-year-old 'Bear' is a great favourite with our guests and often shows them around the farm, waiting patiently whilst the pigs or hens are admired. He has a very gentle nature and an inexhaustible enthusiasm for fetching tennis balls!