Fairfield Shepheards Hut

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  • #Family
  • #Rural
  • #Quirky
  • #Adult

£145.00 per night as of 31/07/2023

Chris and Tracey know a thing or two about how to set up a home. For years they lived in a house Chris built on his father’s land, but when that land was sold they came to Acorn Farm, where they bought and converted the chicken house that they still call home. So it’s no surprise that when it came to creating a shepherd’s hut camp, they were in their element. The old pagan tree circle at the centre of a field seemed the perfect spot, making the whole space feel like one giant room, not forgetting you also have use of the whole 45 acre farm. Chris set to work on constructing a spacious family hut, with two double bunks beds and a single that works as a sofa, plus a communal dining table on one side and the kitchen down the other. A second hut houses the shower and a compost loo and despite the complete seclusion of the site, both the bathroom and the kitchen sink have hot running water and there’s even a charging point for phones.

After Chris had built all the functional stuff, Tracey got creative. A retro theme spans the 50s and 60s, from the cutlery to the taps, the radio and an old sewing machine, but she also filled trunks and boxes with rugs, hampers, board games and outdoor sports things, so you’ll have plenty to do either in the hut or in the big flat meadow area at the bottom of the field. They set up a barbecue spot under one of the larger trees, hung lanterns all around the circle and Acorn Farm was done. They are now ready to welcome you into their private paradise, greet you with wine and cheese and introduce you to the friendly farm animals (children and dogs even get their own little goodie pack too!) or alternatively, leave you to your own devices in the magic of a tranquil circle of trees on the edge of the beautiful peace of Dartmoor. Be prepared to totally forget life outside of Acorn Farm, as Chris and Tracey have made sure everything is thought of, so you can completely relax.

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