Jacob's Hut is a Shepherd's Hut on the Devon/Cornwall border which sleeps 2. An ideal place to escape with breakfast available if required for an easier start to your day. From the stable door you look out to the pond and to Thrushelton Church on the opposite hill. It's even lovelier outside where you can have a picnic by the pond or relax in the summerhouse which gets the evening sun. There is a firepit in front of the summerhouse for rustling up a meal in the dutch oven or simply for toasting marshmallows. (Toasting fork supplied!) For cooler evenings you have a woodburner in the hut and lighting is by LED storm lanterns. Please note: there is no electricity at the hut.
There is a private shower room 60 paces away plus access to power points and Wi-Fi should you need them and a hairdryer. Cooking is available at the side of Jacobs Hut and is under canvas. There is a gas barbecue that has a single boiling ring or just a few steps away the aforementioned fire pit with Dutch Oven. You have access to a fridge and deep freeze with ice cubes and wine coolers in Grumpy's Shed plus plenty of tea lights, candles and fairy lights for a romantic break.
We are in a beautiful rural setting between Okehampton, Tavistock and Launceston with easy access to both Dartmoor and the North Cornish Coast. Minimum 2 night stay. Sorry, no pets because of wildlife on and around the pond. Ducks, moorhens, pheasants to name but a few.
The immediate surroundings are very peaceful, with a pond and plenty of birdsong (and stars at night), whilst its situation in Devon (very close to Cornwall) is perfect for branching out and visiting all manner of scenic spots.
It's a great base for visiting numerous National Trust properties. Lydford Gorge is 7 miles,
Castle Drogo, Cotehele, and Lanhydrock are approximately half an hours drive and there are plenty of other National Trust properties under an hours drive away.
Brentor is 6 miles.
Granite Way (old railway line) which is great for walking or cycling with some amazing views and good pubs en-route is a 10 minute drive away.
Launceston (9 miles) with it's ancient Castle.
Tavistock (13 miles) with it's Pannier market from Tuesday - Saturday
Okehampton and Dartmoor a 20 minute drive away.
Plymouth (27 miles).
The Eden Project 44 miles.
North Cornwall Coast 40 mins drive. (Bude, Widemouth Bay, Crackington Haven, Boscastle, Tintagel, Bossiney Cove.)