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Blossom is a beautiful, handcrafted shepherd's hut in a spectacular and peaceful setting, located on a smallholding and vineyard in the beautiful North Devon countryside. It's the ideal place for a couple to leave the everyday world behind, wind down and relax. Surrounded by fields and views to the vineyard and the countryside beyond, you can be at peace with nature, listening to bird song by day and watching the stars by night.
Blossom comes complete with a wood-fired hot tub and is fully equipped with everything to make for a very special stay for a couple.
It is the perfect summer or winter romantic retreat. On those cooler days or nights, light the Hobbit log burner, sit back and enjoy a good book with a warming glass of wine. (Alternatively, there's a convector heater to keep you warm and toasty).
On those warm and balmy summer nights, strike up the gas bbq for al fresco dining or lounge in the hot tub and enjoy the peace and quiet.
*Welcome treat provided (to include a small bottle of the owner's wine, pressed and bottle on-site)*
A double bed pulls down at night in the cosy sitting/dining area and stores away during the day.
Full-sized shower room with loo, washbasin and shower (fluffy robes, towels and slippers also supplied).
The fully equipped kitchen includes butler sink, oven, hob, fridge, kettle, toaster, glasses, crockery, and cutlery. *Welcome treat provided (to include a small bottle of the owner's wine, pressed and bottle on-site)*
There is no internet access in this property.
Heating and Lighting
Electric lighting, wood-burning Hobbit stove. (Alternatively, there's a convector heater to keep you warm and toasty).
Adults only - not suitable for children.
1 well-behaved dog welcome. There is a nice fenced area next to the Shepherd's hut which can provide somewhere for your dog to play off the lead.
Grounds and Nearby
There is a dining/seating area with table and chairs on the deck, along with a gas BBQ. A few steps away from the deck is a wood-fired hot tub with plenty of wood kindling, firelighters etc.
Free parking on premises with a parking spot that has been designated as suitable for a person with disabilities.
Check in from 15:00 and check out by 12:00
Blossom shepherd's hut has a lovely full-sized shower room with loo, washbasin and shower (fluffy robes, towels and slippers in addition, so you don't have to bring your own!).
There is a cosy sitting/dining area and a table with a double bed that pulls down at night, yet stores away during the day (without any need for you to make it), leaving you plenty of room to relax and stretch your legs.
The fully equipped kitchen includes butler sink, oven, hob, fridge, kettle, toaster, glasses, crockery and cutlery.
There's also a radio so that you can listen to your favourite programmes!
Outside, there is a dining/seating area with table and chairs on the deck, along with a gas BBQ. A few steps away from the deck is a wood-fired hot tub with plenty of wood kindling, firelighters etc.
A range of food hampers are available if you want something for breakfast, lunch or a BBQ even - examples below:
Traditional English for 2 adults (£16) includes fresh bread, 4 free range eggs, 4 rashers of bacon, 4 sausages, baked beans, 2 field mushrooms, 2 large tomatoes, butter, milk and a selection of home-made
The Continental for 2 adults (£12) includes 2 x warm croissant, 2 x pain au chocolat (or similar), 2 x yogurt, fruit in season, cereal, milk, bread, butter and home-made preserves.
For 2 people (£18) includes 2 x chicken portions or kebabs, 2 x burgers (chicken or beef), 2
x sausages as standard, fresh salad with homegrown tomatoes and cucumber when in season, coleslaw, potato salad or couscous, and bread rolls.
North Devon is known as one of England’s hotspots for surfing, with plenty of west-facing beaches crashing against the shores, carrying surfers with them. From long sandy stretches brimming with people to quiet coves, there’s something for every level of confidence and ability. Surfing isn’t the only adventure that North Devon has to offer - there's a ton of other water sports, as well as miles upon miles of the South West Coast Path.
You'll be spoilt for choice with the dramatic landscapes and cliffs to climb, forests to explore, trails to bike, hike or otherwise explore, with wild streams and of course plenty of wildlife. Not to mention boating tours, surrounding islands like Lundy (the UK’s first-ever marine conservation) and areas of natural beauty. Exmoor's Dark Skies reserve provides some of the most phenomenal night sky sights. Alongside the Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Biosphere reserves, there is easy access to some of England’s most amazing displays of wildlife.
They say nature inspires art, and maybe that’s why North Devon is so enriched in culture and the arts, and an abundance of museums, galleries and theatres dotted around the place, or the beautifully curated gardens, from RHS Rosemoor to the walled court gardens located at Clovelly, one of the most unique and iconic villages in the UK.
Out and about near Blossom Shepherds Hut
Gratton Vineyard is located around 20 minutes from the beautiful beaches of North Devon and Cornwall.
Nearby beaches include:
• Summerleaze Beach Bude with Bude's Sea Water Pool
• Crooklets Beach - Bude
• Norcott Mouth - Bude (dogs can be walked all year round on this beach)
• Sandymouth Beach - Bude (dog-friendly beach)
• Westward Ho - Bideford
• Saunton Sands
• Woolacombe Beach
• Tunnels Beach - Ilfracombe
Why not take some time to explore some of the great places around North Devon including these below and so many more:
• Dragon Archery - Holsworthy
• Blackberry Farm and Shop - Milton Damerel
• RHS Garden Rosemoor - Great Torrington
• Dartington Crystal - Great Torrington
• Tamar Lakes Country Park - Near Bude
• Clovelly Village -Clovelly near Bude
• Roadford Lake Country Park - Lifton
• Warhorse Valley Country Park - Hatherleigh
• Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre - Lifton
You will find a list of local footpaths and maps so that you can explore and enjoy the local area.
Eating out near Blossom Shepherds Hut
There are plenty of places to eat out from pubs and restaurants to cafes:
• Devils Stone Inn - Shebbear - a lovely, traditional pub with good pub grub and it's dog-friendly
• The Rydon Inn - Holsworthy - a dog-friendly, family pub with good local produce and a nice garden overlooking the countryside
• The Woodford Bridge Country Club - Milton Damerel - a comprehensive menu in both the bar and the restaurant with a carvery on Sunday (they do takeaways too)
• Indian Ocean - Holsworthy - very basic dining experience, but really good Indian food (take your own alcohol or get take away - cash only)
• Life's A Beach - Bude - fabulous dining experience and lovely food overlooking Summerleaze Beach
• Farmers Arms - Woolfardisworthy also known as Woolsery - lovely food and surroundings (great for a special occasion)
• Blackberry Farm Shop and Lizzies Larder - Milton Damerel - perfect for local home produce, cream teas and home-made pasties and pies
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