Benton View Shepherd's Hut

A traditional shepherd's hut experience with an uninterrupted panoramic views of the surrounding countryside.

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Benton View Shepherd’s Hut

Key Features
14-acre farm in Devon just outside Exmoor National Park and Dunkery and Horner Woods National Nature Reserve
Cosy shepherd’s hut with picket fence
Insulated with full kitchenette, log burner, double bed and linens
Bathroom block with toilet and hot shower
Close to Exmoor Zoo, Wistlandpound Reservoir and the coast

Ahoy there, friends! Seeking a slice of escape from the city life? Experience off-the-beaten-track beauty, solitude and an overload of nature at Benton View Shepherd Huts.

This 14-acre farm in Devon is just outside the Exmoor National Park and Dunkery and Horner Woods National Nature Reserve. Here, you’ll discover a cosy shepherd’s hut resting in its own grassy orchard field – topped off with your very own picket fence.

Birds and animals dare to roam here, whether it’s chickens wandering around or two miniature ponies who love to be admired. Plus, there’s a barbecue area and picnic bench for some al fresco dining.

You’ll find the hut fully insulated and equipped with a kitchenette, log burner, double bed and linens, as well as a separate kitchen with fridge, freezer and microwave.

Completing the setup is a bathroom block, boasting a toilet and hot shower too. And, if you fancy, you can join the Tarka Trail cycling route at the bottom of the farm, or take a short drive to Exmoor Zoo, Wistlandpound Reservoir and the coast. Enjoy your adventure!

FAQs About Benton View Shepherd’s Hut

    • Q: What amenities are included at Benton View Shepherd’s Hut?
      A: Benton View Shepherd’s Hut is fully equipped with a kitchenette featuring a gas burner and sink, a separate kitchen with fridge, freezer and microwave; a cosy double bed with fresh linen provided, and a log burner. There is also a separate bathroom block featuring a flushing toilet and hot shower.

    • Q: What type of farm animals are there at Benton View?
      A: At Benton View there is a variety of friendly farm animals, which include sheep, chickens and even two miniature ponies.

    • Q: Are pets allowed at Benton View Shepard’s Hut?
      A: Unfortunately no pets are allowed at the Shepherd’s Hut.

    • Q: Is there an outdoor seating area at Benton View Shepherd’s Hut?
      A: Yes, guests can enjoy their own barbecue area and picnic bench outside the hut.

    • Q: Are there any nearby attractions to Benton View Shepherd’s Hut?
      A: Yes, Benton View is only a short drive from Exmoor Zoo, Wistlandpound Reservoir and the coast! Plus, guests can join the Tarka Trail cycling route from the bottom of the farm.

    • Q: What kind of environment can guests expect at Benton View Shepherd’s Hut?
      A: At Benton View, visitors will be able to relax in a peaceful and tranquil location with fab views up to Exmoor and down towards the sea.

    • Q: What type of safety measures do you have in place at Benton View Shepherd’s Hut?
      A: All necessary safety measures are in place at Benton View Shepherd’s Hut, including full insulation of the hut and a picket fence between the hut and other parts of the orchard field.


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Address: Benton springs, Bratton fleming EX32 7LG, UK

P T avatarP T
a year ago
Had a fantastic overnight stay here. Amanda was very welcoming and allowed us to engage in the farm's daily activities to suit. Lovely, quiet, natural setting & a real chance to get away from the hustle & bustle of daily life. Just loved it… & will be back for longer next time!!
bruce metheringham avatarbruce metheringham
2 years ago
Myself and my wife just a fantastic few days at Benton View. The hut was very homely thoughtfully kitted out and nicely cool in the hot weather. The location was beautiful with fantastic views all the way to Woolacombe and Lundy Island on a clear day. Mandy and Andy couldn’t of been more welcoming, but at the same time gave us lots of privacy. It was great seeing all the farm animals and helping a little bit. The shower and toilet were immaculately clean as was the hut. One of the best places I’ve ever stayed!
Kay Lord avatarKay Lord
2 years ago
Where to begin …. arrived to the loveliest welcome and made to feel completely at home, the most picturesque tranquil setting , Mandy and Andy were the perfect hosts , the accommodation was spot on with every need taken care of with additional kind extras , The farm is heavenly with a variety of animals, all very tame and perfect for children to pet, I really did find a little gem and look forward to returning ASAP! Cannot recommend highly enough !
Laura Isaacs avatarLaura Isaacs
2 years ago
Myself and my husband just had a wonderful 2 night stay at benton view. The hut was adorable filled with all we needed, clean, cosy and in line with all covid guidelines. Mandy and Andy were fab hosts, very welcoming whilst still giving the upmost privacy. The surroundings were beautiful. We will be returning 😊😊😊
Pete avatarPete
2 years ago
Very welcoming hosts Mandy and Andy. The Shepherd Hut was cosy and relaxing, great to see all the animals and see the stunning views
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The address for Benton View Shepherd’s Hut we have is: Benton Springs, Bratton Fleming, Barnstaple, Devon, England, EX32 7LG. Use the map below for a closer view. Do check with your host for a definite location.

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Postal Address
Benton Springs, Bratton Fleming, Barnstaple, Devon, England, EX32 7LG

About the Local Area (Benton)

Nestled in the heart of Devon, Benton is a small but beautiful village that offers visitors the chance to relax and enjoy the natural beauty of the area. The village is known for its charming cottages, ancient church, and quaint shops.

What is Benton Famous For?

Benton may not be known for any one particular thing, but it is famous for its peaceful and tranquil atmosphere. Visitors come to Benton to escape the hustle and bustle of city life and enjoy the simple pleasures of the countryside.

Things to Do in Benton

There may not be a lot of attractions in Benton itself, but the village is surrounded by the beautiful countryside that offers plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities.

Here are some of the most popular things to do in Benton:

  • Walk along the Tarka Trail
    The Tarka Trail is a scenic walking and cycling path that runs through Benton and the surrounding countryside. The trail offers stunning views of the River Torridge and the rolling hills of Devon.
  • Visit the historic town of Bideford
    Just a short drive from Benton, Bideford is a charming market town with a rich history and plenty of things to see and do. Visit the historic quay, explore the local shops, or take a boat trip along the River Torridge.
  • Explore the North Devon Coast
    Benton is just a short drive from the stunning North Devon Coast, which is home to some of the most beautiful beaches and coastal walks in the UK. Take a stroll along the beach, try your hand at surfing, or simply soak up the sun and enjoy the scenery.

Things Near Benton

While Benton itself is a small village, there are plenty of things to see and do in the surrounding area. Here are some of the most popular attractions near Benton:

  • RHS Garden Rosemoor
    Located just a short drive from Benton, the RHS Garden Rosemoor is a stunning garden that covers over 65 acres. Visitors can explore the various gardens and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of the grounds.
  • Dartmoor National Park
    For those who love the great outdoors, Dartmoor National Park is a must-visit destination. The park is home to stunning landscapes, wild ponies, and plenty of opportunities for hiking, cycling, and horse riding.
  • The Milky Way Adventure Park
    Located just a short drive from Benton, The Milky Way Adventure Park is a popular family attraction that offers a range of rides and activities, including roller coasters, indoor play areas, and an animal encounter zone.

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