Moonbow Escapes

UK England South West England Cornwall Bude

  • Deep clean between glamping guests
  • Individual toilets for glamping accommodation
  • Adults only
  • Adults Only
  • Campfires Allowed
  • Hot tubs
  • Walking
Luxury glamping in a gloriously rural Devon location.
It's a fact of glamping life that all shepherds huts are equal, but some are more equal than others. And nowhere is this more true than at the Moonbow Escapes' luxurious Shepherds Hut, which sits in a wonderfully bucolic location on the borders of Devon and Cornwall, and which breaks all records for spaciousness and levels of comfort. For any doubtful glampers out there who are keen to retain all their creature comforts, this might be the place to start.

Moonbow Escapes is first and foremost a gorgeous country retreat for two, set within its own meadow in the middle of a series of fields, with extensive countryside views. Inside is larger than most shepherds huts, 22ft long and over 9ft wide, with a custom-crafted interior complete with solid oak floors, shuttered windows, a king-size bed with high-quality linen, kitchenette with hob, full-sized fridge and microwave, and an en-suite bathroom with toilet and shower. There's a  a wood-burning stove, fluffy towels and robes are provided, and even on cold days you can happily pad about in your robe while the wood-burner and additional central heating keep you warm and toasty. There's even wifi and a Smart TV at the foot of the bed. For summer days, there is plenty of outside furniture, along with a firepit, barbecue and a proper outdoor covered kitchen for cooking up al fresco feasts. They provide a free starter-pack of wood, BBQ coals and firelighters, and you can order more when you run out.

As for the location, it's gloriously rural, with lots of country walks to do nearby, including an easy two-mile circular stroll via Clawmoor Woods and Lake. Further afield, Holsworthy is an attractive Devon market town with lots of amenities, while Bude, Widemouth Bay and the Hartland 'Heritage Coasts' of both Devon and Cornwall are less than half an hour away by car. The owners live nearby and are always on hand to advise on things to do and where to go; they even offer complimentary cream tea on arrival just to help you settle in!

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The hut is insulated and has oak floors, shuttered windows and a stable-style split door. There is a fitted king-sized bed (bedding, linen, towels and bathrobes provided), a wood-burning stove (as well as central heating), a kitchenette with hob, sink, full-sized fridge and microwave and all the crockery and utensils you'll need. The en-suite shower room has a shower, toilet and basin. There's also a smart TV and free WiFi. Outside there is a Kirami wood-fired hot tub, reclining chairs, a table, a firepit and a barbecue.

Suitable For

The Shepherds Hut is just for adults. 


Bude, Widemouth Bay and the North Cornwall Coast are around 12 miles away where their world-renowned beaches, scenery, coastal paths and surfing can be explored.

Dartmoor National Park is to the South and can be viewed in the distance.

Travelling further afield, The Eden Project is around an hour and a half’s drive away.

You can walk out from Moonbow Hut across our fields to Clawmoor Woods where a two-mile circular walk within the plantation taking in Claw Lake will prove rewarding for a gentle acclimatization.

Other immediate walks are a Cookbury Woods and the National Trust owned grounds at Dunsland house, both within a few minutes drive.

Food & Drink

The Market town of Holsworthy has a Waitrose and a M&S outlet at the local BP Station.

Local restaurants and takeaways are many and cater for most tastes and pockets.

Cycle tracks are well maintained and far-reaching and there are a few good quality fitness gyms and studios in the area. However, for those who wish not to indulge in such industrious pursuits relaxing at Moonbow Escapes with all its facilities will not be a disappointment.


All year.


From £520 for 4 nights, 7 nights from £1015, low season
From £600  for 4 nights, 7 nights from £1155, high season
1 dog @ £10 per night

The Owner Says

Our luxurious Shepherds Hut that sleeps two is set within its own private field encompassed by thirteen little fields that make up our mini-estate.

We are situated in Devon a few miles from the traditional market town of Holsworthy and are a short drive to the North Cornwall coast to the west and Dartmoor to the southeast.

We have positioned the Shepherds Hut to encapture the view of the natural flora and fauna which is laid out before the backdrop of our local wood which can be accessed through our private entrance.


A single shepherd's hut sleeping two people.

Moonbow Hut

Shepherd’s hut Sleeps 2
Plankbridge designed and handcrafted traditional Shepherds Hut but with the refined comforts of boutique-quality accommodation. The size of the hut is 22ft long and 9ft 6inc wide. This is larger than many Shepherds Huts but from the outside retains its traditional charm.

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Contact Website  07765 400 687  Moonbow Escapes, Moonbow Escapes, Clawmoor, Ashwater, Beaworthy, Devon EX21 5DW

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Getting There

Heading from the east or west take the A30 at Exeter, junction 31. Just west of Okehampton turn off the A30 at Sourton and take the A386 signposted Holsworthy.
At the first mini roundabout take the first exit onto the A3079 again signposted to Holsworthy.
Take this road for approx. eight miles, through the village of Halwill Junction, then past the left turn for Halwill staying on the A3079. About a mile and a half later take a left turn at Morecombe Cross signposted Ashwater.
If you miss this junction and reach the T junction with the A3072 then turn back on yourself and take the first right, again, at Morecombe Cross.
You are now only 600 metres from Moonbow Escapes, carry on down this road until you see the sign on your right, turn down the track and about one hundred metres later will be The Moonbow Shepherds Hut.

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