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The Pleasant Pheasant On Exmoor

Minehead, Somerset
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Open fire / woodburner
Hot tub
Working farm
Romantic
Green
Quirky
Glamping
Shepherd Hut
Towels included
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At a glance

  • A spectacular elevated location in 60 acres of protected woodland on the edge of the Exmoor National Park
  • Secluded and private spot with Swedish wood-fired hot tub
  • Fabulous views and the chance to spot a huge array of wildlife including deer, foxes, buzzards and many species of birds
Property code: 82409

This stylish shepherd’s hut with its own hot tub offers a unique and fun experience nestling in an enviable spot on this private part of the owner’s 250-acre estate.

There is much to see and do in the local area and this is the perfect base to explore this stunning area of Exmoor and Somerset. Guests can walk through Snowdrop Valley up to the summit of Dunkery Beacon, where the views are mesmerising. The local village of Wheddon Cross is 2.5 miles away and has a local shop and pub, and is most renowned for its displays of little white flowers in February each year. Visit the medieval town of Dunster with its variety of shops, cafes and castle. Other points of interest include the West Somerset Steam Railway, Valley of the Rocks and Lynton and Lynmouth with the iconic water-powered cliff railway. Whatever you do, you’ll long to return to your hut, where you can truly relax and enjoy the peace and quiet.

This comfortable shepherd’s hut boasts everything you could want for a luxurious getaway for two. Stepping inside you will find a stylish living space incorporating the lounge, kitchen, diner and sleeping area. The lounge area has a warming wood burner, two comfortable chairs and a large coffee table, ideal for your morning coffee as you look out through the double doors to the decking and countryside beyond. The kitchen area is equipped with everything you may need including a mini gas oven and three-ring gas hob, plus a small fridge. A stable door leads out to a side area off the kitchen where there is a log store. There is a modern wet room with a large shower cubicle, washbasin and WC. The whole property has underfloor heating, making it a great spot to stay at whatever time of year. The bedroom area is thoughtfully designed with a king-size bed that invites you to put your feet up and relax as you soak up the fabulous views.

Outside the property is a large, decked area with a picnic bench and sun loungers. Additionally, there is a fire pit with logs provided as well as your own private wood-fired Swedish hot tub which will be lit ready for you to use. Exmoor is situated in Europe's first Dark Sky Reserve and in the hot tub you can soak quietly as the unspoilt skies slowly fill with stars. There is ample parking but depending on the weather you may have to park up and walk to your hut, which would only be a 5-minute walk (a trolley is provided for your luggage).

  • King-size bed
  • Wet room shower with WC
  • Mini gas oven and 3 ring gas hob and small fridge
  • Wood burner (logs provided)
  • Large decked area with garden furniture
  • Fire pit
  • Swedish wood fired hot tub (Logs Included)
  • Ample parking at the entrance to the woods just a 5 min walk to the hut - A trolley for your luggage is provided
  • No wi-fi and phone signal may be limited depending upon the provider
  • There is no TV at this property
  • Shop and pub 2 miles
  • Private water supply, regularly tested to British Safety Standards
  • Solar Panels are used to supply the hut with electric and hot water
  • By staying at this site you agree to become a free member of the Woodlands Champions Club, helping to protect woodlands and agree to having your details shared

Kerry Pillinger

This property is personally managed by Kerry.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 24 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Peter 15th October 2021

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Just got back from a perfect weekend celebrating our 46th wedding anniversary at this fabulous high end shepherds hut.When we arrived we were greeted by the lovely ,friendly owners ,who had lit the log burner in our cosy home for the weekend and the burner for the hot tub..We ate all our meals on the sunny deck and had lovely walks around the woodsRead more,We spotted owls and deer and various other birds we even had a pheasant or two visit us in the mornings. Will definitely return. Hide

Reviewed by Kayleigh 8th October 2021

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Beautiful location, perfect for a recharge and back to nature. Ali & Bear are perfect hosts & are on hand if you need any help. We will definitely return.

Reviewed by Louise 1st October 2021

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We had an amazing weekend at The Pleasant Pheasant! We felt instantly relaxed as soon as we got there, it was so quiet and the views were stunning, especially the stars at nighttime. The log burner and the hot tub were both on when we arrived as well which was a lovely touch. The hut was spotless and has everything you need inside. Overall the perfRead moreect weekend, we couldn't fault a thing! Hide

Reviewed by Sarah-Jane 25th September 2021

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Sept 2021 - This is a romantic, wonderful shepherd's hut, in a beautiful location. I want to tell everyone about this (and a keep it a secret so no-one knows !!). Firstly, as said in previous reviews, Alison and Bear are wonderful hosts. The hut has everything you need and is located in a remote location so you feel away from the world. We loved thRead moree hot tub and wood burning stove. Walking around the wood spotting wild life was brilliant. You will not be disappointed - very relaxing Hide

Reviewed by Claire 17th September 2021

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Such a beautiful location, peaceful & private with stunning views. The hut was comfortable, especially the bed, & we were able to cook some proper meals in the small but practical kitchen. Hot tub was lovely & getting the fire going was actually pretty fun! Be prepared for a pretty rough drive to the hut, 4x4s will be fine but I held my breath in oRead moreur little estate car when we went back and forth. All in all we had a wonderful week, so much to do in the local area & a great place to stay. Hide

Reviewed by Danielle 10th September 2021

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We had an incredible time at the Pleasant Pheasant, it was the most relaxing break after such a stress filled year. The little touches such as the fresh flowers on the table made it extra special. We spent every evening in the hot tub star gazing, drinking wine and listening to the owls hooting in the trees, it was perfect. (We even saw four shootiRead moreng stars!) Thank you both for an amazing stay, we will definitely be back! Hide

Reviewed by Lucy 30th August 2021

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We had a brilliant time at the pleasant pheasant! Brilliant location, such a secluded spot, it felt like we were the only people for miles around. Beautiful view from the hut. The hut is really cosy with plenty of storage space so it does not feel cluttered when you unpack. We made a meal each night, good cooking facilities for the space. Loved theRead more log burning stove. The Hot tub was straight forward to heat. Hide

Reviewed by Alice 27th August 2021

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What a fabulous find - a real retreat - excellent remote location - across 3 fields to find - instructions were excellent. So peaceful, the hot tub was super, we used every day, and lit the pit fire to sit around and drink local cider and toast marshmallows. The views from the Shepherds Hut was amazing and the silence and fresh air was just what I Read moreneeded to unwind. Extremely comfy bed, loved the little reading lights above the bed and the pull out side tables. Super cooking facilities too. Hide

Reviewed by Henry 23rd August 2021

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Perfect location to relax and explore the local area. The Hut was spacious, clean and beautifully decorated. It was lovely to have breakfast outside each morning and to relax in the evening under the stars by the fire pit. The owners were very welcoming and also kind enough to drive all the way back from Minehead to help us with our car getting stuRead moreck. They went above and beyond and have clearly put a lot of effort into the hut making it a lovely place to stay. Could not recommend enough Hide

Reviewed by Conor 20th August 2021

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Reviewed by Rachel 7th August 2021

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The Pleasant Pheasant certainly lived up to its name. Beautifully isolated in its location, the stillness was as intoxicating as the views from the Shepards hut. Red deer, owls and even a pheasant can be spotted. Well done Alison for creating the perfect hideaway to allow people to recharge away from the day to day drudge of the past 18mths.

Reviewed by Saira 30th July 2021

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We booked this cottage for our honeymoon, we arrived here a day after the wedding and were completely blown away. It was more than I even wished for, completely disconnected from everything, if youre looking for privacy you will definitely have it at this place. There is no amenity forgotten, the decor is also so modern and chic. The local villagesRead more are not far if you wanted to explore also, but we ended up spending a lot of time at our cottage enjoying the slow place. A home away from home! Hide

Reviewed by John 25th July 2021

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Wonderful stay at the pleasant pheasant. Me and my wife enjoyed our honeymoon here and couldnt fault it. Perfect for a peaceful getaway

Reviewed by Karen 10th July 2021

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Fantastic accommodation! Location is beautiful- just what is needed for a totally chilled and relaxing holiday! The Shepherds hut is amazing everything you could wish for and more. The location is beautiful and quiet with deer and pheasants for neighbours. Hot tub is an added bonus somewhere to chill after a day exploring beautiful Exmoor and the sRead moreurrounding villages. The hosts were fantastic giving lots of advise about the local area. Hide

Reviewed by Derek 18th June 2021

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Excellent holiday and location so peaceful Wildlife all around you fantastic

Reviewed by Peter 11th June 2021

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Absolutely breathtaking!!! The views were stunning, the accommodation was impeccable and the warm and friendly hospitality was amazing. We will definitely be returning!

Reviewed by Susan 7th June 2021

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We have just got home from a beautiful 3 night stay for our wedding anniversary. The shepherds hut is situated in the most magical location and is perfect for a romantic getaway for a honeymoon or special occasion. The hosts were very welcoming and they have thought of every little detail to make this place perfect. We enjoyed our mornings outside Read moresnuggled in the blankets with a pot of tea and going for a little evening stroll through the woodland with a glass of wine. We can't wait to return! Hide

Reviewed by Karen 1st June 2021

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What an amazing couple of days! We didn't want to leave! It's hard giving a good review because secretly we want to keep the place to ourselves :) But in truth, Alison was very welcoming and The Pleasant Pheasant was spotlessly clean, comfortable, well equipped and really peaceful. We would 100% recommend and can't wait to return.

Reviewed by Chris 28th May 2021

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This place is amazing with beautiful views, its ideally located for walks on exmoor and is a short drive away from the coastline. The hot tub and fire pit are great additions to help relax and unwind, me and my wife will definitely visit again.

Reviewed by Denise 21st May 2021

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Absolutely amazing place to stay, the location was beautiful, the accommodation was superb everything was just perfect.

Reviewed by Stephanie 4th May 2021

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Wow where do I start!? What a place to stay, it is absolutely beautiful, a perfect getaway if youre looking to escape, relax, sit by the fire as you watch the sunset over the rolling fields, see the stars from the hot tub or watch the sunrise as the Deers eat from the trees! The cabin was perfectly equipped and gorgeous! Also the hosts were lovely Read moreand friendly. All round an amazing place to stay and will be going back! Hide

Reviewed by Helen 30th April 2021

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Luxury shepherds hut, the woodburner kept us cosy and the deer visiting in the morning was a bonus

Reviewed by Anderson 26th April 2021

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Well located within the woodland, the hut is very comfortable, the views are outstanding and the owners attention to detail excellent (the hot tub being ready for our arrival was a great touch). This is for those who wants quiet and peace and love being outdoors. On our visit we had pheasants visiting daily and an occasional deer visit, we loved evRead moreerything about our stay. If you are seeking to stay in and relax (birds singing, outdoor hot tub is a nice combination) or for those who love a walk. Hide

Reviewed by Scott 23rd April 2021

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Absolutely amazing, stunning peaceful location with great woodland and open space walks with lots of wildlife. The hut itself is cosy, well decorated with fantastic facilities. The hosts are warm, friendly and helpful.

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