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Luxury shepherds huts nestled amidst apple & pear trees on traditional family run farm.

Orchard Escapes Exmoor

Orchard Escapes Exmoor provides glamping accommodation on the Somerset /Devon border. Our two bespoke shepherds huts sit in the 12,000 acre National Trusts Holnicote Estate in the beautiful Porlock Vale. A great base for exploring all the delights that Exmoor has to offer. 

Our bespoke shepherds huts give you the chance to escape to the country, connect with nature and experience the great outdoors. Eat delicious food cooked on an open fire, gaze at the stars in a wood fired hot tub and enjoy a great nights sleep in a comfy bed with luxury Egyptian cotton bedding.

There are great walks on the doorstep with a choice of sheltered woodlands, open moorland and spectacular coastal views. See the Exmoor ponies grazing on the moor, watch the farm animals over the gate or if you’re lucky catch a glimpse of the red deer.

With plenty of activities nearby you’ll be spoilt for choice on your Exmoor escape. See our section on places to visit and outdoor activities for inspiration.

Our Huts

Each hut has a private outdoor space with seating & firepit, perfect for snuggling in front of the fire, toasting marshmallows or enjoying alfresco cooking & dining.

Bramley Hut

Victoria Hut

Added Extras

To make your stay a little extra special, for an additional charge you can enjoy our wood-fired hot tub, order a breakfast hamper and bring your dog with you. Cook outside on the firepit with BBQ packs and locally sourced sustainable charcoal is available to purchase so you can enjoy the great outdoors.

Hot Tub

Soak, relax and enjoy a glass of bubbly or two in our luxurious wood-fired hot tub while gazing up at the stars. Logs for the hot tub are included in the price. We get the hot tub warmed up for your arrival on the first night so you can start relaxing as soon as you arrive.

Breakfast Hampers

Breakfast hampers are available with a choice between a continental or traditional full English breakfast. Packed full of locally sourced ingredients for you to cook a delicious breakfast. A great way to start the day.

Breakfast hampers £15 (for 2 people)


A maximum of 2 dogs are welcome. This is a great area for dogs to enjoy with a wide choice of walks on the doorstep. Your dog has a large orchard to run around in outside the hut.

Dogs £10 per dog per stay

Shepards hut with hot tub
Large wood-fired hot tub
Breakfast Hamper
Continental breakfast hamper
Dog friendly holiday
Bring your best friend


Here’s what our guests have to say about Orchard Escapes Exmoor


“…Such a lovely romantic getaway! Would be a pleasure to stay again! Paula went the extra mile and made lovely cakes for my partners Birthday which made it all the extra special…”


“…What a delightful stay! This shepherds hut is idyllic and so beautiful. The attention to detail by Paula is absolutely spot on, even down to freshly baked brownies on arrival – such a lovely touch (and so tasty!)…”


“…The most gorgeous Shepard’s hut! The facilities and attention to detail within the hut are lovely. Very clean, good location, couldn’t ask for anything else. Would highly recommend staying here…”

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Orchard Escapes Exmoor

Orchard Escapes Exmoor

Luxury shepherds huts nestled in the beautiful Porlock Vale within Exmoor National Park opened in summer 2021.
Suitable for couples. Dogs welcome.

18 hours ago

Orchard Escapes Exmoor
Where better to enjoy the Exmoor dark skies than sitting in a wood fired hot tub Orchard Escapes Exmoor ✨⭐️🌟🌙Exmoor Dark Skies Festival is back for 2022!Enjoy 50+ activities taking place between 13th – 30th October ranging from:⭐Wildlife Safaris with Exmoor Wildlife Safaris ⭐Stargazing with Exmoor National Park ⭐Guided Walks with Moor Wild ExperiencesSponsored by SBA Community Interest Company Celestron & The Exmoor Coaster🌺To find out more: #VisitExmoor #ExmoorNationalPark #Dunster #DarkSkiesFestival #DarkSkies2022 #ExmoorDSF #PlanYourStay #BookNow #PlanAhead #HereAllYear #BookAhead See MoreSee Less
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Managed to pop down to Porlock Weir yesterday evening after guests had arrived.So lucky to have this just a short drive away and such a lovely evening to have a stroll on the beach with views across to Wales.😍 #exmoornationalpark #visitexmoor #visitsomerset #visitexmoornationalpark #relax #eveningwalks #luckytolivehere❤️ #getawayintheuk #getaway #exmoorcoast #summerevenings See MoreSee Less
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Did you know, we sell breakfast hampers?The perfect way to start your day, before you head off to explore the wonderful Exmoor National Park.Here is our Full English option which includes a small loaf of bread, butter, jam & marmalade, baked beans, tea /coffee, 4 eggs from the farm, tomatoes (during summer months from our greenhouse), 4 slices of bacon and 4 pork chipolatas sourced locally from Little Oak Farm. You could get in the full glamping spirit and cook your breakfast on the firepit grill.Price £15. If you prefer something a little healthier, or just don’t fancy cooking, we also offer a continental option. #visitexmoor #glampinguk #farmstay #breaksforcouples #glampinglife ##orchardescapes #visitsomerset #visitexmoornationalpark##exmoornationalpark#relax #fullenglish See MoreSee Less
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One of the most frequently asked questions from guests staying with us is "how long does the hot tub take to heat up?"Luckily, for our guests, we do the hard work in heating the water from cold in advance of arrival. This takes on average 3 hours from cold to 38 degree C, but has been managed in just over 2 hours, or longest time 4 hours. A lot depends on the outside temperature, the type of wood and how quick you refill the wood burner. We want our guests to be able to start relaxing and enjoying the hot tub as soon as they arrive after their journey and it certainly is a big hit with our guests. Full instructions are given to all guests on arrival, how to light the hot tub and heat up on subsequent days. It is helpful if you have used a wood burner or lit a fire previously, but even guests who have never done either have managed well and hopefully enjoyed the experience.As long as the hot tub lid is replaced after use, the water stays fairly warm overnight and usually only takes 30 minutes – 1 hour to reach the desired temperature the following day. 🙂 We supply the logs and kindling which are sustainably sourced from the farm from fallen trees or from making hedges, which is excellent news considering the huge rise in energy costs (just means a lot of work for hubby and boys cutting it all up!) #visitexmoor #visitsomerset #glampinguk #woodfiredhottub #shepherdshut #orchardescapes #farmstay #glampinglife #relax #breaksforcouples #hottublife See MoreSee Less
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Lived here all my life and never been to Nutcombe Bottom near Dunster to see the tallest tree in England 🙈.According to the Forestry Commission it has been growing since 1876 and measures 60.05 metres tall. Nice short walk up through the woods to reach it.🙂 #visitexmoornationalpark #luckytolivehere❤️ #visitexmoor #getawayintheuk #visitsomerset #exmoornationalpark #eveningwalks #tallesttree #talltree See MoreSee Less
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Brandish Street Farm, Allerford, Minehead, Somerset, TA24 8HR