“ I have never before, in my long and eclectic career, been gifted with such an abundance of natural beauty as I experienced filming War Horse on Dartmoor.” Steven Spielberg.

Rushford Shepherd’s Hut



Charming handcrafted shepherd’s hut in the heart of Dartmoor National Park, within walking distance of Chagford. The hut is nestled in the corner of our field amongst wildflowers and fruit trees and has a fire pit, BBQ, hammock and vegetable / herb garden. Inside, there is a cosy log burner, king size bed with stargazing skylight over top and en suite bathroom with compost loo and hot shower. Along the bottom of the field runs the River Teign and it’s a perfect spot for a picnic/swim.

The space

Cosy shepherd’s hut with log burner and large curved skylight which lets in lots of light in the day time and is great for stargazing at night time. The bathroom has a compost loo and powerful hot shower. There is a kitchenette with a two-ringed gas hob, fridge with freezer compartment, stove-top kettle and toaster. Double stable doors look out onto the field and surrounding hills. You have a private nature garden with wildflowers, willow igloo, raspberry canes, fruit trees and a vegetable / herb garden which you can help yourselves to. There is a hammock, gas BBQ, fire pit and dinghy for your use and an outdoor tap for muddy boots etc.

Next door to the hut live our friendly flock of chickens and resident cockerel.

Guest access

Free parking is available on site within metres from the hut. Chagford is a short walk away – about 10 minutes via road and about 30 minutes via a footpath alongside the river. Many footpaths are accessible on foot from the hut as well as the Mill End Hotel which serves delicious Devonshire cream teas and Fingle Bridge / Castle Drogo which can also be accessed on foot via a lovely walk and about 30 minutes via the river.

Key Facilities


Dog Friendly

Additional Facilities

  • A washing machine and dryer are available for a small charge
  • Free on-site parking
  • Access to the river/a dinghy
  • Fire pit/BBQ
  • Hammock
  • Hot shower
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Gas hob
  • Compost loo
  • King size bed
  • Tea/coffee/milk and a hamper of local goodies are provided
  • Hosts live on site
  • One well-behaved dog allowed


Special Offers

10% discount on stays

We are currently offering 10% discount on stays in November, December and January.

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