A beautiful Shepherds Hut, perfectly positioned between moor and shore
At Lower Collaton Farm we offer excellent accommodation in a beautiful little shepherd hut with lots of character, on a traditional old Devonshire farm, nestled in the tranquil valley of the River Gara. Set in the heart of peaceful countryside it is a small working sheep farm surrounded by rolling hills and valleys. We have a small flock of sheep, (shetlands and zwartbles) which guests are welcome to watch or help with feeding when appropriate. We also have four pretty hens whose job used to be to provide nice fresh eggs for our guests. They are now retired and just enjoy poking around in the farm courtyard.
Perfectly placed in an Area of Great Landscape Value in the heart of the South Hams, Lower Collaton is just six miles from the coast, Dartmouth, Totnes and Kingsbridge, right in the centre of the South Hams Golden Triangle, with easy access to moor and shore!
The gardens of Agatha Christie’s Greenway on the River Dart and the D’Oyle Carte’s Collaton Fishacre (both National Trust) are nearby. We are just a short drive from Dartmoor or the South Devon Coastal Path. Plenty of award winning restaurants (Riverford Farm Field Kitchen, Mitch Tonks’ Sea Horse, Masterchef winner’s Treby Arms, the Horn of Plenty, and the California Inn) close by. If you are planning holidays in Devon there’s nothing better than a Devon farm holiday!
“Gorgeous village, green fields, starry skies!” Our village of Blackawton has been placed in the Sunday Times’ top 50 best rural places to live in Britain, surprisingly one of only three in the whole of Devon. They say “It’s like Ambridge without the melodrama: farms ring a village centre that has a friendly pub, a pretty church, a primary school and a community shop and post office run by volunteers….an everyday story of (genuine) country folk.
Our new Shepherd’s Hut, Rosie’s Hut, was first opened in April 2021, and from our guest’s comments we are really pleased that it has hit the spot, and has been fully booked throughout the summer. It has its own little wood fired hot tub and nestles in a quiet secluded spot In our apple orchard with views down the valley. It has certainly achieved the wow factor! It is let through Unique Holidays, a sister company of Classic Cottages and Classic Glamping. If you click on this link you will go directly to Rosie’s Hut on the Classic website, where you will find full details of prices and availability, and yet more lovely photos!
We regularly post pictures on Facebook as Lower Collaton Farm Cottages. We’d love to see you there!