Short stay: Dittisham Hideaway, Dittisham, Devon, UK
Dittisham Hideaway is the latest venture from hotelier and entrepreneur, Peter de Savary and his wife Lana, and consists of a luxury collection of treenhouses, shepherds huts and an iconic 1950s American Airsteam. Offering dog-friendly accommodation with plenty of outdoor space and wood-fired hot tubs, this unique venture is hidden away in a private, sun-dappled wooded valley and wildflower meadow, just one mile from the beautiful River Dart in South Devon.
We received a call from Alice ahead of our stay, asking what our likely time of arrival would be, and whether we would like the hot tub heated in advance of our arrival. Directions were easy to follow and we had been emailed a code for a security box making access seamless. Electric wheelbarrows – that could be set on ‘tortoise’ or ‘hare’ mode – are assigned for each shepherds hut and can be used to transfer luggage from the parking area (where there are also charging points for electric cars).
We stayed in Willow, a luxury shepherd’s hut for two people, finished to a high standard throughout and, as the ‘end hut’ of five, enjoying the best view down the wooded valley. Unlike some shepherds huts which can be quite small to live in, this came with ample room (234 sq. ft.), full of character and charm, whilst still being a practical living space too.
The huts have been lovingly hand-crafted to Dittisham Hideaway’s high specifications by West Country Artisans….
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