You’ll love my place for its atmosphere, uniqueness and wonderful location.
Its has an air of creativity and love, with a cosy natural feel.
There are beautiful views of the hills and forests leading to Dartmoor, with its wild ponies, and bouldering for climbers. There are rivers and beaches nearby for wild swimming, and Neolithic stone circles, for those interested in archaeology. Totnes is a bustling Market town, and famous for being the 'alternative capital' of the South West.
The hut is off grid, so you will have a taste of what living simply and close to nature is like, but still enjoy having the luxury and comfort of my hut. Hopefully you'll be inspired and go away with an experience of living off-grid, and a greater appreciation for nature, and what we take often for granted in this modern and busy world.
The woodwork is beautiful and the whole dwelling is uniquely crafted using only natural paints and materials so as to minimise anything harmful to both the environment and the people living in it.
There is near by parking in front of the main house 3 minutes walk from the hut.
Interaction with guests
Not too often, unless they contact me. I will leave then to enjoy the privacy of there stay.
Other things to note
The toilets are compost ones and about 2 minutes from the hut, the shower is attached to the hut itself but positioned out side, with some screening for extra privacy and to act as a wind barrier.
- This is a building made of wood so guest must be very aware of fire risks.
No smoking, candles or fire hazards at all. Keep the fire door firmly shut and never leave cooking unattended. Please turn off the water heater when leaving the building.
No parties, or additional people staying with out checking with me first.
Be respectful of the environment, minimal or no use of chemicals as the water is untreated. Please use environmentally friendly cleaning products supplied.
Repare, replace or fix anything that gets damaged during your stay.
The draining board is not totally water tight around the edges and butts up to wood, so I would be grateful if water could be sponged away as much as possible.
Similarly between the work-top and the tiles at the back, (that run along the window sill) there is a tiny gap that liquid and spills can run down. So be sure the clear up on the first shelf behind the draws.
When cooking it's advisable to open the window as long as it's not raining.
The port hole at the back is authentic vintage one, and is the only single glazed window in the building.
This means that when its steamy or hot inside and cold out, water condenses easily, please wipe this away as it will run onto the bed and make it and the back wall damp.
The main kitchen window wedges a bit, so the right hand pain needs holding in before opening the left side. Be carful to close in the same order.
The property is thoroughly checked before and after. So if anything is damaged its easiest to let me know and settle it after your stay. I'll always do my best to organise repairs and replacements as reasonably as possible.
Please help yourself to small amounts of condiments and herbs if you desire. But please be carful just to nip off just a few leaves from the herb plants as I'm trying to grow them.
I would be grateful if you can leave the place in a good order and dirty laundry in a pile on the floor.
If you discover any pests please let me know ASAP.
Also if you find that you have a contagious or infectious illness, please let me know, as I will get the place professionally cleaned and sterilised.
On a more decadent note should you find yourself dry and want a drink please just help yourself and then replace it or repay me.
This shepherds hut is rented on a trust basis. Anything that may happen during your stay, is fine as long as you let me know so I can make the necessary adjustments, and don't have to use the deposit.
Friendly kind and conscientious, I'm open minded and often up for a good debate. Interested in performing arts, philosophy, psychology, film.
Hobbys are yoga, rock climbing, horse ridding, retro roller skating, dancing, singing.