Keepers Watch

Keepers Watch Is Our Shepherds Hut a tiny house for 2, with a

Double Bed and fully plumbed en suite shower room and full size oven

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Keepers Watch is our beautiful, romantic Shepherds Hut a true GLAMPing experience for couples.  If you are looking to escape the norm, then this is the place for you.  If you like the thought of the great outdoors and being close to nature and eco-friendly but are not so keen on the compost loo and walking to your cooking facilities or shower block then look no further.

In just a short drive from RyePark House you can be walking on one of the beaches of the golden coast with your toes in the sea or learn to surf, discover the ponies on Exmoor or the beauty of the Exmoor coast or maybe cycle along the Tarka trail.  Delicious food in some of the local pubs and markets.  There is so much to do in North Devon that there is too much to list here but there is something for everyone.  Treat yourself and your loved one to a romantic getaway for two, really escape the norm at Keepers Watch and unwind and relax in a truly beautiful setting.

Keepers Watch has it all, stunning location and views, an en-suite shower room, fully functioning kitchen and all the electric you could wish for, Wi-fi and TV and for those of you who want to engage with the great outdoors then you can cook outside on the open fire pit with western style BBQ or simply toast some marshmallows.  There are comfortable chairs for sitting round the fire in just chilling and a bistro table and chair set for outdoor dining.  In the evening sit and watch the star filled skies – find a shooting star – and listen to the peace, quiet and the wildlife while snuggled up in one of our soft 100% British Wool blankets.

Keepers Watch is situated a short walk from the old stone farmyard where the Barn (our only other holiday let) and our farm house are located. It is tucked into the bank overlooking an ancient wood, river valley and farmland.  RyePark is a growing smallholding with 11 acres of pasture and nature reserve all of which you are free to explore.  There are beautiful walks on your doorstep across farmland, around reservoirs along the river bank or through the woods.  Watch the lambs playing, give the sheep a cuddle and just unwind and relax either at the Hut or at one of our picnic areas.

Keepers Watch is fully equipped with a full-size oven, 2-ring hob and fridge with a small freezer department.  There is a comfortable seating area with a table for eating at or playing some of the board games supplied on.   The en-suite bathroom has an electric shower, toilet, basin and heated towel rail with all towels provided.

The bed is a standard double and folds down from the wall, but don’t worry you don’t have to make it everyday it simply folds up, duvet, pillows and all, and is ready to jump straight into the next night!  The bed is supplied with luxury 200 thread count 100% cotton linen, and the duvet, pillow and mattress topper all contain 100% British wool, which is great for allergy suffers -see below for more details. Surprisingly there is lots of storage in the hut too for all your belongings.

There is parking just off the yard and there is a short walk to Keepers Watch – we provide a barrow for you to load up your belongings to transfer them to the hut and as well as the outside lighting there are torches provided should it be dark.

Below is a breakdown of the facilities and items provided at Keepers Watch to help you enjoy your stay.

  •    Sleeps 2
  •   Standard double bed with wool duvet and pillow – All Linens and towels provided
  •   En-suite shower room with toiletries provided
  •   Towels provided
  •   Fully fitted kitchen
  •   Electric 2 ring hob with full size oven
  •   Fridge with small freezer department
  •   Lounge/diner
  •   Compendium of games
  •   Television
  •   Parking for one car
  •   Private Garden with seating area and table
  •    Fire Pit with paella pan, BBQ rack, stewing pot, roasting sticks, and pancake pan
  •   Blanket for sitting outside

Why Wool duvets and Pillows?

This is the conscious use of natural materials cotton and wool that are both sustainable, renewable, responsible and environmentally friendly.   All our woollen products are 100% British wool. The natural properties of wool mean that it resists dust mites and therefore can help relieve allergies or asthma.  It is also anti-bacterial and anti-allergenic which help with hygiene.  As well as being an insulator, natural wool breathes and wicks away moisture allowing your body to regulate its own temperature, leading to a more peaceful and deeper night’s sleep contributing towards good health, wellbeing and happiness.  Our duvets and pillows are provided by Devon Duvets so not far to come!

A site that loves the Planet

We are always trying to become more eco-friendly here are RyePark, our water is provided by a borehole and goes through a comprehensive filtration system so you get to drink pure water without the use of any chemicals, like bottled water straight from all our taps.  We have a private bio disc sewerage system again with no chemical use and we recycle as much as possible.   We buy British and local products as much as possible and use sustainable natural materials where we can.  We also promote the use of eco-friendly products and provide these in both our rentals for your use.