- Sleeps: 2
- Bedroom: 1
- Bathroom: 1
- Minimum stay: 1-2 nights
Steeped in welcoming warmth, arriving at HOF Hut is an enchanting experience in itself. You’ll find the romantic hut on the edge of a sleepy village in rural Devon, surrounded by verdant green fields and the golden foothills of Yes Tor, Dartmoor.
You’ll also discover a world of sensory delight that takes a mix of Scandi design and Japanese Wabi Sabi aesthetics as its laid-back inspiration. High-quality linens and relaxed ‘rural chic’ styling meets exquisite handcrafted furniture, fixtures & fittings created from repurposed materials by owner Siobhán.
The sleek kitchen comes equipped with everything you need to whip up feasts of just about every description, including a Sunday roast if you don’t feel like venturing out to the pub. There’s also a panini sandwich toaster to help lazy summer afternoons along.
Even hot drinks are given an upgrade here, with a coffee-grinder, an Aeropress, and an indulgent Hotel Chocolat Velvetiser ready and waiting, with plenty of marshmallows of course. Oh, and did we mention you’ll also be treated to seasonal home-baked pleasures such as a Devonshire cream tea, crumble, or mince pies?
You’ll be spoilt for choice of places to unwind, whether you’re in front of the TV or curled up with a book in the lounge area, woodburner roaring in the background… or out in the open air.
Here you’ll find a handcrafted, continuously heated Japanese Onsen hot pool that’s large enough to float in (in Summer this is used as an excellent plunge pool for cooling off) and a compact Finnish-style Eco sauna (completely handbuilt by Siobhán) with handmade woollen seating pads and soft under-seat lighting. After your session, revive your senses in the invigorating Tree Shower, then simply wrap yourselves up in the fluffy White Company robes and slippers provided to feel ridiculously relaxed.
Meanwhile, the surrounding mature garden is home to a hammock, barbecue and firepit as well as your own private carpark. Sunbeds and a parasol are provided and if you’re lucky, seasonal fruit for the picking. You might also catch a glimpse of Siobhán and Tim’s cat Bob, or dog Tia… who’s a big fan of a ball-throw!Keep reading
At a glance
- A cosy hut-for-two, filled with handmade treats and luxuries, in the rural village of Northlew, Devon, with exceptional views to Dartmoor’s highest points.
- Styled to a mix of Scandi and Japanese influences, the hut features fully self-contained facilities.
- Outside awaits a Finnish-style eco-sauna and a continuously heated Japanese Onsen hot pool that’s large enough to float in… bliss! Freshen up in the Tree Shower afterwards and feel perfectly revived.
- There’s also a mature garden to relax in, complete with a hammock and a barbecue, a covered Hide (chillout space) with a firebox and an honesty bar – and the brand-new Toasting Shed, for all-weather marshmallow toasting.
- Hop over the stile and wander into the village, where you’ll find the Green Dragon pub (Fish & Chip Friday is a must). There are plenty of walks waiting to be taken – why not join owner Tim on a guided Dartmoor walk and meet the locals?
- Adults Only
- Hot Tubs
Kitchen with Smeg hob, combi oven, fridge-freezer, copper pans, sandwich toaster, toaster, kettle, cutlery, crockery, utensils, complimentary cream tea/crumble/mince pies depending on season, bread, milk, butter, fresh coffee beans/ Aeropress/coffee grinder for a slow indulgent coffee experience, Hotel Chocolat Velvetiser with marshmallows. Lounge area with seating and tiny stowaway footstool/coffee table, LG Smart TV with Netflix, free Wi-Fi, woodburner with logs (included in stay price), breakfast bar with stools, selection of books. Bathroom with handmade tin shower, White Company towels and toiletries, handmade wooden basin with hand-painted tiles. Bedroom with quality bed linen, White Company robes, hot water bottles. Outside: furnished decking, large Japanese Onsen hot pool with woodburner and air source heat pump for continuous temp, eco-sauna with bucket and ladle, woollen seat pads, under-seat lighting, timer. Tree Shower with ground source mineral water. Hof Hide with honesty bar, drinks fridge, bioethanol fireplace, bench seating with cushions and throws, marshmallows, access to dedicated Toasting Shed. Mature garden with firepit & wood stump seating, charcoal barbecue, hammock, sunbeds, seasonal fruit from trees. Stile for meadow access. Private carpark behind the hut.
Walking, cycling, wildlife-watching, picnic spots, guided walks, local pub.
There’s also a covered chillout space known as Hof Hide, complete with an honesty bar and a bio-ethanol firebox. Its a great place to view the local wildlife – occasional deer, buzzards, bats, a song thrush or two. It also comes with a canvas windowed side panel to keep off the chill. During your stay you’ll have exclusive access to the brand-new Toasting Shed, expertly constructed from wood and tin for dedicated marshmallow-toasting in every kind of weather!
Pour another glass of fizz and linger outside awhile to greet the arrival of the stars… in these dark, dark skies they can put on an incredible show! After a sound night’s sleep, take your time over crafting a hearty home-cooked breakfast, and then, why not explore the local area?
A stile provides easy access to the meadow, so you can amble into the centre of Northlew surrounded by the bountiful views of the valley. There’s a lovely pub awaiting your arrival… ideal for holing yourselves up and observing life in the village. They are a friendly bunch and you will be made to feel like one of them in no time.
If you’re in the mood, join Tim on a guided five-mile walk on Dartmoor, where you’ll be part of a small, friendly group. It’s a perfect way to work up an appetite for even more treats when you return to your HOF Hut!
Things to note
2-night stays available Friday to Sunday, 1 night stays Mon- Thurs. Check in at 4pm, check out by 11am (although check out can often be flexible). Both guests must be over 25, and the hut is not suitable for babies, children, guests under 25. Pets are not permitted. The hut is in conservation area and valley so sound carries. Guests should be mindful of the noise they make- sadly electronic devices are not permitted in all outside areas for playing music/videos/tv etc (inc mobile phones). Super quiet time is 11pm- 8am. Discounts for longer stays up to 5 nights max. Also available is HOF COTTAGE (space not listed see website) for further 2 people (over 25). So HOF HUT & COTTAGE and all facilities can be rented by max 4 people.