Heddon Orchard Bothy

Barnstaple, Devon
The front entrance at Heddon Orchard Bothy, Devon
The front entrance at Heddon Orchard Bothy, Devon
The exterior of Heddon Orchard Bothy, Devon
The exterior of Heddon Orchard Bothy, Devon
The exterior of Heddon Orchard Bothy, Devon
Interior staircase and signage at Heddon Orchard Bothy Devon
The staircase at Heddon Orchard Bothy Devon
The upstairs floor at Heddon Orchard Bothy Devon
The South West Coast Path close to Heddon Orchard Bothy, Devon
View at Heddons Mouth, Heddon Valley
The cliffs of Heddon Valley near Heddon Orchard Bothy, Devon
The exterior of Heddon Orchard Bothy, Devon
The front entrance at Heddon Orchard Bothy, Devon The front entrance at Heddon Orchard Bothy, Devon The exterior of Heddon Orchard Bothy, Devon The exterior of Heddon Orchard Bothy, Devon The exterior of Heddon Orchard Bothy, Devon Interior staircase and signage at Heddon Orchard Bothy Devon The staircase at Heddon Orchard Bothy Devon The upstairs floor at Heddon Orchard Bothy Devon The South West Coast Path close to Heddon Orchard Bothy, Devon View at Heddons Mouth, Heddon Valley The cliffs of Heddon Valley near Heddon Orchard Bothy, Devon The exterior of Heddon Orchard Bothy, Devon

At-a-glance details

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Preferred changeover day Flexible
  • Minimum stay 1 night
  • Number of dogs welcome 2

About Heddon Orchard Bothy

For a truly rustic getaway, try this indoor camping style bothy set deep in the wilds of Heddon Valley.

Heddon Bothy is a simple, basic four person hideaway located deep in the remote Heddon Valley. You’ll need to bring all of your equipment with you for cooking and ‘indoor camping’, as this wonderfully secluded accommodation is a place for real adventurers.  

Step out into the valley and explore miles of excellent hiking trails, including the famous South West Coast Path right on your doorstep. Follow the winding river and you’ll reach Heddon's Mouth pebble beach. The more daring in your group might choose to scale the valley walls in search of panoramic cliff top views. 

After a long days exploring, head over to the Hunter's Inn Hotel, a welcoming pub just 20 metres downhill from the bothy. 

Make the most of your unique location and head inland to explore more of the outstanding Exmoor National Park. With its status as an International Dark Sky Reserve, the moors provide some of the best stargazing in the world, on a clear night you’ll be amazed by what you can see. 
 

Enquire and book

Call 0344 335 1296

Opening times

Monday - Friday: 9am - 9pm

Saturday: 9am - 7pm

Sunday: 9am - 1pm

Email bunkhouses@nationaltrust.org.uk

Features and facilities

  • Cot & high chair not available
  • Microwave not available
  • Fridge not available
  • Freezer not available
  • Dishwasher not available
  • Washing machine not available
  • Tumble dryer not available
  • Telephone not available
  • Television not available
  • DVD not available
  • WiFi* not available
  • Open fire / wood burner not available
  • Garden not available
  • BBQ not available

Layout

  • Ground floor

    The ground floor is accessed via the main entrance and there is seating for four along one wall. Stairs that lead to the first floor.

  • First floor

    The upper floor consists of a sleeping deck with sleeping platform. There is a shuttered window that serves as an emergency exit.  

Notes for guests

Heating: No heating provided. 

Bedding/linen: No linen provided.

Facilities: A lockable toilet and washroom is available for bothy guests only, 100 metres from the bothy next to the shop. Please note that a cleaning service, toilet paper and bin bags are not provided.

Parking: Car parking can be found in the National Trust car park (free to National Trust members) approximately 100 metres from the bothy. It is possible to unload 40 metres from the bothy. The route is along a well-maintained path, uphill and with some steps.

Garden: There is not an allocated garden area but there is a small yard with benches along the wall to the front of the bothy where you can barbecue (not provided).

There is also a meadow alongside the river 100 metres from the bothy that is ideal for picnics.

Hazards: The approach to the bothy is via a relatively narrow uphill path.

The internal staircase is very steep.

Dog owners should be aware that there is no enclosed garden.

This is an area of minimal light pollution and so the nights will be dark. Even a trip to the toilet will need a torch.

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About the Acorn rating

We have applied a 1-5 Acorn rating to each cottage to be used only as a guide that covers location, style of interior and facilities you may be looking for. The range runs from 1 Acorn at a more basic level through to 5 Acorns at the highest level. Cottage pricing is not judged on the Acorn rating alone and as all our cottages are of an individual nature we recommend that all factors are considered when making your choice.

1 Acorn: simple living accommodation with basic furniture and fixtures fit for purpose, safe and clean. Running water and a WC are provided. There could be some limitations to heating and washing facilities (details of these will be stated clearly on the cottage's webpage). Bedding, linen and towels are supplied (with a few exceptions, which is again clearly stated). Facilities for basic catering and living are provided. Generally a 1 acorn cottage does not have wifi. Examples of a 1 acorn offer include Cartref, Wales and Rosedene, Worcestershire.

2 Acorn: a mid-quality range of furniture and fittings. Bathroom facilities are basic or there may be a high sleeps to bathroom ratio depending on the size of the cottage. Very few 2 acorn cottages have wifi and, similar to a 1 Acorn cottage, the kitchen white goods and washing facilities are basic in their offer. All 2 (and higher) Acorn cottages supply bedding, linen and towels. Examples of a 2 acorn offer include Engine Cottage, Cornwall and High Hallgarth, Cumbria.

3 Acorn: a good, standard offer. Generally it is correctly proportioned for the number of guests but could have a few compromises, for example a small sized kitchen, or a lower bathroom to guest ratio. The variety of white goods available will be better than a 2 Acorn cottage. Examples of a 3 acorn cottage include the Mustard Pot Cottage, Norfolk and Rose Cottage, Isle of Wight.

4 Acorn: these cottage have more premium furniture, fittings and lighting. Additionally it is likely to have added comfort extras. The ratio of bathrooms to guests will be higher, and the bathrooms would be more likely to have separate and spacious showers as opposed to over bath showers. Examples of a 4 Acorn offer include Portland House, Dorset and Stepper View, Cornwall.

5 Acorn: a luxury accommodation offer with very few limiting factors. It is well-equipped and has spacious facilities throughout the cottage. This is the highest offer available. The furniture is of high standard, and has real comfort for modern living. Examples of a 5 Acorn cottage include The Old Rectory, South Wales and West Gate Lodge, Yorkshire.

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