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HOF HUT- Boutique Rustic Living+Japanese Onsen

SuperhostNorthlew, Okehampton, United Kingdom
Hut hosted by Siobhan
2 guests1 bed1 bathroom

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Escape the World of chaos @HOF HUT-a wooden hut offering a stunning rustic wood interior, uniquely built & designed by the owners. Larger than a shepherds hut, it contains everything you need to be able to shut yourselves away, in a beautiful rural setting. The space is open plan with bi-fold doors for you to fully enjoy the view, with an en-suite shower room. The immediate outside space-Japanese style hot tub pool, sunterrace, covered bar area, bbq/firepit are for use by HOF HUT guests ONLY.

The space
****IMPORTANT INFO****
** Coronavirus Update- We now closed until further notice and tier restrictions are lifted. Sorry for any inconvenience.


When you arrive, we will briefly greet you in person but everything can be dealt with via Airbnb messaging while you are staying and a welcome/instruction letter.
***Please note for your peace of mind, with all stays we will be ensuring our normal cleaning management is enhanced with the disinfecting of high use surfaces and Hot tub water changed after each stay. This should not affect your enjoyment of the Hut (might smell a bit bleachy/piney). Check in times therefore apply in order for us to make the hut perfect for you.

*SO SORRY WE DON'T ALLOW PETS

*BOTH GUESTS NEED TO BE OVER 25 YRS OLD TO STAY HERE AND REQUIRE AT LEAST 1, 5 STAR REVIEW FROM AN AIRBNB STAY.

HOF HUT & JAPANESE HOT TUB (Finally!)
Set in a conservation area, HOF HUT offers incredible views across to the foothills of Dartmoor. Yes Tor is the most prominent feature with its hourly changing weather patterns. We finished building the hut Autumn 2019 hence the reason there aren't many reviews and it is a little sister to our other accommodation HOF Cottage which is listed on other sites inc Airbnb.
HOF HUT is completely unique from start to finish- exterior handmade by host Tim and all interior furniture, fixtures and fittings handmade by host Siobhan. Madly and uniquely creative as hopefully you can see from the pics. We give you the space you need but are also on hand to stoke the hot tub fire /sort anything hot tub related.
Being boutiquey, you get the very best of everything- quality bed linen, fluffy towels and robes, slippers, pillow choccies + superior added extras like scones, bread & jam homemade. (Yes even during this time of covid).
There's a little diddy woodburner in the corner of the hut to warm your cockles after a hard day's hike on Dartmoor and all the wood you need for it (you really don't need much). A powerful rustic shower with its corrugated tin nuttiness & barking hand basin, and a kitchenette you can whip up anything you put your mind to. The TV is a smart one, meaning you can stream all your fave netflix movies (and other peoples if they haven't logged out) and the hut has its own WiFi hub so the signal is pretty strong. We have upcycled recycling bins for you to use (please) and are passionate about repurposing items and protecting our little ecosystem here. Finally, there is a laundry room with washing machine/tumble dryer in our house that you can use- please just ask for the key.
So basically the hut has been purpose built for your comfort and ease of use whilst hopefully making you smile with its unique design, love and touches.


Hof Hot tub is based on a Japanese onsen or hot bath. It is totally private and made for sole use by guests in Hof Hut.
A completely unique hand built construction of cast concrete and re-purposed wood, 8ft x 8ft with glass roof pergola. It is enclosed with clear view acrylic window/wooden framed panels so you can be snug whilst outside Winter does its worst. Normally heated to 38 degrees or thereabouts, your worries and time will simply slip away as you indulge in this magical experience- with just the hoot of an owl & sound of lapping water to disturb you. Make use of the fluffy robes, slippers and pool towels included in your stay.

New for Autumn 2020, we have added an inverter heater so that will be the main heat source and woodburner only as a boost if necessary. Generally the temp will reach 38 degrees by about 7/8pm during the Summer,4/5pm in Winter, so that you can enjoy sundowners in the pool for a few hours. The heater and pump go off about 11pm. This means no noise so you can sleep soundly, and the pump starts again about 8.30am. This means the temp will have reduced by about 5-10 degrees over night and will therefore be a cooler dip during the day- a perfect plunge pool temp! The heater will normally go back on about 3pm to heat up the pool for another evening session. Cold ambient temp in the Winter for example, may require the woodburner to help boost the temp. Please ensure you replace the cover after each session, in order to help make the heating process as efficient as possible and help keep any wildlife out of the water :-)

***A daily pool cleaning service is offered, to start 3pm for approx 20mins and this is included as part of your package. This involves pool clean and underwater hoover, water chlorination check, sides wiped down and firebox refill. Please let us know if you do not require this service.***


Please also note, March 22/03/20 Chlorine is an effective detergent against Covid -19 as set out in Public Health England website information. That is the info for swimming pools. Our hot tub has a vastly superior concentration of chlorine so its super effective. Please also note the hot tub water is changed after each stay and the pool sides are also cleaned down with bleach. We are therefore doing everything we can to make your stay an enjoyable yet healthy one.

Last but not least- you'll get bored of us saying this but it really is a place only for GUESTS OVER 25 YR S OLD. It really doesn't work for babies, children or people younger than 25 and we are sorry about that but please don't run the risk of having your booking cancelled if you are.

Guest access
The hut is accessed through a private entrance shared with HOF Cottage, the sister accommodation to HOF HUT. There are then 20 or so steps leading to the Hut and the sunterrace, covered bar and seating area & hot tub are on the same level and very close to the Hut. The whole area is yours alone and will not be shared with guests in Hof Cottage.

Other things to note
As Hof Hut is set in a conservation area we ask that you abide by our simple rules to get the most out of your stay.
At all times, please no loud talking, shouting or screaming inside or outside the Hut and Hot tub, Bar areas also no music or TV or devices. (TV and devices inside hut with doors closed are ok). Super quiet times are 11pm to 7am.
You and your partner do need to be over 25yrs old to stay here. We reserve the right to cancel your booking if you are not so please please note this before booking.
You also require at least 1 review (5 star) from a previous stay, to show you care about other peoples' spaces.
Escape the World of chaos @HOF HUT-a wooden hut offering a stunning rustic wood interior, uniquely built & designed by the owners. Larger than a shepherds hut, it contains everything you need to be able to shut yourselves away, in a beautiful rural setting. The space is open plan with bi-fold doors for you to fully enjoy the view, with an en-suite shower room. The immediate outside space-Japanese style hot tub pool,… read more

Sleeping arrangements

Common spaces
1 double bed

Amenities

Free parking on premises
Kitchen
Hot tub
Essentials
Wifi
Indoor fireplace
Hair dryer
Hangers
TV
Heating

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Northlew, Okehampton, United Kingdom

Northlew is a sleepy backwater and a fantastic location to escape the big bad world as it currently is.
You will immediately notice how quiet this place is. Owls hooting, horses neighing, the donkey next door baying for his food- are just some of the noises you will hear as you dial down to nature at its very best.
The village is set in the foothills of Dartmoor, 12 mins from the nearest town (Okehampton) population of about 600. The fresh air, big starry skies, peace & quiet will do you a world of good- that's a promise. The 2 churches walk of about 4 miles will give you all the flavour and perspective you need to understand the area.
Northlew is a sleepy backwater and a fantastic location to escape the big bad world as it currently is.
You will immediately notice how quiet this place is. Owls hooting, horses neighing, the donkey next d…

Hosted by Siobhan

Joined in July 2019
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Moved to Northlew, Devon with husband Tim in 2014. Since then we've suddenly found our diy & design skills and hopefully created a quiet little haven for people to relax and enjoy. I'm a product photographer and felt sculptor for the remainder of the time when I'm not knee deep in linen ironing :-) We have 1 dog- Tia a v small and soppy springer spaniel who loves new guests who pay attention to her and 1 cat- Bob who does his own thing and you generally won't see- unless you have cans of fish in your suitcase!
Moved to Northlew, Devon with husband Tim in 2014. Since then we've suddenly found our diy & design skills and hopefully created a quiet little haven for people to relax and enjoy.…
During your stay
I'm normally pottering around as we live next door, so when you arrive, keys will be in the door but I will normally greet you and show you around.

I work from home so I' either in the house or the Gallery and therefore on hand if you need or can be busy if you don't need me.
I'm normally pottering around as we live next door, so when you arrive, keys will be in the door but I will normally greet you and show you around.

I work from home so I…
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: 17:00 - 00:00
Check out: 11:00
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Health & safety
Committed to Airbnb's enhanced cleaning process. Learn more
Airbnb's social distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Cancellation policy