Hill's Cross Hide

Honiton, Devon

Suitible for: 2 Humans icon 2 Humans
Suitible for: 1 Dogs icon 1 Dog
Suitible for: undefined Babies welcome icon Babies welcome

  • Enclosed garden
  • Owner pets on site
  • Livestock on site
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Why we love it

Amazing views from the deck and the firepit up the hill, an enclosed garden for a little walk, Devon’s natural wonders for longer hikes

What you'll love

Dogs will love

  • Being off lead in the enclosed garden and well-fenced neighbouring field
  • The treats they’ll find waiting for them on arrival
  • Long walks from the door and the dog-friendly beaches nearby

Humans will love

  • The dog-friendly pub in the village
  • Freshly baked bread, local jams and eggs from the chickens
  • Watching the sun rise from the fire pit area up on the hillside

The place

The Hide doesn't just give you access to Devon and Dorset's beautiful coast and countryside, it puts you right in the middle of it. Even underneath it, if you count the turf roof. Becks and Joe have created a space that harnesses its surroundings while barely laying a finger on them through a dedication to sustainable building and sourcing. The result is a place where you and your dog can truly switch off, and let nature into your life. Breakfast on the big outdoor beechwood bar in front of serene views. Spend the day on one of several local dog-friendly beaches or hiking the nearby Jurassic Coast Path, before hitting the local pub for dinner and climbing the hill back to light the fire pit and look at the stars.


  • 1 x King room
  • 1 x Sofa bed in main living area


  • 1 x bathroom with waterfall shower

Living and relaxing

  • Sofa bed and chairs in open plan living area
  • Books, cards, games, Bluetooth speaker and guitar with songbook

Cooking and dining

  • Fully equipped kitchen with electric hob, oven and fridge freezer
  • Cooking basics supplied - welcome pack including free range eggs from their hens, homemade bread, butter, milk, tea, coffee, sugar, oil, vinegar, salt and pepper
  • Oz pig stove for outdoor cooking
  • BBQ
  • Dining table for two

For the dog

  • Food and water bowls
  • Leads, towels, poo bags and treats all provided
  • Outside hose for washing dirty paws

Booking information

  • Check in 1600
  • Check out 1000
  • £20 per dog per stay
  • During November - March, shorter stays considered. Contact the bookings team to request.

You should know

  • There are two resident dogs, multiple chickens and livestock are occasionally grazed in the field. None of these animals can reach The Hide's enclosed garden but please be mindful of them if walking on other parts of the site with your dogs.
  • A small section of the building is used as a studio and storage space, but the access is nowhere near you, so you won’t be disturbed.
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In the neighbourhood

  • The Kings Arms in Stockland (about 1.25 miles away) is the owners’ local and will be yours too! Very dog friendly and with a lovely country lane route to get there, it’s open seven days a week serving good food and regular live music. A real community pub which they strongly recommend booking in advance as it gets very busy. You can walk here but it will be uphill all the way home!
  • Goren Farm, about 1.1 miles away, is a heavenly wildflower farm which is open for cream teas and homemade cider among other things. Perfect for a lazy day stroll straight from The Hide. https://www.goren.co.uk Is seasonal - so check opening times.
  • The Holt, a restaurant and smokehouse, in Honiton is about five miles off and the owners thoroughly recommend it, not just because they own and run it themselves! They warmly welcome dogs in the downstairs section.
  • Charmouth Beach is a local favourite for the fantastic fossil hunting and there’s also the Golden Cap cliff walk from there. Eype and Seatown provide picturesque but quieter alternatives to the better-known beach towns.
  • There are great walks and wildlife around the cabin itself, but Nature Reserves Shute Woods (10 minutes drive), Hembury Fort (20 mins) and Trinity Hill (20 minutes and right next to River Cottage HQ) provide you many more options
  • The Jurassic Coast, especially the stretch between Beer and Branscombe, offers incredible walking, but you also have Exmoor and Dartmoor nearby if you fancy heading inland, although you’ll want to watch out on Dartmoor if your dog is the sort to chase a wild pony.
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