Japanese Onsen
& Eco~Sauna

Hofnorthlew Hof Hut and Japanese Onsen hot tub Devon

Larger than a shepherd's hut, you will find all the warmth, comfort, solace and love you need for a magical break in deepest darkest Devon.


Being 'Rural Chic' means you get lots of high quality linens and stuff like 'pillow acorns'

(you'll have to stay here to find out what those are!)

HofNorthlew Hof Hut Rural Chic handcrafted kitchen

It is possible to cook a roast in this little kitchen. There is everything you need here including a 'Hotel Chocolat Velvetiser'

and a coffee grinder & 'aeropress'

for an out of this world coffee experience.

Or you could just go to the pub.....

HofNorthlew Hof Hut Breakfast Bar

Most of the fixtures, fittings & furniture is handcrafted by Siobhán, using reclaimed wood.

The hut takes its inspiration from Scandi design & the Japanese Wabi-sabi aesthetic ~ embracing imperfection, impermanence, and simplicity

Its a small but ergonomically designed shower room, with a very unique set up and quirky use of materials.

Hof Hut Mad Tin Shower Devon

This handcrafted Japanese Onsen is big enough to float in. Heated by our 'Big Bertha' woodburner to about 38/39 degrees you'll find its a very different experience to your average hot tub.

With a bottle of fizz, a donkey nay, some owl - offs (they are quite feisty here) and the quietness of our rural valley, you will quickly forget your worries and believe in the simple here and now.....ah...bliss!

The exclusive use of the Onsen is included in your stay.

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New for Autumn 2022, this beautiful compact Eco~Sauna is completely unique and so called because no new trees were chopped in the making.

It is based on a traditional Finnish Sauna with an electric stove.

The exclusive use of the sauna

is included in your stay. 


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Hof Hut pallet bar, HofNorthlew, Devon

 If that's not enough, take advantage of our outside spaces, a covered Chillout Area with honesty bar, large decking sun terrace with room for sunbeds, cultivated garden, hammock &  webber BBQ/firepit area.


Oh and superb views over the valley to Yes Tor-the second highest point in Dartmoor. 

Hut with hot tub, Devon Hof Northlew
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You remember the dark skies of your childhood- well we have those here too. The village street lights turn off after 1pm but  this picture was taken with street lights on and crescent moon behind the camera. 

What You Get
Outdoor Hot-tub & sauna
Private (Webber) BBQ Area
& firepit
Eco Toilet paper!
Electric Shower

In the kitchen:

Hotel Chocolat Velvetiser, copper pans,

Smeg hob, Panasonic combi oven,

cafetiere, Fridge/freezer, proper sandwich

toaster (because you cant sunbathe by the pool

without a cheese & tom toastie!), toaster/kettle,



In the Lounge area:

LG Smart TV+ Netflix, Free WIFI (55mb),

Tiny Outbacker woodburner

(with enough logs for your stay)



In the bathroom

White company shower gel/handwash,

bumboo toilet paper, handmade tin shower,

handmade wooden basin with

handpainted tiles


In the covered Japanese Onsen:

Woodburner heated Hot pool (2.5m x 2.5m,

heated to 38/39 degrees at night) daily cleaning,

air source heat pump to maintain temp


Plus Complimentary basics like bread, a completely homemade Devonshire Cream Tea (Scones, Jam & Clotted Cream in the Spring/Summer months, crumble or mince pies in Autumn Winter) milk & butter, coffee/tea/cocoa +

bottomless marshmallows for toasting!

Please note we operate a strictly over 25s only policy. We also do not allow pets inc. dogs to stay.


In the bedroom

fluffy White Company towels & robes,

spa slippers & towels,

quality bed linen, hot water bottles


In the covered Chillout area:

Honesty bar, bioethanol fire

(fuel replen each day of your stay)

Bottomless marshmallows (yay!) 



In the Sauna:

Electric heater. daily cleaning, timings to suit.

Towels supplied.