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Excellent 5/5 

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West Sussex / Pulborough

Shepherds Hut / 1 Bedroom / sleeps 2

Excellent 5/5 

2 Nights min stay

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from £54 / night

£375 - £395 / week

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Key info:

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
. Self catering Shepherds Hut that tastefully blends traditional with contemporary. It boasts an en suite, double bed, sitting area with wood burner, a dog friendly garden with BBQ, wifi and microwave. In the barn next to the hut there is a mini oven, fridge, picnic t  …see more


1 Apr 2015

5/5

"Perfect place for a Luxury Getaway!"

I booked this stay as a surprise for my Pregnant Wife. We have stayed in shepherds huts before this one is up there with the best. The Hut is located on its own plot next door to a rental cottage the … More


11 Mar 2015

5/5

"A unique retreat - highly recommended"

We've just come back from the Shepherds Hut (March 2015).
Brilliant service throughout from Sue and Tim.

Sue gave us some really good recommendations of what to do and see locally befor… More


1 Sep 2014

5/5

"Awesome weekend in a lovely location"

We could not fault the Shepherds Hut. A really unique place to stay with fantastic facilities. We spent a weekend here and wnjoyed using the BBQ and outside area. There are sheep in the adjacent fi… More

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Excellent 5/5 

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Cotswolds / Broadway

Shepherds Hut / 1 Bedroom / sleeps 2

Excellent 5/5 

2 Nights min stay

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from £50 / night

£350 - £400 / week

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Key info:

  • Not suitable for children
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
Tucked away amidst a range of traditional brick farm buildings our stunning new shepherds hut benefits from its own private walled garden, patio, hot tub and BBQ shelter. All in all a luxurious and romantic place to be!  …see more


25 Mar 2015

5/5

"Cosy and Romantic"

Spoke to Jon on our arrival was friendly and he said if we needed anything to just contact him, we didn't need anything. Everything was as described. The shepherds hut is compact but has everythi… More


20 Mar 2015

5/5

"Absolute heaven!!"

This little hut is perfect for a relaxing retreat. Set in a wonderful private garden, the hut is beautiful and the hot tub is the cherry on the cake! It was spotless, the decor is excellent and they r… More


16 Mar 2015

5/5

"Lovely little gem!"

We stayed at the shepherds hut while visiting the Cheltenham festival. Its perfect if you are wanting to avoid the madness of the town! It's about a 1/2 hour taxi ride into the town and around &p… More

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Kent / Bethersden

Shepherds Hut / 1 Bedroom / sleeps 2

1 night min stay

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from £72 / night

£500 / week

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Key info:

  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
Shepherds Huts - the experience of the original countryside use but with its own private ensuite bathroom with hot and cold water. Lie in and have independents in the mornings Enjoy the sounds of silence in the one and only Garden of England Central to the shopping,  …see more

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Excellent 5/5 

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Burnham-On-Sea / Watchfield

Shepherds Hut / 1 Bedroom / sleeps 2

Excellent 5/5 

1 night min stay

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from £43 / night

£300 / week

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Key info:

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden
It is a unique place to stay, entirely beautiful!  …see more


10 Mar 2015

5/5

"A cosy,homely place to stay"

I was looking forward to staying in the Shepherds Hut as it looked lovely on the photos. It exceeded my expectations. Sally the owner has really given a lot of attention to detail and its a real homel… More


3 Nov 2014

5/5

"Weekend Break - 5 stars!"

My partner and I stayed in this lovely Shepherds hut for two days as a weekend get away to the country. We both agreed that Sally deserves 5 starts for our break.

The location is easy to find.… More


9 Aug 2014

5/5

"My little girl was in tears on the morning we left, she didn't want to leave we so loved it!"

Wow! My 8 year old and I have just had an amazing week, a whole field to ourselves, and a cosy shepherds hut. We saw dragon flies dancing in the morning sun, and bats in the evening, not to mention he… More

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Very Good 4.5/5 

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Pembrokeshire / Clunderwen

Shepherds Hut / 1 Bedroom / sleeps 2

Very Good 4.5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £32 / night

£220 - £310 / week

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Key info:

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 17 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden
Rebecca the Shepherd's Hut is situated by a mountain steam in the heart of the wild, unspoilt beauty of the Preseli Hills and just a 20 minute drive from beaches and the stunning Pembrokeshire coast path. With the simple luxury of ethical eco/sustainability, Rebecca of  …see more


4 Sep 2013

5/5

"Compact but perfectly formed!"

Well, you'd expect a shepherd's hut to be compact, wouldn't you? So no surprises there. But Miranda, the lovely owner, has gone to great lengths to make the very best of the space - wit… More


7 Jun 2014

4/5

"lovely little place tucked away in the hills"

Rebecca is a delightful little place, I really enjoyed my stay! The décor is especially charming and really makes the place. It is compact, but has been well thought out - everything has a place, a… More

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Excellent 5/5 

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Worcestershire / Castlemorton

Shepherds Hut / 1 Bedroom / sleeps 2

Excellent 5/5 

1 night min stay

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from £63 / night

£440 - £630 / week

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Key info:

  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Are you looking for a cosy retreat from the wintry weather? You may have found what you are looking for, tucked away at the end of a no-through road in the rural heart of the Three Counties you will find our shepherd's hut. A fusion of Victorian charm and contemporar  …see more


15 Jan 2014

5/5

"The little shack with stacks of appeal"

So cute. If I could have towed it back with me I would have. It has everything you could need and is decorated and maintained to a very high standard. All the little added extras were wonderful whi… More

Thank you! Hope to see you again soon. Rosalind


30 Dec 2013

5/5

"VISIT THIS STUNNING PLACE!"

Rosalind greeted us with a warm, friendly welcome and set the bar for the rest of our stay: it was warm, friendly and in such a gem of a location!

The attention to detail that Rosalind and Ch… More

Thank you so much for this glowing review! Looking forward to your next visit. I hope that the puppy if settling in OK? Rosalind


5 Dec 2013

5/5

"Quirky, lovely and well thought out"

I love staying in quirky places around the world and am always on the look out for great alternative uses of small spaces. Travelling is much more fun if your host has really thought about your stay b… More

Thank you so much for your glowing review! So lovely to be able to provide a place of peace and relaxation. Rosalind

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Very Good 4.5/5 

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Isle of Skye / Broadford

Shepherds Hut / 1 Bedroom / sleeps 2

Very Good 4.5/5 

2 Nights min stay

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from £58 / night

£400 - £540 / week

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Key info:

  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car essential
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
Luxury shepherd hut B&B Comfortable, bijou and cosy Quiet location Fab views to Rhum and Knoydart Sleeps 2, double bed Woodburning stove Outdoor seating area. Breakfast is brought to your hut Dog friendly, please book my other hut, Bothan Buidheag Dogs welcome by advanc  …see more


7 Nov 2014

5/5

"Romantic bunking at its best!"

Janet was a great host and the stay was a wonderful one. We especially loved all the including George and Gilbert the donkeys!… More


5 May 2014

5/5

"Just heaven...."

We stayed here for just 2 nights at the end of April. Wow - where to start? When we pulled up the huts after quite a long and stressful drive we were a little doubtful whether we had done the right th… More


25 Nov 2013

5/5

"Perfect Little Retreat"

We stayed at Bothean Beileag for 3 nights. Janet, the owner, has thought of everything. The huts are funky and extremely well equipped. In September on Skye, the weather isn't always perfect, so … More

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Isle of Skye / Broadford

Shepherds Hut / 1 Bedroom / sleeps 2

2 Nights min stay

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from £79 / night

£550 / week

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Key info:

  • Not suitable for children
  • Car essential
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
Luxury shepherd hut B&B Comfortable, bijou and cosy Quiet location Great views to Rhum and Knoydart Sleeps 2, double bed Woodburning stove Outdoor seating Breakfast is brought to your hut Dog-friendly hut Dogs welcome by advance arrangement £10 charge per pooch. Dogs m  …see more

Excellent 5/5 

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Bridport / Netherbury

Shepherds Hut / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 4

Excellent 5/5 

2 Nights min stay

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from £76 / night

£530 / week

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Key info:

  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Suitable for children over 5
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden
A superb restored railway carriage & roadman's van, set in its own small enclosed garden overlooking meadow and hills. Fully self catering with kitchen bathroom double bed in the carriage and 2 single beds in the van surrounded by countryside and 5 miles from the sea.  …see more


30 May 2015

5/5

"Genuinely unique, genuinely special"

You've never stayed anywhere like this! It's a beautiful old railway carriage, all old wood and brass, lovingly restored and fitted out with period detail, but also with all the creature comforts, fro… More

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Essex / Thorrington

Shepherds Hut / 1 Bedroom / sleeps 2

2 Nights min stay

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from £83 / night

£580 - £800 / week

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Key info:

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
A hidden gem in the heart of the Essex coast only an hour from London on our family farm. Enjoy a "local breakfast basket" on your first morning. Walk directly from The Shepherds Hide along the Essex coast, exploring this beautiful part of the country. The Shepherds Hid  …see more

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Haute-Savoie / Saint-Nicolas-de-Veroce

Shepherds Hut / 1 Bedroom / sleeps 2

1 night min stay

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from £16 / night

£108 - £143 / week

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Key info:

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
Mazot à Saint Nicolas de Veroce, 1190 mètres d'altitude  …see more

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Worcestershire / Upton upon Severn

Shepherds Hut / 1 Bedroom / sleeps 2

Min stay varies

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from £43 / night

£300 / week

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Key info:

  • Not suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
With such a chores romantic break for two ,if some like camping and some do not you can incorporate the two by using the shepherds hut with the facilities which includes the barbeque and seating and open space .you can bring your dog As the weather gets colder and the e  …see more

Excellent 5/5 

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East Riding of Yorkshire / Bishop Wilton

Shepherds Hut / 1 Bedroom / sleeps 3

Excellent 5/5 

1 night min stay

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from £55 / night

£385 - £400 / week

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Key info:

  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
A unique, hand crafted Shepherd's hut. The perfect choice for a quiet glamping holiday, or comfortable overnight stop. boasts brand new private shower facilities, outdoor seating, BBQ, good local pub a short walk. Bike storage and drying room can be provided on request  …see more


9 Mar 2015

5/5

"Romantic Spring Dale Shepherds Hut"

Was looking for that one off place to stay to inject a little romance and found it here in 'Spring Dale Shepherds Hut'. What a beautiful quaint little place to stay; everything was just perf… More

Thank you for reviewing Spring Dale Shepherd Hut, we are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and that you liked our chickens. We will look forward to welcoming you back. Best wishes from Ruth and the team at Wolds Edge


1 Dec 2014

5/5

"Simply excellent!"

Stayed here for one night as a surprise early wedding anniversary treat for my husband. It was simply perfect. All the little touches made you feel warmly welcomed, food at the Fleece Inn was very t… More

We are really glad you enjoyed your stay at Spring Dale Shepherd Hut, thank you for taking the time to write a review and for recommending us, it is much appreciated :) We hope to welcome you back soon.
Best wishes Ruth & the team


6 Oct 2014

5/5

"fab fab fab"

Fantastic welcome immaculately clean beautifully presented shepherds hut. Loved everything about ir Really nice village just a few minutes away a tranquil place for romance or quiet contemplation. Wi… More

Thank you for reviewing Spring Dale Shepherd Hut, so glad you enjoyed your stay we hope you will considering booking with us again soon....maybe you would like to stay in our new Shepherd Hut next time - Cow Dale Shepherd Hut - New for November 2014. With thanks and kind regards Ruth

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Banbury / Sulgrave

Shepherds Hut / 1 Bedroom / sleeps 2

3 Nights min stay

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from £60 / night

£420 / week

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Key info:

  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
Shepherds Hut on pretty farm, Oxfordshire, very peaceful, local pub across fields, fires welcome, tractor rides available. call Glamping Thorpe on 07973294495 for details.  …see more

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Lewes / Beddingham

Shepherds Hut / 1 Bedroom / sleeps 2

1 night min stay

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from £58 / night

£400 - £500 / week

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Key info:

  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
With stunning views of the surrounding countryside, the hut is fully equipped with heating via a log burning stove, electric lighting, a fridge, gas hob, eco loo, shower and double bed with crisp white bedding.  …see more

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