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Escape to the country – book a beautiful rural retreat! Choose from cosy country cottages, exquisitely converted farmhouses and Mediterranean-style fincas bursting with character.



Rural retreats provide the perfect setting for total relaxation. See our holiday cottages in Cornwall, the Cotswolds and the Lake District, or find a cottage with a mesmerising backdrop in Snowdonia or the Scottish Highlands. Further afield, explore the tranquillity and native wildlife in France, Italy or Spain from your own gite or trullo.



Some of our rural retreats come complete with private pools, BBQs, Jacuzzis and real log fires. They make perfect bases for hiking, cycling, fishing, or simply enjoying the peace and fresh air of the great outdoors.

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Broadway holiday shepherds hut rental

Cotswolds / Broadway

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Perfect getaway” Lovely, quirky little hut with everything you need. My girlfriend and I had an excellent weekend exploring the local villages and walking in the hills. There's a folder with local walks and its located within a short drive from most o  …see more

from £80 / night

£360 - £460 / week

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from £80 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Broadway holiday shepherds hut rental

Cotswolds / Broadway

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Fantastic couple of days” What a lovely place. The Shepherds Hut is beautiful, it is small but perfectly adequate for two - it is also perfectly decked out, everything is excellent quality and it is spotlessly clean. It is set in its own walled gard  …see more

from £80 / night

£360 - £460 / week

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from £80 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday shepherds hut in Grewelthorpe

North Yorkshire / Grewelthorpe

1 3 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Sleeps a maximum of 3 people. En suite shower & flushing toilet. Car parking. BBQ and patio heater with outdoor seating.  …see more

from £70 / night

£420 - £680 / week

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from £70 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Whitby holiday shepherds hut rental

Scarborough District / Whitby

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Miss” Beautiful location. Perfect facilities for our requirements it was very comfortable and wonderful hosts.  …see more

from £65 / night

£340 - £390 / week

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from £65 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Shepherds hut rental in West Calder

West Lothian / West Calder

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Great getaway” Shepard's rest was a lovely little getaway for us over a weekend. Surprisingly well furnished and war, we really did enjoy the cottage as well as the lovely surrounding scenery. Our only regret was that we couldn't stay longer! Thanks L  …see more

from £55 / night

£295 - £350 / week

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from £55 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Wrexham holiday shepherds hut rental

Wrexham County / Wrexham

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Private garden
“country get away” This was the perfect setup, everything you need, you have. Breakfast package was great and locally sourced. Shower, double bed, flushing toilet, ample kitchen with sink cooker,fridge, radio, BBQ, wood burner,all pots pans ect. Table  …see more

from £35 / night

£210 - £230 / week

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from £35 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Holiday shepherds hut in Beaworthy

Beaworthy / Germansweek

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Private garden
“Lovely place in picturesque surroundings” This place has real charm! The hut has a high standard inside and out, with lots of attention to detail and very welcoming owners. A great place to relax in peace and quiet and very cosy for winter time. Woode  …see more

from £55 / night

£360 - £500 / week

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from £55 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Shepherds hut rental in Kenilworth

Warwickshire / Kenilworth

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
Fully self-contained Shepherds hut on a working farm with amazing views of Kenilworth Castle. Get away from it all with this cosy retreat.  …see more

from £80 / night

£360 / week

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from £80 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Holiday shepherds hut in Ledbury

Herefordshire / Ledbury

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
“Perfect!” Just returned from a two night stay. Upon arrival we were greeted by such caring and attentive hosts. Really couldn't have asked for a nicer location to be staying in. Will recommend to anyone and will be booking again for the new year. Than  …see more

from £57 / night

£342 - £354 / week

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from £57 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Holiday shepherds hut in Llandudno Junction

Conwy County / Llandudno Junction

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Miss” I booked this for me and my partner, we have never experienced anything like shepherds huts. They were lovely , the views were amazing. The owner was very friendly and helpful.we would definitely recommend.  …see more

from £55 / night

£350 - £520 / week

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from £55 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Holiday shepherds hut in West Grinstead

West Sussex / West Grinstead

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Perfect place to stay!” From the moment we arrived we were made to feel at home and welcomed to join them in the farm area which was great for our daughter and us...! The huts are immaculate and well equipped plus they provide the essentials so no  …see more

from £85 / night

£580 - £650 / week

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from £85 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Holiday shepherds hut in Buxton

Derbyshire / Buxton

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“perfect place to chill out” what a lovely place, peace and quiet the perfect place to spend time together. The hamper from joanne on arrivel was a lovely touch. a lovely lady and host. all in all the perfect place will be back again. now looking for  …see more

from £70 / night

£350 / week

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from £70 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Holiday shepherds hut in Thorrington

Essex / Thorrington

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Car not necessary
“Lovely, unique and peaceful” We had the most amazing relaxing weekend here. The hut is situated on a beautiful farm complete with chickens and ducks, a short walk away from the main buildings but it feels like a little world of its own. It is on the b  …see more

from £95 / night

£550 / week

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from £95 / night

(9) Very Good 

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Saint-Gervais-les-Bains / Saint-Nicolas-de-Veroce

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Ask owner if suitable for children

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from £39 / night

£214 - £231 / week

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from £39 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Shepherds hut rental in Camber

Rye / Camber

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Upmarket glamping!” After getting over the initial shock of the (seemingly tiny) size of the hut as we approached it, we found it to be tardis-like inside! It is beautifully designed and decorated and has everything you need for a short stay. If you w  …see more

from £100 / night

£610 / week

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from £100 / night

(115) Excellent 

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Holiday shepherds hut in Eyam

Eyam / Eyam

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
“Fantastic setting with comfy cosy accomodation.” Myself and my partner stopped at the hut for 2 nights in November. We had been staying in Nottingham for a few nights preceding so we couldn't wait to get somewhere quiet and relaxing. The hut is sit  …see more

from £85 / night

£560 - £630 / week

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from £85 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday shepherds hut in Wolverley

Worcestershire / Wolverley

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
Private retreat spot. Ideal point to stay to visit Severn Valley Railway, Kinver Edge and Rock Houses and Dudmaston Hall, all National Trust. Also close by is the West Midlands Safari Park, the historic towns of Bewdley and Bridgnorth, the River Severn, good for canoein  …see more

from £25 / night

£180 / week

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from £25 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Holiday shepherds hut rental

West Sussex / Pulborough

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Pet friendly
“Full of character in a lovely area” A very nicely appointed and characterful place for two people to stay. The photographs give a good impression of the facilities. The area is excellent, full of every kind of attraction including a very nice beach a  …see more

from £65 / night

£385 - £390 / week

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from £65 / night

(2) Very Good 

15

St. Margaret's Hope holiday shepherds hut rental

South Ronaldsay / St Margaret's Hope

1 3 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
Wheems Eco Bothies / Pods overlook cliffs and sandy beaches to the south within 5 minutes walk. Wheems Eco Cabins are designed and built on the farm, resembling the traditional upturned boat shelters. They look out to sea through fully glazed double doors and provide an  …see more

from £42 / night

£200 - £221 / week

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from £42 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Clunderwen holiday shepherds hut rental

Pembrokeshire / Clunderwen

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 17 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
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, Rebecc  …see more

from £45 / night

£315 / week

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from £45 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday shepherds hut in Godshill

Isle of Wight / Godshill

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Car not necessary
Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, picturesque Godshill, working livestock farm, 10 mins drive sandy beaches, private fishing lake, tranquil, comfortable,<br />Perfect for countryside lovers and those seeking seclusion & privacy.  …see more

from £100 / night

£700 / week

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from £100 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday shepherds hut in Watchfield

Burnham-On-Sea / Watchfield

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic Relaxing Break” Fantastic ... no TV, time to relax, great base to explore from! Sally and her husband have made a little slice of heaven, lovely furnished hut, friendly chickens and peace! People thought that the pictures we took of our sup  …see more

from £50 / night

£250 / week

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from £50 / night

(28) Excellent 

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Holiday shepherds hut in Ripley

Yorkshire / Ripley

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
“What a fantastic little spot!!!!” We had a great time here, perfect little spot out in the middle of nowhere to relay, the wood buribg hot tub Is an absolute must!!!!!  …see more

from £90 / night

£570 / week

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from £90 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Holiday shepherds hut in Netherbury

Bridport / Netherbury

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
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 t  …see more

from £90 / night

£600 / week

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from £90 / night

(11) Excellent 

15

East Grinstead holiday shepherds hut rental

East Grinstead / TurnersHill

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Private garden
Our hut includes; double bed, seating area, underfloor heating, antique stove, fridge, TV, DVD player, kitchenette , shower room, toilet, decking, countryside views, close to local attractions/pubs/national trust sites/heritage sites and only 40 minutes from the beach.  …see more

from £95 / night

£665 / week

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from £95 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Holiday shepherds hut in Fulbourn

Cambridge / Fulbourn

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Really cute and lovely” Upon arrival, my first impression was how cute it looks from the outside. A great level of attention has also been put into the decoration both outside and inside. It looked better than on the pictures I saw on the internet bef  …see more

from £70 / night

£330 - £680 / week

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from £70 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday shepherds hut in Whashton

Richmond / Whashton

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
Idyllic location, beautifully crafted interior, attention to detail, area of outstanding beauty  …see more

from £75 / night

£400 / week

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from £75 / night

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Holiday shepherds hut rental

East Riding of Yorkshire / Skipsea

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
If you are looking for a unique experience, or celebrating a special occasion then a stay in the shepherds hut is for you,the shepherds hut is located on the edge of Skipsea village and is an ideal base when visiting the area, Whether you want to visit the seaside,<b  …see more

from £67 / night

£412 / week

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from £67 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday shepherds hut with tennis court in Bethersden

Kent / Bethersden

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 30 km
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 morningsEnjoy the sounds of silence in the one and only Garden of England<br />Central to the sho  …see more

from £80 / night

£500 / week

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from £80 / night

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Holiday shepherds hut in Broadford

Isle of Skye / Broadford

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 88 km
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
Skye is a fascinating place to holiday, so why not make it unforgettable by staying in one of our two beautifully appointed shepherd huts? Located on a croft in Heaste, Isle of Skye, the huts are very special small space retreats, and unique to the area. I have 2 hu  …see more

from £90 / night

£500 / week

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from £90 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday shepherds hut in Frome

Somerset / Frome

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Private garden
Cosy Shepherds Hut in quiet farm location. Perfect countryside retreat. Woodburning stove. Private bathroom. Welcome pack, linen, towels, firewood, tea & coffee all included in price. Adults only. No Dogs. Strictly no-smoking.  …see more

from £75 / night

£425 / week

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from £75 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday shepherds hut in Combpyne

Dorset / Combpyne

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Private garden
The Shepherds Hut is situated in the top field of our lovely little farm, in a secluded paddock with views over our mares, foals and lambs - with visits from ducks, chickens or maybe our peacock! Only two "neighbours" a good distance are Linnet and Skylark  …see more

from £75 / night

£495 / week

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from £75 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday shepherds hut letting

Powys / Knighton

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 90 km
  • Private garden
****NEW FOR 2017 - 1 day GREEN WOODWORK COURSE available on site, to guests of The Whistle. Contact owners for further details**** 'Unplugged' (Off-grid), Self-catering, extremely private, definitely remote, fully furnished Mountain Hut in the beautiful Radn  …see more

from £50 / night

£350 - £460 / week

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from £50 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday shepherds hut rental

Isle of Skye / Broadford

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
Skye is a fascinating place to holiday, so why not make it unforgettable by staying in one of our two beautifully appointed shepherd huts? Located on the croft in Heaste, Isle of Skye, the huts are very special small space retreats, and unique to the area. I have 2 hut  …see more

from £90 / night

£500 / week

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from £90 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Pateley Bridge holiday shepherds hut rental

North Yorkshire / Pateley Bridge

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
At Tiplady Farm we have a small number of locally built, old-fashioned shepherd’s huts set by the side of a stream in a quiet wooded valley. The location is peaceful and the inhabitants, a variety of species, all friendly. Each hut is cosy and comfortable with it  …see more

from £60 / night

£300 / week

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from £60 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Holiday shepherds hut in Tewkesbury

Cotswolds / Tewkesbury

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Wonderful” Clean, well-equipped, and cosy - a perfect weekend getaway. Rosalind is extremely welcoming and the accommodation is surprisingly luxurious.  …see more

from £35 / night

£200 - £350 / week

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from £35 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Trenwheal holiday shepherds hut accommodation

Cornwall / Trenwheal

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Private garden
Edyn (pronounced Eden) is a contemporary Shepherd's Hut with underfloor heating, double glazing, and a veranda with a wood burner. Situated in our large garden overlooking the river, there is no mobile signal (except WiFi near the house), total bliss! A real doub  …see more

from £70 / night

£450 / week

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from £70 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Shepherds hut rental in Eastling

Faversham / Eastling

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Beautiful Shepherds hut situated in parkland of stunning Historic Manor with the luxury of its own ensuite shower and loo. Sleeping up to 2 children under 10 FOC. Wonderful walks and lots to see and do. Cook your own breakfast, have it in the Manor or delivered to you  …see more

from £100 / night

£600 - £2000 / week

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from £100 / night

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Holiday shepherds hut in Isle of Rum

The Hebrides / Isle of Rum

1 3 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly
This is an off grid glamping experience in our bespoke hand built gypsy waggon made by our friends from reclaimed architectual antiques, its a one off! Its small but warm and comfortable with everything you need for a get away from it all stay on the mysterious Isle of  …see more

from £75 / night

£525 / week

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from £75 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday shepherds hut in Elham

Kent / Elham

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Pet friendly
YOU CAN BOOK 1 NIGHT ONLY DIRECTLY through wildwoodlandretreat Our Valley shepherd hut is set in a stunning location on a valley hillside with beautiful views. Our huts (also a woodland hut available) are aimed at people who want a wild tranquil escape. They are 1/2km  …see more

from £100 / night

£500 / week

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from £100 / night