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.
“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
I have recently returned from a 2 night stay in the Old Dairy Shepherd's Hut and it was absolutely incredible. It is a perfect place to escape to if you need a break from the hustle and bustle of ever… More
“Cosy Couple Of Nights!”
Reviewed 27 Nov 2016
The shepherds hut was lovely and cosy and have done brilliantly with the space which is on offer. The best part is of course the Hot Tub which was all ready as soon as we got there! Highly recommend a… More
Glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Really sorry you found the chlorine concentration uncomfortable. We do adhere to strict pH levels in all our hot tubs which are tested regularly so we will investigate as to why you found this.
“Fantastic 4 night stay!”
Reviewed 15 Oct 2016
Me, my boyfriend and our dog stayed in the shepherds hut for 4 nights! The arrival was easy and we were greeted and told that the hot tub and heating were on ready to go and we were to let ourselves i… More
“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
We just came back from a wonderful 2 night stay at Red Sky. Although the weather was cold and it rained it didn't take away from it at all! We loved the great bonus of a sheltered hot tub to relax in … More
Reviewed 26 Sep 2016
Fantastic! A group of us hired the Safari Tent and the Red Sky Shepherds Hut for the weekend. The whole site is beautiful and really well laid out. I think it's great that the areas for larger groups … More
Thank you for your lovely comments. We do strive to offer a true "glamping" experience with all the little touches and so glad that our efforts are appreciated! Please do come back!
“The perfect get away”
Reviewed 15 Jan 2017
Thought of everything, comfy bed, homely. The perfect get away and the hot tub was the icing on the cake! Even in the minus temperatures of January. Couldn't recommend this place enough and will be co… More
“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
“Superb location, very helpful owner,poor wifi, still recommend”
Reviewed 3 Sep 2015
The location was absolutely superb, waking up to the most wonderful scenery. As the property is on a farm there were a range of animals with the most social and curios by nature chickens,.
The accomm… More
“Great Little Hideaway”
Reviewed 31 Jan 2016
My girlfriend and I stayed here for a weekend in early January 2016.
We arrived after a four hour drive in increasingly adverse conditions consisting of thick snow and fog. We had no trouble findin… More
Reviewed 4 May 2015
As we drove up to the the hut we were taken aback by the panoramic views . upon reaching the hut,my partner and I were pleasantly surprised.we are both very out doorsy people and love serenity which w… More
“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
“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
“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
This was without a doubt the best place we have stayed in the UK.
The Shepherds retreat is so cosy and beautiful, something so unique and different. The grounds it is set in are out of this world.
Thank you so much for such a fabulous review. Its lovely to hear you had a good time here and it will be great to welcome you back.
“Lovely getaway from city life!”
Reviewed 30 May 2015
Thoroughly enjoyed our time at shepherds retreat. Had the firepit going, ensured wingy (the duck) was well fed, and played plenty of monopoly!
The location is great, although a car is definitely n… More
“Idyllic rural hideaway”
Reviewed 16 Apr 2015
This gorgeous shepherd's hut is small but perfectly formed and there was ample space for our three-night stay, including all we needed to self-cater. Really cosy and warm at night and fantastic to wak… More
“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.
We had such a lovely time at Shepards huts, we stayed for 2 nights but could of easily stayed longer.
The accommodation was very warm and cosy. Views were fabulous and the hot tub topped it off. The … More
Many thanks for your review and comments. I am so glad you enjoyed your stay and the hot tub has been really enjoyed by all the guests and these cold clear evenings.
Thanks again and best wishes for the New Year.
Reviewed 17 Feb 2017
The host the the view was excellent nice and quiet with everything you need to have a fantastic stay. Would definitely be coming again.… More
Thank you very much for taking time to write a review and so glad everything was ok. Hope to see you again soon.
Many thanks Adrianne
“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
The shepherds hut was stunning, set in a beautiful orchard on a farm. The owner, Alicia greeted us on arrival & ran through how things worked in the hut. Fresh bread, milk, butter & jam were laid out … More
Oh bless, I didn't know she was tearful, how lovely that she enjoyed it so much, you will certainly have to return soon. Thanks for your comments, so glad you enjoyed your time with us. It was great to meet you and Libby and of course your gorgeous pooches.
Until next time!
Reviewed 6 Sep 2016
This place is a must if you love walking and tranquility. Two really nice local pubs with great food and drink. This place is great for dogs and Alicia is a fab host. Will be returning. … More
Thank you Joanne, it was really nice to meet you both and gorgeous Teddy too, hope to welcome you here again!
“A marvellous & Magical Halloween Break”
Reviewed 1 Nov 2016
Everything about our stay was perfect from Alicia's greeting on our arrival to being waved off as we left. The huts are decorated to a high standard, with quality fittings and fixtures throughout as w… More
Thank you for your kind comments Anna, I'm so pleased you guys had such a great time. The day after you left Dumbo the pig gave birth to 10 piglets such rotten timing that you missed it. Hopefully next time you will get better luck! Your pumpkins look amazing by the way!
Hope to see you again soon!
“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
A thoroughly lovely shepherds hut and a very friendly and warm owner. We didn't want for anything and look forward to visiting again in the near future.… More
Reviewed 26 Jul 2016
Had a fab 2 night peaceful break in this fab little hut. Small but a tardis with more space than you think possible. The hamper is a lovely touch as a starter point and we cooked on the little 2 burne… More
“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
What a wonderful stay. The hide was beautiful, the location stunning, and the welcome warm. The ideal place to unwind and enjoy the outstanding views across the lake. Near enough to places of interest… More
Thank you for your review. We are soiled you enjoyed all The Shepherds Hide has to offer. We hope to welcome you back again in the future.
Reviewed 9 Jan 2016
We loved our New Years stay, a lot of quirky villages to visit be we could never wait to get back to the cosy hut to enjoy it. The grounds are so peaceful, would be sure to stop again.… More
Thank you for your review. We are so glad you enjoyed your new year stay with us and enjoyed the farm and local towns. We look forward to welcoming you again in the future. Happy 2016.
“Tasteful hideaway, idyllic location, perfect for couples”
Reviewed 9 Aug 2015
We stayed for a weekend at the Shepherd's Hide, and loved it. The owners seem to have thought of everything that a couple staying for a weekend might need, including fresh eggs from the farm. Even the… More
Thank you for your kind and honest review and are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. We really appreciate your feedback as we are new to the holiday lettings market. We will certainly consider how we can make it more cosy for those Autumnal/Winter breaks. We hope to welcome you again in the future. Thanks again.
“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
Private, secluded and close to one of England's nicest beaches. The hut is decorated to a high standard and very comfortable. Loved the bed!!!! Has everything you would need for a comfortable and fun … More
“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
Had a fantastic stay in this beautiful, cosy shepherds hut. Set in the lovely village of Eyam which is steeped in history. Our hosts Rachel and Hayden were extremely welcoming and provided great advic… More
“A great place to stay!”
Reviewed 21 Jan 2015
Wonderful little hideaway with great views. Made to feel very welcome. Lovely breakfast delivered to hut in the morning. Would recommend. … More
“Perfect and peaceful”
Reviewed 13 Jan 2015
It was a fabulous experience from booking through to checkout. I was so impressed by the website but the hut and location are far better than the gorgeous images.
We arrived at about 8.30pm, the hu… More
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
“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
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
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
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
“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
Not far from home but tucked away from society. A warm fire, wildlife and generous breakfast supply. A great place to read a book and keep the fire going (Ours was a winter stay) The perfect antidote … More
“Cozy, comfort, romance, nature”
Reviewed 2 Jun 2015
Absolutely the loveliest place I have stayed with my boyfriend. Snug shepherd hut, cozy wood burner, romantic fairy lights and candles, loved the hot tub and set in beautiful bluebell wood. We could r… More
“Secluded, picturesque, perfect and with a hot tub!”
Reviewed 5 Apr 2016
At the time of writing this we have already booked our second visit, and a weekend for our son. Joanna, our host, was lovely and friendly and provided us with a 'breakfast basket' plus a cake for my … More
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
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
“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
We had a lovely short stay here, great relaxing location, a bit in the sticks but that was all part of its charm! Good facilities and lovely huts, the only negative I would say is one of the sleeping … More
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
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
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
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
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
****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
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
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
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
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
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
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