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.
“Lovely charming place” 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 huts could do with a little
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 picture… 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
“Heaven” This is without doubt one of the best self catering holidays we have ever had with outstanding facilities to meet our needs as a dog owner and a couple. Idyllic shepherds hut with very good fixtures and fittings, a walked grassed area for the
Red sky was the perfect place for us to get away from it all and relax. Everything we needed and more had been thought about. Its a beautiful hut, which was well equipped and very private. Our dog lov… More
Thank you so much for your lovely comments - we would love to welcome you back!
“Beautiful getaway in a quaint little hut!”
Reviewed 1 Feb 2017
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
So glad you enjoyed yourselves, and thank you for taking the time to give us feedback. Please do come back!
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!
“Excellent Hut - ideally located for exploring the Cotswolds” Fantastic shepards hut, very well equipped , warm with the little heater turned on, we used it as a base to explore the Cotswolds cycling.
Hot tube very welcoming after a hard days cyclin
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
“Amazing short break” This place is amazing and I couldn't stop saying how lovely it was. The photos really don't do any justice. I was expecting a lot less and didn't really fancy the idea of staying in a "shed" when my daughter found it. We will be c
“Best holiday in the UK without a doubt” 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.
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
“Ducks, a woodpecker and an owl.”
Reviewed 29 Mar 2015
A lovely couple of nights in a cosy place with a great breakfast basket and hosts who couldn't have done more to make our stay better and with ducks, a woodpecker and an owl for company.… 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
“Peaceful getaway at the top of a Welsh mountain” A wonderful, clean, comfortable and modern "Shepherd's Hut" sleeping two (but no more) located in a field a stones throw away from the owner's house (despite being handily nearby, if needed, we were lef
“Lovely place” The shepherds rest is a really tranquil and lovely place to stay. We really enjoyed our stay there and would love to visit again. In the middle of two lakes, the views are gorgeous and there's lots around within a short travel distance.
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 th… More
“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
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 … 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
“Wonderful 'get away from it all' experience!” 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, sec
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 i… More
Thank you for your very kind review. We are so glad you were able to relax and enjoy your natural surroundings here on our farm. It is what The Shepherds Hide is all about. Escaping the speed of the modern world! We hope to welcome you back 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.
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 marvellous & Magical Halloween Break” 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 well as extr
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!
“Perfect place to stay!”
Reviewed 6 Jul 2016
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 pr… More
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!
“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