Editor’s Choice

Best UK Shepherd’s Hut Stays for Spring

13 April 2022

Shepherd’s hut-style retreats have been springing up all over the country, and once you’ve stayed in one, you’ll understand why they’re so popular!

Originally designed as a rustic form of shelter for shepherds watching over their flocks, modern huts are warm, homely, and positioned right in the midst of nature.  

In other words, a shepherd’s hut stay is ideal for re-connecting with the Great Outdoors… not to mention your loved ones.

Yet none of this means you’ll miss out on those luxuries that really make a holiday special, as you’ll see from our carefully-chosen list of amazing shepherd’s hut stays.
Author: Nina Jervis
Main image: Holly Water Holidays | Devon

Elmley Nature Reserve Shepherds Huts

Sheerness, Kent, England
Eclectic accommodation and seasonally-inspired dining on a National Nature Reserve in Kent, with an abundance of wildlife right on your doorstep.
Bedrooms: Varies
Sleeps: Varies
From
£120 / night

Beacon Hill Hideaways

Morpeth, Northumberland, England
Uniquely unspoilt, award-winning Northumberland country glamping that's full of creature comforts... and a sumptuous spa right on your doorstep.
Bedrooms: 1 per unit
Sleeps: 2 per unit
From
£230 / 2nts

Haddy's Hut

Hope, Derbyshire, England
Tucked away at the end of a country lane on a tranquil Derbyshire farm is Haddy's Hut - an exquisite, hand-crafted shepherd's hut in the heart of the Peak District.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
From
£275 (2nt)

Dimpsey Glamping

Chard, Somerset, England
A multi award-winning, romantic shepherd's hut retreat in soothing Somerset, taking glamping to brand new levels of luxury in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Bedrooms: Studio
Sleeps: 2 per hut
From
£125 / night

Bircham Windmill

Great Bircham, Norfolk, England
Wind back time in a stylish shepherd's hut set within a historic windmill complex in the refreshing heart of Norfolk.
Bedrooms: Varies
Sleeps: Varies
From
£55 / night (shepherd's hut)

The Shepherd's Retreat

Summerbridge, North Yorkshire, England
When all you and your loved one wish for is an escape to somewhere pretty, peaceful and enchanting, The Shepherd's Retreat promises everything you've been looking for (including a hot tub!)
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
From
£160 / night

Tor View Shepherd's Huts

Maesbury, Somerset, England
Meet Ted and Len, two luxurious hot tub hideaways perched high on Somerset's soothing Mendip Hills at Tor View Shepherd's Huts.
Bedrooms: 1 per hut
Sleeps: 2
From
£109 / night

Cromwell's Hideaway

Raglan, Monmouthshire, Wales
A bespoke-crafted shepherd's hut, luxuriously nestled amongst the captivating Monmouthshire countryside.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
From
£109 - £125 / night

The Shepherds Hut Retreat

Crewkerne, Somerset, England
Six beautiful huts for two each with its own private hot tub, perfectly positioned in Somerset for a naturefully romantic escape in luxury.
Bedrooms: Open plan
Sleeps: 2 per hut
From
£90 / night

Pheasant's Roost Shepherd's Hut

Malton, North Yorkshire, England
A rustic and romantic retreat set within North Yorkshire farmland, ideal for first-time glampers and Wolds Way walkers.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
From
£80 / night offpeak

Craigduckie Shepherd's Huts

Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland
Get up close and personal with life on a friendly farm, in a handcrafted hut beautifully set amongst rolling Scottish countryside.
Bedrooms: Open plan
Sleeps: 2 (+2) per hut
From
£120 / night

Ash Woods Retreat

Dartmouth, Devon, England
A sumptuous, family-sized shepherd's lodge with hot tub in a magical woodland setting, on a historic South Devon farm that's close to the coast.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 6
From
£100 / night

Forbes of Kingennie Shepherd's Huts

Kingennie, Dundee, Scotland
Unwind with a traditional Scottish staycation, from the romantic comfort of a hand-crafted, nature-cocooned retreat.
Bedrooms: 1 per hut
Sleeps: 2 per hut
From
£155 / night

Holly Water Holidays

Crediton, Devon, England
A glorious, off-grid glamping escape with a Gold Award for Green Tourism, for grown-up holidays on a farm in the rural heart of Devon.
Bedrooms: 1 or 2 per unit
Sleeps: 2 (huts) 4 (treehouse)
From
£90 / night

The Artisan Bakehouse

Ashurst, West Sussex, England
An award-winning foodie retreat that combines soothing West Sussex countryside views with baking masterclasses and tempting seasonal produce.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
From
£325 / 2 nts

Shepherd's View

Glenshee, Perthshire, Scotland
A romantic, bespoke-designed haven with a private hot tub, superbly positioned on the rolling hillsides of Glenshee, with many of Scotland's most iconic attractions in easy reach.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
From
£125 / night

Toadlands Shepherd's Huts

Mickleton, County Durham, England
Sumptuous, romantic hideaways with hotel-suite facilities, plus your own stargazing wood-fired hot tub, nestled in one of Northern England's most beautiful ‘secret' settings.
Bedrooms: 1 per hut
Sleeps: 2 per hut
From
£150 / night

The Commander's Caravan

Tenbury Wells, Worcestershire, England
A former Cold War army trailer, lovingly transformed into a warm and welcoming shepherd's hut, complete with a wood-fired hot tub for off-grid comfort in rural Worcestershire.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
From
£120 / night

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