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Best UK Shepherd’s Hut Stays for Spring

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Published 13/04/2022 Best UK Shepherd’s Hut Stays for Spring


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.

Elmley Nature Reserve Shepherds Huts

Elmley Nature Reserve Shepherds Huts

Six luxurious shepherd's huts on a National Nature Reserve in Kent, with an abundance of wildlife right on your doorstep. For nature lovers, a visit to Elmley offers something nowhere else can: the chance to stay in an amazing National Nature Reserve.  As the only reserve in the UK that allows guests to extend their visits to overnight stays, Elmley gives you the chance to wake up to…

Beacon Hill Hideaways

Beacon Hill Hideaways

Uniquely unspoilt, award-winning Northumberland country glamping that's full of creature comforts... and a sumptuous spa right on your doorstep. At Beacon Hill Farm, perfectly nestled between the Cheviot Hills and the Northumberland Heritage Coast, you'll discover three stunning shepherds' huts on the site of an ancient beacon that once experienced, will elevate your idea of a…

Haddy's Hut

Haddy's Hut

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. A truly magical setting for a romantic retreat, Haddy's Hut sleeps two in perfect happiness.  Soak up the simple life without leaving your creature comforts behind, and prepare for stunning views of the Hope…

The Original Hut Company

The Original Hut Company

Heavenly hand-built huts in magically secluded Bodiam woodland, the perfect setting for a unique and refreshingly sustainable stay on a friendly family farm. The Original Huts are very aptly named, with each one providing an enchanting setting for a delightfully unusual glamping experience in the heart of East Sussex.  Your lovingly hand-built hut is surrounded by…

Counting Sheep Shepherd's Hut

Counting Sheep Shepherd's Hut

A tranquil, wool-insulated Somerset hideaway, surrounded by nothing but the very best that nature has to offer (including plenty of sheep!). Enchantingly secluded in six acres of a soothingly picturesque working sheep farm, Counting Sheep Shepherd's Hut represents the perfect rustic escape from the stresses of everyday life, without compromising on a shred of natural…

Starbed Hideaways

Starbed Hideaways

Experience a luxury shepherd's hut break in the great outdoors, with opulent al-fresco accommodation in the Tamar Valley's Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the National Trust Buckland Abbey Estate. Are you looking for an entirely different kind of fresh escape?  How about one that allows you to enjoy the blissful peace and lush tranquillity of nature at its absolute finest, all the…

Dimpsey Glamping

Dimpsey Glamping

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. Down a country lane and exquisitely set on a 30 acre, family-run farm within Somerset's breathtaking Blackdown Hills, you will find Dimpsey, an idyllic heritage-steeped retreat that's bathed in natural luxury. ‘Dimpsey' is a West…

Bircham Windmill

Bircham Windmill

Wind back time in a stylish shepherd's hut set within a historic windmill complex in the refreshing heart of Norfolk. If you were to take a trip back to the previous century, you'd find Bircham Windmill refreshingly unchanged. The only Norfolk windmill to remain in working order, the building cuts an important dash amongst the fresh green fields it stands proudly within. Imagine lives…

The Shepherd's Retreat

The Shepherd's Retreat

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!) Located amid the stunning countryside of the Yorkshire Dales, The Shepherd's Retreat is a simply luxurious shepherd's hut for two - with the added luxury of a private hot tub - where comfort, tranquillity…

Tor View Shepherd's Huts

Tor View Shepherd's Huts

Meet Ted and Len, two luxurious hot tub hideaways perched high on Somerset's soothing Mendip Hills at Tor View Shepherd's Huts. If you crave that wonderful feeling of really getting away from it all, a stay at Tor View Shepherd's Huts is just the solution. You won't find any signs, doorbells or tourists here. You'll simply be welcomed by a luxurious, lovingly-designed hideaway, privately…

Cromwell's Hideaway

Cromwell's Hideaway

A bespoke-crafted shepherd's hut, luxuriously nestled amongst the captivating Monmouthshire countryside. Monmouthshire is a very special place.  Stunningly set between the Brecon Beacons National Park and the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, you'll find more castles per square mile than anywhere else in the UK.   Cromwell's Hideaway, a bespoke-crafted shepherd's…

The Shepherds Hut Retreat

The Shepherds Hut Retreat

Four beautiful huts for two, perfectly positioned in Somerset for a naturefully romantic escape in luxury. You'll find The Shepherd's Hut Retreat in an idyllic rural location, surrounded by organic farmland on the refreshing borders of Somerset, Dorset and Devon. If you're in the mood to explore all the beauty of the South West, you just couldn't be better placed. That's if you can tear…

The Merry Harriers Shepherd's Huts

The Merry Harriers Shepherd's Huts

Five luxurious and colourful huts perfectly set by a sparkling pond that overlooks the rolling Surrey Hills. The Merry Harriers is far from your everyday English inn. For starters, its characterful origins date all the way back to the 16th century. Then, consider its amazingly beautiful setting, in the Surrey Hills' Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. And then...there's the herd of lovely…

Pheasant's Roost Shepherd's Hut

Pheasant's Roost Shepherd's Hut

A rustic and romantic retreat set within North Yorkshire farmland, ideal for first-time glampers and Wolds Way walkers. Pheasant's Roost is a cosy shepherd's hut for two (plus two small dogs, if you're bringing extra company along!), gloriously surrounded by North Yorkshire countryside. Perfect for first-time glampers who don't want to ‘rough it' in the Great Outdoors, you'll find Pheasant's…

Craigduckie Shepherd's Huts

Craigduckie Shepherd's Huts

Get up close and personal with life on a friendly farm, in a handcrafted hut beautifully set amongst rolling Scottish countryside. Nestled near Dunfermline, Easter Craigduckie is every inch the friendly and traditional family farm, filled with grazing sheep, cattle, chickens (and the occasional pigs!)   So, if you've ever wanted to get away from the rat race and see what it's like to live…

Stocklinch Shepherd's Hut

Stocklinch Shepherd's Hut

A double award-winning, bespoke-crafted and friendly retreat, deliciously nestled in a beautiful, ‘hidden' corner of Somerset. Ever since friendly owners Matt and Fiona opened their beautiful Somerset shepherd's hut for business, the accolades have kept on coming... ...some awarded from prestigious bodies such as the Bristol, Bath and Somerset Tourism Awards (an area in which, as you can…

Teasel Shepherd's Hut

Teasel Shepherd's Hut

A glampers' paradise retreat, pet friendly, rich in home comforts, and secluded amongst spectacular Northumberland countryside. Perfectly placed just a few miles from the beautiful Northumberland coastline, and its invigorating National Park, Teasel Shepherd's Hut is the perfect base for explorers and free spirits alike.   (And with on-site kennels and stables available, there's no need for…

Ash Woods Retreat

Ash Woods Retreat

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. Peacefully and privately nestled amongst five acres of ancient woodland, Ash Woods Retreat feels worlds away from the hustle and bustle of life back home. Part of a working dairy farm that's achingly close to the charming town of Dartmouth, and a mere…

Forbes of Kingennie Shepherd's Huts

Forbes of Kingennie Shepherd's Huts

Unwind with a traditional Scottish staycation, from the romantic comfort of a hand-crafted, nature-cocooned retreat. Boasting its very own nine-hole golf course, and four sparkling, nationally renowned trout fishing pools, Forbes of Kingennie Country Resort provides the perfect experience of traditional Scotland. Surrounded by nature, you'll find the much-loved family and dog-friendly resort…

Holly Water Holidays

Holly Water Holidays

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. Feeling for all the world like a tranquil slice of rural paradise, Holly Water Holidays is home to a soothing selection of off-grid accommodation for grown-ups, in the heart of Devon. The proud holders of a Gold Award for Green Tourism, friendly farm owners Iain…

Under the Walnut Tree

Under the Walnut Tree

A soothing shepherd's hut, set on the historic grounds of a Grade I listed house, with an outdoor swimming pool and idyllic views of wildlife-steeped Gloucestershire countryside. Dating all the way back to the 12th century, the Grade I listed Painswick Lodge is gently elevated in a Gloucestershire Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with mesmerising views that lead your gaze down to the tranquil,…

The Artisan Bakehouse

The Artisan Bakehouse

An award-winning foodie retreat that combines soothing West Sussex countryside views with baking masterclasses and tempting seasonal produce. The proud winner of the Sussex Eating Experience of the Year 2018, your stay at The Artisan Bakehouse is set to be as delicious as it will be beautiful. The Sussex Food & Drink Awards judges described the foodie experience here as "truly unique,…

Tudor Oak

Tudor Oak

A luxurious shepherd's hut with a wood-fired hot tub, set within the grounds of a Grade I listed former royal retreat with views of mesmerising Gloucestershire countryside.Once a grand hunting lodge used by King Henry VIII himself, the expertly restored, Grade I listed Painswick Lodge is said to date right back to the 12th century.   Gently elevated in a Gloucestershire Area of Outstanding…

The Challoners

The Challoners

Experience a gorgeous glamping escape just for two, complete with all the luxuries of a hotel suite, magnificently nestled in a historic corner of southern England.Surrounded by ancient farmhouses, quaint thatched cottages, and gently rustling fruit trees, The Challoners is a dreamlike glamping escape in rural East Sussex.Comprising two stylish shepherd's huts, one for sleeping, and one for…

Shepherd's View

Shepherd's View

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. Surrounded by rolling hills and teeming with diverse wildlife, Glenshee (which translates to ‘fairy glen') is a magical location that's beautifully nestled at Scotland's heart.   The perfect spot for curious…

Toadlands Shepherd's Huts

Toadlands Shepherd's Huts

A sumptuous, romantic hideaway with hotel-suite facilities plus your own stargazing wood-fired hot tub, nestled in one of Northern England's most beautiful ‘secret' settings. Further off the beaten tourist track than its neighbours Northumberland and the Yorkshire Dales, Teesdale is a chocolate-box valley that forms part of the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Described in…

Rumwold

Rumwold

Detox from digital life in a luxuriously rustic shepherd's hut, soothingly nestled on a sheep meadow on the edge of Romney Marsh, for wide open, big sky views across the Kent countryside.One of just two cosy, rustic huts nestled in a tranquil sheep meadow on the edge of Romney Marsh, Rumwold is the ideal setting for a digital detox.Fully off-grid, there's no distracting Wi-Fi or TV to be found…

The Commander's Caravan

The Commander's Caravan

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. Perfect for a romantic couple in need of a rural escape, The Commander's Caravan is peacefully secluded in a tranquil corner of a three-acre field on a Worcestershire smallholding, in the shelter of the whispering…

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