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!).
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Bedroom: Studio
  • Bathroom: External
  • Minimum stay: 3 nights

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 luxury.

You’ll soon discover that Karen, Counting Sheep’s friendly owner, has really thought of everything as you arrive at your wool-insulated, double-glazed haven, surrounded by gently rustling trees.  Inside, the décor is clean-lined and light, and you’ll find a wood-burning stove to keep you extra-toasty all through your stay.

Each morning you can enjoy your breakfast at the table, thoughtfully positioned by a window that looks out over lush green fields… the most incredible of views to enjoy with a steaming mug of early-morning coffee! Later on, why not fire up the barbecue and enjoy a sizzling feast, al-fresco style?

A cosy bed, dressed in fresh linen, is the ideal setting for lazy lie-ins, and you’ll also discover a kitchen with hob, kettle, toaster, microwave and a cold-water sink as well as a shower and toilet facilities.  New for this year you will also find your very own barbecue and pizza oven facilities and, perhaps the most important of them all – that inviting hot tub to soothe your cares away at the end of a day’s sightseeing – outdoor living surely doesn’t come much more luxurious than this? 

Counting Sheep is truly a spot from which to enjoy the countryside at its quietest (save for a few bleats every now and again!) and its absolute finest.  Low light pollution allows you to enjoy the star-studded night sky in all its glory as you reconnect with your loved one, chatting endlessly about life, love and everything in between, before sleeping soundly and silently in the fresh country air. 

By day, why not begin your break with a wander around the farm, making friends with the sheep along the way, of course?  The Chipstable Parish Way makes for a delightfully green and scenic country ramble – and as there’s no public transport nearby, don’t forget to pack your wellies and some extra-sturdy footwear!

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At a glance

  • Wool-insulated shepherd’s hut for two with hot tub, situated in the Somerset countryside.
  • Easily accessed by road, with parking available. Please note a car is essential, as there is no nearby public transport.
  • No pets or smoking. Linen and wood for the stove are provided, as is tea, coffee and milk. Please bring wellies and/or sturdy footwear, even during summer months.
  • Close to local attractions, pubs and amenities.


  • Hot Tubs
  • Off-Grid


Hut sleeps 2, double bed, shower, toilet, kitchen, hob kettle, tea, coffee, milk, toaster, microwave, wool insulated hut, wood burner (wood included), cold water sink, hot tub, barbecue, pizza oven.

Local activities

Go Ape experience, safari park nearby, manor house, theme park, go karting, archery, fencing, shooting, cycling, abbeys, golf, fishing, walking, steam railways, aquarium, quad biking.

More information

Exmoor National Park is close by, with plenty of pubs to stop in along the way, and if you fancy travelling slightly further afield, how about a trip to Wimbleball Lake, just 10 minutes away, or a drive to the coast?  Taunton, Dunster and Dulverton are all just a short drive away, and you’ll find plenty of suggestions for longer days out inside the hut.

So if you’ve always rather liked the idea of a life lived in the great outdoors, counting sheep for real rather than inside your head… come and stay at Counting Sheep Shepherd’s Hut and get ready to feel relaxed and revived, just as nature intended.

Things to note

Please bring wellies at all times of year, or similar suitable footwear, no smoking permitted, no parties or events. Note that a dog lives in the farm house with the owners. Minimum 3 night stay. Please note that this is an off-grid experience and as such internet/mobile coverage is limited.

Where you'll be staying

Chipstable, Somerset

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