|Dorset Forest Garden Shepherd’s huts|
Based in the middle of beautiful Thomas Hardy country, the stunning far-reaching views from the huts are similar to the views Hardy would have been inspired by whilst writing his novels back in the 19th century. Back then farmers would have stayed in shepherd’s huts intended as a home away from home on the hills grazed by their sheep. They were cosy, warm and equipped so the shepherd could cook and sleep in relative comfort.
Part of our philosophy is to live lightly upon the planet, so there is no mains electricity in the huts, just traditional candle light (plus some solar fairy lights), and cooking is by wood fire! However Dorset Forest Garden Shepherd’s Huts do have many nods to the 21st century when it comes to luxuries. You sleep under a king size feather duvet on a sprung mattress, and there’s no need to go outside at night as your private ensuite has drinkable water, flushing loo and a hot shower! The huts are well equipped and include some essential goodies.
The huts are in our peaceful food forest – orchard trees, fruiting shrubs and herbs. Also within the forest garden is our lovely BBQ hut that has electricity and a fridge freezer – so no need to go without ice cream or ice for your G&T!