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The Artisan -Dorset glamping in private glade with hot tub

In a Nutshell...

The Artisan Shepherd’s hut is our very first shepherd’s hut, it is nestled into a secret garden surrounded by a hornbeam hedge.  Very private!

About the Artisan

French doors give you access to the Artisan, which is equipped with antiques and restored furnishings to give a relaxed country style.  The kingsized bed has ample storage below and a pull out table for intimate dinners for two. Each hut is individually decorated.  The Artisan has a fun colour scheme with wallpaper inspired by Edouard Manet. 

The ensuite includes our own handmade Fizzly Tree  natural soap.

The Artisan has its own outside private fire pit and dining area.  The hot tub is  positioned right in front of the Artisan and is very private. I can’t think of a better way to enjoy a starry night! If we know your arrival time we will try our best to get it warming before you arrival

Kitchen facilities

The kitchen is furnished with freestanding antique furnishings and built in sink.  There is an induction hob, kettle, toaster, china, cutlery, and washing up facilities with Ecover washing up liquid and tea-towel.   
Tea, coffee, oil and sugar provided.
There is also cooking equipment that can be used over the fire pit.  


Within the forest garden there is also a BBQ hut.  This is a hexagonal building with the BBQ in the middle.

The red fridge in the BBQ hut is for the sole use of the Artisan.  Guests are welcome to use the shared BBQ hut facility during their stay.

As this facility is shared by only 3 huts it is usually available for solo use.  It is spacious enough to take a large group if you are visiting with friends.

Booking Details...

The Artisan range from £95-£145 per night depending on the season or the the time of week –
Minimum of 2 nights stay.  You can choose to check in any day except Sunday

Deposit for dates booked more than 4 weeks in advance is 30%; balance is due 4 weeks before check in date.

AlexanderSep '23
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I came looking for a few days of peace, solitude and tranquility. It was easily found amongst Dorset's sunny spots of greenery and its inspiring night skies. Comfortable, cosy and rustic accommodation. I wish it had been possible to stay a little longer. Next time maybe...
Emma & Isaac
Emma & IsaacAug '23
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Lovely peaceful place with a totally escape the world feel. Was visiting family whilst staying and will def consider returning just to enjoy the surroundings and well appointed hut and facilities! Hot tub is always a lovely added realxing feature I look for so this is one to return to.
Mark & Jo
Mark & JoAug '23
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Second time here, loved it as much as last time. Hosts are amazing, beautiful views. Had a lovely visit from doggies. See you again soon.

Hamper and Drinks

Visit our hamper page – any hampers ordered before your arrival will be waiting for you.

In the hut is a drinks menu containing drinks from our local breweries and distilleries. We can bring orders to your hut during your stay. This includes our own hut special cocktails and own labelled wines!

Expansive views from the hut and local footpaths

We are fortunate to enjoy stunning views down a long valley all the way to Eggardon Iron Age fort. With not so much as a hamlet visible this makes for some wonderful scenery. 

We are surrounded by a fabulous network of footpaths and bridleways – we supply a walking map.  As a result of the rolling hills of Dorset each brow of a hill brings a whole new vista.  Within half an hour walk of the glampsite you can see miles of the Jurassic coast all the way from Abbotsbury to Lyme Regis.  You will never bore of this vista! 

If you are wishing to eat out there are also some lovely places within nearby Beaminster or beyond.  Beaminster is a 2 mile walk.

Lazy Sunday Weekend

If you are coming in on a Friday and just need to be home by Sunday night we have now introduced a 2 1/2 day weekend.  This means you can arrive on a Friday night and stay until 9pm Sunday.  To book this at checkout book Friday and Saturday nights and add a Lazy Sunday checkout from the Extras.

Full Week Stay

If you are staying 7 nights or more  you will get a 20% discount at checkout.


June gift from us

The Artisan is now available through June.  

15% discount

use code ARTISAN15