• Check-in is from 3:30 and check-out is before 10:30;

The shepherd’s huts have their own ensuite facilities inside the hut itself – there is no need to tramp across the field in the middle of the night with your legs crossed!

There is both an internal hob with pans and external cooking facilities. There is the option for a sheltered BBQ area too.

There is a one off charge of £50 for your private hot tub. This covers the cleaning filling and preparation of it for you. Provided we know your expected arrival time we will do our best to start it heating for your first evening.

Each shepherd’s hut has a hot tub option with the hot tub close to the hut. There is privacy for each hot tub – but if you really want to ensure the maximum privacy then the Artisan may be your favourite option.

Each hut has a generous wood store that is filled with kiln dried logs before you arrive. This should be ample. If you need additional wood or a starter kit there is an additional charge for this.

We provide you with all the laundry for your stay.

To make the most of your stay we recommend you bring a torch. We are in a dark skies area – ideal for star gazing but walking around at night is best done with a torch. Wellies, flipflops/slippers are also a good idea. Warm coats can also be useful for late evenings sitting outside around the fire. Don’t forget the swimwear for the hot tub if you wish to book this!

We have the facilities to enable you to bring a horse with you for £30 for the duration of your stay. It is on a DIY basis. Please bring your own bedding and food for your horse. We are unable to allow any other pets to stay.

The EV charging point is in the car park.

The Artisan, Forager and Astronomer have high beds that require a stool to climb up onto. They also have front steps. Generally shepherd’s huts are less accessible. The Novelist is our most accessible. A wheel chair can reach the hut – though this does involve crossing bumpy terrain. There are still steps into the hut and out at the front. Inside the hut the bed is normal hight and the internal area is spacious.

Our nearest train stations are Crewkerne and Maiden Newton. Each are about 6 miles from here. If you need a taxi we recommend Just Drive Taxis – 08000 622 111

We are very fortunate to have a good number of excellent pubs and restaurants within a few miles of us. If you are looking for a walk to pub/restaurant we recommend looking at Beaminster. The Olerod and Brassica are award winning restaurants, and the Grey Hound and Cilla and Camilla have an excellent range of food too. There are more options listed in our Visitor’s guide which we email you a few weeks before you arrive.

Each hut has a custom walking map provided. There are bridleways/footpaths that surround us. We are right on the Hardy’s Way which links up many of the villages in Thomas Hardy’s novels. By following the Hardy’s Way symbols you can walk to Beaminster and enjoy some beautiful vistas all the way to the coast. In the opposite direction we are just a mile from the Donkey Sanctuary which has footpaths through it.