Check-in is from 4pm and check-out is before 10am;
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.
If you are staying over the weekend and leaving Sunday we offer a Lazy Sunday which enables you to stay as late as you would like on Sunday for an additional charge in Extras.
Each hut has its own hot tub included in the price. If you let us know your arrival time we can start to heat it for you.
If you don’t require a hot tub let us know when you book we will include something special instead!
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 is designed for 2 – with a king sized bed.
A parent is welcome to come with a child or a couple with a toddler (providing you are happy to share the bed or bring a travel cot) – but the huts are not suitable for multiple children.
I’m afraid we are not able to have dogs staying. If you are able to have a dog sitter and come it would be lovely to see you.
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 fire 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!
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.
If you are considering coming to stay with us and have specific needs and would like to check whether a stay with us will meet your needs please call and we can talk it through. We are a quiet location and may be a good place for those who would benefit from peace and quiet and away from bright lights and lots of activity.
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.