Hi all. Looking to go away for my birthday and looking for some recommendations of shepherds huts or mini getaway or even a nice hotel with lovely grounds/ countryside vibes? Preferably under £250 per night - which I think is about standard?! Anywhere up to 2.5 hours from London would be ideal x
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Can’t recco any shepherds huts, but some really nice but reasonable hotels are The Rectory, Retreat at Elcot Park and Double Red Duke:
Or what about somewhere like this? Haven’t been but on my list to try: https://holidays.cabu.co.uk/cabu-by-the-sea
We stayed at The Old King William shepherd’s huts in September and it was great. Beautiful countryside, lovely pubs and not too far from beaches of north norfolk. And woodfired hot tubs, wood burning stoves, fire pit (not that we are pyromaniacs). Here’s their website: https://www.oldkingwilliam.co.uk/
Stayed here last year and it was gorgeous - we stayed in the Woodland Kabin which was so private in its own field but you have the pizza van of the campsite if you want food nearby or there are some lovely walks to nice pubs / it’s well equipped enough to cook yourself. Highly recommend!
There are some really nice ideas here!
I stayed in this one in Dorset last year and it was 10/10. It’s under budget per night and honestly the nicest experience! Jayne the host was fantastic and left a basket with lots of goodies. and she’ll give you a discount if you book directly with her!
This place is magical - covevalley.co.uk x
Aware this is a bit further away to reach but it really is magical.
The Dilly is on Anglesey, North Wales. 3 hours from Euston on the train. The owners are so lovely, I’m sure they’d be happy to pick you up from Rhosneigr station (although it’s only a 5/10 min walk away). Spend the day in Rhosneigr - cool places for brunch and dinner. You can enjoy the ‘hikki’ - their wood-fired outside bath in the evenings too. Would highly recommend!
You are all wonderful! Thank you SO much for the fab suggestions x
Sharing some additional places which are incredible!
Blyth Rise Stays Suffolk
I also loved my first ever shepherds hut stay in Sussex, it’s so affordable and just adorable!
I would recommend any of these. In the banks of Loch Fyne in a private estate with an excellent pub (The Oystercather) at the end of the drive.
Hill Farm Glamping in Warwickshire is beautiful with a wild swimming pond and sauna for guests. There’s a few options including a shepherds hut and off grid cabin Hope that helps.
I’d highly recommend this shepherd’s hut. Absolutely gorgeous, peaceful location and hosts who treat you like family. You won’t be disappointed and it is really good value too
The Fish Hotel, Cotswolds - Set in 400 Acres of private estate, they have a range of accommodation including shepherd huts.
Amber’s Bell Tent Camping in Norfolk
The Grove, Hertfordshire
Swinton Park, Yorkshire - A bit further away but worth the drive.
The Pig - at Combe, Devon
Walden Hill Glamping, Somerset
Wilderness Reserve, Suffolk
Chewton Glen, Hampshire