Shepherd’s Hut stays are becoming popular as the multiple lockdowns give us all a taste to break free from TV, electricity and even buildings with roofs.
Shepherd’s Huts are quirky getaways that have long been a hit with those looking for something a little sturdier than a tent for camping – you get all the comforts of a bed, kitchenette and bathroom, while still getting to enjoy remote landscapes. They tend to be popular with couples, but there are also some properties for families if you do want to bring the kids on an adventure.
To give you a helping hand, we’ve rounded up some of our favourite Shepherd’s Hut stays across the UK worth having on your radar…
1. Rock View Shepherd’s Hut, Devon
Hidden in the woodlands three miles from the village of Gunnislake, this cosy hut has everything you need for a comfortable stay -there’s no TV and no access to Wi-Fi.
Spend the day exploring the landscape there are some nearby market towns.
How much: Prices from £249 for seven nights with Sykes Holiday Cottages. Sleeps two people. Find out more here.
2. The Hot Tub Hideaway, Brecon Beacons
As the name suggests, this charming hut offers a luxurious perk for guests; an outdoor hot tub with views of the breathtaking scenery.
Located in a private meadow, you’ll get exclusive use of the hut and its hot tub, while other highlights include a wood burning stove inside, and a large fire pit if you do fancy some al fresco dining. There’s a separate hut for the wet room and toilet.
How much Prices from £409 for three nights with HolidayCottages. Sleeps two people. Find out more here.
3. Maylies, Northumberland
If you’re looking to get away from the daily grind, Maylies could be just the spot. For a start, the outdoor bath is the stuff of dreams with views of the sprawling countryside, while inside you’ll find two bedrooms with cosy beds, as well as an open plan kitchen and lounge.
The hut actually sleeps up to four people, so it can also be ideal for friends or families looking to have a fun countryside escape together.
How much Prices from £200 per night with Canopy & Stars. Sleeps four people. Find out more here.
4. The Happy Hare, Dorset
Couples after a romantic getaway surrounded by picturesque landscape won’t be disappointed at this quirky spot in Dorset.
The Happy Hare offers an idyllic camping break from the outdoor seating area and fire pit to the hot tub. Inside the hut expect modern and sleek interiors, including a double bed and a kitchenette with everything you need for a hearty post-countryside-walk meal.
How much Prices from £80 per night with Canopy & Stars. Sleeps two people. Find out more here.