Staying in this beautifully presented shepherd's hut gives you a rare and - so often nowadays - hard to come by opportunity to have a secret and secluded location all to yourselves. No one overlooks you here, in the fields below the treeline where the Mendip Hills dip down to the west Somerset coast.
The magic of this very special experience includes a hot tub and a tranquil natural spring-fed pond with a little jetty. Lady's Wells Shepherd's Hut has the sense of an oasis. The hut and its hot tub sit in a fully enclosed garden along with the pond, which you will only ever share with the visiting birds - ducklings in the spring, kingfishers if you are lucky and buzzards high up above on the thermals above the ridge of the valley.
The whole area leading up into the Mendips is not only one of the UK's Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, but the farmstead itself is a Site of Special Scientific Interest. This means that the countryside here is unspoilt. One of the favourite spots for you to discover is a viewing platform tucked into the edge of the woodland in the top corner of the field above the hut. From here you can see the sea and, on a clear day, right across the Bristol Channel.
The adventure starts when you park up your car and load your belongings into a field cart. The route to the hut takes you on a short walk, gently uphill through an historic orchard - in the autumn the trees are laden with delicious apples.
Lady's Wells Shepherd's Hut is a far cry from the original versions that used to enable shepherds to stay with their flock as they moved to the seasonal grazing grounds. There is a king-size bed with a deep-sprung mattress and crisp bedding. An en suite shower-room with plentiful hot water, a proper flushing WC and even a heated towel rail. A little wood-burning stove is a cosy focal point for out-of-season breaks and in addition there is under-floor heating. The kitchen area is well-equipped if you want to cook for yourselves. If you can't quite take the step to be gadget-free to complete your rural hideaway, there is even 4G broadband.
Down in the village, just a short stroll away, there is a village pub, shop and Chinese takeaway. For a change of scenery, you can set off to the long sandy beach at Weston-Super-Mare just three miles away at the bottom of the valley where you can look across the sea to the tiny wildlife islands of Flatholm and Steepholm. The Victorian pier and the long promenade are great for strolling on a warm summer's day or even on a blustery out-of-season one to blow the cobwebs away! Or you can head up into the Mendip Hills and take in the incredible panoramic views right across the Somerset Levels, or climb the trails up to the top of the famous Cheddar Gorge and the less well known but equally stunning Ebbor Gorge.
If you fancy a luxury glamping holiday with your horse, for an additional cost, the owner can offer DIY livery (with haylage, grazing and parking for your horsebox) and also available for an extra cost is lockable boat storage, both these extras can be arranged directly with the owner.
Open plan living-room with kitchen, dining and bedroom areas. Wood-burner, TV, electric cooker (2 ring hob and mini oven), microwave, fridge (with ice-box), toaster, kettle and king-size double bed (5')
Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Please note, you are welcome to fish in the pond which is about 10 feet deep, but all fish must be safely returned to the water. Due to the location near the pond and the steps up to the hut, Lady's Well Shepherd's Hut is not suitable for children under ten although babies up to six months old (non crawlers) are welcome. *A cot is not provided, bring your own travel cot.
- Regret no pets
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Hot tub
- Private parking for 1 car
- No smoking
- Pub .25 miles
- Garden furniture and fire-pit
- Under-floor heating
- Logs for wood-burner
- DIY livery (haylage and grazing too) pay owner (At cost)
- Boat storage pay owner (At cost)
This gorgeous shepherd's hut is in a private location, sheltered by the trees and with the luxury of a wonderful hot tub. There are fields all around.
You can soak in the hot tub (complete with MP3 player fitting) with countryside views - not overlooked at all.
A truly gorgeous setting for a fabulous getaway.
Escape the stresses and strains of modern life.
A unique setting indeed.
Sat in its own fully enclosed area surrounded by open farmland and beautiful countryside but within walking distance of the lovely village of Hutton.
A bed with a view!
An idyllic place to rest your head.
And here is the view from the bed!
Surprisingly spacious and beautifully fitted inside, there is even under-floor heating to supplement the wood-burner in the cooler months.
Cosy up by the wood-burner or toast some marshmallows on the fire-pit.
The bubbling hot tub is just a few steps away.
The cute little wood-burning stove adds extra warmth and cosiness.
What a wonderful setting.
Hot water to your kitchen sink.
Cook up a scrummy supper.
The kitchen is fully fitted with hob and mini oven, microwave, toaster and kettle too.
The view from the kitchen sink! Here there are no near neighbours.
And of course, there is the en suite shower-room.
An equally lovely space.
With a good-size shower.
There is, of course, hot and cold running water.
Soak in the hot tub watching and listening to the sounds of the countryside.
The most idyllic setting in the countryside.
Looking up towards Lady's Well Shepherd's Hut from the bottom of the field. Totally enclosed, your very own countryside haven.
Dine inside or out, the choice is yours.
An idyllic place to spend a few days or more.
A snooze in the sun is a must.
You have your own little fishing lake to sit by - what a place to start the day with your morning cup of coffee. The hut is some distance from the farmstead and so you will have great privacy.
Sit back and relax.
A true getaway.
Lady's Well is tucked away in the most delightful spot.
Surrounded by countryside.
Looking at the view behind the hut. Total seclusion.
Lady's Well Shepherd's Hut is in its own enclosed area to the side of a huge open field. You may have some inquisitive cows as neighbours!
This is the setting you will be treated to. There are distant sea views from the viewing platform at the top of the field above the shepherd's hut.
A short stroll away is the most fabulous lookout which you are welcome to use - and with views across to Wales.
The view from the lookout which is across another field with Wales on the horizon.
Glorious views all around from the lookout.
Another shot of the gorgeous view from the viewing platform.
As you can see there are plenty of countryside views from this idyllic destination. Lady's Well Shepherd's Hut is to the left of the photograph.
This path leads you through an orchard and up to Lady's Well Shepherd's Hut.
You'll want to return time and time again.
The pathway through the orchard leading to Lady's Well. You can see the hut in the centre of the photograph.
The village of Hutton is just a short stroll away. There is a pub, shop and Chinese takeaway!
Just the most stunning, idyllic setting.
Cheddar Gorge is within easy reach and well worth a visit.
Cheddar Gorge boasts spectacular views.
Wow! Just look at that view! Cheddar Gorge is a must.