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.
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. You have exclusive use of the viewing platform and the owners provide blankets and a Stargazer telescope to take up with you - it is perfect for sundowners, wildlife watching, meditation and of course, stargazing!
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.
The magic of this very special experience includes a hot tub and a tranquil natural spring-fed pond with a little jetty. Lady's Well 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 on the thermals above the ridge of the valley.
The adventure starts when you park up your car and load your belongings into a golf buggy. The route to the hut takes you on a short walk or ride, gently uphill through an historic orchard - in the autumn the trees are laden with delicious apples.
Lady's Well 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, should you wish 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.
Just a short stroll down to the village, there is a 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! Alternatively, head up into the Mendip Hills and take in the incredible panoramic views right across the Somerset Levels or climb the trails to the top of the famous Cheddar Gorge and the less well known but equally stunning, Ebbor Gorge.
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
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.
- No pets
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Hot tub/Outdoor bath
- Wood-burner/Open fire
- Private parking for 1 car
- No smoking
- Pub .25 miles
- Garden furniture, barbecue and fire-pit
- Under-floor heating
- Logs for wood-burner
Nestled amongst the trees, is where you'll find this serene sanctuary.
Any array of wildlife can be seen from here, there are even distant sea views!
Unwind in the bubbling hot tub and soak in the tranquillity.
Sat in its own fully enclosed area surrounded by open farmland and beautiful countryside but within walking distance of the lovely village of Hutton.
Such a gorgeous space for two.
Surprisingly spacious and beautifully fitted inside, there is even under-floor heating to supplement the wood-burner in the cooler months.
A short stroll away is magical viewing platform - exclusively for your use.
The viewing platform is the perfect for evening drinks, stargazing or yoga.
An idyllic place to rest your head.
The window at the end of the bed promises stunning views.
Cosy up by the wood-burner or toast some marshmallows on the fire-pit.
The heavenly hot tub is just a few steps away.
The cute little wood-burning stove adds extra warmth and cosiness.
The kitchen is fully fitted with hob and mini oven, microwave, toaster and kettle too.
The sweetest kitchen area!
The ensuite shower-room is an equally lovely space.
With a good-size shower.
A unique setting indeed.
Enjoy a freshly brewed cup of coffee on the decking, listening to birdsong.
Soak up the sunshine on the lovely sun loungers.
Your very own countryside haven.
Dine inside or out, the choice is yours.
A true getaway.
Lady's Well is tucked away in the most delightful spot.
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 path leads you through an orchard and up to Lady's Well Shepherd's Hut.
The pathway is utterly magical.
The village of Hutton is just a short stroll away.
Cheddar Gorge is within easy reach and well worth a visit.
Cheddar Gorge boasts spectacular views.