Somerset's Quantock Hills – a nine and a half thousand acre Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty – rise up just behind the farm setting for this beautifully crafted, bespoke Shepherd's Hut. In front, the valley view stretches across the fields, across the Bristol Channel and as far as south Wales in the distance.
Set in its own enclosed paddock with a private hot tub on the decking beside the hut and even your own spacious purpose-built kennel for your four-legged friend to dry off before they can join you inside, Lamb's Tale Shepherd's Hut takes glamping to its luxurious extreme!
There is a king-size bed with deep memory foam mattress, a wood-burning stove, two hob cooker, full-size fridge, Belfast sink and a proper shower-room with plenty of hot water and a flushing WC! This working farm is on the edge of the tiny tranquil hamlet of Plainsfield, halfway between Taunton and Bridgwater.
The Quantock Hills are a treasure of woodland and open moorland, of ancient pathways to explore and wildlife to see in their wonderful natural habitats. There is a track from the farm up into the hills which the more energetic amongst us tackle on mountain bikes – if you want to bring yours, there is plenty of safe space here for them. Go off for an adventure and come back for an evening soak under the stars in the hot tub - bliss!
This part of Somerset has a special stretch of coastline too – its own Jurassic Coast at Kilve four miles away, with striking rock formations and sea-smoothed pebbles, and further along the coastline at Blue Anchor near Minehead there are long stretches of sandy beach. A stone's throw inland from Blue Anchor is Dunster, a medieval town whose little winding streets are dominated by a National Trust castle and just beyond you will find the wilds of Exmoor National Park which faces the Quantock Hills across the Vale of Taunton.
If you are looking to try something a little different but have a family group or friends that wish to holiday nearby, then take a look at Coombe Lodge (3261) situated next door, a fabulous Scandinavian-style lodge with its own steaming hot tub and sauna, sleeping up to six persons in its own enclosed garden. Or, if you wish to holiday with another couple but both have your privacy, the delightful Duck's Puddle Shepherd's Hut (4026) is nearby too.
Open plan living-room with kitchen, dining and bedroom areas. Wood-burner, TV with DVD player, 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, due to the rural location, the WiFi can be intermittent. Due to the size of the hut there is not really enough space for a travel cot but babies up to six months old (non crawlers) are welcome in a moses basket. *A cot is not provided please bring your own moses basket.
- Dogs welcome (1 small dog only)
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Hot tub
- Private parking for 2 cars
- No smoking
- Pub 2 miles
- Patio furniture and barbecue
- Under-floor heating and heated towel rail
- Logs for the wood-burner
Lamb's Tale is a delightful shepherd's hut, set in its own enclosed paddock with a hot tub (this has now been replaced by an electric version).
What a beautiful setting with plenty of space (the hot tub is behind the wooden screening fencing for total privacy).
Open the double doors and step inside.
This beautifully bespoke shepherd's hut has everything you will need for your luxury glamping holiday.
There is a cosy little wood-burner in the corner and underfloor heating too for the cooler months.
The kitchen is extremely well equipped - with a mini oven and hob, toaster and kettle too.
Set in an enclosed paddock there is plenty of space for your four-legged friend too.
You will feel welcome the moment you arrive - there are so many lovely details here to make it a mini home from home.
The gorgeous king-size bed.
Looking across the hut from the lovely king-size bed to the en suite shower-room at the far end (behind the door).
There is a picture window at the bottom of your bed and there is even a TV too!
The en suite shower-room is beautifully fitted including a heated towel rail.
The pretty wash-basin.
The view from your kitchen window across open fields which are grazed with cattle and sheep.
Washing up with that view should be less of a hassle!
Fully equipped with a kettle and toaster too.
Everything is provided for your glamping holiday.
Equipped with everything you will need.
The cosy little wood-burner will add warmth and cosiness on cooler days.
There are a couple of comfy chairs to relax in.
There are lots of lovely features throughout the hut.
A pretty window above the bed as well as a picture window at the end of the bed.
There is even a bespoke made welly boot holder.
What a way to start the day - breakfast al fresco.
What a very special way to end the day with a soak in the hot tub (this has now been replaced with an electric version) looking out at the countryside views.
The hot tub (this has now been replaced with an electric version) is positioned in a private spot to the side of the hut but fully screen fenced for privacy.
The back of the hut with another sheltered and private patio area (and barbecue) and the hot tub.
The hot tub is so atmospheric - soak up a starry night (this has now been replaced with an electric version).
Looking towards Lamb's Tale (which is in a fully enclosed paddock) from the entrance gate.
Set in a lovely setting with a lovely old tree for shade.
Lamb's Tale is a fabulous retreat with plenty of outside space and not forgeting the hot tub too.
There is a reminder you are on a working farm with clever use of old farm machinery as garden ornaments. Your parking area is to the left of the photograph.
The Owners have even provided a kennel for your four-legged friend to dry off if required.
The entrance to the farm - just follow the farm track past the pond.
The farmstead even has a traditional farm pond - you will spot this on arrival.
Head up into the Quantock Hills from Lamb's Tale Shepherd's Hut. This 9.5 thousand acre Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is waiting to be explored.
You are very likely to see a herd of wild deer when you are out walking.
Take a picnic up into the hills and look out across the Bristol Channel to south Wales!
The Somerset Levels are nearby - with some fantastic RSPB wildlife sites. This is at Greylakes.
The nearest beach to Plainsfield is Somerset's own Jurassic Coast - with incredible rock formations.