At the heart of a farmstead in the Quantock Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Duck's Puddle enjoys its own enclosed and private setting complete with a hot tub and little bridge over the stream. Hidden in a very private setting, this lovely shepherd's hut looks up across farmland towards the hills and woodlands of the Quantocks and is an ideal hideaway for a couple and a four-legged friend.
If you can tear yourself away from your own private retreat here, the Quantocks are criss-crossed with ancient footpaths which take you up to the wild spaces of the high open heathland. The traditional villages that are dotted throughout this area give you plenty of choice for eating out in welcoming local pubs. Try The Rising Sun at West Bagborough for a wonderful Sunday lunch - best to book first, or visit the farm shop at Bishops Lydeard for provisions for a barbecue back at base camp followed by a starlit evening in the hot tub.
Duck's Puddle has been lovingly fitted out and furnished - an excellent example of the glamping experience, with a wood-burning stove, comfy king-size bed, en suite shower with a constant supply of hot water and plenty of other home comforts. What is very special here is the privacy of the setting. Open the five-bar farm gate and pull in to your own site and instantly feel far removed from the pressures of a hectic life.
Also at this farmstead are Lamb's Tale (3246), another beautifully fitted out shepherd's hut, and Coombe Lodge (3261) - a stunning Scandinavian-style lodge. Each is very private and independent from the other (and each has its own hot tub!) but they can all be booked together for a multi-generational family holiday to remember.
Something else very special is on offer here too. Guests can choose a fabulous pampering package which includes all, or some, of the following - canapes and Prosecco; a superb high tea, also with sparkling wine; a buffet supper; a breakfast basket and, the icing on the cake, a range of beauty treatments and therapies from a fully qualified professional sports injury and beauty therapist. Please ask us if you are interested in taking up these treats to make your stay all the more memorable, and we will let you have all the details.
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
Due to the rural location, the WiFi can be intermittent. *A baby under six months old (non-crawler) is welcome, please bring your own moses basket.
- Dogs welcome (1 small dog only)
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Hot tub
- Wood-burner/Open fire
- Private parking for 2 cars
- No smoking
- Pub 2 miles
- Patio furniture and barbecue
- Under-floor heating and heated towel rail
- Logs for wood-burner
Duck's Puddle Shepherd's Hut is right on the edge of the Quantock Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in a private setting with a hot tub.
The bubbling hot tub, perfect on a starry night - bliss!
This lovely hut is set in its own private enclosed area, perfect for your four-legged friend.
The interior is light, airy and spacious.
This lovely hut is warmly welcoming.
The wood-burner will keep you toasty whatever time of year.
It wouldn't be luxury glamping without running hot water.
There's a mini-oven (with two-ring hob) as well as a microwave.
The inside is surprisingly spacious.
There is a comfy king-size bed with lovely linens.
There is a window at the end of the comfy king-size bed, so you can enjoy a lie-in with a view.
Lazy mornings are a must.
There is even a little table so you can dine with ease.
There is a stylish en suite shower-room.
Complete with a hot shower.
No luxury has been spared here.
Here you can see the door to the en suite at the far end of the hut.
Duck's Puddle is in its own garden setting with a lovely additional seating-area on the bridge over the stream.
The sweet little bridge is a lovely place to dine al fresco.
Why not light the fire-pit and toast some marshmallows.
From the steps of the hut you have countryside views, with the hot tub down at the far end of the garden in a sheltered position.
Chill out in the sunshine.
The hot tub is positioned and screened for your privacy but still enjoying the countryside surroundings - the best of both worlds and the place to watch the sun go down.
The gravelled track provides both a parking-area and turning circle, all private to you.
You'll know when you arrive!
For something extra special why not book a treatment in the on-site studio?
The Headford Reservoir is a peaceful local landmark less than a mile away.
High up on the Quantock Hills above West Quantoxhead you can see right across the Bristol Channel to South Wales on a clear day.