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 for soaking up a starry night from - 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.
The kitchen-area is well-equipped for all of your glamping holiday needs.
There is everything you could need for a comfortable stay.
It wouldn't be luxury glamping without running hot water.
Cuppa, anyone?
The owners even provide yummy biscuits!
Every detail has been thoughtfully put together and provided.
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 are lovely touches throughout.
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.
Colourful touches add to the charm.
There are sweet countryside features throughout.
There is even a little table so you can dine with ease.
Duck's Puddle wouldn't be Duck's Puddle without some duck features!
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.
Rural bliss.
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.
Dine inside or out, the choice is yours.
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.
There is so much outside space here - at the far end of the garden you will find the hot tub, as well as the perfect spot for the sun loungers.
Bring along that book you have been meaning to read.
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.
There is so much outside space here and it's enclosed - perfect for your four-legged friend.
Duck's Puddle is as pretty as a picture.
The gravelled track provides both a parking area and turning circle, all private to you.
You'll know when you arrive!
You will pass the owners' farmyard pond when you turn into the driveway.
The Headford Reservoir is a 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.

Duck's Puddle Shepherd's Hut

4026

6.4 miles W of Bridgwater / Sleeps 2 + cot* (no children from 1 to 3)

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7 Nights from  £365

The location of attractions is intended only as a guide. Distances are 'as the crow flies'.

Nearest pub

Rose and Crown Inn (1 ¾ miles)

A welcoming historic old coaching Inn set in the heart of the village. Dogs are welcome and there's a large garden with seating for warmer weather.

Nearest beach

Kilve Beach (5 ¾ miles)

Kilve Beach sits halfway between Minehead and Bridgwater. A rolling grassy expanse meeting a rocky beach peppered with rock pools, Kilve is picnic paradise. A Site of Special Scientific Interest, the beach is also home to lots of fossils, including ammonites and reptile remains. Just remember, you are not allowed to dig them directly out of the cliffs though.

Nearest walk

Nether Stowey, Friarn & Over Stowey Walk (1 ¾ miles)

A four and a half mile countryside walk taking in quaint Somerset villages on the way. Start from The Cross in Nether Stowey and follow the directions on the Web site.

Nearest town

Nether Stowey (1 ¾ miles)

On the fringes of the Quantock Hills, Nether Stowey is a village where rural community spirit is alive and well – perhaps the fact that three busy pubs still thrive here is testament to this. The most famous former resident of Nether Stowey is the legendary poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge; his passion for walking the hills and valleys of this beautiful countryside is commemorated in the Coleridge Way, a magnificent 36 mile trail that crosses the Quantocks on its way to Exmoor.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs Thomas April 2019

The Ancient Mariner pub

Lovely for Sunday lunch although menu was limited to mainly roasts

Also nearby

The Pines Cafe (2 ½ miles)

Home cooked food and cakes served in a lovely setting overlooking the Quantocks. Panoramic view, outdoor sun deck, ample parking and dog friendly, a great please to stop when out and about in the area.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

May 2017

Lemon Drizzle Cake, YUM

Best lemon drizzle cake I have ever had. Lovely local Miles tea and coffee, delicious.

The Rising Sun Inn (2 ¾ miles)

'Great food in the heart of the Quantocks'. A traditional inn with a varied, locally sourced menu and real ales - the perfect Somerset stop-off. The interior is cosy and welcoming, yet spacious and well-renovated, with spotlights highlighting the traditional features.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr and Mrs Nurcombe June 2018

Fantastic gastro pub

We are so lucky to have a fantastic gastro pub on our doorstep for all guests at Bashford Lodge to walk to. Open 7 days a week, for lunch and evening meals. Booking essential at the weekend.

Hestercombe Gardens (6 miles)

Forty acres of loveliness including streams, temples, woodland and terraces. The garden features Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian influences.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Smith April 2019

Amazing gardens

Thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon at Hestercombe, beautiful gardens, waterfalls and views! Great shop too and dog friendly too.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Willis May 2016

Exceptional.

Quite simply stunning , superb gardens and house . A beautiful location with superb views. The coffee shop is well worth a visit and the restaurant if you have more time .
All the staff were very friendly and gave an excellent impression.
This is exactly the way to manage these houses . Take note National Trust at Montacute . I know which house we shall return to .

Plowright Organic (1 ¼ miles)

Local veg and fruit boxes delivered to your door. Details of stock and availabilty are on their website so place an order now for the easy way to shop when you are on holiday.

The New Inn (6 ½ miles)

This 18th century former coaching house is well situated between the Quantocks and Exmoor National Park. If you are out and about for day pop in for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr and Mrs Nurcombe June 2018

Great local pub in Halse

Good atmosphere in this pub, with the locals. Good pub food, reasonably priced.

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