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20 Cosy Shepherd's Huts on CoolStays

Published: 3rd June 2019

There's nowhere cosier than a shepherd's hut. Small but perfectly formed, you've got everything you need inside, while outside you're deep in the peaceful countryside. So don't follow the flock - make your next holiday a snug and luxurious shepherd's hut stay.

Birch Hut

Tucked away in the Pembrokeshire countryside, Birch Hut offers you a wonderful spot in which to relax and unwind away from the trappings of daily life. With a simple, yet luxurious feel, this shepherds hut is eye-catching, well crafted and offers lovely scenic views. Birch Hut is set in an acre of lawn, and has a modern feel, with clean lines and plenty of natural light. The hut also has a bespoke kitchen, comfy bed, and a wood burning stove to keep you toasty in winter. Step outside and you can lie together in the hammock, or light the fire pit to warm yourselves on chilly evenings. The marvellous Pembrokeshire countryside is all around you, and you have access to the Pembrokeshire Coast on foot. Guests can also enjoy pony trekking, horse riding, boat trips, and numerous scenic walks.

Birch Hut

Birch Hut

Cardigan - Pembrokeshire

Get away from it all at this cosy retreat within the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. This amazing cabin with gorgeous countryside views is a place to find calm

Sleeps 2

From 100/night

Usk Valley Hut

If peace and tranquility is your thing then Usk Valley Hut is the one for you. It sits nestled in an ancient woodland thats filled with bluebells, allowing you to reconnect with nature in style. This charming shepherds hut is in complete seclusion and has views overlooking the pretty Usk Valley. The hut is handmade, and is nice and cosy with a living space, a king-size cabin bed, a wood burner, and a kitchen thats complete with a gas hob, fridge, and a wood burning stove oven. This makes preparing meals a joy! Theres also a firepit and BBQ outside meaning you can grill up a storm in summer. Theres a dining area inside the hut, however, guests may wish to eat al fresco during the warmer months. Rest in the hammock for lazy days, and enjoy your wonderful natural surroundings. Or why not head out for a walk and explore the delightful Usk Valley? There are also ancient ruins, high wires, and cycle routes to be explored in the nearby Forest of Dean, and slightly further afield are the incredible Brecon Beacons.

Usk Valley Hut

Usk Valley Hut

Monmouth - South Wales

A romantic hut for two, nestled amongst the bluebell woods in the Usk Valley.

Sleeps 2

From 81/night

Cromwell's Hideaway

With underfloor heating, plenty of outdoor space and stunning views, Cromwells Hideaway is a great bolthole for a couples break. Located in rural Monmouthshire, guests have fantastic access to a number of walks right from their doorstep. This carefully renovated hut fits in plenty of luxury despite its quaint size. The wood-panelled walls create a feeling of space, and in summer you can open the double doors to let the natural light and country air come pouring in. The country-style kitchen is equipped with a gas hob, fridge, kettle and toaster, and youre also provided with a welcome tea tray on arrival, as well as a lovely continental breakfast on the first morning of your stay. You can enjoy a comfy nights sleep in the beautifully dressed double bed, with quality linens, and the ensuite bathroom has a full-sized shower and WC. As well as some fantastic country walks, guests can also try their hand at kayaking, visit some delightful villages, and explore the ancient Raglan Castle.

Cromwell's Hideaway

Cromwell's Hideaway

Raglan - Monmouthshire

A cosy romantic hideaway in the heart of Monmouthshire, this converted Shepherds Hut is cosy and cool with underfloor heating and stunning views

Sleeps 2

From 80/night

Hide Wales - The Bugail Hut

With a minimalist, yet comfy interior, Bugail Hut is a modern holiday spot for any couples looking to escape to the Welsh countryside. Sitting in the Tresilian Wood, near the coastal village of St Donats, in the Vale of Glamorgan, the hut has beautiful natural materials that combine with muted, earthy colours, to give it plenty of style. The modern, annex kitchen has a mini worktop oven, and a fridge, and the hand-carved table offers you the chance to dine in style! The living/sleeping area has a wood burner for extra cosiness, and the bathroom is complete with a shower and WC. You have plenty of South Wales scenery on your doorstep from the wildflower meadows and woodland that surround you, to the stunning south Wales coastline nearby, complete with large cliffs and dramatic beaches. The sleepy nearby village of St Donats is a delight, as is the pretty town of Cowbridge. If you want something a bit more busy and bustling, then the cool city of Cardiff is just a short drive away.

Hide Wales - The Bugail Hut

Hide Wales - The Bugail Hut

Llantwit Major - Vale of Glamoragn

A boutique shepherds hut snuggled in a lush South Wales arboretum next to the Heritage coastline; perfect for a romantic escape...

Sleeps 2

From 95/night

Upper House Glamping

With sheep and hens in the field next door, and incredibly scenic views all around, youll be able to fully rest and embrace the countryside at Upper House Glamping. However, with comfy furnishings, and access to an on-site sauna, youre guaranteed an added slice of luxury that most glamping trips just cant offer. The cosy hut has a wood burning stove, an en suite shower, and a flushing loo. Theres also a cooker, fridge and sink for preparing meals as well as hot and cold water, and a luxurious double bed for a great nights sleep. You can venture out and explore Herefordshire, or visit one of the many pubs and restaurants nearby, or lounge around back at the hut with a book before spending some time in the luxury Zoki sauna. Located just outside Ledbury, this shepherds hut is situated in between the Wye Valley and the Malvern Hills, both of which are designated as Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Upper House Glamping

Upper House Glamping

Ledbury - Herefordshire

Glamping for two at this cosy shepherd's hut stay with a sauna and a stunning view.

Sleeps 2

From 60/night

StarBed Hideaways

Head on down to the wonderful county of Devon and visit StarBed Hideaways, which is home to two luxury, modern double shepherds huts on one site that sits on the western edge of Dartmoor National Park. With such fantastic access to all Dartmoor has to offer, these huts are a top spot for lovers of the great outdoors. Both huts are complete with glass roofs, offering the chance for stargazing at night, as well as outdoor dining spots that are ideal for use in summer. Both huts offer luxury and make use of King-size beds and giant deep bathtubs - something rather rare when it comes to shepherds huts! They also have nice quaint kitchens for preparing meals. Theres a fully stocked larder on site, however, you can also order from the incredible menu and enjoy a range of delicious home cooked meals. If you wish to venture further afield you'll be pleased to hear that there are two pubs within walking distance and an array of lovely restaurants nearby.

StarBed Hideaways

StarBed Hideaways

Yelverton - Devon

Fabulous, luxurious and utterly unique - Two double shepherds huts with glass roofs, roll top baths and spectacular views on the fringes of Dartmoor.

Sleeps 2

From 150/night

South Coombe Shepherds Hut

South Coombe Shepherds Hut is a delightful space for couples looking to rest and relax in Devon. Slide open the skylight, and open up the big double doors to let the warm summer air come flooding in. With comfy furnishings, and a sleek, modern design, this hut has everything you need for an enjoyable stay in the country. And when you step outside, not only do you have some marvellous views, and a pretty outdoor dining space, but you also get the added luxury of your own private hot tub. You are also encouraged to make use of the shared on-site facilities including the indoor pool, the Finnish sauna and the games room. Explore the 15 acre farm, complete with orchards, meadows and lawns or pop out for a picnic by the pretty stream. The shepherds hut is located between Dartmoor and Exmoor, so you have two incredible National parks nearby. Croyde, with its long sandy beaches and surfing opportunities, is just an hour away and foodies are bound to love the Michelin Starred Mason Arms, which is also nearby.

South Coombe Shepherds Hut

South Coombe Shepherds Hut

Witheridge - Devon

With its luscious Devon countryside views, stylish interior and gorgeous hot-tub - this shepherd's hut will sweep you off your feet.

Sleeps 2

From 125/night

Tor View Shepherds Hut

These two bespoke shepherds huts are sat on the Mendip Hills offering views out over the Somerset countryside towards Glastonbury Tor. These two huts offer rustic charm, whilst still having the comfort and style of a luxury glamping spot. You can only get in to your hut once youve received your special code and directions via email, thus enhancing the true isolation and peaceful serenity in which you are located. Stay toasty and warm in winter in front of the log burner, or throw open the doors in summer to let the outside in. Each hut has a modern kitchen, as well as an en suite shower and toilet. Disconnect, lie back and unwind in the wood-fired hot tub and while away the hours in luxury with a glass of bubbly and your loved one for company. Theres also a fire pit outside for keeping warm, which can also be utilised for some campfire cooking. These huts are ideally situated for anyone looking to explore the best of what Somerset has to offer. Visit Wells, Englands smallest Cathedral city, or wander around the charming town of Glastonbury. Guests are also encouraged to visit Cheddar Gorge or the beautiful Wookey Hole limestone caves, both of which are a real treat.

Tor View Shepherds Huts

Tor View Shepherds Huts

Maesbury - Somerset

Gorgeously handcrafted huts in the splendid Somerset countryside - Head out for a picturesque walk or lie back in the hot tub and gaze at the view

Sleeps 2

From 110/night

The Shepherds Hut Retreat

Enjoy a glass of wine in your own private hot tub, perched on the edge of a tranquil pond at The Shepherds Hut Retreat. These four spacious, yet cosy huts offer true luxury and comfort to guests looking to escape to the country. Each of the four huts offers peace and isolation, with their own well-thought out spots on the waters edge. Read a book in the hammock, lie in the tub, or cook up dinner on the BBQ, before enjoying a peaceful nights sleep in your comfy bed. Guests are also offered access to the woodland sauna for that added bit of indulgence.

Each hut has a quaint, yet perfectly formed main living area and a separate bathroom. With pretty, vintage chic design the huts all boast a meticulous attention to detail. The pond around which these huts are set, sits within luscious green fields in South Somerset. This means you have plenty of natural beauty and wildlife around you. Venture out and explore and you wont be disappointed. As well as some stunning countryside, the world renowned Jurassic Coast is also nearby offering fantastic cliff top walks and lovely beaches.

The Shepherds Hut Retreat

The Shepherds Hut Retreat

Crewkerne - Somerset

Retreat to one of these secluded shepherds huts for a tranquil break in Somersets idyllic natural haven.

Sleeps 2-8

From 80/night

Dimpsey Yonder Shepherds Hut

The Dimpsey Yonder Shepherds Hut is one of the most indulgent in Somerset, thanks to its hot tub, free-standing bath, and a romantic double bedroom. Nestled in its own copse, the woodland surroundings ensure you can get back to nature in style. Inside the hut you have a cosy kitchen and dining area that has a wood-burning stove to keep you warm in winter. Though if thats not enough youll also be pleased to know that the hut has full central heating. Youll also receive a tea tray of baked treats waiting for you on arrival. Your toilet and copper-lined shower can also be found in hut number one and once you walk through to the adjoining second hut youre presented with a decadent bedroom, complete with skylight, luxury Naturalmat bed, mood lighting and sheepskin rugs. Not only this but you also have a magnificent, free-standing slipper bath opposite the bed! Head out of the doors and youll be on your own private deck. Here you have a quaint seating area and your own private wood-fired hot tub.

Located in Somerset, near Combe St Nicholas, there are a number of fantastic places nearby to eat out. The closest the lovely Candlelight Inn in Bishopswood is just a four-minute drive away. Visit Chard and you have many more choices, whilst larger towns such as Taunton and Axminster also have plenty to offer. The incredible Jurassic Coast is also just over half an hours drive away, with the popular town of Lyme Regis being a great spot from which to explore the coastline.

Dimpsey Yonder Shepherds Hut

Dimpsey Yonder Shepherds Hut

Combe St Nicholas - Somerset

One of the most indulgent shepherds huts in Somerset, with hot tub, free-standing bath, and a romantic boudoir bedroom

Sleeps 2

From 225/night

The Scrumpy Shepherd

This comfy, hand-crafted shepherds hut is located in a peaceful spot of Suffolk countryside near the town of Woodbridge. With high quality fittings, comfy furnishings and a stylish interior, this hut offers couples the perfect romantic retreat. From the bespoke oak kitchen to the fabulous ensuite bathroom, everything has been cleverly thought through, with fantastic attention to detail. The Scrumpy Shepherd is located in its very own private orchard, meaning that you approach the hut via a short stroll over a meadow thats filled with new and ancient fruit trees. You can sit outside and enjoy the natural surroundings as you fire up the BBQ for a wonderful summer evening feast. Woodbridge is nearby and is a lovely riverside market town with plenty to see and do from cracking shops, to great restaurants, cafes and pubs.

The Scrumpy Shepherd

The Scrumpy Shepherd

Brandeston - Woodbridge

Welcome to The Scrumpy Shepherd, a totally magical shepherd's hut that's ideal for a romantic break for two.

Sleeps 2

From 50/night

Ockeridge Rural Retreats

Ockeridge Rural Retreats consists of three luxury shepherds huts that offer you underfloor heating and stunning roll top copper bath tubs. These humble shepherds huts have been transformed into the ultimate in romantic holiday retreats. Sat in their own piece of Worcestershire countryside, the three huts offer a relaxing place from which to explore this popular countys countryside. Inside each hut theres a cosy living and dining area that has comfy corner seating, a fold down dining table, and an LCD TV for evening entertainment. They also feature country-style kitchens that each have a Baby Belling oven, fridge, toaster, kettle and a gorgeous Belfast ceramic sink. When it comes to your surroundings youll be pleased to know that Ockeridge Rural Retreats is near to a number of great days out. Cosy country pubs and local shops can be found just a mile or so away, or you could jump in the car and head out to explore the historic city of Worcester, The Malvern Hills or the ancient Tewkesbury Abbey.

Ockeridge Rural Retreats Shepherd's Hut

Ockeridge Rural Retreats Shepherd's Hut

Worcester - Worcestershire

Underfloor heating and a roll top copper bath have transformed humble shepherds huts into romantic hideaways nestled away in the Worcestershire countryside

Sleeps 2-4 depending on hut

From 99/night

Withywood Shepherds Hut

Withywood Shepherds Hut offers you the chance to rest up and enjoy some peace and quiet on a working dairy farm on the South Downs. And, with a full sized double bed and two singles, it works perfectly for romantic couples breaks, or family trips. To make it even more suitable for families, theres also space for additional tents to be pitched to accommodate more guests for a slight added cost. Seeing as youre on a working farm, guests are also offered the chance to take a tour to see the animals, you may even get a chance to watch the cows being milked. Guests are provided with a fantastic welcome pack on arrival that includes eggs from the farm and locally made chocolate brownies. The hut itself has plenty of rural charm, and thanks to the kitchen and bathroom being located in a separate hut next door, you also have more space than usual to spend time socialising. Sit outside and light the campfire, and enjoy time with your family after a day out exploring the Sussex countryside.

Withywood Shepherds Hut

Withywood Shepherds Hut

Bines Green - West Sussex

Gorgeous custom built luxury shepherds hut in the Sussex countryside, complete with firepit, and wood cabin kitchen and bathroom.

Sleeps 4

From 75/night

The Nut Plat Retreat

The Nut Plat Retreat is situated in Kents Garden of England and consists of two quaint huts that were once working road wagons, but have now been restored to provide comfy holiday spots for couples. Both have original features and home comforts, and are filled with plenty of that sought-after country charm. The waggons feature fold-up double beds and pretty, natural oak furniture. They also make use of floral furnishings and stained glass windows for added ambience.

Each waggon has its own additional hut that houses a safari kitchen and private bathroom, meaning you have all you need for an enjoyable stay. The kitchens each have their own two burner gas hob, along with pretty crockery and a handy cool box. Cooking essentials adorn the shelves, and delicious hampers can be collected from the farm. The bathrooms make use of hot water showers and composting toilets. One of the two huts also has its own private, wood-fired hot tub for added luxury, meaning you can relax in real style with a glass of bubbly. With a local village pub just down the lane, and Sevenoaks and West Malling under half an hour away, theres also plenty to do in the area.

The Nut Plat Retreat

The Nut Plat Retreat

Tonbridge - Kent

Two bijoux wagons in Kents Garden of England, where you can glamp in style just an hour from London.

Sleeps 4 (2 per wagon)

From 85/night

Elmley Nature Reserve

With spectacular views and an incredible location, Elmley Nature Reserve is a collection of 6 wonderful shepherds huts that offer you the chance to enjoy true peace and tranquility. These huts sit in 3,300 acres of sprawling landscapes that offer gigantic skies and plenty of wildlife. And with the huts sleeping a variety of different numbers of people, there are options for couples, small groups of friends, and families. The huts themselves vary from modern dwellings with large windows to rustic, cosy cabins that allow you to feel at one with nature. Depending on which hut you opt for you can make use of luxury king sized beds, private hot tubs, idyllic locations overlooking the surrounding scenery, BBQs, firepits and more. You can wander the grounds taking in all of the sights, or head out and visit the charming towns of Sheppey, Whitstable and Faversham. Walkers can also head onto the Kent Downs, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, that has plenty to offer.

Elmley Nature Reserve

Elmley Nature Reserve

Isle of Sheppey - Kent

Escape to Elmley Nature Reserve and stay in comfy cosy huts surrounded by inspiring scenery and wonderful wildlife.

Sleeps 2 to 10

From 110/night

Wayfarer's Wood

This craftsman-built shepherds hut is set in its own private woodland glade in Norfolk offering great access to the Norfolk Broads. Off-grid, and filled with rural charm, this shepherds hut has all you need for a comfy, cosy stay. Wayfarers' Wood has solar powered lighting and a gas hob which is ideal for cooking romantic meals for two. The hut also has a wood burning stove so you can stay cosy and warm. Theres also double-glazing and insulation from sheep's wool so the hut can be enjoyed all year round. When the sun is shining you have plenty of space outside in which to rest and unwind. And, with such a quiet, isolated location, youll have complete privacy apart from the odd hare, badger or deer that may drop in unannounced.

Wayfarers' Wood

Wayfarers' Wood

Honing - Norfolk

Slow down and get back to nature at Wayfarer's Wood, a charming shepherd's hut in Norfolk

Sleeps 2

From 86/night

Lowes Farm Shepherds Huts

Lowes Farm Shepherds Huts

Leek - Staffordshire

These two cute and cosy huts in the invigorating Peak District National Park provide a different kind of romantic break

Sleeps 3

From 60/night

Haddy's Hut

A traditional shepherds hut with all the modern fixtures and fittings you require, Haddys Hut offers couples a romantic Peak District retreat. The hut has a full modern kitchen, that features an electric oven and hob, as well as a fridge, kettle and toaster - which means you have more cooking options than in an average shepherds hut. The interior is also spacious and airy, sleeping two in comfort. Theres a lovely comfy double bed at one end, and a small dining table with chairs down the other. You also have your own ensuite bathroom that has a shower, WC and basin. Not only does the hut have underfloor heating throughout, but you also have a TV, DVD player and WiFi meaning you have plenty of entertainment options for cosy evenings in. When the sun is shining, swing open the French doors and spend time on your private outside area with its patio furniture, parasol and external lighting. The Hope Valley, where the hut is nestled, has many walking routes that can be accessed from your doorstep. Other more classic Peak District walks such as Winnats Pass, Mam Tor and the Great Ridge are also accessible from Haddys Hut.

Haddy's Hut

Haddy's Hut

Hope - Derbyshire

Traditional charm meets the modern world at Haddy's Hut, a bespoke shepherd's hut in the Peak District

Sleeps 2

From 71/night

Waingate's Farm Huts

Waingates Farm consists of three boutique shepherds huts that offer seriously stylish glamping. Located in the countryside of North Yorkshire, Waingates Farm is 20 miles from York and is even closer to Ripon and Harrogate. Each sizeable hut has been hand-crafted and individually styled by the owners, and they are all well equipped for an enjoyable couples retreat. Not only does each hut have a BBQ, firepit and pretty outdoor dining space, but they also all come with their own private wood-fired hot tub. Add to this a Nespresso coffee machine, complimentary toiletries and comfy double beds, and youve got the perfect Yorkshire getaway for two. Waingates Farm sits on the family run Roecliffe Estate, which is a working arable farm. You can enjoy plenty of walking routes, offering you the chance to explore the area on foot. Most of the bridleways and footpaths are linked, meaning whether you are walking or cycling, you can make your way around with ease.

Waingates Farm Huts

Waingates Farm Huts

York - North Yorkshire

Enjoy a romantic retreat in the gorgeous Yorkshire countryside at Waingates Farm Huts- luxurious custom built shepherds huts for two....

Sleeps 6

From 135/night

Beacon Hill Hideaways

These three fantastic shepherds huts are located on a huge 360 acre estate complete with beautiful beech woodlands, a pretty lake, and some fabulous spa facilities. Whether youre lounging around in your hut by the fireplace, sitting outside taking in the view, or going for a dip in the on-site pool, were sure youre going to love Beacon Hill Hideaways. When you throw the steam room, sauna and jacuzzi into the mix, this starts to become a truly magical glamping experience.

Each hut has a delightful open plan living area as well as a functional kitchen, a luxurious bedroom, and a TV and bluetooth speaker for entertainment. They also each have an adjoining bathroom complete with a shower, flushing toilet and basin. Whilst the spa and the amazing grounds will mean youll never want to leave, those who do venture out have plenty to see and do. Beacon Hill Hideaways sits in between Northumberland National Park and the Northumberland Coast, which is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty thats popular among lovers of the great outdoors. You can also explore some pretty towns and villages including Berwick-upon-Tweed, Bamburgh, Seahouses, Beadnell, Craster, Alnmouth and Whitley Bay.

Beacon Hill Hideaways

Beacon Hill Hideaways

Morpeth - Northumberland

Fabulous shepherds huts sitting in 360 acre estate with gorgeous beech woodland, idyllic lake and fantastic spa facilities.

Sleeps 2

From 135/night

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Claire Wills
Claire is the International Editor for CoolStays. It's her mission to scout the globe for new amazing places to show you. You can follow her on Twitter, @clairelewills

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