Cosy countryside getaway in a traditional shepherd’s hut nestled in a picturesque Wiltshire valley, perfect for couples.
Please note that the minimum stay for this property is 2 nights
Hare's Rest is owned and managed by Ruth Stevens.
You can ask a question or make a booking request directly with Ruth Stevens.
Hidden away in the Wiltshire countryside, you’ll find a traditional shepherd's hut which has been transformed into luxury accommodation for two. This is an idyllic escape for nature lovers who want to get a little closer to wildlife and enjoy a picturesque part of the British countryside. Hare’s Rest is located in a beautiful valley where the hillsides are home to famous chalk carvings of white horses.
The hut may have cosy dimensions, however, you’ll find everything you need here for a delightful escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The kitchen area is equipped with a gas hob, fridge/freezer and a large sink, everything you need to rustle up hearty meals after some long walks.
The luxurious double bed, complete with a soft duvet is the perfect place to restore your energy after a day spent exploring the countryside or the local towns and villages. Every inch of space has been carefully considered and you’ll find extra storage in the cupboards under the bed. The shower room is bright and airy thanks to the neutral colour palette that’s used throughout the hut. Even in the colder months, the hut is still a cosy place to escape to, with a wood-burning stove just right for snuggling up in front of on chilly autumn and winter nights, and fully insulated walls. Outside, the hut has its own garden area where guests can enjoy a barbecue and soak up the tranquil surroundings.
The location is ideal for those who love to get out and about in the countryside. There are endless walking, cycling and even riding opportunities in the surrounding landscape. There also some spots which are popular for river swimming. It’s just a 10-minute drive to Farleigh Hungerford for a dip in the River Frome at the Farleigh & District Swimming Club, believed to be the oldest river swimming club in the country. Just up the hill, you’ll find the ruins of a castle where you can discover rare medieval wall paintings, explore the Priest’s House and, if you’re brave enough, venture down into the crypt.
If you fancy heading back to civilisation for an afternoon, the beautiful Georgian city of Bath less than half an hour away in the car. Take in the grand architecture or visit the UK’s only natural thermal spa and enjoy the views from the rooftop pool.
From Previous Guests
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Just got back from a lovely stay at Hares Rest. Ruth, the host was really helpful and the welcome basket of home made goods and fresh eggs was a lovely touch. Nice and peaceful listening to the owls at night while sitting round the fire pit with a glass of red. Will be going back some day that’s for sure.
Stayed July 2022
What a cosy quaint place to stay, with absolutely everything you could need for a peaceful getaway. Ruth was a brilliant host she left baked goods, fresh eggs and milk.. even Easter biscuits. Such attention to detail and kindness. She also didn’t intrude at all. We saw her to collect our keys and that was it. Which was really lovely and respectful. The only thing I’d say is that there is another Coolstay (a converted lorry) on the same field. Only a stones throw from the lodge. Not a problem, but worth baring in mind if you were hoping to feel isolated. I would definitely recommend this Coolstay!
Stayed April 2022
Myself, my husband and our dog Bruce recently stayed in Hares Rest. Absolutely amazing shepherds hut. Wonderfully converted with everything you need for a romantic peaceful stay. The hamper of fresh bread, milk, butter, cake, jam and eggs from ‘their girls’ was a lovely touch. We will 100% be booking again.
Stayed May 2021
My partner, myself, and our bulldog had the absolute joy and pleasure of staying at Hare's Rest. Ruth was incredibly kind and helped start our vacation off right with a hamper of homemade treats to greet us upon our arrival. It was hot the week we stayed here, so after adventuring out in the early morning to explore the local area (really, there's so much to do outdoors nearby!) we would come back and just enjoy sitting in the sun for the rest of the afternoon and into the evening, catching up on some reading and spending some time away from phone/computer screens. Ruth provided us with more than enough kindling and firewood, and we made a fire/BBQ'd dinner almost every night. Our bulldog loved exploring in the tall grass. We also had one wonderful evening being able to watch a far off lightning storm! If you're looking to get away from it all, I cannot recommend Hare's Rest highly enough,
Stayed August 2020
My partner and I stayed here for a couple of days and it was everything we hoped for. Ruth provided us a hamper of wonderful fresh treats (bread, eggs, cake, shortbread, jam, butter, orange juice and milk) which were all delicious. The shepherds hut itself was cosy and very clean. It's surrounded by long grass in a paddock and feels so secluded and relaxing. There was plenty of firewood for the fire pit so we were able to light the fire pit. Would definitely recommend this place for a relaxing getaway!
Stayed August 2020
My husband and I had the pleasure of staying at Hares Rest with our 3 terriers, we were welcomed by Ruth and a hamper of goodies for our use whilst at the cabin, which was all locally sourced organic items, which were very tasty, included was eggs from her chickens, which were beautiful. The dogs could run free in a large fenced off paddock surrounding the shepherds hut, which our dogs were delighted with! Ruth and her husband Cliff were very helpful and welcoming, nothing was too much trouble! The wood burner in the hut was pre loaded and kindling, matches and logs were provided free of charge for use inside and in the fire pit outside. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and both ourselves and the dogs came back refreshed. Farm shop and supermarkets all very near. However at the hut you are truly secluded and at one with nature, lots of lovely birds around, lots off dog walks near by, would recommend a stay at Hares rest! It was lovely, thank you so much for providing such a lovely laid back stay.
Stayed October 2019
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