Come and stay in one of our traditional Dorset shepherd’s huts.
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Warm and cosy, quiet and peaceful, king sized beds, ensuite bathrooms, tea and coffee facilities, ample parking.
The perfect rural retreat! Come and stay on a bed and breakfast basis in one of our lovely huts. Only a one minute walk to real ale, fine wines and freshly prepared local food.
Each hut sleeps 2 adults (with room for a cot) and provides the ultimate rustic quirky glamping experience (with the essential home comforts). The huts are situated in Drusilla’s paddock and are surrounded by fields full of sheep. They are warm and cosy with king sized beds, heating, tea and coffee making facilities, hot showers and flushing toilets (so no need to brave the elements in the middle of the night armed with a torch).
Shepherd’s huts are a traditional feature of the rural landscape and have been used since 1596 – perhaps not always with king sized beds and toilets though! Our huts have been lovingly built at Drusilla’s by local craftsmen using traditional methods. They are made of wood with corrugated roofs and have metal wheels (having been designed to be towed into the fields by tractors or steam traction engines). They are fully insulated and suitable for staying in throughout the year – even in the snow!
Our huts are named after breeds of local sheep – ‘Dorset Down’ and ‘Horn and Poll’. Their inside decors reflect a “sheep” theme – the huts even have their own shepherds crooks!
Each hut is equipped for comfort with dazzling white sheets, cosy duvets, fluffy towels, hair dryer and tea and coffee facilities. The bathroom has a heated towel rack so your towels are always toasty warm and another radiator in the bedroom ensures that is equally warm. Umbrellas and torches have been supplied to help you to find your way safely into Drusilla’s and a motion and light sensitive outside light helps too. Cast iron hanging hooks are provided for clothes and there is plenty of room for cases under the bed. Ample parking is available in Drusilla’s huge car park which is only a few seconds walk from the huts. In the Summer outside furniture and a fire cage is provided so you can sit out under the stars and toast marshmallows! Drusilla’s benefits from “dark skies” so we are the perfect place to look at the stars!
Contact us for more details or to make a booking. Email: email@example.com or phone 01258 840297. Our huts are open from the 13th March to the 13th January.
Prices per hut per night including linen and heating:
from 13th March 2018 (excluding August Bank Holiday):
£99 – 1 night
£169 – 2 nights
£224 – 3 nights – then all additional nights £74 per night
£500 per week
Cot hire: £10 per stay
**CALL US FOR SPECIAL OFFERS AND WEEKEND RATES**
View/ download our booking Terms and conditions here
Guide dogs are welcome in our huts (unfortunately we are unable to accommodate pets).
Traditional English breakfast including tea or coffee is included, served between 9 – 11am in Drusilla’s (earlier by prior arrangement). We serve a traditional shepherds breakfast similar to those the shepherds would have cooked for themselves whilst staying in their huts in the fields, so our breakfasts feature typical farm produce – eggs, bacon and sausages. Other types of breakfast available by prior arrangement.
The added extras!
Celebrating a special occasion? We can supply champagne or sparkling wine on ice for your arrival – prices start from £19.90. Flowers and chocolates also available on request.
Planning a picnic? We can supply a packed lunch – prices vary according to content, please ask.
Check in and out times: check in is from 3pm, check out up to 10.30am.