I am so glad I found this little gem of a hut and for staying patient until the last of my searches, after hours of Googling!
On arrival, Jo greeted us with a huuuuge smile, which made us feel very welcome. She matched the person I thought I was emailing in advance of the stay, which was also very pro!
Jo then takes you to the hut shows you around and gives you tips on getting the fires started - especially the hot tub! Then after that, she'll tootle off back down the hill and the rest of your stay at the hut is entirely private! Jo will leave more wood at the entrance gate to the land (approx 100m from the hut) but will not intrude.
Personally, we loved how cosy it was and even though we've only been in winter, we felt we best appreciated the hot tub, fire pit AND log burning stove in the colder months - especially the 1am hot tub! I loved keeping three fires lit while Chloe loved toasting (and eating) the marshmellows we were given best.
The hut itself is AMAZING 10/10 superb 5 stars. Lovely decor, everything you need really, for a no gadget glamping holiday to get back in touch with nature, which is what I believe Jo wanted to create for couples to experience at her hut. Stunning job Jo; we'll be back!
Alex & Chloe
This place is an absolute MUST. Jo is hugely welcoming, full of warmth and enthusiasm along with tons of helpful information. She lets you get on and enjoy the privacy of this incredible space which is meticulously planned down to the last teabag! It is a great camping experience with enough luxury to make it very comfortable! From the hot tub to the alpaca duvet, every touch is perfect. We are already planning our return!! PS. Thank you too for the homemade banana cake!!
Shepherds Delight is exactly that, a truly amazing delight.
The facilities were second to none, everything was quality and we were short of nothing.
Breakfast was plentiful and enjoyable. Great fun cooking and eating outside, feeding the pheasant.
Sitting by the campfire, listening to the sounds of the night and the crackle of the fire was absolutely wonderful.
The 2 days we stayed here were like a little piece of heaven, so relaxing and great fun.
Would highly recommend and hope to return next year.
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The Shepherd's Delight was a fabulous experienced, a beautiful private land. Amazingly there were many things available to use that you don't need to bring except clothing and food if needed. Hot tub was superb. We were very lucky that the weather was great. Thank you Jo for a wonderful hospitality.
Just got back from an amazing weekend spent at the shepherds hut for my husbands birthday. The owner Jo is so friendly and has literally thought of everything you could possibly need or want to make your stay perfect. She had even baked my husband a birthday cake which was a lovely touch. The hut itself is so cosy and all the little Quirky touches really are lovely. The hot tub is fab too and my husband made it his job to get the fire going to heat the water up! I would definitely recommend visiting you won't be disappointed.
We have just returned from a 3 night stay for our wedding anniversary and I am completely in love with the place. We arrived on Friday and met Jo to check in, Jo was friendly and informative and told us all we needed to know about our stay. The Hut is off grid so some instruction is needed on how to survive without gas and electricity (unless battery powered or from a can). Jo has provided everything you need to get by from equipment to cook on the fire pit outdoors or the stove inside, to torches and pretty battery powered fairy lights to make the place look pretty at dark.
So many small touches add to the experience and really make you love your stay even more. The welcome message and anniversary gift of a cotton reel (2nd anniversary) were a lovely personal touch. As were the lovely breakfast supplies delivered each day.
I loved waking early in the morning and wrapping up in the ponchos and blankets and snuggling on the hammock to read my book. It was never long before cocky the resident pheasant came wanting his breakfast too and I more than obliged letting him take the nuts from my hand.
Evenings are beautiful, we spent ours sitting in the hot tub watching the wildlife all around us, we watched bats in the trees above and even a couple of owls.
My husband loved the place as much maybe more than me. He loved his duty of keeping the fire going and the job of fetching fallen twigs from the woodland to chop and burn.
We have booked to stay next year already and we cannot wait.
Please don't change a thing Jo the place is perfect!
My wife booked this as a surprise to me for our wedding anniversary and we were simply blown away! Jo's attention to detail is fantastic. The hut is quaint, chic, comfy and homely. Dinner by the fire pit is just perfection and watching the sun go down while drinking wine in the hot tub is everything you could want. Waking up on a morning and opening the door to be greeted by Cocky (the pheasant) and his ladies wanting there breakfast is great. Simply the most relaxing weekend break we have ever had. Highly recommend to anyone and can't wait to go back for our anniversary next year (all ready booked)
Thanks for everything, see you soon