A fantastic night at Escape and Retreat Frenches Farm celebrating Rachel's birthday! Thank you so much to Anna for making our extended party so welcome allowing us to pitch a tent, and for all the edible (and drinkable) goodies she provided! Lots of laughs, and we want to come back!!
We spent Friday - Sunday at this shepherds hut and just loved it.
The hut itself is beautiful with amazing use of the space and the bed is as others have said here - super comfy. Plenty of space for two of us and our French Bulldog.
The hot tub is great, we used it both afternoons and into the evenings to take in the sunsets.
The bathroom /loo located just behind the hut in the woods is private and discreet and the shower is a good strength.
We ordered steaks and picnic lunch and meat/veg kebabs through our stay, to cook/eat at the hut - the quality was very good and we thoroughly enjoyed it all so much so that we have rebooked to return in August.
Anna is an amazing host - so polite, courteous and willing to help throughout our stay. We didn't actually venture away from the hut this stay but Anna is able to advise on walks etc - we will maybe do more next visit, but maybe we will just relax for the weekend again.
We highly recommend this holiday rental! Thanks Anna and Charlie for a lovely break.
My husband Steve, our dog Molly and I spent a wonderful two nights at Frenches Farm for our Wedding Anniversary last month. From the moment we booked right through our stay and beyond, Anna and Charlie were the perfect hosts. With home made goodies and fizz on arrival (and the hot tub all stoked and ready to go!) it was the perfect place to chill and unwind and the bed is without a doubt the most comfortable we have ever slept in. Thank you from us all for a memorable weekend.
Had an amazing two nights in Anna's beautiful shepards hut!! Such a friendly and warm welcome, with plenty of yummy treats!! Would highly recommend having some steak too.
The perfect getaway with an idealic landscape, you really felt a sense of calm sat by the roaring chimney in the evenings.
I have to mention of course the fantastic hot tub!!! Building a fire to heat the the water was so much fun, then jumping in with the stars above you was bliss!! Anna also provided us with bubbly too.
The bed was extremely soft with the slippers and robes to match.
A short walk through the woods lead you to the local pub, follow the orange trail. Anna was very helpful with recommendations and directions, maps were also available.
I will be visiting again!! It was paradise!!
You must visit Frenches Farm!!
Thank You so much Anna
Charlie & Ben xx
P.S. The pictures don't do it justisy!!!
We arrived late afternoon and were cordially greeted by Anna who showed us up to the Shepherds hut. It is ideally located in a private field, overlooking gently rolling meadowland and the patchwork fields of Hampshire.
This cleverly designed hut is equipped with everything you need for the perfect weekend away with a loved one – a wood-burning hot tub and chilled prosecco, along with a gas BBQ and chiminea to make the most of the long summer evenings, and board games and an electric stove for when the sun fades. Anna had stocked the fridge to the brim with delicious goodies including steaks, sausages, bacon, duck eggs, butter, fruit juice and the aforementioned prosecco. There were also homemade flapjacks and brownies for us to enjoy.
The bed is one of the most comfortable I've ever had the pleasure of sleeping in and there is nothing more wonderful than waking up in the morning and throwing open the door to those stunning countryside views. There is a separate bathroom (bedecked in fairy lights) in a wooded area behind the hut – this is equipped with a toilet, basin, hot water and a shower.
Although we only stayed for one night, we really felt like we had got away from it all. I would highly recommended it for those seeking relaxation, recuperation or simply a romantic retreat for a special occasion. My favourite moment was sitting in the hot tub, glass of prosecco in hand, watching the swallows darting overhead as the sun set. Pure magic!
My wife and I arrived at Frenches Farm to be greeted by Anna who took us to up the Shepherd's Hut. Wow what a location! Anna showed us everything including the wonderful homemade goodies that she had left for us. The fridge was loaded with bacon, sausage and eggs for our breakfast the following morning and a couple of small bottles of fizz. Also with the steaks that Anna recommended for our evening meal, I cooked these on the BBQ that was provided and the were superb.
Anna had pre-heated the hot tube which was just what we needed after a busy week. This was the perfect way to end a busy week and defiantly the best nights sleep that we have had in a while.
What else to say, great hoist, great location, great stay.
Myself, my partner and our Dog Woody were looking for a peacful escape with easy accessable walking routes. This Shepherds hut came up trumps and exceeded our expectations.
Anna was the perfect Host and made sure we settled in well and was very accomodating.
There were home made goodies and breakfast was all so fresh ready for us to cook in the morning! We ordered the steaks which were perfect on the bbq and the fire pit was great for toasting our marshmallows on for afters.
The hut itself has everything you need, lovely and warm and the bed was so comfortable.
We didnt need to use the car all weekend as there were several walking routes right behind the hut so we went for a lovely walk and came back to the hottub which Anna had kept an eye on and heated it up ready for our return.
We had a brilliant weekend and will definately be back!