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Shepherds Retreat

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1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
2 nights minimum
Shepherds hut
Are you looking for an unusual and sweet little place to stay? Shepherd's Retreat is our delightful Shepherd's Hut for two adults, situated in our woodland gardens overlooking the duck pond. It is fully self contained, having the luxury of a separate shower room with toilet and basin.There is a kitchen area with gas cooker and fridge,fold down table and chairs, wardrobe and a full sized double bed (made up on arrival) in the pretty alcove.There is also a large under-bed storage drawer. Power is supplied by solar panels, although laptops and phones can be charged.There is heating in the shower and main room and all double glazed.Please note you are unable to use a hairdryer in the hut. There is also a table and chairs outside and use of a fire-pit, where you can watch and listen to the ...Are you looking for an unusual and sweet little place to stay? Shepherd's Retreat is our delightful Shepherd's Hut for two adults, situated in our woodland gardens overlooking the duck pond. It is fully self contained, having the luxury of a separate shower room with toilet and basin.There is a kitchen area with gas cooker and fridge,fold down table and chairs, wardrobe and a full sized double bed (made up on arrival) in the pretty alcove.There is also a large under-bed storage drawer. Power is supplied by solar panels, although laptops and phones can be charged.There is heating in the shower and main room and all double glazed.Please note you are unable to use a hairdryer in the hut. There is also a table and chairs outside and use of a fire-pit, where you can watch and listen to the resident wildlife. A welcome tray includes tea, coffee, sugar, milk, local apple juice and home-made cakes More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
Guests have full use of the grounds except the owners private, gated garden. As we accept guests with allergies, we are unable to accept pets.
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1 Attached (ensuite)
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About the Owner
Suzanne S
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:April 2012
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Reviewed September 19, 2020

Had a wonderful 4 night stay in this comfortable and cosy little hut in beautiful wooded gardens. Great for bird and wildlife watching, and a great location for picturesque walks. Only a mile from Ledbury with its lovely shops, cafes and pubs. The perfect location...More

Date of stay: September 2020
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Reviewed September 2, 2020 via mobile

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Date of stay: August 2020
Suzanne S, VR Owner at Shepherds Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded September 13, 2020

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Reviewed August 9, 2020

We have spent perfect 5 days in the shepherds hut, enjoying the beautiful scenery, great food, super comfy bed, well equipped kitchen and bathroom. Hidden between the trees, fields and hills at a walking distance from the charming market town of Ledbury, this little gem...More

Date of stay: August 2020
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Suzanne S, VR Owner at Shepherds Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded September 3, 2020

Thank you both. It was a pleasure to meet you both and pleased you enjoyed your stay in Shepherd's Retreat as well as our local countryside. We look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed July 15, 2019

The shepherd’s hut is ideal for a quiet retreat into countryside, with excellent walks and wonderful views, but with the advantage of the small market town of Ledbury only a short distance away with all amenities and places to eat. The bed is one of...More

Date of stay: July 2019
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Suzanne S, VR Owner at Shepherds Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded July 16, 2019

Thank you. It was lovely to welcome you back and pleased you enjoyed your stay in Shepherd's Retreat with the added bonus of sunshine again!. Hope to see you next year

Reviewed June 30, 2019

Firstly to say that we learned about Suzanne and Danny from watching I Escaped To The Country, and our reactions to the house in that lovely setting and being so close to the Malverns, gave us that very same feeling they had when they first...More

Date of stay: June 2019
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Suzanne S, VR Owner at Shepherds Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded July 13, 2019

Thank you for such a wonderful review. It was lovely to welcome you here especially as it seemed you knew us from the programme!. So pleased you enjoyed your stay in our quirky little hut. Look forward to hopefully seeing you again.

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Reviewed April 20, 2019 via mobile

My wife Linda and I have just returned from a wonderful stay at the Shepherd's Retreat at Massington Lodge. It was such that we wished we were staying longer and by the time we got home, wished we were back! The accommodation was great; small...More

Date of stay: April 2019
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Suzanne S, VR Owner at Shepherds Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded April 21, 2019

Thank you so much. It was lovely to meet you both and pleased you enjoyed your stay in Shepherd's Retreat. We now look forward to welcoming your daughter to stay next month.

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Reviewed August 9, 2018

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Date of stay: August 2018
Suzanne S, VR Owner at Shepherds Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded August 9, 2018

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Reviewed August 6, 2018

The Shepherd's Retreat is excellently designed, extraordinary accommodation in an idyllic, tranquil setting...a piece of heaven on earth! :) We loved watching the birds and other wildlife so close up...amazing! It gave us a beautiful base from which to explore the Ledbury locality, both by...More

Date of stay: July 2018
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Suzanne S, VR Owner at Shepherds Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded August 6, 2018

Thank you. It was lovely to meet and welcome you both here. So pleased you enjoyed your 7 night stay in Shepherd's Retreat. We look forward to welcoming you back sometime.

Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

We stayed for 2 nights at this blissfully peaceful and cosy shepherds hut. Everything you need for a short break is provided and the Hut is positioned in the most beautiful woodland garden with all sorts of birdlife just a few feet from the door!...More

Date of stay: July 2018
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Suzanne S, VR Owner at Shepherds Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded July 23, 2018

Many thanks, much appreciated. So pleased you enjoyed your stay in Shepherd's Retreat and also the free entertainment watching the antics of a stoat! We hope to welcome you back in the future.

Reviewed July 10, 2018

I wanted somewhere to stay during the poetry festival week at Ledbury (only a five minute drive away) and this was perfect. The surroundings are so peaceful - the ducks are friendly - but the lodge is close by so for someone on their own...More

Date of stay: July 2018
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Suzanne S, VR Owner at Shepherds Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded July 23, 2018

Many thanks and so pleased you enjoyed your stay in Shepherds Retreat as well as all the poetry events you visited. We hope to welcome you back next year.

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Internet Access
Kettle
Linens Provided
Parking
Shared Yard
Stove
Towels Provided
Wi-Fi
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighborhood
Shepherds Retreat is situated within the 2 ½ acres of grounds and woodland of the converted Ledbury Pumping Station, Massington Lodge, which has also been featured on BBCs ;Escape to the Country Located just over a mile from Massington Lodge is the market town of Ledbury. Ledbury has a large number of picturesque timber framed buildings including the market house located in the centre of the town.Also nearby is Eastnor Castle, a 19th Century mock medieval castle. Surrounded by a beautiful deer park, arboretum and lake the castle is a popular wedding and corporate entertainment venue.The grounds of Eastnor Castle are used by Land Rover and allow visitors to try out vehicles on their specially designed off road circuit. We are within walking distance of Eastnor Deer Park which leads onto th...
Getting around
Apart from local walks, a car is advisable to see sights further afield. We are equal distance between Worcester, Hereford and Gloucester ( about 25 -30 mins) Train station at Ledbury.
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