Stay for a while....... Remember forever
Alec and Catriona Sutherland welcome you to their beautiful Shepherd's Hut Retreat situated on their working farm in the Worcestershire village of Abberton. The hut, hand crafted from a single ash tree blown down on the farm many years ago, nestles within an old orchard with open views over Bredon hill from its south facing balcony and the Malvern hills from the delightful walks (Wychavon way) over the 260 acre farm.
The village is stunningly English and part of a conservation area with no building increase for 50 years and lies in the heart of the Vale of Evesham which boasts some of the lowest rainfall in the country, yet some of the lushest farm land famous for its fruit and vegetables partly due to its great weather. It has a lovely stone 18th century church (which had its spire removed after the war to prevent interference to the radar signals on a nearby runway), two farms and a cluster of houses home to a very friendly and welcoming community.
|This single hut sits neatly in its own private corner with parking beside, and is spacious enough to work / live in, and not just stay for the weekend , it is the ultimate glamping experience - the perfect retreat. Although built in traditional farm style with wood burner (logs provided), it still affords guests the luxury of a fully fitted kitchen including fridge with ice box, shower and proper loo ensuite and TV.and WIFI. The full sized double bed has linen sheets, Tempur memory foam mattress, Devon wool duvets, electric blankets and lovely wool privacy curtain hung from shepherd's crooks for late risers. Everything has been chosen to delight and make it a pure pleasure just to stay put .... away from it all, relax ... and do nothing at all .. except to watch the sunset over the orchard, or perhaps a small barbecue or drinks beside the fire pit.
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|Fresh from the farm eggs, pork, lamb, sausages and beef from the Aberdeen Angus herd of cattle are seasonally available on request and guests can enjoy complementary toiletries, fluffy towels and essentials like tea, coffee, sugar, milk, butter, jam and condiments all helping to prevent that last minute dash to the shops. For everything else there is Hillers Farm Shop who click and collect or deliver or The Forge Shop Inkberrow, home to The Old Bull pub of The Archers fame on Radio 4, both just 10 minutes away.
The hut hides within an enviable rural location in some of the most fabulous countryside in England yet only 20mins from M5 and 40mins from M40. You can head east to Shakespeare country to Stratford upon Avon with its river and theatre, perhaps calling in at Coughton Court and the local market town of Alcester on the way. Go west following the river Avon through the market town of Pershore, famous for its apples and plums, on to Upton on Severn with its marina, before climbing the magnificent Malvern Hills, an area of outstanding natural beauty, with spectacular views (5 mins from carpark to top) over the Vale of Evesham, the Cotswolds and over Herefordshire all the way to the Welsh mountains, not forgetting to fill up your water bottle with some famous Malvern water from many of the free springs around. Travel south in to the Cotswolds, famous for its stone houses, open farmland and chocolate box villages, such as Broadway, and you will soon reach the town of Cheltenham with its beautiful promenade of shops and restaurants, not forgetting the Cheltenham races.
Sleeps 2 adults, 2 children (1 double bed, 2 child bunks (removable, 4ft 9ins) - if bigger is required can bring own tent or one can sleep on cube mattress and sleeping bag provided on the floor of hut.
Camper vans, or tents, allowed with prior approval
Small £15 charge per extra guest(1yr+)
Check in 3pm, check out 11am
1 night minimum stay
2 nights min stay if checkin fri or sat .
cancelation notice 14 day for full refund(less fees) special offers and christmas not refundable
No parties or events
Pets very welcome,(with prior approval)
No smoking inside the hut
See the menu at the top for more photos and bookings
Stay for a while....... Remember forever