Bentley's Shepherds Hut
- Beautifully crafted Scandinavian fresh water wood fired hot tub
- Hungarian goose down duvet to snuggle up in
- Giant curved window above your bed so that you can stargaze all night long
The Owner Says
Here you get back in touch with nature yet enjoy all the trappings of luxury accommodation. You will wind your way along a path 100 yards or so down to the Shepherds hut, a Victorian wooden wheelbarrow to assist you with your luggage. The Shepherds hut is situated in its own area surrounded by traditional chestnut wooden sheep hurdles. Next to the hut you will find a beautifully crafted Scandinavian fresh water wood fired hot tub, where you can relax and enjoy the sights and sounds of the wildlife whilst sipping a glass of Prosecco, or alternatively you can relax on the radial decking and enjoy alfresco dining with our fantastic Morso BBQ/pizza oven.
The hut will not fail to please you with its exceptional facilities, as close to a boutique hotel room in a field as you will find anywhere, fully equipped for all your needs including a sumptuous Hungarian goose down duvet to snuggle up in whilst you lay back and star gaze long into the night through the curved glass ceiling. All you need is to bring yourselves and we provide the rest.
To make life even easier we will provide a complimentary breakfast pack which includes our local Twinings tea, carefully selected ground coffee, locally sourced fresh artisan bread and marmalade, granola and muesli from the award winning Dorset cereals and the all the basics like milk, butter etc.
Please see the full list of facilities in the hut:
- Hot and cold running mains water
- Mains electric
- Mains flushing loo Shower, basin,
- Heated towel rail
- Pull-down double bed
- Seating and Dining table
- Small wardrobe and storage
- Electric ceramic 2 ring hob
- Crockery and cutlery
- Wood burning stove
- Curved “star-gazing” skylight
- Picnic hamper and rug (for you to use on days out)
- Duck down or micro-fibre duvet
Those little extras
- Breakfast pack
- Complimentary toiletries
- Various condiments
- Cleaning items
- Complimentary biscuit
Complimentary Breakfast pack will include:
Tea / Coffee / Milk / Bread / Marmalade / Butter
Your hot tub…….
- Wood-fired, fresh water
- Scandinavian “step up and in”
- Holders for Champagne/wine/Prosecco glasses!
- Beach towels
- Morso pizza oven/BBQ facilities
- Radial decking area
- Seating and table
Features & FacilitiesThe hut has a pull-down double bed, seating and dining area, en suite shower room, wardrobe and storage, kitchen area (sink, 2 ring hob, fridge, kettle, toaster and all the crockery, cutlery and utensils) and a wood-burning stove (luxury linen, towels, toiletries, basic food items etc... all provided). Outside there is a deck and eco wood furniture, a Morso BBQ and pizza oven and a Scandinavian wood-fired hot tub. A complimentary breakfast pack is provided on arrival (Twinings tea, Dorset cereals, artisan sourdough bread and all the basics like milk, butter and jam). Parking is on hard-standing next to the owner's stable block, with access to the shepherds hut through a pedestrian gate into their paddocks. The hut is at the end of a 100-metre path surrounded by traditional wooden sheep hurdles. A handmade oak wheelbarrow is provided to assist you with your luggage. Logs, kindling, charcoal and firelighters are all provided in the wood store close to the hut.
ActivitiesLocal walking is a treat and, if you purchase a permit, the fly fishing in the River Test is some of the best in Europe. There are several manor houses and country estates nearby: The National Trust-owned Mottisfont Abbey is one of the closest (8 miles); set beside the Test it houses a good museum and regularly changing exhibits, along with a walled rose garden and a pleasant river-side walking route. It’s 9 miles to Broadlands (01794 505080) in Romsey and 14 to Wilton, home to the 18th Earl of Pembroke. Built on the site of a 9th century nunnery, Wilton House (01722 746714) is a wonderfully historic spot, with some 21 acres of landscaped gardens and parklands to explore beside the River Nadder. For something different, animal lovers will adore The Hawk Conservancy Trust (1264 773850), a feeding station and reserve where you can witness some of the most spectacular flying displays in the UK, as well as meeting owls and other birds.
Food & Drink
For a luxurious head start, pre-order food hampers directly from the glamping site. BBQ packs include locally produced burgers and sausages and fresh brioche buns; all-day breakfast packs include the site’s own free range eggs, locally produced bacon and sausages, fresh tomatoes and local mushrooms; and you can also order cream tea packs, which include 2 locally produced scones, strawberry jam and Devon clotted cream. Elsewhere, head to picturesque Stockbridge High Street (8 miles), where there are plenty of good shops and eateries to browse. The Greyhound pub (01264 810833) and Woodfire Pizza (01264 810248) are both great spots for food and there are plenty of decent coffee shops. Just beyond, the Peat Spade (01264 810612) is also excellent. If you’re in Salisbury, our pick is Charter 1227, while, in medieval Romsey, The Three Tuns (01794 512639) is the place to go.
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Sat Navs should use the postcode SP5 1NU.
From the east (London) or north: Leave the A303 at the junction with A34, taking the A30 towards Stockbridge. Continue through Stockbridge on the A30 towards Salisbury. 2 miles after leaving Stockbridge, turn left (sign posted to Broughton). Upon reaching a T-junction turn left into the village. At the next T-junction opposite the Greyhound Pub turn right. At the next T-junction turn left towards Romsey (Romsey Road). After 2 miles just beyond the top of the hill turn right signed East & West Tytherley. Continue for about 2 miles at the T-junction turn Right towards West Tytherley. On entering the village, by the church, turn left into a narrown lane (Red Lane) and continue for 1 mile. On the left you will reach Frenchmoor lane (on a right hand bend). You will find Bentleys 500 yards on the left.
From the south: Use the A36 (avoid using the A338 if you are coming from the south west and continue along the A31 to the A36 junction) travel towards Salisbury. Exit at the junction signed “West Dean, Farley and the Grimsteads” (sign is on the slip road). Follow the signs for West Dean, through West Grimstead. Upon reaching West Dean continue straight towards West Tytherley (ignoring your SATNAV and the sign to East Dean and Lockerley). Just as you arrive on the edge of West Tytherley turn right signed “Frenchmoor” into Red Lane and a short distance later right into Frenchmoor Lane. Bentleys is 500 yards on the left.
From the west (using the A303): When reaching Amesbury take the A345 towards Salisbury. After 3 miles take the exit left signed Porton. Upon reaching the crossroads head straight over into Porton village and continue under the railway bridge and past Porton Down Campus (on your left) for a further 2½ miles (over military land) until reaching a T Junction and traffic lights. Here turn Right and immediately left signed “Pitton, Firsdown”. After 1 mile, at a cross roads, turn left signed “West Winterslow”. Up the hill and entering West Winterslow take the second left turn at the bottom of the hill signed ”The Common, Barry’s Field”. Follow the road for 2 miles to a T-junction at the bottom of the hill signed “West Tytherley”. Turn right and follow the road through the village for 1½ miles and, at the bottom of a hill, turn left, signed “West Tytherley”. Continue for 3 miles into West Tytherley passing the village shop and the Black Horse Pub on your right-hand side. Continue up the hill through the village towards West Dean, after ¾ mile turn left signed “Frenchmoor” and, shortly after, right into Frenchmoor lane. Head 500 yards to Bentleys, located on the left.The nearest train station is West Dean train, 2½ miles away. A collection and drop off service from the glamping site is sometimes available if you organise in advance.