Fat Pheasant Shepherd Huts

UK England South East England Oxfordshire Banbury

  • Individual toilets for glamping accommodation
  • Campfires allowed
  • Dogs welcome
  • Groups welcome
  • Hot Tubs
  • Campfires Allowed
  • Hot tubs
  • Good walks nearby
  • Walking
Secluded shepherd’s huts with hot tubs on an Oxfordshire farm, with add-on 'bell tent bedrooms' if you need extra space

A stay at Fat Pheasant Shepherd Huts gives you a taste of life in the Oxfordshire countryside with all the charm of the farm – and none of the hard work. The transition from home life to a holiday in the country is neatly marked by the last part of your journey. After you’ve parked your car and said hello to the farmyard animals, you’ll need to hop into your host’s 4X4 to be driven to your hut. No neat little tarmac here. You’re in the countryside now and the terrain is tough. Thankfully, however, the living will be easy.

With hot tubs, en-suites, made-up beds and log burners, Fat Pheasant Shepherd Huts are designed to offer luxurious stays in secluded spots on the farm. There are just two huts here. You might call them a brace but they’re too far apart; each situated in a separate meadow to offer seclusion along with far-reaching views. The comfy king-sized double makes each hut a great hideaway for couples but families and groups are welcome too. There’s space to add a cot or child’s mattress inside and bell tents are available to hire as an add-on outside belldroom. These can sleep up to four in single beds, with twinkling fairy lights to help set the scene.

Book the hut-and-bell-tent combo and the location is transformed from being a couple’s hideaway to a tiny campsite that’s just for you and your family or friends. Families with older kids, a couple of couples or even a low-key camping hen-do would suit this set up well and, if there’s more than six in your glamping gang, there’s the option for a full-site booking. Celebration or not, your taste of the countryside life would not be complete without good food. Stay on site with a pre-ordered hamper of goodies fresh from the farm or strike out into the countryside for lunch at one of three local pubs within walking distance.

Bury Court Farm itself is some 500 acres in size, so there’s much to explore without even leaving its fields. Though it’s mostly arable, there’s a menagerie of animals to meet including, unusually, a pair of emus towering over the kune kune pigs and Highland cattle. Should you wish to do more, farmer’s daughter Jo can put you in touch with local folk offering horse riding, archery and clay pigeon shooting, plus, of course, there's the Cotswolds, just to the south-east of the farm, with pretty villages and stately homes, like the National Trust's Upton House, within an easy 10-minute drive.

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Facilities

The private wood fired hot tub outside each hut is a real highlight. Both huts are very private, you won’t see any other houses, roads or guests from your hut. The huts are set in a 500 acre farm, which you are free to roam. Both our huts are off grid and sustainability and caring for our environment have been a real priority for us throughout the setting up of the business.

Suitable For

Ideal for couples wanting to get away from it all. One hut is suitable for a dog too. Also suitable for families with teenage children that want to spend some time in nature

Nearby

Rolling countryside and fantastic wildlife. Not only the farm animal mentioned above but there’s also wild deer on the farm, badgers, pheasants and foxes. We’re so close to the Cotswolds and there’s so many places to explore - Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwick, Leamington Spa and Bicester Village are all nearby.

Food & Drink

The best option is to order a hamper of locally sourced food, for breakfast or dinner, which can be delivered straight to your hut to cook on your fire pit or gas bbq. All our food is either home grown on the farm or from the local farm shop. We’re on the doorstop of the Cotswolds so there’s lots of fantastic pubs, some good ones include: Very local... The Falcon at Warmington, The Plough at Warmington, The Inn at Farnborough.

Open

May–October.

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The Owner Says

We have two beautiful shepherd huts on our 500 acre farm in North Oxfordshire. Each hut is the height of luxury - with king size beds, en-suite shower rooms and a wood burning stove. Outside each hut you'll find a wood-fired hot tub, a fire pit and seating and lounging area. We can arrange for a hamper of locally sourced ingredients to be delivered to your hut to cook on your fire pit - all the food is either from the farm or nearby farm shops.

The farm is mainly arable and sources renewable energy (we have solar panels and a biomass boiler) but we also have Highland Cattle, sheep, kunekune pigs, emus, donkeys, bees, cats and dogs. Guests can see first hand how their food is farmed but also how well-loved and happy animals live.

Although each hut sleeps two people, we can put a bell tent up outside each hut for older children or friends. Perfect for a Hen do or small gathering. Those in the bell tent will share shower room and cooking facilities with the tents. Including the bell tents, we can sleep up to 12 on the farm this year and up to 18 next year.

From 1st April 2022 we will have a third hut, this is open for booking now. This hut will be very similar to the other two huts - king size bed, en-suite toilet, wood burning stove, fire pit outside and a wood-fired hot tub outside as well.

In 2022 we will have a three night minimum stay when booking our huts individually. If you’re coming as a large group (between 4 and 18) you’ll be able to book either two huts (Dolly and Hut 3, which are about a 5 minutes walk apart) or all three huts, for these multi-hut bookings we’ll have a two night minimum stay.

Please note, in 2022 we will be closed on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights. If you wish to stay for more than 4 nights then please contact the Jo on the number below. Please bear in mind you will not be able to check in on a Tuesday or Wednesday even if staying for longer.

If you have any problems with your booking or the booking process then please do call Jo on 07969 951168.

Accommodation

Two luxury shepherd’s huts (with an optional bell tent each for extra guests).

Book the whole site - 2021

Exclusive Site Hire Sleeps 12
Book both shepherds huts, plus up to two bell tents if you wish. Sleeps up to 12 in total. 4 in huts and 8 across two bell tents. We have a two night minimum stay on this.

Maggie

Shepherd’s hut Sleeps 6
A large (18 feet x 7 feet) shepherd’s hut with amazing views. There’s a king size bed, heavy duvet and high quality pillows. There’s a kitchenette, wood burning stove and en-suite shower room with flushing toilet in the hut. Outside you’ll find a wood-fired hot tub, fire pit and lounging area. If booking for 2022 we have a three night minimum stay.

Dolly

Shepherd’s hut Sleeps 6
A large (20 feet x 7 feet) shepherd’s hut in it’s own private meadow. There’s a king size bed, heavy duvet and high quality pillows. There’s a kitchenette, wood burning stove and en-suite shower room with flushing toilet in the hut. Outside you’ll find a wood-fired hot tub, fire pit and lounging area. In 2022 we have a three night minimum stay.

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Getting There

From the south, leave the M40 at junction 11 for Banbury. From Birmingham, exit at junction 12. Head for Shottleswell on the B4100. From the village centre, take Chapel Lane to pass the church. At the end of the road turn right on to Middle Lane and almost immediately right again on to Bury Court Lane. Bury Court Farm is at the end of the lane.

The closest railway station is at Banbury, four miles away, from where you would need to take a taxi. There is a taxi rank outside the station.

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