Hay & Hedgerow Glamping

UK England West Midlands Shropshire Bridgenorth

  • Adults only
  • Adults Only
  • Good walks nearby
  • Walking
Romantic shepherd's hut glamping in the Severn Valley, within rambling distance of Ironbridge and Bridgenorth

The private driveway up to Albynes Farm in Shropshire is like that you’d expect on a National Trust estate. Sheep-dotted parkland flanks you on either side and vast, old oaks stand stalwart amid the fields. The farmhouse itself is no grand stately pile, of course, and the place is still very much a working abode – lambing sheds and grain silos sit behind the house – but in the garden out front there’s a resting spot that even the most noble of National Trust properties would be envious of: a king-sized shepherds hut perfect for two people.

Past the lake and nestled beneath a pair of birch trees, the shepherd’s hut is the sole accommodation at Hay & Hedgerow Glamping, the aptly agricultural name given to this farm glampsite. Inside, its white, wood-panel walls enclose a big brass bed, compact kitchen and en-suite shower room, while outside a terrace, pinned between the trees, looks out across the parkland. The classic feel of the shepherd’s hut structure is juxtaposed with some thoroughly modern elements – there’s a television, free WiFi and the wood-burning-effect stove is actually electric – but everything has its place. When the sheep are out grazing in the meadow beyond, it’s a truly timeless scene.

While the rural location lends total peace and quiet, it also makes Hay & Hedgerow Glamping an ideal destination for walkers. A few hundred metres away a vast stretch of woodland begins, cloaking a stream that bubbles its way down to the nearby River Severn. It’s easy from the farm to follow footpaths down to the riverside, where a waterside trail follows the river’s course north into Ironbridge, five miles away. Before you reach town, the 18th-century Woodbridge Inn makes for a handy refuelling station (Ironbridge Gold on tap) before walking the last mile into town.

Ironbridge itself is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to a slew of museums, from china and tile museums to the excellent Museum of the Gorge. In the opposite direction from Hay & Hedgerow Glamping it’s also the same distance downstream to the market town of Bridgnorth, which has a good tourist information centre in which you can get your bearings. Whether it’s taking in Bridgnorth’s own steam railway, canoeing on the River Severn or heading to the highs of the Shropshire Hills further west, there’s plenty to keep you busy. Plus the local National Trust estates, of course. The real ones this time.

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Facilities

Fully en-suite hut with electricity, heating, running water and a plush shower room. The compact kitchen area has everything you need – Belfast sink, fridge, microwave oven, electric hob, toaster and kettle, plus pots, pans, crockery and utensils – and there is a TV opposite the double brass bed (all bedding and linen provided). Wood-fire-effect electric stove. Free WiFi. BBQ and private decked area outside.

Suitable For

Adults only (hut sleeps 2). Dogs not permitted.

Nearby

The rural locale of Hay & Hedgerow Glamping means walkers and cyclers are in their element. There's a particularly good footpath from the farm that follows the valley of Linley Brook down the the River Severn or, if you've got the legs for it, it's a 6-mile walk (a couple of hours) to Ironbridge (01952 433424). The Shropshire Hills are also a 25-minute drive west for longer day hikes. Regardless of how you get there, though, Ironbridge is a must at some point. This vast cast-iron construction that gives the town its name has been wowing visitors since 1779. There are no fewer than 10 museums within the gorge, including a recreated Victorian town at Blists Hill, and the free Ironbridge World Heritage Festival takes place every September. To the south, it takes 5 minutes to drive into Bridgenorth, a great foodie spot (see food & drink) and well worth a wander. The National Trust estates of Dudmaston (01746 780866) and Attingham Park (01743 708123) are also nearby (20-minute and 25-minute drive respectively).

Food & Drink

There are no immediately local pubs so the best bet is to head into nearby Bridgenorth (5-minute drive) or Ironbridge (10 minutes). The former has a host of good pub-cum-restaurants, including the flower-clad Old Castle (01746 711420), the ancient King's Head (01746 762141), which all low beams and tiny doors, and The Boatyard (01746 218030), set on the banks of the River Severn and the place to go in summer. In Ironbridge, meanwhile, The Malthouse (01952 433712) serves decent gastro pub food and acts as a venue for shows and comedy, The Tontine Hotel (01952 432127) is directly opposite the world famous Ironbridge (and has a particularly good carvery), while The Black Swan (01952 882471) on the way into town in Jackfield, overlooks the River Severn and has a fantastic beer garden in summer, serving excellent but traditional pub fare – highly recommended.

Opening Times

All year.

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The Owner Says

Welcome to Hay & Hedgerow Glamping, a bespoke Shepherds Hut set in beautiful parkland over looking fields, woodland and water. Although it has all modern conveniences such as hot and cold running water, flushing toilet, en suite shower, comfy bed, TV, kitchen area and free WiFi, you can also get back to nature with wild fowl and ducks visiting the lake during the day and owls hooting at night.

There is a lovely private decked seating area nestling the trees outside the hut, allowing you to enjoy the lovely views and fresh country air. The Shepherds Hut is set in an unspoilt rural location set on a working sheep farm yet only 5 minutes by car from the historic market town of Bridgnorth and 10 minutes from the world heritage site of Ironbridge Gorge. There is plenty of wildlife to watch from the hut or you can go walking in the lovely surroundings.

We pride ourselves on offering a luxurious stay in beautiful surroundings, with high standards and attention to detail to ensure that we are the perfect place to escape to for a relaxing break in the Shropshire countryside.

Accommodation

A single, luxury shepherd's hut.

Hay & Hedgerow

Shepherd’s hut Sleeps 2
Luxury Shepherds Hut with beautiful views over park land, woods and water set on a working farm. We provide you with bed linen and towels, as well as fully equipped kitchen with belfast sink, fridge, microwave/grill combi oven, hob, kettle and toaster. The hut is also stocked with tea, coffee, milk, biscuits and toiletries.

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Getting There

The campsite is located along the B4373, which runs between Bridgnorth and Telford/Ironbridge/Broseley. Follow the B4373 into village of Nordley and look for a driveway entrance situated in a small wood of tall trees sign posted ‘Private Drive to Albynes House’. If you are driving in the Bridgenorth direction it will be the second lane/big driveway on the left after you enter the village. If you're approaching in the Ironbridge direction, proceed round a series of sharp bends into the village and, as the road straightens out, look for the turning on your right. Follow drive down and then follow green Shepherds Hut Signs (Just following the ‘Albynes Farm’ drive will take you through the farm, so be sure to look out for the shepherd's hut signs). The nearest train station is in Telfrod, 10 miles away, so a car is recommended.

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