The Dog House

UK England West Midlands Staffordshire Glamping West Midlands

  • Sleeps 3 (max 2 adults, 1 children)
  • Beds Provided
  • Bed Linen Provided
  • Private Hot Tub
Cosy shepherd's hut glamping in the heart of the Staffordshire countryside
  • Comfortable double bed with underneath storage
  • Private barbeque area for alfresco dining
  • Joint use of a lovely wood-burning hot tub

The Owner Says

This is a beautifully hand made Traditional Shepherds Hut with stable door and window.  Comfy double bed with storage underneath and table and chairs. Outside is a private barbeque area and joint use of the wood burning hot tub.

Features & Facilities

There's plenty of friendly farmyard animals to pet and play with. You can rent your own chickens who'll lay you fresh eggs every morning (touch wood!). The herd of fluffy llama's can't have escaped your notice—the kids can get up close & personal with the weekend llama trekking trips. The yurts sit atop decking on which you'll also find a private seating area and barbeque. Inside, the yurts are fully-equipped for a hassle-free holiday. There is a double bed and two daybeds. If additional airbeds are required they are also available at a modest charge. Bed linen, duvets, pillows and towels are all provided. As with the traditional Mongolian yurts, there's no electricity inside but lighting is provided by enchanting fairy lights and lanterns. The wood burning stove will keep things nice and cosy and your first bag of logs are complimentary. Chris also provides a welcome pack consisting of milk, tea, coffee (camping stove kindly provided) matches, sugar, matches, toilet roll and a couple of bottles of all important plonk (both red and white). Each yurt also has its own cold water supply. The facilities block is just a short walk away and boasts hot showers, electricity points and also a fridge/freezer.

Activities

The high heath and woodland escarpment of Kinver Edge is just 4 miles west of Stourbridge. This history is positively hued into the rock of this popular beauty spot and tourist attarction. There are two Iron Age hillforts here as well as the last surviving troglodyte dwellings in England. These remarkably well-preserved cave houses were occupied up until the 1950s. Local legend has it that the enchanting hermitages provided the inspiration for one the region's most famous son's, J.R.R. Tolkien, when conjuring his iconic Hobbiton. The industrial heritage of the region is vividly brought to life at the Black Country Museum and Ironbridge Gorge Museum. To see the best of the local wildlife, Highgate Common is abuzz with fascinating insects and vibrant flora—little wonder then it's a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest. If shopping is on your agenda, the Bridgenorth Saturday Markets and Birmingham Bullring are both within driving distance. If you're visiting around early September, be sure to check out the Ludlow Castle food festival.

Food & Drink

The Fox in nearby Stourton serves up some decent pub grub. If you fancy pushing the boat out, The Six Ashes in Bobbington serves refined and innovative cusine, making excellent use of the best in Black Country produce. Speaking of local delicacies, why not stick some famously tasty Staffordshire beef steaks on your barbeque back at camp? The Red Lion pub and hotel in Bobbington is a family-friendly country residence that serves up great modern cuisine and also has a large children's playground and beer garden.

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