Homely shepherd’s hut in the Worcestershire countryside

UK England West Midlands Worcestershire Ockeridge Rural Retreats

  • Sleeps 4 (max 2 adults, 2 children)
  • Electricity
  • Cooking facilities
  • Beds Provided
  • Bed Linen Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Private Bathroom
Large shepherds hut set in a Worcestershire 9-acre equestrian facility, with far reaching views across open countryside.
  • Compact kitchen with all the utensils you need
  • Underfloor heating and handmade double glazed windows
  • Comfortable king sized bed with Egyptian cotton sheets
Set in a 9-acre equestrian facility, woodland views stretch out in every direction beckoning you towards fabulous countryside walks. Located on a quite country lane – yet only 6 miles from Worcester city centre – the spacious hut is blessed with unspoiled skies and is the perfect place for some rest and relaxation. Inside, the shepherd's hut has been carefully designed with a comfortable king sized bed with two additional single bunk beds above (all with Egyptian cotton sheets), and there’s a clever, high-quality bathroom built into one corner. The underfloor heating and handmade double glazed windows keeps the hut cosy and warm and there's a kettle and toaster for early morning tea and toast. The hand made kitchen is gorgeous and has everything you need, including a baby belling oven, fridge, and Belfast ceramic sink. If cooking isn’t your thing then choose from a vast selection of local country pubs, some within walking distance.
Ockeridge Rural Retreats, is a glamping site in rural Worcestershire which plays host to three luxurious units, found in a lovely nine-acre spot. Any sense that this is “roughing it” is dispelled as soon as you see the, fabulous accommodation (two shepherds huts and one cabin) on offer – all with stylish interiors and thoughtful touches. What that day brings is up to you; around and about, there are lakes and local fisheries to tackle, good pubs, vast Witely Court – a ruined Victorian mansion and once of the great country houses of England and Worcester, well known for its magnificent cathedral. When the sun is shining, though, nothing beats exploring the Malvern Hills. The designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is just under 10 miles away and is renowned for mountain biking and excellent hiking trails.

The Owner Says

This is a very unique option for families to enjoy the whole glamping experience without any compromise. Size 26ft x 9ft / 7.3m x 2.7m

Luxury on every level. From oak underfloor heating to Hand made Double Glazed Oak Windows. Luxury King Size bed with two additional single bunk beds above this is truly Boutique style luxury accommodation. Unwind in the fully tiled large Shower and enjoy your favourite foods in the hand made fully equipped kitchen, with Baby Belling Oven , Fridge, Toaster, Kettle and Belfast ceramic sink. If cooking isn’t your thing then choose from a vast selection of local country pubs, some within walking distance for those wanting a more active holiday. Don’t worry about being cramped as our Shepherds hut is more like a lodge measuring 24ft x 9ft (6.10meters long x 2.7meters wide) With a space saving fold down Table and Chairs - LCD TV and over an acre of space in front of your doorstep with far reaching views across open countryside this is one vacation that you will sure to enjoy. If you want different and you want quirky then your in for a treat as this Shepherds hut has an enamel roll top bath tub outside so you can relax in the fresh air and gaze at the stars at night. If you love horses then Ockeridge Rural Retreats is set in 9 acres overall and allows you look out into the paddocks at SuperTed the Irish Cob & Fairy the cheeky Shetland Pony. Your more than welcome to look in on the horses being shod or being worked in the riding arena. This is a peaceful location made even more so by these majestic animals.

Features & Facilities

The shepherd Retreat hut is ideal for couples and families and has under-floor heating and features a king-sized bed and 2 single bunks (bedding & towels provided), a breakfast table and chars, a kitchen with hobs, oven, fridge, sink, utensils, crockery and cutlery, a smart LED television, en suite bathroom with shower and an outdoor table with chairs. For something really unique there is even an outside roll top enamelled bath tub so you can stargaze whilst soaking your troubles away.

The Ashwood Shepherds Hut is for couples only has a Kingsized bed and a stunning copper bath tub at the end of the bed. A cozy log burner, underfloor heating and a full wet room with large shower and WC. Handmade kitchen and seating area make this a truly unforgettable experience.

The Hillside View Shepherds hut also for couples only is new for 2019 and has a fold away double bed and fully equipped kitchen with full sized oven and fridge. A big shower room with WC and wash basin give you all the creature comforts of home together with a large seating and dinning area. A large decking area outside gives you amazing views of the Martley Hillside.

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Activities

It's just half a mile from Ockeridge Rural Retreats to the local fisheries (07398 176362; you can walk there easily) so bring your tackle if you're a keen angler. Witely Court (0370 333 1181), a vast, ruined Victorian mansion and once of the great country houses of England, is 2 miles away. A devastating fire in 1937 left it in the state you find today – undoubtedly one of the country’s most spectacular ruins and a real spectacle in its own right. It's 6 miles, meanwhile, to Worcester city centre, well known for its magnificent cathedral (01905 732900) and independent shops. National Trust-owned Greyfriars' House and Garden (01905 23571) is well worth a visit, as is the Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum (01905 25371) on rainy days. The small Tudor House Museum (01905 612309) is also fantastic. When the sun is shining, though, nothing bears getting outdoors and exploring the Malvern Hills. The designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is just under 10 miles away and is renowned for mountain biking, along with miles of footpaths and hiking trails. For a more sedate way to take in the Worcestershire scenery, try The Severn Valley Railway (01299 401776), 8 miles away.

Food & Drink

The nearest pub is the Holt Fleet  (01905 620286), 2½ miles away on the edge of the River severn. The Crown (01905 640408) in Hallow (5 miles), is a strikingly modern, gastro pub affair and can be walked to via country lanes allowing you to really explore the area.
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Getting There

Leave the M5 Motorway at Junction 6. Take the A449 exit on the roundabout onto a dual carriageway, signposted to Kidderminster. At the first roundabout, take the third exit, still following the A449 to Kidderminster. Follow the carriageway for around 2 miles, and then take the left hand slip road to Ombersley. Go through Ombersley and, at the roundabout, turn left. Follow the road for 2 miles, go over Holt Bridge and at the mini roundabout go straight on. At the end of the road you will see the Red Lion pub in front of you, turn right onto the A443 sign posted to Tenbury. Follow the road for around ½-mile, then turn left onto Ockeridge Lane. Follow the road for 1½ miles and, after you pass the first turing on your right into Well Lane, Ockeridge Rural Retreats' gated entrance is on your right hand side. The nearest railway stations are quite a distance away in Droitwich Spa (8 miles; 0845 748 4950) and in Worcester at Foregate Street (10 miles; 0845 748 4950). Taxis are available from both.