A remarkable Shepherd’s Hut in the Cotswolds

UK England West Midlands Worcestershire Worcester Abberton Shepherds Hut

  • Sleeps 4 (max 2 adults, 2 children)
  • Electricity
  • Cooking facilities
  • Beds Provided
  • Bed Linen Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Private Bathroom
  • Pet Friendly
  • En-suite bathroom/toilet
A truly remarkable Cotswolds hideaway, accessed via a sun-dusted gravel driveway and nestled against broad, green bushes.
  • Handmade entirely from one single ash tree that blew down on the farm
  • Plush en-suite facilities and a modern kitchen space
  • Balcony with views all the way to the stone folly at Bredon Hill in the Cotswolds

Handmade entirely from one single ash tree – that blew down on the farm several years ago – Abberton Shepherd’s Hut manages the rare feat of looking traditional in its old orchard setting, whilst subtly offering all the modern comforts of a luxury holiday: en-suite bathroom, a modern kitchen space and a balcony with views all the way to Bredon Hill in the Cotswolds. What really makes Abberton super special are the small touches that owner, Catriona Sutherland, has woven into the hut. Exposed ash wood throughout creates a cosy setting, while the décor, crockery and wood-burning stove lend it all a farm-house type feel.

Away from the abode, there’s over 260-acres of the farm’s land to explore – including egg collecting from the hens, which the kids will love. Head further afield to enjoy the Cotswolds and the Malvern Hills, or start from the hut and walk the three-mile route to Inkberrow for a confusingly named pair of pubs: The Bulls Head and The Old Bull. The latter, a white, half-timbered, low-ceilinged affair claims to be the inspiration for the fictional ‘Bull’ in The Archers on BBC Radio 4 and is dotted with memorabilia.

The Owner Says

What really sets Abberton Shepherd’s Hut apart though is the minute details that owner, Catriona Sutherland, has woven into every aspect of the hut. The continuity of the exposed ash wood throughout – the floorboards, the chunky table top, the bathroom shelves – grounds it in the setting, while the décor, crockery and wood-burning stove lend it all a farm-house type feel. On sunny days, enjoying  your pre ordered breakfast outside on the balcony is utterly divine, feel free to use your barbeque or light up the firepit to keep warm in the evenings. This particular shepherds hut can sleep up to 4 guests, 2 adults in a double bed and 2 bunks (4ft 9 inches). If the children are bigger there is a bell tent  or they can sleep on the floor on a provided cube mattress with a sleeping bag (also provided). We have WIFI for the shepherds too!
  • No pets allowed inside the hut
  • Max 2 adults and 2 children in unit

Features & Facilities

The single shepherd's hut sleeps 4 in a double bed and a set of small bunk beds for children. Hand crafted from the wood from a single ash tree blown down on the farm years ago, the hut has everything you need, including a table and chairs, a Belfast sink, fridge, oven, hobs, utensils, crockery and cutlery, pots and pans, storage, a wood-burning stove (logs provided) and a fully en-suite bathroom with a toilet, shower, sink and heated towel rails (towels and toiletries provided). The south-facing balcony offers superb views over views over Bredon Hill and there is a BBQ area and parking space. Feed the hens and collect eggs. Extensive walking on the 260-acre farm and you can even take out Evie the farm sheepdog on your wander if you like! We also have WIFI.

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Manor Farm (where Abberton Shepherd's Hut is based) is located within a conservation area in the heart of the Vale of Evesham. The area is famous for its fruit, vegetables and agriculture and is a joy to explore on foot – the 260-acre farm itself is a good starting point or try walking some of the Wychavon Way long distance footpath. From the Abberton Shepherd's Hut balcony you're also able to see The Cotswolds in the distance and the Malvern Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is also within easy driving range. There are 3 pubs and 2 farm shops within 2 miles of the site and its a little further to Inkberrow – home to The Old Bull pub (01386 792428), inspiration, apparently, for BBC Radio 4 series The Archers (the oldest running soap in the UK, if not the world). Visit the market town of Pershore and its beautiful abbey (01386 552071) and is particularly beautiful in spring. Finally, there are some world class Shakespearean sights only 30 minutes away in the unmistakably Tudor town of Stratford-upon-Avon, be sure to stop off at National Trust Coughton court on your way to enjoy the beautiful gardens.

Food & Drink

Guests will recieve complimentary essentials, including: tea, coffee, butter, sugar, milk and jam. For everything else fresh from the farm, there's Hillers Farm Shop (01789 773057) a 10-minute drive away also provide click and collect– it has a maize maze, sandpit and miniature railway that the kids will love, plus a proper on-site restaurant.
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Slice of Heaven

My partner and I booked Shepherds Hut for our 5 year anniversary and although we were expecting a romantic getaway we had no idea how perfect it would be. The hut was situated next to a gorgeous view and we were free to walk around the farm and look at the chickens nearby. The hut itself was beautifully decorated and well organised and everything had its own particular place making it both aesthetically pleasing and functional. The beds were luxuriously comfortable and the stove kept us warm at night. In the morning we were happily awoken by Evie, the farms border collie. She was lovely and eager to play for hours, we were even allowed to take her out on a walk and, luckily for us, she already knew the best route for us to walk so we could be walked by her rather than the other way around. We couldn’t have asked for a more amazing stay.
Mar 10, 2020 by Nefyn


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Getting There

Abberton Shepherds Hut is 20 minutes from the M5 junction 6 and 40 minutes to the M40 junction 15.  Once in the village, if church is on your left you have gone too far. If the church is on your right keep going past Abberton hall round the bend and after 200m the farm entrance is on your right. Turn into Manor Farm entrance, and keeping  right and follow the farm road up in to the farm yard, then on your right there are 2 wooden gates go through them and park beside the hut.