A remarkable Shepherd’s Hut in the Cotswolds
- 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
- No pets allowed inside the hut
- Max 2 adults and 2 children in unit
Features & FacilitiesThe 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.
ActivitiesManor 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 & DrinkGuests 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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