Fat Pheasant Shepherd Huts

UK England South East England Oxfordshire Banbury

  • Individual toilets for glamping accommodation
  • Campfires allowed
  • Dogs welcome
  • Groups welcome
  • Hot Tubs
  • Campfires Allowed
  • Hot tubs
  • Good walks nearby
  • Walking
Secluded shepherd’s huts with hot tubs on an Oxfordshire farm, with add-on 'bell tent bedrooms' if you need extra space

A stay at Fat Pheasant Shepherd Huts gives you a taste of life in the Oxfordshire countryside with all the charm of the farm – and none of the hard work. The transition from home life to a holiday in the country is neatly marked by the last part of your journey. After you’ve parked your car and said hello to the farmyard animals, you’ll need to hop into your host’s 4X4 to be driven to your hut. No neat little tarmac here. You’re in the countryside now and the terrain is tough. Thankfully, however, the living will be easy.

With hot tubs, en-suites, made-up beds and log burners, Fat Pheasant Shepherd Huts are designed to offer luxurious stays in secluded spots on the farm. There are just two huts here. You might call them a brace but they’re too far apart; each situated in a separate meadow to offer seclusion along with far-reaching views. The comfy king-sized double makes each hut a great hideaway for couples but families and groups are welcome too. There’s space to add a cot or child’s mattress inside and bell tents are available to hire as an add-on outside belldroom. These can sleep up to four in single beds, with twinkling fairy lights to help set the scene.

Book the hut-and-bell-tent combo and the location is transformed from being a couple’s hideaway to a tiny campsite that’s just for you and your family or friends. Families with older kids, a couple of couples or even a low-key camping hen-do would suit this set up well and, if there’s more than six in your glamping gang, there’s the option for a full-site booking. Celebration or not, your taste of the countryside life would not be complete without good food. Stay on site with a pre-ordered hamper of goodies fresh from the farm or strike out into the countryside for lunch at one of three local pubs within walking distance.

Bury Court Farm itself is some 500 acres in size, so there’s much to explore without even leaving its fields. Though it’s mostly arable, there’s a menagerie of animals to meet including, unusually, a pair of emus towering over the kune kune pigs and Highland cattle. Should you wish to do more, farmer’s daughter Jo can put you in touch with local folk offering horse riding, archery and clay pigeon shooting, plus, of course, there's the Cotswolds, just to the south-east of the farm, with pretty villages and stately homes, like the National Trust's Upton House, within an easy 10-minute drive.

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Facilities

Each hut is self contained with its own en-suite shower and toilet. They have a made-up king-size bed, a log burner, cupboards stocked with tablewares and a kitchen sink. Outside there’s a wood-burning hot tub, a fire pit, seating and a gas barbecue with a single-ring hob and kettle. You have the option to add a bell tent to each hut to accommodate up to four more guests. These can be set up with four single beds with bedding and fairy lights. Guests share the facilities of the shepherd’s huts. There’s a communal indoor space with sofas in the reception barn back at the farm (five minutes’ walk from Maggie hut, 15 minutes from Dolly).

Suitable For

Glampers only, couples, families, small groups, dogs (in one hut) – yes. Campers, campervans, caravans, motorhomes – no.

Nearby

Guests are welcome to explore the 500-acre farm and meet the animals that live there. There are public footpaths you can follow through the fields and out into the wider countryside. Host Jo is happy to put you in touch with activity organisers for horse riding, clay pigeon shooting, archery and more. The farm sits just outside the Cotswolds AONB where there are plenty of pretty villages and lots of lovely countryside to explore. Broughton Castle (01295 276070), Upton House and Farnborough Hall (01295 670266) are all within a 15-minute drive. The closest town is Banbury, four miles away, with Shakespeare’s birthplace at canal-side Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwick with it’s famous castle and elegant Royal Leamington Spa all within 20 miles of site.

Food & Drink

Guests can order a hamper of locally-sourced food, for breakfast or dinner, which can be delivered straight to the huts to cook on the fire pit or gas bbq. There are lots of fantastic pubs nearby, including the Falcon (01295 692120) and The Plough (01295 690666) both in Warmington and within walking distance (by day), as is the Moon and Sixpence (01295 730544) at Hanbury. If you need to stock up on supplies, head to Carpenters Farm Shop (01295 690561) for local goodies or towards Banbury for a local supermarket.

Open

May–October.

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The Owner Says

We have two beautiful shepherd huts on our 500 acre farm in North Oxfordshire. Each hut is the height of luxury - with king size beds, en-suite shower rooms and wood burning stove. Outside each hut you'll find a wood-fired hot tub, a fire pit and seating and lounging area. We can arrange for a hamper of locally sourced ingredients to be delivered to your hut to cook on your fire pit - all the food is either from the farm or nearby farm shops.

The farm is mainly arable and sources renewable energy (we have solar panels and a biomass boiler) but we also have Highland Cattle, sheep, kunekune pigs, emus, donkeys, bees, cats and dogs. Guests can see first hand how their food is farmed but also how well-loved and happy animals live.

Although each hut sleeps two people, we can put a bell tent up outside each hut for older children or friends. Perfect for a Hen do or small gathering. Those in the bell tent will share shower room and cooking facilities with the tents. Including the bell tents, we can sleep up to 12 on the farm.

Accommodation

Two luxury shepherd’s huts (with an optional bell tent each for extra guests).

Book the whole site - 2021

Exclusive Site Hire Sleeps 12
Book both shepherds huts, plus up to two bell tents if you wish. Sleeps up to 12 in total. 4 in huts and 8 across two bell tents. We have a two night minimum stay on this.

Maggie

Shepherd’s hut Sleeps 6
A large (18 feet x 7 feet) shepherd’s hut with amazing views. There’s a king size bed, heavy duvet and high quality pillows. There’s a kitchenette, wood burning stove and en-suite shower room with flushing toilet in the hut. Outside you’ll find a wood-fired hot tub, fire pit and lounging area. If booking for 2022 we have a three night minimum stay.

Dolly

Shepherd’s hut Sleeps 6
A large (20 feet x 7 feet) shepherd’s hut in it’s own private meadow. There’s a king size bed, heavy duvet and high quality pillows. There’s a kitchenette, wood burning stove and en-suite shower room with flushing toilet in the hut. Outside you’ll find a wood-fired hot tub, fire pit and lounging area. In 2022 we have a three night minimum stay.

Hut 3

Shepherd’s hut Sleeps 6
Over the winter of 2021/22 we will be building our third hut (name coming soon). It will be very similar to the other two huts. King size bed, en-suite toilet, wood burning stove with a wood fired hot tub and fire pit outside. The hut will be in an equally secluded and beautiful spot. Hopefully even more exciting things, to be updated soon!

Dolly + Hut 3

Exclusive Site Hire Sleeps 12
Dolly is a lovely shepherds hut that sleeps 2, Hut 3 is a brand new lovely shepherds hut that also sleeps two. Each hut is secluded but they are only about a 5 minute walk from each other. You can have a bell tent outside each hut that sleeps up to 4 in 4 single beds. So 4 across two huts and 8 across two bell tents. We have a 2 night minimum stay.

Book the whole site - 2022

Exclusive Site Hire Sleeps 18
Book all three shepherds huts, plus up to three bell tents if you wish. Sleeps up to 18 in total. 6 across three huts and 12 across three bell tents. You can add on the bell tents later in the booking process. Each hut is a 5/10 minute walk from each other. Dolly is in a secluded meadow with a nice long table! In 2022 we have a 2 night min stay.

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Location

Contact Fat Pheasant Shepherd Huts, Bury Court Lane, Farm, Shotteswell, Banbury, Oxfordshire OX17 1JA

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Getting There

From the south, leave the M40 at junction 11 for Banbury. From Birmingham, exit at junction 12. Head for Shottleswell on the B4100. From the village centre, take Chapel Lane to pass the church. At the end of the road turn right on to Middle Lane and almost immediately right again on to Bury Court Lane. Bury Court Farm is at the end of the lane.

The closest railway station is at Banbury, four miles away, from where you would need to take a taxi. There is a taxi rank outside the station.

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Rated ★★★★★ over 2 reviews

★★★★★

A wonderful time

We had 3 nights here and really enjoyed it. We were met warmly by Jo and Rosy the dog and guided to our hut, Dolly. Situated through a small field a minute or so and a few sheep away from the parking area it felt immediately secluded without being isolated. The hut is in a great location with views across the rolling fields of the farm and beyond. The facilities within the cabin are really top notch and finished to a high spec. Jo really has thought of everything from your morning coffee to the outdoor lighting in the evening, with charming hand written notes in places. A large supply of wood is provided for the fire pit (which can also be cooked upon, although we only used the gas bbq) and also to warm the fantastic hot tub. The bathroom is small as you would expect but not cramped, the water was always warm quickly in the shower. There is also an adjacent tent which could sleep 4 if your party was larger than our pair - Jo kindly put 2 extra deckchairs inside for us in case the weather turned. Exploring the farm is a must, and getting a bit lost is no bad thing (say hello to the resident Scottish cows and the emus). Jo also provided a guide book to the hut which mentions the local areas of interest. We had a wonderful time and would definitely visit again.
★★★★★

Clean, isolated, perfect.

Our hut, Maggie, was nipping clean, excellent craftsmanship. All the necessary convenience of a home (flushable loo, hot shower, cooking utensils etc). Jo gave us a lift to the hut and her brother picked us up to leave, massive help considering my partner is disabled. The 4/5 steps into the hut are manageable. The hot tub is filled fresh for every guest . Despite just being two of us there is a large tent (has 3 proper single beds but could fit more). Absolutely amazing stay, worth every penny! On a side note, we over packed so don't get carried away haha.
Jul 3, 2021 by Naomi Todd Verified Review

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