Abberton Shepherds Hut

UK England West Midlands Worcestershire

  • Children’s playground
  • Campfires allowed
  • Dogs welcome
  • Campfires Allowed
  • Good walks nearby
  • Short walk to the pub
  • Walking
Glamping in Worcestershire: Off the beaten track glamping on a Worcestershire working farm, with stunning views and a storybook setting so timeless it's almost fictional

You needn’t be nutty about history to appreciate the pretty Worcestershire village of Abberton. It’s been secreted away here in the countryside between Worcester and the Cotswolds since early Saxon times and has a marvellously timeless mixture of redbrick homes, thatched wooden barns and an 18th-century, stone church whose spire was removed after World War II to help pilots land at a local base. It’s just beyond, in the fields that spitfires once glided over, humming above the trees, that today, you’ll also find one of the village’s prettiest country homes – Abberton Shepherd’s Hut.

Accessed via a sun-dusted gravel driveway and nestled against broad, green bushes, Abberton Shepherd’s Hut is a truly remarkable glamping hideaway. Handmade entirely from one single ash tree, that blew down on the farm several years ago, it manages the supreme feat of looking beautifully traditional in its old orchard setting, whilst also subtly offering all the modern comforts of a luxury glamping holiday – plush en-suite facilities, a modern kitchen space and a balcony with views all the way to the stone folly at Bredon Hill in the Cotswolds.

What really sets Abberton Shepherd’s Hut apart though are 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. It's a unique farmstay, so it would be remiss not to also take the opportunity to sample the local produce – fresh eggs, lamb, pork and beef (from the heard of Aberdeen Angus cattle, resident here for more than 20 years) are all available seasonally on request.

Should the view draw you out, and it surely will, there’s some 260-acres of the farm’s own land to explore (including egg collecting from the hens, which children will love). Head further afield to enjoy the Cotswolds and the Malvern Hills, or start from base and walk the three-mile, cross-country 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. It’s a fitting find in this quaint, countryside location. As if pubs, villages and tiny shepherd’s huts like those around Abberton are so good its almost fiction. You’ll just have to discover the reality for yourself.

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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.

Suitable For

Glamping only (though an extra tent is allowed for children). Pets permitted but they may not go inside the hut.

Nearby

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 – it has a maize maze, sandpit and miniature railway that the kids will love, plus a proper on-site restaurant.

Opening Times

All year.

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The Owner Says

A unique shepherds hut situated on a 260 acre working farm in a small village called Abberton. This particular area of the country has very low rainfall and is famous for their fruit and veg because of the consistent great weather. This unique village has had no building increase for at least 50 years, it is stunningly English with a very friendly and welcoming community.

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Accommodation

1 exclusive shepherd's hut (sleeping 2 adults and 2 children) set in an orchard on a working Worcestershire farm. A bell tent available in the summer also. Check Availability

Location

Contact Abberton Shepherds Hut, Manor Farm, Abberton, Pershore, Worcestershire WR10 2NR

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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 church is on your right keep going past abberton hall round the bend and after 200 m the farm entrance is on you 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 .

Reviews

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Rated ★★★★★ over 55 reviews

★★★★★

Perfect in everyway

We only stayed for one night, but what a wonderful experience it was.. Alec and Catriona are smashing hosts, welcoming, informative,but not overpowering. Just lovely. The hut is beautiful inside and out. Delightful! Twinkling clean, warm, pleasingly finished with just a nice hint of quirky and absolutely anything you could possibly need for your stay. The bed was divine! We paid a little extra for the very generous breakfast supplies of delicious home produced sausages, eggs, bread, apple juice etc. Worth every reasonable penny. The hut is set in the corner of an orchard and a little way off is a really lovely barbecue area. To the left of the hut is a gate through which is a field and a bell tent (extra space if needed) The views are just grand. And you may even get to see the pigs and hens and cattle around the farm! Everyone young or old will fall in love with this place. If only we could have stayed longer.....
Nov 11, 2019 by Lin & Ward
★★★★★

Superb country escape, cosy, extremely comfortable, immaculate

We had the most wonderful stay here over a cold wet and windy weekend in October. This beautiful hand built shepherds hut has a rustic farmhouse feel finished to high standard with all the luxuries you would want to enjoy a effortless country getaway. There is a fantastic kitchen to cook up dinner to have a relaxing night in, a log burner with wood and matches provided, a private en suite bathroom which has a brilliant shower which had hot water available 24 hours and big comfortable bed with plenty of blankets, ( even an electric one ) cushions and pillows. Catriona and Alec were exceptionally welcoming ensuring they were on hand at anytime should we need anything or advice of where and what to do. We were offered a breakfast hamper the day before our arrival which was in the hut when we arrived. This included products from the farm where the hut is located, which included fresh milk, eggs, butter, apple juice sausages and bread. Complimentary tea and coffee is available and conveniently wine ( at a very reasonable price ) can be purchased should you wish. Alec was kind enough to show us around the farm itself which absolutely made our morning! I would recommend a visit here to anyone seeking to have some rest and repair,surrounded by beautiful sights and sounds which created for us, the greatest glamping escape.
★★★★★

Perfect in every way

We have just spent five nights in this most wonderful shepherd’s hut, it is so comfortable, homely and stylish. Catriona has thought of every conceivable item you could need with so many extra thoughtful touches along the way. We have stayed in quite a few shepherds huts but this one far exceeds any we have previously stayed in. It felt like a real home away from home and so peaceful and quiet with the most lovely countryside all around. We were so glad that the weather was at times inclement, as we could retreat back to the hut, light the log burner and just relax, warm, snug and totally relaxed. Thank you so very much Catriona, we very much hope to be returning next year to recharge our batteries again before the Christmas rush.
Oct 21, 2019 by Sue Ryan
★★★★★

Idyllic weekend getaway

Spent the weekend at Abberton Shepherds Hut with an old university friend for a weekend catch up. The cabin and surrounding areas are remarkably lovely and we had a delightful stay. Catriona had thought of everything, inc. a deck of cards for games, emergency first aid kit and a variety of teas (to name a few of the great finishing touches!). Thank you for a wonderful weekend and we'll definitely be back.
Sep 30, 2019 by Declan Heather
★★★★★

Magical and tranquil

What a hidden little gem. Had the most relaxing stay here. The location is perfect very tranquil with exceptional views. The hut itself is magical it has all you could think of and more. We only stayed for 1 night that wasn’t enough as soon as we got back we were looking to book again. Just perfect!
Sep 18, 2019 by Hazel
★★★★★

Absolutely fabulous

We had an amazing stay at the Shepherd's Hut, Catriona and Alec were fantastic hosts. We collected fresh eggs each morning and fed the bulls each night. Our daughter also enjoyed having Evie the dog, playing with her and taking her for walks. We really really enjoyed our stay and will definitely be back 😃
Aug 31, 2019 by Thomas Hall
★★★★★

Fabulous

We had another lovely stay at the shepherds hut. Catriona and Alec are lovely hosts. The hut has everything you could possibly need and all in beautiful surroundings. I hope we will be back again.
Aug 24, 2019 by Emma Quinn
★★★★★

A little gem of a getaway!

We were definitely not disappointed with this one! The hut is so cute and comfortable. The hosts really have thought of everything and managed to incorporated it all into this small space, whether kids toys or an electric blanket, nothing was missing! The craftsmanship is really impressive and it has been decorated with an astounding eye for detail. It is set in a field with plenty of room for children to play, with a bbq and even a new outdoor pizza oven. We really enjoyed our short getaway, it was just a short distance to the chocolate box villages of the Cotswolds and other tourist attractions. Catriona, the host, made fresh bread everyday and was always on hand to help, whether we wanted to order sausages for breakfast or my daughter wanted to collect eggs from her chickens! What a discovery!
Aug 23, 2019 by Rachel
★★★★★

Fantastic stay, beautiful place and environment, we really, really loved it!

We had a fantastic stay at the Shepherd's hut. Alec and Catriona are enormously lovely people and what a beautiful place and environment. The hut is fully equipped and everything is done with such a great detail and attention. We really, really loved it!
Aug 5, 2019 by Bas van de Meerakker
★★★★★

A second fabulous visit

This was my second visit to the Abberton Shepherds Hut. It is such a restful and tranquil experience. We cycled in the beautiful surrounding area also so it is a good base to get some activity in. Thank you so much Catriona and Alec for your hospitality and it was lovely to see/play with Evie again.
Aug 5, 2019 by Celia
★★★★★

Stunning Shepherds Hut in an idyllic setting

We spent only one night and can't wait to return. The hut has been beautifully designed and crafted with so many extras to make your stay amazingly comfortable. A great log fire, really comfortable beds, lots of little extras (locally made gin and homemade cider to name but a few) and really kind and helpful owners - they even lent us their dog (a beautiful border collie) - we were very happy. Thank you Alec and Catriona.
Jul 21, 2019 by Alison Godwin
★★★★★

A great weekend break

We had a wonderful weekend with our Grandchildren,they loved the shepherds hut & had lots of fun. Catriona & Alec were extremely helpful & Catriona was really good with the children allowing them to collect hen eggs with her in the morning & not forgetting Evie the dog who entertained them greatly. We would definitely consider revisiting on our own.
Jul 18, 2019 by Mrs J Murrell
★★★★★

An oasis of tranquillity

We were looking for an escape from the hussle and bussle of everyday life and have found the perfect place in the Abberton Shepherds Hut. The hut is very well equipped to cater for every thing you need with Catriona and Alec keen to help should you need it. This was a very chilled out weekend with cooked breakfasts and evening bar-b-ques with wine. Very quiet with just the sound of birds and the odd Aberdeen Angus! Perfect place and perfect hosts.
Jul 8, 2019 by Mark Roberts
★★★★★

Absolutely fantastic

What an amazing place. Beautiful hut as well as fantastic location. Love host's whom made us feel really welcome. Will definitely return in the near future. Thank you so much for a fantastic break. See you very soon.
Jun 1, 2019 by Clare
★★★★★

Lovely relaxing experience

We arrived late due to traffic but Catriona gave us a warm welcome and made sure we settled in. The rain meant we couldn't enjoy the outside space but a wonderful cosy evening in the hut followed by cooked breakfast the following morning made up for it. Excellent attention to detail throughout.
May 15, 2019 by Tabitha and Steve
★★★★★

Relaxing and Comfortable Hut.

This was a lovely relaxing stay. The hut is well equipped. The location was lovely looking out onto fields.
May 8, 2019 by naomi
★★★★★

Something Special

Alec and Catriona have created something really special and it was a privilege to stay at The Shepherds Hut. Friendly hosts who have created a place of peace and simpler living.
May 6, 2019 by Debbie
★★★★★

A blissful break from reality

My husband and I snatched a few hours away from the stresses of everyday life here! We only stayed for one night but it felt like longer because it was so peaceful. Catriona was a perfectly attentive host and every little detail had been thought of. We will certainly be back!
Apr 29, 2019 by Lucy
★★★★★

Superb

The love and craftsmanship that has gone into this place is clear to see. Wonderful attention to detail and top quality. Cosy stove, comfy bed and a thoroughly relaxing place to be. We loved our tour of the herd and of course Evie the collie. Catriona and Alec are perfect hosts.
Apr 8, 2019 by Elaine and Richard
★★★★★

Relaxing rural retreat with bonus dog

Can not recommend this place highly enough. We had the most wonderful stay and were so well looked after. Evie the dog was an added bonus, and we loved playing with her. There was such attention to detail in the hut, everything had been thought of. There was lots of surrounding walks and we had a lovely day at the nearby Malvern hills. Our children are 7 and 9 and fitted snuggly in the bunk beds, although we may have to come without them next time!
Mar 26, 2019 by Kat
★★★★★

The perfect getaway in an amazing location

Many thanks to catriona and Alex for a wonderful getaway at their lovely shepherds hut! Was a relaxing and cosy place to stay, with warm welcoming hosts who were very helpful and offered us lots of insight into where to go and what to do whilst on our stay. Even though the weather wasn't the best, we were perfectly happy to wander around their lovely grounds and wrap ourselves up in the hut, next to the fire! Would recommend as a short getaway for couples or even small families.
Mar 17, 2019 by Ryan
★★★★★

Heavenly hut!

Spent a couple of days here with hubby and children (age 11 and 8). Beautiful hut with everything you might need at hand, including wine and gin to purchase if you run out! The hut was warm overnight thanks to the lovely stove and numerous soft warm blankets, plus a really comfy bed! The children loved walking Evie the sheepdog and she entertained (and exhausted!) them throughout our stay. A walk to help collect eggs and meet the bulls was wonderful and we were so grateful to our wonderful hosts for taking time out to show us so much and tell us about the farm. We spent our evening enjoying the view across the fields to the church whilst toasting marshmallows. A little bit of heaven and we will hopefully return one day x
Feb 24, 2019 by Rachel & Family
★★★★★

Perfect countryside retreat

Our stay at the shepherd's hut in Feb 2019 has been amazing. We were very sad to leave, Alec and Catriona really made us feel at home. The kids absolutely loved it, the hut itself was incredible and so warm and cosy. we all loved spending time with Evie the dog! And feeding the cows and getting to see the newly born calf was incredible. You really made our trip worthwhile!
Feb 21, 2019 by Danielle
★★★★★

Great stay

Girlfriend and I stayed here for the weekend in Feb and had a cracking time. The shepherds hut itself is v cosy and has everything you’d want. Catriona made us feel v welcome and gave us some great local recommendations. We were sad to leave!
Feb 12, 2019 by Theo
★★★★★

Cosy haven

We stayed in the winter and there couldn’t have been a cosier place to stay. Complete cut out from busy life, dreamy.
Feb 5, 2019 by Coralie
★★★★★

Beautiful Shepherd's Hut

The experience which we had whilst staying in the Shepherd's Hut was sublime all the way through. The Hut has been beautifully created and is full of interesting nuances and features of the highest quality which, when combined, create a fantastic and memorable place to stay. The host Catriona could not have been more attentive in making sure our stay, although (regrettably) short, was as relaxing as is possible. We are already looking to come back in the future.
Jan 29, 2019 by Ian Long
★★★★★

A cosy, picture perfect shepherd's hut

This was our second stay at the shepherds hut because we loved it so much when we stayed last time. The surroundings of the hut are picture perfect, it is tranquil and is the perfect place to get away from the madness of everyday life. The hut itself is unbelievably beautiful, like something from a storybook! The fairy lights, gorgeous fire and the handmade wooden features are amazing. The hut was incredibly clean and Catriona and her husband were so kind and accommodating. We will definitely be back for a third visit and we miss it so much already!!!!!
Jan 7, 2019 by Daniel
★★★★★

Fabulous experience

Brilliant hut with every detail and luxury thoughtfully designed. Perfect spot to escape the hurly-burly. Fantastic hosts - we'll be back.
Dec 10, 2018 by Jameses
★★★★★

Family Adventure

We absolutely loved our one night stay here. We came with our two sons (10 & 8) and had a great time. The hut is beautifully made, cosy warm, and kitted out with everything you need - much of it home made by Catriona. The hosts are lovely and the hut is in a quiet corner on a working farm in the midst of stunning Worcestershire countryside. The boys loved playing with Evie the sheepdog and it was heaven to wake up to the sound of cows gently mooing. The cooked breakfast is well worth doing - again much of it from the farm. The Malvern Hills, Ledbury and Upton on Severn are nearby for trips. We wished we could have stayed longer.
Nov 16, 2018 by Family Craig
★★★★★

A little bit of Magic

As a family of 4 (kids aged 5 & 2) we arrived to a warm welcome and the most beautifully presented shepherds hut hidden away in a corner of the farm. Unsure of what to expect, we were stunned by the cleverness of the hut design and how luxurious it felt. The kids were delighted by the bunk beds and my husband by the gadgets on offer and the wood burner ready and waiting to be lit. During the day we enjoyed spending time on the farm collecting the freshly laid eggs and exploring the countryside. In the evenings we lit the fire pit, bbq’ed and toasted marshmallows. Catriona & Alec were wonderful hosts and their dog Evie (no doubt mentioned in most reviews) was delightful and entertained the children to no end! We had such a good time that we stayed an extra night and are already hoping to return soon. One tip, do not pass up on the the breakfast bundle they offer, it’s fantastic!
Oct 12, 2018 by Chris & Jo Pennell
★★★★★

Beautiful hut in a beautiful location

We loved our stay in the hut. It is beautifully designed and built, and kitted out with everything you could possibly need for a perfect stay. We stayed for five nights and could have moved in forever. Great walks on the doorstep with plenty of hedgerows to forage in. Amazing hosts who couldn't help us enough.
Sep 22, 2018 by Kb44
★★★★★

Birthday weekend

We stayed Friday to the Sunday , it wasn’t long enough what a place done to the highest grade and more ,Peaceful, beautiful private just can’t say enough about this place will definitely stay again , thankyou catriona
Sep 17, 2018 by Matt and Maria
★★★★★

Fabulous experience in a Shepherd's Hut

I took my 89 year old mother glamping for the first time and we absolutely loved the Shepherd's Hut. There is everything you will need for your stay and there is fabulous attention to detail. We still can't believe that it took Catriona and her husband a year to build the hut without any expert help. It is a remarkable place to stay and there are also wonderful views and lots of seating areas outside to soak up the serene splendour. But shh, don't tell anyone about it - I want to return soon.
Sep 13, 2018 by Celia
★★★★★

Absolutely love the place!

Peaceful setting which cultivates instant relaxation in a great location for exploring the local area. Accommodation has everything you could need and is finished to a high standard. We have stayed on two separate occasions now (2 nights in April and then 3 nights over the Bank Holiday in August) with our five year old daughter (who loves the bunkbeds!) and dog Max, and we hope to stay for a third before the years out. Fantastic & accommodating hosts who can't do enough for you, what more could you ask for!
Aug 31, 2018 by Stella Carrabin
★★★★★

Beautiful accommodation, wonderful host, peaceful location

I stayed here with my two sisters and our children (6 children aged 2-7) for three nights in August 2018. We had use of the shepherds hut which sleeps four (although you can put a mattress on the floor to accommodate an extra child) and the bell tent in the adjacent field (just separated by a gate). We loved every minute of our stay. The shepherds hut was well equipped and we had everything we needed to stay comfortably. It is beautifully (hand!)made and decorated with great thought put into each and every aspect of the accommodation. The kitchen was compact but very well equipped and the bathroom was lovely. Outside there is a fire pit to keep warm in the evenings and toast marshmallows over; and in the field with the bell tent there is a swing set and a trampoline for the children to play on, as well as the whole of the field itself, where we played football, cricket, tennis, badminton etc. There are many walks you can do from the farm to explore the countryside if you want to. Catriona is an amazing and thoughtful host and checked we were happy each day, ensuring we had everything we needed. In addition she invited us all to collect eggs from the chickens and pick tomatoes from the greenhouse, which we all loved, especially the children. The children also enjoyed getting to know Evie, Catriona and Alec’s dog, and loved to play with her. In the locality there are lots of places to explore and good options for eating out, and Catriona is happy to give recommendations of things to do, but it is also the ideal spot for switching off and relaxing - perfect for anyone really! We had a wonderful time at Abberton Shepherd’s Hut and can’t wait to visit again! Thankyou so much for making our stay so lovely!
Aug 23, 2018 by Sarah
★★★★★

Little spot of heaven - so peaceful!

What a truly magical place!! My husband and I and our two sons (6yrs and 4yrs) totally fell in love with this beautiful shepherds hut and really didnt want to leave after our 3 night stay. It has everything you could possibly need and all exquisitely designed to such a high quality. The location is breathtaking and really set in its own grounds making it so private and tranquil. Alec and Catriona are incredible hosts and leave you wanting for absolutely nothing. Their love of the area is infectious and they ensure you know all the best places to go. We prebooked daytrips for the kids to Warwick Castle and Cadbury World, which were both fantastic but equally we enjoyed strolling the Malvern Hills or popping into Stratford to the Butterfly Farm - this area is teeming with great things to see and do. Highlight of the trip though for all of us was simply spending time at the Shepherds Hut, playing with Evie the gorgeous sheep dog, collecting eggs from the farm with Catriona and sitting round the firepit in the evening watching the sunsets and wildlife - unforgettable. Thank you!
Aug 14, 2018 by Emily
★★★★★

Just beautiful!

I spent two nights at Abberton Shepherd's Hut as a treat to myself (a.k.a. a bit of peace and quiet away from the husband and kids!) and it was exactly what I needed, and so much more than I expected. The setting is beautiful - so calm, tranquil and private, yet the owner Catriona is just a couple of minutes' walk or an SMS away if anything is needed, and nothing is too much trouble for her. The hut itself is beautifully decorated in a traditional style, but with discreet mod-cons that you wouldn't necessarily expect in a shepherd's hut, such as a small television, USB charging sockets, slow cooker, hairdryer, shaving points in the bathroom, etc etc. None of these things take away from the cosy charm of the hut, they simply enhance it by making it more comfortable. The bathroom was well-equipped, with lovely towels and mini toiletries and the kitchen had everything from a full-sized oven to a spare bottle of wine and G&T (available to purchase at a small cost via a courtesy arrangement - in case guests run out mid-evening!). Evie, the farm dog was lovely company and had impeccable manners. The bed was delightfully comfortable, with quality bedding (very important!), and the whole cottage was meticulously clean. It's clear that Catriona has put her heart and soul into the hut, and she goes the extra mile to make the stay special for all her guests. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Abberton.
Jul 24, 2018 by Emma
★★★★★

Very Helpful Hosts

Very well equipped shepherd's hut in a tranquil location with acres of privacy. Very useful "welcome" pack which meant we didn't have to lug the basics around with is. Catriona was very friendly and helpful and even phoned us up to let us know she had found a pair of Wendy's earrings.
Jul 10, 2018 by John and Wendy
★★★★★

A truly magical place

We had a wonderful stay in the Shepherds Hut. The children loved running around with Evie the sheepdog and collecting eggs in the morning. The location is absolutely stunning and so peaceful. A real tonic for the soul! Catriona is a wonderful host and has thought of everything. The hut is beautiful and immaculate, the beds are really comfortable and possibly the fluffiest towels I've used anywhere. A beautiful find. We will be sure to return.
Jun 25, 2018 by Sian
★★★★★

Beautiful, peaceful, relaxing retreat.

From the moment we saw this shepherd's hut we fell in love. An absolutely beautiful and well equipped holiday accommodation in such a picturesque and peaceful location. We booked a 2 night break for our wedding anniversary and took our 3 year old along for a relaxing break. The hut met our every need and you can tell such time and effort has gone into setting it up to cater for everyone and every eventuality. The double bed was so comfy and even come equipped with electric blankets, not that we needed them. Above the double bed are the cutest 2 bunk beds for small children. Our son did fall out of his bunk on the 1st night but soon learnt to keep himself in bed. The kitchen is well equipped and even had a full sized oven. There is also a big metal fire pit in the bbq area, and tools to cook over it which we did on our 2nd night. Ample logs provided for the fire pit and wood burner in the hut, not that we needed it due to the gorgeous weather we had on our break. Catriona, the host, makes sure you are well looked after, providing initial provisions of tea, coffee, milk and cereals. We also took her up on her offer to provide breakfast package as well which includes eggs collected from the free range hens on the farm and locally produced sausages. We were allowed the privilege of being able to spend some time with Evie the farm sheep dog, whose energy was only surpassed by our sons. Catriona also helped my son collect eggs from the hens on his tour round the farm. I highly recommend this shepherd's hut to anyone. If you are looking for a peaceful getaway then this is the place for you. We spent lovely evenings sat outside by the fire, with a glass or two, listening to the local wildlife and watching the sunset. Would love to revisit and hope to stay longer next time.
Jun 24, 2018 by Ruth Pheysey
★★★★★

A magical haven

This is simply a very special place. The hut is beautiful with careful attention to detail. The location is tranquil with stunning views. It was a perfect weekend break.
Jun 18, 2018 by Julie Taylor
★★★★★

Glamping luxury

A beautifully situated hut, surrounded by lovely walking from the doorstep. Everything we could have needed was included. Catriona was a thoughtful and helpful host. Felt like a step up from glamping - luxury glamping.
Jun 4, 2018 by Corinne
★★★★★

Lovely holidays with kids

We had a fantastic holiday at Abberton. The hut was lovely and extremely comfortable. Great beds and perfectly equipped kitchen. The children loved it and can't wait to go back. Catriona was very helpful with suggestions and kindly let the kids pick up the eggs, feed the cows but most importantly borrow the dog! Thanks for a wonderful stay!
May 29, 2018 by Sabina
★★★★★

A magical environment all to yourselves

The quality of the Hut is amazing and enhanced by some lovely touches ( wine, a breakfast pack with home-made sausages, eggs from the farm chickens, home-baked bread, a roaring log burner, en-suite facilities with nice linen, a great view across the countryside.... ) provides a great experience. The children loved exploring the hut and the farm and in particular borrowing the farm dog for the morning. Lots to do close by and then to come back to your own piece of private space is a delight.
May 14, 2018 by Paul Atkins
★★★★★

Holiday fun with kids

Booked a last minute mid week break here with the kids to fill up a long rainy Easter school holiday. Despite extremely damp weather the beautiful well equipped cosy hut kept us dry and warm. My 4 year olds loved the bunk beds, exploring the fields, swing, trampoline, looking at tractors and cows and egg collecting. We managed to find some lovely local activities to fill our rainy day; the local farm shop (book if you want lunch in the restaurant there!) and Evesham Railway. Catriona was very welcoming and made our stay extra special. BBQing sausages and marshmallows in the rain was a highlight :-)
Apr 16, 2018 by Twinster
★★★★★

Wonderful stay

We had a wonderful 2 night stay at Abberton Shepherds Hut. It is beautifully designed for comfort and practical too. I was surprised it was so cosy and warm given the recent cold weather. The farm is lovely too and the children collecting the eggs, looking at the calves and eating the eggs and sausages from farm ( cooked by their Dad) will be something they will remember. Thank you for your hospitality Catriona and we look forwards to returning
Mar 27, 2018 by Ann
★★★★★

Best shepherds Hut.

Exceeded our expectations!Relaxing retreat, furnished beautifully. Well equipped- we didn't want for anything. Tasty farm sausages and fresh eggs from the hens. We completely loved it! Definitely 5️⃣Star!!! Catriona is knowledgeable about the surrounding areas of interest and most friendly and warming. Only downside..... we had to go home. But....we shall most definitely return!
Feb 25, 2018 by HappyHyg
★★★★★

Short Stay

We found Abberton on line...wanted to stay within easy reach of NEC this was ideal. We stopped two nights wanting to relax, go to a funeral in Nottingham go to the Spring Fayre at the NEC but also check out a Shepheards Hut as we have two self build kits on order ourselves. What an eventful two days..topped by the exceptional quality and detail we experienced at the Apperton Shepherds Hut along with the attentive attention given by Catrionia and Alec. The quality and detailing of the Shepherds hut is exceptional and a joy to stay in ....we loved it . Thanks Again Owen & Ali
Feb 8, 2018 by Owen James
★★★★★

Perfect hideaway

This hut is in a beautiful quiet location, with wonderful views. The hut is designed with a fantastic homely and cosey feel whilst being full of functional creature comforts. The local knowledge and tips from the owner are invaluable when looking for walks and dinning suggestions. Theres also has plenty of local produce available in the hut and from the owners, who couldn't be more friendly and help throughout our stay. Graham & Sophie
Sep 30, 2017 by Graham
★★★★★

A Real Gem!

Walking into the hut was a truly magical moment. You have created an absolutely gorgeous hut, the attention to detail is truly amazing. It was a Birthday treat for my partner, a night in a hotel and a night in a Shepherds Hut, the Shepherds Hut won hands down! So lovely to find this beautiful hut so close but feels a million miles away from reality. Loved waking up to hear the cows, loved the ducks and chickens. The eggs and meat was amazing..Thank you so much Cationa & Alex. We look forward to returning. Maggie & John xx
Sep 19, 2017 by Maggie Hall
★★★★★

Beautiful peaceful place to stay, could have stayed even longer

I loved my time at Abberton Shepherd's Hut, what a lovely little place to stay. The hut itself was a delight to spend time in, there was everything there I needed and if there wasn't then nothing was too much trouble for Alec and Catriona to sort out quickly - Alec even sorted out the BBQ for this BBQ novice. Wonderful scenery and views from the hut and in the immediately surrounding area, so peaceful - I'm likely to return and would recommend it to others, even if it means it's booked out the next time I want to visit!
Aug 14, 2017 by Iain
★★★★★

All the comforts of an amazing hotel with all of the benefits of being out in nature

We absolutely loved it here! From the minute you walk in you can tell that it has been designed by someone who understands what it means to live with comfort and cosiness. We didn't want to leave. We booked our stay for 3 nights and could have easily stayed for longer. It had everything we needed, from local gin & tonic as part of provisions stock inside, a full working oven and outside BBQ area and a very comfy bed, we had everything we needed for a full city detox. We ended up cooking every night at the cabin, buying wonderful ingredients from the best farm shop we've ever been in and enjoying some of the produce from the farm itself. The eggs were delicious. It is so quiet and serene here, it was a great place for us to chill out away from the city, get out on our bikes on long rides exploring the local sights to see and simple enjoy the beautiful scenery right outside the cabin. We've stayed in good hotels all around the world yet the personal and high quality touches in this cabin really give them a run for their money. We'll be back in a heartbeat, and are already planning to rebook for October, where the great wood burning stove in the cabin will make for a cosy Autumn break. Thanks for having us xx
Aug 9, 2017 by Lola38
★★★★★

Such a find!

We think the Sutherlands Shepherds Hut is amazing and we're so glad we found it! We're a family of four, our kids are 8 and 10, and we fit in amazingly well thanks to the incredibly clever design of the hut. It's cuter and more spacious than it looks on the photos, and everything you need is there, from saucepans and tea towels to toiletries and bath towels. The hosts have thought of everything to make it a comfortable stay. Plus there's so much to do in this beautiful area. But the kids didn't want to leave the hut or the farm, and Catriona (who has a real gift with children) created their highlights by lending them her gorgeous puppy for walks and letting them help her collect the eggs. It was such a wonderful peaceful getaway for us Londoners. Thank you Sutherlands!
Aug 9, 2017 by Cat Baker
★★★★★

Experience luxury and tranquility

Had the most amazing, enjoyable time with my two children at the Abberton shepherds hut. On arrival Cartriona and Alec were available to welcome us and provide us with a lovely continental breakfast and drinks (especially the pink lemonade went down a treat with my girls)! The setting it so peaceful in the glorious Worcestershire countryside with views across the fields. Ideal to get away from stresses of everyday life, pretty walks and village pubs! What more could you want! The hut itself is spectacular. All modern amenities and the decor is to a very high spec. Couldn't recommend this enough. Enjoy folks!
Jul 26, 2017 by Hannah C
★★★★★

Wonderful place- a very relaxing experience

We were lucky enough to be the first guests at the Shepherds Hut and it was a thoroughly enjoyable experience. We wished we had booked a longer stay as the hut was so relaxing and there is so much to do in the local area. The hosts are very welcoming and could not do enough for us, to make sure that we had everything we needed. The hut is very cosy but big enough so that you don't feel cramped and so you could easily stay for a week or more. The inside of the hut is also higher than normal which was great for my partner who is quite tall. All the furnishings were done to a very high standard and we loved all the natural wood finishings. Lovely to experience being on a working farm too, especially seeing all the animals. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend.
Jul 18, 2017 by Emily

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