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Rated ★★★★★ over 85 reviews
Beautiful, quiet, welcoming & stylish
We had a wonderful weekend with our 2 children, 6 & 9. We all loved the setting and the hut, with the kids delighting in Elsie the dogs company for many hours. We'll certainly recommend to friends and aim to be back ourselves soon, while the kids still fit.
A peaceful, tranquil retreat!
If you’re looking for an experience, rather that just a place to stay, then the Shepherds Hut at Abberton is the place for you! We are a family of 4, already local to Worcestershire, but appreciated the location and all that the hut had to offer as much as any other family would! The hut is so well resourced, the unexpected extras make it all the more special and Catriona’s hospitality is perfect! Nothing was too much. We have 2 children (a 3 and 8yr old). The bunk beds are perfect for them & the double bed with its linen sheets & memory foam mattress provides a really comfy nights sleep. As a family that aren’t really campers we felt we had a full outdoor experience whilst having the comfort of a home from home environment with the hut, yet that feeling of adventure for us & the kids. Our children loved playing outside in the garden and the neighbouring field, collecting fresh eggs in the morning with Catriona, spotting lots of birds, rabbits, cows and more! And if you like peace and quiet, then this is the place to stay! So tranquil, calming and perfect for recharging your batteries. I also think that this could provide a perfect retreat for anyone who might want to write, work in peace or just needs some time to reflect! We loved it! Definitely recommend & definitely returning.
Everything we had hoped for and MORE!
Easy to find, amazing private location and parking on a working farm. Has a large enclosed garden with a good sized covered barbecue area, a great sun trap! Catriona was so welcoming and helpful with everything and the breakfast hamper is well worth a try. The bespoke amazing hut made by Alec is just fab and offers all that is important for a very comfortable stay. There’s plenty of walks and places to visit in the area, nice shops and pubs not far. We stayed for a restful three nights and will hopefully be returning soon.
Peacefu, luxury retreat
Excellence in every way. The perfect Hut is situated in stunningly beautiful surrounds, well thought out by the kind and generous hosts, Catriona and Alec, who run the working farm. The Hut is a perfect and peaceful retreat and we would highly recommend staying there for at least two nights - we will stay longer next time.
Beautiful hut in a beautiful location
We stayed for 3 nights and had the most relaxing time. The hut is adorable and all the attention to detail makes it feel very special. We did see some of the local area but to be honest we could have just stayed at the farm and been quite content. We did have good weather so were able to take advantage of the outdoor seating but there is also a covered outdoor area that you have to yourself. We really couldn't fault it and will be going back next year, only for a bit longer.
I've just spent the most amazing weekend in this Shepherd's Hut and honestly can't think of anything that would have enhanced the experience! Catriona and Alec are fantastic hosts, very welcoming and helpful, the hut and setting are perfect and Evie, the border collie, was an added bonus! Cant wait to return and would highly recommend this 'getaway' to anyone!
A special space
We had a fantastic time with our two young daughters. The space is really thoughtfully fitted out, with everything you could possibly need, and beautifully fitted into the space - someone has thought really hard about making it practical as well as beautiful. Catriona was a lovely host, engaging our daughters and being helpful, while also giving us our own space. The location is pretty hard to beat, it feels so quiet and isolated, while there is plenty to do close by. After such a long time not being able to go anywhere, this was the perfect place for us.
An idyllic short break
Our first visit to any shepherds hut, and Abberton has set the bar very high. Very comfortable, well equipped and very clean and set in a very peaceful rural location, convenient for country walks, sightseeing, excellent local produce and pubs.We ‘borrowed’ Evie the sheepdog - or rather she borrowed us for morning walks across the fields. Thank you Catriona for making us so welcome and looking after us so well. We hope to return
Our third visit and just as magical
We have now visited Abberton Shepard’s hut 3 times and we’ve never been disappointed. Every little detail is beautiful and the hut has everything you need. Catriona and Alec are so welcoming and my daughter loves collecting the eggs from the chickens and visiting the cows too. We can’t wait to come back in the summer.
The hut couldn’t have been nicer. There’s so much attention to detail: it’s beautifully made. Everything is lovely to look and all you could need is there. It’s super cosy and comfortable - the bed nook in particular. Alec and Catriona are great hosts and Evie is a sweetie. We loved it!
Wonderful relaxing weekend.
Delightful Shepherds hut in beautiful surroundings. The hut was beautifully presented with everything you need and more. It felt really cosy and homely. Alec loved showing us the Aberdeen Angus cows and were fortunate to be there to see two calves which were only a few hours old. Due to the current circumstances we were unable to use the local pubs etc. but you are not far away from good days out and walks. Catriona kept in contact regularly should we need anything and there was a lovely breakfast package available on arrival. Having a private shower/toilet was important and the kitchen had everything that you may need. Evie the Border Collie was so gentle and loved to play. We hope to go back same time next year.
What a perfect shepherds hut. If you are looking for an idyllic hut then this is the one. It is so unique and totally on its own not on a commercial park. Such attention to detail and there is nothing you want for as it has everything. The hosts couldn’t be more accommodating and friendly. Set in its own garden which was totally enclosed and safe. Would highly recommend it you won’t be disappointed and in truly lovely surroundings. A little piece of paradise x
Delightful Hut in Beautiful Countryside
Having stayed in a number of shepherd's huts over the years we can confidently say this is a truly excellent hut. Larger than most with lovely interior design touches, a permanent rather than folding double bed and very well appointed. A beautiful remote location with views over rolling countryside with lovely walks either within the farm boundary or wider afield on the Wynchavon Way. You could not ask for better hosts in Alec and Catriona, who go out of their way to make sure you have an enjoyable stay. For those of us who have missed out on growing up on a farm, Catriona is very happy to let you help collect the free range eggs from the hen house and Alec to let you help feed the cows. We had a delightful long weekend at the hut and would highly recommend for couples or young families. We hope to come back some time soon.
What a fantastic place, from the moment we arrived and we were greeted by Cathroina and Alec they're both so warm and welcoming. The hut was spotless and so relaxing.. Our daughter spent her days playing with Avie the dog and riding a bike that Cathroina lent us, our daughter was sad when we were leaving, we spent 4 nights. We enjoyed being shown round the farm by Alec which was very interesting.. We had such an amazing time on our stay we have rebooked to go back in December for two nights.
Another Fantastic Stay!
We had another perfect stay at the Abberton Shepherd Hut. It was our second visit after I proposed to my girlfriend in the hut last year (she said yes). The location is superb and the host Catriona goes out of her way to make sure you have everything you need throughout your visit. The hut has everything you could possibly need and is made super cozy thanks to the little log burner inside. We will be back for another visit next year!
Much needed tranquility
Yes its officially a Shepherds Hut but honestly its so much more. I couldn't stop smiling from the minute we arrived. It was spotlessly clean, smelt heavenly and little touches like the radio playing as we walked in set the tone for out two night stay. It was particularly windy but the fire and heavenly thick duvets kept us cosy and warm. There was always help on hand if we needed it and it felt like nothing was too much trouble. Thankyou for making our stay so peaceful. We can't wait to return in the summer and make use of the pizza oven. Would highly recommend.
The hut has everything you could possibly want, even a champagne stopper, but it’s all tucked away so cleverly that it doesn’t feel cluttered. We visited on a particularly rainy and windy weekend, but the hut stayed very toasty. Our children loved exploring all the little corners, watching the sheep, toasting marshmallow and playing with Evie the dog. It’s spotlessly clean and seems to be the most Covid-secure holiday imaginable. Thankyou.
Wow! So cosy!!
Wow! A really fabulous getaway with luxury stylish accommodation in beautiful English countryside. Small but so cosy. Easy short drive to interesting places like Worcester then back to the Shepherd's Hut and the wood burning stove! Thank you for a wonderful short break.....lovely!
We had a wonderful week-end in September. The hut was better than we had imagined, it was lovely to meet Alec and Catriona and Evie! The weather was kind to us which made the stay even better. The area was so tranquil, on our first evening we walked across the fields to Flyford to the Flyford Inn and had a lovely meal. It was about 2 miles there and back. All the lovely personal touches in the hut were lovely. We would love to come again!!
just what I was looking for
Amazing Stay - I had been looking for some where to escape not to far from where I live for a while now.. somewhere I can go for a couple of nights to clear my head and ta da.. i found it. The hut is beautiful the attention to detail is impeccable, the hosts are super attentive, not far away if you need anything but also respectful of your privacy. When i go away I look for rural, quiet, i don't really want to see another living soul to be honest lol and this was perfect! Surrounding by beautiful country side, with sheep to keep you company in the field in front. Lovely walks, produce, SUPER comfy bed, a real treat. Great for couples, families or like me a solo trip to get away.. I've already rebooked for December :-)
Wonderful countryside retreat!
We just spent 3 nights at Abberton Shepherd's hut, and had the most lovely time. Definitely our best glamping trip to date! The accommodation is very comfortable, with the ensuite facilities (including heated towel rail and hot shower) much appreciated. There are outdoor dining options, including fire pit/BBQ and pizza oven, and outdoor seating with pretty views. The bed was comfy, and our little boy (2) loved the little bunk bed above ours :) The walk from the gate around the farmer's fields and down by a brook was enjoyed several times, and we even saw two deer when we went at sunset. Our son loved feeding the chickens, collecting their eggs, and playing with the farm dog, Evie. Very friendly owners, would definitely recommend this glamping spot.
A wonderful few days
We had a such a lovely few days. The Shepherds Hut is beautifully designed and built by Alec and Catriona with everything you could possibly need and more. Our children absolutely loved the bunk beds and weren’t at all interested in the tent we brought with us! The highlight of the stay for the children was the time they were able to spend playing with Evie the dog and also collecting the hens’ eggs on a morning with Catriona. It was so nice to have a private enclosed space where the children could run about and play safely. Catriona was so kind and accommodating and could not have done more to make us feel more welcome. It was such a wonderful quiet and relaxing few days for us - we are already planning a return visit.
Wonderfully quiet and relaxing
We had a wonderful 3 night stay in the hut in August this year. We we lucky with the weather and were able to play games on the grass and to eat outside. The hut is lovely and cosy and so much love has gone into making the hut a special place. Alec and Catriona were so welcoming and were on hand to answer any questions if needed. Will certainly be returning in the future.
A unique and magical stay
We feel very lucky to have found such a special and unique place to stay whilst searching on the cool camping website. Our 5 night stay was totally wonderful. Personally, we don't feel the photos do the site justice as the craftsmanship and attention to detail inside the hut is stunning and the outside area is a fabulous space to relax in. We made full use of the fire pit and even managed to produce very delicious pizzas in the pizza oven. The countryside around was all very beautiful, especially the Malvern Hills. The owners, Alec and Catriona, made the stay even more special with their welcoming hosting. We could sense their genuine desire to help us have the best time possible and they were especially lovely and thoughtful with our daughter who loved collecting eggs and playing with their dog. We had practically given up on having a relaxing, hassle free holiday this year but, thanks to the Shepherd's Hut, have loved staycationing!
We had a really lovely couple of days at Abberton Shepherds hut, fantastic location and the hut itself and area around it is so well thought out and just perfect. Having Evie the dog welcome us every morning made our mini break all the more special. We will definitely return.
July 2020 - Wonderful staycation
We stayed in the Shepherd's Hut last week (11th-18th July) and had a lovely, relaxing time. The hut is beautiful and the owner (Catriona) is very helpful. The hut, and the outside space, is very comfortable and well equipped. The hut is charming and quirky - with beautiful wood throughout and high-end linens and fittings. The shower is great and the kitchen has everything one might need (a good fridge with a freezer compartment) as well as lots of utensils, pans etc for cooking. With a tv, radio, games, cards and books - there was plenty to keep us entertained on the few days that the sun stayed away. The outside sitting areas are a real bonus too. We loved the fire pit/bbq and also made a pizza in the pizza oven. Given that we are still experiencing a pandemic, we wanted somewhere where we didn't need to worry about other people in our space - so the Shepherd's Hut was ideal. We enjoyed local walks and views too (watching woodpeckers, rabbits and lots of butterflies).
We have had a wonderful 4 nights very comfortable clean and cozy and a lovely welcome from Catriona offerings information about the area nothing was to much trouble the breakfast was tasty and apple juice amazing (took some home ) brewed by joe . would love to return In the future the log burner was as warm as toast It’s all very enchanting plenty of books to read . Good picture on tv plenty of channels . Views from each window excellent retreat 👍*****
Could quite easily self isolate here forever ! Beautiful setting, beautifully crafted Shepherds Hut. Catriona was so lovely, non pushy very laid back but extremely helpful. We loved the unique items that made it so homely and cosy. The gadgets that made terrific use of space. Plenty of logs for the burner. Literally didn't want to leave but will be back and will be telling everyone about this lush hideaway!
A Wonderful Stay in a Perfect Shepherds Hut!
Abberton Shepherds Hut was a perfect pre Christmas get away. From the moment we opened the door we were overwhelmed by how homely and cosy the hut was. It catered for all of our needs; a real home from home. The personal touches Catriona leaves for you made our stay very special indeed. The hut was extra special as it was the setting where Ollie proposed to me. Truly magical and a memory we will always cherish. The pre arranged home cooked food was delicious too. A perfect weekend. We will definitely be back :)
We had an absolutely fantastic time. The shepherds huts is finished to an excellent standard and it was immaculately clean. Catriona and Alec were the perfect hosts and looked after us really well. We will return soon. P.S. I recommend the apple juice they sell its fab!
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.....
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.
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.
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!
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 😃
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Relaxing and Comfortable Hut.
This was a lovely relaxing stay. The hut is well equipped. The location was lovely looking out onto fields.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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
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!
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!
We stayed in the winter and there couldn’t have been a cosier place to stay. Complete cut out from busy life, dreamy.
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.
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!!!!!
Brilliant hut with every detail and luxury thoughtfully designed. Perfect spot to escape the hurly-burly. Fantastic hosts - we'll be back.
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.
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!
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.
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
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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 :-)
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
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!
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
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
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
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!
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
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!
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!
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.