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The Withy Hut 

Shepherd's hut - Field kitchen - Private shower & toilet

Welcome to the Withy Hut

Welcome to the Withy Hut. It's an original Farris' Shepherd's hut which was built in Shaftesbury over a hundred years ago.  The hut has been on the farm for over 30 years, but was lovingly restored in late 2021 so everyone can get a chance to enjoy the pleasure of somewhere comfy, simple and original to stay. We didn't do it all by ourselves - we had the pleasure of working with Simon Parfett and the 'My Unique B&B' crew to take the Withy Hut to the next level


Complete with a double bed, a small log burner for cooler nights, and willow storage baskets for your belongings, the Withy Hut is the ultimate in no-fuss charm for a cosy get-away.


The hut is up on the Ridge. Outside you'll find the field kitchen with it's open window framing the view over the Water Meadow. Equipped with a gas burning stove, a gas powered fridge and all the pans & crockery you'll need to cook up a storm, you can chose to take your dinners in the kitchen on the long table, or eat outdoors by the fire pit.

The pitch has its own private outdoor shower shack with compost toilet, sink and hot gas shower a few short steps from the hut. 

The Withy Hut sleeps two, but there is also room to put up a reasonable size tent (approx 5m x 7m) or campervan on the pitch should you want to have up to three extra guests. 

We do welcome dogs but note the hut can only accommodate one large dog or two medium / small dogs. Please provide your own dog bed, and please do not allow the dogs on the (human!) bed. The internal space is small within the hut so if you do bring your dogs you'll need to squeeze them in the hut with you or bring a pup tent. They will need to be kept on a lead as we are a working farm.  

The Withy Hut and private outdoor bathroom are off-grid, with battery powered lighting. The field kitchen has a small solar supply so there is a place to charge your phone. 

Check out what you can do nearby, and some recommendations on great places to eat in the local area

We supply:

  • High quality bed linen and duvet for the Shepherds Hut and fluffy towels for two people (if you add extra campers, they will need to provide their own)

  • Toilet paper, Faith in Nature shower gel, shampoo & conditioner (a selection to choose from), washing up liquid and hand soap.

  • Basic cooking essentials such as salt, pepper, sunflower oil, tea towels, bins and bin bag, as well as a compost caddy for all of your food waste. Bio-degradable dog poo bags.

  • Kitchen equipment - utensils, plates, bowls and mugs, cups, cutlery, kettle, pots and pans, stove-top espresso maker, under-counter fridge, 2 ring gas stove. There will be some welcome goodies on arrival too.

  • A lantern to brighten up the dark.

  • Generous first load of logs for the woodburner and fire pit (additional available £6 a tub)

And you also need to know...

  • Minimum stay is 2 nights. Check in any day of the week

  • Check in between 2pm & 8pm. Check out by 11am on your departure day.

  • £90 a night for 2 adults

  • You can add an additional 3 people to your booking, to pitch up next to the Shepherds hut in their own tent or campervan. Extra people are charged at £12.50 per adult per night, £6.00 per child.

  • No motorhomes allowed sadly due to the terms of our licence. Campervans and converted vans up to 7m long are OK. 

  • 4G Mobile phone signal available. No WiFi

  • Added to your booking fee is a one year membership to The Greener Camping Club (if you are already a member, follow the instructions to remove this fee from your booking by entering a code.)

  • Dogs must be kept on a lead as there can be straying chickens, cats and children. 

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