The Withy Hut 

As seen on BBC2 

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

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Old is New for 2022

Welcome to Liam and Hannah's Shepherd's Hut, 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 and you can see it all on the TV from April 2022 

 

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, fridge with freezer drawer, 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 or campervan on the pitch should you want to have up to three extra guests. Just add a note to your booking if you want to add extra guests and we will sort it out for you.

 

We do permit 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 an electric supply for the fridge, and a place to charge your phone. 

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 with small freezer drawer, 2 ring gas stove. There will be some welcome goodies on arrival too.

  • Torches and lanterns to brighten up the dark.

  • Generous first load of logs for the woodburner and fire pit (additional available £5 a tub)

And you also need to know...

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

  • Check in between 4pm & 8pm. Check out by 10am on your departure day.

  • £80 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 £15 per adult per night, £7.50 per child

  • £100 refundable damage deposit required with booking

  • Mobile phone signal available. No WiFi

  • Added tp 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. 

  • If you are more than a month ahead, you can choose to pay a 30% deposit up front, and the balance a month before you stay