You don’t have to travel far to feel like you’re a million miles away from it all. This beautiful, locally crafted shepherd’s hut in picturesque rural Somerset marries rustic simplicity with luxurious appeal and is the perfect place for couples to steal away to for a few days of blissful solitude. Perched at the top of a private meadow with sweeping views over the countryside and down to the sea, Dotty’s Hut is an idyllic retreat that sits within easy reach of the area’s walking and cycling routes as well as its fossil-filled beach at Kilve which is just 12 minutes’ walk away.
Inside, the hut is beautifully styled and lavishly kitted out and boasts the same high end features you’d expect to find in a boutique hotel. Brass kitchen worktops and a Belfast sink sit alongside tactile soft furnishings while the piece de resistance of an overhead skylight curves directly above the bed for midnight stargazing.
Both huts provide birdwatching and fossil kits as well as a map of the local area so all the day’s activities can be planned in advance, and the private wood-fired hot tub means guests can soak in the atmosphere at any time of day or night. Relax the afternoons away with a picnic for two in the surrounding meadows complete with a fantastic sea view then head back to the hut to huddle around the fire bowl as a delicious home cooked meal sizzles away.
Dotty’s Hut can be found on the family-run smallholding of Old Rectory House in Kilve, rural Somerset. To find out more about what the site offers including its surrounding attractions >> please click here
Both huts provides guests with a selection of board games, cards, local maps and books, as well as a bird watching kit and a fossil hunting kit. Access to the huts is by foot and a short walk from the parking area. The way is unlit but there is a torch supplied in each hut for guests to use.
Small but beautifully equipped kitchen with luxurious brass work top, induction hob, fridge/freezer and Belfast sink. There is a toaster, kettle and coffee pot as well as a full range of utensils, cookware and crockery
A starter pack of tea, coffee, milk, sugar, oil, salt and pepper are provided
Living / Dining area
There is comfy upholstered corner seating with cushions for lazing on, and a coffee table which expands into a full dining table so that dinners can be enjoyed indoors as well as out. A radio and a Bluetooth speaker allow guests to set the mood to the sounds of their favourite playlists or station
Please note that there is no TV in the hut. There is Wi-Fi which can be used to steam on devices.
The hut has a corner log burner (logs are supplied). For nights when guests would prefer not to light the fire there is a built-in electric heater under the seating with a thermostat on the wall which will keep the hut nice and cosy
A fab pull-down double bed rests above the seating area and is adorned with luxury bed linens. A curved glass skylight arches overhead so that guests can enjoy a magical vantage point of the night sky
The bathroom has an electric shower, heated towel rail, marble sink and flushing toilet. Towels, a hair dryer and complimentary Bramley toiletries are also provided
The hut has its own private garden with a seating area to the front. A Kadai fire pit, grill and bowl provides an authentic outdoor cooking experience and is also a great way to cosy up together either toasting marshmallows or enjoying a glass of bubbly. A uniquely designed private wood fired hot tub offers extraordinary countryside and sea views and is perfect for relaxation any time of the day. Logs for the hot tub are supplied
Guests are free to explore the stunning grounds which include a walled orchard and a willow tunnel which leads to a fabulous croquet lawn. Seating areas dotted throughout the wild flower meadow make for peaceful places to sit and unwind and are also perfectly positioned for taking in the sea views or for enjoying a picnic
Allocated parking for 1 car however access is via a country lane so visitors should be aware of the uneven conditions.
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