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A stylish interior with stunning views
Kitchen area
Hand crafted worktops
Enjoy a hearty breakfast
Dine in style
A pull down bed with views
A TV for a rainy day
Shower room
Homely style
A great base for wellies and walking
A perfect holiday for your four legged friend
Views across the arboretum
View towards the Shepherds Hut
1 / 13  A stylish interior with stunning views
2 / 13  Kitchen area
3 / 13  Hand crafted worktops
4 / 13  Enjoy a hearty breakfast
5 / 13  Dine in style
6 / 13  A pull down bed with views
7 / 13  A TV for a rainy day
8 / 13  Shower room
9 / 13  Homely style
10 / 13  A great base for wellies and walking
11 / 13  A perfect holiday for your four legged friend
12 / 13  Views across the arboretum
13 / 13  View towards the Shepherds Hut

The Tortworth Shepherds Hut

Tortworth, Cotswolds
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Romantic
Quirky
Rustic
Shepherd Hut
Log Cabin / Lodge
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Delightful Shepherds Hut set within the borders of Tortworth Court and arboretum
  • Set within the grounds of a traditional cottage garden with views across the open countryside
  • Visit the many South Cotswolds towns and villages and a great base for enthusiastic walkers and cyclists
Property code: 54173

The perfect bolt hole for couples wanting to getaway and enjoy the South Cotswolds, this handcrafted shepherds hut with simple though stylish interior offers a warm welcome to all that come and stay.

Enjoying a great location within the borders of a former estate home for Tortworth, the village though spread out offers a bustling farm shop with cafe, an arboretum planted in the 19th Century with close to 300 rare and champion trees and stunning countryside of which you are free to roam. Also well placed with a variety of attractions to include Berkeley Deer Park, Slimbridge Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust and Painswick Rococo Garden. Spoilt for choice for keen shoppers with Bristol Cabot’s Circus, Bath and Cheltenham all within easy reach. Across the river you can the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley an area steeped in history and Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Step onto your private terrace and enjoy the views across the open countryside before stepping into the shepherd’s hut where you will find a living area with lounge/kitchen/dining/sleeping area, get cosy in the lounge with the built in seats with tartan cushions, great for watching a movie or simply enjoying the view. The kitchen area has a electric oven and gas hob, fridge, kettle and toaster, well placed within wooden work tops. And for dining a pull down table for two. In the evening snuggle up in the comfy double bed that you pull down and look out at the stars. You will also find a shower room with shower and WC.

Heading outside you will find a private raised deck with countryside vista and seating along with a courtyard area with seating to the side of the shepherds hut. There is off-road parking for one car.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 1 pull down Double bed
  • 1 Shower room
  • Electric oven and gas hob, fridge, kettle and toaster
  • Electric and heating included
  • Allocated parking for 1 car
  • Electric car charging point. £25 per charge
  • Pub and shop within walking distance
  • TV

Sue Pierce-Smith

This property is personally managed by Sue.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 30 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Christine 16th July 2021

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We stayed at The Shepherds hut for a week had a wonderful time. The owners James and Jean were excellent hosts. Very friendly and helpful. The hut is situated In the corner of the hosts very pretty cottage garden. It is a private area and pet friendly. The hut is small but very well equipped and spotlessly clean. The Hosts have three lovely and friRead moreendly dogs. Only downside is it backs onto a fairly busy B road and can be a bit noisy sometimes. We spent some lovely evenings on the terrace Hide

Reviewed by Melvin 5th July 2021

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Reviewed by Mary 2nd July 2021

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Lovely hut and location. Not much close by, so you will need a car to see more. Bed needs a new mattress, springs can be felt through it. Very basic but suffice.

Reviewed by Julian 27th June 2021

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A fabulous little gem. Quaint and quirky. The location is stunning and if youre up early enough you may even see some deer. We stayed for 4 nights at the end of June together with our three dogs. We will definitely return.

Reviewed by IAN 18th June 2021

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Lovely time enjoyed in a great location, easy access from the M5 and very central for good days out around Slimbridge, Berkeley, Westonbirt and across to Wales. Friendly hosts who had useful recommendations for the area (yes, the Spice Mahal is definitely worth a takeaway!), we had a very enjoyable holiday! Hut is as you'd expect, very compact but Read morecomfortable fold-down bed gave us very good sleeps after busy days exploring! Recommended. We would stay again. Hide

Reviewed by Brendan 11th June 2021

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Reviewed by Gary 31st May 2021

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We had a wonderful stay. The hosts James and Jean are the loveliest people, so friendly and helpful, couldn't do enough for us. The Shepherds Hut is a cute and quirky hut which is very well presented and well quipped. There is plenty walks to do with your four legged friends, our dog loved his stay, he made the best friends with the hosts 3 dogs. WRead moree will definitely be back. Thank you for a lovely stay ! Hide

Reviewed by James 24th May 2021

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Comfortable and well equipped

Reviewed by Sam 15th May 2021

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A fantastic little getaway! We had a very relaxing time, sitting on the decking reading, eating, taking walks through the nearby arboretum & footpaths and snoozing in the hut. James, Jean and their dogs gave a warm welcome, and made every effort to make our stay comfortable. They were all accepting of our dog, despite regularly making a nuisance ofRead more himself or annoying the hosts dogs. Little touches like milk, butter and soap were a great help. Wed really recommend the Shepards hut. Thank you. Hide

Reviewed by IVOR 11th May 2021

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First class all round, great shepherds hut, great location, really friendly owners.

Reviewed by Jack 7th May 2021

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A fantastic place to stay! Hosts treated us really well, we felt very welcome during our stay. The hut had everything you needed for a comfortable trip. Thank you!

Reviewed by Karen 30th April 2021

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Reviewed by Lindsay 23rd April 2021

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Great accommodation, it had everything we needed. Hosts really helpful and friendly but not intrusive. We would recommend.

Reviewed by Carrianne 16th April 2021

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WE LOVED IT!! Thank you so so much. We had such a great time we booked an extra day!! The place is absolutely stunning. Will definitely be going back!!

Reviewed by Paul 5th October 2020

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Welcoming hosts. Lovely comfortable accommodation, small but perfectly laid out in a wonderful location.

Reviewed by Tricia 22nd September 2020

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Very tiny accommodation, much smaller than anticipated, it's set just inside owners garden beside a fairly busy road. Nothing to visit within walking distance of the property other than tortworth court, no village to stroll into nor a local pub unless you want to drive somewhere.

Reviewed by Samuel 19th September 2020

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The sheppards hut is nicely tucked away with very secure parking behind locked gates. The host was very friendly and made us and the dog feel very welcome and gave us lots of information regarding the surrounding area, pubs, walks etc. The hut itself is cosy and comfortable. And to my surprise the shower was really nice! Instant hot water from everRead morey tap. Was a joy to spend time here and will definitely return if in the area. Hide

Reviewed by Jake 5th September 2020

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Lovely peaceful place, close enough to the outside world yet peaceful enough to relax and chill. Lovely walks nearby. Although adjacent to the road this in no way spoilt our holiday as the traffic was light. Would definitely stay there again, hassle free booking procedure as well.

Reviewed by Nick 28th August 2020

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Quaint, friendly, excellent off road parking, nice little get away after the lockdown.

Reviewed by Tarisa 6th August 2020

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Lovely little shepherd hut in the owners garden. Has everything you need for a self catered break. Quaint, Clean and comfortable with a small private (ish) outside space. Lots of walks nearby. Tortsworth arboretum is quite small so I explored local footpaths which took me further afield. I would say be mindful of how close the hut is to the road. LRead moreots of passing road noise but if that doesnt matter to you then I would recommend. Hide

Reviewed by Rebecca 17th July 2020

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The sheppards hut was perfect. The enture place was immaculate and really well equipped with everything and even some treats for Marley our 4 legged companion. The bed was huge and very comfortable. James and Jean were so welcoming and helpful but not at all intrusive as we were left in privacy to do our own thing. Perfect 2 night break the only thRead moreing we would change would be to have stayed even longer. Highly recommend stsying here not only for the hut itself but also the location. Hide

Reviewed by Nic 6th July 2020

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Excellent location and fantastic host. I would definitely recommend if you want to explore the Cotswolds and surrounding areas.

Reviewed by Helen 21st February 2020

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Reviewed by Karen 25th October 2019

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Great accomodation, warm and cosy, great if taking your dog. A very relaxing break

Reviewed by Sarah 11th October 2019

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Reviewed by Julie 25th September 2019

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The owner was lovely with his 3 dogs who my puppy loved seeing but as above we would have liked the privacy of letting our dog roam without a lead in the garden? The hut had everything we needed and was well insulated so warm in what was chilly weather. Some lovely welcome thoughts of beer chocolate and crisps. Good parking

Reviewed by Louise 21st September 2019

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This Hut is perfect for a couple. It's set in the garden of the owner which is planted up lovely. It is private and fenced off. It looks out onto fields. A nice touch is the owners wife feeds the Vixen fox every evening and you can watch her come from a clump of trees to the garden fence. The Hut is cosey and well maintained. The bed is comfortableRead more for a good night sleep. We enjoyed our stay and James and Jean are very friendly. Hide

Reviewed by William 17th September 2019

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The Shepherds hut is a nice, if a bit small accommodation, good use of the space.

Reviewed by Joy 6th September 2019

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Shepherds hut......was cosy but be prepared not much room but just to have the experience staying for a week we would recommend. Bed was comfortable, plenty of hot water. Very central to lots of places.

Reviewed by Michelle 23rd August 2019

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The host was friendly and kindly left beers in the fridge for us, the place was clean with green views out and a gated car park space. We didn't realise before we booked that it backs onto an entrance road for a hotel with more frequent passing cars than we had hoped. Dog friendly. Good quality TV & shower facilities. Bed was a fold down bed, whichRead more could have been a bit more comfortable. No wifi signal available. Great location for days out to Cotswolds, tips for local pubs left for us. Hide

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A stylish interior with stunning views
Kitchen area
Hand crafted worktops
Enjoy a hearty breakfast
Dine in style
A pull down bed with views
A TV for a rainy day
Shower room
Homely style
A great base for wellies and walking
A perfect holiday for your four legged friend
Show 1 moreViews across the arboretum

Location

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