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A traditional hut with separate kitchen area
Enjoy the stunning views from the restored shepherd's hut
Relax and enjoy the view
Light the traditional wood burner on a chilly evening
Enjoy afternoon tea with meadow views
The hut is steeped in history
A pull-out double bed for a cosy nights sleep
Guide books to help you on your way
Simply finished with a touch of colour
In the day time sit back and relax on the day bed
Just perfect for couples to enjoy
Seperate WC
Shower
Breakfast with a view
Meet the friendly locals
Enjoy the stunning views
1 / 16  A traditional hut with separate kitchen area
2 / 16  Enjoy the stunning views from the restored shepherd's hut
3 / 16  Relax and enjoy the view
4 / 16  Light the traditional wood burner on a chilly evening
5 / 16  Enjoy afternoon tea with meadow views
6 / 16  The hut is steeped in history
7 / 16  A pull-out double bed for a cosy nights sleep
8 / 16  Guide books to help you on your way
9 / 16  Simply finished with a touch of colour
10 / 16  In the day time sit back and relax on the day bed
11 / 16  Just perfect for couples to enjoy
12 / 16  Seperate WC
13 / 16  Shower
14 / 16  Breakfast with a view
15 / 16  Meet the friendly locals
16 / 16  Enjoy the stunning views

The Shepherd's Rest

Liddington Warren, Cotswolds
VE We’re good to go scheme
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Open fire / woodburner
Working farm
Romantic
Green
Quirky
Rustic
Glamping
Shepherd Hut
Log Cabin / Lodge
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Original restored shepherd's hut in a peaceful, rural location
  • Relax and enjoy the stars by the fire pit from your own terrace
  • A wealth of walking and cycling to include the Ridgeway from your doorstep
Property code: 54698

Set within an established meadow enjoying stunning views across the Ridgeway, this original shepherd’s hut has been lovingly restored and is just perfect for couples looking to escape the real world.

Cosy up with a canine in this romantic converted shepherd’s hut, set in the rural tranquillity of the Cotswolds. This property is perfectly suited for couples or single holidaymakers to get away from daily stresses, even enjoy a digital detox, and explore its enviable location next to a National Trail - the Ridgeway. Holidaymakers will be charmed by the quirky layout of this peaceful retreat.

This original shepherd’s hut is accessed through a peaceful meadow with stunning views, where one lucky pup can laze on a sunny afternoon. Climb a few wooden steps to enter and inside is a homely painted wooden interior and bright furnishings, complementing the hut’s original features. Sit on cosy seating by the wood burning stove before retiring to the comfortable king-size bed. A separate well-equipped kitchen area is outside the hut. Here you can cook up a storm on a two-ring hob or the BBQ, dining alfresco on the hut’s decking over beautiful views of the countryside. Freshen up in a separate modern shower and WC, having all you need for a relaxing stay.

Canines will be delighted to join their two-legged walking companions on the 200m jaunt to the nearby Ridgeway trail, full of outstanding views long enjoyed by walkers and cyclists. For a dose of history, take your canine companion on an exciting day out full of more lovely walks to Liddington Castle, one of Britain’s earliest hill forts where historians speculate King Arthur’s Battle of Badon Hill took place. Explore some of the stunning nearby Cotswolds towns, including Cirencester, 21 miles away, with its range of boutiques, restaurants and dog-friendly pubs, as well as the Corinium Museum showcasing important locally-found Roman mosaics and sculptures.

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

  • 1 double bed
  • 1 shower room
  • Electric hob and fridge
  • Electric included
  • Regret no Wifi
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included)
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Allocated parking for 2 cars
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Pub 2 miles
  • Charcoal BBQ available

Sue Pierce-Smith

This property is personally managed by Sue.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 22 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Connor 9th October 2020

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The Shepherd's Rest is a lovely, cosy hut. We liked the rustic, basic feel it had without fuss but organised with thought and feeling. Tidy and clean with everything we needed. The kitchen, shower and toilet right next to the hut works well and meant that the Shepherd's hut could stay uncluttered as much as possible. We had some cold nights in OctoRead moreber but within moments the little log burner heated up the hut to a toasty temperature. The door faces east which is a treat for the sunrise. Hide

Reviewed by Candy 25th September 2020

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A beautiful location with great walks on the doorstep. The owners made us feel very welcome, letting us know they were around to help if needed but also leaving us to our own devices. Everything was very clean and tidy, and felt very Covid safe. We loved the wood burning stove, which was much needed for a blustery chilly weekend! This was the perfeRead morect place for a change of scenery, some country walks and fresh air - well definitely be back! Hide

Reviewed by Francesca 22nd September 2020

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Reviewed by Ashleigh 18th September 2020

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This was an absolutely beautiful place to stay. So peaceful and calm. Everything was cleaned and prepared extremely well given the current circumstances. We loved the little touches and appreciate the small bits of effort put in. We will definitely be staying again but longer next time! Thank you :)

Reviewed by Sally 28th August 2020

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Beautiful location and such a lovely place to stay. A proper camping feel with a little luxury. The owners are great, helpful and very welcoming. The surrounding walks are fantastic. Would thoroughly recommend The Shepherd's Rest. My only regret is only booking one week and not two!!

Reviewed by Jennie 21st August 2020

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This was our second visit to the Shepherds Rest this year. The perfect away from it all location. No TV no WiFi, but beautiful walking countryside and local Pubs if you feel the need to eat out. Its on a working farm and was fascinating to watch the work going all around gathering in the harvest. Thank you Becky and Alex, perfect hosts.

Reviewed by Jo 14th August 2020

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Reviewed by Lidia 9th August 2020

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Absolutely loved our stay, it was exactly what we needed. Just switching off and enjoying the beautiful views with barbecue and fire pit every evening. Lovely walks super close to the property and Becky was very pleasant and helpful. We would definitely go back.

Reviewed by Heather 7th August 2020

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The Shepards Rest was lovely. Set in a beautiful location. The information pack we received just before arrival contain lots of information about the local area (places to visit nearby, places to eat, etc) and some lovely walks that that can be taken from the Shepherd Rest. Everywhere was spotless and extra precautions had clearly been taken due toRead more current circumstances such as additional information in the kitchen area and multiple bottles of sanitiser. Hide

Reviewed by Anthony 5th August 2020

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A lovely 2 night break in the Sheherds rest. Me & my wife stayed with our dog and 11 month old daughter. We were able to fit in a travel cot and the dog bed whilst still having room to get to the door. Enjoyed 2 nights around the fire pit looking over the fields & hills whilst our daughter slept in the hut. Would definitely stay again as so many loRead morevely places visit nearby. The host was very helpful with her local knowledge and hints and tips of things to do and places to visit. Hide

Reviewed by Pauline 31st July 2020

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We loved our stay at the Shepherds rest. We had everything we needed and made the most of the bbq and fire pit. We felt very safe in terms of the Covid environment. Alex and Becky have created a little heaven of peace, exactly what we needed for the weekend. We loved giving the sheep a few snacks! The area is beautiful and we made the most of it foRead morellowing the Aldbourne circular walk. There are lovely pubs a few minutes drive away if you want dinner out. We cant wait to come back. Thank you! Hide

Reviewed by James 24th July 2020

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This is a lovely shepherds hut to stay in. Perfect romantic getaway. Beautiful countryside. Well organised. Minimalist but everything you need. Part of the experience of staying in a shepherds hut is to be out there with nature. Starting fires, rustling up bbq's, going for walks in the countryside. If that's your thing, this is a great place to booRead morek. The hosts are really easy going, just left us to our own space for the duration so didn't feel intruded but always there if we need help. Fab! Hide

Reviewed by Stephen 20th July 2020

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Absolutely loved Our holiday. Beautiful little escape, Becky and Alex were lovely! And the sheep

Reviewed by Jennie 12th July 2020

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Perfect location for walking, we managed 40 miles of different walks over 3 day stay. Everything you need for a short stay, friendly owners who are happy to leave you alone but are there if anything is required. 3 friendly sheep next to the Shepherds rest who will happily eat the sheep nuts provided as many times a day as you wish. Thank you Becky Read more& Alex. Hide

Reviewed by Holly 10th July 2020

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Had the best weekend at the sheperds rest, the hut is very cute and quirky and we loved sitting on the decking around the firepit looking out at amazing views. Hosts really friendly and helpful, would definitley reccomend to friends and will visit again! Thank you for a great weekend!

Reviewed by Georgie 8th November 2019

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We loved the Shepherd's Hut. It was beautifully set up and had everything you could of needed to make it a relaxing and cosy weekend. We loved the walks around the area and it was only a short drive away to the nearest pub. Becky did everything to make sure we felt welcome and comfortable.

Reviewed by Ian 20th September 2019

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Reviewed by Samantha 23rd August 2019

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Beautiful unspoilt rural position. Accommodation a fun adventure. Perfect for getting away. Host very pleasant.

Reviewed by Joanne 26th July 2019

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Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Shepherd's Rest last weekend. We booked last minute, mainly as a treat for our dog! Totally met our expectations & more... Peaceful, beautiful and a great 'get away from life and de-stress' place to be! The owners are lovely and blessed us with more logs for the fire as soon as requested, thank you for making our stayRead more so lovely... An extra thank you for returning our dogs favourite toys in the post which we managed to leave behind somehow?!! We WILL be back..... Hide

Reviewed by eva 7th June 2019

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Perfect getaway place if you want to switch off. Cosy little place in with beautiful surroundings.

Reviewed by Louise 22nd February 2019

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Beautiful hut, and surroundings. Lovely owners made you feel very welcome. Was nice to be off the grid (so to speak) very lovely location and perfect for relaxing and going for walks.

Reviewed by Karl 15th February 2019

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Had such an amazing time. Lucky with the weather! The property was delightful and the owners were very friendly. Loved it.

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A traditional hut with separate kitchen area
Enjoy the stunning views from the restored shepherd's hut
Relax and enjoy the view
Light the traditional wood burner on a chilly evening
Enjoy afternoon tea with meadow views
The hut is steeped in history
A pull-out double bed for a cosy nights sleep
Guide books to help you on your way
Simply finished with a touch of colour
In the day time sit back and relax on the day bed
Just perfect for couples to enjoy
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