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Enjoy a 2-night mid-week romantic getaway (Monday to Friday only) for two guests in a beautiful, luxurious Shepherds Hut at The Shepherds Hut Retreat at Fordscroft Farm in Crewkerne, Somerset. Stay includes complimentary local cider and gin and tonics, a private hot tub, and daily use of the Woodland Sauna. Stay is valued at approximately £445 GBP*. Please note the winner will be required to separately pay for all additional purchases, including meals, drinks, excursions, gratuities, etc.
Auction stay dates: to be booked in advance and stay taken Monday to Friday before 31 March 2023 or between 01 October 2023 and 31 March 2024, excluding stays between 20 December 2023 – 02 January 2024, subject to availability.
Discover award-winning luxury lakeside huts with private hot tubs set in the rolling, green Somerset hills at The Shepherds Hut Retreat. Beautifully refurbished, these magical little hideaways are ideal for a romantic escape and offer the real opportunity to experience nature and this beautiful part of the world in the ultimate in comfort. With private gardens, bubbling hot tubs, a woodland sauna, gastro pub a short walk away, and the Jurassic coast just a short drive, the Shepherds Hut Retreat might just be the luxurious nature break you’ve been looking for.
The property boasts six beautiful Shepherds Huts and a luxury barn conversion and cottages, all with access to the Woodland Sauna and stunning Hillside Hot tub where you can watch ducks paddling on the lake, buzzards circling Castle Hill, and deer grazing in the fields around.
Each Shepherd Hut is unique and individually styled with a spacious interior, fully fitted kitchen, separate bathroom, and stunning views across the lake. Every hut has its own private landscaped garden overlooking the lake with outdoor cooking and seating areas and a private, bubbling hot tub. The huts have been designed and built to ensure no detail is overlooked, plus, the huts are kind to the environment with fresh spring water from the well and electricity from the huge solar array, and they have all been built using locally sourced timber.
The winner and their guest will stay in one of the four 20ft by 8ft Shepherds Huts, finished to the highest standard with beautiful interior styling, and lie hidden between the trees on the water’s edge. Guests can choose between: the new HUT 1898, which is the grandest hut both in size and style with a stately home-inspired interior and stunning lake views. The hut enjoys a private hot tub, pizza shed, luxury monsoon shower looking over the lake, and its own gin bar! Shepherds Parlour and Shepherds Zen are premium Huts with large outdoor spaces and uniquely styled luxury interiors with private hot tub, pizza oven and gin bar. Shepherds Delight is a botanical styled hut with large garden, private hot tub, gin bar, and star gazing telescope under the willow trees on the edge of the lake. The Scandi-chic Shepherds Keep with white-washed woods and cosy furs overlooks the lake with an outdoor BBQ area, fire bowl and private hot tub. Finally, Shepherds Rest feels like a beautiful Hunting lodge with large garden running alongside the lake with private hot tub, gin bar, stargazing telescope and fire pit. In terms of amenities, the huts also enjoy DVD players, DAB radio and wifi.
The property also boasts the Woodland Sauna – a physiotherm infra-red sauna which has greater health benefits than a regular sauna and is more comfortable to use as it heats your body and not the air temperature. It’s situated on the edge of a beautiful, wooded area where you can watch the wildlife and listen to music while you recharge then drench yourself under the outdoor shower which can be hot or cold and is big enough for two! There is also a changing space, toilet and filtered spring drinking water. The Sauna needs to be pre-booked on arrival.
In terms of dining, if you don’t feel like cooking, there’s also an award-winning gastro pub right on the door step: The Lord Poulett Arms in Hinton St George, which has won both Gastro pub of the year and National dining pub of the year more than once, what more could you ask for?
Stay includes complimentary local cider and gin and tonics, a private hot tub, and daily use of the Woodland Sauna. Note: there is a no children or pets policy.
Terms and Conditions
Luxury Travel Diary terms and conditions apply. *This auction item is valued at approximately £445 GBP by The Shepherds Hut Retreat, Fordscroft Farm, Crewkerne, Somerset, England – please note this valuation is the list price provided to Luxury Travel Diary by the Auction Prize Provider and should be used as a guide only as cheaper discounted rates may be available. No cash alternative is available. It cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer, promotion, or discount. This auction item excludes flights and transport – you will need to arrange and pay for your own flights/transportation to and from your home to The Shepherds Hut Retreat, Fordscroft Farm, Crewkerne, Somerset, England, to coincide with your booking. Your stay is subject to availability, must be booked in advance, and stay taken Monday to Friday before 31 March 2023 or between 01 October 2023 and 31 March 2024, excluding stays between 20 December 2023 – 02 January 2024. Please note any associated taxes/resort fees/entrance fees etc., and all additional purchases will be collected from the winner by the relevant property at the time of booking your stay or on departure and will not be deducted from the amount bid for the item. Winners must pay for their auction item in full via PayPal within 48 hours of the auction’s end. The full Terms of our auctions can be found here. To the fullest extent permitted by law, Luxury Travel Diary will not be liable for any loss or damage arising out of the winners’ use or enjoyment of the prize; and the winner acknowledges that Luxury Travel Diary accepts no responsibility whether directly or indirectly for any claims whatsoever arising in respect of the prizes provided by third party providers or sponsors.