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 1
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
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.

  • 1 Double bed
  • 1 Shower room
  • Electric oven and gas hob, fridge, kettle and toaster
  • Electric and heating included
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Allocated parking for 1 car
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 1 Dog welcome free of charge
  • Pub and shop within walking distance
  • TV

This property is personally managed by Beth.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 23 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Karen 25th October 2019

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

Reviewed by Julie 25th September 2019

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

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

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

Reviewed by Joy 6th September 2019

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

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

Reviewed by John-paul 15th July 2019

We stayed with our labrador Madog and could not have asked for more. James and Jean were warm and welcoming, their friendly dogs added to our dogs enjoyment and the grounds are picturesque, and highlight nature . It was a lovely stay and would love to return.

Reviewed by Deb 28th June 2019

Such a lovely view out onto fields perfect for sunsets. Jean & James werr v welcoming, friendly & helpful but respected my privacy. Yhd hut has everything me & my dog needed.

Reviewed by Tim 1st June 2019

Lovely shepherds hut in great location, very friendly owners and dogs. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

Reviewed by John 24th May 2019

Wonderful stay and ideally located for all to enjoy what the region has to offer. The hut exceeded expectations and proved very well equipped, comfortable and warm. Hosts are wonderful (incl their 3 dogs) which added to our stay. All round a wonderful time had.

Reviewed by Stella 3rd May 2019

We absolutely loved the shepherds hut. It was beautiful, very comfortable and housed my husband and I, as well as our labrador easily. The location was so pretty and had a wonderful view. We stayed there as we were between houses. Sadly were had to come and go a bit, rather than being able to stay and relax, so we would like to return for a proper Read moreholiday! James our host was very gracious and welcoming. Thank you. Hide

Reviewed by K 14th April 2019

A friendly welcome from the owners and their dogs. The local pub a mile down the road is dog and family friendly for eating out. There are two farm shops and a village store within easy reach for supplies as well as a bigger shopping centre in Yate a few miles down the road. The access to the arboreteum gave us more walking options. We found it a rRead moreeally good base for visiting family in Wales, Bristol and Wiltshire. Thanks for a lovely holiday. Hide

Reviewed by Lauren 24th March 2019

A gorgeous cozy hut in beautiful countryside, and we loved being greeted by the 3 friendly dogs when we got back from our rides.

Reviewed by Rebecca 2nd November 2018

Myself, my partner and especially our dog had a fantastic stay! The owners made us feel very welcome and gave us great advice about the local area. Some fabulous walks right on the door step! Our dog enjoyed playing with the owners friendly dogs. Wonderful stay and would highly recommend!

Reviewed by Robert 5th October 2018

Very nice property and location. Owners nice and friendly three loverly dogs also friendly. Nice walks good farm shop just up the road, ( excellent. ) thank you.

Reviewed by Chris 7th July 2018

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Lovely host who provided a very nice welcome pack. Our dog loved the visits by the hosts dogs, it really made his holiday.

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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


Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

The Cotswolds is home to some of the most unspoilt, historic and famous villages in England. Its honey-coloured stone buildings provide a quintessential English charm found no-where else in the world and offer a plethora of welcoming pubs, tiny tearooms and quaint streets to explore.

Once described by William Morris as ‘the most beautiful village in England’, the chocolate box village of Bibury is one of England’s most iconic hamlets, home to the peaceful River Coln and some of the most photographed houses in the country. The famous Arlington Row is a sight to behold - this row of 14th century weaver’s cottages have been the foundation of Bibury for hundreds of years and is instantly recognisable as a symbol of the Cotswold District.

If you’re seeking a relaxing day of sightseeing, shopping and traditional tearooms, head to the charming town of Cirencester, once the second largest town in Roman Britain. Proclaiming the title "The Capital of the Cotswolds", its market square is dominated by the cathedral-like Parish Church of St. John Baptist (one of the largest in England) and can be easily reached from our self-catering accommodation in Bibury, Burford, Bourton-on-the-Water and Stow-on-the-Wold.

The rolling Cotswolds countryside is never too far away from your cosy holiday cottage, so you can enjoy a variety of outdoor leisure pursuits including those at The Cotswold Waterpark. This popular tourist destination in Gloucestershire is home to 150 glorious lakes where angling, archery, wakeboarding, windsurfing, birdwatching and even rally driving can be experienced. On a balmy summers day, the Cotswold Country Park and Beach is the place to go, boasting the largest inland beach in the UK.

When it comes to attractions in the Cotswolds, visitors will be spoilt for choice. Grab a stylish bargain at Bicester shopping village, talk a walk on the wild side at Longleat Safari Park, experience a day at the races in Cheltenham, admire colourful blooms at Westonbirt Arboretum, keep the kids entertained at the Cotswolds Farm Park, take a tour around Gloucester Cathedral, and enjoy an indulgent afternoon tea at Blenheim Palace. That’s just for starters, there’s plenty more things to see and do in the Cotswolds and you will love them all! Our holiday homes in the Cotswolds are the perfect place to unwind after a day of exploration, why not have a browse?

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