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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 David 10th October 2021

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The Shepherds Hut proved to be a clean, comfortable, and for the size, well equipped holiday property with friendly and helpful owners. The location was excellent for sightseeing and the off street secure parking was a bonus.

Reviewed by Gemma 24th September 2021

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The Shepherds Hut was the perfect base for heading off and exploring the Cotswolds and was very easy to access. I was surprised by how comfortable the bed was- made for a really good nights sleep- hot water was instant and plentiful and the hut was warm and cosy, no need for any heating during my visit.

Reviewed by Susan 10th September 2021

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Cosy, well designed and comfortable. Well screened from owners garden so we had privacy.

Reviewed by Steve 5th September 2021

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Reviewed by Paul 8th August 2021

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Reviewed by Sandra 30th July 2021

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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

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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

Map
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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