Shepherds Lodge


“I stayed here for 3 nights with my partner and we enjoyed every minute of it.”
Chris was on hand to help whenever we needed and was really friendly. He offered fantastic advice on local attractions and food places. The Hut was clean and had excellent facilities. The location was peaceful and made for a relaxing break. I definitely recommend this property for any couple looking for a quiet getaway.
GEORGE – August 2023

“Chris and his wife where friendly, kind and they where always around if you needed them There three beautiful pups also welcomed us and gave us some good laughs.”
The hut my partner and I stayed in was beautiful it was cute and cozy. Located in the best place with everything round the corner. A fab Chinese takeaway nearby which was amazing would recommend. We had an amazing time. I hope to maybe go back sometime in the future. Thank you both for having us.
CHLOE – August 2023

“A perfect little get away well looked after by our host Chris.”
Will be returning soon.
RHYS – August 2023

“When we arrived we were greeted by the most polite and well spoken people I have ever had the pleasure of meeting, they showed us to the hut and around the area before letting us settle in.”
The hut itself was situated in the perfect place and as the owner Chris says it definitely was as if the hut was always supposed to be there with how the trees had grown providing the perfect amount of privacy but not obstructing the beautiful view to the pond. The cleanliness was brilliant, everything was tip top! Chris and Helen couldn’t do enough for you! I’ve already recommended 3 people who’ve booked their stays there and I’m currently looking at gathering all my mates to book the whole site! 10/10 definitely should book! Thank you to the wonderful owners for a well needed break away.
LEVI – July 2023

“Perfect relaxing getaway, Chris and Helen made us feel so welcome from start to finish the recommendations on places to go and eat were spot on.”
If we needed Chris for anything he was always happy to help and came over to the hut straight away. Not got a bad word to say about anything on our stay. We will definitely be returning in the future and recommending it to friends and family.
ADAM – July 2023

“Absolutely amazing stay despite the very windy weather we had the most lovely time.”
Just to sit outside and not hear a thing was the best part. Chris was really helpful in helping us find them when we arrived. And our welcome back helped us find things to do in the area we wasn’t sure of. Lillie’s Hut was just beautiful inside and outside. Highly recommended and I cannot wait to stay again
KELLY – July 2023

“Property and area was perfect for me and my missus.”
LUKE – July 2023

“The location is beautiful and the hut is cosy, clean, and well equipped.”
It was easy to find and there is plenty to do from here. Really relaxing and Chris provided a friendly face and warm welcome. Will definitely come again!
TIM – June 2023

“100% would come back.”
Chris and Helen are amazing! We enjoyed every second of it. So peaceful and just what we needed.
ELLIE – June 2023

“Hosts were amazing, hut was so cozy, the hot tub and hammock were so relaxing and all round great getaway!”
SADLY – May 2023

“Me and my partner had just come back from a fantastic stay in Bonnie’s Shepherds hut.”
Chris was very welcoming and friendly. The hut itself was immaculately presented with added homely details. There was also plenty of storage under the bed for suitcases/backpacks. The bed was very comfy and the TV was so big it made it feel like a cinema room which was great for the evenings. The shower was a really large rain shower with great pressure and temperature. We used the hot tub every day which was easy to use and lovely to sit and chill in after a days walking. There is also an outdoor seating and bbq/fire pits with each hut overlooking the lake which is lovely to sit by and relax. Would 100% recommend this accommodation you wont be disappointed.
NATALIE – May 2023

“We stayed at Herbies shepards hut for 3 nights and it was honestly amazing.”
This was a suprise for my girlfriend and she loved it. The hut is clean, has everything you want and the view with a lake is absolutely amazing. The ducks and (dogs) are super cute and there is so much seating and things to observe outside. The owners are lovely and were super helpful. There is so many places to explore and vist all around it really is a little gem. We will be back in the summer!
JOE – April 2023

“Our first stay at Lillie’s cottage was perfect, the owner Chris was very polite and very helpful and really makes you feel welcome, Lillie’s hut was sparkling clean with not a thing out of place, the bed so so comfy and what really made it special was the twinkle lights on the ceiling.”
The hot tub was amazing , we will 100% be returning.
EMMA – April 2023

“Me and my partner stayed in Bonnie’s but for 3 nights and this was by far the best getaway we have had.”
The owners Chris and Helen greeted us on arrival and helped us carry our bags, they then went through how to use everything and were extremely helpful. The hut had absolutely everything we needed in and the bed was so comfy! The place was so peaceful and we spent most of the time sitting on the garden furniture enjoying the view of the pond which was beautiful. I even had a massage from Lisa which was a lovely experience and I would highly recommend. Chris and Helen gave loads of recommendations on where to go and they were just such lovely genuine people, we also loved the dogs, Lillie and herbie as we are massive animal lovers. This is the perfect getaway and we will 100% be visiting again, we didn’t want to leave. We highly recommend.
MEGAN – April 2023

“The whole experience has been amazing.”
The host was very welcoming and helpful. The little hut was very special and perfect for what we needed. There was also so many cute little added touches that made it feel very homely. The area was beautiful and very secluded. The hot tub was a lovely end to the day. We are definitely looking forward to returning.
CHRISTIAN – March 2023

“We had an absolutely fantastic stay in an idyllic setting.”
Chris was the perfect host and could not do more for us. All the facilities of the accommodation were presented to a high standard and cleanliness was immaculate. I would not hesitate to recommend. We will definitely go back.
ISABEL – March 2023

“It was a lovely stay, and the owner was very welcoming and gave us ideas for our stay.”
Was a lovely visit and would visit again in warmer weather.
DANIELLE – March 2023

“Really enjoyed our stay very welcoming hosts and the hut was well equipped and very clean will definitely be returning.”
DANIEL – March 2023

“What a fantastic experience!”
We’d like to extend our greatest thanks to Chris for his fantastic hospitality. The huts are extremely modern with underfloor hearing and a fantastic shower, electric hobs, heated towel rack. But you also don’t lose the country feel, as there’s a log burner that really gets toasty! Brilliant venue with stunning views, Chris was exemplary with recommendations about where to visit to go and eat and have a drink around the local area. Also thank you for the help regarding the log burning hot tub! We’d absolutely love to visit again, thank you once more for your hospitality. Best, Isy
ISY – March 2023

“We have just spent a fantastic weekend in Herbies hut & couldn’t recommend it more highly.”

Tucked away around a small lake it’s so peaceful and relaxing. The quality and cleanliness of the hut is exceptional and the little extras in the fridge most welcome! Our hosts couldn’t do enough for us. The hot tub is great fun, even learning to light it and get it up to temperature, then it’s so relaxing, even when it’s 2 degrees outside.
NEIL – February 2023

“Stayed here for 2 nights and couldn’t fault it one bit.”
Upon arrival, we were greeted by the two most loveliest people who shown us the property, local pubs and restaurants and made sure we had everything we needed. The property is brand new, extremely clean, really cosy (especially the hot tub) and in an ideal location for a quiet escape. Would definitely recommend this and will be looking to visit again. Thank you both 🙂
ELLIOT – February 2023

“Had such a lovely get away at Bonnies Hut.”
The owners were so friendly and made us very welcome. Many things to do in the area also which was great. Will be going back but with more family.
Dominick – February 2023

“What can we say” – hut was lovely very clean it was perfect for what we wanted Absolute gem, everything thought of from coffee and tea to shower gel fresh milk and orange juice all amenities explained in a booklet which was very helpful enjoyed the fire which kept us nice & warm in frosty January Location was great!

Beautiful place to stay so peaceful and calm cute and cosy very relaxed and relaxing definitely stay again highly recommended x 
KELLY – January 2023

We had a peaceful and relaxing stay at the beautiful shepherds hut for New Year! The Hut was perfectly decorated, clean and equipped with a log fire and everything we needed to relax! The hot tub was great – clear instructions and perfect to relax through the new year!

We would really recommend staying here, it’s perfect for couples, with excellent self catering facilities but also with great restaurants nearby in the villages!

Thanks so much!
SOLOMON – January 2023

Lovely stay for our anniversary, hosts were amazing, really friendly and helpful. Every small detail was thought off and will keep returning! Highly recommended!
BEN – December 2022

“Really lovely shepherds hut comfy bed beautiful location, great hosts very friendly.”
Thoroughly enjoy relaxing in the hammock, enjoyed the fire pit and cooking grill. Highly recommend.
ANDREA – August 2023

“We stayed for our 1st wedding anniversary and we were over the moon with the cabin.”
Beautiful to look at and very comfortable. Only thing that would have been better is some chairs around the fire pit. But besides that. 10/10
MACAULEY – August 2023

“We have had a fantastic stay in Lillie’s Hut, we even got to meet Lillie herself who is absolutely gorgeous.”
The hut was extremely comfortable and had everything we needed for our 3 night break. The area was peaceful and we saw some fantastic wildlife. To open your door and be greeted with the pond, ducks, butterflies and birds was completely delightful. The hot tub was easy to use and so relaxing. The hut has some lovely little details and we were able to watch the stars both outside and inside, it is these details that made our stay extremely enjoyable and relaxing. Chris was fantastic, he was available to help if we needed it and gave us some great information about the area and where to visit, he was a very friendly host. We would and will recommend Shepherds Lodge and can’t wait to go back.
EMMA – August 2023

“Fabulous 2 night stay, beautiful surroundings, spotless, private hut with all modern comforts.”
Village, pub and restaurant within a 30 minute walk. Very friendly host who was on hand if needed. What more could you want for a cosy relaxing break? Will be returning! Julie & Tom
JULIE – July 2023

“What a beautiful place!”
We had a wonderful two day stay and would really like to return in the near future! The facilities are wonderful with a bit of luxury and a lot of nature. The guys are well equipped, immaculately presented and super clean. Thanks so much to Chris and Helen for hosting us, your shepherds huts are really special!!
ROBYN – July 2023

“Me and my partner stayed at Herbie’s Hut for 3 nights.”
It was the most relaxing and enjoyable time. Chris was very welcoming, helpful and informative. The hut was cosy, felt like home and had everything we needed. Hot tub was easy to use and such a lovely touch. The views were just beautiful. Looking out onto the pond in the morning with the duckies and horses in the distance, you just can’t beat it. Watching the sunset and star gazing in the evening, me and my partner even saw a shooting star on our last night. It is just the perfect place for a getaway. Peaceful, quiet and secluded. Chris has done a wonderful job with the huts and it was so nice to see how passionate he is about his home and grounds. I would recommend this place to everyone. Only downside was having to leave but we cannot wait to come back 😀 see you again. Hannah and Lewis
HANNAH – July 2023

“Me and my gf really enjoyed our stay at Herbie’s hut.”
It had absolutely everything we needed to enjoy a relaxing break away from the busy city. 10/10 would recommend.
JOE –  June 2023

“Just had the most lovely 4 day stay here at Lillie’s cottage.”
Me and my partner found it very relaxing aswell as romantic. The accommodation is perfect for two and the scenery of the place and the peaceful is perfect. I would highly recommend for any couple or family to stay here. The host chris was lovely to us and very welcoming. Will definitely be coming back.
OLIVER – May 2023

“Chris & Helen were very friendly and accommodating!”

The lodge was exactly what we wanted, quiet and peaceful with a short walk to a pub haha! Will definitely be going back and recommending to friends/family!
JENNA – May 2023

“We stayed at Herbie’s Shepherd’s hut for 2 nights and it will definitely be a place we will be returning too!”
Chris greeted us outside of the hut and gave recommendations on pubs and local attractions, whilst giving us a talk through on how to use the hot tub and the facilities inside of the hut. I cannot fault his kindness. The pictures really does not give this place justice, it’s so beautiful and relaxing. I would highly recommend if your looking for somewhere that is like home but in a more comforting way.
CHLOE – April 2023

“I can honestly say we had an amazing stay at Shepherds Lodge.”

Chris is a really lovely guy and super helpful, makes you feel really welcome. Me and my husband have crazy busy lives with work and family and we don’t really get much time for us, the weekend we spent at Shepherds Lodge was amazing ,we actually got to have a conversation without loading the washing machine or cooking dinner in between talking. Sitting outdoors you can hear many of the near by farming animals which for us is very different it’s usually transport that we hear when sitting outside trying to relax. The hot tub is fab having to light the logs to get the water to temperature was great fun for my husband, Chris has literally thought of everything there’s a hose incase the hot tub gets too hot ,picturesque outdoor scenery and lighting and inside the hut you will find everything you need it actually feels like home from home. The twinkling lights over the bed are so calming and add that little bit of peacefulness. All in all it was an amazing adventure and will definitely be returning.
PAUL – April 2023

“Me and my friend recently stayed at Bonnie’s Shepherds Hut for 2 nights and had a fantastic stay.”
When we arrived Chris, the owner, helped us with our bags to the hut. He gave us lots of recommendations of places to go and see and also helped us set us the hammock, BBQ and hot tub to make sure everything was perfect for our stay. Chris and Helen both joined us for a drink on the Saturday night which was lovely, they are really friendly people! The lodge is on a beautiful lake and there is shared bar area which is perfect to have drinks whilst taking in the GORGEOUS scenery. We stayed up late in hot tub watching the stars and to cure our sore heads in the morning we had a lovely massage, which you can book for extra, off Lisa (we would definitely recommend this – Lisa is lovely and the massage was the best we’d ever had). We’d definitely recommend and can’t wait to come back. Thanks, From, Holly & Heather 😀
HOLLY – April 2023

“This was the best Shepherds Hut we have stayed in by far.”
Very cosy but with enough room and storage. Better than others we’ve stayed in previously as it has a proper toilet and shower etc. Each of the huts are well spaced out from each other so you have plenty of privacy as well. Easy to get to location. Plenty of recommendations on things to do/places to eat in the local area as well. The hot tub definitely holds in a surprising amount of heat which is great when you want to get it going the next day. However I think we misjudged how long it would take to heat up in the winter cold on the first night though! The owners were friendly and helpful. Would also recommend getting a massage from Lisa – very very reasonable price and super close.
MELISSA – March 2023

“We received a friendly welcome in a stunning environment and perfect accommodation.”
Great for a digital detox and reconnecting with what life’s about. We’ll miss seeing the duckies passing by at the pond, the Belvoir castle view and the Bottesford townspeople.
JAN – March 2023

“We had a truly wonderful wk end with an experience we will treasure.”
Set in a beautiful village with a cracking local pub, all the locals were very welcoming and fantastic walks around the local countryside. The Hut itself was beautiful, very comfortable and you have everything you need, lovely little finishing touches too. The owner Chris was exceptionally accommodating. We would highly recommend and will visit again very soon.
ADAM – March 2023

“Lovely place to go!”
Staff are really friendly and are on call at all times!
AMIE-MARIE – February 2023

“Lovely experience”
…and the host there are so welcoming and so wonderful people !!! Definitely we will come back
VALENTIN – February 2023

“The whole experience was extremely relaxing and enjoyable with great service provided by the hosts.”
The only down side was getting the hot tub started but that was soon resolved. For us the roaming dogs were a pleasant surprise, however it might be ideal to have a warning on the website as someone might be allergic or be afraid of dogs. Other than that we would definitely recommend this place and will be returning in the future.
CALLUM – February 2023 

We had a perfect stay, the place was really beautiful and peaceful, the hot tub was amazing, and they provided fresh milk, juice, sweets etc which we didn’t even expect, the only issue we had was on arrival, we arrived quite late so it was dark and raining, there were no signs, so we missed the gate and got lost but Tami and Chris were really helpful responded fast, would recommend staying here and definitely come back, highly recommend.
YU WEN – January 2023

A perfect place for a short stay. Extremely clean and fresh, bedding smelt amazing 😍 essentials were left for our arrival; Tea,coffee, milk, bread etc. which was a lovely touch. The place itself was set in a very peaceful location in the countryside, no noise or passing traffic. The kitchen was well equipped and had everything needed to make meals.

The log burner within the shepherds hut made it very cosy and warm in there, taking less than half an hour to reach a very warm temperate. This was great, especially for this time of year. The bathroom was spotless and the most softest, fluffiest towels were provided as well as hand wash, shower gel, shampoo & conditioner as well as shower caps too!

There was an on-site bar area too which we had a wonder over to but didn’t use during our stay but would be perfect in warmer weather. Overall we had such a lovely stay during the festive period and we would definitely come back again. We have already recommended to other people.
LUCY – December 2022