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- Eco-friendly and relaxed Norfolk farm near Aylsham
- Handmade shepherd's hut with spectacular views
- Double bed with linen, woodburning stove and outside barbecue
If it’s high time for a digital detox, retreat to the secluded setting of Shepherd's Hut at North Farm Cottages, surrounded by rural fields 10 minutes’ drive from Aylsham.
The handmade electricity-free wooden hut is insulated with lambs’ wool to keep it cosy, and mounted on sturdy cast iron wheels from the local foundry. It’s flits between a couple of homes on site – in the summer months it’s housed on a secluded water meadow overlooking a stream, and between October and Easter it retreats nearer the farmhouse to keep tootsies dry, but still with pretty countryside views.
Inside, there’s a double bed with linen provided, chairs, table, woodburning stove and stove-top kettle. You’re in for a warm welcome – the owners provide an essentials box of tea, coffee, sugar, salt, pepper and cooking oil to get you started, as well as the first basket of wood for the stove (additional baskets are available for a small charge).
Head outside for a lungful of fresh air and pull up a chair by the firepit to keep things toasty – it doubles up as a barbecue, so that’s alfresco eats covered too (barbecue tools are provided). A kitchen area and bathroom are available for exclusive use of the hut in a converted outbuilding on the edge of the meadow. The kitchen area has a small fridge, a sink, a microwave, a single hob and an electric kettle, along with basic crockery and cutlery, while the bathroom has a basin, WC and an excellent shower.
When it’s time to stretch your legs, join the Bure Valley Path by walking across the fields to Oxnead (keep your eyes peeled for wildlife while you wander). Anglers can also stay put and try their luck in the small tributary of the River Bure, which runs through the property.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.
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Shepherd's hut (2 adults and 1 infant)
|Max. persons||3 x
(1 x double bed)
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Fab location.. hosts really friendly - clean - fab shower
The privacy. The reserved Bathroom & Kitchenete just a few …
Lovely hosts, clean facilities, adorable and warm little hut.
Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Car parking by pitch/unit
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Electric car charging point(s)
Gas cylinders available
Dog walk nearby
Nearby farmers' market
Tiny (1-10 pitches)
Cycle hire nearby
Horse riding nearby
- Coach stations
— 10.7 miles
10.7 miles Lime Tree Road — 11.3 miles
11.3 miles Lime Tree Road — 11.3 miles
- Train stations
Worstead Rail Station
— 3.7 miles
3.7 miles North Walsham Rail Station — 3.9 miles
3.9 miles Hoveton & Wroxham Rail Station — 5.8 miles
- Ferry ports
Reedham Ferry North
— 18.1 miles
18.1 miles Reedham Ferry South — 18.2 miles
Norwich International Airport
— 7.7 miles
Having left the village of Burgh, you will drive through open countryside and over a small crossroads. As the road bends sharply to the right, on the right you will see the North Farm sign and a lane that leads to the farm (if you come to a little bridge, you have gone too far). Turn right down the farm track (passing Kingsbridge house on your right) and continue down the track.
Take in a couple of impressive buildings with visits to Blickling Estate (10-minute drive) and Felbrigg Hall, Gardens and Estate (20 minutes), then continue with pretty garden explores at East Ruston Old Vicarage Garden (20 minutes) and Plantation Garden (half an hour).
For history with a bit more engine power, take trips to the RAF Air Defence Radar Museum (20 minutes) and the City of Norwich Aviation Museum (20 minutes).
A day at Wroxham Barns (15 minutes) should come with something for everyone – the leisure and shopping complex has boutiques, craft studios, a kids' farm, funfair and restaurant.
What’s a Norfolk hol without exploring the Broads? Opt for land or water adventures at Salhouse Broad (25 minutes), where there are woodland walks to cover, canoes and kayaks to hire, and play areas to blow off steam.
Then, of course, there’s Norfolk’s county town, Norwich (half an hour), for a bit of city life – think shops, eateries, a market, cathedral, museums and art galleries.
- Blickling Hall, Gardens and Park (4.3 miles)
- Mannington Gardens (7.2 miles)
- BeWILDerwood (7.4 miles)
- Blickling Hall, Gardens and Park (4.3 miles)
- Felbrigg Hall, Garden and Park (9.2 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|Arrive:||4 p.m. –||Anytime|
|Depart by:||10 a.m.|
Shepherd's Hut at North Farm Cottages cancellation policy
No refunds within 8 weeks of arrival date.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.
Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.
A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. Shepherd's Hut at North Farm Cottages will debit the balance from your card 8 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 8 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.
Payment methods accepted on the parkBank transfer
Terms and conditionsSite booking terms and conditions
- Does Shepherd's Hut at North Farm Cottages have a swimming pool? No View all features
- Is Shepherd's Hut at North Farm Cottages dog friendly? Yes View all features
- What attractions are near Shepherd's Hut at North Farm Cottages? Take in a couple of impressive buildings with visits to Blickling Estate (10-minute drive) and Felbrigg Hall, Gardens and Estate (20 minutes), then continue with pretty garden explores at East Ruston Old … Read more
- When can I check in and check out of Shepherd's Hut at North Farm Cottages?
On-site accommodation Arrive: 4 p.m. – Anytime Depart by: 10 a.m.
- How much does it cost to stay at Shepherd's Hut at North Farm Cottages? From £59 (for 1 night, 3 people) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability