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Barkhill Shepherd's Huts: Shepherds hut

General

  • Adults-only shepherd's hut site in the Blackmore Vale
  • A 15-minute drive to Hambledon Hill; 25 minutes to Shaftesbury
  • Firepit and gas or charcoal barbecue provided; walk to a village pub

What a spot Barkhill Shepherd’s Huts has, in four acres of paddock and surrounded by open Dorset farmland. That’s not to mention the far-reaching views towards Hambledon Hill, Compton Abbas and King Alfred's Tower.

This shepherd’s hut site has a seating area in the adjoining paddock, which is just the place to catch sunset. Inside the hut, there’s a logburner to keep the place toasty and a handy ensuite shower, toilet and basin. Kitchen facilities are also internal and they include a small gas hob, fridge and a cluster of kitchen utensils.

The outside space is pretty ace too. You’ll be set to soak up plenty of fresh country air around the open firepit, gas or charcoal barbecue and firewood facilities provided. There’s a seating area by the firepit and barbecue so you can get settled for any alfresco meals.

If you feel like eating out instead, just roll on over to Sturminster Newton (five minutes’ drive), which has a few pubs and eateries. The village of Okeford Fitzpaine also has a pub, which is just half an hour’s walk away.

Please note

Bookings must not be for more than 7 consecutive nights.

Group bookings of 2 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).

Guests under the age of 18 are not allowed on site.

No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.

Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

There is no reception on-site: on arrival please contact the number provided on your booking confirmation.


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The Shepherd Hut is situated in a raised position enabling …07/11/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomLinda V.Confirmed

  • Bluebird shepherd's hut
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    The Shepherd Hut is situated in a raised position enabling great views over the countryside. Very well equipped, tastefully decorated in keeping with the vintage theme of the hut. Cosy and warm, owner Jane had thoughtfully put a small heater on to welcome us on a rainy November day. Tea, coffee and milk were provided and a bottle of wine (John had emailed us to ask red or white). John & Jane were exceptionally good hosts who ensured we had everything we wanted. My husband and I took advantage of the wood burning stove which gave a lovely warm ambience to the hut. If the weather had been dry, we would have taken advantage of the seating outside and the fire pit. I would highly recommend this wonderful hut and a visit to Shaftesbury to see Gold Hill made famous by the Hovis television advertisement.

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Stunning location. Friendly hosts who provide all information you could …12/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomEllen B.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Bluebird shepherd's hut
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    Stunning location. Friendly hosts who provide all information you could want/need about the local area.
    The hut itself is beautiful, very clean and fresh, again host was kind enough to supply milk, tea and coffee. Place looks brand new and has everything you need for an enjoyable stay.
    Highly recommend and will be back!

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Features

Coronavirus

Check-in: contactless (in person)

Check-in: one group at a time

Dedicated shower facility per glamping unit

Dedicated toilet facility per glamping unit

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

TV room

Take away

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Car parking by pitch/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Adults only

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

No dogs allowed

Camping 2.0

Shepherd's huts

Themes

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Shop nearby

Type

Tiny (1-10 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycling nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Tennis nearby

Location

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  • Barkhill Farmhouse, Okeford Fitzpaine, Blandford Forum, Dorset, England, DT11 0RT
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 50.8993°N 2.3055°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Virginia Ash — 6.9 miles
Virginia Ash — 6.9 miles
Queens Head — 8.2 miles
Train stations
Templecombe Rail Station — 8.6 miles
Gillingham (Dorset) Rail Station — 9.4 miles
Sherborne Rail Station — 9.6 miles
Ferry ports
Poole Ferry Terminal — 19.0 miles
Poole Quay Ferry Landing — 19.1 miles
Weymouth Ferry Terminal — 21.1 miles
Airports
Bournemouth International Airport — 22.4 miles

Directions


Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

Attractions and activities nearby include:

- Okeford Hill Bike Park (mountain biking trails): 10 minutes’ drive

- Hambledon Hill (National Trust site with an Iron Age hillfort): 15 minutes

- Blandford Forum (medieval market town): 20 minutes

- Compton Abbas Airfield (experience flights): 25 minutes

- Shaftesbury (market town with famed Gold Hill): 25 minutes

- Sherborne (medieval town): 25 minutes

- King Alfred's Tower (historic folly): 40 minutes.

Must see

  • Hardy's Birthplace (12.3 miles)
  • Kingston Lacy House and Gardens (13.2 miles)
  • The Tank Museum (14.4 miles)

National Trust

  • Hardy's Cottage (12.3 miles)
  • White Mill (12.5 miles)

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

On-site accommodation
Arrive:  3 p.m. –  6 p.m.
Depart by:  12 p.m.

Barkhill Shepherd's Huts cancellation policy

No refunds within 1 week of arrival date.

Changes cannot be made once you have booked.

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.

Payment

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. Barkhill Shepherd's Huts will debit the balance from your card 2 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 2 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking, or at any point before the due date.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does Barkhill Shepherd's Huts have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Barkhill Shepherd's Huts dog friendly? No View all features
  • What attractions are near Barkhill Shepherd's Huts? Attractions and activities nearby include: - Okeford Hill Bike Park (mountain biking trails): 10 minutes’ drive - Hambledon Hill (National Trust site with an Iron Age hillfort): 15 minutes - Blandford Forum … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Barkhill Shepherd's Huts?
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  3 p.m. –  6 p.m.
    Depart by:  12 p.m.
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  • How much does it cost to stay at Barkhill Shepherd's Huts? From £90 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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