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- Stylish shepherd’s hut in a secluded valley near Bridport in Dorset
- A 20-minute drive to West Bay beach, and 35 minutes to Lyme Regis
- Horses, goats and sheep on site; food pubs five minutes’ stroll
A bespoke shepherd’s hut handmade in oak, The Warren at Rabbit Catchers Retreat sits on the side of a gentle valley near Bridport in Dorset. A romantic choice for an adults-only break (well OK… the dog can come too), it’s tucked away on a smallholding of 18 acres, with lots of ponies and horses grazing in nearby fields. Your only other neighbours will be free-range sheep and the cute pygmy goats in the paddock by the main gates.
Your luxury glamping accommodation comes complete with a nattily equipped kitchenette, a comfy double bed and a dining area with two cosy armchairs to curl up in. A bathroom with a walk-in shower, wash basin and flushing WC completes the indoor spec of this peaceful retreat.
And what of the outside area? Double doors open up on to valley views, and on clear days, you can sit in sunlight to linger over breakfast, lunch or dinner to a backdrop of birdsong. Come the evening, snuggle up on the wooden swing seat or around the firepit to stay toasty warm as you gaze up at the night sky – often accompanied by the hooting of owls.
Pick up supplies from the handy supermarkets in Bridport (15 minutes’ drive), or if you fancy a date night, there are foodie pubs in Nettlecombe and Powerstock (both 10 minutes’ walk, leave the car behind and make a night of it).
Open from 13/10/2021 to 31/01/2022
Open from 01/04/2022 to 31/12/2022
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro).
Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.
No naked flames are allowed inside the hired accommodation units.
If making a fire, the fuel, logs and coal have to be purchased on site.
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.
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The Warren shepherd's hut
Max. persons: 2 x
Dimensions: 20.0m width x 6.0m length (65.6ft width x 19.7ft length) Calculated area: 120.0m² (1291.7ft²)
|Max. persons||2 x
20.0m width x 6.0m length
(65.6ft width x 19.7ft length)
Calculated area: 120.0m² (1291.7ft²)
|Year of manufacture||2021|
(1 x king sized bed)
Bathroom (1 x shower, 1 x toilet)
|Duvets and pillows|
|Beds made up|
|Gas and electricity included|
|Kitchen corner or kitchenette|
|Wifi at the unit/pitch|
|Shower room with WC|
|Dining table and chairs|
|You will be able to choose extras on the booking page.|
|Dog (2 max)||£25/€29.86/A$47.21/US$33.67/CA$42.57/CHF30.93/SEK313.18/DKK222.27/NOK303.07/ISK4,353/ARS3,521.79/CLP27,217/PEN129.63/NZ$50.52/ZAR515.41/PLN136.81/R$185.12/CZK731.51/RSD3,512/HUF10,728.84/RUB2,659.97/CN¥213.09 per stay|
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We had a really special couple of days celebrating a …
From the manager...
We are so pleased you, Howard & Taffy had a lovely stay here! You were the perfect guests. The hut was left spotless, no sign of a dog staying! Thank you and we can’t wait to see you all again.
Dedicated shower facility per glamping unit
Dedicated toilet facility per glamping unit
Deep cleaning of accommodation units between guests
Disinfectant sprays and wipes provided
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
No drinkable water point
No hot water
No running water
Dog walk nearby
Tiny (1-10 pitches)
Horse riding nearby
Indoor pool nearby
Mountain biking nearby
Outdoor pool nearby
- Coach stations
— 4.0 miles
4.0 miles South Station — 11.3 miles
11.3 miles Yeovil Bus Station — 12.7 miles
- Train stations
Maiden Newton Rail Station
— 5.1 miles
5.1 miles Chetnole Rail Station — 8.7 miles
8.7 miles Crewkerne Rail Station — 8.8 miles
- Ferry ports
Weymouth Ferry Terminal
— 14.8 miles
14.8 miles Bridgwater Ferry Terminal — 29.6 miles
Exeter International Airport
— 32.2 miles
What three words
You can explore the mysterious Iron Age Eggardon Hill Fort (40 minutes’ walk) on foot, and be rewarded with spectacular views across Dorset hills. Powerstock Common Nature Reserve (10 minutes’ drive) offers easy rambles along a former railway line, and slightly more strenuous routes up Gerrard’s Hill (25 minutes) turn up panoramas to picture-perfect villages and wooded valleys.
Head for the lively Dorset town of Bridport (15 minutes’ drive) to have a rummage around its twice-weekly street market for forgotten treasures, or check out some of the galleries and indie shops. There’s a lively gourmet scene too, and you can book vineyard tours and tastings at Furleigh Estate (20 minutes) or sample craft beers at Palmers Brewery (15 minutes).
Bridport is also gateway to the sandy stretches of West Bay (20 minutes, great for a summer swim) and the dramatic Jurassic Coast, where you can join the South West Coast Path for long-distance hikes. If that sounds too energetic, take soulful strolls along Victoria Pier at Lyme Regis (35 minutes) or search for ammonites along the shingle beach at Charmouth (half an hour).
- Mapperton House & Gardens (2.4 miles)
- Abbotsbury Swannery (8.0 miles)
- Hardy's Birthplace (13.0 miles)
- Max Gate (11.9 miles)
- Hardy's Cottage (13.0 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|Arrive:||3 p.m. –||10 p.m.|
|Depart by:||10 a.m.|
Rabbit Catchers Retreat cancellation policy
No refunds within 1 day 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.
Deposit transferable during COVID-19. Rabbit Catchers Retreat will debit the balance from your card 12 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 12 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.
Hired accommodation: £50.00 damage/cleanliness/bracelet deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure after inspection of your unit should no damage/losses be found.
The damage/cleanliness/bracelet deposit required on arrival can only be paid for in cash.Deposit transferable during COVID-19. During COVID-19 you can transfer your deposit to a future stay booked within 3 months of your arrival date. Read more.
You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.
Payment methods accepted on the parkBank transfer
Terms and conditionsSite booking terms and conditions
- Does Rabbit Catchers Retreat have a swimming pool? No View all features
- Is Rabbit Catchers Retreat dog friendly? Yes View all features
- What attractions are near Rabbit Catchers Retreat? You can explore the mysterious Iron Age Eggardon Hill Fort (40 minutes’ walk) on foot, and be rewarded with spectacular views across Dorset hills. Powerstock Common Nature Reserve (10 minutes’ drive) offers … Read more
- When can I check in and check out of Rabbit Catchers Retreat?
On-site accommodation Arrive: 3 p.m. – 10 p.m. Depart by: 10 a.m.
- How much does it cost to stay at Rabbit Catchers Retreat? From £100 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability