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Ruby's Retreat: Hut (photo added by manager on 14/06/2023)

General

  • Glampsite with spectacular Somerset views 15 minutes’ drive from Bath
  • Dundas Aqueduct 20 minutes’ drive; Bradford-on-Avon 35 minutes
  • Restored shepherd’s huts with private hot tubs; pub five minutes’ walk

If you’re keen to explore the historic city of Bath, but want a luxurious and rural vibe to your break, take a gander at the shepherd’s huts of Ruby’s Retreat. In the tiny Somerset village of Tunley, the site may be only 15 minutes’ drive into Bath, but it’s another peaceful world well away from the bustle of city life.

Each of the handful of comfy shepherds’ hut has been painstakingly restored and is well-appointed with comfortable beds, cosy living and dining areas, and all mod cons, including their own private bathroom facilities and small kitchenettes for prepping simple meals. Heat comes from a woodburning stove, with wood provided for your stay.

Moving outside, you can soak in your private outdoor jacuzzi, spark up a barbecue and on clear nights watch the lights of Bath twinkle in the distance. Should you fancy a change of scenery (why would you, really?), there is a pub in the village (five minutes’ walk), and of course, the buzzing nightlife of the city is only 15 minutes’ away by car.


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A lovely peaceful and relaxing stay. We will be back.07/10/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomVictoria S.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Finch shepherd's hut (pet friendly)
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    Quiet, secluded, gorgeous view. Beautifully presented. Some really lovely touches. Very clean. Hot tub is amazing. Woodfired bbq meant for some very tasty sausages.

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    Leaving.

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Luxury glamping with views to die for.20/08/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSamantha P.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Jay shepherd's hut (no pets)
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    Absolutely loved our stay at Ruby’s Retreats. They have thought of every detail to make the shepherds huts cosy and well equipped, with most sensational views out over the Somerset hills. We loved the little touches like the bath robes & slippers, the complimentary fizz, the fire pits with ample wood to burn and of course the hot tub - with a view like that it was hard to wrench ourselves away from the tub each evening. There is a small bathroom with spotless toilet and shower, a fridge, kettle, hob, sink and basic cooking equipment as well as crockery and glasses. Even towels and bedding are provided - you really don’t need to bring anything along apart from yourselves and some nice food to bbq. We will definitely be back, thank you Andy for a wonderful stay.

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Thank you happy you enjoyed it,
Hope to see you soon

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We stayed two nights at Ruby’s and loved every second! …21/08/2023

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  • Jay shepherd's hut (no pets)
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    We stayed two nights at Ruby’s and loved every second!
    The shepards hut was beautiful, the views stunning and the private hot tub is a very nice touch.
    We would definitely visit again,

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Immaculately clean excellent location09/08/2023

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

  • Robin shepherd's hut (no pets)
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    What an amazing place , beautifully clean shepherds hut with hot tub , quiet location

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    Nothing to not like it’s amazing

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Cleanliness Comfortable bed All essentials17/07/2023

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We absolutely loved our stay at ruby’s retreat. The owner …10/07/2023

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  • Jay shepherd's hut (no pets)
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    We absolutely loved our stay at ruby’s retreat. The owner was friendly and accommodating as we didn’t arrive till late on the Friday. The Shepard’s hut was gorgeous. The views from outside were amazing and just to top it off we got our own private hot tub. Would definitely recommend and will no doubt be returning.

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Great place!17/09/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomPatryk J.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Jay shepherd's hut (no pets)
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    We spent 2 nights in Jay's hut. The stay was absolutely magnificent. The hut was spotlessly clean and equipped with everything necessary. A nice addition was a place for a bonfire and grill. Great views, a peaceful quiet place. It was nice to relax in the large private jacuzzi. The owner was very kind. Certainly not once we will return. 🙂

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If every customer’s was as respectful as you two , life would be very easy.
Hope to see you again.
Thanks andy

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Features

Coronavirus

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

Hot tub

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

Portable toilet

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

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Themes

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Public transport nearby

Type

Farm

Tiny (1-10 pitches)

Location

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  • The Old Colliery, Blind Lane, Tunley, Bath, Somerset, England, BA2 0DR
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 51.3330°N 2.4430°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Victoria Hall B — 2.9 miles
Bus Station — 4.8 miles
Oakhill Primary School — 8.3 miles
Train stations
Oldfield Park Rail Station — 4.2 miles
Bath Spa Rail Station — 4.8 miles
Freshford Rail Station — 6.2 miles
Ferry ports
Temple Meads Station Ferry Landing — 10.1 miles
Temple Bridge (Bristol) Ferry Landing — 10.3 miles
Prince Street Bridge Ferry Landing — 10.4 miles
Airports
Bristol International Airport — 12.2 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

If you only have a few days to explore historic Bath (15 minutes’ drive), head for the Roman Baths and take a self-guided tour of the temple complex and columned Great Bath, plus the hot and cold plunge pools. Have a look around seventh-century Bath Abbey, taking in its ornate stained-glass windows, and admire the fine Georgian architecture of the landmark Royal Crescent. Culture attended to, take a dip in the rooftop pool at Thermae Bath Spa and get stunning views over the city as you do so.

On the outskirts of Bath, have a wander around the Palladian bridges and follies in expansive parkland at National Trust - Prior Park Landscape Garden (15 minutes), see folksy US ephemera at the American Museum and Gardens (25 minutes), or witness a miracle of 18th-century engineering in the spans of Dundas Aqueduct (20 minutes).

A little further afield, you can browse indie clothes and jewellery shops in pretty Bradford-on-Avon (35 minutes), or climb up to the Iron Age defence fort and 16th-century white horse carved into the hillside at Bratton Camp (40 minutes).

Must see

  • Prior Park Landscape Garden (4.8 miles)
  • Roman Baths (4.9 miles)
  • Pump Room (4.9 miles)

National Trust

  • Prior Park Landscape Garden (4.8 miles)
  • Bath Assembly Rooms (5.0 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.

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Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  3 p.m. –  6 p.m.
Depart by:  10 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  3 p.m. –  6 p.m.
Depart by:  10 a.m.

Ruby's Retreat cancellation policy

No refunds within 1 week of arrival date.

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. Ruby's 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.

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

Bank transfer

Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does Ruby's Retreat have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Ruby's Retreat dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Ruby's Retreat? If you only have a few days to explore historic Bath (15 minutes’ drive), head for the Roman Baths and take a self-guided tour of the temple complex and columned Great Bath, … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Ruby's Retreat?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  3 p.m. –  6 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  3 p.m. –  6 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Ruby's Retreat? From £170 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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