Handmade in 2014, our wooden Shepherd’s Hut is the perfect place to retreat and enjoy the beautiful Norfolk countryside at North Farm.
Mounted on cast-iron wheels from the local foundry, the hut is made from wood and insulated with lambs wool. Inside, it has a 4’6”double bed, chairs and small table and a wood-burning stove. The stove can be used to boil a kettle or warm a basic meal and on colder nights, makes it extremely cosy.
The hut is situated in an isolated spot on our beautiful meadow, overlooking the stream, meaning that guests can enjoy the feeling of being totally ‘away from it all’ as they spend the day by the stream or long evenings by the fire-pit.
A kitchen area and bathroom are available for the exclusive use of the Shepherds Hut guests, situated in a converted outbuilding on the edge of the meadow.
In the kitchen area, there is a small fridge under the sink as well as a microwave, single hob and electric kettle alongside basic crockery and cutlery. You can also charge electronic appliances here (although please note the area is not lockable). A basic crockery and cutlery box is provided free of charge and is stored in the kitchen area. We ask that all of these items are returned clean to the box at the end of your stay. We’d rather do it this way and not charge for them!
The bathroom has a sink, WC and excellent shower - lovely to return to after a wet walk or swim in the river.
Please note that there is no electricity in the hut or in the meadow.
In the hut, there is a stove-top kettle and outside a fire-pit and outdoor furniture. BBQ tools are also provided to use with the fire pit. If you wish to do extensive cooking, you will need to bring additional equipment. We also provide an essentials box containing tea, coffee, sugar, salt, pepper and cooking oil and the first basket of wood. Additional baskets of wood are available at £5 per basket. Linen is provided for the double bed and towels are available at additional cost (£5 per person per stay).
The hut can be rented alongside Kingfisher or Barn Owl Cottage if you are part of a larger group or planning a family reunion.
Alternatively, the hut can be complemented by one or two additional tents (bring your own tents) at a cost of £10 per night per person.
We recommend that you treat your stay in the Shepherds Hut as if you are enjoying extremely luxurious camping or ‘glamping’!
During the colder months, the woodstove keeps the hut extremely cosy but it is still a short walk to the toilet block or back from your car after an evening in a local hostelry! There is no electricity in the hut or streetlamps around the farm.