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A romantic getaway in a stunning location

Bedrooms 1
Space 118 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Secluded and peaceful with beautiful views; 'our little piece of heaven'.

Mowbarton Shepherd's Hut provides beautifully compact living accommodation for two in a delightful setting with some wonderful views. The Hut itself is built on traditional lines but with a luxury finish cleverly designed by Somerset craftsmen to combine complete 21st century comfort with the nostalgia of a rural idyll. There's seating and a table for four which cunningly converts into a cosy double bed, 'the most comfortable we've ever slept in' according to one set of guests! The Hut is fully double-glazed and insulated, and stays wonderfully warm thanks to an efficient little log-burning stove. A two-ringed hob, sink and small fridge complete the living area, and a proper loo, hand basin and ultra-modern shower cubicle complete the picture: glamping in the truest sense of the word...

The Shepherd’s Hut is set on a site of almost two acres which includes a large sloping wildlife meadow, a couple of wide expanses of grass, recently planted with a selection of native trees and shrubs. Tucked away right behind the Hut is the former farmyard which provides a secure parking area and is also the site of the vineyard shed, home to the tractor and other wine-growing equipment. Apart from the odd bustle at certain times of the season, as the tractor goes in or out (just up the lane to our own Mowbarton Estate vineyard), all the activity on this secluded site is from wildlife: there's a badger's sett on the boundary, plenty of rabbit warrens and masses of birds. Buzzards, sparrowhawks, woodpeckers, owls and goldfinches are always around, and in the spring we often hear a cuckoo. Weasels have also been spotted - and even a kingfisher!

As well as being the ideal getaway from everyday life, Mowbarton Shepherd's Hut is a perfect choice for birthday and anniversary weekends and for honeymoons. If you're getting married in Somerset, where better to spend your first night (or more) of married bliss? Wedding parties have also booked Mowbarton Barn, just across the lane, for friends and family before the big day. It's completely separate, in its own walled garden, but also rather handy!

And what about empty-nesters? Start your own adventurous gap year with a couple of nights in the Shepherd's Hut... Cosy and snug in winter, cool and comfortable in the summer - this is a Hut for all seasons!

More Details

Dorothy Wright
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 February, 2018

About Dorothy Wright

We started Mowbarton Barn (across the lane) in Spring 2013 and have loved welcoming guests to this beautiful location. When we acquired a couple of extra acres which had been neglected for many years, we decided it would be nice to extend our holiday letting business - but on a small scale. With so much wildlife around, and such lovely views, a form of glamping seemed the answer - and then a friend told us about Blackdown Shepherd Huts, just down the road near Ilminster...

Dorothy Wright purchased this cabin in 2015

Why Dorothy Wright chose Wedmore

We simply fell in love with the Blackdown Shepherd huts - and had one especially made for us!

What makes this cabin unique

Compact and quirky, it makes you feel you are having a bit of an adventure - but it has such a luxury finish that you are completely pampered and cosseted.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Wedmore in Sedgemoor

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 118 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:30
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Ensuite shower room with power shower, flushing loo and wash handbasin
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • The bedroom converts from the dining/living area
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • caves
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • caving
  • swimming
There is so much to do in the area, delightful for walks, bird-watching, sight-seeing, or relaxing at home in the cosy Hut, or on the terrace. It's a perfect place for romantic breaks - surprise birthdays, anniversaries, honeymoons, and the first step on a gap year of your own for empty nesters!


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(17 traveller reviews)

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A romantic getaway in a stunning location
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 17 reviews

A Fantastically peaceful get away

  • 5 of 5

I can't rate our stay highly enough. A lovely little Shepherds Hut with everything you need for a comfortable "get away from it all" visit. Our host Dorothy was very friendly and we were suprised to open the door to the hut on arrival to locally made Cider, mini loaves, cheese and chutney and also milk and butter. Delicious! As we were only there for 2 nights we made the most of our stay. We walked to Roger Wilkins Farmhouse and sampled his Ciders whilst making up our minds on which one to buy. We also bought Cheese, pickled eggs and Passion fruit curd from there. A lovely chatty man with lots of stories to tell of his years making cider and his famous visitors! We visited Glastonbury and Wells in the same afternoon for a wander around. We ate at The New Inn in Wedmore. A homely local kind of pub with lovely food. Before heading home to Oxford, we did a little ( 7 min ) detour to Burnham on Sea. A lovely sandy beach. All in all we had a lovely break and would definitely recommend Mowbarton Shepherds Hut. Thankyou to Dorothy once again :)

  • Review Submitted: 22-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Do come back some time!
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Definitely worth a visit

  • 4 of 5

Lovely accommodation in a private setting - great for getting away and leaving the world behind for a few days!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hope to see you again...
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Perfect and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

This was our 2nd visit to Dorothy's Shepherd's Hut in 6 months – it was amazing the first time, and the 2nd visit didn't disappoint.

Dorothy is professional, friendly and organised, and the local goodies (fresh bread, chutney, cheese, cider and fresh flowers) are so thoughtful.

You only have to flick through the visitors' book to realise it is a hit and people return.

The hut feels big and spacious, is cosy and super comfortable (the big bed with lovely sheets is divine), and the space is completely private and so peaceful. We saw numerous bunnies as well as a hungry woodpecker, just lovely. Breakfast outside is a must.

We have a soft spot for Wells, so getting there is super easy and fun to go on market day. I can certainly recommend the Bishop's Palace Gardens – divine on a sunny day in September!

This really is the perfect peaceful retreat. We will certainly be looking forward to booking visit number 3.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lovely to have you back; note: for anyone with a soft spot for Wells it's the Wells Festival of Literature coming up in October!
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Perfect break and relaxing couple of days!

  • 5 of 5

The Hut is set in a perfect area surrounded by wildlife and little else making it a perfectly peaceful and relaxing retreat. Wedmore, Cheddar and Wells are all within a quick drive away making it easy to pop to the shops. The Hut was immaculate and had everything needed, the Hut has been cleverly designed so although compact, everything had a its space and never felt small. The 4 seater table turns into a large and very comfy double bed, and the shower and toilet area is modern and and again well thought out. Very rarely do you get the balance of modern comfy living and remote peaceful setting wrapped up in one little Hut. Kitchen was well stocked and BBQ and equipment is all provided... Was left a welcome pack of cider and cheese which set the the tone for the for the great couple of days we had.. Owners clearly take great pride in what they do and it shows!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Please do come again!
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Beautiful getaway

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the shepherd's hut at Mowbarton Barns for 2 nights in July and loved it. The hut is beautiful furnished and comes fully equipped with everything you need. There were some really lovely touches from the owner, Dorothy: sweet peas on the table, everything to make up some cheese and pickle sandwiches, milk and some local cider in the fridge. There is lots to do locally. We really enjoyed cycling the Strawberry line to Clevedon (sustrans route 26). The local village shop, Trug Flowers and The Swan in Wedmore are also recommended.

If you fancy getting away from it all to a beautiful part of the country, this is a perfect choice.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you had a good time and look forward to welcoming you here again
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Very beautiful little hut

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful little hut. Great location and appreciated the welcome card on food. Would 100% stay again. Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Look forward to seeing you again! Perhaps on your anniversary?!
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Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Castle Cary
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Car: recommended

Mowbarton Shepherd's Hut is equidistant from Wells and Glastonbury, both of which are steeped in historical sights and folklore. Wedmore itself was once part of King Alfred's Royal Estate; he burnt the cakes just down the road! The property is also just 15 minutes drive from Cheddar Gorge and Wookey Hole. The area is famed for bird watching, with several nature reserves within ten minutes' drive. It is also very popular with cyclists and walkers. Ten miles away is the north Somerset coast (Burnham-on-Sea), with Exmoor not much further on.


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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £50

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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