Vintage Retreat
SHEPHERD'S HUT
Hill View
SHEPHERD'S HUT

VINTAGE RETREAT

Situated in a quiet field of its own, this original 1870’s showman’s wagon is the perfect choice for individuals or couples wishing to have a peaceful country break.

The wagon boasts original windows, ceiling, floor and table and has been well insulated for comfort. It includes a king-sized bed, double gas burner, sink and fire pit and BBQ.

There are lanterns, an electric light, a fridge and heater. It has its own private toilet and shower complete with towels and bath robes. There is a garden and exercise field for dogs.

HILL VIEW

Situated in a paddock of it’s own at Venn Farm, Hill View Shepherd’s Hut is in a lovely quiet, position to enjoy amazing bird song each morning.

Your private shower and toilet is in our Barn just a short 1 minute walk from the hut and it is here where you will find extra kitchen facilities if you need them together with your own private fridge freezer.

The shepherd’s hut has a sandwich toaster and hotplate and is fitted with electric lights, sockets and charging points. 

Both Shepherd's Huts

In both of the huts you have the choice of cooking inside or outside on the BBQ and firepit or, of course, you can walk to Chideock, where there are two lovely pubs that both serve excellent food or to Seatown where the Anchor is situated on the beach (approx. 2miles).

Alternatively walk to Symondsbury (approx. 40 mins) where you will find the Ilchester Arms and the Symondsbury Kitchen both serving amazing food inside or outside. All these pubs are dog friendly.

Well behaved dogs are welcome in both huts. There is a water hose to shower them off outside the old barn and we provide old towels for the dogs. There are numerous walks from the farm and many of these are available in the Manual which we will forward to you a few weeks prior to your arrival.

SLEEP UP TO 2

BED’S MADE UP AND TOWELS PROVIDED

KING SIZED BEDS

USE OF BARN KITCHEN FACILITIES AND ALL THE GAMES

CROCKERY, CUTLERY AND PANS

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TOILET PAPER AND SHOWER GEL

TOASTER, KETTLE AND OUTSIDE GAS BURNER

DOGS WELCOME

OWN FRIDGE/FREEZER IN BARN
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BBQ AND FIRE PIT

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HOT WATER BOTTLES, BLANKET, TORCH AND UMBRELLA

2 COMFORTABLE GARDEN CHAIRS

ELECTIC HEATER

ELECTRIC PLUG POINTS WITH LAMP AND OUTSIDE LIGHT

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ELECTRIC FRIDGE

LANTERNS AND BATTERY POWER TORCHES

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DOUBLE GAS BURNER, SINK WITH TAP AND RUNNING COLD WATER

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PRIVATE SHOWER AND TOILET ATTACHED TO HUT

PRIVATE EXERCISE PLOT FOR DOG

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ELECTRIC HOB AND SANDWICH MAKER

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ELECTRIC KETTLE AND TOASTER

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OWN  HEATED SHOWER AND TOLIET IN BARN

  • Julie Avatar
    Julie
    23/09/2021 – Airbnb

    We had two days at the Showman’s Wagon on Venn Farm in Dorset. Jane and David were excellent hosts, making us feel very welcome and ensuring we had everything we… read more

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    Nathalie
    17/09/2021 – Airbnb

    Our stay at The Vintage Shepherds Hut was simply idyllic & everything we could have wished for… & more. Jane & David are the most excellent hosts & the hut… read more

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    Peter
    13/09/2021 – Airbnb

    Fantastic hut on venn farm highly recommended will be trying the vintage hut next time

    Jane Avatar
    Jane
    13/09/2021 – Airbnb

    A wonderful place to rest and recuperate, great walks, beaches and restaurants close by. I hope to come back soon.

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    Neil
    09/09/2021 – Airbnb

    Excellent location and super friendly hosts.
    You won’t be disappointed staying here.
    Clean, tidy and everything you need for your stay. Tucked away but not too far to get out and…
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    Andrew
    08/09/2021 – Airbnb

    We stayed in the ‘Vintage’ hut. The location is immersed in the green of the Dorset countryside and a 5 min drive to the nearest beach. The hut is cosy… read more

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    Janine
    06/09/2021 – Airbnb

    Excellent spot, secluded and private. We loved it (our bulldog did not want to leave). Thank you and we will most definitely be back again.

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    Thembe
    05/09/2021 – Airbnb

    A beautiful place to stay, so so quiet and peaceful at night and the hut is charming and cozy. Jane and were great hosts, would go back again!

SHEPHERD'S HUTS GALLERY

Hill View

Vintage Retreat

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Venn Farm Holiday Cottage

Our spacious, single level holiday cottage is suitable for up to 8 guests sleeping in 4 bedrooms with 2 bathrooms.  Perfect for families.

Venn Farm Events Barn

Our large barn is ideal for countryside weddings and other special events.  Celebrate ‘rustic style’ in a beautiful, rural setting.

Getting to Know
The Area

Our tranquil setting is within easy driving of scenic coastal walking, fishing, boating, golf and fossil hunting.

AVAILABILITY

PRICING

Minimum stay 2 nights with discounts for longer stays

EACH HUT SLEEPS 1-2 PEOPLE

Payment Types Accepted:

BACS (Bank Transfer) and Accepted cards: Visa Debit / Delta, Visa Credit, Mastercard

Deposit Details:

A deposit equal to the total cost of the booking is required. This deposit will be refunded according to the cancellation policy.

Cancellations:

If the booking is cancelled less than 14 days before arrival then a charge equal to the full booking amount will be made. If the booking is cancelled more than 14 days before arrival then a full refund will be given.

Covid 19:

We want to reassure you in these unsettling times that if a booked stay cannot go ahead due to an imposed government lockdown then we will refund your stay in full or offer alternative dates. For all other cancellations, see our cancellation policy above.

Reduction & No Show:

In the event of a ‘no show’ or booking reduction (after arrival date) the full cost of the booking is charged.
We strongly advise you seek travel insurance for your stay.

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