Fancy getting away from it all with a spot of glamping? Go off-grid and connect with the countryside at a shepherds hut in Dorset!
These are perfect if you want to try glamping in Dorset, but still have a proper roof over your head. They’re also an ideal post-pandemic break, as a shepherds hut offers a brilliant opportunity to get away, whilst staying as socially distanced as possible.
Dreamy Dorset Shepherds Huts
Set on working farms, in gardens, and on the grounds of listed buildings, this collection of Dorset shepherds huts offers a unique way to explore the stunning local countryside. Many are ideally placed for walks along the Jurassic Coast, or around the incredible Isle of Purbeck.
Spend a day hiking or enjoying the incredible Dorset beaches. Then come home for a BBQ with stunning views, before curling up in a cosy wooden shepherds hut.
Sounds perfect? Then check out the list below…
7 Dreamy Dorset Shepherds Huts
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"Snuggle up in a comfy bed near a warm wood stove in a one-room, metal-clad cottage. Open French doors in the morning for a view past a low stone wall to the sea, and plan a day exploring nearby cliffs and coastline."
This one is a rare "Airbnb Plus" listing; a selection of the highest quality homes, with hosts known for great reviews and attention to detail - all carefully chosen and verified by Airbnb.
"Honeysuckle Lodge is a unique blend of luxury mixed with the classic beach/shepherds hut design."
This beautiful little lodge is located on the site of an 18th Century Grade II listed building in a small village. The property also boasts a small hot tub surrounded by living walls, for a spa-like experience in your home-from-home.
"A quiet and peaceful get away from it all pod on a rural farm. Ower Farm Pod is a brand new space added for walkers and cyclists. Situated on a peaceful rural farm away from the hustle and bustle of life!"
The brand new, locally made wooden glamping pod features two single beds in two separate rooms. This hut offers complete rural isolation in Dorset's stunning Isle of Purbeck region.
"Cosy traditional off-grid gypsy wagon near the picturesque village of Corfe Castle.
"There's a log burner, a gas stove and bowl for washing. Cooking and eating utensils, solar lights and outdoor seating make this the perfect romantic glamping experience."
Booking Your Dorset Shepherds Hut
All of the above Dorset shepherds hut options can be simply and safely booked through Airbnb. You can check the latest reviews to make sure you’re booking something decent – and most hosts have a fairly reasonable cancellation policy so you can book ith confidence.
In most instances, you’ll be able to cancel your stay for a full refund in the event that your plans are changed because of Covid. Be sure to double-check Airbnb’s policy and help pages for the latest info before booking anything.
Need help planning your trip to Dorset? Be sure to check out all my destination guides – or feel free to reach out to me personally. I was born and raised in Dorset, and live in the county town, so I’m happy to help with any tips and insider info.
Enjoy your trip!
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Emily Luxton is a UK travel blogger and freelance writer from Dorset, England. Born and bred in Weymouth, she still considers the South Coast home, despite travelling all over the world for work.