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 way to get away from it all, as most of these shepherds huts are in pretty remote locations.
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.
Honeysuckle Lodge is a luxury shepherds hut in Milborne Saint Andrew.
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.
Set within the grounds of the charming Gaggle of Geese Pub are a handful of shepherds huts and bell tents - perfect for anyone
The huts are surrounded by lovely, quiet gardens, and enjoy some spectacular views. There's an outdoor fire and picnic area for al fresco dining, while the family-friendly pub serves dinner, lunch and brunch - specialising in traditional British cuisine.
A short drive from Charmouth and the Jurassic Coast, this is a cute little shepherd's hut on the popular Cummins Farm campsite. This small, 5 acre campsite is just 10 minutes walk from the famous South West Coast Path, so you can easily get out for some coastal hikes during your stay.
The hut is set in its own private area with an outside space to enjoy the weather, have a fire, or simply sit and relax in the sunshine. There is a toilet and shower block on the campsite a short walk from the hut.
A luxurious shepherd's hut set within a garden in the charming village of Marnhull, the inspiration for Marlott in Thomas Hardy’s Tess of the d’Urbervilles. There's a range of footpaths within reach of the front door, so this is perfect for those looking for a countryside escape. The village is a short drive from the popular town of Shaftesbury, and boasts a beautiful 15th-century pub - perfect for a cosy evening meal before returning to your shepherds hut.
A very tiny double room in a rustic shepherds hut on a working farm in north Dorset. This historic hut is surrounded by fields of sheep and horses, with gorgeous countryside views - and fabulously quiet nights. Listen out for the hoot of owls!
Facilities are limited, but there is a kettle, fridge and microwave inside the hut and a barbecue outside. The perfect place to switch off from reality and fully appreciate the beautiful British countryside
Escape it all at one of these off-grid shepherds huts on the Dorset Star cider orchard. Each of these beautiful bespoke huts features its own outdoor fire pit/bbq and exclusive wood-fired hot tub.
These huts are near the tiny hamlet of Chalmington, surrounded by countryside. So you can enjoy epic starry skies on clear nights!
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 with confidence.
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.