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.
During the Summer, 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. During the winter months, it is situated closer to the farmhouse as the ground is very wet on the water-meadow but still with beautiful views and partially secluded.
A wash-room with shower, toilet and basin are available for the use of guests; they are situated in an annexe to the main farmhouse, a couple of minutes walk away. There is also an electric kettle, large sink and facilities for washing-up and a fridge to store food and milk. 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 your own 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 £4 per basket.
A basic crockery and cutlery box is provided free of charge and is stored in the farmhouse area with the washing-up facilities. 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!
Linen is provided for the double bed and towels are available at additional cost (£5 per person per stay).
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.