Cotswold Shepherd's Huts

Lima - The Shepherd's Hut

Prices & Availability

Shepherd's hut sleeps 2 (extra space for 1 child)
(1 double, 1 single)

  • Not suitable for pets
  • Suitable for all ages. Kids are welcome alongside to bring their own tent at £20 per person per night

Glamping Amongst The Trees

Tucked away in the ancient woodland, like a grown up festival version of a Famous Five hideout, our two whimsically retro boho-styled Shepherd Huts Lima and Posey, come with their own canopy space, all creature comforts, and camp kitchen.

Lima is one of a pair of traditional shepherd’s huts,  located in tranquil and very private ancient woodland, carpeted with bluebells in Spring and swathes of tall green ferns throughout the summer months.   Its colourful crocheted blankets, whimsical retro decor and all creature comforts include cooking herbs coffee tea make it the perfect getaway. If you’re looking to get away from it all, relax under a canopy of trees in enchanted woodland and immerse yourself in a vintage world with modern creature comforts, this is the spot.  Magical fairy lights, tea lights and solar lighting make you feel as though you are sitting in an enchanted woodland setting around the campfire along with beautiful birdsong and the hooting of owls at night.  

What's Provided

Each Hut has its own camp kitchen with mains water, coolbox, double gas hob ring and BBQ.   There’s also a fire pit with a tripod cooking pot if you feel like showing off your more advanced cooking skills. A short stroll through the wood takes you to Lima's composting loo, next to a shared outdoor safari shower - hot. Next to the shed with washing up facilities.

A Complimentary Starter basket of logs for the wood burning stove in the hut is provided along with firelighters and kindling).  Logs can be purchased on site for the firepit please leave cash in the hut.  Approximately £10 per camp fire sitting. 

Basics for cooking - coffee, tea, salt, pepper, herbs, pots and pans, cooking utensils, plates, glasses and cutlery. Bed linen, towels, feather duvet and pillows.  A selection of  books and games.

Our Farm

Please feel free to explore 200 acres of private farmland to include two stunning woodland areas with paths and avenues of trees (map of site provided) which link to local footpaths offering beautiful scenic routes to the local pub or our local town Moreton in Marsh (approximately 2 miles) or for the more adventurous to the National Trust House Chastleton or hire bikes and explore further…

There are many fine pubs and restaurants within easy reach by car including the Daylesford Farm Shop with restaurants, spa and yoga classes also set in a beautiful location or visit the Hawstone Brewery, go Camel and horse riding, or a bit further afield visit the Cotswold Water Parks for water sports and Wild swimming

Important Information

  • Sleeps 2 extra space for one child £35 per night on daybed
  • From £75 per night
  • 1 double and 1 single day bed
  • Kids over 8 years can bring their own tent alongside (£20 per night)
  • Sorry no pets
  • Suitable for kids of all ages
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Fridge/freezer  and electric sockets for phones and laptops in lean barn  between main  house and barn (entrance barn end)

Heath Barn, Donnington, Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire GL56 0XU

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WildWoodBluebell is situated midway between Moreton-in-Marsh and Stow-on-the-Wold.

Google will take you to our neighbours entrance with cottages at entrance and wrought iron gate. 

By Car

From Stow continue on the Fosseway A429 past Tesco on your right.  After approximately 1.5 miles, see crossroads to Donnington LH and Broadwell RH continue straight on the main road for another 400 metres and look out for driveway entrance with white cottages and wrought iron gates (entrance to neighbours)  take next RH driveway entrance onto farm track with white fencing.  See signs to WildWoodBluebell/Heath Barn.  Please take care when exiting/joining this main road as it is very busy. 

We recommend arriving in daylight hours and getting to know the site and the surrounding area.  Parking is provided by  Mundays Meadow, please follow the signs on the farm track for Mundays Meadow and for the huts to Heath Barn and park on the gravel facing the field.    A short stroll across the field will take you to the woods, follow the path into the woods and you will easily find your hut nestled amongst the trees.   If the conditions are dry you can park outside the woods by the barrels. 

By Train

We recommend having a car on site if you want to visit the Cotswolds during your stay.  The nearest station is Moreton-in-Marsh (5 minutes drive).  There are a limited number of taxis in the area so be sure to book in advance.   Alternatively take the footpath to our farm approximately (2 miles) for the adventurous outdoor hikers!  Or do bring bikes.  We connect to lots of lovely bike trails.  The main road from the station to us is busy, especially during the summer season.   But once you get to our driveway you then follow a farm track for approximately half a mile to your destination.   

Any problems call Georgie on 07930312555 who will be happy to guide you to your destination. 

When you arrive, please park in the areas provided and spaces are clearly marked from there. It is an easy walk to your accommodation and you will find everything clearly marked. Please go ahead and find your accommodation, then give Georgie or Francis a call and they can show you around contact:  07930312555 Georgie (mobile)

For Lima and Posey walk across the field opposite the house and into the woods.

Walking, Birdwatching & Foraging

Feel free to explore our farm with 200 acres of private woodland and meadow. You will discover a huge area of woodland with loads of wildlife mowed paths, long avenues of trees, and the Evenlode River at the far end. For those who wish to be more adventurous we connect from our farm to the scenic Monarch's Way and Diamond Way footpaths or you can walk to Moreton in Marsh across the fields (approximately 40 minutes).  For those who wish to drive/park and walk we suggest this is a better solution.  There are footpaths at the Daylesford Farm shop and for beautiful scenery we suggest exploring The Slaughters/Guiting Power.

Download OutDoors GPS to plan hiking and biking routes.

Guided walks available on request.


Capture your stay in the woods with a professional photoshoot. There is a studio just five minutes walk away or have some festival-style shots in WildWoodBluebell. From £50 per head, with famous social photographer Francis Mander. Has covered events for Tatler, Hello magazine, Country Life and much more…. One of the Cotswold eccentric country Gentlemen.  

WildWoodBluebell is situated between two charming towns Moreton-in-Marsh and Stow-on-the-Wold with a great selection of unusual shops, pubs and restaurants. Also within easy driving distance is The Daylesford Farm Shop with local organic produce and two restaurants and spa and a takeaway pizza and Diddly Squat Jeremy Clarksons Farm shop and restaurant and the Fosseway Garden Centre with a fabulous butcher.

For supermarkets we have Tesco, Aldi, Co-op all within a 10 minute drive or arrange for a delivery from Tesco to arrive on site after your arrival.  Alternatively for parties of more than 16 guests you can order fresh local produce meat/veg/dairy/bread from our local delivery friend Chris  and he will deliver and unpack in the kitchen for your arrival [email protected] 

There are many beautiful walks in the area explore WildWoodBluebell/ Heath Barn with beautiful woodland walks,  away from the crowds, totally private for you to wander.    There are also many footpaths and cycle routes to be explored in the local area and places to visit as well as outdoor activities. 

Local (approximately 15 minutes drive)

Chastleton House and Gardens - National Trust (Book in advance)

National Trust Hidcote Manor - Arts and Crafts inspired Gardens to visit near historic town of Chipping Campden (Book in advance)

Sezincote House and Garden - India in the Cotswold

Hawkstone Brewery - Run by celebrity Jeremy Clarkson made famous by Clarkson’s Farm

Cotswold Distillery

Local (approximately 30 minutes)

Historic Sudeley Castle in beautiful Cotswold Countryside near the historic town of Winchcombe

Historic Warwick Castle - live shows and entertainment including jousting tournaments

Blenheim Palace - tours of this magnificent building and Capability Brown Gardens as well as adventure play, wellbeing walks and numerous events during the summer months (Book in advance)

Very pretty Burford town and Burford Garden Centre great for shopping with fabulous cafe restaurant

Local Outdoor Activities (approximately 15 minutes drive)

Batsford Arboretum (Mitford Sisters Country)

Cotswold Falconry Centre - daily demonstrations

Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens - near Burford with adventure playground and cafe. Best kept secret in the Cotswolds. Ride the mini train for a wild safari amongst the rhinos, lions, giraffe’s and more.

Joseph’s Amazing Camels (seen on Alan Titchmarsh’s Sunday Show) - great to visit and go for a camel ride (camel milk and chocolates on sale). See our about page with a photo of us riding camels in our bluebell woods

Get tweeded up for local expert Rob Ireland for clay pigeon shooting, quad biking, archery medieval style - call 07860 783013

Broadway Tower and Country Park - a historic landmark on top of the beautiful Cotswold escarpment. Visit the deer park or walk the grounds with a picnic.

Far Peak Bike Hire offers a great selection of bikes including mountain bikes, e-bikes and is a great source of routes with plenty to see and do.

Great Rollright Stones comprise of three separate megalithic monuments in beautiful Cotswold Countryside.

Wild Swimming and Watersports

Cotswold Water Park - (approximately 30 minutes drive). The Cotswold Country Park and Beach and the Cotswold Water Park Nature Reserve with stunning wetland of over 180 lakes. Lake 32 has wild swimming and other activities to include raft building, paddle  boarding and plenty more. Also water skiing and kayaking is available in the area for a great day out.

Festivals & Events

Create your own festival in the meadow or with our in-house DJ JP from Brazil who can also organise your BBQ, film your weekend and put together a great edit,  help with the washing up and more.

Cornbury Music Festival - family fun and able to visit on a daily basis or go glamping could an add on to your visit.

The Big Feastival - Imagine Glastonbury but with lots more delicious food (15 minutes drive) 23rd - 25th August 2024  

Longborough Festival Opera - an evening of opera and picnic in the stunning grounds with fabulous views or  book to dine on site

Chipping Norton Theatre and cinema offers a wide range of entertainment with its quirky painted murals this cosy theatre is a delight

The Living Room Cinema Chipping Norton offers a good selection of the latest film in cosy surroundings or create your own cinema here on site in our barn adjacent to the meadow. Simply bring your projector/film (price on application)

Berrybank Park - a beautifully landscaped tented amphitheatre offers. A summer of music, theatre and comedy in the heart of the Cotswolds. Order your picnic or bring your own.

Pubs & Restaurants

There are loads of good local pubs and places to eat nearby. We particularly recommend...

The Wild Rabbit, Kingham - gourmet pub owned by Lady Bamford. Beautifully decorated and supremely stylish.

The Manor House Hotel, Moreton - gourmet restaurant in the pretty market town of Moreton in Marsh. [email protected]

The King's Head Inn, Bledington - a Sawday's pub, in an "achingly pretty" village. We say, "The pretty flagstoned dining room (exposed stone walls, Farrow & Ball paints, pale wood tables) is inviting, there are lovely unpompous touches like jugs of cow parsley in the loo, and you can lunch by the fire in the bar – on devilled kidneys, sausage and mash, local Dexter beef and Guinness pie."

The Butcher's Grill, Stow on the Wold - takeaway lobster and other delicious dishes.

The Cotswolds Food Store & Cafe, Longborough - good restaurant with lovely views. You can order picnic hampers from here to be delivered to the site.

Fosseway Garden Centre, just before Moreton in Marsh - restaurant and local produce as well as a huge selection for your garden.

There are lots of Foxes in the Cotswolds; here are just three of them...

The Fox Inn, Barrington - right on the river, perfect for a real ale and watching the ducks. Also hosts events, the famous Giffords Circus in July and a tiny friendly festival called Foxstock over August Bank Holiday weekend.

The Fox Inn, Broadwell - within walking distance, approximately 3 miles away you can get delicious pizza’s, or place an order in advance

The Fox Inn, Lower Oddington - excellent pub food, serving exceptional Sunday lunch to discerning diners

Please note, for those wanting a walk to the pub or the Daylesford Farm shop they cannot be accessed from our land without going across private property.