The Bluebell Wood is located in the heart of the Cotswolds, it is a secluded, private wood available to use for those staying at the two shepherds huts, Lima and Posy (see tabs for more details). Each is unique in its own private space with covered kitchen area providing all you need for a magical stay.
Lima, the Shepherd’s Hut, is Peruvian in style and is cosy and welcoming. It is nestled in its own space, surrounded by a wonderful canopy of ancient woodland and wildflowers. The wood is carpeted in beautiful bluebells in the spring, set in the heart of the Cotswold landscape. There is beautiful birdsong and at night you will hear the owls under the starry skies… other creatures to look out for are deer, fox and badger. Shared washing facilities and a hot outdoor safari shower is nearby under an oak tree.
This traditional Shepherd’s Hut has a vintage rose theme with sheepskin rugs and a cosy wood burning stove. Posy is surrounded by ancient woodland and forest, with blooming bluebells in the spring, and swathes of fern in the summer – a truly romantic setting with birdsong and wildlife in abundance. Come and enjoy an Enid Blyton existence – perfect for exploring and walking. Shared washing facilities and a hot outdoor safari shower is nearby under an oak tree. Unwind and relax in this peaceful setting.
"The cosy hut, with its tiny wood burning stove is snug and warm"We stayed in Alina for 3 nights in mid October. The little hut is situated in a beautiful setting, nestled in the midst of a wood and when we stayed the canopy of trees were resplendent in their autumn glory. The cosy hut, with its tiny wood burning stove is snug and warm. The outdoor kitchen is rustic, with a two burner calor gas stove and plenty of utensils to enable you to cook. For the more adventurous there is also a Dutch oven to suspend over the campfire.
The night sky is ablaze with stars and the deepening night a perfect backdrop for the fire and the candlelight. It is so peaceful. The simplicity and the calm invite you to relax and connect with nature. The scampering squirrels and the rabbits take no notice of you sipping your evening glass of wine, and you truly can unwind. The compost toilets are efficient and they really don’t smell!
The open air safari shower was piping hot . I took a shower whilst it was raining and there was something quite freeing about taking a lovely hot shower under a canopy of trees. I am used to an open air hot tub, so took my fluffy towelling dressing gown to don after the shower and then dressed in the cosy comfort of the hut. The hosts are welcoming, helpful and on hand if they are needed.
If you want to escape and reconnect with nature - this is an idyllic spot. Simply uncluttered and unspoiled by technology. Torches and candles are provided, wood for the log burning stove is available on site. It is around 200 steps from hut to the toilets and shower, which I did struggle a little with but I do have arthritis, so I just took things carefully. We loved the peaceful ambiance and felt reconnected with ourselves and each other after a couple of days.
Linda & Clive Spurr