Mowbarton Shepherd's Hut arrived here in August 2015 having been made especially for us. The first guest arrived in October so we are about to celebrate our third birthday... The Hut provides beautifully compact living accommodation for two in a delightful setting. It is built to a traditional pattern but with a luxury finish cleverly designed by Somerset craftsmen to combine complete comfort with the rural idyll. Glamping at its very finest.
There's seating and a table for four which cunningly converts into a cosy double bed, 'the most comfortable we've ever slept in' according to one set of guests! The Hut is fully double-glazed and insulated, and stays wonderfully warm thanks to an efficient little log-burning stove. A two-ringed hob, sink and small fridge complete the living area, and a proper loo, hand basin and ultra-modern shower cubicle complete the picture.
Set on a site of almost two acres, the Shepherd's Hut shares its seclusion with the vineyard shed, home to the tractor and other wine-growing equipment. Apart from the odd bustle as the tractor goes in or out, all the activity on the site is from wildlife: there's a badger's sett on the boundary, plenty of rabbit warrens and masses of birds. Buzzards, sparrowhawks, woodpeckers and goldfinches are always around, and in the spring we often hear a cuckoo. Weasels have also been spotted.