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Luxury Cabins in the UK: Tor View Shepherds Huts

High up on the Mendip Hills, overlooking the majestic Glastonbury Tor lies Tor View Shepherds Huts. Tor View Shepherds Huts is home to two beautifully designed eco-friendly cabins, perfect for the ultimate British countryside escape. 

Handcrafted by local Somerset craftsmen, and meticulously designed down to the finest details, Tor View Shepherds Huts have left no stone unturned. From the luxury Nordic wood-fired hot tub to the vintage record player. Everything has put in place to ensure that you have the cosiet and most comfortable stay. 

One of my favourite things to do whilst i’m not travelling abroad is exploring the UK, finding unique and off-grid places to stay. Over the last few years, I have been lucky enough to stay in some incredible cabins, and Tor View Shepherds Hut certainly makes it on to that list. And don’t just take my word for it. Tor View Shepherds hut has been awarded the prestigious Visit England Gold Award and featured in both The Sunday Times and Conde Naste Traveller. 

Are you craving a romantic couple’s escape? Or even a wholesome weekend with your baby or best friend? Then a luxury mini break at Tor View Shepherds might just be the one for you! 

So, what can you expect from a stay at the wonderful Tor View Shepherds Huts, read on below to find out!

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Where are Tor View Shepherds Huts Located?

Tor View Shepherds Huts is located in the stunning Somerset countryside, in the South West of England. It is conveniently situated close to the quaint villages of Glastonbury, Wells, Frome and Shepton Mallet, but far enough away to ensure that you have a peaceful, off-grid experience away from the rest of the world.

What is the Accommodation like at Tor View Shepherds Huts?

Tor View Shepherds huts have two huts available to book, Len and Ted.

Len

Described as  ‘The Luxury Glamping Shepherds Hut’ Len offers mains electricity and central heating, along with the following: 

Features of Len Hut 

  • Private Exclusive Hot Tub
  • Sleeps: 2 Adults & 1 Infant or 1 Child
  • Outdoor Dutch Oven (heavy-duty pot)
  • Fire Pit
  • Wood Burning Stove
  • Mains Electric with Central Heating
  • Wi-Fi, TV & DAB Radio
  • Glamping Experience
  • Stunning views over towards Glastonbury Tor

(List provided by https://torviewshepherdshuts.co.uk/|)

Ted

Ted is described as “The Luxury Off-Grid Glamping”. Powered by solar energy, Ted is the more eco-friendly cabin of the two. You can expect to find the following features in Ted:

Features of Ted Hut

  • Private Exclusive Eco Hot Tub
  • Sleeps: 2 Adults & 1 Infant
  • Outdoor Wood Fired Pizza Oven
  • Wood Burning Stove
  • Off Grid with Hybrid Solar Power
  • Glamping Experience
  • Stunning views towards Glastonbury Tor & Somerset Levels

(List provided by https://torviewshepherdshuts.co.uk/|)

What is there to do at Tor View Shepherds Huts?

You could probably spend most of your day at Tor View Shepherds Huts, admiring the view, chilling in the hot tub, and reading lots of books (which is what I did). However, there are still a host of activities nearby for those who are up for some adventures.  

Wells

Head to the historic city of Wells, which is also England’s smallest cathedral city (pretty cool eh?) Stroll along the river, explore the cathedral and take a walk down Vicars Street (allegedly Europe’s oldest residential street). Remember to go to the local farmers market on a Saturday. Taste-test some West-country cider and pick up some sausages for the BBQ back at the hut.

Cheddar Gorge

Just a 20-minute drive from Tor View Shepherds lies the famous Cheddar Gorge (AONB). Cheddar Gorge offers beautiful hilltop views of the local area, making it an ideal destination for the avid hiker. As well as hiking through the hills, you can also crawl through the impressive subterranean stalactite Cheddar Caves. Fun Fact: This gorge is home to Britain’s oldest complete human skeleton, Cheddar Man, estimated to be 9,000 years old. Don’t forget to book a ticket.

Lunch at the local pub

If you don’t fancy cooking for yourself back at the hut, then you can head to one of the local village pubs for a bite to eat. I’d highly recommend visiting the traditional Geroge Inn Pub for a roast on Sundays. The pub is a 7-minute drive or a 45-minute, very picturesque walk.

Frome

Visit the town that’s been hailed as one of the best places to live in Britain. Cobbled streets, historic buildings, markets, Independent stores and a diverse food and drink scene. You’ll be sure to find something you like in this quintessentially English town.

Shepton Mallet

Explore yet another quaint village in this area (somerset is certainly not short of these). Visit the ex-oldest prison in the country. Once home to the Kray Twins, the Domesday Book and the Magna Carta.

Glastonbury

Why not make the 25-minute drive to Glastonbury? Explore the quirky spiritual shops in the local village, visit King Arthurs’s tomb and get a closer look at Glastonbury Tor (the one you can see from your hut 😉).

Wookey Hole Caves

Find out all about the magic of Wookey Hole. Wookey Hole Caves can be traced back millions of years. Over these years it has been home to pre-historic Mammoths, worshipped by the Romans and given shelter to Celtic Farmers. One of the most popular legends of the caves is of the Wookey Hole Witch who lived over 1000 years ago and was said to have cursed the local village.

Go on a local hike

From the grounds of Tor View Shepherds Huts, you will find lots of lovely local walking routes. Click here to find out more about the different walking route options.

How much does it cost to stay at  Tor View Shepherds Huts?

To stay at Tor View Shepherds huts you must book a minimum of 2 nights stay. Prices start from £258 for a 2-night stay during the week and go from £278 for a 2-night stay at weekends. 

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What are the pros and cons of staying at  Tor View Shepherds Huts?

Pros
  • The location 
  • Comprehensive facilities 
  • Picturesque scenery 
  • Proximity to nature 
  • Proximity to famous British Landmarks 
  • Reasonable distance from London
Cons 
  • None

Would I stay here again?

I would stay here again and again and again (I loved it that much). I was gifted this stay by my dad for my 30th birthday and it was honestly one of the best presents. We booked the Len hut, for that extra bit of luxury, and a luxurious stay it was. 

The hut was full of so much charm and character that we didnt want to leave. For that reason we decided not to do too much exploring of the local area. This way we could really immerse ourselves in the hut experience and truly switch off. Apart from popping to wells to pick up some BBQ bits from the local market, and grabbing Sunday lunch from the George Inn, we did not leave the hut. 

We spent our days drinking coffee, reading our Kindles, listening to music and munching on snacks. We spent our nights cooking up a storm, drinking processco, making smores on the firepit and completely relaxing in the woodfired hottub.

My favourite thing about our stay was waking up to the stunning green view in the mornings and gazing up at the clear star-filled night sky in the evenings. 

I hope this post inspired you to book a stay at Tor View Shepherds Hut for yourself or a loved one. If you have any more questions please don’t hesitate to reach out. 

Looking for more UK cabin inspiration? why not check out my review of Unplugged Rest or The Box BNB

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