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The Hut @Lime Cottage: delightful secluded retreat

SuperhostTisbury, England, United Kingdom
Shepherd's hut hosted by Helen
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 bath

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A newly renovated eco shepherd's hut in a gorgeous rural setting in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is the ideal place for social distancing and relaxing. Historic sites, excellent walking routes and countless country pubs are on your doorstep.

This original 19th Century and charmingly rustic shepherd's hut has a separate utility block in an old stable containing a kitchen, shower and loo, all off the grid. Relax with your own firepit and lovely west facing views from your sundeck.

The space
This secluded space within a 4 acre plot is a haven of peace and tranquillity. Set in the Nadder Valley in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, it will allow you to get back to nature and relax. We are minutes away from Tisbury village and train station, all easily walkable. Nearby attractions include Stonehenge, Stourhead, Longleat safari park and the Jurassic coast including Durdle Door and Lulworth cove.

The hut and stable block are located in a meadow banked by wildflowers, well isolated from the main house. From there, you can enjoy your breakfasts or sundowners al fresco in total privacy. This cosy hut measures 3.8m x 2m, has a comfy double bed, a modern log burning stove, solar powered lights and a USB socket.

A few meters away, just beyond the wildflowers, you'll find a newly renovated, solar powered stable block. This has a gas fired shower, composting loo and a well-equipped kitchen to allow you to self cater. The kitchen has hot water on demand, a Belfast sink, a two-ring gas stove and table for four. The Kadai fire pit also doubles as a barbecue for outdoor living with a grill and cooking pot. Access is via a private lane and there’s parking and limited Wifi on-site. We provide a welcome drinks pack with tea, coffee & milk.

Both the hut and utility block have furnishings and fittings made using quirky reclaimed materials wherever possible so don’t expect everything to match or be without flaws. Its all part of the charm. Cards and games are in the hut, or bring your art supplies and be inspired by the landscape. Don't be surprised to see sheep grazing in the next door field.

Overall, this is a magical place to hole up, step off the treadmill, dream, stargaze, write and recuperate.

In line with Airbnb guidelines, we have increased our cleaning schedule and will observe social distancing to ensure your safety.

Guest access
The field with the shepherd's hut is exclusively for guests. Due to Covid 19 restrictions, the surrounding paddocks and garden can only be accessed on request at this time.

Other things to note
Although the area is prepared primarily for couples, we will accept families & small groups to join and camp upon request. A separate Bell tent with camp beds can be arranged for a fee - or you could reserve our other listing: The Loft@Lime Cottage.

WHAT WE PROVIDE:
Kitchen and household essentials to allow you to self-cater and prepare meals, including:
Washing up liquid, kitchen roll, salt & pepper
Frying pan, saucepans, BBQ tool set
A welcome pack of tea, coffee & milk
Cutlery, crockery, mugs & glasses
Tea Pot & coffee press
Cool box with ice blocks
Wood, kindling & firelighters for the wood burner & fire pit
Bedding, linen, towels & tea towels
Board games & cards
Blankets to sit around the fire
A torch & umbrella to stay dry on the way to the loo

WHAT WE CAN PROVIDE FOR A SMALL FEE:
A continental breakfast with muesli (or Gluten free option), fresh fruit, yoghurt, home-made scones, butter & jam, tea, coffee, orange juice & milk (£10 for 2 people).
Charcoal for the BBQ grill - better than cooking on wood (£5 per load)
Additional guests are welcome at £5 per night per person in their own tent
A Bell tent with 2 camp beds (£20 per stay)
Advance booking is necessary for any of these extras.

WHAT TO BRING FOR YOUR STAY: Something to cook on your barbeque; all your drinks (including tea & coffee); marshmallows to toast; cozy jumpers to sit around the fire pit; wellies or boots to walk to the pub; sleeping bags & pillows if you take the Bell tent
A newly renovated eco shepherd's hut in a gorgeous rural setting in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is the ideal place for social distancing and relaxing. Historic sites, excellent walking routes and countless country pubs are on your doorstep.

This original 19th Century and charmingly rustic shepherd's hut has a separate utility block in an old stable containing a kitchen, shower and loo, all off the grid. Relax with your own firepit and lovely west facing views from your sundeck.

The space
This secluded space within a 4 acre plot is a haven of peace and tranquillity. Set in the N…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed

Amenities

Essentials
Carbon monoxide alarm
Indoor fireplace
Private entrance
Heating
Wifi
Fire extinguisher
Kitchen
First aid kit
Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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Tisbury, England, United Kingdom

Our home is in the famously attractive undulating countryside of the Nadder Valley, part of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the Dorset/Wiltshire border. We are five minutes drive from Tisbury, described by The Times as one of the top 10 villages in which to live. The village offers a range of independent shops and boutiques, a tearoom, a coffee shop and a host of award winning pubs. Many of these pubs can be walked to, including the highly acclaimed Beckford Arms - which you will need to book in advance. We recommend you bring your wellies to test out some of these walks. Tisbury is also home to Messums Wiltshire, a contemporary arts centre housed in an ancient thatched barn.

Tisbury is just 10 minutes off the A303, and once you are here local towns are within easy access. You are 15 minutes from Shaftesbury, home of the famous Gold Hill, and 20 minutes’ drive from Salisbury where you can see Stonehenge, Old Sarum and the 123m cathedral spire, particularly famous in Russia. Tisbury station is also on the main south-west trainline from London to Exeter.

We are only an hour's drive from the Jurassic coast where you can visit Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove.
Our home is in the famously attractive undulating countryside of the Nadder Valley, part of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the Dorset/Wiltshire border. We are five minutes drive from Tisbury, describ…

Hosted by Helen

Joined in March 2015
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My husband and I have lived in the area for about 10 years. We both now work from home, and having used airbnb for travelling ourselves we thought it was time to start hosting and sharing our wonderful space. We may or may not be around during your stay - if we are away, then we're either in London for meetings or in the mountains skiing or walking!
My husband and I have lived in the area for about 10 years. We both now work from home, and having used airbnb for travelling ourselves we thought it was time to start hosting and…
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House rules
Check-in: 3:00 p.m.–11:00 p.m.
Checkout: 10:00 a.m.
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Health & safety
Committed to Airbnb's enhanced cleaning process. Learn more
Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
No smoke alarm
Carbon monoxide alarm