Secluded Dolly

FAT PHEASANT SHEPHERD HUTS

Boutique Glamping on the doorstep of the Cotswolds 

 

FAT PHEASANT SHEPHERD HUTS

The perfect escape from your busy life.

 

Come and get away from it all on our idyllic farm in Oxfordshire, on the doorstep of the Cotswolds. Stay in a luxurious and isolated shepherds hut with views of the beautiful English countryside. Bask in a private wood-fired hot tub just outside your hut and then cook your locally-sourced hamper of ingredients on your fire pit before retreating to your king size bed with wood burning stove and en suite shower room. Heaven!

 

We know that life can be stressful and that it's so important to find some time to yourselves and to reset. We think we've created the perfect hideaway in the secluded Oxfordshire countryside. You can explore the 500 acre farm and meet all the animals, take a jaunt to the local pub or simply enjoy in the wood-fired hot tub and listen to the wildlife. Each hut is in it’s own field, and you won’t be able to see any other guests, roads or buildings.

Dogs are very welcome and children or friends can stay in a bell tent outside your hut (sharing the bathroom and cooking facilities with the hut). We can sleep up to twelve one the farm, four across two huts and eight across two bell tents, ideal for a small party.

BOOKING NOW OPEN FOR 2022! 

In 2022 we’re adding an exciting third hut! In 2022 we will be open on Thursday to Sunday nights, except during school holidays when we’ll be open seven days a week. We will have a three night minimum stay if you’re booking one hut and a two night minimum if you’re booking more than one hut. Each hut can also be booked with a bell tent alongside, meaning the site can sleep up to eighteen in total.

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OUR HUTS

Each hut has a king size bed, wood burner to keep you warm and en suite shower room with flushing toilet. 

Outside your hut you'll find a wood fired hot tub, a fire pit, seating area and a gas BBQ.

Click below for more info.

 

WHAT TO EXPECT

Locally Sourced Food

Order a hamper of locally sourced ingredients to cook on your firepit for breakfast or dinner

Beautiful Countryside

Rural England right on your doorstep, ready to be explored

Wood Fired Hot Tub

Bask in a private wood fired hot tub just outside your hut

Wood burner and fire pit

Each hut has a log fired wood burner inside and a fire pit outside. Unlimited logs provided

Dog and children Friendly

Even pups and little ones need a break from it all. One dog can stay in either hut. We can arrange for a mattress on the floor of Dolly for young children and you can book a bell tent for older children 

Glamping, not camping

King size beds, en suite shower room with flushing toilet, heavy duvets and a private hot tub

 

GALLERY

Outside Maggie
Maggie
Dolly from above
Wood-fired hot tub outside Dolly
En-suite shower room in Dolly
Dolly and her hot tub
Maggie
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Wood-fired hot tub outside Maggie
Maggie
Maggie from above
Bell tent for children or friends
En-suite shower room in Maggie
Secluded Dolly
En-suite shower room in Maggie
Bell tent for children or friends
Views from Maggie
Books, games and an OS map
En-suite shower room in Maggie
Cosy corners in Maggie
Outside Dolly
Bell tent for children or friends
En-suite shower room in Dolly
Wood burning fires in both huts
Dolly
Maggie
Bell tent set up for four
Kitchen in Maggie
Maggie
Maggie from above
Dolly
Dolly
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Compost loos outside Dolly for large groups
Kitchen in Dolly
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The king size bed in Dolly
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We have two beautiful bikes for guests
Locally-sourced food hampers
Bonnie the Highland Cattle
Our fold of Highland Cattle
 

EXPLORE

Countryside Walks

With a 500 acre farm to explore and numerous local footpaths it will take you days to cover it all

Visit Local Pubs and Restaurants

There are three pubs within a 2 mile walk and numerous other excellent local eateries to sample within a short drive

Visit Local Towns 

Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwick, Leamington Spa and Banbury all a short drive away. Or pop to Bicester Village or Oxford.

Explore the Cotswolds

With the Cotswolds on our doorstep there's plenty of beautiful villages to explore

Cycling

We have two bikes to hire or bring your own. There are some beautiful routes nearby, including the lovely climb of Edge Hill

Rest and Relax

Make the most of the hot tub, comfy bed and fire pit and catch up on some well earned rest by the hut.

Wildlife

We have lots of wildlife on the farm. Pheasants, partridge, foxes, badgers, and deer, amongst others. The farm is yours to roam to see if you can spot them all.

Outdoor Activities 

We can put you in contact with local centres for Horse Riding, Clay Pigeon Shooting, Archery and many more

Explore local Estates

Broughton Castle, Upton House and Farnborough Hall are all within a ten minute drive

Farm views

Guest Reviews

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The shepherd's hut was amazing. We stayed in Maggie and would stay again in a heartbeat. The hut was lovely and the hamper we ordered extra was amazing. The location was perfect, sitting in the hot tub overlooking the fields was lovely. Our dog loved it too; the jar of dog biscuits was a lovely touch. Would thoroughly recommend

  

We had a wonderful time staying in Dolly at Fat Pheasant Shepherd Huts. It was perfect for two families - with four adults and three children. Having the whole meadow to ourselves was a real treat, really private and super safe for the kids. Jo is a great host with great attention to detail. We ordered a BBQ box and a few other bits which were wonderful in terms of quality and presentation , the whole set up is so nice- an instagrammers dream!

What a wonderful countryside retreat! We were lucky enough to stay for a couple of nights, switching off and living the off-grid life with all the modern and luxe details of a boutique hotel. Dolly is everything and more.

There is so much to explore and the farm is the perfect bolt hole to make the most of getting outside. Dolly is completely secluded and private which is rare these days! A must is the food hampers which Jo puts together and gives you a real taste of the area where you are staying - everything is sourced from the farm or locally.

 
Locally-sourced food hampers

Locally-sourced food hampers

We can deliver a hamper of raw breakfast or dinner ingredients for you to cook on the fire pit outside your hut. There's a small menu to choose from. We've aimed to keep food, as much as possible, from either the farm itself or from the local area.

 

The Farm

The huts are based on Bury Court Farm in Shotteswell on the Oxfordshire/Warwickshire border. Our family have farmed these 500 acres for over forty years. 

The farm is currently mainly arable crops, with some renewable energy as well - there's solar panels, a biomass boiler and a Combined Heat and Power boiler on site.

There are also some lovely animals to meet - Highland Cattle, sheep, Kunukune pigs, chickens, ducks, donkeys, emus, bees, cats and dogs, to name a few.

The huts are based on Bury Court Farm in Shotteswell on the Oxfordshire/Warwickshire border. Our family have farmed these 500 acres for over forty years. 

The farm is currently mainly arable crops, with some renewable energy as well - there's solar panels, a biomass boiler and a Combined Heat and Power boiler on site.

There are also some lovely animals to meet - Highland Cattle, sheep, Kunukune pigs, chickens, ducks, donkeys, emus, bees, cats and dogs, to name a few.

Highland cattle