Farm shepherd's huts in Wicken Fen National Nature Reserve

England’s oldest National Trust Reserve is home to birds, butterflies, and free-roaming ponies.

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12 top farm shepherd's huts sites in Wicken Fen National Nature Reserve

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Walltree House Camping

34 units · Glamping, Tents1 acre · Northamptonshire, East Midlands
Simple camping in the grounds of a farmhouse, with thrill-seeking activities in arm's reach
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Bircham Windmill

18 units · Glamping, Motorhomes1 acre · Norfolk, England
Flat grassy tent pitches beneath a magnificent working windmill, all accompanied by Norfolk's best bakery
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Little Fleece at Folly Farm

1 unit · Glamping1 acre · Berkshire, South East England
A cosy and luxurious shepherds hut for two on a beautiful farm in the Wessex Downs.
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£170
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Hastingford Fishery Glamping

4 units · Glamping32 acres · Uckfield, England
Searching for a peaceful holiday/short break without kids underfoot? Ramble along to Hastingford Fishery, an adults-only shepherd's hut and fishing site set in a scenic lakeside setting less than five minutes’ drive from the East Sussex village of Hadlow Down and 20 minutes from Royal Tunbridge Wells. This site should suit couples or singles wanting to 'get away from it all' and also fishing fans down to the ground. It’s got several fishing lakes to choose from with lots of different species, so settle down on the banks with rod in hand and while away a few hours (or days) in quiet contemplation, waiting for something to bite. But please note, the site is not for 'competition anglers' although there are plenty of good sized carp around. and asks anyone fishing to only use barbless hooks, and for fish to be returned to the lake quickly after being caught.Not the fishing type? Chill out in and around your secluded hut, or there’s plenty to entertain in a leisurely fashion: paths wind around the lakes and through copses/shaws (as this is the High Weald) plus through the local countryside. There are spectacular views towards the South Downs National Park from the top lakes. A spring-fed lake is also on site to cool off in with some wild swimming. Lots of bird life around, with feeders outside each hut and waterfowl visitors to the lakes.When it comes to eats, pick up or have supplies delivered from supermarkets or takeaways in Uckfield, Heathfield or Crowborough or take a drive to Buxted Park for some posh food or pubs in Blackboys, Crowborough, Ringles Cross, 5 Ash Down, Rotherfield, or Buxted (it'll take about 10 minutes to drive to any of these). Lots of sample menus in huts.
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Oaksbrook Retreat

2 units · Glamping1 acre · Messing, England
Adults-only glamping on an equine smallholding in Essex.
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Unique Shepherds Huts on a Vineyard

2 units · Glamping60 acres · Essex, East Anglia
Luxury shepherds huts near the Essex coast, with beautiful, watery surroundings and a wonderfully private setting
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Free Range Glamping

4 units · Glamping500 acres · Kent, South East England
Off-grid yurt and shepherd's hut glamping on an organic farm with views across Kent's Eden Valley
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Rutherford's Shepherds hut

1 unit · Glamping1 acre · Reepham, England
Rutherford's shepherds hut sits in a secluded field in the middle of the Norfolk countryside. It is situated on the land of a small holding close to the market town of Reepham. If you like a simple, quiet, break away from it all where all you can hear are the birds, then this is the place for you. Rutherford's is cosily built for two staying. The bed is one of the most comfortable you've ever slept on, and the hut includes all the conveniences you'll need for a short break with sink, fridge and gas hob, the kitchen area all picked out in superb rustic detail. Please note there is no oven. We've got water and energy saving on our minds with the compost loo and there's also a shower, perfect for refreshing after a day's walk or cycle on Mariotts Way, only a stones throw in distance. In the evening, you can relax under the stars with a campfire ( wood supplied) listening to the Tawny owls and enjoy the peace and quiet of the private site. We welcome 1 well-behaved dog (please bear in mind that there is usually live stock in the surrounding fields so dogs must be kept on leads at all times). There is also the option of bringing children (max 2) in a small pup tent. Reepham is 15 minutes walk from the site where you can find everything you need to kit you out for a weekend away. There's also pubs, cafes and takeaways. Please get in touch with any questions.
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Infinite Skies Tipi's

5 units · Glamping70 acres · Norwich, England
We are wonderfully suited for those simply needing a relaxing holiday, nature lovers & everyone else in-between. Right next to the quiet village of Reepham, 30 minutes from Norwich City Center. We offer free parking on premises. For exact directions, once you book, we will give you the address. Surrounded by picturesque public walkways and bridle ways, you'll have plenty of opportunities to explore the scenic beauty of the surrounding countryside. Whether you prefer a leisurely stroll, a hike with your dog, or a bike, nature's wonders are just steps away. Each tipi spans an impressive five meters across, offering ample space to unwind and relax after a day filled with exploration and enjoyment. Surround yourself with nature's tranquility and embrace the simplicity of a cozy abode in the heart of a vast farm. We provide soft & luxurious egyptian cotton sheets, cosy duvets & soft pillows. They are thoughtfully & simply styled. Please send us a message if you will need a cot in your tipi. To cater to your taste buds, we have a delightful brewery conveniently located on the premises. Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere, savouring handcrafted beers. We also offer booked breakfast. Send us a message before you come to make your reservation. Hours of the Brewery Are: Friday 5pm-10pm Saturday: 12pm-10pm Sunday: 12pm-5pm Want to cook your own meal? We have a shepherds hut kitchen, stocked with cutlery, pots & pans, basic spices, kettle and most things you'd need for your stay. Just make sure you go to the market before you come! For a refreshing bathing experience, we offer both an outdoor and an indoor shower, allowing you to choose between the invigorating embrace of nature or the comforts of a sheltered space. Whether you prefer hot or cold water, we have you covered, ensuring your utmost relaxation. We provide body wash, shampoo & conditioner as well as towels during your visit. Additionally, we provide Shepherds Hut toilet facilities for both ladies & gents. We also have toilets in the courtyard during the day. We ARE Pet friendly, but do require an extra £ 10 for cleaning. This will cover up to 2 pets. It's important to note that there is no Wi-Fi currently available in the tipis. However, most phones receive a decent signal, allowing you to stay connected if needed. Nevertheless, we encourage you to embrace this opportunity to disconnect from the digital world and truly unwind. The season for our tipis will conclude during the second week of September. Come and discover the magic of our tipis, where the harmony of nature, modern amenities, and warm hospitality blend together to create an unforgettable experience for all our guests.
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North Farm

1 unit · Glamping20 acres · North Walsham, Norfolk, East Anglia
North Farm is situated in the beautiful Norfolk countryside, between the villages of Skeyton, Oxnead and Burgh. . Guests can spot all sorts of wildlife during the day and stargaze at night, with no streetlights to spoil the view. Being centrally located in Norfolk means that Norwich, the famous Norfolk broads and the Norfolk coast are all a short car ride away.
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Spring Grounds Farm Shepherd Huts

1 unit · Glamping50 acres · Banbury, England
Shepherd huts with country views near Banbury
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Greenhill Glamping

2 units · Glamping1 acre · Folkestone, Kent, South East England
Impeccably restored huts from the late 19th-century, kitted out for couples with king-sized beds, wood-burning stoves and views over the Kent Downs
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Farm shepherd's huts in Wicken Fen National Nature Reserve guide

Overview

Nature flourishes amid the marshes and fenlands of the Wicken Fen National Nature Reserve, home to more than 9,000 wetland species. Explore the patchwork fens by bike, take a boat cruise along the waterways, or follow the boardwalks through the grassy meadows and reedbeds. Look out for birds, butterflies, and dragonflies around the water’s edge, or admire the reserve’s free-roaming herds of Highland cattle and Konik ponies. There’s no camping in the reserve itself, but campsites dot the surrounding fenlands. There’s also a wild camping site—reachable only on foot or by bike— just south of the reserve.

When to go

Summer is peak season at Wicken Fen, and the boardwalks can get crowded, especially on weekends and school holidays. Some of the best wildlife-watching opportunities are in springtime, while increased rainfall through autumn and winter makes the wild landscapes appear even more dramatic. The reserve is open year-round, but boat tours and bike rentals are only available from Easter through October.

Know before you go

  • Wicken Fen is located in Cambridgeshire, about a 40-minute drive from Cambridge. 
  • There’s no public transport to the park, but trains run to Ely, a 20-minute taxi ride away. 
  • The reserve has restrooms, a café, and a visitor centre. Bike rental is available, but advance booking is recommended. 
  • There is an entrance fee to visit the reserve, as well as a parking fee. 
  • The boardwalks are accessible for wheelchairs, but advance booking is recommended as access can be tricky at busy times.

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