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Upper House Luxury Hut
12 reviews
· Ledbury, England
1 acre
1 unit
1 Glamping
An exclusive shepherd's hut, kitted out for couples with cooking and ensuite facilities, luxurious sauna – plus easy access to the Forest of Dean
Peace, privacy and a slice of countryside living are common descriptions when marketing a new glampsite. But at certain locations, these are far more than just advertising buzzwords. Upper House Glamping is one such a place, where tranquility and relaxation is guaranteed by one simple fact: there's only one single shepherd's hut, ensuring guests have a private holiday experience amongst Herefordshire's rolling agricultural landscapes. Traditionally styled in forest green, the exclusive hut - hiding in a field behind a characterful oak-frame cottage - seems to blend into the rural backdrop, but within, the luxurious interior offers something more than its rustic facade suggests. Homely uplit wooden walls suit the scene perfectly and house excellent facilities like a Divan double bed, kitchenette, cosy woodburner, and ensuite with hot and cold running water, shower, flushing loo and thoughtfully supplied with bottles of toiletries. Step outside, meanwhile, and the jewel in the luxury lovers crown awaits: a luxurious Zoki sauna, only yards from the hut – perfect for relaxing after days spent exploring. Though the mod-cons and exclusive feel of being the sole occupants of the meadow (minus the sheep) is undoubtedly what makes Upper House Glamping special, the location is also difficult to knock. Sandwiched between the Forest of Dean and the Malvern Hills, the site is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts. The former is the oldest oak forest in England and a scenic spot for mountain biking, canoeing and kayaking. Whilst, the Malverns is first-rate walking country, with a network of hiking trails, most of which can be completed in a half-day. Great Malvern is the obvious choice for first-time visitors, and on a clear day, walkers who reach the summit are rewarded with views of 15 counties. Closer to home, there are walks from the hut door, with the Herefordshire trail only a field away, and Ledbury - with its antique shops and delightful medieval Market House - just 1.5 miles down a lovely lane. Naturally, there are some holidaymakers for whom Upper House Glamping simply won’t suit. Groups, dog owners, and children are all out of luck. But for couples especially, the site offers a wonderfully romantic getaway, with private countryside views, plenty of kit and caboodle to keep you warm and comfortable, and best yet, some good old-fashioned peace and quiet. In fact, at night, the only sound you're likely to hear is an owl in the nearby woods.
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Ledbury, England, United KingdomTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Jim G.Joined in December 2017
9 Ratings · 12 reviews
Vicky J.recommends
July 29, 2022
Upper House Luxury Shepherds Hut
Relaxing glamping
Jim was a perfect host, the hut was very well presented & the extras (home made bread, marmalade, apple juice, eggs & bacon) was a lovely touch. The views were stunning. A very relaxing break with the added bonus of a sauna. Jim also provided great info on walks & restaurants.
Rhys E.recommends
July 3, 2022
Upper House Luxury Shepherds Hut
The location is lovely and quiet,,just a few sheep and that's it! The hut was lovely,comfy and had everything you would need for a couple of nights away from normality. 5 star
Chris P.recommends
June 21, 2022
Upper House Luxury Shepherds Hut
Luxury hut in wonderful location
Jim's shepherd's hut is in a beautiful location. There is a spacious grassy area at the front with fantastic views, seating areas a hammock, fire pit and barbecue. The hut is very well equipped and comfortable and tea, coffee, milk and some basic provisions are provided which is a nice touch. There is a sauna too. There are lovely walks straight from the hut (routes provided on clear laminated sheets) or a short drive away eg the Malverns and Wye valley. Ledbury is very close and well worth a visit for shopping and sightseeing. I would heartily recommend this hut for a lovely holiday.
Kim S.recommends
June 7, 2022
Upper House Luxury Shepherds Hut
We had a lovely stay at sheperds hut, the hut had everything we needed, very comfortable bed, the location has lots of lovely walks around nearby, and a nice pub nearby which we had a lovely lunch in, would definitely recommend and would stay again, the lovely Jim left us some very lovely breakfast goodies aswell.
Bethan H.recommends
September 11, 2021
Upper House Luxury Shepherds Hut
Wonderful stay at Upper House. The Shepherds Hut feels spacious and has everything you might need as well as the comfiest bed we have ever slept in. Ledbury is very pretty and handy for shopping/ cafes/ takeaways. Jim was friendly and helpful and made the great recommendation of canoeing down the river Wye. Plenty to do and see in the area, will be back.
Catherine S.recommends
August 2, 2021
Upper House Luxury Shepherds Hut
The wagon itself is super cosy and fun and it’s a short drive from some nice spots: Ledbury is a pretty Tudor town and the Malvern hills are good for walking. Jim’s very friendly and helpful and the breakfast is a nice touch! There is a slight traffic sound from the nearby A-road but the views are pretty and overall it’s a nice spot for a weekend break.😀
From the host
Get away from the manic pace of life and take it slow in our wonderful Shepherd's Hut. Our hut ticks all the boxes. Unlike most, it's fully connected to Fibre Wi-FI, mains electrics and water and even has a flushing loo and electric shower in the hut's ensuite. Yet it's in a breathtaking rural location so you feel off grid! Privacy is assured as there are no other units around you and you have your own dedicated parking space next to the hut. Its just you, some sheep and 3 acres and a view to die for. We want your stay to be special so we provide a breakfast basket of local and home produce, eggs, bacon, local apple juice, milk, muesli, teas, ground coffee etc etc. Everything you need. Bring your bikes (bike store nest to hut) and after a days biking or hiking enjoy a relaxing sauna in your own Zoki sauna adjacent to the hut. After the sauna, pick up your favourite book and indulge in a chapter or two before supper. Crack open a chilled beer from the fridge within the hut and fire up the barbecue or Firepit whilst enjoying the 270 degree panorama and watch the sun go down before snuggling up in the luxury cosy double bed for the night. If the weather is cooler, light the wood burner within the hut and Cook something wonderful on the gas hob, or repair to one of the many pubs and restaurants nearby. In the morning, wake up to the sun beaming through your bedroom window and the bucolic serenity of the sheep in the field outside. Open the double doors and enjoy the panorama before you from the warmth of your own double bed. Enjoy some free range eggs for your breakfast from the hens outside the hut. The hut is available for short breaks (Min 2 nights) for 2 people (no pets). We can offer this as standalone rental or as an add on to our holiday cottage (6+2). So why not invite a couple of friends to join you on holiday during your stay at the cottage?
Nearby attractions
There are some nice walks and cycle routes straight from the hut, but if you fancy something a little more energetic, the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley offers some of the best walks and mountain bike trails in the UK. Canoeing, archery, climbing, horse riding, caving, and fishing are also on offer. To the east, the Malvern Hills, divides Worcestershire and Herefordshire, and is a great destination for walkers of all ages and abilities, whether you are interested in a gentle stroll along tree-lined paths or a trek along the Malvern Hills ridge. The local area boasts a wealth of historic sights, including three magnificent castles (Berkeley, Eastnor, and Goodrich), whilst there's plenty of quaint villages and towns to while away a few hours. Finally, family-run Alexander Park Resort offers relaxing spa treatments, golf course and a gym, all nestled within mature meadows.
Food and drink
Inside the hut there’s a fridge, 2-ring gas hob, kettle, various pans, cutlery, plates, bowls and mugs – so everything you need to cook a decent meal. You will also find a sink with hot and cold water for washing up. Alternatively, bike or walk to the lovely market town of Ledbury, which is renowned for its cafes, pubs, and restaurants.
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