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Arabella, Dorset.


1 Bedrooms 2 persons MONDAY changeover

Unsuitable for children

Enjoy a rural romantic hot tub retreat for two in the rolling Dorset hills at the beautiful, off-grid shepherd’s hut, Arabella.  Get away from the rat race to idyllic countryside as far as the eye can see, to the heart of the Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.  Leave your electricals at home for a full digital detox, and instead, become reconnected with your senses.  Smell wild flowers, wisteria and bonfires.  Hear the song of the skylark instead of traffic noise.  See the beautiful forest garden surrounding the hut, with Pilsdon Pen and Eggardon hill forts in the distance, as well as unrestricted starscapes at night, miles away from light pollution.  Feel the bubbles on your skin as you soak in the hot tub.  Let your mobile drain as you re-charge your batteries and body clock in this mindful expanse of countryside.

This is off-grid at its best – solar panels allow for a hot shower in a private en-suite bathroom with flushing toilet.  A zeer pot underneath Arabella keeps your milk cool for when you fancy a cuppa. A wood fired hot tub provides a little luxury for your limbs after a day of adventures in the Dorset hills. And snuggle into a king-sized bed under a feather duvet, in the glow of hurricane lamps and your own log burner – bliss!

And as if this wasn’t enough from a site that is conscious of its carbon footprint, Arabella offers the luxury of its own wood-fired hot tub in a private location, so that you can sit with a glass of wine whilst looking out over one of the most beautiful locations in Great Britain.

Not only is the view you’ll look out on be the same as the one novelist Thomas Hardy looked out on nearly 100 years ago whilst writing “Jude the Obscure”, it’s only a few miles from the outstanding Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site.  There’s plenty of spots in this part of the world in which you can immerse yourself in natural beauty, off site or on it.

It’s not only the huts that live lightly on the land – it’s the ethos of the family that run the site, too.

Please note that Shepherds Hut Jude, also listed on this website, can also be booked to accommodate for larger groups.


Sleeping Arrangements

Two adults in king sized bed - suitable for couples

Cooking facilities

Saucepan and kettle in the hut for a light supper, fire pit outside the hut for cooking, separate barbecue hut for communal use

Bathroom facilities

En-suite bathroom with hot shower, washbasin and flushing toilet

Heating & Lighting

Lighting by hurricane lamps and LED lamps, heating by wood-burning stove


Parking available on site


Wood fired hot tub and free wood supply. Fire pit, barbecue hut and forest gardens.

Pet Policy

Sorry, pets not accepted due to livestock on the site.

If you would like any help please call:

01348 830922