Say hello to ‘Dolly Blue’, a cute and comfy New Forest Shepherd’s Hut. Want an en-suite bathroom? King size bed? Home cooked breakfasts? Yes, Dolly has it all.

Dolly Blue welcome gate Quality Unearthed

Perfectly perched at the edge of the New Forest – if you been there before you’ll know how relaxing and charming it is, if you haven’t it might be time to make a visit!

Dolly Blue glamping Shepherd's Hut Quality Unearthed

Dolly is a top quality, hand built, Shepherd Hut with integral shower room and is absolutely immaculately presented! Dolly offers you a ‘glamping B&B’ rather than an ‘out in the wilds’ experience. She’s an ideal option for those who want to dip a toe in the glamping pool but not go wading into the deep end! We know that some folks get a bit spooked when they are actually out in the wilds at night, so we think this provides a great starting block.

Dolly Blue glamping Shepherd's Hut Quality Unearthed

Dolly is particularly well suited to couples celebrating special occasions and has been host to wedding nights, proposals and anniversaries. Having said that, apparently travelling businessmen have rented it for some peace and quiet, but the main allure is for couples who can make the most of a romantic break in a tranquil retreat. 

Dolly’s owner, Martine, is very particular about presentation and it shows, the whole house, garden and hut are impeccable… full cooked breakfasts are served in the conservatory and the area has absolutely loads to offer – it’s a great little abode that should be enjoyed by one and all!



The immaculate interior radiates light and style. Thoughtful decor, a vintage radio, wicker chairs and a baby Welsh Dresser (with cool-box and tea & coffee making) give Dolly Blue a quaint Doll’s-house charm. However, practicalities have not been sacrificed for looks.

A king-size bed, quality mattress and fresh linens assure a comfortable night’s sleep, whilst the immaculate integral en-suite has a hot shower, hand-basin and (flushing) loo. Fluffy towels and complimentary toiletries are also provided.

Dolly Blue garden seating area Quality Unearthed Shepherd's Hut glamping


Dolly is tucked away in a mini plot surrounded by a picket fence, rose arch and cherry tree (which was in full blossom the day we visited, stunning!). Al fresco drinks and snacks can be enjoyed on the patio right outside the Hut.

For special surprises and occasions, Champagne, flowers, chocolates, bouquets, floral arrangements, balloons and messages can be arranged directly with Martine.

Season permitting, eggs from the corn fed hens (you’ll have already sampled them if you had the cooked breakfasts!) and flowers can be bought to take home, just ask Martine when you are there.  

So, if you are looking for the best UK glamping destinations around, and Dolly appeals to you, you can find out more information on booking a stay with her here:


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