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Monkwood Shepherds Hut


Monkwood Shepherds Hut (Ockeridge Rural Retreats)


Worcestershire, England - View map
Ref: 7609

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

No Dogs

No Wifi

Stay here from £159 per night.

***Any day arrival - Minimum 2-night stay***  

*** 1-night stays available Sep - June (Mon - Thurs only), please call to book ***

A Luxury romantic retreat set in the Heart of the Worcestershire Countryside. quoted as one of the top 10 Glamping sites in the UK by the Guardian newspaper.

Monkwood is a lovingly crafted shepherd’s hut for couples, offering a luxury hideaway for special short breaks. Wake up in your king-sized double bed, light the wood-burning stove and relax over breakfast in the comfortable high-quality interior. The superb luxury bathroom with a roll-top copper bathtub is truly indulgent, just the place to have a long chill out soak after a day exploring the nearby ancient woodlands, local towns, and villages.

Monkwood really does offer a unique and memorable glamping experience. in a tucked-away location, boasting magnificent views of the surrounding open countryside. You may observe the horses grazing in the nearby paddocks from the comfort of your kitchen window. The owners are firm believers in the power of the “now”; therefore, there is no wi-fi on site.

Whether you are celebrating a honeymoon, anniversary, birthday, or another special occasion, or if you just wish to spend some quality time together; escape from all the pressures of daily life and reconnect with your other half at this romantic couples’ hideaway. You'll find an enchanting wilderness on your doorstep, with pockets of ancient woodland, simply brimming with an abundance of native wildlife including deer, owls, and even a butterfly sanctuary. Pure glamping bliss.

Don’t leave without gazing upon the stars in this stunning dark sky area. If you see a shooting star, be sure to make a wish!

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  • Sleeping arrangements

    Sleeps 2 in a king-sized bed

  • Bathroom Facilities

    Inside the hut - ensuite bathroom with bath , WC and washbasin

  • Cooking Facilities

    Fully integrated kitchen with quartz countertop and Belfast sink.

  • Internet Access

    There is no internet access in this property.

  • Heating and Lighting

    Fully inclusive of heating, fuel, and electricity. All mod cons.

  • Child Policy

    No

  • Pets Policy

    No Pets

  • Grounds and Nearby

    Monkwood is on the same site as 4 other huts, all with their own private facilities, but they are quite close together. The site is next to a stable, so horses close.

  • Parking Information

    Ample parking next to the hut

  • Arrival Times

    Check in from 17:30 and check out by 09:30

    These are recommended check-in/out times to allow Covid-19 sanitisation, earlier/later times may be available by request with the owner
  • Public Transport

    Worcester 6 miles

Cosy up in this comfortable, eco-friendly hut, clad in natural Douglas Fir and sturdy Oak, with the added comfort of snuggly lamb’s wool insulation. The exposed Oak roof beams give this accommodation a rustic and classic feel, with the modern furnishings adding character and style. Warm your toes in front of the traditional log burner, before cooking a romantic meal for two in the fully integrated kitchen with quartz countertop and Belfast sink. You can choose to sit at the snug dining table with quirky bench seating or settle down on the sofa for a more casual affair.

Slide open the wooden doors to reveal your own private bathroom – complete with WC, washbasin with illuminated mirror, and a stunning handmade luxury bathtub. Hop into the show-stopping William Holland roll top copper bath for a relaxing soak together at the end of a long day, before snuggling down in your comfy king-sized bed; nestled in a snug, intimate corner of the hut. The bedroom contains ample storage space and an integrated TV with a folding wall bracket, allowing you to catch up on all your favourite shows from the comfort of your own bed.

Explore the city of Worcester

Worcester is a beautiful Cathedral and University City with a fascinating history of the industry, a wealth of interesting architecture, top-class sports teams and venues, an unrivalled selection of high street names and independent boutiques and a vibrant programme of events. So whether visiting with friends, a family –young or old, there really is something for everyone. The city is best known for its magnificent Cathedral but is also famous for the world-renowned Worcester Porcelain, the piquant Worcestershire Sauce and the most picturesque cricket ground in the country. Explore The Commandery to learn about our important role in the English Civil War. See a contemporary exhibition at the City Art Gallery and admire the half-timbered buildings in Friar Street. These include Greyfriars’ House & Garden and the 500-year-old Tudor House. If you prefer to join a guided tour around the city, walks are available every day, morning and evening, from the Guildhall which in its own right is a truly beautiful building dating back to 1721.

Food & Drink

The nearest pub is the Holt Fleet 2½ miles away on the edge of the River Severn. The Crown inn Hallow (5 miles), is a strikingly modern, gastropub and can be walked to via country lanes allowing you to really explore the area.

Tewkesbury Abbey

The Abbey Church of St Mary the Virgin, Tewkesbury, (commonly known as Tewkesbury Abbey), in the English county of Gloucestershire, is the second-largest parish church in the country and a former Benedictine monastery. It is one of the finest examples of Norman architecture in Britain and has probably the largest Romanesque crossing tower in Europe. The Malvern Hills are a range of hills in the English counties of Worcestershire, Herefordshire and a small area of northern Gloucestershire, dominating the surrounding countryside and the towns and villages of the district of Malvern. The highest summit of the hills affords a panorama of the Severn valley with the hills of Herefordshire and the Welsh mountains, parts of thirteen counties, the Bristol Channel, and the cathedrals of Worcester, Gloucester and Hereford. Witley Court was once of the great country houses of England, reaching its peak in the Victorian period when it was the setting for extravagant parties and royal entertainments. After a devastating fire in 1937, however, it became one of the country’s most spectacular ruins. It is still possible to gain a sense of the opulence and scale of the 19th-century interiors, as well as to see the earlier layers of the building’s history laid bare by the fire.

Walk the Malvern Hills

The Malvern Hills are a range of hills in the English counties of Worcestershire, Herefordshire and a small area of northern Gloucestershire, dominating the surrounding countryside and the towns and villages of the district of Malvern. The highest summit of the hills affords a panorama of the Severn valley with the hills of Herefordshire and the Welsh mountains, parts of thirteen counties, the Bristol Channel, and the cathedrals of Worcester, Gloucester and Hereford.

Thrill Seekers

Shelsley Walsh Speed Hill Climb is a Hillclimb in Shelsley Walsh, Worcestershire, England, organised by the Midland Automobile Club (MAC). It is one of the oldest motorsport events in the world and is in fact the oldest to have been staged continuously (wartime excepted) on its original course, first having been run in 1905. On that first occasion, the course was 992 yards (907 m) in length, but in 1907 it was standardised at 1000 yards (914 m), the length it remains today.

West Midland Safari Park

West Midland Safari Park is home to some of the world’s most beautiful and endangered exotic animal species. Safari Drive-Through, theme park and more.

Severn Valley Steam Railway

The Severn Valley Railway is a full-size standard-gauge railway line, running regular, mainly steam-hauled, passenger trains between Kidderminster in Worcestershire and Bridgnorth in Shropshire, a distance of approximately sixteen miles. A remarkable feature of the Railway is that it is very largely run by unpaid volunteers, with a paid staff of around 70 people responsible for administration and commercial activities, plus regular track and rolling stock maintenance.

Morgan Motor Company

For over 100 years the Morgan Motor Company have been making exciting sports cars in the beautiful spa town of Malvern. Morgan cars are famous the world over for their unique blend of charisma, quality materials, craftsmanship and performance. Equally at home on the race track or the open road, there is nothing quite like a Morgan. Experience the passion for yourself with a factory tour, trip to our on-site museum, or with a weekend sports car hire.

Pony Rides

Just a short walk down the country lane will find you at Pampered Ponies a delightful facility. At Pampered ponies they aim to provide pony riding, fun and interaction to a high standard, maximising health and safety. Ensuring your child feels safe and confident around these beautiful animals, but most of all has FUN! Advanced booking required.

Bewdley Riverside town

Bewdley, situated in the Wyre Forest District and described as the most perfect small Georgian town in Worcestershire. Located on the River Severn, its name says it all - from the French words Beau Lieu - “beautiful place”. Bewdley is a popular town with both visitors and its residents. Within the town there is a lot to see including its river walks, museum, churches, beautiful gardens, not to mention well over 20 pubs, takeaways and restaurants. Bewdley has major events running throughout the year, ranging from Spring/Easter and Harvest Fairs through to its regattas and the annual Bewdley Festival. We also have two market days in the town on the first and third Sunday in the month. But there is a lot more than just the town to see. Bewdley is the ideal location to stay and visit: The Severn Valley Railway (Bewdley station, 10 mins walk from town centre) West Midlands Safari Park (1.5 miles from the town centre) The Wyre Forest (2 miles from town centre) Bewdley Museum (town centre)

GO APE

One of the largest semi-natural woodlands in the UK, Wyre Forest is a haven for wild animals and even wilder adventures. Reaching new heights atop our giant Douglas Firs, you’ll climb, swing and zip your way through the treetops. Try to keep steady and put your best foot forward on our tough Stepping Stones. One of our most challenging obstacles, you’ll make your way across swaying wooden planks – suspended 14 metres in the air!

Walking and bike hire

Discover Wyre Forest. Wyre Forest offers a great day outdoors with activities to suit all. Enjoy our 3 waymarked walking trails, the family cycle route, bike hire, horse trails, Go Ape, play area and onsite café, all set in an ever-changing window on nature in this breath-taking setting. The forest encompasses a vast area of natural beauty and no two visits will be the same as the season's turn. We have a wide variety of events on offer including a weekly Parkrun, Health Walks, Toddler Forest Fun and monthly Family Forest adventures, as well as lots of one-off events.

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