A holiday that can recharge your batteries in two days flat(?). Peace and quiet are the bywords here. Our home was the new ‘Shepherd’s Hideaway’ about 150 yards down the lane from the Kings Pitts Farm, Kingsthorne. This is a seriously well equipped shepherd’s hut in its own ‘dog proof’ paddock. Parking is off road behind gates just a short walk away. Below, fields and woods spread out with mountains in the distance. The only noise was that of sheep, assorted wildlife and the occasional tractor.
The hut is of a traditional style. There are four steep steps to the ‘front (stable) door’ but this is supported by a hand rail. If steps are a problem then maybe this is not for you. Once in it’s oh so cosy. There is a double bed, a cooking area with oven, two burner stove, sink and fridge. At the other end is the bathroom with a toilet, sink and shower. Also, there is a wood burning stove but just boiling a kettle leaves the hut toasty. Our hosts left us a basket containing; wine, bread, butter, jams and eggs from the farm chickens. All the essential food groups…very welcome.