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Holiday with a difference
Are you tired of the same old thing? This shepherds hut HASN'T got a colour TV, hairdryer, telephone or DVD player, but what it HAS got is something that cannot be quantified.
When you wake up in the morning, having had the most beautiful sleep on the ultra comfortable bed, all you can see is a rolling meadow running down to the River Cherwell. You can listen to the buzzards calling while they soar above, having heard nothing but owls hooting during the night. Just you and nature - nothing else.
Walk along the river to the local pub serving home cooked food. Enjoy a nightcap by the camp fire before retiring to the divinely comfortable bed....
No neighbours, no noise, just complete peace and tranquility - a chance to recharge your batteries and have that little bit of adventure that the soul craves for.....
Both shepherd huts are completely seperate and unique in that you are the ONLY guests - no shared kitchens or bathrooms here - just complete privacy.
FABULOUS walks include the Millenium Way, The Jurassic Way, the Battlefields walk and The Macmillan Way.
Really cosy in the winter with fire pit, log burner or electric heaters and VERY warm duvet.

Prices for Blackgrounds Shepherd hut and Stable Shepherd hut

October 31st - !st April 85 per night, 65 if more than one night.
April - October 90 per night, 75 if more than one night
These prices include all linen, unlimited wood, and electricity.
Tea, coffee, milk, sugar and cereals provided, Full breakfast 10 extra. Please request 24 hours before.
Peak times - Christmas/New Year/ Easter - 95 per night. Minimum stay 2 nights for peak periods.
Stable Shepherd hut is more suitable for dogs and families as it has an extra room, a dog proof garden and you can park right outside.
Blackgrounds Shepherd hut is more remote and not as accessible in wet weatther. The car has to be parked 200 yards away.
In both huts There is an 'African hut' style bathroom with a high powered gas fired shower and an eco loo, with full running hot and cold water. Camp fire and plenty of wood is available.

There is a barbeque or a George Foreman grill in the hut, or walk along the river to the local pub for home cooked food and a glass of wine.

Blackgrounds Farm Shepherd hut has a picnic table by the river for your exclusive use, Pack a picnic, have a swim (no cossies needed!) and just enjoy.............

Stable Shepherd hut has it's own private raised verandah with a picnic table overlooking stunning views. Perfect for that glass of wine...

18/08/13 - NEWSFLASH - We have just had our first proposal in the shepherds hut!! Congratulations to David and Karen from Croydon.

18/03/14 - ANOTHER ONE!! Congratulations to David who proposed to Nicola AND she said YES!!

12/04/14 - NUMBER THREE!! Richard from Farnham popped the question to Niki and got the answer he was hoping for! CONGRATULATIONS to them both.

"Just a quick message to say thank you so very much for a wonderful weekend!
David and I had an amazing time in the Shepherds Hut - what a quaint space! We loved everything about it, from the fairy lights over the bed to the fabulous breakfast provided us (the eggs and bacon were amazing!). And the countryside was delightful, it was the perfect setting for a wonderful proposal!
Thank you again - we can't wait to come again :)

Nicola and David (Gosport, Hamps)

"Just writing to say how wonderful our stay was in the Shepherds Hut on Saturday evening.
Thank you for all your help and for everything that was available to us, we couldn't have wanted anything more.
Very lucky to have stumbled across this lovely gem, we shall certainly recommend it."
Jennie and James, (London)

"Hi, just to say we had the most wonderful relaxing break with you, only down side was it was too short! .We thought everything was just perfect and hope to return for another recharge. Could you arrange piggies to visit next time?! Many thanks"
from Jane and Pete (Manchester)

"We are back now and looking at all the photos to remind us of our wonderful stay. - What a beautiful little treasured spot.
We had such a nice walk in the evening sunshine past Edgcote House and then a glass of wine in The Griffin. This morning we loved walking in the mist and then watching the sun come up.
The shower was fantastic and a whole new experience being semi-outdoors. We walked down to the river and watched hares running, which was brilliant. So as you can tell we loved every minute and will definitely be back very soon" P & J Ellis (Milton Keynes)

Just wanted to write and say thank you for the weekend. Your Shepherds Hut was the best place we have ever stayed, absolutely amazing. We've never spent a weekend doing so little, but enjoying the place we are staying in so much.
Thank you
Scot & Kay (Herts)

"As you know it was our wedding night which we spent in your shepherd hut - It couldn't have been better and we have memories that will stay with us forever. The champagne and candles were a lovely touch. Thank you so much for making it so special"
Hamish and Sarah (Northants)

What a fabulous place - so idyllic. A wonderful way to start our holidays. Completely destressed! Thank you so much for your hospitality. We'll be booking again very soon. Ashley and Richard Hamps

I know we told you that we were going to tell everyone on trip advisor about your Shepherds hut. It was SO wonderful that we have changed our minds as we don't want anyone else to know about it! Sorry!! We will be back very soon... Sonya and Daniel. Kettering, Northants.

Hi Pauline,

I just wanted to email to say what a brilliant time we had last night at the Shepherd hut. You have a wonderful location, we loved the welcome from the dogs, ducks and chickens! The horses cantered up to us (only a little disappointed that we didn't have food for them!) and one of the pigs visited in the morning! The hut is lovely, you seem to have thought of everything and it has some beautiful touches. We thoroughly enjoyed the breakfast hamper this morning and cooked it up on the gas BBQ. It was a great stay and we hope we can get to visit again.

Thanks again,

Kat (Rainhill, Merseyside)

For those less adventurous, but who would still like to take a break in the stunning Oxfordshire countryside we have a self catering cottage that can sleep 3/4. It is BRAND NEW for the 2014 season. Contact Pauline on 07970770236 for availability and prices.


The booking will be confirmed once a valid credit card number has been given. Please note that the payment will show up on your credit card invoice as Velvet Energy UK Ltd


In the event of a cancellation the total cost is payable.

Any cancellation made by the client for whatever reason shall be in writing and addressed to the address on the website. On receipt of the notice of cancellation we will will seek to re-let the property for the period of booking. If a re-letting is achieved a full refund will be given.

Damages - Breakages or Damage

The client is required to inform the owner of any damage or breakage in or around the property promptly so that it can be repaired and replaced for the next client.

The client is bound to reimburse the owners for replacement, repair or extra cleaning costs where reasonably demanded by the owners for damage caused by the client.

When conditions are not suitable for Blackgrounds farm shepherd hut (too muddy or frozen) then the client will be offered stable shepherd hut which is more accessible.

All Rooms Have:
  • Tea and Coffee making facilities
  • Instant gas fired shower
  • NO light pollution
  • NO neighbours
  • NO traffic noise
  • Romantic 'naked flame'
  • The sound of birdsong
    Other Facilities:
  • Garden for Guest Use
  • On Site Parking
  • Breakfast Available
  • Drying Facilities
  • Dogs Welcome
  • Cyclists Welcome
  • Barbeque area
  • Eco loo
  • Fire pit
  • Fridge
  • gas fired barbeque
  • George Foreman Grill
  • Matilda the pig!
  • NO neighbours
  • Plenty of wildlife
  • Private orchard
  • Stabling available
  • Swimming in the river
  • Tea and Coffee
  • tent area for children

  • Payment Cards Accepted: Visa, Mastercard, Switch/Delta, Maestro

    Blackgrounds Farm Shepherd Hut
    Telephone: 01295 660066
    email: info@shepherdhutholiday.co.uk
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