Littlestock Shepherds Hut

Shipton-under-Wychwood, near Burford
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At a glance

Beautifully presented family friendly holiday home in the Cotswolds

Sleeps Sleeps 2
Bedrooms Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms Bathrooms 1
BBQ BBQ
Garden Garden
Family friendly Family friendly
Fireplace/Wood Burner/Flame Effect Stove Fireplace/Wood Burner/Flame Effect Stove
Non-smoking Non-smoking
Off street parking Off street parking
Pub nearby Pub nearby
Shop nearby Shop nearby
Village Village
WiFi WiFi

Overview

**This property is new to our portfolio and will soon be ready to take bookings. If you’d like further information, please do get in touch with our StayCotswold Bookings team**

Littlestock Shepherd’s Hut is a picture-perfect retreat which sleeps two guests, in an open-plan living area, with a shower room. Nestled within a tranquil meadow, this beautifully presented bolthole features a comfy double bed, a cosy wood burning stove and a compact mini kitchen, which provides space to rustle up brunch that you can enjoy in the private outside sitting area, which looks out across the idyllic Cotswold countryside and beyond. Littlestock Shepherd's Hut is a truly romantic hideaway, all you need to do is decide who is coming with you.

Accommodation
This one bedroom hut in Shipton-under-Wychwood is perfect for a romantic getaway in the heart of the countryside. Steps lead up to the shepherd's hut, and then the single storey accommodation is laid out as follows:

Living area (Sleeps 2)
Country views, wood burner, double bed, storage space behind the bed for clothing and beneath the bed for bags, wall hooks, electric mini cooker with oven/grill and two hobs, mini fridge, kettle, toaster, dining table with two chairs and a small selection of books

Shower room
Walk in shower, loo and basin

Outside
The shepherd's hut is located within a tranquil enclosed meadow with a mowed grass area directly outside the hut, home to small rattan sofa, parasol, foot stool, two chairs and a small table, plus a firepit.

Floor Plan Littlestock Shepherds Hut Floor Plan

The Finer Details

  • Bed linen and towels are provided 
  • Off street parking is available for 1 car and additional on street parking is available close by
  • 1 highchair is available on request 
  • Travel cots are not provided, so guests will need to bring these with them
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi is not available at the property but a 3G connection is attainable via most mobile networks
  • Mobile phone reception is usually good
  • There is no TV at the property
  • Enclosed meadow
  • Firepit (charcoal and wood are provided. Guests are responsible for cleaning firepit after use)
  • The firepit is provided at the discretion of the owner. Due to the long grass in the meadow, the firepit will not be provided in dry or windy weather 
  • Neither the firepit nor the stove should be left alight when the guests are not in residence
  • There is no central heating at the property, however an electric heater is provided in cold weather to complement the wood-burner
  • Starter supply of wood provided for the wood burning stove
  • Throughout the year, the meadow is periodically home to local sheep which graze on the grass. An electric fence is active at the bottom of the meadow when the sheep are in residence
  • This property is not connected to the mains water supply, water is therefore provided via a well, with the drinking water filtered and UV sterilised. Bottled water is provided, if preferred
  • This property has a biodigester and no product other than toilet paper should be flushed down the loo at any time
  • Deep-fat frying is not permitted since this is the most common cause of kitchen fire
  • Steps lead up to the property with a hand-rail and step grip surface
  • The smoke and CO detectors operate on a sound only basis and, therefore, those who have serious impairment of hearing may not be able to hear the alarm systems and could be at risk
  • No smoking, vaping, candles or nightlights are permitted throughout the property
Things to Note...
  • The maximum occupancy for this property is 2 guests. Infants do not count towards the occupancy figure, however, due to space restrictions the occupancy can only be exceeded by 1 additional infant
  • Events are not permitted without prior consent
  • A security deposit is required at this property
  • Check in is from 17:00 and check out is by 11:00
  • Littlestock Shepherd’s Hut has a lovely private outdoor space for guests to enjoy and it is important to the owners that guests are courteous and considerate towards the neighbouring properties. We politely request that guests do not disturb the neighbours and that loud music is not played outside
  • Littlestock Shepherd’s Hut is a self-contained property in the grounds where the owners live
  • Guests can use the telephone at the owner’s home for emergency calls
  • Guests are welcome to fish in season if you have a rod licence, and follow the byelaws for the South East Region: www.gov.uk/guidance/regional-rod-fishing-byelaws-south-east-region
Security Deposit

A security deposit of £150 is required for bookings at this property. This amount will be pre-authorised on your credit card 7 days prior to your arrival date, providing no damage is reported the pre-authorisation will be released 5 days after your departure. For the avoidance of doubt, guests are requested to leave the property in a reasonable condition, consistent with the property's appearance upon arrival.

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Booking & Payment

StayCotswold is a marketing agent and therefore does not own any of the cottages listed on our website. In terms of cleaning and maintenance, the properties within our portfolio are managed by a third party property manager or the property owner – your pre-arrival email will contain confirmation and contact details for the person managing your property. Bookings made via us form a legal agreement directly between you and the property owner.

For bookings commencing more than 8 weeks in advance, a 30% non-refundable deposit is required to confirm the booking. The balance payment is then due 8 weeks prior to arrival.

All payments are made subject to the cancellation policy set out in the standard Booking Conditions.

Location Information

Littlestock Shepherd’s Hut is located in the picturesque village of Shipton-under-Wychwood, which forms of part of The Wychwoods, with a fabulous selection of gastropubs on your doorstep. Enjoy a visit to The Lamb in Shipton-under-Wychwood, The Hare in Milton-under-Wychwood or The Swan in Ascott-under-Wychwood. There are many footpaths on its doorstep including The Oxfordshire Way, which runs past Littlestock Shepherd’s Hut and is simply wonderful when bluebells are out!
For your shopping essentials, there is a local Co-op in Milton-under-Wychwood.
Shipton-under-Wychwood sits in the heart of the North Cotswolds and is perfectly placed for visiting the much loved towns of Stow-on-the-Wold, Cirencester, Bourton-on-the-Water and Kingham, as well as popular attractions including the Cotswold Wildlife Park, a great day out for all the family including four-legged companions, Birdland Park and Gardens and Asthall Manor.

Why not head to The Wychwood Wildlife Garden in for fantastic walk through its 12.5 acres of avenues, woods and ponds much of which was laid out in the 1860's and is home to wild life and many breeds of ducks and birds!
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