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Esme's Escape - Luxury Shepherd's hut

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Overview
1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
2 nights minimum
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Esme came to Haselbury Plucknett as a land girl in WW2. She fell in love, married and lived the rest of her days in the house she and her love built together. This Shepherd’s hut celebrates everything 1940’s with the added bonus of luxury that the land-girls deserved at the end of a hard day on the farm. The luxury Shepherd’s hut sits in the centre of this picturesque South Somerset village offering the perfect opportunity to combine the glamping experience with the convenience of walking a few minutes to the local pub. There are integral shower room & mains toilet facilities, soft towels & dressing gowns, a small kitchen & fridge & an incredibly comfortable bed plus many more touches that will make your stay even more special. Outside there is a covered decking area for al fresco dining...Esme came to Haselbury Plucknett as a land girl in WW2. She fell in love, married and lived the rest of her days in the house she and her love built together. This Shepherd’s hut celebrates everything 1940’s with the added bonus of luxury that the land-girls deserved at the end of a hard day on the farm. The luxury Shepherd’s hut sits in the centre of this picturesque South Somerset village offering the perfect opportunity to combine the glamping experience with the convenience of walking a few minutes to the local pub. There are integral shower room & mains toilet facilities, soft towels & dressing gowns, a small kitchen & fridge & an incredibly comfortable bed plus many more touches that will make your stay even more special. Outside there is a covered decking area for al fresco dining, a log fired pizza oven /BBQ and, last but by no means least, a log fired hot tub which you can book exclusive use of throughout your stay for £20, payable on arrival. More
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About the Owner
Karen M
Languages spoken:English
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:January 2018
Interaction with guests
We always welcome our guests personally, showing them the features of the accommodation, providing helpful tips and answering any questions. We then leave our guests to enjoy their stay without interruption but are on hand (next door) should we be needed.
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Reviewed 1 week ago

An amazingly cute shepherds hut. We have visited many such huts over the last few years and this is definitely one of the best (if not the best!) We booked direct and got a bottle of cake, , supplies for breakfast on the first morning...More

Date of stay: November 2019
Thank kevsue
Reviewed 14 September 2019 via mobile

Absolutely fantastic trip in a beautiful shepherds hut with great history smothered in war time trinkets. Simon and Karen were fabulous hosts and the homemade cake was such a nice touch. We have been to many places like this and this is by far the...More

Date of stay: September 2019
Thank LocoLilyo
Scenic25831256598, VR Owner at Esme's Escape - Luxury Shepherd's hut, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2019

Aw thank you so much for taking the time to post a review Lily, we’re delighted you both had such a good time.

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Reviewed 19 August 2019

Just returned home after a fantastic weekend escape in Esme. We arrived in wind and rain but the welcome we received from Karen & Simon couldn't have been warmer. There is nothing that they haven't thought of to make your stay perfect, even baking a...More

Date of stay: August 2019
Thank Fearless668128
Scenic25831256598, VR Owner at Esme's Escape - Luxury Shepherd's hut, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2019

Thank you Chris, we’re thrilled you enjoyed your stay and were able to relax. Looking forward to welcoming you back. :-)

Reviewed 13 July 2019

We have just returned ( only yesterday) from a stay at Esme's Escape, booked as a surprise for me for our 27th Wedding Anniversary. Before we arrived, my husband kept telling me on the long drive down the M5 from Derbyshire, that we were going...More

Date of stay: July 2019
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Scenic25831256598, VR Owner at Esme's Escape - Luxury Shepherd's hut, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2019

Thank you for such a wonderful review. We’re absolutely thrilled you enjoyed your luxurious and romantic stay so much and lapped up the real life love story behind Esme’s Escape.

Reviewed 29 May 2019

My girlfriend and I stayed here for the bank holiday and it was the perfect retreat from city life. Located in a picturesque village with a brilliant "foodie" pub and a short drive to the Jurassic Coast for hiking. The hut had everything you need...More

Date of stay: May 2019
Thank PHV90
Scenic25831256598, VR Owner at Esme's Escape - Luxury Shepherd's hut, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2019

Hi Phil, thank you so much for taking the time to write this review. We’re delighted you enjoyed your stay in our Shepherds Hut and look forward to welcoming you again, and hopefully your friends sometime in the future.

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
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Would you recommend this holiday rental to someone with luxurious taste?YesNoUnsure
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About the neighbourhood
Haselbury Plucknett is a pretty village featuring many houses and cottages built with the local Ham Stone. Ham Hill is a short drive from here where many locals enjoy walking. The Liberty Trail runs alongside the Shepherds Hut meaning guests can tap into this beautiful walk which meanders through neighbouring orchards and continues all the way to the Jurassic coast. Many guests enjoy a coastal walk on the Dorset coastline which is around half an hour’s drive from here.
How to get there
We are situated in South Somerset, around 2 miles from Crewkerne where there is a train station. Our guests tend to travel here by car following Google Map’s directions and using the drive alongside the Shepherds Hut to park on.
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