Duck's Puddle Shepherd's Hut

6.4 miles W of Bridgwater

Sleeps 2 | dog friendly

From £110 per night

Shepherd’s Hut with a hot tub in Somerset: For the travel seekers wishing for a wholesome staycation with a touch of luxury, welcome to Duck’s Puddle. Spend your days exploring the Quantock Hills, then return for a moonlit dip in the dreamy hot tub.


Welcome to your home-from-home retreat in wonderful Somerset. Settled on a farm in the Quantock Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the location couldn’t be more idyllic for a relaxing getaway. Soak up the Somerset sunshine in the enclosed garden (perfect for pooches to roam) and admire picturesque views over rolling countryside hills and magical woodlands. Unwind in the bubbling hot tub, where romantic moments await or head inside the gorgeous hut and snuggle up beside the flickering flames of the wood-burner… Duck’s Puddle is simply perfect, whatever the season.

Step Inside

With comfortable soft furnishings and a warm colour palette, your soul will feel at ease upon entering the hut. Thoughtfully designed down to the very last detail, the space has been crafted perfectly for two. You’ll find the sumptuous king-size bed snuggled to the left of the hideaway, where you are bound to drift off into a peaceful sleep, before waking to the sound of birdsong. Treat that special someone to their favourite breakfast in bed as you gaze out at your unspoilt surroundings through the lovely window at the foot of the bed. The kitchen is well equipped with everything you’ll need during your stay, including an electric cooker (2 ring hob and mini oven), Belfast sink, microwave, fridge (with ice-box), toaster and kettle. The wood-burner is a lovely feature and there’s even under floor heating for extra cosiness. You’ll find the beautifully finished shower-room to the right, where you can freshen up after a day full of adventures. This peaceful haven is sure to capture your heart from the moment you arrive.


Set in its own pretty garden, there are plenty of peaceful spots to sit and watch the natural world go by. Delve into a good read and soak up the sunshine on a glorious summer day or dine alfresco on the sweet little bridge. Have a few moments of mindfulness and practise some meditation or yoga, this really is the spot for it! As dusk settles, Duck’s Puddle becomes even more magical. As there is hardly any light pollution in this unspoilt location, gaze up at the night sky and see which constellations you can spot. Share stories around the firepit (not forgetting the toasted marshmallows) then head for a relaxing dip in the bubbling hot tub secluded beside the hut. This is where dreams become reality…


Nearby villages offer plenty of picturesque scenery and traditional pubs (The Rising Sun at West Bagborough is especially good for Sunday lunch), and there's a lovely farm shop at Bishops Lydiard so you can stock up on some delicious holiday delights. A short drive away is Taunton, Bridgwater and the medieval town of Dunster, whose winding streets are overlooked by a dramatic National Trust castle. Head up to the Quantock Hills from Duck’s Puddle… Headford Reservoir is the most idyllic spot for a picnic! Take to the wilds of Exmoor National Park and say hello to the ponies. If the seaside is calling, visit the long sandy beach at Blue Anchor Bay, or explore the stunning cliffs, rocks and fossils at Klive Beach Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Be sure to add Cheddar Gorge to your itinerary for awe-inspiring cliffs, caves and fascinating tales about our prehistoric ancestors. After a day full of adventures, return to your peaceful retreat and simply relax in nature’s paradise.


Open plan living-room with kitchen, dining and bedroom areas. Wood-burner, TV with DVD player, electric cooker (2 ring hob and mini oven), microwave, fridge (with ice-box), toaster, kettle and double bed (5').

Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin.

Extra Information

There is one other hideaway nestled on the farm; Lamb's Tale Shepherd's Hut (3246). You will also find a quirky wagon and a Scandinavian style lodge. They are independent from each other, with their own unique style and private areas to enjoy.

Please note that due to the rural location, the WiFi can be intermittent.

Availability, reservations and pricing: £110 - £150 per night

Bed linen and towels are included in the price. There are no extra charges for cots or high chairs where they are listed in the property description on the website.

There is a charge of £38 per pet per week or short break.

A non-refundable booking fee of £35.00 is payable per booking.

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