3.3 miles N of Ilminster
From £110 per night
Shepherd's hut with outdoor bath in Somerset: Posy is a pretty hut where no detail is too small. Immerse yourself into nature at this picture-perfect hideaway, perfectly designed for two.
This little wonder is idyllic for those looking for a truly romantic hideaway. The interiors of this cosy shepherd's hut are thoughtfully designed. There's a warming wood-burner for you to snuggle up by on a cool winter's eve, hot chocolate in hand and the double bed carefully unfolds from the wall, giving you plenty of space during the day to relax and unwind within your humble abode. The compact, but perfectly-formed shower-room completes the space within the hut.
What makes this Unique hideaway extra special is the quirky outdoor kitchen, cleverly designed to be practical for every season, with the roll down sides. Embrace cooking in nature at this spellbinding retreat. The kitchen has a camping stove with two burners and a grill, perfect for prepping an indulgent weekend brunch. There is also a fire pit barbeque with an oven compartment which can be used for cooking hearty jacket potatoes. Load them up with your favourite filling and hunker down around the dancing flames. For the wild at heart, you will love dining alfresco here, but if you do prefer to dine inside you can retreat to your small yet soulful hut. Should the weather be particularly poor then the owner is very happy to cook breakfast and/or dinner for you (for an additional cost).
The creme de la crème of this hidden haven is the outdoor wood-fired bath. Luxurious moments under the stars are a must. Pour yourself a glass of your favourite and soak away your worries. For the day dreamers of magical moments, you will fall in love with Posy from the very moment you arrive.
The friendly owners live in the nearby farmhouse and are on hand if you ever need them, but your privacy is always respected. When you arrived at your serene sanctuary you are treated to a selection of tasty treats, including fresh eggs from the friendly on-site hens. For something extra special, the owner is happy (on prior request and for an additional cost) to arrange surprises such as a food hamper, champagne, or a bouquet of country garden flowers.
Out and About
We wouldn't blame you if you chose to never leave your enchanting hideaway during your stay, however, should you feel the desire to explore then there is lots to do nearby. A short drive away is the historic village of Barrington where there are picturesque, thatched cottages, a National Trust Tudor manor house (Barrington Court) and a friendly local pub, The Barrington Boar, which serves delicious food. The local market town of Ilminster is certainly worth a visit, particularly for the Minster church that dates to 1450.
For rambling country walks, adventures seekers are spoilt for choice as Posy is excellently located to explore a number of natural beauty spots including the glorious Quantock Hills, the unspoilt Blackdown Hills and slightly further afield you'll find rugged Exmoor National Park. For cycling enthusiasts, the Somerset Levels is heaven, offering a number of routes to explore including the South Somerset Cycleway along the River Parrett to Langport. Stop for lunch at the Lamb & Lion pub in Langport with views across the Levels. The foodie heaven of Lyme Regis is under an hour's drive in the car and offers an array of restaurants and cafes, as well as a sandy beach which is a wonderful spot to sit and watch the sunset.
Open plan living-room with bedroom area.
Wood-burner. Double bed (4'6")
With shower, WC and wash-basin
Open Air Kitchen
With 2 ring gas hob and grill compartment, fridge (with ice compartment)
The lane leading to Posy is bumpy in places and may not be suitable for low slung cars. A short distance away sits RNAS Merryfield which is used for helicopter training exercises - you may on occasion hear and see helicopters as they are practicing but no flights take place over the weekend. Please ask us for more details if you would like to.
Availability, reservations and pricing: £110 - £130 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.
A non-refundable booking fee of £38 is payable per booking.
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