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The Shepherds Hut at Bridge Lake Farm & Fishery

(Ref. 1094449)

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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Electric vehicle charging
  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Broadband / WiFi

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51 Customer Reviews

  • "Everywhere was super clean and the Shepherds Hut was so lovely."

    Would definitely come again.

    Reviewed by Abbie5.0Jun 2024

  • "We have been to the same location a number of times now."

    It is idyllic, peaceful and remote. It is our home from home and Brendan is friendly and welcoming.

    Reviewed by Collin5.0May 2024

  • "Had a fabulous relaxing stay in the Shepherd's Hut."

    Was so peaceful and lots of nature around. The fishing was good but no big carp was caught. The hot tub was fabulous and the whole place was just idyllic for a break away. We will certainly return. Brendan and his team were all very helpful. Only one small suggestion my husband would make is to have maybe have an outside small storage box of some kind, to store his fishing tackle and bait, away from the hungry wildlife.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0May 2024

  • "We had a lovely 2 night stay in the Shepherd's Hut." was so peaceful and had everything we needed to relax and unwind for the weekend! The hot tub and firepit made it for us with stunning views. Brendan was very friendly and helpful and we got to meet the lovely alpacas close by....the George and Dragon pub a short walk away was also a highlight. Definitely recommend a stay here....we will be back!

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0May 2024

  • "Just returned from a 4 night break in The Shepherds Hut, WOW!"

    !! What an incredible place, so peaceful, so immaculate inside the accommodation & everywhere on the site & the owner, Brendan, was so helpful, as well as being a truly great guy. Would have no hesitation in recommending this place to anyone.

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Apr 2024

  • "We had a lovely weekend at Bridge Lake Farm, cosy and clean in beautiful surroundings"

    Reviewed by Eleanor5.0Mar 2024

  • "We really enjoyed our stay in the Shepherds hut everything was perfect and the hot tub was fab."

    Would definitely book another stay.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Mar 2024

  • "Exceeded our expectations for our short break."

    Brendan was very helpful and could not do enough for us. Will look at returning at some point in the future for definite! John and Linette Scott

    Reviewed by John5.0Mar 2024

  • "Absolutely lovely and remote little retreat with all you need for a quiet time away."

    Couldn’t ask for much more as it has what you need for your time away and with great hosts.

    Reviewed by Archie5.0Nov 2023

  • "We had a two night stay in the Shepherds Hut for my birthday this weekend."

    We wanted peace, beautiful surroundings, privacy and romance and they had it all and then some. The owner was waiting on arrival to drive us and our luggage to our hut door where he showed us how to operate the underfloor heating, freshwater hot tub and generally settle us in. The grounds are exquisite and the Shepherds Hut especially as it comes with its own mini lake full of fish. There are some excellent walks, lovely local pub and the option to walk Alpaca around the lakes. The hut is well maintained, equipped with basic needs and very clean with towels and towelling gowns that were perfect when getting out of the hot tub. Only gripe is the mattress is very very hard and uncomfortable however this is just a personal preference. All in all we had a truly wonderful stay and would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Vanessa4.4Nov 2023

  • "Thank you very much for a great week away."

    The hut exceeding our expectations and we would definitely like to return for an another relaxing week.

    Thank you for leaving this review, it would be lovely to have you stay with us again at The Shepherds Hut. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Sep 2023

  • "WOW , what a super idyllic place to have spent 4 days, it does what it says on the tin, we came back fully chilled and relaxed , all private cabins , not over looked other than your food you don't need to take anything else Brendan the owner cannot do enough for you & made us feel very welcome."

    100% recommend you to go and stay.

    I really appreciate you taking the time to mention the personal efforts gone towards making your stay even more enjoyable. Thank you for your feedback and it would be lovely to have you stay again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Sep 2023

  • "We loved our stay at Bridge Lake Farm and Fishery."

    The setting is beautiful, the accommodation is comfortable, with everything you need for a relaxing break. Thank you, we will definitely be back.

    A great thanks for you leaving this wonderful account of your stay, your feedback is highly valued. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jan5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had an amazing stay at the shepards hut, there was nothing I could pick fault with at all."

    Brendan was a great host, he really knew what he was doing. As a young couple we were treated like anyone else which I thought was really nice, we will 100% be looking to come back, I would highly recommend bridge lake farm and fishery to anyone for a peaceful break, you won’t find anywhere else like this in the area.

    Reviewed by Dylan5.0Aug 2023

  • "Lovely two night stay in the Shepherds Hut, the 5pm check in was a little disappointing as we were eager to start our break, but headed to Bicester for some retail therapy and received a message about 2pm to advise we could check in early, met by great host and golf buggyed with our luggage to our Shepherds Hut, fantastic accommodation with every you need or want for short stays, attention to detail was second to none, only criticism was bed , not comfortable and flat pillows, but this is personal preference and sure others would be happy, the grounds and accommodation were well maintained, and the wood fire hot tub was like taking a bath, bliss."

    The views second to none Will definitely return and try another accommodation Highly recommend this place for a short break, in beautiful surroundings and high quality accommodation

    Reviewed by Donna4.7Aug 2023

  • "Lovely place to stay, quiet and well kept surroundings."

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Aug 2023

  • "We spent an amazing 3 nights break in the Shepards Hut."

    The place is simply amazing, great scenary and high attention to detail making everything comfortable, the hot tub perfect for relaxation. The owner easy to reach and ready to help.

    Reviewed by Claudia5.0Jul 2023

  • "Had a fantastic stay ,was hard to leave the idyllic surroundings."

    Everything was so well looked after, and every need was catered for. What a beautiful place in todays hectic world . Thank you Brendon for a wonderful holiday.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had such a relaxing time away, we cannot wait to revisit."

    Everywhere is clean and well maintained and the setting is so peaceful. Would definatley recommended!!

    Reviewed by Darren5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had an amazing time!"

    The hut was so nice and the location was great. Thank you for all your help during our stay, we would definitely visit again!

    Reviewed by Dominic5.0Jun 2023

  • "Had a wonderful 2 nights here staying in the Shepherds Hut."

    The whole site is so well presented and clean. Brendan was there to greet us and help with our bags. Received a message earlier on our check in date asking if we would like the hot tub pre-heated which was lovely as it was ready for our arrival. Such a relaxing and peaceful place to stay and would definitely recommend to others and would love to stay again. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Eleanor5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely relaxing break."

    Owners provided everything needed and are available if you need them. Missing not fun already! Would definitely recommended and would go again. Heather and Dave

    Hi Heather thank you for such lovely feedback! We are very pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and managed to relax and enjoy the tranquility of the area. We hope to see you both again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Heather5.0May 2023

  • "The perfect weekend."

    Couldn’t recommend here enough. Beautiful views, peaceful and lovely wildlife. Brendan was helpful and a perfect host. We will definitely be back. Found a fantastic local pub in the next village along too (The New Inn)

    Hi Sally, thank you for such a lovely review. We're very pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you both again soon! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Apr 2023

  • "WOW! What an idyllic setting in a beautiful peaceful place."

    This hidden gem transports you away from the hustle and bustle of daily life and really is a haven if you want some peace and privacy in a lovely tranquil environment. If you want to get away or your own or with your other half, the best part about this place is that it is childfree and pet free with all the extra creature comforts to give your stay a bit of luxury under one roof. Booking was a breeze and the owners are excellent at communication and giving you info on the best amenities in the local area. The hot tub was a real treat and the beds and pillows were sumptuous. Everything was spotlessly clean and we couldn’t have asked for more. Five stars all round from us!

    Hi Katarzyna Thank you for taking the time to leave such a lovely review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again soon! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Katarzyna5.0Apr 2023

  • "Very welcoming stay, and good communication before and after the holiday, the lodge was ready on arrival,"

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Mar 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay, Brendan was an excellent and most helpful host who always replied immediately, even on a Sunday afternoon."

    The hut was exactly as advertised and had everything that is needed for a relaxing holiday. Beautiful sunset by the lake with barbecue, followed by a splash in the wood-fired hot-tub. All in all Bridge Lake Farm is run both professionally and with a personal touch, I would definitely recommend it to everyone who wants to get away from the noise of the city.

    Reviewed by Krisztian5.0Mar 2023

  • "Lovely place to relax, great walks too."

    Service was amazing, they asked if we wanted the hot tub ready for our arrival. Well equipped kitchen and appliances. We will definitely go back! Thank you!

    Reviewed by Catalina5.0Dec 2022

  • "We couldn’t fault the place!"

    Thank you for such a lovely stay. We will definitely be back!

    Reviewed by Frankie4.7Dec 2022

  • "Absolutely amazing stay."

    The shepherd hut was immaculate. The location was stunning. Lovely nearby pub, walks and just so peaceful. Fully recommend this to anyone wanting an escape and to relax and unwind!

    Reviewed by Annabel5.0Dec 2022

  • "Absolutely amazing place to stay!"

    Amazing facilities, beautiful scenery and surroundings. Really friendly staff, always happy to help. Would 100% love to go here again and my partner is already looking to go again in the future!

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Oct 2022

  • "Absolutely stunning, fell in love with the place and definitely didn't want to leave"

    Reviewed by Katie4.7Oct 2022

  • "Beautiful hut, just big enough for 2 people."

    Everything you need is in the hut. Loved the hot tub and our own little pond!

    Reviewed by Josh4.7Sep 2022

  • "Myself and my partner have stayed at the Stepherds Hut at Bridge Lake Farm & Fishery from Friday until Sunday."

    We wanted a relaxing stay and that is exactly what we got. From when we arrived to when we left, Brandon ( owner ) was very helpful, welcoming and a great host. Anything that we needed or asked for he was there within minutes. The lodge was absolutely beautiful, great facilities and cleanliness. Overlooking the lake, very peaceful and quiet area. Hot tub was easy to use and easy to set up. We loved everything about our stay and we will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by Sabina5.0Sep 2022

  • "This was the most perfect destination, location and holiday."

    Brendan was a lovely host, very courteous and helpful, nothing was too much trouble. The hot tub was fantastic - the fire pit was splendid. The hut was compact and neat, everything there that you could need. Local pub 'George and Dragon' is lovely, closed on monday and sandwiches only Tuesday but hot food for rest of the week - a simple menu but delicious. Great surrounding towns and countryside - all in all a superb holiday and one most definately to be repeated.

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Sep 2022

  • "Absolutely stunning location, Brendan really nice guy great host, look forward to seeing how it will look after he has more time to finish his improvements."

    Would definitely book again

    Reviewed by Stevie3.8Aug 2022

  • "Amazing place and staff definitely coming back again"

    Reviewed by Don5.0Aug 2022

  • "Recently returned from a wonderful stay here."

    We were greeted by Brendan who helped us with our luggage, informed us of everything we needed to know and was only a call away if we needed anything. We booked 2 nights wishing we had booked for longer it was amazing, so peaceful. Had a lovely day out beforehand shopping at Bicester Village, lunch at the local pub which is just 5 mins away. Will definitely be coming back next year!

    Reviewed by Nicky5.0Aug 2022

  • "This is the best place ever to go if you want to just unwind and relax."

    Everything was perfect from the start. Brendan our host was welcoming and he was there for you just a call away. You didn't have to want for anything. 10/10 would recommend to everyone. Just so peaceful. Will be coming back next year.

    Reviewed by Aiden5.0Jul 2022

  • "This property is beautiful."

    Brendan met us on our arrival and took us down with our luggage he couldn’t of been more helpful.The property is in a lovely location very peaceful and private and kitted out with everything we needed . Will definitely be coming back .

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Jul 2022

  • "Me and my partner absolutely loved the weekend we spent!"

    Staff very friendly and helpful! Would recommend this place as it’s so amazing!

    Reviewed by James5.0May 2022

  • "My husband and I recently celebrated our honeymoon here for 2 nights and stayed in the Shepherds Hut."

    From before we arrived to our departure we had the most amazing experience, Brendan was the friendliest and welcoming host and went above and beyond to make sure we were comfortable and happy. The views are stunning, the atmosphere is peaceful and tranquil with the constant sound of nature surrounding us. All of the facilities were amazing, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will definitely be back again and again!!

    Reviewed by Danielle5.0May 2022

  • "The location was idyllic for us."

    The silence only broken by the sound nature. We just sat and watched wildlife take its course. Better than any TV programme. We may be back :O)

    Reviewed by Collin4.4May 2022

  • "The lodge was amazing so peaceful and perfect to escape too."

    We were here for 6 days and would of happily stayed for longer. The guy that owns it was so helpful and friendly. Will definitely be returning as soon as we can. Banbury is only 10 minutes away and is a lovely town with everything you need. If you need a couples get away I couldn't think of anywhere better to be honest.

    Reviewed by Tamara5.0Apr 2022

  • "Upon arrival we were greeted with a lovely gentlemen who helped us take all our luggage on a golf buggy down to the lodge."

    He explained the use of all the facilities and leisure near by. He was always one call away and never failed to help. Hot tub and bbq was easy to set up and maintain alone and any additional wood can be provided for a small additional charge. All furnishings were modern and to a high spec. Beds were super comfortable with a flat screen smart tv on a flexible bracket allowing it to face the bed or sofa with great views. Kitchen was provided with all equipment (and bbq utensils) with adequate lounge space. Plenty of storage for your clothes and items. Shower is a very good pressure with controllable temperature. Great Wi-Fi signal. Quiet scenery. Amazing views. Surrounded by warm spot lights around the path and lodge. Welcome handbook had all the information Needed including local restaurants and there menus. Bus times. Use directions for hot tub. Towels/soaps/bin bags/washing up liquid/cloths/sponge and a torch if your going out at night all provided. Lots of plug sockets and USB sockets available. Great distance away from neighbouring lodges. Secluded lodge with Private lake area. Can be designed yourself to any occasions. On this occasion it was my 24th birthday. We used the hot tub/fire pit/bbq. I would like to personally thank Brendan for making our stay unforgettable for all the right reasons. We will definitely be back in the summer. 1000% recommended to everyone.

    Reviewed by Shani5.0Apr 2022

  • "Fantastic place to stay, very quiet which is different to everyday life living in a town."

    Brendan was brilliant from start to finish! Very well organised. I’d recommend a washing line or an airer, just mainly for drying towels once out the hot tub! Options for a few more pillows for sleeping.

    Reviewed by Scott4.7Apr 2022

  • "Such a beautiful place, incredibly friendly and helpful host, so modern, clean and private."

    Will definitely return and would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Leeroy5.0Apr 2022

  • "This was an amazing place I would recommend and will be coming back!"

    The staff were helpful, the facilities came to good use Wi-Fi,oven, TV, heating, fridge, the shower was lovely and powerful. The cabin was a good size for two people, and the hot tub was easy to use and was so relaxing! The view was beautiful over looking the pond and the fields in the back with it all lit up.

    Reviewed by Ollie5.0Mar 2022

  • "Amazing lodge in a fantastic location."

    A great peaceful rustic escape with all the mod cons! Host very attentive and welcoming! Would definitely return and would highly recommend! Thanks for a great stay!

    Reviewed by Rich5.0Mar 2022

  • "What a beautiful, peaceful place to stay."

    Brendan was very friendly and hospitable. I would recommend anyone to stay there. We wish we had booked to stay longer and have already discussed going back again in the near future. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Mar 2022

  • "The shepherd’s hut was a beautiful place to stay, it had everything we needed."

    The lake was so tranquil and relaxing. Although the space was small it never felt cramped. The hot tub and fire pit were great and Brendan couldn’t have been more helpful! We were also lucky enough to meet the alpaca neighbours which made our stay extra special. Definitely recommend for anyone looking to get away from it all.

    Reviewed by Kirsty5.0Mar 2022

  • "The property was cosy and very comfortable Everything needed is provided The ..."

    The property was cosy and very comfortable Everything needed is provided The host were fantastic even before arrival and the setting is amazing tye wood fire hot tubs much easier to maintain then expected lots to do around and only a short walk to the local village I would throughly recommend Me and my girlfriend had a amazing week here

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Mar 2022

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  • Nestled within the serene countryside surrounding Banbury, and with its private pontoon as a focal point, guests can enjoy picturesque views, serene walks, and a peaceful atmosphere, whether casting a line or simply unwinding by the water's edge
  • Contemporary single-storey accommodation featuring a studio-style layout with one double bed and en-suite walk-in shower, basin, and WC
  • Open-plan living space seamlessly integrating a kitchen, dining area, and sitting area for comfortable living
  • Enjoy underfloor heating throughout the property for added warmth and comfort
  • Kitchen equipped with an electric oven/microwave, two-ring electric hob, fridge with icebox, Smart TV, and WiFi for modern convenience
  • Electric included, along with a starter pack for the woodfired hot tub, bed linen, and towels
  • Off-road parking available for guests' convenience
  • Decked area with hot tub and furniture for relaxation and outdoor enjoyment
  • Guests have access to on-site fishing with a private fishing peg and a private pontoon for tranquil experiences
  • The nearest shop is 1.9 miles away, and the pub is 0.4 miles away (0.2 miles accessible on foot by footpath)
  • EV charger available on-site, chargeable via the ICS app
  • Guests can enjoy course fishing on-site, with a variety of fish species available
  • The lake's spring-fed nature ensures excellent water quality, optimal oxygen levels, and healthy fish conditions
  • Regular weed removal is conducted, and weed rakes are provided at all lodges for guest convenience
  • Please note: Pets, smoking, and children under the age of 18 are not permitted
  • Please note: The car park is approximately 250 meters from the property, and the path leading to the property may be unsuitable for those with limited mobility

The property

Settled on the beautiful Bridge Lake Farm & Fishery, overlooking a peaceful pond, is this romantic, wooden lodge, The Shepherds Hut at Bridge Lake Farm & Fishery.

Park up in the communal car park and follow the path leading you to your pretty home-from-home.

Be greeted by a decked area, where you can look forward to stargazing from the bubbling hot tub and basing in the sun on the furniture.

Step inside to discover the studio-style layout and be charmed by the contemporary décor, with a dash of charcoal and pale grey.

Whip up tasty dishes in the compact kitchen area, courtesy of the oven/microwave and two ring hob and keep your bottle of wine cool in the fridge.

Curl up on the leather sofa and flicker through the Smart TV for a film night in or enjoy the tranquil setting with a much-loved book.

After a day of exploring the unspoilt countryside, rinse off in the sleek shower room to prepare for a night's embrace.

Climb into the double bed and you can enjoy late-night entertainment on the Smart TV.

For a blissful escape to Northamptonshire, secure a stay at The Shepherds Hut at Bridge Lake Farm & Fishery.

Note: This property can be booked with Refs: 1110645, 1078118, 1044518, 1057944, & 1044019, together sleeping up to 14 guests.

Bridge Lake Farm And Fishery

Bridge Lake Farm and Fishery is a haven for keen anglers, boasting a breath-taking setting in the lush, rolling Oxfordshire countryside, whilst the lake itself is home to a number of carp, some which are over 20lbs; those looking to catch their personal best have a great chance here! With easy access to the towns of Banbury and Towcester, the area is filled with an abundance of exciting local landmarks and action-packed activities to be enjoyed during your stay. Just a stone's throw away, the town of Bicester is home to one of the most popular shopping outlets in Europe with some of your favourite stores and a wide selection of eateries. Further south, the striking and historical city of Oxford has a plethora of attractions such as the medieval remains of Oxford Castle & Prison, Tower of the Five Orders and many interactive museums offering fun for all! The Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty can be reached within a pleasant drive and provide ample opportunity for scenic walks through the countryside, great for outdoor enthusiasts. Closer to home the National Trust owned Canons Abbey and Farnborough Hall make for wonderful days out. Bridge Lake Farm Glamping Lodges are a fabulous haven from which to explore the luscious East Midlands countryside.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


Banbury 3.6 miles; Brackley 8.1 miles; Bicester 17.3; Royal Leamington Spa; 22.3 miles

The neighbouring village of Middleton Cheney can be found 1.9 miles away perched in the luscious rolling countryside of Northamptonshire. With Neolithic roots, this charismatic community boasts a beautiful Gothic 14th century church, and two friendly local pubs dating back to the 18th century. The village is complemented by a charming post office with a well-stocked store offering all of the essentials for a smooth-sailing self-catering stay. The popular shopping park of Bicester village sits south of the village and is filled with your favourite stores and an abundance of eateries, providing a fun day out. Avid historians will relish in trips to the nearby attractions such as the National trust owned 18th century home of Farnborough Hall and the English Heritage site of Deddington, whilst outdoor enthusiasts can take pleasure in exciting expeditions in Bucknell Woods, Silverstone. Those travelling with young families should be sure to visit Crocodiles of the World and Woburn Safari Park, as well as Gulliver’s Dinosaur and Farm Park, just a pleasant drive away. The towns of Banbury and Royal Leamington Spa lie just a stone’s throw away and the village has easy access into the breath-taking city of Oxford, making this a fantastic base from which to explore the true delights of Warwickshire, Northamptonshire and Oxfordshire.

Note: This property does not accept any children under 18 years old - this includes infants.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas