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Lillie's Shepherds Hut

(Ref. 1121423)

Bottesford near Redmile and Vale of Belvoir, Leicestershire Show on map


  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio

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19 Customer Reviews

  • "Realty enjoyed our stay, the property was beautiful, clean and well maintained."

    Everything needed was provided including logs for the fire and even milk and fresh orange juice which was prefect for breakfast. Little things like that made the stay very enjoyable and felt like you were looked after. Chris and Helen were both lovely and very helpful, providing recommendations on what to do and where to eat. Overall our trip was excellent and would recommend to anybody else looking for a getaway. We are definitely keen to return and experience the lovely surroundings in the summer, the huts positioned around the pond would be ideal on a summers evening. Thanks for a fantastic stay!

    Reviewed by Thomas5.0Nov 2023

  • "A very comfortable stay with such a beautiful setting."

    It’s clear that a lot of time, effort and love has gone into these huts. We had a fantastic two night break and despite the mud (English autumn!) we enjoyed it immensely. Wellies are a must, but this is one of the cosiest breaks we have for a long time. Cannot recommend enough.

    Reviewed by Becki4.7Oct 2023

  • "Loved our time at Lillie’s Hut."

    We’ve already recommended others come here to stay. We’ll no doubt be back at some point!

    Reviewed by Matt5.0Sep 2023

  • "We stayed for our 1st wedding anniversary and we were over the moon with the cabin."

    Beautiful to look at and very comfortable. Only thing that would have been better is some chairs around the fire pit. But besides that. 10/10

    Wishing you both a very Happy Anniversary and a big Thank You for the lovely feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Macauley5.0Aug 2023

  • "We have had a fantastic stay in Lillies Hut, we even got to meet Lillie herself who is absolutely gorgeous."

    The hut was extremely comfortable and had everything we needed for our 3 night break. The area was peaceful and we saw some fantastic wildlife. To open your door and be greeted with the pond, ducks, butterflies and birds was completely delightful. The hot tub was easy to use and so relaxing. The hut has some lovely little details and we were able to watch the stars both outside and inside, it is these details that made our stay extremely enjoyable and relaxing. Chris was fantastic, he was available to help if we needed it and gave us some great information about the area and where to visit, he was a very friendly host. We would and will recommend Shepherds Lodge and can't wait to go back.

    Thank you so much for your lovely review Emma. We were so pleased to hear that you enjoyed the gorgeous setting and wildlife at Shepherd's Lodge. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Aug 2023

  • "Perfect relaxing getaway, Chris and Helen made us feel so welcome from start to finish the recommendations on places to go and eat were spot on."

    If we needed Chris for anything he was always happy to help and came over to the hut straight away. Not got a bad word to say about anything on our stay. We will definitely be returning in the future and recommending it to friends and family.

    Reviewed by Adam5.0Jul 2023

  • "Absolutely amazing stay despite the very windy weather we had the most lovely time."

    Just to sit outside and not hear a thing was the best part. Chris was really helpful in helping us find them when we arrived. And our welcome back helped us find things to do in the area we wasn't sure of. Lillie's Hut was just beautiful inside and outside. Highly recommended and I cannot wait to stay again

    Reviewed by Kelly5.0Jul 2023

  • "Property and area was perfect for me and my misses."

    Reviewed by Luke5.0Jul 2023

  • "Fabulous 2 night stay, beautiful surroundings, spotless, private hut with all modern comforts."

    Village, pub and restaurant within a 30 minute walk. Very friendly host who was on hand if needed. What more could you want for a cosy relaxing break? Will be returning! Julie & Tom

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Jul 2023

  • "100% would come back."

    Chris and Helen are amazing! We enjoyed every second of it. So peaceful and just what we needed.

    Reviewed by Ellie5.0Jun 2023

  • "Just had the most lovely 4 day stay here at Lillies cottage."

    Me and my partner found it very relaxing aswell as romantic. The accommodation is perfect for two and the scenery of the place and the peaceful is perfect. I would highly recommend for any couple or family to stay here. The host chris was lovely to us and very welcoming. Will definitely be coming back.

    Reviewed by Oliver3.8May 2023

  • "Chris & Helen were very friendly and accommodating!"

    The lodge was exactly what we wanted, quiet and peaceful with a short walk to a pub haha! Will definitely be going back and recommending to friends/family!

    Reviewed by Jenna5.0May 2023

  • "Our first stay at Lilly’s cottage was perfect, the owner Chris was very polite and very helpful and really makes u feel welcome, Lilly’s hut was sparkling clean with not a thing out of place, the bed so so comfy and what really made it special was the twinkle lights on the ceiling."

    The hot tub was amazing , we will 100% be returning.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Apr 2023

  • "The whole experience has been amazing."

    The host was very welcoming and helpful. The little hut was very special and perfect for what we needed. There was also so many cute little added touches that made it feel very homely. The area was beautiful and very secluded. The hot tub was a lovely end to the day. We are definitely looking forward to returning.

    Reviewed by Christian5.0Mar 2023

  • "We had an absolutely fantastic stay in an idyllic setting."

    Chris was the perfect host and could not do more for us. All the facilities of the accommodation were presented to a high standard and cleanliness was immaculate. I would not hesitate to recommend. We will definitely go back,.

    Reviewed by Isabel5.0Mar 2023

  • "It was a lovely stay, and the owner was very welcoming and gave us ideas for our stay."

    Was a lovely visit and would visit again in warmer weather.

    Reviewed by Danielle4.7Mar 2023

  • "Really enjoyed our stay very welcoming hosts and the hut was well equipped and very clean will definitely be returning."

    Reviewed by Daniel5.0Mar 2023

  • "What a fantastic experience!"

    We’d like to extend our greatest thanks to Chris for his fantastic hospitality. The huts are extremely modern with underfloor hearing and a fantastic shower, electric hobs, heated towel rack. But you also don’t lose the country feel, as there’s a log burner that really gets toasty! Brilliant venue with stunning views, Chris was exemplary with recommendations about where to visit to go and eat and have a drink around the local area. Also thank you for the help regarding the log burning hot tub! We’d absolutely love to visit again, thank you once more for your hospitality. Best, Isy

    Reviewed by Isy5.0Mar 2023

  • "The whole experience was extremely relaxing and enjoyable with great service provided by the hosts."

    The only down side was getting the hot tub started but that was soon resolved. For us the roaming dogs were a pleasant surprise, however it might be ideal to have a warning on the website as someone might be allergic or be afraid of dogs. Other than that we would definitely recommend this place and will be returning in the future.

    We were really happy to hear that you had a great time at Shepherd's Lodge and would like to thank you for the lovely review. Please do accept my apology for the family dogs though. They are not normally allowed on site but, in this instance, the crafty little things had found a gap in the hedgerow whilst I was there replenishing the log burner wood!!! In their defence though, there were some rather lovely smells coming from one of the BBQ's. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Callum5.0Feb 2023

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  • Single-storey
  • Studio-style layout with double bed, kitchen and dining area with woodburning stove
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Electric underfloor heating
  • Microwave, 2-ring induction hob, fridge with freezer compartment
  • TV
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Outdoor wood-fired hot tub and fire pit/barbecue, access to a covered Summer House (The Duck Inn) with plenty of seating, hammocks, and a bar area
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1.4 miles, pub 1.3 miles
  • Note: Guests have access to on-site stables (additional charge if required)
  • Note: There are steps up to the property and bed
  • Note: The owners can arrange on-site treatments including massages and facials
  • Note: This property does not have WiFi
  • Note: Owner does not accept children under the age of 12.

The property

Redmile 1.7 miles.

Settled in the popular village of Bottesford near Redmile, Leicestershire, is this lovely studio-style shepherd's hut, Lillie's Hut.

Enjoying a fantastic location with the local amenities nearby and affording superb views across the lake, out to the countryside and towards Belvoir Castle.

Lillie's Hut is a superb choice for a couple’s retreat.

The property benefits from two off-road parking spaces, a private garden with bubbling wood-fired hot tub where you can enjoy indulgent soaks with a stunning backdrop, a picnic bench, and a firepit barbecue with tripod grill, where you can enjoy meals alfresco with views of the lake and the soothing sounds of the lake’s waterfall, and The Duck Inn, a covered summerhouse featuring plenty of seating, hammocks, swing chairs, and a fridge where you can keep your drinks cool.

Be welcomed into the open-plan living space, featuring underfloor heating, where you will find a well-equipped kitchenette for whipping up tasty dishes, ready to enjoy at the dining table for two as the woodburning stove crackles nearby.

Continue through to find a well-appointed shower room, where you can wash away the day’s adventures, before retiring to the sumptuous double bed to catch up on some well-deserved rest.

The bedroom ceiling is also fitted with twinkling star lights, so you can feel like you’re having a night under the stars.

Treat your other half to a memorable staycation at Lillie's Hut.

Note: This property can be booked with Refs. 1119141, 1121424, and 1141598, together sleeping up to 8 guests.

Shepherd's Lodge

There are beautiful views in all directions and with only four Shepherd Huts, guests can enjoy privacy as well as peace and quiet. Each hut offers an en-suite shower room, double bed, flat screen TV, woodburning stove, underfloor heating and a fully fitted kitchen. Outdoors, guests can take full advantage of the lakeside location courtesy of outdoor furniture, a firepit barbecue and their own wood-fired hot tub. There is also a covered Summer House, the Duck Inn, for guests to use, which has a dining table, plush seating, hammocks, and a bar area with a fridge to keep your drinks cool - the perfect place to sit sipping your favourite tipple whilst watching the sun set. At Shepherd’s Lodge you can enjoy your escape any way you please - simply relax and enjoy the peace and quiet of country life, breath in the fresh air and feed the ducks whilst you watch the kingfishers and other wildlife from the comfort of your Shepherd’s Hut or soak up the atmosphere of the Vale of Belvoir and visit the wonderful local attractions such as Belvoir Castle, the Engine Yard and Hanwell Wine Estate or take your horse for a hack, cycle the stunning countryside or dine in some of the area’s fabulous country pubs and restaurants, including the nearby Windmill Inn, which featured in some scenes of Auf Wiedersehen, Pet, in Redmile or the popular 17th-century gastropub of Chequers Inn, which serves great food and is a fine dining restaurant. Also, it would be a shame to miss the Alpaca Centre, a horse drawn carriage ride, clay pigeon shooting or a canal boat trip, all of which are within easy reach. Alternatively, visit some of the fabulous local attractions which include Belvoir Castle, Burghley House, Woolsthorpe Manor - the family home of Sir Isaac Newton or one of the beautiful market towns of Newark, Southwell, Stamford, and Oakham. There are two stables on site, so guests are welcome to bring a horse if they wish and bike storage is also available. There is an extra charge for stable use and bike storage which should be booked in advance if required. The neighbours, Barkestone Vale Equestrian offer our guests ménage use, riding lessons and equine Reiki for an additional fee and The Vale Retreat offers guests a 10% discount on Swedish Massages, Hot Stones, and Reiki. Equestrian and Vale Retreat bookings must be made in advance.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Grantham 9 miles; Nottingham 15 miles

Redmile is a delightful village in Leicestershire, home to over 10 listed buildings including the 13th century St Peter's Church. It is also home to a high-quality and friendly pub/restaurant The Windmill Inn. Nearby is the superb market town of Grantham with its excellent range of amenities, activities and architecture. You can also easily reach the stunning city of Nottingham just 15 miles away, making for an excellent day out. For unforgettable countryside and opportunities for walking and cycling, head to the Peak District National Park for an unforgettable trip.

Note: Owner does not accept children under the age of 12.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas