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Bonnie's Shepherds Hut

(Ref. 1119141)

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


Sykes rating

  • 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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22 Customer Reviews

  • "Stunning place for a romantic get away."

    The hut itself is immaculately cleaned and has decent facilities for a small space. The bedroom is super cute and even has star-like lights on the ceiling. Although there are 3 other huts on the same site, they're all spaced apart so it still feels private, and the hot tub areas are also made private.

    Reviewed by Kirsty5.0May 2024

  • "Had a wonderful stay at Bonnie's Hut, it far exceeded our expectations!"

    Lovely and warm due to the log burner and the underfloor heating in the hut. It was extremely clean and cosy, in a quiet, secluded area. The hot tub was great, plenty of room and amazing underneath a clear sky at night. There are plenty of walks around the hut if you enjoy getting out and about. Planning to return in the summer!

    So pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and looking forward to seeing you again Chris Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ella4.7Apr 2024

  • "The hut was very clean, comfortable and in lovely surroundings."

    We had a relaxing stay and enjoyed being able to walk from the doorstep.

    It was lovely to meet you both and so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us at Bonnie’s Hut Regards Chris Property Owner

    Reviewed by Teresa5.0Mar 2024

  • "Just got back from this lovely part of the country and the very well thought out shepherds Hut ."

    We stayed in bonnie and had to say we had such a chill . The hut was everything we expected and more very warm and the hot tub is fantastic.We would defo go back and in the Summer then we could appericate the outdoor areas more .Chris could not of been more helpful and the site is a credit to them .

    Thank you so much for your kind comments it was a pleasure meeting you both Chris Property Owner

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Jan 2024

  • "Honestly couldn’t have been a nicer stay!"

    10/10 for everything. The lodge is so lovely and clean, has everything you need and feels really luxurious. The hosts are absolutely lovely and there’s tonnes to do in the area. Will definitely be coming back!

    So pleased you enjoyed your time at shepherds lodge it was a pleasure meeting you Chris Property Owner

    Reviewed by Marie5.0Dec 2023

  • "Very nice hut, everything you need."

    I imagine it would be amazing in the Summer. The only down side was having to purchase wood for the hot tub, not money we had planned on spending.

    Pleased you enjoyed your time at shepherds lodge and thank you for your feedback Regards Chris and Helen Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Dec 2023

  • "Me and my Girlfriend recently stayed for 3 nights in Bonnies Hut."

    The hut was absolutely gorgeous, extremely homely, cosy and obviously very well kept. It was very clear that a lot of love and thought had been put into the hut to ensure guest feel very accommodated. The Hosts were very helpful, kind and happy to help. The hot tub was superb, perfect for a soak under the stars. I would highly recommend this stay to anyone who might be interested and shall definitely be returning.

    Thank you so much for your lovely message we are so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and it was a pleasure meeting you both Regards Chris Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sam5.0Oct 2023

  • "Had a lovely weekend in bonnies hut, quiet and secluded, perfect for a relaxing break."

    Great to hear that you both had a relaxing time with us Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dan4.7Oct 2023

  • "Me and my girlfriend stayed in Bonnie’s hut this weekend."

    The hut was clean and the facilities were exactly what we needed for a relaxing break. Chris was very welcoming and was there to give a helping hand when needed. 10/10 experience, we would definitely recommend and we will definitely be visiting again!!

    It was great meeting you guys we are so happy you had a wonderful stay with us and look forward to seeing you soon Chris Property Owner

    Reviewed by Matt5.0Sep 2023

  • "Absolutely fabulous stay at bonnies hut, it's just like home, has everything you ..."

    Absolutely fabulous stay at bonnies hut, it's just like home, has everything you need and more, the cooking outside and the added additional hot tub was fantastic, I really didn't want to come back to reality

    Really pleased you enjoyed Bonnie’s Hut and thank you for lovely words Chris and Helen Property Owner

    Reviewed by Justine5.0Sep 2023

  • "A perfect little get away well looked after by our host Chris."

    Will be returning soon

    So pleased to hear that you had a great stay at Shepherd's Lodge and we do look forward to welcoming you back very soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rhys5.0Aug 2023

  • "Really lovely shepherds hut comfy bed beautiful location, great hosts very friendly."

    Throughly enjoy relaxing in the hammock, enjoyed the fire pit and cooking grill. Highly recommend.

    Thank you Andrea. You really can't beat relaxing in a hammock and enjoying the peace and quiet of nature. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrea5.0Aug 2023

  • "What a beautiful place!"

    We had a wonderful two day stay and would really like to return in the near future! The facilities are wonderful with a bit of luxury and a lot of nature. The guys are well equipped, immaculately presented and super clean. Thanks so much to Chris and Helen for hosting us, your shepherds huts are really special!!

    Thank you Robyn. It was our please to welcome you to Shepherd's Lodge and we do hope that you will return in the near future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robyn5.0Jul 2023

  • "Hosts were amazing, hut was so cozy, the hot tub and hammock were so relaxing and all round great getaway!"


    Reviewed by Sedly4.7May 2023

  • "Me and my partner had just come back from a fantastic stay in Bonnie's Shepherds hut."

    Chris was very welcoming and friendly. The hut itself was immaculately presented with added homely details. There was also plenty of storage under the bed for suitcases/backpacks. The bed was very comfy and the TV was so big it made it feel like a cinema room which was great for the evenings. The shower was a really large rain shower with great pressure and temperature. We used the hot tub every day which was easy to use and lovely to sit and chill in after a days walking. There is also an outdoor seating and bbq/fire pits with each hut overlooking the lake which is lovely to sit by and relax. Would 100% recommend this accommodation you wont be disappointed.

    Reviewed by Natalie5.0May 2023

  • "Me and my partner stayed in Bonnies but for 3 nights and this was by far the best getaway we have had."

    The owners Chris and Helen greeted us on arrival and helped us carry our bags, they then went through how to use everything and were extremely helpful. The hut had absolutely everything we needed in and the bed was so comfy! The place was so peaceful and we spent most of the time sitting on the garden furniture enjoying the view of the pond which was beautiful. I even had a massage from Lisa which was a lovely experience and I would highly recommend. Chris and Helen gave loads of recommendations on where to go and they were just such lovely genuine people, we also loved the dogs, Lillie and herbie as we are massive animal lovers. This is the perfect getaway and we will 100% be visiting again, we didn't want to leave. We highly recommend.

    Thanks Megan for your fantastic feedback and it was so lovely to welcome you and Liam back to shepherds lodge for your 4th visit now Chris and Helen Property Owner

    Reviewed by Megan5.0Apr 2023

  • "Me and my friend recently stayed at Bonnie’s Shepherds Hut for 2 nights and had a fantastic stay."

    When we arrived Chris, the owner, helped us with our bags to the hut. He gave us lots of recommendations of places to go and see and also helped us set us the hammock, BBQ and hot tub to make sure everything was perfect for our stay. Chris and Helen both joined us for a drink on the Saturday night which was lovely, they are really friendly people! The lodge is on a beautiful lake and there is shared bar area which is perfect to have drinks whilst taking in the GORGEOUS scenery. We stayed up late in hot tub watching the stars and to cure our sore heads in the morning we had a lovely massage, which you can book for extra, off Lisa (we would definitely recommend this - Lisa is lovely and the massage was the best we’d ever had). We’d definitely recommend and can’t wait to come back. Thanks, From, Holly & Heather :-D

    Thanks so for your amazing review Holly it was lovely to meet with you both and looking forward to seeing you in July Property Owner

    Reviewed by Holly5.0Apr 2023

  • "Poor. Poor communcation."

    Ignorant to our issue about the holiday which was ruined. Poor customer care . No ability to help. No phone call reply pretended not to be at home.

    We are so very sorry about your experience but unfortunately you arrived with an infant and we are unable to accept young children at Shepherds Lodge because of the potential dangers posed by the lake, hot tubs and log burners. However we understand that Sykes Cottages were in contact with you straightaway and offered various alternative accommodations that were more suitable to a family with a young child. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Matt1.3Mar 2023

  • "This was the best Shepherds Hut we have stayed in by far."

    Very cosy but with enough room and storage. Better than others we’ve stayed in previously as it has a proper toilet and shower etc. Each of the huts are well spaced out from each other so you have plenty of privacy as well. Easy to get to location. Plenty of recommendations on things to do/places to eat in the local area as well. The hot tub definitely holds in a surprising amount of heat which is great when you want to get it going the next day. However I think we misjudged how long it would take to heat up in the winter cold on the first night though! The owners were friendly and helpful. Would also recommend getting a massage from Lisa - very very reasonable price and super close.

    Reviewed by Melissa5.0Mar 2023

  • "Had such a lovely get away at Bonnies Hut."

    The owners were so friendly and made us very welcome. Many things to do in the area also which was great. Will be going back but with more family

    So pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dominick5.0Feb 2023

  • "Lovely place to go!"

    Staff are really friendly and are on call at all times!

    Thank you. So happy you enjoyed your stay at Bonnie's Hut. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Amie-marie5.0Feb 2023

  • "Lovely experience ."

    .and the host the are so welcoming and so wonderful people !!! Definitely we will come back

    Thank you, For your Kind feedback. We look forward to seeing you both back . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Valentin5.0Feb 2023

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  • Single storey
  • Studio-style layout with double bed, TV, kitchen and dining area with woodburning stove
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, heated towel rail, basin 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
  • 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/restaurant 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 cannot accept infants or children under 12 years old

The property

Redmile 1.3 miles.

Nestled in the wonderful village of Bottesford near Redmile, Leicestershire, is Bonnie’s Shepherds Hut.

Ideally located in the stunning Vale of Belvoir, with far-reaching countryside views and Belvoir Castle in the distance, Bonnie’s Shepherds Hut is a superb choice for couples looking for a relaxing hideaway.

Step into your new open-plan style home, where you will find a well-equipped kitchenette with all you need to rustle up delicious meals, ready to enjoy at the dining table in the warmth of the woodburning stove.

On warmer evenings, why not head out to your private patio to rustle up grilled delights on the firepit barbecue with tripod grill and enjoy dinner with a view?

After dinner, you can sink back among the bubbles of your own private hot tub, and enjoy a spot of stargazing, or retreat inside to watch a much-loved show on the flat-screen TV.

Continue through to find a beautiful shower room, where you can wash away the day’s adventures in the large shower cubicle, before climbing into the sumptuous double bed, where you can opt to snuggle up under the twinkling star lights.

For exploring all that Leicestershire and Lincolnshire has to offer, look no further than Bonnie’s Shepherds Hut.

Note: This property can be booked with Refs. 1121423, 1121424, and 1141598, together sleeping up to 8 guests.

Please note: This property only accepts children over the age of 12+

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.

Please note: This property cannot accept infants or children under 12 years old.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas