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Poppie's Shepherds Hut

(Ref. 1141598)

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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6 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely place ."

    Great location . Owners were friendly and helpful with anything extra that we needed .Great walks to the local villages .hot tub was amazing. As was poppies hut .would recommend to anyone .

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Apr 2024

  • "Me and my partner stayed in poppies lodge and it was a fantastic experience."

    Upon arrival we received a book of places to eat and things to do that were near by, Chris (the owner) was welcoming and very helpful. Cleanliness was 10/10, beds very comfortable and we loved the scenery, log fires and hot tub! Will definitely visit again! Couldn’t fault anything

    So lovely to hear you had a fabulous time at Poppie’s Hut it was a pleasure meeting you both Chris and Helen Property Owner

    Reviewed by Shayna5.0Apr 2024

  • "We absolutely loved our stay at poppies hut."

    The hosts were fantastic, we loved the hut and the views from the doorstep. Was truly magical. We will definitely be back

    So pleased Kelly you both had a wonderful stay in Poppie’s Hut looking forward to welcoming you back again Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kelly4.7Apr 2024

  • "Wow, what can I say."

    Our whole experience here was absolutely magical from start to finish. The owner Chris was away when we first arrived but still provided a first class service at the other end of the phone whenever we needed him. He was so kind and personable and made sure he personally introduced himself to us when he arrived back. The hut itself was stunning, all the facilities we needed and more including twinkling star lights above the bed which made such a cosy and romantic atmosphere. Everything was thoroughly clean and their cleaner does an absolutely fantastic job, and always goes the extra mile to check if there’s anything she can do for you. The hot tub was wonderful, and the views you could absorb while relaxing were second to none. We spent many nights sat outside in front of our hut toasting marshmallows and overlooking the lake and listening to the sounds of nature. If you’re thinking about booking, don’t hesitate and just do. As a couple we’ve been on many holidays together including abroad and this is by far the best of them all, the memories we’ve made and the peaceful and relaxing atmosphere was everything we needed. We will be back in no time!!!

    It was so lovely to meet you both and we are so pleased that you had a wonderful stay and look forward to seeing you again Property Owner

    Reviewed by Katie5.0Mar 2024

  • "Me and my partner came to stay in poppies Shepard huts."

    We had such a lovely long weekend! The hut and surrounding area was absolutely beautiful, it was such a peaceful getaway. It was lovely having the lake right in front with the ducks and picnic table. Would be even better in the summer! The hut itself was very cosy, comfortable and clean with special touches such as the star lights on the ceiling above the bed, and the privacy of our own hot tub tucked away. We loved going on an alpaca trek, and visiting belvoir castle. There were also plenty of good recommendations for attractions and restaurants/pubs in the booklet provided in the hut which was really helpful. Despite being away himself Chris was very responsive with any questions we had and really accommodating and was happy for us to message or call him if we needed anything which was really appreciated.

    Thank you so much and so pleased you enjoyed your stay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joanna5.0Mar 2024

  • "Me and my partner loved spending the week in poppies hut and have spoken about coming back with some friends."

    The hut and the surrounding area was so beautiful and there was a lot of things for us to do. The owner Chris greeted us and all throughout our stay he was always there to help if we needed anything. I would definitely recommend this.

    Thank you so much for your review we are so pleased that you enjoyed shepherds lodge Property Owner

    Reviewed by Chloe5.0Feb 2024

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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, power, starter pack for woodburning stove and hot tub inc. in rent (more can be purchased on-site)
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Private, front garden with wood-fired hot tub, picnic bench, 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
  • 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

Poppie's Shepherds Hut is the latest edition to Shepherd’s Lodge and the best really was saved ‘til last.

Beautifully located, set back from the water’s edge with views of weeping willows and stunning countryside, Poppie’s Shepherds Hut offers the perfect retreat.

Guests will delight in a south-facing aspect, fabulous views from all windows and a welcome escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Decorated in an opulent shade of Obsidian Green by Little Green and with pretty curtains, blinds and cushions by Sandersons depicting chickens and roosters, Poppie’s Shepherds Hut is a decadent sanctuary.

The sleeping area is luxurious, with a superbly plush double bed, crisp bed linen, a flat screen, remote control TV, pretty wall lights, and a window from where you can gaze at the starry skies and shimmering moon.

For the romantics amongst you, the bedroom ceiling is fitted with twinkling star lights, and there is plenty of storage underneath the bed.

The kitchen area is beautifully decorated with rich dark green cupboards and oak worktops.

It is fully fitted with a butler sink with a fitted oak top to maximise workspace, a microwave, two-ring induction hob, fridge with a freezer compartment, kettle, toaster and plenty of cooking utensils, cutlery, crockery and, of course, quality glassware for your favourite tipple.

The en-suite bathroom has a huge shower cubicle, lashings of hot water, a proper flushing toilet, a sink with underneath storage, complimentary toiletries, a heated towel rail, soft, fluffy towels and a window with lovely views, so you can prepare for your day with style and ease.

The living area offers a stylish upholstered seating area, a foldaway table and a toasty woodburning stove.

Poppie’s Shepherds Hut also has underfloor heating so you can relax in warmth whatever time of year you visit.

Regardless of the weather, guests can soak up the fabulous views, the sounds of nature and the countryside air, so Poppie’s Shepherds Hut is also furnished with a picnic table and chairs and a fire pit/ barbecue with a tripod grill and a hammock.

The stunning views and beautiful night skies can also be enjoyed from the private, wood-fired hot tub, making this the ultimate retreat.

Make memories at Poppie’s Shepherds Hut.

Note: This property can be booked with Refs. 1119141, 1121423, and 1121424, 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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas