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Shepherds Hut

Colton near Rugeley, Staffordshire, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales (Ref. 1065300)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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18 Customer Reviews

  • "Amazing place, so peaceful and such loverly views"

    Reviewed by AndrewAug 2022

  • "The holiday property was immaculately clean."

    Many facilities that were needed were available. Lovely extras including the hot tub, day bed and lovely huge bath.

    Reviewed by TaniaAug 2022

  • "It was amazing was thoroughly looked after"

    Reviewed by DJul 2022

  • "We had a lovely time at the shepherds hut."

    It is a great little hide away, peace a quiet a great place to relax and unwind, will definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by TraceyJul 2022

  • "We have just returned from our stay at Shepard's Hut, what a wonderful stay it was!"

    We loved our get away from start to finish. The hut was beautiful and the garden was lovely, with the added extra of the hot tub of course. The only bit of feedback, is the outside freezer should be a full size fridge freezer, as the fridge inside is not big enough to put drinks and food and we had lovely weather so was having to keep our drinks in the freezer.

    Reviewed by LucyJul 2022

  • "Our stay was fantastic!"

    It is in the most beautiful location and mostly hidden from the farmhouse. The hut has everything you need, and views are just great. Highly recommend this little gem.

    Reviewed by KaeleyJun 2022

  • "We had a lovely quiet break here, all you could here was birdsong, & bee’s flying by, sitting in the hot tub looking at the scenery of Staffordshire’s rolling hills was beautiful just to take in whilst chilling in the tub…."

    Heaven to me , the chickens in the field opposite kept us & our dog entertained , the cockerels doing their morning call didn’t really bother us, whilst we were there it was hot weather ( that’s a good thing) , but inside was stiflingly hot though the thermometer did read 38 at one point, all I can suggest more fans maybe and as I wrote down in your visitors book, a larger or all in one fridge freezer as the ones that are there not big enough to hold much food or drink , bar that we had a lovely time, I would come back again & recommend to others.

    Reviewed by MarkJun 2022

  • "We loved our stay!"

    The hut was lovely and in a great location. I assumed that the field on the picture was also accessible in our stay and it wasn’t which was disappointing as would have been great for our dog so my only feedback would be to make this clear. Would recommend :)

    Reviewed by LaurenMay 2022

  • "A fantastic place, in a great location provided by some lovely people."

    Reviewed by PhilipMay 2022

  • "I enjoyed every second of my stay, it was amazing!"

    The best weekend I’ve ever had and the owners was so lovely too. I’ll be returning once or twice a year at least

    Reviewed by ChloeApr 2022

  • "Our stay at the Shepherds Hut was everything and more than we expected."

    Couldn’t recommend this enough if you are looking for a relaxing few days away. Waking up in the morning felt like a breath of fresh air and was always a delight to be greeted by the next door feathered friends. The view was incredible, walks were beautiful and the overall stay was fantastic. Looking forward to booking our next trip back here already.

    Reviewed by Lisa-marieFeb 2022

  • "We absolutely loved our stay at the shepards hut with our dog and baby."

    The small space was very practical and well designed and thought out. My little boy loved watching the chickens out of the huge windows in the morning. The bed was slightly uncomfortable in comparison to our bed at home but we did sleep OK. The only thing was it was very very cold during the night and first thing in the morning, but apart from this everything else was spot on. The hot tub was a fantastic way to relax and end the day and the complimentary prosecco was a brilliant touch. Everything was so clean and it felt very homely. The location is prime if you want to go out and explore nothing is too far away. Brilliant stay. Will definitely recommend and will be back for sure!!

    Reviewed by KonalOct 2021

  • "The Shepherds Hut is just outstanding, has all you need to get away from life’s stresses."

    The support the owners gave was flawless and we are so grateful. The local pub Ye Old Cows food and friendly services was also perfect. Thank you all we will definitely be back

    Reviewed by DeanOct 2021

  • "We were greeted by Elliott on arrival, he showed us how to use the hot tub and said if we need anything at all to txt him."

    ....and that was it, didn't see anyone again.....so simple, the keys were in the door and inside there was a bottle of prosecco with two glasses and some milk. It's just what we needed, peace and quiet what a great three nights we had.

    Reviewed by DaveSep 2021

  • "Really enjoyed it, very nice, clean place to stay for a weekend break."

    I would say to the owners to mention about the chickens as the Cockerell does spoil a lie in and we were going to fetch the dog but left him behind last minute, luckily or he'd av had a field day.

    Reviewed by NicoleSep 2021

  • "Great location for an unusual holiday Something to write about"

    Reviewed by AlanSep 2021

  • "The whole experience was a joy and will be looking to go back when the opportunity arises very very good"

    Reviewed by DavidAug 2021

  • "Exactly what we were looking for as a mini-moon."

    Arrived to a number of generous extras as it was our honeymoon - above and beyond what was expected. Good location for both local walks and walks further afield - Peak District. Hot tub was a perfect addition for relaxing in the evenings. Nothing bad to say!

    Reviewed by JamesJul 2021

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  • All-one-level
  • One double bedroom with freestanding bath
  • Cloakroom
  • External shower
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot available on request
  • Off-road parking for one large car or two small cars
  • Garden with patio, hot tub, sheltered seating area and furniture
  • One well behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2.4 miles, pub 0.6 miles
  • Rugeley train station, 1 mile Note: this property has a £125.00 Good Housekeeping Bond.

The property

Rugeley 2.5 miles.

Nestled on Bank Top Farm on the outskirts of the quaint village of Colton, near Rugeley in Staffordshire, rests this lovely situated Shepherds Hut located on the Staffordshire Way.

Boasting striking views across the surrounding countryside, Shepherds Hut provides an idyllic base for a couple looking for an intimate rural retreat.

Climb the wooden steps up to the hut, where you're welcomed into a hallway space, featuring a handy cloakroom with basin and WC, before continuing through to the open-plan living area, stylishly designed with a quirky shabby chic décor, boasting a kitchen, a rustic wooden breakfast bar, as well as a snug seating area, inviting you to nestle in with your significant other to watch a spot of television.

Continuing through the property, enter into the double bedroom, beautifully-appointed with an elegant freestanding bath, where you can escape the excitement and relish in a moment of peace and quiet as you delve into the pages of a captivating book.

Stepping outside, the sheltered seating area means you can enjoy the tranquility of your surroundings whatever the weather, and be sure to end each day in style with a luxurious soak in the hot tub, taking in the remarkable views of the surrounding countryside.

For a unique experience, make use of the heated outdoor shower for a rejuvenating rinse, enveloped in greenery, ahead of another day of adventure.

Head off on foot and take the short stroll into the center of Colton for a bite to eat at the charming village pub Ye Old Dun Cow, or head to The Greyhound Inn, host to open mic and quiz nights to keep you entertained during your stay, dogs are also welcome.

The nearby market town of Rugeley boasts a wide selection of eateries to suit all tastes, and is home to a host of sights and attractions, including Go Ape at Cannock Chase, an exciting treetop adventure course, perfect for thrill-seekers, the flowing waters of The River Trent, venue for live performances of Drama, Music and Dance.

Lace up your boots and tackle the trails of the nearby Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Cannock Chase, home to a host of wildlife and providing a varied picturesque landscape of heathland, woodland and parkland, perfect for walking, cycling and horse-riding.

Head over to the bustling city of Lichfield to spend an afternoon relaxing in Beacon Park, whether enjoying a picnic on the lawns, taking a pedalo out on the lake or wildlife watching in the woodland, with Lichfield also home to the dramatic Lichfield Cathedral, Lichfield Garrick Theatre and plenty of lovely restaurants, pubs and shops to visit.

For a romantic getaway to the scenic countryside of Staffordshire, choose a stay at Shepherds Hut.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £125.

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About the location


Handsacre 3.5 miles, Hill Ridware 4 miles, Lichfield 7.9 miles

A historic market town nestled next to the captivating scenery of the Cannock Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Rugeley can be found close by to the River Trent, making it a brilliant base for exploring the lands of Staffordshire. Once thriving for its iron workings and glass manufacturing, the town now stands as a well-built area popular with both locals and tourists. Within the town itself you will stumble across ample opportunities to indulge in delicious foods, from well-known pubs to independent restaurants, the town offers something for all tastes, and that doesn't just go for the food. Holding markets since the 13th century, Rugeley makes a wonderful spot to gather fresh produce and souvenirs for your loved ones back home. Cannock Chase is a must-see whilst in the area, with wonderful landscapes, history and wildlife, it offers a great area for the avid walker to the leisurely stroller. Within the forest itself you can find wonderful amenities such as the tree-top adventures of Go Ape, woodland trails, and ways to experience the scenes in a different way via segways. A short journey away (20 mins) is the Cathedral City of Lichfield, with plenty of history to explore whilst roaming the streets; the beautiful Victorian gardens of Beacon Park, the Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum, and the National Memorial Arboretum, just to name a few. Rugeley is a fantastic location for your tranquil trip, surrounded by beautiful lands with an abundance of activity nearby, it makes a brilliant spot for all the family to enjoy.

Region Information

Note: this property has a £125.00 Good Housekeeping Bond.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas