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Shepherds Hut

(Ref. 1065300)

Colton near Rugeley, Staffordshire, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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47 Customer Reviews

  • "Not alot of room for our little dog, the photos show a large grassed area but it's not included in the rental."

    Woken up early every morning by cockrals. The cottage was freezing and only one radiator working. The window between the kitchen and toilet is intrusive watching someone sat on the toilet while cooking in the kitchen isnt nice. The out door shower doesn't work The hot tub was lovely and the place is very clean and well decorated

    Reviewed by Ruth3.1Feb 2024

  • "Lovely quirky Shepherds Hut; lovely location fab hot tub for relaxing in; all the bit you need for a relaxing getaway."

    We enjoyed ourselves.

    Reviewed by Emma4.7Dec 2023

  • "Lovely shepherds hut, hot tub was amazing especially on Christmas day and my husbands birthday."

    Owner very welcoming. The hut was very clean and cozy

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Dec 2023

  • "Brilliant stay comfy and clean."

    Bed so comfy and hot tub relaxing. Have recommended. Only point I would make would be maybe a lamp in the lounge area as all lights can be bright later at night. But overall amazing thanks

    Reviewed by Daniel4.7Nov 2023

  • "It was a lovely little hut which we were comfortable in, stunning views of the beautiful scenery around us, plenty to do nearby."

    We went to see the gardens and went to Cannock forest with our huskies. The hot tub was great to get into after walking all day. We would highly recommend to anyone and we will be coming back ourselves.

    Reviewed by Jackson5.0Oct 2023

  • "A lovely, cosy little hut."

    We had the perfect week here for our anniversary. It had everything we needed and the hot tub was a major plus! Everything was within a 10 minute drive with lots of different places to eat, drink and get any bits & bobs you may need. The view is spectacular especially at night. Well worth a visit.

    Reviewed by Gordon5.0Sep 2023

  • "We loved staying here."

    Very minimal and small but a great experience. Its in the middle of nowhere with hens and cows as neighbours. The hot tub was a perfect bonus and we really utilised it by using it every day, this was a great addition to the property. We loved the big windows in the lounge kitchen area which looked into the chicken enclosure and made you feel like you were in there with them. It was dog friendly too which was ideal as we came away with our fur baby! One of the best UK stays we have ever done! If you get a chance its a must go to! All the local area is stunning and great for outdoorsy adventure minded people!

    Reviewed by Melanie4.4Sep 2023

  • "Pros Beautiful location, very comfortable bed, lovely surroundings."

    Very friendly neighbor. Hot tub was very clean. The facility was very clean and well kept and we felt very safe and content. Cons Bathroom is way too small and you are not able to close the door and that makes you visible if anyone is in the chicken field. To stop this being as much of an issue there could be some blinds fitted on the front doors. Parasol is needed to go over the hot tub. Outside seating needs updating. Lounge sofa is very small for two people. TV wouldn't work for us. Hot tub and the shower need to be more private. Gate didn't lock.

    Reviewed by Emma3.1Aug 2023

  • "Beautiful location and surroundings."

    Cosy and clean .

    Reviewed by Nathan5.0Aug 2023

  • "Was a excellent experience and will be back again in the future."

    Thank you for everything

    Reviewed by John5.0Aug 2023

  • "Stayed for a week ."

    Lovely time . No complaints . Thank you . Beautiful views and fantastic weather so hot the outdoor shower was a god send !

    Reviewed by John4.7Jun 2023

  • "Couldn’t have been a better experience, the host that met us was extremely friendly as well,"

    Reviewed by Mitchell5.0Jun 2023

  • "Everything great except the cockerels calling out at sunrise."

    Otherwise lovely hut and amenities in a stunning setting.

    Reviewed by Jame4.4May 2023

  • "Me and my partner had a lovely couple of nights here."

    Such a cute little cabin, even got a complimentary bottle of Prosecco in the fridge which I found a lovely add!! The hot tub is absolutely amazing at the end of the day!! The view is amazing to wake up to in the morning too! We live in a city so it was lovely to get away from all the business. We loved that we could bring our puppy with us although We didn’t know there was chickens from the listing but thankfully our dog wasn’t too bad. The only thing I could even say is it stopped us having a lie which would have been nice as we had a couple nights off being woke up by a toddler however it definitely did not ruin our weekend, would definitely recommend staying here, my daughter would have loved it also :)

    Reviewed by Aimee4.7May 2023

  • "What an amazing remote stay for myself and my partner!"

    We absolutely loved the location, and the hot tub certainly was the finishing touch we so needed! We managed to sample a few of the local places that were recommended to eat and enjoyed a lovely long walk to the centre of Rugeley. We spoke with Elliott upon arrival who was really welcoming and showed us how to use the hot tub. We were then left to our own devices which is what we wanted from our stay. Absolutely will be back again and could not recommend this place enough!!

    Reviewed by Megan5.0Apr 2023

  • "Wow what a fantastic time we had."

    We stayed for 3 nights for our "minimoon" the hut was beautiful and clean, the views are spectacular. 10mins walk into the village to the Greyhound pub for drinks, we also booked a meal at the Ye Olde Dun Cow which was amazing. We don't drive so enjoyed lots of walking including a 45min walk into Rugeley for the day. Hot tub just topped it all off it was great so relaxing. We will hopefully be back for our 1st anniversary next year.

    Reviewed by Ellen5.0Apr 2023

  • "Amazing place in such a peaceful area loved every second will definitely be back!"


    Reviewed by Lucy5.0Apr 2023

  • "Had a lovely stay in the shepherd's hut."

    Peaceful, comfortable with amazing views day & night. Our stay went far to quickly! We would happily book again & recommend to friends.

    Reviewed by Sonia4.4Apr 2023

  • "Great location, good facilities, perfect for a couple on a weekend break"

    Reviewed by Sullivan5.0Apr 2023

  • "Stopped in shepherds hut over new year for 2 days views and hot tub were amazing watching the fireworks on New Year’s Eve from the hot tub ."

    Went to the greyhound pub which is a 15 minute walk made very welcome by the landlord and landlady all the customers very friendly made us feel we were park of the village and the pub is dog friendly as well also nice walks for the dog near by . Will definitely be recommending to friends and family many thanks.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Dec 2022

  • "Arrived at the shephards hut , parking space at the rear with a gate to the yard where the hot tub is ."

    The yard is not suitable due to size for dog exercise and the field shown in the photos is out of bounds (slightly deceiving photos) Hot tub was great nice and warm the shelter next to it is not suitable to leave clothes as it rains in when the wind blows also the cushion is mouldy. The steps and area leading to the door are dangerous when wet, it's decking so when it rains which it did its like walking on ice Beware! Inside was warm and well equiped, tv with netflix ect we couldn't find a WiFi password for our phones . Bedroom was also nice and warm with a big bath and a noisy wobbly bed but everything was clean . Down sides to this short break was the dangerous decking when wet! And the toilet! Never have I ever come across such a small toilet room you literally could not be in there with the door closed, I stood up from the toilet and bashed my head on the towel rail!

    Reviewed by Sharon4.1Dec 2022

  • "Lovely small hut, very warm and cosy no matter what the weather."

    Loved it when it rained, loved it when it was dry. Hot tub made my trip and the view was stunning.

    Reviewed by Gemma4.4Nov 2022

  • "Gorgeous little place so relaxing and cosy with gorgeous views!"

    Reviewed by Jade4.7Nov 2022

  • "Amazing little gem of a place, very tiny inside but we have managed and loved living a more simple life for the week."

    We have loved every minute and would definitely come back!

    Reviewed by Emma4.4Oct 2022

  • "What a wonderful place"

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Oct 2022

  • "We had a fantastic stay at The Shepherd’s Hut and have already booked another visit for December."

    The hut is small, but cosy and well set up. The outdoor area is great with the incredible views, relaxing hot tub, and invigorating outdoor shower. We also loved the surrounding area and found some great walks as well as excellent dog friendly pubs for nice lunches.

    Reviewed by Patrick5.0Oct 2022

  • "A perfect little getaway."

    Lovely views and the hot tub was fabulous. The village was just a short walk away with a couple of pubs, we particularly enjoyed our meal in Ye old dun cow. Charlie greeted us upon arrival; he was super friendly and helpful and gave us plenty of recommendations of things to do locally. The hut itself was great and well facilitated. We stayed for a week and were very comfortable and had everything we needed. The cockerels in the morning didn’t bother us personably - being city dwellers we were just happy to be out in beautiful surroundings. A wonderful and relaxing stay, we would definitely recommend!

    Reviewed by K4.7Sep 2022

  • "The place is nice, a bit small but that was expected."

    Totally unbearable with the heat though. The size of the place together with the construction of it (tin roof, metal walls and ,large windows without propper blinds and facing the sun most of the day) meant that inside the cabin was a good 7°c hotter than it was outside. I understand it was hot weather when we went but it was 40°c inside (that is from the reading on the thermometer provided) when we arrived. We had to leave on the first night as both of us were unwell in this level of heat. My partner was sick and i had to sit under a cold shower at one point so that i wouldnt pass out. Fans were provided for the cabin but in 40°c heat this didn't help at all. There really needs to be something else in place for warm/summer weather as in its current condition it is dangerous in that kind of weather.

    Reviewed by Alan2.5Aug 2022

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

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Aug 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 Tania4.7Aug 2022

  • "It was amazing was thoroughly looked after"

    Reviewed by D5.0Jul 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 Tracey5.0Jul 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 Lucy4.7Jul 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 Kaeley4.7Jun 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 Mark4.7Jun 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 Lauren4.7May 2022

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

    Reviewed by Philip5.0May 2022

  • "We had the best time, it was just what we needed to switch off from busy city life!"

    ! Loved waking up to the chickens, the hut provided us with everything we needed, it had a lovely homely feeling, and we really just appreciated the remoteness and being able to relax in the hot tub on an evening watching the sunset over the valley and watching the stars at night! It was a lovely little haven x

    Reviewed by Nirvana4.7May 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 Chloe5.0Apr 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-marie5.0Feb 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 Konal3.8Oct 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 Dean5.0Oct 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 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 Dave5.0Sep 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 Nicole3.4Sep 2021

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

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Sep 2021

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

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 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 James5.0Jul 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.

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

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas