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Shepherds Hut

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



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  • Icon/Feature/Hot Tub Hot tub
  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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  • “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

    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

    - Mr Foley, October 2021

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.


  • 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.

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