Located on the edge of the tranquil, sweeping hills on the Calne, Wiltshire side of the North Wessex Downs, our bespoke Shepherds’ Huts offer the chance to experience countryside camping in the peaceful English countryside with many of the luxuries and essentials of home. Our Shepherds’ Huts were specially designed with comfort in mind, offering our guests a space to relax and unwind in the natural surroundings without the worry of building a tent or getting cold in the middle of the night.
Each hut contains a well-equipped kitchen area, meaning you can easily prepare your own meals and store food in the refrigerators throughout your stay. When it comes to bedtime, we think you’ll find it hard to step outside your cosy Shepherd’s Hut once you’re curled up under our luxurious Egyptian cotton bed linen, enjoying both the toasty warmth and ambience of the hut’s wood burner. There are electrical sockets in each hut if you need to charge your phone or kindle or would like to play music on your portable stereo. There are fresh towels for our guests who would like to use our clean shower block hut, located no further than a minute’s walk from any of the huts.
On those warm, balmy summer evenings, as the sun slips towards the horizon, you can light up the barbeque provided and eat outdoors against the shimmering golden glow of the surrounding fields and hills. The perfect way to prepare for bedtime, snug inside your very own Shepherd’s Hut, with the sound of nature soothing you into a deep and restful sleep, leaving you the next morning revitalised and refreshed, just as the dawn chorus ushers in another day at Highway Hill.
As you can see from the photos and descriptions of Gabriel Oak, Chloe, and Perdita, each of Shepherd’s Hut has a unique personality and atmosphere that enables a special, relaxing, and comfortable experience for each of our visitors. Whilst your Shepherd’s Huts are all well-stocked self-contained units, you are also welcome to spend time in our luxurious safari tent, which is fully equipped with kitchen facilities and tables, four large comfy sofas, armchairs and a lovely wood burner to keep you warm on chilly nights; access to this space is included in the cost of hire for accommodation. It is the perfect place to play board games, which you can find in the kitchen near the office. There is a toilet and shower hut facility a short walk from the huts that you will pass when you first enter camping grounds.
If you choose to book all the accommodation (three Shepherds’ Huts and two Bell Tents – for up to sixteen people) you will have exclusive use of The Safari Tent and the whole, gated accommodation site, perfect for those retreat-like special occasions with friends, family or business events.
Don’t fancy cooking during your stay with us? All guests can pre order delicious, home-cooked meals directly selected local caterers. Offering nutritious and hearty meals with plenty of vegetarian and meat options available, this is the perfect opportunity to enjoy a relaxing getaway without worrying about food preparation. Vegan and other dietary needs can be catered for. Please contact us direct for more information.
The peacefulness, open space and simple yet with all the essentials [was the best thing about our stay]. We have loved the children playing and exploring without any of the modern uses (TVs/iPads) and we had fun playing with them – which gets forgotten. Everything was clean, tents were cosy, bedlinen very warm and luxurious. Brilliant that so much is provided – lighting/barbeque/towels/chairs. The woodburner was lovely, staff friendly and helpful.
Thank you for such a lovely weekend! The best thing about our stay was the location (it was so peaceful and my daughter loved seeing all the animals) and how everything was provided making it a very easy stay – even with a 1 year old! We had absolutely everything we could need. We would love to come back and will look for another excuse to book soon!
Beautiful hut, beautiful setting. Incredible attention to detail. Everything you could need in 5 square metres. Great setup outside for eating and sunset firepits. Very comfy bed too! Just a big thank you for a great stay.
Brilliant hub to explore, secluded but perfect for what I needed. Beautiful autumnal woodland and access to the Downs, really cosy in the [shepherds hut] with everything to hand. Lovely setting and silent nights, all round a winner really. It was exactly what I thought it would be, well done it’s bang on!
I had THE BEST NIGHT’S SLEEP! How beautiful and idyllic this place is – dreamy surroundings, trees, sheep, green for miles. The tents are gorgeous and equipped with everything you need – extra chairs, blankets, cushions and fairy lights for atmosphere. A wonderful evening by the fire pit gazing up at the stars! Dinner at the picnic bench watching the sun go down, waking up with the sunrise to the sound of crows and roosters followed by a shower in beautifully clean facilities. For me, it was perfection. I wouldn’t alter anything. This has been my favourite getaway of all. Thank you so much for making this so! 10/10