The beautiful Plankbridge Shepherd’s Hut in Dorset offers a unique holiday experience, in a tranquil landscaped setting, within its own private garden and woodland and a stones throw from Corfe Castle. Located on the Isle of Purbeck you will be in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with perfect access to the UNESCO World Heritage Jurassic Coast. Your hut is a short walk to the historic village of Corfe Castle, which has several shops, a hotel, pubs and is close to the Swanage Heritage Railway. The area also offers a wide range of outdoor activities such as walking, cycling, bird watching, horse riding, golf, fishing and many water sport adventures.
Your shepherd’s hut is located within a fenced and gated private garden, sleeping 2 adults with room for a small child or dog (the dining table folds down leaving room for a cot or a small dog basket). There is room on the lawn for a 2 person children’s tent. Please contact Kate for conditions and details.
The luxuriously built Shepherd’s Hut includes
- King sized bed with luxury duvet
- 4 pillows and linens, throws and cushions
- Galley kitchen with Belfast sink, fridge, cooker, hob, toaster, kettle and the usual utensils
- Dining table and chairs
- Lounge chair
- Wood burning stove
- Walk in shower, sink and flushing toilet with luxury towels, dressing gowns, Molton Brown hand wash and hand cream, body wash, shampoo and conditioner
- Mains services
OUTSIDE within the landscaped garden you will find
- Dining table with chairs
- Awning and parasol
We provide coffee, tea, milk, bread, logs and kindling on arrival for the wood burning stove and BBQ. On cold days the wood burning stove will be lit prior to arrival.
Guest can park in our gated area adjacent to the main house and the hut.
All your dining requirements can be catered for, be it alfresco dining, cooking under the stars, or delivered with home cooked dishes. We offer Luxury Breakfast Hampers filled with homemade and locally produced breakfast items. We can also offer a fully cooked breakfast delivered hot to your door at an additional cost to the hamper prices. Please discuss any food allergies with Kate before ordering.
THE LOCAL AREA AND THINGS TO DO
Challow Farmhouse lies at the foot of Challow Hill on the outskirts of Corfe Castle nestling in the heart of the Isle of Purbeck. Its location is ideal for access to the Jurassic coast and coastal paths and for exploring the local area; including Studland, Kimmeridge, Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door.
We are within three miles of the coast with many great walks. The centre of Corfe Castle has a number of local shops together with four local pubs, two hotels (all serving evening meals) and the choice of two tea rooms. The Castle is open throughout the year and the Swanage Steam Railway, from Corfe Castle station, provides a regular service to Swanage.
Local visitor attractions include:
- Monkey World
- The Tank Museum
- Tyneham Village
- Brownsea Island
- RSPB Nature Reserve at Arne
- Farmer Palmer’s Farm Park
- Durlston Country Park
- The Etches Collection Museum of Jurassic Marine Life in Kimmeridge and Lulworth Castle
From £100 per night for 2 people plus