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Dorset Down & Horn & Poll
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Drusilla's Inn
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Drusilla`s Inn Shepherd Huts


Wimborne, Dorset,


  One-off feature  
  Sitting in a paddock surrounded by fields full of sheep are two cosy and luxurious shepherd’s huts, traditional and rustic yet also comfortable and contemporary. This is the ultimate quirky glamping experience. VisitEngland accredited.  
  Property Info  
  Accommodation Type: Wagons & Caravans  
  Property Setting: Village / Rural  
  Holiday Type: Relaxing / Sports & activity  
  Bedrooms: 1  
  Guests: 2  
  Catering: Hotel / B&B  
  General Info  
  Shepherd’s huts are a traditional feature of the rural landscape and have been used since 1596 – perhaps not always with king size beds and toilets though! These huts have been lovingly built by local craftsmen using traditional methods. They are made of wood with corrugated roofs, and have metal wheels (having been designed to be towed into the fields by tractors or steam traction engines). Fully insulated, they are warm and snug all throughout the year (even in the snow!) and provide all the home comforts you could want and need, from huge beds and tea and coffee making facilities to hot showers and flushing toilets. Our huts are named after breeds of local sheep – Dorset Down and Horn and Poll – and their interiors reflect a sheep-like theme. The huts even have their own shepherd’s crooks!  
  Details on the area surrounding the property/accommodation  
  This is spectacular walking countryside, and there are several walks which start right on your doorstep. Stroll through fields and woodland to the Horton folly tower, admire the views and wildlife on the way to Verwood or West Moors, visit the historic Church Henge or marvel at the carpet of bluebells in Haythorne Wood. Remedy Oak golf club is within walking distance of Drusilla's and fishing lakes are literally just around the corner.Dorset is also the perfect place for cycling, horse riding, golf, angling and a variety of water sports, and there are glorious beaches, stunning gardens, and ancient forts to explore. Take a boat trip around the Jurassic Coast, browse some of the independent art galleries and boutiques, or sample delicious local produce at one of the many farmers’ markets, tea rooms and traditional country pubs.  
  Getting there & away/local amenities  
  Getting There: You can find us on the same road as Moors Valley Country Park. If you’re coming from that direction, turn right out of Moors Valley and we are on the same side of the road about 4 miles away, just before the village of Horton (not far from Verwood and Three Legged Cross). Please see the website for full driving directions from Winchester, Southampton, Bournemouth, Salisbury and Wimborne Minster.  
  Nearest airports: Bournemouth 10.7  
  Nearest train station: Bournemouth 13.5 miles  
  Nearest ferry terminal: Poole 16.2 miles  
  Nearest bus stop: Verwood 5 miles  
  Car Hire: Optional  
  Nearest restaurant: Drusilla's Inn  
  Nearest beach: Bournemouth  
  Nearest shop: Three Legged Cross  
  Nearest market: Wimborne  
  More info Enquiry info
  Name Nicola Watling
  Contact Phone No. 01258 840297
  Accommodation details
  Activities Nearby Beach within 30km / Birdwatching / Cycling / Fishing / Golf within 30km / Horse Riding / Walking  
  Interior Facilities Linen provided  
  Interior Details Each hut is equipped for comfort with dazzling white sheets, cosy duvets, fluffy towels, soft fleecy blankets, tea and coffee and a welcoming Dorset surprise. The bathroom has a heated towel rack so your towels are always toasty warm, and there is another radiator in the bedroom. Umbrellas and torches have been supplied to help you to find your way safely into Drusilla’s, and a motion sensitive outside light helps too. Cast iron hanging hooks are provided for clothes and there is plenty of room for cases under the bed.  
  Exterior Facilities Parking  
  Exterior Details Ample parking is available in Drusilla’s huge car park which is only a few seconds’ walk from the huts. In the summer, outside furniture and a fire cage with logs is provided so you can sit out under the stars and toast marshmallows! The dark skies in this part of the world are perfect for stargazing.  
  Further Details The huts sit in the grounds of Drusilla’s Inn, a 250 year old thatched Wessex free house. The huts are let on a B&B basis and breakfast (including tea or coffee) is served between 9am – 11am in Drusilla’s (earlier by prior arrangement). We serve a traditional shepherd’s breakfast similar to those the shepherds would have cooked for themselves, so our breakfasts feature typical farm produce like eggs, bacon and sausages. Other types of breakfast are available by prior arrangement.  
  Conditions of
Prices per hut per night include linen and heating (plus a fire cage, logs, a toasting fork and marshmallows in the summer). Last minute deals are available on request. We require a deposit of the cost of the first night of your stay and the balance is due on departure. Arrival time is from 3pm and departure is by 11am. Dogs are not permitted in the huts.  
  Other Information Ideal for honeymoons / Other rental properties on site / Short breaks available  
  What visitors have said about Drusilla`s Inn Shepherd Huts
The quality of the local food was excellent and the atmosphere in the small but well furnished restaurant was very friendly. the waiting staff were attentive but not intrusive. If you are looking for a country pub with a log fire and cosy restaurant serving excellent local produce, then the Drusillas Inn should definitely be on your list.
David,  Trip Advisor,  Jan 2013 

I've totally loved them. We will be back soon.
Alexandra Zidaru,  Facebook,  Mar 2013 

My husband and I celebrated his birthday recently, with a dinner with friends followed by a night in the newly opened Shepherd's Hut at Drusilla's. It was a fantastic experience! Not least because of the unexpected arrival of a steam engine! The atmosphere in the pub was friendly and welcoming. The food, both for dinner and breakfast, was of a very high standard and delicious. The trio of creme brulee was exquisite! The staff were very helpful. Nothing was too much trouble. The Shepherd's Hut was luxurious. It was billed as the ultimate rustic quirky glamping experience - and it was! We were very impressed by the attention to detail and the high standard of fittings and fixtures which included lovely ensuite facilities. Well done, Gary, Nicky and all involved in building it and fitting it out! We were very impressed and would highly recommend this experience to anyone. Our only regret ..... we were travelling on and had only booked in for one night. We will be back. Certainly we will be there for the Steam Up in August - another magical experience!
Brentorgirl,  trip advisor,  May 2013 

Shepherds hut fantastic. Comfy and everything you need. Pub brilliant. Staff could have not done enough to make you feel welcome. Food good value all local produce. Breakfast WOW. Local beers a plenty. Defo be back.
Darren C,  trip advisor 

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