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The Scrumpy Shepherd

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Idyllic setting
The Scrumpy Shepherd is a bespoke Shepherds Hut, with ensuite, set in a secluded rural orchard
Stunning Suffolk countryside
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Overview
1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
2 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
Tucked away in it's own secluded orchard sits The Scrumpy Shepherd. This handcrafted, hideaway for two, is full of delightful details from the copper fittings in the ensuite to the flower filled milk churns in the meadow. *Contact us for more information, subject to availability Combining the charm of heritage fittings with modern facilities, The Scrumpy Shepherd offers pure luxury on a compact scale. The handcrafted kitchenette is beautifully equipped and a wood burning stove creates a cosy cabin. At the end of the day you will climb up into the full size double bed and wake up to beautiful views across the fields from the luxury of your bed. The attention to detail is continued outside too, with lanterns in the trees, a fire pit, barbecue and bespoke furniture, all crafted on the family...Tucked away in it's own secluded orchard sits The Scrumpy Shepherd. This handcrafted, hideaway for two, is full of delightful details from the copper fittings in the ensuite to the flower filled milk churns in the meadow. *Contact us for more information, subject to availability Combining the charm of heritage fittings with modern facilities, The Scrumpy Shepherd offers pure luxury on a compact scale. The handcrafted kitchenette is beautifully equipped and a wood burning stove creates a cosy cabin. At the end of the day you will climb up into the full size double bed and wake up to beautiful views across the fields from the luxury of your bed. The attention to detail is continued outside too, with lanterns in the trees, a fire pit, barbecue and bespoke furniture, all crafted on the family farm - relax and reflect in the most restful setting. A little extra... A complimentary welcome hamper with treats from the farm including a home baked cherry and walnut cake (the walnuts are from a tree on the farm), Pump St chocolate, Paddy and Scotts coffee, marshmallows for toasting and Sloe gin made from sloes gown in the hedgerows. (Contents may vary!) The farm offers several other secluded and romantic places to enjoy the sunset over the valley or a candlelit picnic down on the meadows bordering the River Deben. Breakfast baskets, picnic hampers and evening meals can be arranged directly with the owner. Please add a note at the time of booking and we will be in touch with the details. Cabin: with log burning stove, full size double bed and a fold out oak table and chairs Kitchenette: with microwave oven, mini fridge, induction hob, butler sink and oak units Ensuite: with wc, wash basin, shower Outside: within a private orchard with ancient fruit trees and enclosed by natural hedgerow, guests have the use of the bespoke bench seat and table, barbecue and fire pit.. There are also bikes for guests to use, but please do bring your own safety equipment! Also: Hairdryer, reasonable 4G coverage, patchy mobile signal Nearest pub: The Cretingham Bell 0.8miles (2 minute drive, or a 20 minute walk) The Brandeston Queen 1.2 miles Nearest village shop: Otley Stores 2 miles or Framlingham 5 miles Nearby: Framlingham 5 miles, Woodbridge 10 miles, Snape 13 miles, Aldeburgh 17.5 miles, Minsmere 20 miles, Dunwich 20 miles, Thorpeness 18 miles, Southwold 25 miles More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
Set in a beautiful meadow, it is a perfect place for rest and relaxation!
Bathrooms
1 Attached (ensuite)
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About the Owner
Cottagetree T
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:September 2017
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Reviewed 10 August 2020

We stayed here for 2 nights and were completely blown away...WOW! A truly peaceful, relaxing stay. The shepherd hut is furnished/ resourced to ensure your comfort throughout. Outside area is a small orchard exclusively for sole use. There is a choice of seating, a fire...More

Date of stay: August 2020
1  Thank 279TracyH
Reviewed 5 August 2020

The Scrumpy Shepherd was amazing. The hut was spotless and the furniture and fittings of an excellent standard. It even overlooked a sunflower field! We couldn't hear anything except birdsong - totally relaxing. We had the first night dinner and breakfast basket - all delicious...More

Date of stay: July 2020
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Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

This is the second time my boyfriend and I (now fiance- he proposed to me at the Scrumpy Shepherd this weekend - yes, it's that romantic!) have been to the Scrumpy Shepherd. Not only is it the perfect tranquil get away from hectic city life...More

Date of stay: September 2018
4  Thank MissNEC
Cottagetree, VR Owner at The Scrumpy Shepherd, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a wonderful review, and such exciting news! Congratulations! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 24 September 2018

Just back from staying here, absolutely Gorgeous, super cosy little shepherd hut in such a tranquil location , beautifully finished with lovely touches from the owners Daniel and Sarah. I love the fact there isn’t a tv as my husband is a tv addict so...More

Date of stay: September 2018
2  Thank natashaandcraig
Cottagetree, VR Owner at The Scrumpy Shepherd, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2018

Thank you so much for your lovely review! So pleased that you enjoyed your stay, and we completely agree re the TV! (It is amazing how many people say that!) We very much look forward to a return visit one day!

Reviewed 26 March 2018

A surprise for my husbands birthday, I booked a 2 night break, after the first night we extended our stay. Superb first night supper brought across to us by our friendly hosts Sarah & Daniel. Location of the shepherds hut was superbly placed, in a...More

Date of stay: March 2018
1  Thank donnahC4357YT
Cottagetree, VR Owner at The Scrumpy Shepherd, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2018

We are so glad you had a lovely and relaxing stay and were very pleased to help out with the surprise Birthday celebrations! We would welcome you back anytime, and be delighted to show you some more walks!

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
Grill
Fireplace
Refrigerator
Housekeeping Included
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Parking
Private Garden
Toaster
Towels Provided
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk
Horse Riding Nearby
City Getaway
Rural/Countryside Retreats
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About the neighbourhood
The Scrumpy Shepherd is situated in a beautiful, rural part of Suffolk. Whilst near to Framlingham, and other local villages, it is a perfect place to escape!
Getting around
A car is advisable, but once there, walking or cycling are a great way of leaving the car for a few days!
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