Esme's Escape

Haselbury Plucknett, Somerset, England

Ensuite shepherd's hut, also with kitchenette and Hot Tub, sleeps 2 people in picturesque village near Yeovil.

The Quirky Tour

The owners of this 1940’s themed shepherds hut go the extra mile to ensure you have a lovely stay. The woodfired hot tub and pizza oven work effectively.

There is a covered outdoor seating area and garden so plenty to keep you outside, and indoors the woodburner keeps the en-suite hut toasty warm.

Jess' visit on 17th January during The Quirky Tour 2023

Key Points

  • An award-winning shepherd's hut dating back to 1940s with a war time theme.
  • Enjoy the pretty orchard garden with outdoor seating, a wood fired hot tub, pizza oven/BBQ.
  • There is a kitchenette and ensuite facilities.
  • There is a 17th century coaching inn (Michellin guide pub) within walking distance, in the village of Haselbury Plucknett.
  • Whilst here visit the stunning Jurassic Coastline or head into the Blackdown Hills for a hiking adventure.

Special Offer

Discounted rates for Sunday-Thursday to £95 a night from October to March inclusive (minus peak dates). 2 bags of logs included, extra logs charged at £5 a bag.  


This, multi award winning, Shepherd's hut inspired by Esme, a 1940's Land-girl, is situated in an orchard garden of a beautiful village in South Somerset and sleeps 2 people. Enjoy ensuite facilities, a kitchenette, log-fired Pizza Oven/BBQ. There is a private wood fired hot tub for guests use. 2 bags of logs are included, and more can be purchased.

The hut itself has been finished to a luxurious level with a comfortable bed and en-suite shower room with flushing toilet. Add to this a kitchenette with induction hob, kettle and small fridge and with the log fired pizza oven/BBQ and Hot Tub you have everything you need to enjoy dining al fresco in your private garden area. There is wifi in the hut plus a selection of cards and games that have been left for your playing pleasure. 

Located in the village of Haselbury Plucknett, the local pub is just a short walk away, as is the church which you can see from your hut. Locally you can enjoy walking The Liberty Trail or visit the National Trust Montacute House, where many a period drama has been filmed. For the more adventurous guest try your skills at paddle boarding along the Jurassic coast or just a half hour drive away you can discover the Blackdown Hills with its pretty villages, beautiful landscape of valleys and rivers, plus history aplenty. 

1 small dog welcome for a cost of £20 per stay. Ingredients for full english breakfast can be added for a fee. Request with the owner.

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Room Types

Double Ensuite






 Shower room





 Ironing board


Paid Extras

 Extra logs / firewood






 Pizza oven

 Private entrance

 Seating area

Nearby (within 5 miles)

 Local shop

 Pub within walking distance



 Board games


 DVD player


 Sound system



 Book a hot tub session

On Arrival

 Included - Linen

 Included - Towels

 Welcome pack


 Coffee machine





 Kitchenware / Utensils

 Tea & Coffee



 Free parking

 Guaranteed parking space

 Parking alongside accom


 Only one rental here

 Quiet location

 Set alone


I have a larger dog. Can I bring him along?

I'm sorry, but the largest dog size we would accept is a Spaniel.

I would like to order breakfast during my stay.

You can arrange for the ingredients to be ready for a full english breakfast when you want them for a fee (around £15).

Nearest Airport/s

Exeter / Bristol

Content updated on 6th March 2023 by Louise Catterall, Content Editor at QuirkyAccom in collaboration with Karen Mitchell from Esme's Escape