Ted Shepherd's Hut

Maesbury Nr Wells, Somerset, England

Enjoy a rural break in a wonderfully handcrafted shepherd's hut for 2 with private wood fired hot tub, on the Mendip Hills near Glastonbury.

The Quirky Tour

Cosy shepherds hut with wood fired hot tub and open view across fields and trees with Glastonbury Tor in the distance.

Lots of thoughtful details.

Jess' visit on 10th January during the Quirky Tour 2023

Key Points

  • Gorgeous shepherd's hut with private handmade hot tub which sleeps 2 adults with space for a child in Maesbury, near Wells.
  • Inside there is a double bed, plus a cosy wood burner and electric radiator for true cosiness whatever the weather.
  • The hut has a modern en-suite shower room with flushing toilet.
  • This property is solar powered and comes with USB charging points but no plug sockets, for an off grid experience.
  • There is a gas hob for cooking inside and a wood fired pizza oven for cooking al fresco.
  • It is possible to bring an infant along at no extra charge, but please supply your own cot and equipment.
  • Take a trip to Masbury Castle Hill Fort and enjoy panoramic views of the Somerset Levels and Mendips.

Special Offer

REDUCED RATES FOR REMAINING DATES UP TO 8 OCTOBER 2023 (price shown includes the reduction)

Add an Early check in, after 2pm (usual 4.30pm), complimentary bottle of Somerset fizz provided on arrival at just £30.00 per stay. If you wish to add this please state - 30EXTRA - in the comments box when making your booking.

Advise at time of booking if you wish to add 1 infant without charge. (Provide your own equipment for the infant).


Perched high up on the Mendip Hills, Ted's Hut is a perfect retreat from modern life. Sleeping just 2 people with a private wood fired hot tub, this is the perfect place to rekindle your relationship. Let us know if you wish to add 1 infant at no extra fee - please bring your own cot.

Unique Eco Hot Tub!

Exclusively handmade, the hot tub is perfect to share a wood-fired al fresco bathing experience, for a soak or to just unwind, whatever the weather. The stove gets the tub up to your preferred temperature quickly, whilst you pour out the fizz and chill, watching the sun go down and the stars come out (logs for hot tub use are inclusive of 1 bag per night booked).

Roasting Marshmallows

Enjoy the outdoors for much longer around the fire pit or cook up a meal, whilst telling stories and keeping toasty warm. Fire is a natural gathering point, and the fire pit is no exception in allowing you to find your inner ways.

Location, location, location

Ted's hut is located in a pretty special spot surrounded by gorgeous green hayfield and just below one of the highest points on the Mendip Hills. Facing south it offers stunning views across the unique landscape of the Somerset Levels, Glastonbury Tor and the distant Quantock Hills. You'll experience glorious isolation whilst being near your car if required, up to 100 metres from the former farmhouse and farm buildings.

Comfort, comfort, comfort

Your shepherd's hut retreat is fully en-suite with flushing toilet, double glazed and fully insulated, with a wood-burning stove, plus an energy efficient electric radiator, and heated towel rail. So whatever the weather you are guaranteed to be warm and snug. A good night's sleep is also assured with a generously proportioned double bed, Tempur memory mattress, and luxurious duvet with fine Egyptian cotton sheets.

Ted's electrics are powered by the solar panels installed on the roof! This provides plenty of power for the indoor and outdoor lighting as well as the USB power points, even during the winter. So you can rest assured that your smartphone, tablet or e-book reader can be charged (using the wall-mounted USB sockets). This does, however, mean that there are no 3 pin plug sockets within the hut for devices that require more power, offering you a real retreat from the modern world. Because Ted is a hybrid, he stays warm and cosy all year round with a heated towel rail.

The parking space at Ted's hut has an outside waterproof electric plug socket so you can do a slow overnight car charge with a granny lead if needed. This is charged at an additional £25 per overnight charge. 

What is there to do?

Local attractions include Wells (England's smallest cathedral city), Glastonbury (England's hippiest town), Wookey Hole Caves and Cheddar Gorge, plus some great walking and cycling country with a wealth of quirky pubs and eateries. Maesbury Castle is only a short walk away.

Caring for our planet

Tor View Shepherd Huts monitor and minimise waste, encourage composting and recycling, use energy with responsible operators and cleaning products, use local suppliers and contractors where possible. Ted hut is fully insulated and has a very efficient heating system plus is off grid with solar power.

Prices & booking

There is a 2/3 night minimum stay. Get an instant price by clicking Check Availability and selecting your dates.

The Shepherd's Hut cannot accept pets.

Let us know if you wish to bring along an infant at no extra cost. Please supply your own cot and own equipment.

Click Check Availability to select dates and get a price.

Room Types

Double Ensuite








 Dining area





 Fire pit

 Pizza oven

 Seating area

Nearby (within 5 miles)

 Country walks


 Pub within walking distance




 Quiet after 10pm




 Private Hot Tub

On Arrival

 Included - Linen

 Included - Towels

 Self check-in




 Kitchenware / Utensils


 Electric car charging

 Free parking


 Quiet location

 Small site (2-4 accoms)


What should we bring?

A torch and suitable footwear.

Nearest Airport/s


Content updated on 12th September 2023 by Louise Catterall, Content Editor at QuirkyAccom in collaboration with Phil from Ted Shepherd's Hut