Treat yourself to some well deserved rest and relaxation at these gorgeous millpond-side huts in Shaftesbury.
In times of Covid, John's Hut is rented alone for 2 guests, or 2 additional guests in the same family / party will be given Miller's Hut as well.
Stay at a working organic stoneground flour mill in beautiful north Dorset, there you can find two gorgeous shepherd's huts, both sleeping 2 people with millpond views, perfect for that romantic getaway or family gathering. Hosting will be a little different this summer thus ensuring your peace of mind and distance. John's Hut is available to book, however Miller's Hut will only be available to book as 'whole site' with John's Hut. This tweak will ensure that the washroom is solely for you and creates a more exclusive site. Both huts enjoy millpond views.
Characterful John's Hut is larger in size and thoughtfully equipped for longer stays. It has a small double bed, with supportive mattress, dining area and bijou Salamander stove that will keep you warm and toasty. You can choose to cook over the firepit using a tripod grill or alternatively fire up the Rocket stove which is perfect for cooking burgers or a delicious warming stew. Through the gate and across the grass by the millpond you can find your own private table and chairs for al fresco dining, or enjoy relaxing in the hammock chair or hammock and seeing where your thoughts take you. Teenagers are welcome to pitch a tent alongside this hut if required. A bucket of wood, for the stove and firepit, is provided for each night of your stay but if you require a refill there will be a charge of £5 a bucket.
Miller's Hut offers a cosy and homely stay with a small double bed that when you open the stable door looks directly out onto the millpond, what better way to start the day! Add to that a hot cup of tea or coffee and piece of homemade cake and you have heaven on earth right there. Outside you can relax on a comfy chair or simply lie back on a rug and listen to the sounds of nature around you. Come the evening be sure to light the firepit and toast some marshmallows whilst looking out for shooting stars in the exceptionally dark night sky.
A bright washroom with loo and shower room can be found in a washroom in the mill yard, just a short walk away. This is for your group's private use.
In the morning you can enjoy a delicious help-yourself breakfast a few steps from your hut. A cool bag of breakfast supplies including homemade bread, muesil, yoghurt, fruit, milk and juice will be left for you. This is included in your stay and a great way to boost your energy for a day exploring the local area. If you have more time, locally sourced breakfast hampers can be purchased for to cook over the firepit and include homemade bread, butter, jams, milk, sausages, bacon, eggs, beans and more for just £20 (for two), £30 (for four).
Shaftesbury is a walk across the fields and up the hill, about 30 minutes from your hut. Locally you can explore the beauty of Dorset, Wiltshire and Somerset from this central base. With Stonehenge, Glastonbury and Salisbury just a short drive away, you can chose from the mystical and historic or modern and musical. Alternatively take a trip to the coast and visit Poole or Bournemouth for the day, or head to the Purbecks.
There is a minimum 2 night stay. Prices for John's Hut range from £90 - £100 per night, including breakfast. £175 - £195 per night for both huts together for 3 or 4 guests.
We have incorporated the following principles into hosting this summer:
We would like to reassure guests that bed linen and towels are always washed at high temperatures.
There is hand sanitiser in each hut.
We have run self check-in since opening.
Mill employees will maintain a safe distance from you.
The washroom and toilet are for your personal use.
We have temporarily removed store cupboard goodies and reading material/maps.
We have updated our Terms and Conditions to reflect the current situation.
We ask for prompt check out so that the huts can be deep cleaned and aired.
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