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Miller's Huts Dorset

Shaftesbury, Dorset, England
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Treat yourself to some well deserved rest and relaxation at these gorgeous millpond-side huts in Shaftesbury.

On a working organic stoneground flour mill in beautiful Dorset, you can find 2 gorgeous shepherd's huts, both sleeping 2 people with millpond views, perfect for that romantic getaway. 

Miller's Hut offers a cosy and homely stay with a small double bed that when you open the front 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 dark night sky. In the morning you can enjoy a delicious leisurely breakfast under the willow tree just a few steps from your hut. This is included in your stay and a great way to boost your energy for a day exploring the local area. 

John's Hut is larger in size and equipped for longer stays. It has a small double bed, 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 you can find your own private table and chairs for al fresco dining, or enjoy relaxing in the hammock chair 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 but if you require a refill there will be a charge of £5. Breakfast hampers can be purchased for use at John's Hut and include homemade bread, butter, milk, sausages, bacon, eggs, beans and more for just £20. 

Bathroom facilities for both huts can be found in a washroom in the Mill Yard, just a short walk away. 

Locally you can explore the beauty of Dorset, Wiltshire and Somerset from this central base. With Stonehenge, Glastonbury and Wells 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. 

There is a minimum 2 night stay in John's Hut.  Single night stays are permitted in Miller's Hut. Prices for Miller's hut range from £70-£85 per night  and prices for John's Hut range from £80 - £95 per night. If the huts are rented together there is a 20% discount but this offer does not include breakfast. 

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Nearest Airport/s

Bristol / Bournemouth / Southampton