Poacher's Perch

Stretton Sugwas, near Hereford, Herefordshire, England

Lakeside shepherd's hut with private hot tub, set beside a fishing lake, near Hereford.

The Quirky Tour

A pretty spot by the lake with spacious shepherd's hut and covered hot tub & outdoor furniture.

Great for those who want to fish as they can do that from the hut.

Jess' visit on 19th January during The Quirky Tour. 

Key Points

  • Modern shepherd's hut set aside a fishing pool offers 2 guests a private space with garden and hot tub near Hereford.
  • Inside the hut you can delight at the king size bed with space underneath for storage or your dog to sleep.
  • There is a full kitchen and dining area plus a cosy lounge space. Enjoy watching the TV/DVD from the comfort of your bed.
  • Your bathroom is just a few steps away and offers a modern shower room, plus washing/drying/ironing facilities.
  • Enjoy fishing in your own private pool or book a helicopter flight experience.
  • There are a choice of local pubs within walking distance.

Special Offer

Stays of 4 nights or more are discounted at 10% 


Peacefully positioned on the bank of a private fishing pool, this contemporary styled shepherd’s hut brings the past into the future with its modern aesthetics combined with traditional features. Complete with its private hot tub, it is simply perfect for couples or fisherman wanting to enjoy a tranquil escape. 

Upon arrival at the location, you will take possession of an electronic gate fob and enter through the gate to be greeted by your own large gravel parking space with bespoke fishing themed signs showing your parking and accommodation position. Although the shepherd's hut looks traditionally built it is far from that…. the very latest eco-friendly materials combined with a modern take on design will offer you a place that few (if any) other huts provide.

The hut offers a cosy retreat that’s finished with many homely touches and everything you will need for your stay. The hut is open plan with a wood burning fire to keep you warm, a kitchen space with wooden work tops, electric oven and an induction hob, a fridge/freezer, and built-in microwave oven. A small table and chairs for breakfast offer a stunning view. The king sized bed is raised and was designed to give ample storage, or to give your pets their own space in which to unwind. If just relaxing in bed is your idea of heaven a wall mounted TV at the end of the bed with a small selection of DVDs will offer you some light entertainment. (Feel free to bring your own DVD's too!). A selection of board games and playing cards are also provided with further seating found in the form of a small cosy two seater sofa to give a nice perch in which to watch the logs burn or to watch TV. Of an evening, it is recommended you look through the huge “Juliet” styled window that overlooks the pool; night time lighting around the fishing pool means the wildlife is often more interesting than the TV anyway!

A welcome pack is supplied with matches, firelighters and a basket of logs. If more are required you will need to supply this. 

Outside is a spacious enclosed area that no one can see into or enter, unless you invite them, a space you can relax and unwind, either on the rattan furniture provided…or the hot tub that sits next to the hut, you can enjoy soaking after a day exploring, fishing, or simply enjoy the night skies...if the skies are clear a telescope is provided …. There is a BBQ for alfresco dining. A small round coffee morning table with 2 high contemporary styled bar stools is situated at the opposite end of the shepherd’s hut.

The toilet/shower room is a short few seconds from the hut...brand new and fully appointed it is a complete washing /drying/ironing room that can only be entered by poacher’s perch guests.

The fishing pool is available to fish 24hrs per day “at no extra cost" to guests. The pool has extensive stocks of Chubb Roach, carp and several other species, Carp as large as 29lbs have been caught here with average size being in the 12-15lbs range. Chubb as large as 7lbs are regular catches! This pool is NOT open to the public so private and peaceful fishing is what you can expect!

The Herefordshire countryside is perfect throughout the year, a place you can explore the Wye Valley, Offa’s Dyke and the Forest of Dean. Cyclists can join the National cycling trail, explore the country lanes, or venture into the local Forests for a slightly more challenging terrain. In summertime why not hire a canoe from the centre at Symonds Yat ”a short but beautiful drive away" go and take time to enjoy the River and many of its hotels, river bank pubs and eateries along its route. A trip to one of the many local market towns is a must! Take time to pick up local produce from farmer’s shops or simply browse the independent shops with Hay-on-Wye famed for books and its annual international literary festival.

Enquire about chartering a flight to Shobdon airfield in Herefordshire.  If you have always dreamed of taking to the skies then the owners can help you take the next step. They are lucky enough to have a Heli Pad on site, and aircraft available. To bring your future in aviation to your doorstep, simply ask for more details when enquiring about these helicopter flight experiences.

There is a minimum 2 night stay. From 2024 arrival days are Monday / Wednesday / Friday.

Dogs are welcome without charge. Please do not let pets jump on or sleep on the bed. 

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Room Types









 Dining area


 Ironing board

 Tumble dryer

 Washing machine


Paid Extras




 Dining area

 Garden - enclosed

 Seating area

Nearby (within 5 miles)

 Country walks

 Lake / River

 Pub within walking distance




 Board games

 DVD player



 Private Hot Tub

On Arrival

 Included - Linen

 Included - Towels








 Free parking


 Quiet location

 Small site (2-4 accoms)


Can I bring a dog?

Yes, you can bring up to 2 dogs free of charge. See the 'doggy terms' when you add them.

Can I go fishing in the lake?

Yes, guests are welcome to fish during their stay. Please bring your own equipment. It is a 1.4 acre water lake with carp, chub, perch, barble and silver fish. It's a course fishing with no barb hooks to be used. For bait you can use whatever you like but as it's a natural feed lake - worm and maggots are best. The lake is only used for guest not open to the public to use so fish are not over caught. Carp range from babies to 30lb. Chub again from babies to 7.5lb. The lake is kept up to date with new fish yearly added.

Nearest Airport/s

Cardiff / Bristol / Shobdon

Content updated on 2nd August 2023 by Louise Catterall, Content Editor at QuirkyAccom in collaboration with Helen Price from Poacher's Perch