Roadman's Shepherd's Hut

Lydbury North, Shropshire, England

Off grid shepherd's Hut for up to 2 adults (+2 children under 8) hidden in an arboretum near Bishop's Castle. Or 2 huts for 4+2. Closed in winter.

The Quirky Tour

The chance to get close to nature within an ancient arboretum with lakes and estate walks and wildlife.

Take a walk to the end of the drive for a lovely meal in the friendly village pub.

Jess' visit on 27th January during The Quirky Tour 2023

Key Points

  • Tranquil shepherd's hut sleeps 2+2 in a double bed with foldable bunks above near Lydbury North in the Shropshire Hills AONB.
  • Inside there is a log burner for cosiness as well as a twin gas hob for cooking and a simple seating area.
  • There is a shower hut and compost toilet just a short stroll away.
  • Try wild swimming in the natural pools nearby.
  • There is a historic local pub on site within strolling distance.
  • Closed for Winter from November to end of March.
  • Whilst here visit a range of castles - Clun, Ludlow, Stokesay and Powys.


Suitable for 2 adults. Or add up to 2 children under 8 at no additional cost. 

Hidden away on an arboretum you can discover this gorgeous off grid shepherd's hut, offering an idyllic stay for 2+2 guests. 

The hut is an original Roadman’s Wagon with a king size bed and 2 foldable single bunks above that are perfect for smaller kids. There is a log burner to keep you cosy as well as a twin ring gas hob for cooking. Enjoy sitting outside around a campfire in the evenings while watching the sun set, or if there is a bit of rain then you can seek shelter underneath the tent attached to the hut. There are fairy lights and candles for extra cosiness and hot water bottles and extra logs are supplied but be aware that if coming at the start or end of the season then the nights can be chilly so be prepared. 

Communal shower and toilet facilities are a short walk away.

Locally you can explore the arboretum and discover the many hidden treasures that the estate has to offer, including hidden natural pools. If you want to go slightly further afield then there are many nearby historical castles and market towns that are worth a visit.  

The hut is recommended for children under 8 only due to the small sleeping space. 

**This hut has no electricity or running water.

1 dog per hut can be added for no extra fee.

Closed from November to March inclusive.

For an instant price click Check Availability and select your dates. Bed linen is supplied but please bring your own towels. Sturdy footwear and a torch are essential plus wellies if it has been wet! 


Room Types

Family Rooms



 Not suitable for those with mobility issues


 Fairy lights

 Hot water bottles




 Seating area

Nearby (within 5 miles)

 Country walks


 Lake / River

 Pub within walking distance


On Arrival

 Bring your own towels

 Included - Linen



Shared Facilities

 On-site pub

 Shared bathroom facilities

 Stroll to bathroom facilities


 Free parking


 Large site (12+ accoms)


 Quiet location


Is there a fridge in the hut?

No but we have a communal freezer in the Estate office so if you wish to bring a cool box you can refreeze your blocks here.

What should I bring with me?

Please bring towels, toiletries, warm clothes, sturdy footwear/wellies and a torch. If visiting in summer, a picnic blanket and some insect repellent may be handy.

Nearest Airport/s


Content updated on 2nd February 2023 by Louise Catterall, Content Editor at QuirkyAccom in collaboration with Team at Walcot Hall from Roadman's Shepherd's Hut