The Astronomer Shepherd's Hut

Beaminster, Dorset, England

Luxury shepherd hut with stargazer roof and hot tub sleeps 2 near the Jurassic coast. Min 2 night stay.

Key Points

  • Shepherd's hut set within in a small group of trees offers a private stay for 2 in a kingsize bed near Beaminster.
  • Outside your hut you can relax in your private wood fired hot tub. This costs an additional £50 per stay.
  • Inside there is a pot oven for cooking and an induction hob too. Outside you can cook on the BBQ fire pit.
  • The hut features a private en-suite shower room with flushing toilet.
  • Order a delicious hamper for your stay. Choose from breakfast, cocktail and truffles, celebration, BBQ + cider or order some flowers.
  • There is a range of pubs within walking distance for you to enjoy.


Far from the Madding Crowd - Award-winning Dorset Forest Garden Glamping offers a romantic getaway for two in one of three characterful vintage shepherd's huts! Set amongst fruit trees in a food forest, Dorset Forest Garden is in an area of outstanding natural beauty in the heart of rural West Dorset. 

Located close to the Jurassic coast, Astronomer is set apart in a private area beside a copse giving it stunning views across Hardy's countryside. Sleeping 2 it offers the perfect romantic break for those looking to reconnect.

Inside the hut you can discover a luxurious kingsize bed with snuggly feather duvet and above your heads, a large stargazer window and gorgeous copper ceiling. Be sure to wish upon a falling star whilst staying here! A wood burner stove, all china and cutlery you could need is supplied as well as eco friendly washing up liquid too! It has a fridge, mini induction hob, electric kettle, toaster and charging points. The hut also features your own private ensuite shower and flushing toilet facilities, no traipsing across fields here! 

Outside the hut you can enjoy using your own personal covered BBQ and dining area- perfect for that al fresco feel whatever the weather. After your meal slip into the warmth of the wood fired hot tub, the perfect place to enjoy the twinkling stars! 

If you wish to have use of your own private wood fired hot tub then there is an additional one off cost of £50 which covers the duration of your stay. If you are celebrating then why not add a celebration hamper which includes a bottle of bubbly to your order.  

Astronomer shepherd's hut is available all year round with a minimum 2 night stay (3 night minimum at weekends). Please note there is a minimum 3 night stay over Christmas, New Year and bank holidays. Bedding and towels are supplied. No pets due to wildlife on site. 

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Room Types

Double Ensuite







 Dining area



Paid Extras





 Dining area

 Fire pit


Nearby (within 5 miles)

 Country walks

 Pub within walking distance




 Board games


 Private Hot Tub

On Arrival

 Included - Linen

 Included - Towels

 Welcome pack

Safety & Security

 Carbon monoxide detector

 Fire extinguisher





 Kitchenware / Utensils



 Electric car charging

 Free parking


 Quiet location


 Small site (2-4 accoms)

Nearest Airport/s


Content updated on 4th May 2022 by Louise Catterall, Content Editor at QuirkyAccom in collaboration with Tracy & James Oldfield from The Astronomer Shepherd's Hut