Dimpsey Hither Hut

Sleeps 2 En suite Kitchen Wood-Fired Hot Tub

HUT DESCRIPTION

In a nutshell…

We want staying in the hut to feel like a luxury hotel, so we’ve tried to go the extra mile to make it really comfortable for you, ensuring that all the styling is from British designers and adding in extra little treats to delight you.

The hut is 18 feet long and contains a double bed, seating, kitchen area and a bathroom with shower and flushing toilet.

Dimpsey Slumber Space
In our opinion, there’s nothing worse than having to make a bed every day, so our double bed pulls down out of the wall fully made with luxury British bed linen and cosy blankets. You can either leave it down and use the sofa bench seat to lounge on during the day…or tuck it away again when you’re ready.

Dimpsey Dining
The Dimpsey Hither hut has a hand-built oak table and sheepskin-covered bench seats to seat up to 4 people. We also have a lovely long day bed which makes for comfy magazine reading, or just gazing out at the view across the hills. Our fairy lights and board games, make for cosy evenings – with a log burner for you to light on a really cold day.
We have a gas hob, fridge and small belfast sink within the hut and we supply a starter pack of tea, coffee and hot chocolate. Outside the shepherd’s hut we have an oak covered outdoor kitchen area, complete with a wood-fired garden oven, plus outdoor washing-up area with Belfast sink with hot & cold taps.

All essential utensils and crockery are provided – there’s a list in the Welcome Pack.

We can also provide meals upon request and have also provided Places to Eat recommendations on the site.

Dimpsey Romance – Wood-fired log burners and hot-tubs…
There’s nothing better than a real fire so inside the Dimpsey hut there is a wood burning stove with a constant supply of wood to keep you toasty and warm – we don’t charge extra for this – it’s included in the price.
 
Outside the Dimpsey shepherd’s hut, we have a wood-fired hot-tub for your exclusive use – perfect for soaking in whilst gazing up at the stars. We show you how to use the wood-fired hot-tub when you arrive and believe us, you’ll love it!
 
Dimpsey Showers and more
There is a lovely bathroom hidden away behind the double doors at the end of the hut. We provide towels, a hair dryer and a starter selection of luxury shower treats. There’s plenty of room in the shower and there is also a granite washbasin and flushing toilet (no compost loos!).

AMENITIES

Private Entrance

Both of our huts have separate entrances as well as being over two fields apart so you can be assured that you have all the privacy you need.

Parking

You have your own private parking area just by the shepherd hut.

Fold-Down Wall Bed

The Hither Hut comes with a fold-down wall bed (double) which can be easily lifted to unveil a seating area and table, and brought down when you are ready for your slumber.

Wood-fired Hot Tub

Our Hither Hot Tub is tucked away with fairy lights and candles to ensure the most relaxing of experiences.

Dimpsey Extras

We’ve tried to think of some extra bits and pieces that will be useful, like a lovely little flask and enamel mugs to take with you, as well as a local map, if you go walking, We also have a vintage picnic basket – for which we can provide sandwiches and treats for if you let us know in advance.

Seasonal

We style the hut with things that we think you will enjoy, so the contents do change now and then. We do this so that you have lovely and unique items to enjoy while you’re here – and we can also say, hand-on-heart that we don’t use anything that we haven’t tried ourselves. If you do fall in love with something, let us know as we can source you similar items.

We want make sure that you have a great Dimpsey experience, so we promise you the following:-

  • If you book to come and stay with us, we will do our very best to make sure that you have a great time.
  • If you want something and we can help, we will. If you have any problems, we will do our best to solve them.
  • If you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to contact us – we hope to meet you soon!

from £145/night

2020/21 charges per night for the Dimpsey Hither Hut are as follows:

£145-£195 per night for two adults including breakfast for the first night, all logs for the wood-fired hot-tub and ovens and lots of little extras!

For guidance –

The £175 per night price is for peak times including June/July/August 2020 and weekends. Christmas is priced differently.

The £145-£175 per night is weekday in non-peak months.

Please note that our minimum stay is usually 2 nights.

We do occasionally book one night breaks when there is an odd night left on its own – if you spot one and would like to book – we charge £195 for single night stays – please contact us by email to enquire about this option.

Our popular dates do go quickly, so it’s best to book early!

We are located near Combe St Nicholas in Somerset.

What does the price include?

Our price includes logs for the wood-burner, the wood-fired hot tub and the fire-pit, a welcome tea tray with chocs or cookies and eggs, bacon, and milk for your first breakfast. 

Dimpsey Shepherd Huts are perfect summer and winter alike – for the chillier days you can light the logburner and hunker down with a good book – and the sunny days make it a great place to enjoy the sunshine and the fantastic views. The top step is a perfect place to sit with a cup of tea and drink in the scenery.

You can book your chosen dates on the calendar above which will take you through to a payments page to pay your deposit.  Once your deposit is received, we send you out a full Welcome Pack with information and directions. Please email us or call us if you require any help prior to booking.

ANSWERS TO COMMON QUESTIONS

Where is Dimpsey based?
We’re based near Combe St Nicholas on the Somerset/Devon border, about half a mile from the A303. We have the advantage of being down a beautiful country lane and easy to find. Our farm is around 30 acres, was listed in the Domesday book and is home to Dexter Cattle, Jacob sheep and Tamworth pigs – so lots of animals and tractors to see. Dimpsey Hither Hut is located in Hither Orchard, so named as it has been replanted on the same spot as the orchard which served the farm for hundreds of years previously. Dimpsey Yonder Hut is over two fields away in its own private copse and overlooks Castlemoor, where a veritable nature safari awaits you during your stay! Our newest addition, Dimpsey Dapple stands in its own field with a starry expanse of sky soaring above it – totally magical, especially when viewed from a deep bath in the outdoor bathroom.
Are the huts private with their own hot tub?
Our shepherd huts are each set in their own field and are completely private. Each comes with it’s own wood-fired hot tub or outdoor bath, firepit and outdoor pizza oven.
What is your deposit and cancellation policy?
You pay 50% deposit on booking and 50% 4 weeks before your stay. If you cancel more than 4 weeks before your stay, the cancellation fee is 25% of your booking cost unless you rebook. If you cancel within 4 weeks of your stay, the cancellation is 100% of your holiday cost unless we manage to rebook your dates. We strongly encourage everyone to take out short trip travel insurance so that you are covered if you have to cancel for an insured reason – prices start around £20 for a weekend.
Arrival and departure times
The hut will be ready and waiting for you to arrive any time after 3pm for the Dimpsey Hither, 4.30pm for the Dimpsey Yonder and 330pm for Dimpsey Dapple – late arrivals are not a problem for us – so if you need to complete a day’s work and then drive here, just let us know and we’ll make sure everything’s ready for your arrival time. We understand that there is nothing worse than rushing around when you have to leave early so you don’t have to leave your Dimpsey stay until 11am for Dimpsey Hither, 12pm for Dimpsey Yonder and 1030am for Dimpsey Dapple on the day of departure.
What happens after I have booked?
When you book you will get a confirmation email and a Dimpsey Shepherd Hut welcome pack which will tell you about what to bring, how to get here and places to visit.
Before you get here
Once we’ve received your deposit, we send out your Welcome Pack, which we advise that you read through and then book tables for popular eating places and advise us if you would like to purchase any food from the farm. The Pack also covers nitty-gritty things like maps and useful numbers plus the little extras that make your stay in the Dimpsey hut unique, relaxing and enjoyable.
If I want to arrange a surprise, can you help?
Oh yes, we love to help with surprises! You can add on flowers and balloons when you book or if there is anything else you would like us to arrange, we’re always happy to help. We’ve been a secret organiser of many special occasions, Dimpsey is perfect for special event breaks like birthdays, anniversaries and engagements.
What’s in the welcome pack?
The welcome pack will have everything you need to make sure that your get away and stay is as enjoyable as possible. It will include the nitty gritty things like maps and useful numbers to the little extras that make your stay in the Dimpsey hut unique, relaxing and enjoyable. If you’re coming to Dimpsey for a special occasion and need to arrange any secret surprises, just let us know and we’ll help you to make someone’s day very special. If you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to contact us.
What do you need to bring?
Dimpsey is all about you-time, so the main thing is to leave your timetable and schedule at home and bring a willingness to step back and take things easy. The Welcome Pack will tell you all the things we have here and you can add your own personal choices to make it a really indulgent break!
What is there in the immediate area?
The nearest small towns are Chard and Ilminster, with Taunton (20 minutes) and Exeter (35 minutes) being the larger towns in the vicinity. The country lanes are perfect for walking and biking and the nearby Neroche woods offers access to a long walking, riding and cycle path. We’re about 30 minutes from Lyme Regis and the coastal paths if you fancy venturing out. In addition, this particular area of the Blackdown presents some stunning skies and opportunities for stargazing, the hot tub being a perfect place to view from.
Can I buy food from the farm?
Yes you can, when you book you can add a breakfast hamper, sausages, burgers, steak and eggs, or email us if you decide post-booking. The meat is all from our small farm and we use local produce and suppliers. We can also cater for other food preferences. We also sell a pizza pack for £12, so that you can cook your own pizza in the wood-fired garden oven that is outside your shepherd hut.
How accessible is Dimpsey?
Please note that the Shepherd Huts have 4 steps leading up to the door and the nature of the accommodation means that it may not be fully wheelchair accessible – please call us for further details and we can talk through your access requirements. We allow Assistance Dogs as part of a booking, but please do talk to us first, we ask that you leave other doggy friends at home please.
What about Dimpsey's sustainability?
Our shepherds huts were made less than 10 minutes away from our farm by Blackdown Shepherd Huts, we try wherever possible to use local suppliers or vintage pieces. We provide recycling facilities and we also compost all of your food waste. We grow herbs and some veg outside the shepherd’s hut for your use and if you order meat from our farm, your food miles can be measured in feet!
Covid cleaning
We follow all the latest government guidance on cleaning for guest accommodation and use recommended cleaning materials – we’re part of the Visit England ‘Good to Go’ scheme.
What if there's a lockdown again?
If there is a government lockdown in force and you can’t get here or we are unable to provide your break, then we will move your break to an alternative date or refund for you, just as we did with booked guests in the last lockdowns. The Post Office offers a really cost effective travel insurance policy which can cover you (depending on circumstances) in the case of illness preventing your trip.
Are you dog friendly?
Sorry, we aren’t so ask that you leave dogs at home please.
Can I come on my own?
Of course, we’re all about escaping the busy and our solo travellers enjoy all the luxuries that the shepherd huts have to offer, the retreat-like peace and love that they can be totally secure in the knowledge that we’re around to help if needed.
Perfection in a shepherd's hut. Such a lovely couple of days of total relaxtion...
Dimpsey Hither Shepherd's Hut Guest