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Such an idyllic stay.
Very luxurious and relaxing.
We have now found our secret hideaway!
The perfect couple of days of true escapism.
A wonderful stay in the Hither Hut
Set us up for a relaxing getaway!
Such a lovely way to spend our 20th Wedding Anniversary
A perfect couple of days
It’s so peaceful out here.
Especially enjoyed all the extras
Beautiful location & sheep
Beautiful and had everything we could need
Couldn’t ask for a more peaceful and beautiful setting.
Really went above & beyond
Very comfortable, cosy & peaceful
Thank you for the wonderful weekend break
Thank you for making us feel welcome
Created with such love and attention
It really couldn’t be better!
Amazed by the attention to detail
Have thought of everything and more
Able to re-charge the batteries
A lovely relaxing weekend
We absolutely love every little touch
The hut is simply the best
A 30th birthday well spent
Dimpsey went above and beyond our expectations
It really is a special place
A gorgeous, vintage hut
An awesome spot to relax and unwind
Everything to make you stay special
You have been so lovely to us
Just what we needed!
What a delightful little place
Everything we needed for a relaxing break
The hut provided a snug, relaxing, warm place
The little findings made our stay very special
The most magical weekend
A peaceful, beautiful place surrounded by the country
Thanks to all the thought and care
We loved every second we have been here
The hut and surroundings are beautiful
We had a wonderful time!
Enjoyed the view, nature and wine!
Nothing was too much
Hot Tub was magical
Many thanks for offering us the perfect stay
Has absolutely everything you need
Such a relaxing environment and gorgeous hut
The hut is so well kitted out and cosy
A lovely relaxing weekend
So sad to say goodbye!
The hut is so picturesque and peaceful
Little touches made the stay all the more lovely
The breakfast and cake tasted amazing
The place is so beautiful
Sheep in the morning were such fun
From the moment we arrived, we fell in love
A truly relaxing getaway
The best present ever received
The most delightful stay
Everything you need to hand
A perfect weekend
Loved the cosy welcome
A lovely couple of days of total relaxation
A lovely relaxing weekend away
Little touches in the hurt were beautiful
Peace and Tranquility
A hut full of such thoughtful touches
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Everything is perfect!
It has been a pleasure returning
We did not want to leave!
Thanks for sharing this place
What a lovely weekend we’ve had!
We loved the peace and tranquility
Such a wow factor!
Hither Hut has exceeded our expectation.
The hut is filled with special little details
Perfect place to unwind
A lovely peaceful weekend
A unique memory for us, one you won’t forget.
Hither Hut is so cosy
You just couldn’t knock this shepherd’s hut.
We had everything we could need
Enjoyed every second of our stay.
Amazing unique weekend stay.
Immaculate and cleverly thought out
The view to die for!
Couldn’t believe how beautiful it was.
A wonderful, welcoming, much needed break.
Wish we could stay longer!
Thoroughly enjoyed the whole vibes of the hut.
Fit for lords and ladies!
So many thoughtful details!
Slice of heaven!
A slice of paradise.
Wonderful, relaxing place
Most perfect two days away!
Idyllic, peaceful and homely
Absolutely enchanting & truly magical.
An unforgettable weekend.
A wonderful sanctum of peace.
What more does anyone need to be happy.
Definitely did not disappoint!
Heaven on earth, a slice of paradise
An incredible place to relax and rejuvenate
The Yonder Hut is stunning
A lovely little setting and hideaway
A peaceful and relaxing stay
Such a cosy feel to it and perfect time to relax
Such an amazing experience
Thank you for making it your business to ensure others can relax
Thank you for sharing your idyllic woodland retreat
A lovely stay at the Yonder Hut
What an incredible retreat you’ve created
The Yonder Hut is absolutely fabulous
The perfect setting for the perfect proposal
Just what the doctor ordered and more!
A lovely break away in the Yonder Hut
A beautiful stay – peace and quiet
So many thoughtful touches
The most comfortable and relaxing getaway
Great place for celebrating my birthday
Such a peaceful and relaxing time
The experience was more than amazing
Such a wonderfully relaxing time here in your beautiful hut
It’s amazing how much this magical haven feels like home
“Hope you’re well. A very short note just to say thanks once again for the wonderful stay we had at your beautiful Shepherds Hut on the 9th/10th July, and also for the lovely, lovely soaps that you so kindly gave to me as we departed. The Hut itself was an absolute joy – decorated and filled so beautifully, comfortably and thoughtfully, and we had an amazing stay. The hot tub was also superb – I think Andy could happily have spent the whole two days in there! For me it was the peace and quiet and the view across the fields that I especially loved – being able to read a book in such beautiful surroundings and looking out at such a glorious setting was a treat indeed. We also had two fabulous meals at the Candlelight Inn, which I would recommend without hesitation to anyone and everyone. I know that we will be back to visit as soon as we possibly can.” ~ Sinead
“I just wanted to leave you a note with some thoughts on our recent getaway to the ‘Dimpsey Shepherds Hut’, Somerset…. In reviews of this sort the same superlatives are often used, but this truly was a unique getaway from the chaos of daily life. Down to the smallest detail, every element of our experience had been thought of. Freshly brewed tea and homemade cakes in the hut ready for us when we arrived; the log burner had been lit in advance to ensure the warmest of welcomes. My better half Lucy, who is more organised than the Swiss train system adored the fact ‘everything had its place’. Meanwhile I was able to extract the inner Bear Grylls in me by attempting to master the outdoor oven and the wood-fired hot tub. The manual labour was worth it as we laid back and surveyed the canopy of stars (see what I did there!?) above us.
The neighbours were great too…George the goose was a soothing but persistent alarm clock each morning in the pen next door, and Nigel (possibly named by ourselves) the lama tended to keep himself to himself. Our host Emma struck the perfect of being helpful and attentive without being overbearing, we were even offered a lift to the local, Candlelight Inn! And with 25 different gins on offer it was a very tempting proposition, however the walk ‘home’ down the lanes with the moon and stars as lighting is very much a lasting memory.
Lucy and I could have quite easily booked two nights at a mainstream hotel in a city. What The Dimpsey Shepherds Hut gave us was an experience. It’s uniqueness gave us memories that we will treasure for a long time. It wasn’t just the tea and cakes, or the satisfying sense of isolation, the intoxicating view out of the kitchen window in the morning, or George the Goose. It was a collection of all the little things. All the little things created a magical experience you will only find there; that will stand long in the memory. It’s impossible to put a price on that. We will be returning. That I can assure you.
Many thanks, D.”
“Emma made us most welcome on arrival and was there if we needed her during our stay. Thoughtful and approachable. For us an easy set up through the website and communication with Emma responding to our last minute request. We had a great time, went down to Lyme Regis on one day an easy scenic drive but we were itching to get back to the hut as the environment is so lovely, the hut is just a pleasure, got to get back there soon! Oh and good clean air with the hoot of owls at night under a starry sky, perfect!” ~ Finlay
“We had the most wonderful idyllic weekend at the Dimpsey Shepherd’s hut. Emma was an excellent host, greeting us even when we were late to arrive having baked us a cake and stocked the fridge with bacon and eggs ready for breakfast. Every detail has been thought about, with goodies to find in every corner such as boardgames for a rainy afternoon and waterproof bag with a thermos you can take on a picnic. Would highly recommend to friends for a romantic and quiet weekend out of London. Thank you Emma!” ~ Emma
“We were warmly welcomed by Emma on arrival and she showed us to the beautiful Shepherd’s hut and how everything worked. She had also left us tea and cake with a lovely vase of wild flowers which was a beautiful touch and wonderful supplies for our first breakfast. The Shepherd’s hut is absolutely stunning – beautifully and constructed, very spacious and the interior decoration has been thoughtfully chosen and carefully styled. The bed is incredibly comfortable, the bathroom is fantastic and every attention to detail was perfect. This is an excellent base to explore Somerset and Dorset but also a beautiful place to relax, unwind and listen to the sheep munching grass. We were lucky enough to have very clear nights with no cloud and had a wonderful view of the nights sky and twinkling stars. I could not recommend Emma and her beautiful Shepherd’s hut highly enough – a fantastic place to stay!” ~ Helen
“We loved our weekend in the hut. Great location – the views our stunning, so peaceful. Great accommodation – it’s beautiful every detail has been considered. Great host – Emma really looked after us even moving a noisy cow so we wouldn’t be desturbed (we didn’t even notice it). Highly recommended!” ~ Tom
“Amazing, secluded, beautiful – what a fabulous place. The location is stunning, the hut itself is just perfect and Emma was an equally wonderful host. We are already planning our return visit. Thank you Emma.” ~ Amanda
“What a lovely, lovely place to visit – nothing too much hassle and everything thought through. From every cooking utensils needed for the perfect breakfast (including bacon from the farm) to the luxurious bed linen and comfy mattress to ensure a restful sleep… this really was a treat. If you are looking for a relaxing retreat in the middle of nowhere with just the stars and countryside for company … This is a great bet. Enjoy!” ~ Susie
“We had a fantastic few days in the shepherds hut; despite it being December and really rather cold, the hut was cosy and warm. The wood burning stove is a real asset! The interior perfectly matched the beautiful view over the valley from Beetham Farm, an idyllic location. We were very comfortable in the hut with everything you need to be self sufficient and get a great nights sleep, the bathroom was particularly luxurious and we loved the carved granite sink, very functional in the compact space. Andrew and Emma are great hosts and make you feel very welcome.” ~ Sophie.
“Describing it as ‘Glamping’ doesn’t really do it justice! This is a 5* Shepherd’s Hut in a lovely location. The hut itself has all mod-cons including a power shower, hob, log burner and just about everything else you could want for a weekend (or longer). You can see that Emma has paid a lot of attention to the decoration and soft furnishings and the hut is cosy and stylish. Emma & Andrew were great hosts and really helpful before our arrival. We were able to order farm produce in advance and they had the fire pit all ready for our BBQ! Lots of little extras – the tea and cake was much appreciated after our journey. Great location, quiet, easy to find – the hut itself is a short distance from the farm house but doesn’t feel overlooked, lovely view of the surrounding farm land and animals (including the resident George the Goose who provided us with much entertainment). A good base to explore from – we went to Lyme Regis for the day which was only about 45 minutes drive away. A nice pub just over a hilly mile away by foot. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it, the whole stay was just about perfect.” ~ John.
“I’ve been lucky enough to stay at Dimpsey twice now- and both times the word I’d use to describe the stay would be magical. I stayed in Dimpsey’s Hither Hut in January and again in February as I’m lucky enough to work with a couple of the businesses Emma (the co-owner) is involved with and I had meetings in her neck of the woods. The first time I stay in January on my own and I was just blown away. I’ve watched Emma develop Dimpsey but nothing prepares you for the experience of when you open the door and see it all. The first thing that hits you is the amazing wave of calmness. And I know that sounds so weird but I honestly felt like all my stress sort of melted away as I stepped inside- it has something about it. Inside, the little log burner had been lit for me and the decor was stunning. Cosy, original, thoughtful, homely and oh so special. With secret cubby holes, handmade soap, and really useful things like chargers on hand, if took me about 10 seconds to settle in! Another thing- the space. I’m 6ft tall and didn’t feel the least big cramped. Although the hut is a smaller space, the decor and design make it feel like a tardis. The first time I stayed on my own and the second time I shared- and both times it felt spacious and welcoming. And the shower room? It has a proper full size shower. This ticked a big box for me. And the setting. Oh my. When you see the sunset in the morning through your hut window- it’s like a little bit of heaven. Especially if enjoyed with a cup of tea. The Blackdown Hills are beautiful, the farm has this incredible vibe, and the animals are lovely too. If you’re really lucky you’ll get Kitty’s VIP treatment- that cat is a legend. I can not speak of Dimpsey highly enough. It really is luxury, warmth and calm in the most incredible way.” – Rhea
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