Secluded and peaceful with beautiful views; 'our little piece of heaven'.
About Dorothy Wright
We started Mowbarton Barn (across the lane) in Spring 2013 and have loved welcoming guests to this beautiful location. When we acquired a couple of extra acres which had been neglected for many years, we decided it would be nice to extend our holiday letting business - but on a small scale. With so much wildlife around, and such lovely views, a form of glamping seemed the answer - and then a friend told us about Blackdown Shepherd Huts, just down the road near Ilminster...
Dorothy Wright purchased this Cabin in 2015
Why Dorothy Wright chose Wedmore
We simply fell in love with the Blackdown Shepherd huts - and had one especially made for us!
What makes this Cabin unique
Compact and quirky, it makes you feel you are having a bit of an adventure - but it has such a luxury finish that you are completely pampered and cosseted.
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A Fantastically peaceful get away
I can't rate our stay highly enough. A lovely little Shepherds Hut with everything you need for a comfortable "get away from it all" visit. Our host Dorothy was very friendly and we were suprised to open the door to the hut on arrival to locally made Cider, mini loaves, cheese and chutney and also milk and butter. Delicious! As we were only there for 2 nights we made the most of our stay. We walked to Roger Wilkins Farmhouse and sampled his Ciders whilst making up our minds on which one to buy. We also bought Cheese, pickled eggs and Passion fruit curd from there. A lovely chatty man with lots of stories to tell of his years making cider and his famous visitors! We visited Glastonbury and Wells in the same afternoon for a wander around. We ate at The New Inn in Wedmore. A homely local kind of pub with lovely food. Before heading home to Oxford, we did a little ( 7 min ) detour to Burnham on Sea. A lovely sandy beach. All in all we had a lovely break and would definitely recommend Mowbarton Shepherds Hut. Thankyou to Dorothy once again :)
Do come back some time!
Definitely worth a visit
Lovely accommodation in a private setting - great for getting away and leaving the world behind for a few days!
Hope to see you again...
Perfect and peaceful
This was our 2nd visit to Dorothy's Shepherd's Hut in 6 months – it was amazing the first time, and the 2nd visit didn't disappoint.
Dorothy is professional, friendly and organised, and the local goodies (fresh bread, chutney, cheese, cider and fresh flowers) are so thoughtful.
You only have to flick through the visitors' book to realise it is a hit and people return.
The hut feels big and spacious, is cosy and super comfortable (the big bed with lovely sheets is divine), and the space is completely private and so peaceful. We saw numerous bunnies as well as a hungry woodpecker, just lovely. Breakfast outside is a must.
We have a soft spot for Wells, so getting there is super easy and fun to go on market day. I can certainly recommend the Bishop's Palace Gardens – divine on a sunny day in September!
This really is the perfect peaceful retreat. We will certainly be looking forward to booking visit number 3.
Lovely to have you back; note: for anyone with a soft spot for Wells it's the Wells Festival of Literature coming up in October!
Perfect break and relaxing couple of days!
The Hut is set in a perfect area surrounded by wildlife and little else making it a perfectly peaceful and relaxing retreat. Wedmore, Cheddar and Wells are all within a quick drive away making it easy to pop to the shops. The Hut was immaculate and had everything needed, the Hut has been cleverly designed so although compact, everything had a its space and never felt small. The 4 seater table turns into a large and very comfy double bed, and the shower and toilet area is modern and and again well thought out. Very rarely do you get the balance of modern comfy living and remote peaceful setting wrapped up in one little Hut. Kitchen was well stocked and BBQ and equipment is all provided... Was left a welcome pack of cider and cheese which set the the tone for the for the great couple of days we had.. Owners clearly take great pride in what they do and it shows!
Please do come again!
Very beautiful little hut
Wonderful little hut. Great location and appreciated the welcome card on food. Would 100% stay again. Thank you.
Look forward to seeing you again! Perhaps on your anniversary?!
We stayed in the shepherd's hut at Mowbarton Barns for 2 nights in July and loved it. The hut is beautiful furnished and comes fully equipped with everything you need. There were some really lovely touches from the owner, Dorothy: sweet peas on the table, everything to make up some cheese and pickle sandwiches, milk and some local cider in the fridge. There is lots to do locally. We really enjoyed cycling the Strawberry line to Clevedon (sustrans route 26). The local village shop, Trug Flowers and The Swan in Wedmore are also recommended.
If you fancy getting away from it all to a beautiful part of the country, this is a perfect choice.
I am so glad you had a good time and look forward to welcoming you here again
Mowbarton Shepherd's Hut is equidistant from Wells and Glastonbury, both of which are steeped in historical sights and folklore. Wedmore itself was once part of King Alfred's Royal Estate; he burnt the cakes just down the road! The property is also just 15 minutes drive from Cheddar Gorge and Wookey Hole. The area is famed for bird watching, with several nature reserves within ten minutes' drive. It is also very popular with cyclists and walkers. Ten miles away is the north Somerset coast (Burnham-on-Sea), with Exmoor not much further on.