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Badgers Hut, Converted World War II Gun Carriage

Hut hosted by Quality Unearthed
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 bathroom

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Elegantly perched at the top of it's own private field, with magnificent views over rolling dorset hills and valleys below, sits Badgers Hut, a beautifully renovated Second World War gun carriage for two. This sublime countryside sanctuary is the perfect tonic for rumbustious city living, with peace and tranquillity at its very core; the ideal setting for a romantic couples retreat.

The land is in the midst of a rewilding project to help restore the farmland to its former natural splendour.

The space
The carriage has been attractively designed and restored to create a warm and cosy interior, which contains a wood burning stove and comfy double bed, as well as full cooking facilities, including a gas powered hob and fridge. The interior of this bespoke hut has been smartly organized to incorporate a double bed, a beautifully designed cooking area with worktop, fully functional sink, hot and cold water, and a log burning stove oven to keep you well heated in the colder nights.

A lovely collection of local delicacies can be found in your breakfast hamper which is provided by the owner, including homemade bread, plus sausages and bacon for a lovely, hearty breakfast. Store cupboard essentials such as fresh coffee, tea, and and sugar are also provided.

The accommodation also benefits from a full ensuite bathroom with hot showers and natural composting toilet, as well as outside seating and a fire pit, perfect for heart-warming nights amongst the stars and flickering flames.

Right behind the hut, you will find a separate cabin with a smart composting loo, hot and cold running water, washbasin and shower. Towels and locally made toiletries are provided.

A solar-powered battery provides enough electricity to charge your fundamentals.

Guest access
Guests will have access to the entire hut, as well as the immediate grounds outside which include the seating area, wood-fired hot tub (provided at no extra cost), fire pit and ample space for running around.

Other things to note
Children and dogs cannot be accommodated, unfortunately.
Elegantly perched at the top of it's own private field, with magnificent views over rolling dorset hills and valleys below, sits Badgers Hut, a beautifully renovated Second World War gun carriage for two. This sublime countryside sanctuary is the perfect tonic for rumbustious city living, with peace and tranquillity at its very core; the ideal setting for a romantic couples retreat.

The land is in the mids…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed

Amenities

Free parking on premises
Kitchen
Hot tub
Breakfast
Indoor fireplace
Heating
Essentials
First aid kit
Smoke alarm
Private entrance

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Location

Shaftesbury, England, United Kingdom

Shaftesbury is a town and civil parish in Dorset, England. It is situated on the A30 road, 20 miles west of Salisbury, near to the border with Wiltshire. It is the only significant hilltop settlement in Dorset, being built about 215 metres above sea level on a greensand hill on the edge of Cranborne Chase.
Shaftesbury is a town and civil parish in Dorset, England. It is situated on the A30 road, 20 miles west of Salisbury, near to the border with Wiltshire. It is the only significant hilltop settlement in Dorset,…

Hosted by Quality Unearthed

Joined in March 2015
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A holiday isn't just about where we put our heads at night. It’s about the whole experience; exploring new places, sampling new food and creating memories. Our aim to find you unique places to stay, in areas of outstanding beauty. What about a luxury tree house for two, a super family holiday in a yurt or off-grid cottage? The team at Quality Unearthed visit each abode personally (somebody has to do it!) to ensure it provides the kind of experience we can wholeheartedly recommend.
A holiday isn't just about where we put our heads at night. It’s about the whole experience; exploring new places, sampling new food and creating memories. Our aim to find you uniq…
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: After 15:00
Check out: 11:00
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Health & safety
Committed to Airbnb's enhanced cleaning process. Learn more
Airbnb's social distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Pool/hot tub without a gate or lock
Heights without rails or protection

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