Beautiful Lake view shepherds hut. Set in the heart of the Jurassic coast world heritage site. This private estate is a bird watchers paradise. Gazing from the shepherds hut or private decking area at stunning sunsets over the lake and the abundance of birds and wildlife you probably will not want to leave these idyllic natural surroundings. It is only 1 mile from the pretty riverside town of Wareham where you can enjoy a delicious meal at one of the eateries or relax at the rivers edge.
“My wife and I stayed 5 nights and had planned numerous activities in and around the Purbecks - instead, we pretty much hung out at the lakes, relaxing, reading and enjoying the peace and tranquillity. We swam in the lake and the water was a very comfortable temperature. We kayaked around the Lake and it’s many little islands, one of which had a bench for picnic - full of brightly coloured butterflies! The bird life was abundant and fish jumped in the lake. We saw amazing sunsets and sunrises - took some fantastic photos and walked around the public pathways that surround the area. Jamie and Jo are far and above the most amazing hosts you could wish for. They have really nailed their approach to Airb&b and do so with an entrepreneurial panache. They were so thoughtful and demonstrated exemplary attention to detail. The hut was spotlessly clean and well kitted out. Bed was comfy for two and the showers were invitingly warm . A fire pit and wood was generously provided along with a handy gas bbq complete with a hot plate that made cooking a whiz! All in all, if there are any gentlemen looking to treat the lady/ partner to a romantic break for a few days then you are onto a winner! My wife and I plan to return. An absolute Gem ! Thank you Jamie and Jo for everything - absolute legends !!!”
The Shepherds hut is situated in its own woodland and is off grid. You will be able to take in the beautiful night sky and fall asleep to the tranquil sound of the stream trickling by and our owls twit twooing after a day of walking the coast line and visiting the RSPB at Arne . It has its own small log/coal burner to make it nice and cosy and there is a lovely comfy double bed to relax on. You will also hear the night time noises of our woodland friends -the foxes barking and the deer rutting.
“Me and my partner stayed at this delightful Sheppard's hut during the weekend of storm Dennis. Let me clear any doubt you might have about this place being cold, small or unsafe - we left thinking "was there even a storm?" The burner was so effective we found ourselves opening the windows to let heat out. During a storm. Trust me you won't be cold. For the size of the hut it feels like every inch has been taken into account to make it as useful as possible while still being presented as uncluttered or tight for movement. And as for safety, well we didn't blow away in winds reported at 50mph so neither will you. The host Claire is awesome, super friendly and genuinely has good vibes. Made us feel completely at ease and really puts in the effort. We stayed during valentine's weekend and she put petals down which was a nice touch. The food provided was incredible and all from the farm which made it even more special. It really is a gem of a find, even in the storm you could still hear the stream rolling by which is better than any sleep noise apps out there. We'v not stayed in a Sheppard's hut before but I can guarantee we won't stay in one better like this one ever again!”
Acton Studio is perfect for walkers as we are near the South West Coast Path and ideal for those wanting to get back to nature and unwind as we are off the beaten track. We are close to Corfe Castle and other attractions in the Isle of Purbeck.
“This was a wonderful self contained studio that had everything you needed in a great location! Cosy, comfortable and not lacking in any areas, it had a very homely feel to it! The location is nice and central to a lot of the attractions within the locality and though current restrictions are in place concerning face to face contact, Ian and Steve were thorough with their communication and the folder bursting full of ideas and recommendations was a great touch! Highly recommend this place! Thanks guys!”