The perfect rural retreat! Come and stay on a bed and breakfast basis in one of our lovely huts. Only a one minute walk to real ale, fine wines and freshly prepared local food.
Each hut sleeps 2 adults (with room for a cot) and provides the ultimate rustic quirky glamping experience (with the essential home comforts). The huts are situated in Drusillas paddock and are surrounded by fields full of sheep. They are warm and cosy with king sized beds, heating, tea and coffee making facilities, hot showers and flushing toilets (so no need to brave the elements in the middle of the night armed with a torch). Shepherds huts are a traditional feature of the rural landscape and have been used since 1596 perhaps not always with king sized beds and toilets though! Our huts have been lovingly built at Drusillas by local craftsmen using traditional methods. They are made of wood with corrugated roofs and have metal wheels (having been designed to be towed into the fields by tractors or steam traction engines). They are fully insulated and suitable for staying in throughout the year even in the snow!
Our huts are named after breeds of local sheep Dorset Down and Horn and Poll. Their inside decors reflect a sheep theme the huts even have their own shepherds crooks! Each hut is equipped for comfort with dazzling white sheets, cosy duvets, fluffy towels, soft fleecy blanket, hair dryer ,tea and coffee and a welcoming Dorset surprise. The bathroom has a heated towel rack so your towels are always toasty warm and another radiator in the bedroom ensures that is equally warm. Umbrellas and torches have been supplied to help you to find your way safely into Drusillas and a motion and light sensitive outside light helps too. Cast iron hanging hooks are provided for clothes and there is plenty of room for cases under the bed. Ample parking is available in Drusillas huge car park which is only a few seconds walk from the huts.
In the Summer outside furniture and a fire cage is provided so you can sit out under the stars and toast marshmallows! Drusillas benefits from dark skies so we are the perfect place to look at the stars!
Drusillas is situated in the heart of Thomas Hardy country, set in rolling Dorset countryside with uninterrupted stunning views of the 17th century Horton Folly Tower and the lush grazing fields across the road. Drusillas stays open all year, we are fortunately situated directly on a main road that is regularly gritted by Dorset County Council so we stay open even in snowy conditions. Find us on the same road as Moors Valley Country Park.
We are on the same side of the road as the Moors Valley entrance approx 4 miles away (turn right if leaving Moors Valley) situated just before the village of Horton (not far from Verwood and Three Legged Cross). Not far from Wimborne and easy to get to from Bournemouth, Poole, Salisbury and Southampton.
- Children Allowed