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Highway Hill

Muddy says: We love their super-cool bell tents and shepherds huts – the perfect place for a few nights away

Highway Hill is a haven of natural beauty and outdoor experiences. We offer quirky accommodation that maintains the connection to the outdoors, a taste of rural life, and a variety of woodland pursuits.

Highway Hill is a new development set in the rolling downland of the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. They currently have three shepherds huts, each named after famous shepherds from literature and decorated with their own individual style and colour scheme, and two cosy bell tents.

Each shepherds hut sleeps two and is equipped with everything you could possibly want for a cosy break: a well-equipped cooking area including hob, sink, and all pots and pans; a woodburning stove and endless supplies of logs; high-quality Egyptian cotton bedlinen; plug sockets and electric lighting; and finally, each has its own barbecue and seating area for outdoor cooking on warm nights. Gabriel Oak (red hut) even has its own private toilet! Don’t worry though, the purpose-built toilet and shower block is only a short walk away if you are staying in one of the other huts, Perdita or Daphnis & Chloe.

The two bell tents, Isabel and Annabel, are remarkably cosy and spacious and feature many of the same luxuries that you will find in the shepherds huts. A woodburning stove (with water heater for your morning cuppa), soft cushions, and thick rugs will keep you warm and cosy on even the coldest nights, and the individual touches of vintage trunks for storage, colourful bunting and bedspreads, and sparkly fairy lights lend a magical atmosphere that you will love. The tents are great for a romantic couples getaway but are also perfect for groups or small families, as each tent can sleep up to three.

All accommodation comes with complementary tea and coffee, pasta, olive oil and vinegar, and oats to make porridge for your breakfast. You will also receive a pint of milk and six fresh eggs from our farm. You will have access to the kitchen area next to the office and are welcome to use the cooking facilities, as well as the selection of board games, jigsaws, maps and guide books. If you prefer not to cook for yourself then pre-ordered meals can be arranged at an extra charge.

Highway Hill is based on a farm and there are lots of curious and friendly animals for you to meet, from pygmy goats to alpacas to donkeys. Don’t be shy to go up and say hello! Unfortunately, the presence of all the lovely animals means that Highway Hill can not accommodate dogs or other pets.

There is a two night minimum stay in all accommodation. Prices are as follows:

Shepherds huts

Monday-Thursday – £70 per night, May-September (inclusive). £60 per night, October-April (inclusive)

Friday-Sunday – £80 per night, May-September (inclusive). £70 per night, October-April (inclusive)

Bell tents

Monday-Thursday – £50 per night, May-September (inclusive). £40 per night, October-April (inclusive)

Friday-Sunday – £60 per night, May-September (inclusive). £50 per night, October-April (inclusive)

Groups of up to 12 can be accommodated, and there is a fantastic space to be hired in a converted hayloft for events if needed.

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