We offer luxury country getaways for 2 adults in our handcrafted oak shepherd huts nestled in the picturesque parkland of our historic family estate in Somerset. Once home to Captain John Hanning Speke, a Victorian Explorer credited with ‘discovering’ Lake Victoria Nyanza the Source of the Nile in 1858.

Fully self-catering with kitchen, bathroom and double bed our Shepherd huts ‘Stanley and Livingstone’ are available between March 1st and January 2nd. You can see the changing seasons through the window whilst relaxing next to a wood-burning stove in winter or watch the sunset while sitting out cooking over the fire pit in Summer. New for 2018 Season exclusive 2 person wood-fried hot tubs for each hut and pizza ovens.

Situated at the foot of the Blackdown Hills, near Ilminster, we are within easy reach of the Somerset Levels and Glastonbury, Dorset’s Jurassic Coast and Lyme Regis, Exmoor, Dartmoor and the North Devon Coast.


Campervan Rental

Rent our 4-berth Campervan from £100 a night including unlimited UK mileage and insurance. Perfect for young families and a great way to explore the South West and beyond.

Shepherd Huts

Stay in our luxury 2 berth hand crafted Shepherd Huts sited in Historic Parkland on the Family Estate. Fully equipped with kitchen, en-suite bathroom, double bed, woodburner exclusive hot tub and pizza oven.

Holiday Cottage

Stay in our cosy holiday home Fern Cottage in Ilfracombe, North Devon. Ideal for 2 people this is a perfect pad for a seaside adventure or to explore Exmoor. Book via Sykes Cottages