Mollie's Hut and Maud's Hut are traditional shepherd's huts, available to rent on a bed and breakfast basis for holidays and short breaks. Here you can enjoy the peace and quiet of the Somerset countryside — the perfect glamping escape from a busy life in the city.

The two huts are situated in their own paddocks on our smallholding in the quiet village of Trudoxhill in Somerset. Frome is 5 miles to the east, Longleat House 3 miles, and Stourhead 8 miles to the south. The huts have been carefully restored and each one provides comfortable accommodation for two people.

Lanterns and candles are provided as lighting and there is a woodburning stove to help keep you warm on cold nights. A fully equipped kitchen is provided nearby, with a supply of fresh eggs, local bacon, bread butter, home made marmalade, tea, ground coffee, etc for guests to make breakfast.

The huts each accommodate up to two people. Rates are £80 per per night for two people. A deposit of £50 is required to secure the booking; this is refundable if you cancel three or more days in advance.

Linen and towels are provided. Each hut has its own shower/loo and kitchen a short walk from the hut. Dogs are welcome as long as they do not chase the sheep. Guests may arrive anytime after 3.00 pm, and are asked to depart by 11.00 am.

A delicious home-made cake will be waiting for you on your arrival. A fire bowl, together with the necessary fuel, is provided outside the hut if you want to barbeque your own food. There are also many wonderful pubs and restaurants nearby, including:

The George Inn, Nunney    01373 836458
At The Chapel, Bruton       01749 814070
The White Hart in the village is also very good (10 minutes walk)

 

For more details and availability ring Diana Francis on 01373 836213 (evenings are best)  or Mobile 07827 225832
Belle Vue Farm, Trudoxhill, Frome, Somerset BA11 5DW
email: dianamfrancis@hotmail.com
Mollie's Hut









Maud's Hut



Bathroom Kitchen


  What Our Guests Say

We survived storm Katy in Maud's hut! Lovely facilities well done. Will definitely be back, loved seeing the lambing.
Kate and Col, Hove, 27th March 2016

From the moment we arrived we were made to feel so welcome. Diana greeted us with a huge smile, and instantly made us feel so comfortable at her home. The cake was by far the best we have ever tasted, we stayed in Mollie's hut it was beautiful.
Katie and Max, Brighton, 25th-27th March 2016

A wonderful stay in Maud's hut for just 1 night (we wish we could have stayed longer). We were very comfortable and warm and had everything we needed, If you ever need a couple of farm workers we would leave our lives in Essex behind, we loved everything about it.
Mark and April, Colchester, 8th March 2016

This is our second visit, we were lucky enough to be the first people to stay in the new hut Maud. It was an amazing stay, incredible views, so comfy. This place is incredible, Diana is a fantastic host, so welcoming. It's lovely to be close to all the friendly animals who say hello every morning. Thoroughly recommend as a perfect way to relax unwind and get away. Can't wait to come back soon!
Claire and Andy; July 2015

Our second stay, even more relaxing than the 1st. Diana and David are the perfect hosts, I have never stayed anywhere where you are made to feel so at home. Absolutely perfect.
Rachel & Steve; July 2015

Idyllic location, deep sleep beneath the stars, cosy morning with wood burner and sumptuous breakfast, what more could a shepherd want? Very many thanks.
Jan & Keith; June 2015

A poor life this if full of care, we have no time to stop and stare. Thank you for making a necessary stopover into the most delightful
and restful weekend, sunlight and sloe vodka, utter bliss.
Alexandra Roach; April 2015

Despite the weather being a bit blustery we couldn't have hoped for a lovelier time. Sat around the fire pit 2 nights running toasting marshmallows. Heard the barn owl, the stove kept the hut lovely and warm, great seeing all the animals on the farm, Max roamed freely. Diana and David were wonderful hosts, very welcoming , enjoyed the sloe gin and the lemon cake, and Diana's home made marmalade, will definitely be back soon.
Lyn & Tony, Max (the dog); March 2015