8 Cosy Norfolk Shepherd’s Huts

Last updated on June 7, 2023

Shepherd’s huts are an absolute delight, the perfect size for a cosy getaway for two, and they often come hand in hand with an outdoor hot tub. Norfolk has a bounty of beautiful options, so we’ve created a quick run-down of the eight best Norfolk shepherd’s huts.

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Godwick Shepherd’s Hut 

“Schlamping is the new glamping at Godwick.” They have three shepherd huts tucked into a small glade behind Godwick Hall, all with unspoilt countryside views. Close to nature, rustic but with modern ensuite facilities, these are cute and well designed. One of the huts is dog friendly.

This is my favourite and definitely on the list for when I finally do a Norfolk road trip (one of these beautiful UK road trips).

What the guests say: “We had a lovely stay in this tranquil place. The views in the morning and no traffic sound make it a perfect place to relax and switch off from everyday life. The hut itself is equipped in anything you need.

We especially loved the log burner which was more than enough to keep the hut warm and cozy. The host, James, was very helpful and friendly. We would highly recommend and hope we can visit again next year (maybe earlier than this time, so we can enjoy a drink outside the hut).”

Airbnb listing: Godwick Shepherd’s Hut 

Price: From £84 per night

Sleeps: 2 people

Golden Orfe, Saham Toney

Golden Orfe is one of four shepherd huts and a lodge on this beautiful lakeside site in Saham Toney. It’s an adults only site and all the huts sleep two adults and come with a private hot tub and firepit. You can also go fishing on the lake.

What the guests say: “A perfect hideaway in a beautiful setting overlooking a fishing lake. The traditional yet modern shepherds hut has been carefully finished to provide everything you need.

The large seating area on the deck was even better than expected and really cosy in the evening with the fire pit lit. The enormous hot tub was the icing on the cake! I would definitely recommend a stay here and I hope to return next summer.”

Airbnb listing: Golden Orfe, Saham Toney

Price: From £160 per night

Sleeps: 2 people

Hut-next-the-Sea, Wells-next-the-Sea

This gorgeous shepherd’s hut in Wells-next-the-Sea comes complete with a cosy wood burner, deliciously comfy bed, en suite shower and WC, kitchenette, garden area and private parking. You can walk into town to see the working fishing boats, chic boutiques and fantastic restaurants. Or head to the coast path and enjoy magical views over the salt marsh, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

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What the guests say: “Perfect bolt hole for our North Norfolk get away. The hut is beautiful and has everything you need, the small touches and the ginger biscuits were a lovely and very much appreciated.

We loved our nights snuggled up with the log burning roaring, the radio on and a good book. Zoe is a fantastic host and if you are looking to escape to north Norfolk and unwind then this is the place for you.”

Airbnb listing: Hut-next-the-Sea, Wells-next-the-Sea

Price: From £71 per night

Sleeps: 2 people

Charlotte Rose, Hethersett

Charlotte Rose is a handcrafted, luxurious Shepherd’s hut in Hethersett near Norwich. It includes a double bed, seating area, kitchenette and self-contained shower room. Plus a private hot tub is available (for an additional charge). A continental breakfast is included with croissants and home made jams.

What the guests say: “We had an amazing stay at ‘Charlotte Rose’! The absolutely beautiful decor paired with the small details such as homemade cookies, croissants, and jam, made our stay extra special! A truly relaxing getaway to end a rather crazy 2020. The hot tub on a cold December evening was a particular treat! I couldn’t recommend ‘Charlotte Rose’ and Allison enough.”

Airbnb listing: Charlotte Rose, Hethersett

Price: From £93 per night

Sleeps: 2 people

Somerleyton Meadows, Herringfleet

The Hideaway hut at Somerleyton Meadows is a beautiful shepherd’s hut with a private wood-fired hot tub in a large secluded meadow all on it’s own. Overlooking farmland in the Waveney Valley, it is ideal for those wishing to explore the Norfolk Broads and Suffolk Heritage Coast. It’s a B&B so breakfast is included.

What the guests say: “We enjoyed our 2 night stay in the shepperds hut, Stuart and Amanda were great hosts who answered our questions within the hour and had great tips on local activities, pubs and restaurants.

We were lucky with the weather and enjoyed the hot tub, which was heated for us. Then star gazed over a fire! The hut itself was really clean and cosy. To top it all off we had breakfast delivered to our door each morning. Will be back for sure. Many thanks”

Airbnb listing: Somerleyton Meadows, Herringfleet

Price: From £182 per night

Sleeps: 2 people

The Bohemian Blue Hut

This quirky hut was built with love by the owners who have created a cosy and relaxing space, complete with vintage furnishings, a double Edwardian bed, log burner and plenty of games to play. It’s right next to the river in the owners’ garden and has no wifi or TV so is a perfect place to switch off.

What the guests say: “Truly incredible stay at the Bohemian Blue Hut. The hut itself was beautiful and cosy and all the little extra touches were much appreciated. The location is peaceful and serene and the perfect place to get away and escape for a few days. What makes it truly special is the wildlife surrounding it.

Watching the barn owls every morning and evening was so special as well as buzzards, kestrels, kingfisher and evening a muntjac deer wandering through the meadow early one morning. A truly special place. Thank you!”

Airbnb listing: The Bohemian Blue Hut

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Price: From £100 per night

Sleeps: 2 people

Denver Rest, Grimston

Denver Rest is nestled in the 8 acres of woodland that make up Happy Valley in Norfolk. The cosy, heated cabin has a double bed and an outdoor undercover kitchen. The private toilet/shower room is just a short walk away.

There is a second hut (Tawny) next door that can also be rented to create space for four. Happy Valley backs onto 250 acres of gorgeous heath woodland which means you can walk, bike, or run to the village without using your cars.

What the guests say: “Happy Valley is such a magical place to stay. Greeted immediately by a beautiful white barn owl, a friendly free-range chicken, tiny little Muntjacs, friendly locals, a million stars beyond the beautiful tall trees, the cutest, comfiest little hut with a fire pit to toast the thoughtfully-left marshmallows over, a fun little hammock and – oh my – the outdoor jacuzzi was absolute paradise.

Perfect writers retreat, for singles looking to get away from the city, breathe and recalibrate, for snuggly couples, adventurous families, groups of friends.. I’m already plotting escapades! Especially with stunning Holkham Beach nearby, I can’t wait to come back – just loved it.”

Airbnb listing: Denver Rest, Grimston

Price: From £79 per night

Sleeps: 2 people

Shepherd’s Delight

Shepherd’s Delight has its own private spot away from the owners’ house overlooking open fields. It’s been finished to a high standard and includes a king size bed with sheep wool mattress, log burning stove, and ensuite shower room with a copper sink and spacious shower. There’s also a private log burning hot tub.

What the guests say: “Alex’s shepherds hut has been finished to an excellent standard and was clean and extremely comfortable. The extra touches like the gorgeous hand wash (I’ve already placed my own order for some) and the “mucky towel” just show how much thought has gone in to making every stay extra special. The response time was very fast and nothing was too much trouble, and always with a smile. Thank-you for a wonderful stay.”

Airbnb listing: Shepherd’s Delight

Price: From £113 per night

Sleeps: 2 people

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