The Littlestock Shepherd’s Hut is situated on its own within a five-acre wildflower meadow which is periodically grazed by sheep and annually cut for hay. It faces south-east, with the Littlestock Brook on the right and the Evenlode River at the bottom where the herons and egrets fish. You share the meadow with a family of barns owls who have their own box and visiting badgers and deer.


It is decorated in a traditional country style patterns on reclaimed oak with a fold up ash dining table and plenty of pegs to hang up the chairs or to dry and store clothing. It is heated by a wood-burner. The curtains are hand-woven and embroidered with mostly hand spun wool, and there is a hand-embroidered shepherd’s smock and bag. The bed has a comfortable wool mattress and wool duvet, a patchwork quilt from reclaimed materials and wool filled cushions.



The hut is fully equipped with a kitchenette with a mini-fridge and a mini-cooker (oven/grill and two hobs). The bathroom is equipped with shower, basin and lavatory. The water supply comes from our well, and the drinking water is filtered and passes through a UV light unit.



Littlestock is situated on the Oxfordshire Way on the edge of the traditional Cotswolds village of Shipton-under-Wychwood which nestles in the Evenlode valley on the A361 between the scenic tourist town of Burford and Chipping Norton. Shipton station lies on the Oxford to Worcester line, and there are several bus routes through the village. There is a village shop, florist, surgery with pharmacy, The Wychwood Wildlife Garden and two village pubs which serve food. The church bells can be heard from the hut.


The Littlestock Shepherd’s Hut is the perfect retreat for those wishing to relax, paint, write, hike and enjoy the splendid Cotswolds countryside.


For further information, contact Julia or Ian on:

01993 832 537 or 07305 022 775,

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