The Shepherds Hut at Broad Oak is a place to step out of the rat-race and restore your sanity, with its back-drop of the Malvern Hills, location, lack of people and tranquility. Near Upton on Severn and Malvern, and between villages Hanley Swan and Welland, there are plenty of eating opportunities if you don't want to self-cater , but far enough away that you'd never guess they existed. The hut is a 300m walk from the car park so bring coat, wellies and a torch; it gets dark here!
Our Shepherds Hut may be compact and bijou but it has everything you could need for a relaxing break. It is so peaceful and cosy, you can feel the tangles in your brain just melting away. Comfy bed, proper mattress, lots of pillows/cushions to make day-time lounging easy too.
Pack light, remember you are stepping out of the world you know into a much smaller one! All bedding and towels are provided. Really all you need is a few clothes and a toothbrush/paste!
The Hut is off-grid, so no electricity or running water! Romantic tea light lanterns keep the tranquil mood, though solar and battery powered lights nod to the 21st century.
Cooking by gas hob and gas BBQ, or toasting in front of the log-burner.
Cool-boxes and freezer blocks are provided - blocks renewed on request.
Bottled drinking water and also a large canister of tap-water is provided, renewed at your request. The shower is at the fishing lodge.
The hut and deck are all yours, and also the earth-closet. There is a little 'woodland wander' where you can take the outdoor chairs and sit by the stream. There is plenty of wander room, and loads of walks straight from the door. The OS map, and a laminated annotated map, are in the hut, with lots of other things to do leaflets. So much within such a small area! Even we didn't realise!
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We live on site, and there is always someone around 24/7. Not that you can see us and we cannot see you! We all want our privacy! The fishing lodge is open from 8am until 6pm, though the loo and shower are open 24/7. If you don't want to prepare your own breakfast from the supplies provided in the Hut then bacon/egg butties can be purchased from the fishing lodge.
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The Shepherds Hut is located at the far end of our trout fishery, beyond the little lake, 300m from the car park. The fishery is open to day ticket anglers (fly-fishing so no smelly water filled with bait) Tues-Sun. Anglers won't bother you, as they too have come for peace and tranquility and to get away from life's daily grind. The fishing is available to Hut guests, at the usual rates. Check out our website.
WIFI is available at the Fishing lodge if required.
If you prefer to arrive via train/bus, let us know and we can collect from Great Malvern station (train) or Welland/Hanley Swan (bus). We do have two family bicycles if you wished to borrow them to tour the local area (at your own risk etc.).
Earth closet/compost loo near Hut, conventional loo and shower at fishing lodge 300m away.
The Hut is OFF GRID so no electricity. There are 2 lights powered by 12v battery, 2 solar/wind up lights (lantern and torch/radio), or tea light lanterns for a more romantic lighting mood. One of the solar lights has charge cables for Phones etc. Or you may bring devices down to the Fishing Lodge for charging conventionally.
- Earth closet loo near Shepherds Hut, proper loo and shower 300m at fishing lodge and car park.
- Welcome hamper provided.
- First basket of logs/fuel provided, additional baskets £5.