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Livingstone Hut

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1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
2 nights minimum 
Shepherds hut
Livingstone hut is our second luxury hand crafted Shepherd hut made on the estate by the award winning Blackdown Shepherd huts. Made of oak it features a high quality finish with all the comforts of modern living, dining area, double bed, shower, toilet, fridge and cooking facilities. Set in the historic parkland of the Jordans Estate in Somerset. Relax in our wood fired hot tub for exclusive use by guests or cosy up inside next to the wood-burner. Try your hand at cooking over the fire pit or use the pizza oven for a romantic meal. Ideal for 2 adults, Livingstone offers a perfect retreat from the hussle and bustle of modern life. It is ideally placed with easy access to explore the West Country.
House Rules
Pets not allowedNot suitable for childrenNo smoking
Please be advised that there is no parking immediately next to the Hut. The hut is accessed on foot by means of a 100m long path and is access by climbing 3 steps.
1 Double
1 Shower

Meet the host
Emeline Richard S
Hosting since October 2017
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsWe will meet you on arrival and check that you know how everything works. We live nearby and are on hand to help should help be required Key safe available for Self Check in

Reviews (4)
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Absolutely fabulous!
What an absolutely fabulous place to stay. I was looking for a place to take my boyfriend for his birthday and I came across this adorable and quaint Shepard’s hut. I booked it and we were not disappointed. Honestly it was so relaxing as it was very secluded and the owner was very friendly. We had neighbours in the other hut who were also lovely. We drove there and so we visited Lyme Regis, Chard and other places for walks. We loved the wood burner hot tub and we made pizzas in the pizza oven. The ambiance and coziness of the hut was lovely, it was warm and snuggly. We had lovely weather whilst we were there but I don’t doubt that even if it were raining it would be just as wonderful. (Bonus: the owner has two beautiful dogs that came and visited us and it made us very happy to play with them for a bit). I 10/10 would recommend this place to everyone! We will be returning!!
Visited April 2023
Written April 11, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Kylie J
Kylie J
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Perfect little getaway
Wow! Just wow! We had the most amazing few days away, staying in your luxury, hand crafted shepherds hut. It was everything we wanted and more, I could’ve easily stayed for a week. The beautifully and clever designed hut had everything you needed for a relaxing break inc a wonderfully hot shower, a lovely little dining area which cleverly converts into a surprisingly super comfortable sleeping area (I was personally blown away by the comfort of the bed) and a decent to rain induction hob so worrying about how to cook was never a problem. It was the extra attention to detail and facilities that set these huts apart, like the wood fired, hot tub that was set discreetly and privately to the side of the hut and the fire pit/woodfired pizza, oven to enjoy some alfresco dining. We were fortunate enough to have a beautiful weekend weatherwise however, the hot tub could totally still be enjoyed on a rainy evening under the starlit sky. It did cross my mind, whether staying in the huts during the winter months would be a chilly experience. However, I can confirm that with the wool insulated shepherds huts and their lovely, cute little log burner that it would never be a problem. It was so cosy and warm. We had the most relaxing few days away, where we just switched off from the daily grind of life, and if I’m really honest, I was sad to leave. We will definitely come back for another stay and have already recommended it to many other friends. Thank you for creating such a relaxing and beautiful place to stay. Ryan & Kylie xx
Visited October 2022
Written October 21, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Amazing relaxing getaway
This was a really lovely place to stay and we would definitely come back, have already recommended it to others. The firepit/ pizza oven was fantastic for dinner and enjoying the evening around afterwards. The hot tub was wonderfully relaxing! The hut itself also had a beautiful little bathroom, so none of the downsides of traditional camping, and there was even a cooking hob in the kitchen, so we were never concerned about what would happen if it rained. No expense was spared when designing these cabins, every fine detail was beautifully designed. The bed was very comfortable and folds away with an ingenious weighted system making way for a lovely dining area. The whole thing was very solid you would never guess that either set up was temporary. The hosts where really lovely and very hospitable. This is the perfect place for a couple to unwind and get away from it all in luxury!
Visited August 2020
Written August 30, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Simon W
Simon W
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Everything we wanted and more!!
Perfect place to relax and get away!!! Beautiful, Stylish and Cosy. The livingstone hut was everything we were looking for and more. The hut is very modern and spacious with all the mod-cons. We absolutely adored our stay here and will 100% being staying again. The hosts were extremely welcoming and helpful and the same time respectful of out privacy once settle in. They were only a phone call away if we needed anything, which was nice to know. I would recommend a stay to anyone, we had a fantastic time. Thanks again, Simon and Kelly
Visited August 2019
Written September 1, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Thank you, we are glad you had a great stay. Best Wishes
Written September 2, 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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What this rental offers
Indoor amenities
  • Fireplace
  • Parking available
Bathroom and laundry
  • Hot bath
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
  • Television
  • Horse riding facilities
  • Countryside area


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About the neighbourhood
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. On the Estate, why not explore with one of our guided walks by arrangement including campfire coffee or tea, ranging from 1km to 10km. Walk in woodland enjoying the bluebells in April/May or discover our Apple blossom/Cider trail around the orchards on the Estate in the Spring/Autumn. With plenty of hedgerows why not pick some blackberries to take home? Find the Walled garden on the site of the old Mansion House. Pick your way through the woods to find the old Chard Branch Line railway.
Getting around
Off the Estate there is plenty to do locally. The Somerset levels are easily accessible and great for cycling. The Blackdown Hills are visible from the window and offer more opportunity for exploring this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty via the 30km long Here Path Trail through Forestry Commission woodland. The Market Town of Ilminster is 2 miles away, with Market day each Thursday it also offers many independent shops including the award-winning butchers; Bonners. West country cheeses can be found at Silver Street Dairy and seasonal fruit and vegetables at Mike’s Greengrocers. Nearby in the village of Dowlish Wake is Perry’s Cider Mill. And near the village of Hambridge is the Somerset Cider Brandy Company and the Forrest and Brown
Car advised
How to get there
Sat Nav - TA19 9LA - car required ideally Nearest airport - Bristol Nearest Trains - Taunton / Crewkerne Parking provided
Activities nearby
Horse riding facilities

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 3 p.m. Check out by 11 a.m.
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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