Tuesday, 12 June 2018

one night in a plankbridge shepherd's hut.

Plankbridge Shepherd's Hut, Colber Farm Happy Hare, canopy and stars, being little bristol travel lifestyle blog blogger lyzi log burner hot tub view countryside
• stay in the hut gifted by Plankbridge, but all views are my own! •

Last week, we pootled an hour and a half down from Bristol, to the peaceful Dorset countryside. We were promised a relaxing night away in a cute shepherd's hut; a digital detox away from everything - and it did not disappoint. 



Plankbridge Shepherd's Hut, Colber Farm Happy Hare, canopy and stars, being little bristol travel lifestyle blog blogger lyzi view hot tub countryside
Plankbridge Shepherd's Hut, Colber Farm Happy Hare, canopy and stars, being little bristol travel lifestyle blog blogger lyzi hot tub log burner
Plankbridge Shepherd's Hut, Colber Farm Happy Hare, canopy and stars, being little bristol travel lifestyle blog blogger lyzi extension bathroom
Plankbridge Shepherd's Hut, Colber Farm Happy Hare, canopy and stars, being little bristol travel lifestyle blog blogger lyzi hot tub log burner

As we were walking down the track to our hut, it looked tiny - surely everything we need couldn't fit inside that little hut?! Well, it was small but perfectly formed, and those clever people at Plankbridge manage to fit all the essentials into their lovely huts. 

They're so simple, but feel so special - a super comfy king size bed, log burner, hob.. and loads of useful things hidden away in all the cupboards. Outside is a hot tub, heated by another log fire, which really adds a touch of luxury, if you manage to get it to the right temperature (we didn't..) 

The "extension" jutting out slightly from one end housed the shower room and gave it that extra little bit of space that was needed. Even that had everything, including a beautiful sink & lovely hand soap. 

If you fancy one of your own, you can have a hut built to your specifications! They come in two sizes, but you can have whatever you want inside. They're also built to withstand the harshest weather, so you'll be cosy even on a freezing cold night!  


Plankbridge Shepherd's Hut, Colber Farm Happy Hare, canopy and stars, being little bristol travel lifestyle blog blogger lyzi kitchen kitchenette
Plankbridge Shepherd's Hut, Colber Farm Happy Hare, canopy and stars, being little bristol travel lifestyle blog blogger lyzi hut interior wood burner
Plankbridge Shepherd's Hut, Colber Farm Happy Hare, canopy and stars, being little bristol travel lifestyle blog blogger lyzi bathroom beautiful sink
Plankbridge Shepherd's Hut, Colber Farm Happy Hare, canopy and stars, being little bristol travel lifestyle blog blogger lyzi cosy bed
Plankbridge Shepherd's Hut, Colber Farm Happy Hare, canopy and stars, being little bristol travel lifestyle blog blogger lyzi cosy bed
Plankbridge Shepherd's Hut, Colber Farm Happy Hare, canopy and stars, being little bristol travel lifestyle blog blogger lyzi cosy bed
Plankbridge Shepherd's Hut, Colber Farm Happy Hare, canopy and stars, being little bristol travel lifestyle blog blogger lyzi heart shaped scone cream tea

We stayed in the Happy Hare at Colber Farm, and it felt so private and lovely. Our friendly host, Hannah, popped down to show us around and give us a delicious cream tea, with 3 jars of different jams! The perfect start. 

After we'd gobbled that down, we started the fire for the hot tub. Unfortunately, we didn't manage to get it up to an enjoyable temperature, despite hearing stories of people having the opposite problem! Maybe next time..

Meanwhile, we cooked dinner on the little hob. It was a little tricky finding the space to prepare everything, but luckily there was a fold up table hidden in one of the cupboards, so that came in very handy. I cooked my infamous homemade fish fingers and mash, and we ate it outside. Lovely.

The rest of the evening was spent attempting the hot tub again, and relaxing on the big comfy bed. We both slept really well! 


Plankbridge Shepherd's Hut, Colber Farm Happy Hare, canopy and stars, being little bristol travel lifestyle blog blogger lyzi homemade fish fingers
Plankbridge Shepherd's Hut, Colber Farm Happy Hare, canopy and stars, being little bristol travel lifestyle blog blogger lyzi cosy morning
Plankbridge Shepherd's Hut, Colber Farm Happy Hare, canopy and stars, being little bristol travel lifestyle blog blogger lyzi breakfast hamper apple juice

The next morning we woke up slowly, and enjoyed our breakfast hamper of croissants, more of that jam, bread and juice - other hampers with eggs and sausages etc in are available too! Teas and coffee is provided as well, so we slurped that down before having a shower and getting ready to head off. 

It was tough leaving that comfy bed and cosy hut behind, but we made a pit stop to see the Cerne Abbas Giant before driving back to the city. 


I can't recommend staying in a Plankbridge shepherd's hut enough! Hannah at Colber Farm was a lovely host, and we could have happily stayed another night so that we could explore the adorable countryside and villages nearby!



Plankbridge Shepherd's Hut, Colber Farm Happy Hare, canopy and stars, being little bristol travel lifestyle blog blogger lyzi cerne abbas giant


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2 comments

  1. This is the cutest place I've ever seen!

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  2. Oh my goodness, what an adorable place! I love it!
    Debs @ https://tiger-mint.com

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