Located in King Edward VIII Wood, Hartley Hut, named after the children's character Hartley Hare,a mile from the nearest road, this romantic shepherd’s hut is both tranquil and away from it all, yet comes with a host of luxuries. An all year round holiday retreat in the most beautiful and unique location.
If you’re seeking somewhere to stay with a touch of luxury and solitude, then Hartley offers both in abundance. This beautiful shepherd’s hut offers plenty of privacy along with indoor and outdoor bathing and cooking facilities. Where else can you bathe outside under the stars, in a heated double ended bath we ask?
Located just outside the village of Thompson, deep in Thetford Forest Hartley sits on the outskirts of the forest canopy of beech and elm, in the company of two other similarly appointed huts, yet offers plenty of privacy. This unique retreat is a must if you want to get back to nature, yet crave your home comforts too.
The luxurious, double ended bath sits outside on the large veranda, so you can lie back, relax and enjoy the stars with your favourite bubbles whilst watching the wildlife around you. Step out of the bath, pull up a comfy chair and dry off in front of the gas fire pit, before cooking breakfast or supper in the well-appointed outdoor kitchen. Finish off the evening with a Twilight Hamper full of tempting delights such as marshmallows, popcorn, chocolate sauce and hot chocolate, which can be ordered from the owners on arrival, although you get a starter welcome pack on arrival along with toiletries.
Inside this gorgeous hut, you’ll also find a fabulous wood burning stove and a very comfortable king-size bed, with cushions and soft throws, all decorated in calming hues of Duck Egg Blue. With a built-in boom box and a 20 inch television to enjoy (if maybe the weather isn’t so good) you will feel relaxed and cosy whatever time of year you choose to stay.
Watch the sun rise over the arable fields from your verandah where you might spot the red deer out grazing in the early morning. With the adjacent land owned by the Norfolk Wildlife Trust, there is plenty more opportunity of seeing bird and wildlife so don’t forget to bring your binoculars.