We want you to have a restorative, restful and private time during your stay. Our farm, which has been in our family for five generations has 100 acres of arable and pasture land. It has several footpaths and it is a common occurrence in this part of Suffolk to be able to combine footpaths and country lanes and walk for about three miles and not meet a car or person.
We would like staying at The Scrumpy Shepherd to feel like a luxury private hotel, so we have tried to go the extra mile and have included some extra treats to delight you! Our shepherd’s hut is 18 ft long and contains a scrumptious double bed, fold out oak table and chairs, hand build oak kitchen area comprising of microwave oven, hob, mini fridge, butlers sink ensuite shower room. We supply all bed linen, towels, cooking utensils, Emma Bridgewater crockery, and a starter pack of oils, condiments and Stokes sauces.
THE SCRUMPY WELCOME TRAY
The Scrumpy Welcome Tray typically includes a home baked cherry and walnut cake (the walnuts are from a tree on our farm), freshly laid eggs from our chickens, marshmallows for toasting and sloe gin made from sloes in our hedgerows.
There is something about the warmth of fire and candles, we have a hand built wood burner inside our hut with a supply of wood provided free of charge to keep you warm and snug when the temperature drops in the evenings or in the winter months. This can be lit before you arrive (on request) to give you a nice welcoming start to your stay.
Outside The Scrumpy Shepherd we provide a fire pit, barbecue and oak table and chairs with lighting in the orchard trees so that you can choose to maybe cook outside on the barbecue or sit by the fire pit toasting marshmallows wrapped up in cosy blankets gazing at the vast Suffolk sunsets or famous dark starry skies.
We know that you’ll be able to relax here in the tranquil surroundings and feel restored by your closeness to nature. There are several other secluded and romantic places on our farm, whether it is enjoying the views over the valley at sunset, to the neighbouring village or taking a candlelit picnic and sitting down on our meadows that border the River Deben, the choice is yours.
The Scrumpy Ensuite
There is a feature bathroom hidden away at the end of the hut. Farrow and Ball green smoke paint, exposed copper piping , together with the old fashioned cistern flushing toilet and a copper showerhead combine to compliment the luxurious heritage design feel of this hut. Fluffy towels, hair drier and a starter selection of luxury shower treats are provided.