A Luxurious Shepherds Retreat with Sunken Hot Tub

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A Luxurious Shepherds Retreat

Here’s the scope: It’s more like a boutique holiday cottage on wheels in 80 acres of organic arable farmland than shepherds retreats you might be accustomed to. We’ve created 50 sq metres of luxury living space by combining two large shepherds huts in an L shape, to create a single luxury and unique escape, ideal for a couple, a girly getaway (no more than 4) or for a family wanting relaxed & civilised luxury stays in the North Cotswolds, at the foot of Bredon Hill near Cheltenham.

Rooms and Facilities

Well Furlong Retreat is well equipped, with a large open plan kitchen with breakfast bar and dining table. There’s a sitting room area with two sofas, a Hobbit Wood Burner, SMART TV and great wifi. Key sockets have USB ports. And of course, there is the hot tub to indulge in as well. When sunsets and the night chill draws in, pull down the blinds and enjoy a night cap by the ‘hobbit’ wood burner.

The bathroom has a spoiling luxury double shower and the sleeping arrangements are cleverly designed, with a sumptuous super kingsize or twin bedroom (link bed) adjoining the sitting room and a hidden double ‘bunk’ room – with two double beds in, situated the other side of the bathroom, for either two adults to sleep or up to four children. All sheets are 300 thread 100% cotton.

Outside Area

Outside there is a large south facing decking area with a sunken jacuzzi, sun loungers and garden table & chairs with a 5M x 2.5M parasol for those sunny moments. Two sets of wide steps lead you down to a fire pit / barbeque and a more formal garden area.

Surrounding Well Furlong Retreat is 80 acres of organic farmland for guests to roam and to enjoy the uninterrupted views of stunning countryside.

If you’re coming as a family, we would encourage you to bring outside games equipment – to make the most of the outside space you have, although we do provide a badminton set, swing ball set and SMITE.

Surrounding Area

Nearby footpaths lead you up onto Bredon Hill and the surrounding beautiful Cotswold Countryside. The local pub is located within easy walking distance – an easy 2 mile walk away. You’re also only 15 minutes drive away from the many restaurants and cafes in Broadway. The Retreat is also perfect as a relaxing base for the Cheltenham Literary and Cheltenham Race Festival, a 40 minute drive away.

Dog Friendly

As per the house rules, we welcome one well behaved dog in the kitchen and sitting room areas of the Retreat. A dog gate Is provided to help define the doggy and non doggy parts of the Retreat. Dependent on the make up of the party, we may on occasions allow a 2nd dog but this needs to be approved in writing before you book the property.

This is the perfect place to come and relax and be active.

Well Furlong Retreats Sustainability & Green Initiatives

We try to live our lives and deliver to our guests spoiling and luxury holidays in sustainable and eco friendly retreats with a particular focus for improving and rewilding the small organic 80 acres of private land that we are lucky enough to live in.

We have Green Tourism accreditation and have committed to improving our green initiatives wherever possible at Well Furlong Retreats.

Here are some of our initiatives:

  • Wild flower meadows planting of approximately 10 acres of farm land around the retreats
  • 2024 initiatives focus around the rewilding possibilities of Well Furlong’s organically farmed land
  • Using solar energy generated on site to support guest electricity usage and using a green rated energy supplier;
  • EV charger for all guests, using Go Zero for straightforward Holiday Home Charging
  • Local wood for guest firepit and woodburner use;
  • Retreats double insulated to the highest standards
  • Zoned heating
  • LED lighting
  • Easy recycling for guests
  • Locally sourced products, supporting British brands
  • Environmentally-friendly chemicals for cleaning and guests use
  • Recycled toilet paper
  • Sustainable body products with re usable containers
  • Supporting our local community. We support our village school with sports clubs and initiatives accessible to all children and fund raising for more school resources.
  • Part of a local network of receiving and handing down 2nd hand clothes for local families, minimising the purchase of new clothes apart from shoes

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