Tap into the mythical magic that floats on the breeze in Somerset by staying in a snug, stylish shepherd’s hut perched in the rolling hills. Stock up on local vintage cheddar and settle in for a few days of good living as you explore sandy beaches, deep gorges and wild moorland. In the evenings, kick back on the deck of your cosy hut with a Somerset cider and admire the scenic landscape, steeped in Arthurian legend and punctuated with Georgian splendour. Our guests flock like west country sheep to our beautifully adorned shepherd’s huts so book yours now and don’t miss out.
We don’t like to blow our own trumpets, but we’re shepherd’s hut connoisseurs. We personally inspect each one and spend more time than is probably healthy musing over what makes a humble hut truly special. All of our huts in Somerset have that magic combination of vintage charm, glamping luxuries and immediate access to nature. You’ll feel a tingle of excitement every morning as you throw open the front door to be greeted with huge views of green fields, bursting with wildlife.
Choose a back to nature glamping break in the great outdoors with the indulgence of a warm outdoor tub to sink into at the end (beginning and middle) of every day.
There are things you’d pay for if you could, but nature offers them up free of charge, as long as you’re there to look for them. To make sure you are, we’ve rounded up part two of our best budget glamping spaces, so you can go in search of some of the best things.
Who we are Canopy & Stars are a small team based in Bristol who love finding the coolest places for you to stay in the great outdoors. We want to help people live a life more wild, but this is glamping – not camping – and we get very excited by the incredible design and playful features in our spaces. We’re employee owned, B-Corp certified and have a charitable trust dedicated to supporting environmental causes.
Our shepherd's hut holidays in Devon Get back in touch with nature in quirky, homely comfort on a shepherd’s hut holiday in Somerset. From outdoor activities, farm shops and bustling towns, there’s plenty to keep you busy but it’s tempting to do nothing at all when you’ve got a hot tub and cosy wood burner back at base. You’ll effortlessly slip into the slow rhythm of simple living when each day begins with a hot coffee sipped in the fresh air, with breathtaking views of open countryside.
What to do in Devon You’re surrounded by natural beauty and ancient history in a shepherd’s hut in Somerset. Hike the Mendip way, explore the dramatic Cheddar Gorge, climb up Glastonbury Tor or visit beautiful Georgian Bath and the UK’s smallest city of Wells. If you want to get the adrenalin pumping, try climbing at Rock Outdoors or set sail on a canoe or kayak at Mendip Activity Centre. Somerset epitomises the good life and you’re never far from a festival, farm shop, cider distillery or beautiful gardens.
We care about responsible travel At Canopy & Stars we’re committed to promoting responsible travel with minimal environmental impact. We’ve capped our destinations in over-touristed areas and we aim to achieve net zero by 2030. We also work closely with our owners to reduce their environmental impact and build a greener future together. If you’re interested, you can find out more in our 2023 impact report.
We're majority employee owned, which means we all get a say in how the business is run.
Our Charitable Trust uses 24% ownership of the company to support environmental causes
We're committing to raise £50,000 by 2027 to help protect nature in our national parks.