What To Expect In Your Shepherd’s Hut

It’s time for a digital detox! There is no electricity – and no WiFi – at Glamping at Wallops Wood.
So it’s back to basics for lighting, heating, cooking and washing, just like it was for a shepherd out lambing 100 years ago.
Take a look at the information below to find out about what we provide.

Our Welcome Hamper in a wicker basket on a picnic table surrounded by green grass on a sunny day containing tea, coffee, sugar, locally produced apple juice, wine, marshmallows and biscuits is what to expect in your Shepherd's Hut

A warm welcome!

On arrival you will be greeted with a welcome hamper and this list shows what to expect in your Shepherd’s Hut

  • Tea
  • Coffee
  • Packet of Biscuits
  • Sugar
  • Wine
  • Apple Juice
  • Marshmallows for toasting (of course!)

Arrivals & Departures

Check-in is from 4pm-7pm.

It would really help us if you’d let us know what time you expect to arrive. If you know you’ll be arriving late, we may not be able to be there to greet you, and we can talk you through your arrival.

Check-out should take place no later than 10am on the day of departure.

Large black kettle on the trivet, pan of baked beans and eggs, bacon, sausages, fried bread and tomatoes being cooked over the firepit

Cooking & Heating

Keep snug and warm in your hut by the wood-burning stove which is big enough for several pans (it even has a small oven).

Cook outside on a campfire if you prefer; the cooking equipment you’ll need is provided, including complimentary firewood.

Don’t want to bring food with you? We can supply Breakfast Baskets or First Night Suppers which are ready to heat up. See our Booking Extras page.

Hurricane lanterns are what's provided in our shepherd's huts. This one in St Bride's cosy glamping house is lit  and giving a warming glow


Your hut is kitted out with hurricane lamps and battery operated candles, which provide a cosy, intimate atmosphere in the evenings. If you’ve never used a hurricane lamp before, don’t worry as there are instructions in the Survival Handbook.

The lamps are safe and easy to use, but if you don’t feel confident, please bring your own LED lanterns.

Hot Water

It’s quite simple really. If you want hot water, you need to heat it up on the stove or campfire in the big kettle provided. You’ll quickly get into the habit of keeping a kettle on the go at all times, so there’ll always be hot water when you need it.

Draw your water from the stand pipes around the site and use a traditional jug and bowl (what’s provided) for washing. Hot water is available in the wash hut.

What’s Provided

The heyday of the shepherd’s hut was the late 1800s, when farmers provided a simple mobile home for shepherds who needed to spend long periods of time with their flock. Thankfully, at Glamping at Wallops Wood you’ll find a we’ve made a few improvements to make life more comfortable than it was for a shepherd in Victorian times!

The huts have beautiful vintage fittings. Each one has a wood-burning stove to keep you snug and warm, a fully equipped kitchen (small but perfectly formed!), a full-length double bed and plenty of storage space. Everything you need for a relaxing and memorable holiday.

In the Shepherd’s Huts

  • Deluxe duvet, bed linen and sprung mattress
  • Fluffy cotton bath and hand towels
  • Wood-burning stove with oven, big enough for several pans when cooking
  • Supply of logs, kindling, fire lighters and matches
  • Food basics, including: tea, coffee, sugar, oil, vinegar and, of course, marshmallows!
  • Cool box and ice blocks
  • Pots, pans and cooking equipment
  • Vintage cutlery and crockery
  • Hurricane lanterns and candles
  • Picnic table and chairs
  • Campfire pit, cast iron griddle, skillet and casserole pot
  • Wash jug and bowl
  • Eco-friendly shower gel, handwash and body lotion
  • Local map, adventure books, playing cards and dominoes