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A cosy, well-appointed shepherd's hut that's a cut above the average.

The Rookery Shepherd's Hut

Haughton Taporley Cheshire CW6 9RN 01829 260 069

We say

Gwen and Geoff Burdett ran the Rookery caravan site for years, and a very nice place it was too, nestled in the heart of the beautiful Cheshire countryside in the village of Haughton, near Nantwich. However, they've given it up to focus on a self-catering apartment and this very well-appointed shepherd's hut, tucked away in a corner of the garden. Built from scratch in traditional style, it's a spacious affair – a bit of a palace for the average shepherd if we're honest – with a double bedroom, sofa, well-equipped kitchenette and a hot tub just outside the door. It's really cosy, and ideal for a romantic shepherds' hut holiday. You're in a great location too: just 12 miles from Chester and handy for various local attractions, including canal boat rides, Cholmondeley Castle Gardens and Beeston Castle, not to mention the walking and cycling you can do in the surrounding area. There's also a nice pub – the Nag's Head – just two minutes' walk away. Altogether a great place for a spot of glamping if you want to explore this part of Cheshire.

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Room for two in cosy, romantic comfort.

How much?

£75 a night – two-night minimum stay.

Looking for...

  • Countryside
  • Getting Away from it All
  • Something Different
  • Walking

Getting There

Take the A51 southeast out of Chester and turn right onto the A49 at Taporley, the A49, and turn right about a mile and a half past the A534 onto Long Lane – signposted to Haughton. The site is on the right a couple of miles down this road, about half a mile past the Nag's Head pub.


Available all year.

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