Ockeridge Rural Retreats

UK England West Midlands Worcestershire Worcester

  • 10+ metres between camping pitches
  • Contactless check in
  • Deep clean between glamping guests
  • Individual toilets for glamping accommodation
  • "We're Good To Go" accredited
  • Good walks nearby
Boutique luxury in the Worcestershire countryside.

Ockeridge Rural Retreats is well named – a luxurious glamping and self-catering holiday property deep in rural Worcestershire, boasting a variety of glamping accommodation and a superb two-bedroom cabin on the same site.  It's certainly the right place for a retreat, with a handful of resident horses and a hidden, countryside feel that is just what the doctor ordered. But there's nothing rustic about the accommodation – if you’re looking for modern luxuries, you’ve come to the right place. Set on the edge of a series of fenced paddocks, Ockeridge Rural Retreats comprises a self-catering cottage, a two-bed log cabin, Montana, the Shepherds Retreat shepherd's hut, and three further shepherds huts in a nine-acre space.

The cottage is idyllic, completely refurbished and self-contained, with two bedrooms, a cosy living room with log burner and a well-equipped kitchen – plus table football for rainy days and a private garden for warmer ones. Located in a separate part of the meadow, the the Montana lodge is a cosy log cabin that sleeps a family of four: spacious very comfortable, and not really glamping at all, with gas central heating, double glazing and a high-spec kitchen with a full-sized oven, fridge and small freezer. It has a breakfast bar and dining table, a comfy L-shaped sofa and an outside deck with a quirky Whirlpool bathtub that's perfect for a spot of night-time star-gazing, and two bedrooms – one featuring a king-size bed with luxury Egyptian cotton sheets and goose down duvet, the other a bunk-bedded room and bags of storage for the kids' bit and pieces. Both bedrooms have flatscreen TVs.

Among more conventional glamping options, the Shepherd’s Huts are – perhaps surprisingly – similarly luxurious, with underfloor heating, tiled en-suite bathrooms, king-sized beds and compact kitchens with an oven, fridge and sink and all the utensils you need. The Shepherds Retreat comfortable sleeps four – it has bunks in addition to a double bed – while the others each sleep two, in equally astonishing levels of comfort, with outside decks and wood burning stoves.

As for things to do,  the English heritage property, Witely Court, two miles away, has beautiful grounds to explore, while walkers can hike the nearby Malvern Hills Rainy days are easily filled dipping in and out of shops in Worcester and marvelling at the city's  cathedral, and when the sun breaks, a pint beside the River Severn is the perfect way to end the day.

Details

Facilities

The shepherd Retreat hut is ideal for couples and families and has under-floor heating and features a king-sized bed and 2 single bunks (bedding & towels provided), a breakfast table and chars, a kitchen with hobs, oven, fridge, sink, utensils, crockery and cutlery, a smart LED television, en suite bathroom with shower and an outdoor table with chairs. For something really unique there is even an outside roll top enamelled bath tub so you can stargaze whilst soaking your troubles away.

The Ashwood Shepherds Hut is for couples only has a Kingsized bed and a stunning copper bath tub at the end of the bed. A cozy log burner, underfloor heating and a full wet room with large shower and WC. Handmade kitchen and seating area make this a truly unforgettable experience.

The Hillside View Shepherds hut also for couples only is new for 2019 and has a fold away double bed and fully equipped kitchen with full sized oven and fridge. A big shower room with WC and wash basin give you all the creature comforts of home together with a large seating and dinning area. A large decking area outside gives you amazing views of the Martley Hillside.

The Montana Cabin is 38ft x 15ft The aim of the accommodation is simple – Luxury, relaxation, comfort, quality & attention to detail – Indulge yourselves with stunning views, peace and quiet, hot showers, sumptuous beds and exquisite fixtures and fittings.  Our luxury 2 bedroom Cabin allows you to experience a home from home stay. If you looking for a large space for you and your family the Montana Cabin is exactly what your looking for. With central heating, double glazing as standard and distinctive interior touches the Montana lodge really is a luxury escape.

Suitable For

Glamping only. Sorry, no tents, campervans or caravans. No dogs or large groups (hen or stag parties).

Nearby

It's just half a mile from Ockeridge Rural Retreats to the local fisheries (07398 176362; you can walk there easily) so bring your tackle if you're a keen angler. Witely Court (0370 333 1181), a vast, ruined Victorian mansion and once of the great country houses of England, is 2 miles away. A devastating fire in 1937 left it in the state you find today – undoubtedly one of the country’s most spectacular ruins and a real spectacle in its own right. It's 6 miles, meanwhile, to Worcester city centre, well known for its magnificent cathedral (01905 732900) and independent shops. National Trust-owned Greyfriars' House and Garden (01905 23571) is well worth a visit, as is the Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum (01905 25371) on rainy days. The small Tudor House Museum (01905 612309) is also fantastic. When the sun is shining, though, nothing bears getting outdoors and exploring the Malvern Hills. The designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is just under 10 miles away and is renowned for mountain biking, along with miles of footpaths and hiking trails. For a more sedate way to take in the Worcestershire scenery, try The Severn Valley Railway (01299 401776), 8 miles away.

Food & Drink

The nearest pub is the Holt Fleet  (01905 620286), 2½ miles away on the edge of the River severn. The Crown (01905 640408) in Hallow (5 miles), is a strikingly modern, gastro pub affair and can be walked to via country lanes allowing you to really explore the area.

Open

All year.

Pricing

Shepherd’s huts starting from £99 - £149 with a one night minimum and the log cabin at £175 per night with a 5 night minimum.

The Owner Says

Our trio of stunning shepherd huts and log cabin are all unique, Ockeridge Rural Retreats is no ordinary place ! Quoted as one of the top 10 Glamping sites in the UK by the Guardian newspaper.

The Ashwood Shepherd Hut is a couples escape and provides luxury and amazing features like a handmade roll top copper bath to unwind in together.

The Shepherds Retreat is idea for couples and families too with it’s unique bunk beds allowing for a family of 2 adults and two children to stay in absolute luxury.

The Hillside View Shepherds Hut is a couples only retreat and has clever space saving features making this a truly unique Shepherds Hut.

The Montana log cabin is a huge cabin designed for families and couples to unwind with all the creature comforts of home.

Ockeridge Rural Retreats is set in a nine acre equine facility and has far reaching views across to Witely court a ruined Italianate mansion, built for the Foleys in the seventeenth century. surrounded by horses in their paddocks you will love this tranquil setting

Located just 6 miles from Worcester City centre this is an ideal location for a rural city break giving you the best of both Worlds.

The local area is stepped in magnificent landmarks and has beautiful walks and countryside on you doorstep.

Hand build English craftsmanship, our Shepherd Huts and log cabin are designed to give you a glamping experience second to none.

Social Distancing Measures

We now operate a contactless check in so you will be guided into your property over the telephone giving you total peace of mind. As we live on site we are always on hand. We have 5 properties in total at Ockeridge Rural Retreats each one well spaced to give you a reassuring isolated stay for your holiday. We ask all guests to remain around their own accommodation and given its rural location set in 9 acres in open countryside this is an idyllic and very covid safe environment to be in away from the hustle and bustle of cities and built up areas. We are Good To Go accredited.

Accommodation

1 log cabin and 2 shepherd's hut.

Ashwood Shepherds Hut

Shepherd’s hut Sleeps 2
Our luxury Ashwood Shepherds Hut is the ultimate couples retreat. Kitted out with oak flooring, timber cladding and a hand crafted kitchen. We have also provided you with a log burner and a comfortable king sized bed with ensuite wet room with a beautiful shower and underfloor heating throughout.

The Shepherds Retreat

Shepherd’s hut Sleeps 2
This large shepherds hut has a unique and quirky feature having an outside cast iron enamel roll top bath to soak in. Perfect to relax, unwind and enjoy a glass of champagne under the stars at night. Inside has oak underfloor heating, TV, shower, WC, kitchen, Sofa & Comfortable king sized bed

The Montana Cabin

Cabin Sleeps 4
The Montana Cabin is 38ft x 15ft The aim of the accommodation is simple – Luxury, relaxation, comfort, quality & attention to detail – Indulge yourselves with stunning views, peace and quiet, hot showers, sumptuous beds and exquisite fixtures and fittings. Our luxury 2 bedroom Cabin allows you to experience a home from home stay.

Hillside View Shepherds Hut

Shepherd’s hut Sleeps 2
This quirky Shepherds Hut is warm and cozy with stunning views. Designed with a clever space saving fold away bed creating a large seating and dinning area when bed not in use. We also give you complimentary Gilchrist & Soames toiletries!

Monkwood Shepherds Hut

Shepherd’s hut Sleeps 2
Monkwood Shepherd’s Hut: A Luxury Romantic Retreat Nestled in the Heart of the Worcestershire Countryside

Idyllic Country Cottage Retreat

Cottage Sleeps 2
Quirky Cottage annex on extremely quiet country lane nestled in the Worcestershire countryside

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Location

Contact Website  07974 444 412  Ockeridge Rural Retreats, Ockeridge Lane , Wichenford , Worcester WR6 6YR

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Getting There

Leave the M5 Motorway at Junction 6. Take the A449 exit on the roundabout onto a dual carriageway, signposted to Kidderminster. At the first roundabout, take the third exit, still following the A449 to Kidderminster. Follow the carriageway for around 2 miles, and then take the left hand slip road to Ombersley. Go through Ombersley and, at the roundabout, turn left. Follow the road for 2 miles, go over Holt Bridge and at the mini roundabout go straight on. At the end of the road you will see the Red Lion pub in front of you, turn right onto the A443 sign posted to Tenbury. Follow the road for around ½-mile, then turn left onto Ockeridge Lane. Follow the road for 1½ miles and, after you pass the first turing on your right into Well Lane, Ockeridge Rural Retreats' gated entrance is on your right hand side. The nearest railway stations are quite a distance away in Droitwich Spa (8 miles; 0845 748 4950) and in Worcester at Foregate Street (10 miles; 0845 748 4950). Taxis are available from both.

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