Ockeridge Rural Retreats

West Midlands Worcestershire Worcester

  • From £145 a night
  • 4 Shepherds Huts, 1 Cabin
  • Cosy Rural Retreat

Boutique luxury in the Worcestershire countryside.

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Ockeridge Rural Retreats is well named – a luxurious glamping and self-catering holiday property deep in the rural Worcestershire countryside, 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 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. Indeed, it was named as one of the Top 10 Glamping Sites in the UK in The Guardian, so who are we to argue?

Set on the edge of a series of fenced paddocks, Ockeridge Rural Retreats comprises a unique two-bed log cabin, Montana, the Ashwood Luxury Shepherds Hut and 3 further luxury shepherds huts set across a one-acre space. All the Shepherd’s Huts but particularly the Ashwood are extremely comfortable and larger than usual, with underfloor heating, tiled en-suite bathrooms, king-sized beds and compact kitchenettes with a microwave, hob, fridge and sink and all the utensils you need. The Ashwood has been created purposely for couples and has a rolltop copper bathtub among other things, while the others each sleep two, in equally astonishing levels of comfort, with outside decks and wood-burning stoves.

Finally, there’s a cosy log cabin – Montana Lodge – which also sleeps a family of 4, though in such spacious and comfortable surroundings it’s arguably 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. Its 2 bedrooms feature a king-size bed with luxury Egyptian cotton sheets in one, and bunk beds in the other, and both bedrooms have flatscreen TVs.

As for things to do, Witely Court, 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. Walkers can hike the nearby Malvern Hills while rainy days are easily filled in Worcester’s shops and  cathedral. It‘s also just half a mile to the local fisheries so bring your tackle if you’re a keen angler.

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Facilities

The shepherd Retreat hut is ideal for couples and has under-floor heating and features a king-sized bed (bedding & towels provided), a breakfast table and chairs, a kitchen with induction hob, microwave oven, fridge, sink, utensils, crockery and cutlery, a 2 smart LED television's, 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 and has a Kingsized 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 covered outdoor bar area. A large decking area outside gives you amazing views of the Martley Hillside.

The Monkwood is our lovingly crafted shepherd’s hut for couples and is the latest addition. Named after the nearby Monkwood, a semi-natural ancient woodland renowned for its vibrant flora and butterfly species. Slide open the wooden doors to reveal your own private bathroom – complete with WC, wash basin with illuminated mirror and a stunning handmade luxury bathtub. Hop into the show-stopping William Holland roll top copper bath for a relaxing soak together at the end of a long day, before snuggling down in your comfy king-sized bed.

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

Open all year.

Pricing

Shepherd’s huts starting from £99 - £195.  Weekends 2 night minimum, Sunday - Thursday 1 night stays available.

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The Owner Says

Set in the heart of Worcestershire countryside. Quoted as one of the top 10 Glamping sites in the UK by the Guardian newspaper

Our five stunning shepherd huts, Log Cabin & Cottage are all unique, these are no ordinary properties allowing you to enjoy the whole glamping experience without any compromise.

Luxury on every level. From oak under floor heating to Double Glazed Windows. Luxury King Size bed with flat screen TV, this is truly Boutique style luxury accommodation. Unwind in the peaceful location and enjoy your favourite foods in the kitchenette, with Microwave and 2 Induction ring hob, Fridge, Toaster, Kettle and Belfast ceramic sink. If cooking isn’t your thing then choose from a vast selection of local country pubs, some within walking distance for those wanting a more active holiday. Don’t worry about being cramped as our Shepherds huts are more like a lodge measuring 24ft x 9ft (6.10meters long x 2.7meters wide) With over an acre of space in front of your doorstep with far reaching views across open countryside this is one vacation that you will sure to enjoy. Underfloor Heating & Heated Towel Rail will keep you warm and cozy. If you want different and you want quirky then you’re in for a treat as we even have a Shepherds hut with an enamel roll top bath tub outside so you can relax in the fresh air and gaze at the stars at night. If that’s not your thing then the Ashwood & Kingsley Shepherds huts have the very finest William Holland hand made Copper baths inside. Some Huts also Have Log Burners, Wet Rooms and even quartz counter tops. If you want the best then this is the place to be.

Just 6 miles from Worcester city centre this is an ideal base to explore from with a network of country walks and great connections to local towns and villages. County Pubs, fresh air and a great space to unwind and escape.

Location

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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.

Features

  • Good walks nearby
  • Electricity
  • Exclusive hire
  • No pets allowed
  • Wood-burning stove
  • Private Kitchen
  • Private Bathroom
  • Showers
  • Good for kids
  • Exclusive Hire
  • Nice Views from Site
  • Romantic retreat
  • Fishing nearby
  • Bicycle routes nearby

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