Woodspring Farm Hut – a Blissful Break in the Country

We always make a stop between Cornwall and London when we’re away. The five hour drive is a bit too much in one go, and we like to find a good half-way point. This year our stop was two nights at Woodspring Farm Hut.

Woodspring Farm Hut

Woodspring Farm Hut is north of Weston Super Mare, and was our stopping off place on the way back home from Cornwall.

view across to South Wales

Do you fancy a bit of peace and quiet, with long walks by the coast and views all around?

National Trust land walk

The gentle noise of goats in your field, and occasional grunts from the friendly pigs wandering by the hut? (and occasional goats trying to get into your hut!)

friendly goats at Woodspring Farm Hut

Or how about being able to run with the goats (if they choose to), or just chatting to the animals because they’re so friendly?

Vera, Woodspring Farm Hut

Woodspring Farm Hut is the place. Oh my. I thought it would be good and was excited about going, but I didn’t know it would be THIS good.

Woodspring Farm Hut view

You’re on a vegetarian farm, so the animals exist to be happy. Add to that Victoria (who owns Woodspring Farm) brings your breakfast to you in the hut at an agreed time every morning – and it looks like this:

Woodspring Farm hut breakfast

The thing I was asked the most was how we all managed to fit into the shepherds hut. We managed! Shaun slept on the floor on a blow-up mattress while I shared with H on the double bed. It was really warm and cosy, with a comfortable futon mattress.

inside woodspring farm hut

Everything you need is in the hut – it’s really well laid out. There are your everyday facilities in the main farmhouse, and you have a composting loo next door so you don’t have to venture too far in the night. A loo with a view too… sometimes accidentally and other times on purpose!

view from the loo

Between the loo and the hut is the fire where we cooked pizza on the second night. Eating pizza and drinking cider while out in the middle of a field was an excellent way to spend an evening – especially with my two most favourite people in the world. And a few goats…

pizza and goats at Woodspring Farm Hut

Woodspring Farm is next to some National Trust land. You can walk for around 2 miles (45 minutes or so) to Sand Bay. Once there, there’s an older person’s Pontins and a reasonably priced cash-only tea room. With views over the River Severn to South Wales and views across both sides of the bay there’s much to see and do. On Sand Bay there are three Second World War Pillboxes which you can see right inside.

World War pillbox at Sandy Bay

The whole area is lovely. Even just pottering around on the farm was a great thing to do. All the animals are friendly. H was free to go and pet the animals and feed them if she wanted which she did.

We loved Jack and Vera the two pigs the most. When at Coombe Mill, Farmer Nick told H that the hair from a pig is used for paintbrushes, so guess what H’s fascination was while we were here?

Jack, Woodspring Farm Hut

You can watch the animals from the hut, all H wanted was to run around the fields with the goats!

Woodspring Farm Hut is wonderful, and I’d highly recommend. We want to go back which is a rare occurrence. We hardly ever want to go back even when we’ve had a brilliant holiday in case it isn’t as brilliant the second time around. You can shut yourself away from the world, it’s somewhere to regroup your thoughts. Fabulous.

We booked our break with Canopy and Stars. The link for Woodspring is here. Their website is here. Victoria has a fab instagram feed here too with loads of pictures and videos of the animals.

Country Kids


    1. Ha, it was so funny! I was trying to distract them, cracking up laughing as Shaun wasn’t having much luck and trying to take a photo at the same time. The mixture of all those happening plus H trying to distract them so they’d go running with her made for an eventful afternoon!

      The goats have been known to make their way into the hut and eat the books inside!! But there’s a bolt on the door now so we always kept that fastened 🙂


  1. I was curious to see how you got on in your Shepherd’s Hut. It sounds like it worked out really well for you. I can imagine H was thrilled with the friendly animals and cooking on the fire looks great fun. Thank goodness the weather was on your side too, it sounds like it really made this a special stop over.

    Thank you for sharing with me on #CountryKids


    1. It was amazing! I think you should get one at Coombe Mill 🙂 It was a real adventure – and the walks around there were brill too, some lovely views across the Severn Estuary!


  2. What a fun adventure to stay in a hut! The countryside looks absolutely amazing. I would love to enjoy a bit of that peace and (almost) quiet. #CountryKids


  3. It looks lovely around here. So relaxing and look at those breathtaking views. You can almost breathe in all that fresh air 🙂 #CountryKids


  4. I love the location and the idea of this, I’m just sure I’d be able to persuade the OH to sleep in the hut. Glad you had a great time #CountryKids


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