Located in King Edward VIII Wood, a mile from the nearest road, this romantic shepherd’s hut is both tranquil and away from it all, yet comes with a host of luxuries. An all year round holiday retreat in the most beautiful and unique location.
If you’re seeking somewhere to stay with a touch of luxury and solitude, then Whoa Stop! offers both in abundance. This beautiful shepherd’s hut offers plenty of privacy along with indoor and outdoor bathing and cooking facilities. Where else can you bathe outside under the stars, in a heated double ended bath we ask?
Located just outside the village of Thompson, deep in Thetford Forest Whoa Stop! sits on the outskirts of the forest canopy of beech and elm, in the company of two other similarly appointed huts, yet offers plenty of privacy. This unique retreat is a must if you want to get back to nature, yet crave your home comforts too.
The luxurious, double ended bath sits outside on the large veranda, so you can lie back, relax and enjoy the stars with your favourite bubbles whilst watching the wildlife around you. Step out of the bath, pull up a comfy chair and dry off in front of the gas fire pit, before cooking breakfast or supper in the well-appointed outdoor kitchen. Finish off the evening with a Twilight Hamper full of tempting delights such as marshmallows, popcorn, chocolate sauce and hot chocolate, which can be ordered from the owners on arrival, although you get a starter welcome pack on arrival along with toiletries.
Inside this gorgeous hut, you’ll also find a fabulous wood burning stove and a very comfortable king-size bed, with cushions and soft throws, all decorated in hues of French grey and purple. And with a built-in boom box and a 20 inch television to enjoy (if maybe the weather isn’t so good) you will feel relaxed and cosy whatever time of year you choose to stay.
Watch the sun rise over the arable fields from your veranda where you might spot the red deer out grazing in the early morning. With the adjacent land owned by the Norfolk Wildlife Trust, there is plenty more opportunity of seeing bird and wildlife so don’t forget to bring your binoculars.
If you like a walk in the morning, then the sunrise is beautiful over Thompson's Lake which is about a mile from your hut and is located just off the Peddar’s Way. Set within 32 acres, it literally brims with wildlife. You can walk your dog around here too, providing they are kept on a lead.
For the ultimate in luxury, why not take advantage of the unique outdoor spa area? Watch the wildlife while luxuriating in the hot tub or ease aching muscles in the sauna. Use of the spa is £12.50 per person per stay and can be added to your booking and includes towels and robes.
If you can bear to tear yourself away from your luxury hut, then there is a good pub in the village of Thompson which is in walking distance, where you can enjoy local ales and good food.
Undoubtedly you will fall in love with this place … so if you are looking for something different, give it a try.
One well-behaved dog welcome (small additional charge).
If you want to bring your horse on holiday, then the owners offer a horse package (£25 per horse per night) which includes access to a 20m x 40m all weather surface arena, 12ft x 12ft stable, turn-out pen, bale of shavings, running water, electric lights and fence. They also offer optional escorted hacks at an additional cost.
Children over the age of 14 welcome.