Tor View Shepherds Huts, nr Wells – Somerset

Glamping near Wells, in Somerset: Situated in our south facing hay field, perched high on the Mendip Hills nestling below Maesbury castle, our modern Shepherd’s Hut (sleeps 2) has one of the highest view points in the area.

From the windows you’ll be gifted with stunning views not only of Glastonbury Tor but also the vast Somerset levels, Black Down and Quantock Hills in the distance.

We named the hut “Leonard” after my Grandfather, who tended sheep here in the early 1900’s. Leonard is furnished to a very high standard, way beyond what my Grandfather would have thought possible! The wood burning stove might have looked familiar, but a hot shower, flushing toilet, cooker and fridge would have been beyond his dreams (regardless of how many sheep he counted).

The decor of soft lines and enamel kitchenware casts you back into a simpler time and age. Soft furnishings and a comfy double bed reveal that no compromise on modern living has been overlooked: DAB radio, colour TV and Wi-Fi are all provided as well.

This is the perfect way to explore and enjoy this fabulous area all year round. You can ramble down the many footpaths, visit Wells the smallest cathedral city in England, walk up Glastonbury Tor. Or you can just laze away in the comfort of your hut all day and let the tranquillity of it all soak right into you.

Take a quick look at the photo gallery to see what’s in store for you and then head over to the Availability page on our website to see if we have your desired dates.

What’s inside Len’s hut?

Double bed/day bed 4’6” Tempur memory mattress firm
All bed linen and towels are provided for two persons
Mains electric supply
Wood burner, unlimited log supply
Electric central Heating
Fridge small (silent running)
Cooker with small oven, two ring hob
Kitchen sink with hot and cold water
TV/DVD player
Dab radio
Flushing toilet
Electric shower
Bathroom basin
Fully insulated and double glazed
Walking Boot storage
Outside water pipe

A Word From Len

Hi, my name is ‘Leonard’ and I thought I’d tell you a little about myself.

Nearly 100 years ago a real shepherd used to tend sheep in the field where I am sited. The shepherd’s name was Leonard and this used to be his farm and he worked hard every day, tending to his flock. Today his grandson Phil has also been working hard in creating a totally modern shepherd’s hut experience for people like you to enjoy and relax in.

Stepping out of my front door is a small veranda for breakfast where you can also admire my large cast iron wheels, black tin roof and my oak feather board finish. Outside you can chill-out in the deck chairs, enjoy a picnic on the grass, or pick some herbs to flavour your dinner from my herb box. Nearby are many country paths to ramble along and – a little further afield – places like Glastonbury, Wells and Cheddar to explore.

Inside you can relax in front of the wood burning fire, rustle up a brew (or grab a ‘cold one’ from the fridge) stretch out and listen to the sound of the countryside. Phil has also thought to bring many of life’s modern luxuries inside such as television, DAB radio and wi-fi for those of you who don’t want to get totally ‘back to nature’.

Back in the day, a shepherd call Leonard would find respite from the worries and tribulations of a busy day in their hut. Here they would unwind, relax and restore their energy for the work ahead. You too can do the same in a hut called Len, perfect for either romantic breaks or just a well needed escape from the bustle of daily life.

Len (and Phil & Mandy) look forward to seeing you soon.


Area description

Maesbury Castle

Within walking distance, offers fantastic views on a clear day, an almost 360 degree panorama. On most sites on the Mendips you can see east, south and west, here you can see north too!


(5miles) is England’s smallest cathedral city on the southern edge of the Mendip Hills. The name derives from the three wells dedicated to St Andrew, one is in the Market Place where an open market takes place on Wednesdays and Saturdays, and two are in the grounds of the Bishop’s Palace and the magnificent Wells Cathedral.

Wells is a pleasant market city and has all the modern conveniences plus charm with some interesting shops. Other facilities include plenty of pubs, excellent restaurants, nightclub, cinema and leisure centre.
Wells is also host to one of the best illuminated carnivals to be seen and is held in November.

Conveniently situated within east reach of Mendip Golf Course and only 3 miles away from Wells Golf Course this would make an ideal base for golfers too.

Shepton Mallet
(4 miles) is a small rural town. Two annual agricultural shows are held close to the town: the four day Royal Bath and West of England Society Show which is held on the society’s show ground near Evercreech, and the one-day Midsomerset Show on the town’s southern edge.
You may also be able to find bargains at Mulberry Factory Outlet & Kilver Court Designer Village.

Wookey Hole Caves
(8 miles) is a show cave and tourist attraction in the village of Wookey Hole, just a short drive from Wells. The cave is noted for the Witch of Wookey Hole, who was reputedly turned to stone by a monk from Glastonbury. This is a great day out for adults and children alike.
Nearby is the limestone Ebbor Gorge, a site of special scientific interest.

(13 miles) is a small town, situated on the Somerset Levels. The town is known for its history, including Glastonbury Abbey and Glastonbury Tor, and the many myths and legends associated with the town.
The famous Glastonbury Festival takes place in the nearby village of Pilton.

(15 miles) this town, is just south west of Glastonbury. Here you will find Clarks Village a designer outlet shopping complex. The centre includes more than 90 shops and restaurants, mostly selling goods at discount prices.

(13 miles) is a village famous for having given its name to Cheddar Cheese. Although the cheese is now made worldwide, only one producer remains in the village.
Cheddar is also famous for Cheddar Gorge, the largest gorge in England, and for the Cheddar Caves, including Gough’s Cave, where the remains of Cheddar man were found.


Owner/Agent info

  • Name : Philip Russell
  • Address :  Thrupe Marsh Farm Maesbury Near Wells Somerset BA5 3HB
  • Phone (work) : 01749 841401
  • Phone (mobile) : 07970 066459
  • Web address :
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