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Luxury shepherd’s hut holidays in the UK.
A one-of-a-kind escape to nature.

Step out of the ordinary and into one of our stunning, stylish shepherd’s huts. For a quirky, rustic, one-of-a-kind luxury glamping getaway!

We’re delighted to offer luxury holidays in our charming, characterful shepherd’s huts — bespoke and brand-new to our suite of glamping accommodation. Perfect for a romantic treat for two or a fun-filled family escape in Mawgan Porth.

Beautifully designed and handmade in Dorset, think stylish country interiors, solid oak flooring, rustic shuttered windows, fully-equipped kitchens with ceramic sinks, elegant bathrooms, cosy bedrooms, the comfiest of mattresses — and even blacksmith-forged door latches.

Set in the countryside and on the doorstep of a magnificent Blue Flag beach, we’re just a short stroll to Bedruthan Steps and a 10-minute trip to Newquay. You’re at the heart of the action, with everything that makes Cornwall such a prized staycation destination is easy reach.

We can’t wait to welcome you for an unforgettable luxury shepherd’s hut holiday.

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Our shepherd’s huts: a rustic, luxury experience.

Historically, these aptly-named buildings provided Victorian-era shepherds with shelter from the elements as they tended to flocks during wintry weather of lambing season on the downs of Southern England. We’re delighted to bring this quintessentially rural English heritage and charm to our parks by offering holidays in bespoke shepherd’s huts. Whilst these iconic buildings contained everything the shepherd needed to get their head down and not much more — a stove, bed and sitting area — ours are a slightly more luxury proposition…
Shepherds Hut Amenities

Everything you’ll need to glamp in style.

Our parks have all those amenities and facilities for a carefree (and stress free) shepherd’s hut stay. Pick up some freshly-baked croissants from the café, a few essentials from the park shop or some beach boys from our library. Each boasts a stunning country interior — European and English oak flooring, furniture and even window shutters. All the charm and cosiness of traditional Victorian huts, but with nifty mod cons and those all-important home comforts. A bespoke, 21st century upgrade, if you like!

  • Park shop
  • WiFi connectivity
  • Laundry room
  • Communal fire pit
  • Children’s play area
  • Board & wetsuit wash
  • Free wooden belly board hire
  • Beach toy library
  • Café — croissants & pastries
  • Woodland walks
  • Luxurious, cosy beds
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Perfectly-equipped kitchen
  • Dishwasher tucked into drawer
  • Bunk beds (that convert to seating!)
  • Full bathroom
  • WiFi connectivity
  • Outdoor seating
  • Barbecue area
  • Showers (family huts)
  • Baths (couples huts)
  • Spacious private garden
  • Hammock
  • Awning canopy

Sun Haven Holiday Park

Sun Haven Holiday Park, Mawgan Porth, Newquay TR8 4BQ

Uniquely British & handcrafted: Shepherd's huts

Built in Dorset by masters of traditional carpentry techniques, our huts incorporate solid hardwood timbers throughout for the floors, windows, shutters, cabinetry, beds and kitchens. Species include English oak, European oak and poplar — all sustainably sourced.

Look out for the leather straps which stop the Dutch doors from swinging back; these have been handcrafted by a bridle maker in Dorset, whilst the window and door latches have been forged over organic charcoal by a blacksmith, providing a wonderfully imperfect and tactile quality.

No mass production here; each is bespoke to our parks. Look out for the traditional shepherd’s hook (for his crook) on the beam in the middle of the shepherd’s hut.

Our family huts have an ultra-cosy bunk bed that converts to seating for the day, with a top bunk that ingeniously folds down against the wall. There’s a wee ladder that slots against the wall next to the kitchen for the day. With its safety rail, the top bunk might be more suited to those aged over seven.

At the moment, we have family-friendly shepherd’s huts, with room for four — couples huts are expected to arrive soon, which will have everything you’ll need for the ultimate romantic retreat!

A springboard for exploring Cornwall…

Not only do we have a range of delightful shepherd’s huts at Sun Haven — nestled beside a gently burbling stream and woods — but we’re in the perfect place for enjoying Cornwall at its very best.

Step off park for a morning walk along Mawgan Porth’s Blue Flag beach, or peruse this lovely small seaside village’s selection of shops and places to eat. Or even slip into the wetsuit and hit the white water waves of Fistral beach. For seaside family fun, Newquay’s not far away.

The cuisine capital of Cornwall, Padstow — with Rick Stein’s four incredible seafood eateries — is just up the road too. Within equally easy reach are all of Cornwall’s big-ticket attractions – The Lost Gardens, Tintagel Castle, St. Michael’s Mount, The Eden Project.

A warm welcome.

Whilst we have fantastic shepherd’s huts, picture-postcard locations and top-notch amenities, we think it’s our incredible team that sets us apart.

The moment you step on park, we’ll show you to your hut and give you a useful tour. We’re always on hand for any walking route suggestions, beach top tips or restaurant recommendations!

We love everything local: surroundings, landmarks, landscapes, people and businesses. In fact, did you know that we’re a ‘B Corp’? We’re the first holiday park group in the UK to be awarded this status. It’s a certification of our environmental and social performance.

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  • Park shop & café

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  • Children’s play areas

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  • Incredible location & immaculate grounds

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Bring along the little ones.

Burn that ice-cream energy at our children’s play area or build imposing sand castles on Mawgan Porth beach.

There’s nothing quite like a luxury staycation for making memories that last and creating nostalgia of the future!

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Fancy a different sort of accommodation?

Quirky, incredible and out-of-the-ordinary as our shepherd’s huts are, you might be after something slightly different.

For alternative types of glamping fun, we also offer camping pods and safari tent holidays at Green Hill Farm, nestled in the historic woodland of the New Forest.

At many of our holiday parks, you also have the chance to step into a cosy holiday home or luxury lodge. Or, for that at-one-with-nature sense of escape, bring along your tent poles or tourer.

However your family prefers to get away, join us at one of our six stunning holiday parks across Cornwall, the New Forest and Norfolk for an unforgettable escape.

From the glistening waterways of The Broads to the ornamental tree top canopies of Wiltshire to the panoramic sand dunes of Cornwall, we’re at the heart of some of Britain’s most cherished beauty spots.

Bring your furry family members along too, of course — all of our holiday parks are totally pet friendly.

    An unforgettable escape.

    Shepherds Hut Luxury Lodges

    Luxury lodges & holiday homes

    All the bells and whistles. Walk-in wardrobes, ensuites, cosy fireplaces, wraparound decking, open-plan kitchen and diner — a true luxury getaway.

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    Comfort under canvas.

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    Safari tents with hot tubs

    Wood burners, private decking, your own hot tub, spacious lounge — and your own robes and slippers! An unforgettable romantic getaway or family treat.

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    Connect with nature.

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    Camping & touring

    Camp or tour up close to Norfolk’s seal colonies, at the heart of the New Forest, under the starry skies of Cornish countryside or beside its world-class coastline.

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