“HILLY HUTS” | The New Outdoor Luxury Experience At The Fish Hotel, Worcestershire
Luxury meets the great outdoors at The Fish Hotel, with its recently opened five new “Hilly Huts”.
The charming huts have comfortable double beds, en-suite bathrooms, a wood-burning stove and an outdoor decking area with a chiminea. Each “Hilly Hut” also comes with its own private hot tub, carefully positioned to ensure maximum privacy whilst enjoying the stunning Cotswolds scenery over the Vale of Evesham. The huts are just a short walk from the main lodge where guests will find The Restaurant, games room and cosy bar area.
Brilliantly hand-crafted by local Wiltshire company Ashton Shepherds, the huts are based on an original Victorian design, each with individually designed interiors. Cosy, comfortable and wildly romantic they are perfect for stays year-round and have been kitted out with all the mod cons one would expect including underfloor hearting, smart TVs and free wifi.
| ACTIVITIES |
The true spirit of it all – The Fish’s wonderful location, a 400-acre privately owned estate above the post-card pretty village of Broadway. The luxury extras are outdoorsy too, from Segway safaris, archery and golf at the club next door, there is a dedicated team on hand to organise an hour of fun or full day of multi-activity itineraries. Head out of the estate and Cheltenham, Oxford and the Cotswolds’ market towns are all within easy reach.
| EAT |
Naturally there are tea and coffee making facilities and a pretty good minibar too. In a nod to the seventies, with a modern twist, The Restaurant at The Fish offers a menu of surf and turf dishes with a simple ethos – quality and provenance, working with fridges not freezers. There is also a cosy bar and games room with pool table, darts board and large flatscreen TV. Booked in advance, guests can also take a trip up the road to Dormy House and enjoy either The Garden Room or more rustic, Potting Shed.
| A LITTLE BIT OF HISTORY |
As the name would suggest the original use of huts was on farms, with earliest traces of Shepherds Huts going back as far as the 16th century and the reign of Queen Elizabeth 1. Although, the most recognised thinking suggests they became popular in the 18th and 19th centuries, when the huts were intended to provide practical accommodation for a shepherd – a complete home rolled into one. Use of the huts for shepherds might have dwindled but the popularity in glamping, living the outdoorsy life without the hassle traditional camping brings, continues to rise.