Shepherd’s Hut in the Millstream Camp

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The traditional Kotlich hung from a tripod over the open fire-pit.

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Blue skies and birdsong in The Millstream Camp

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stop Press!  Our Millstream Camp was featured in The Guardian’s Travel Section in 2014!  Whoopee!

Our delightful, self-contained Shepherd’s Hut with Tipi mess-tent is available for seasonal glamping from Easter through until end of October.  It’s fully kitted out for camping beside the babbling brook. Selected and recommended in Sawday’s  ”Canopy and Stars”.

The Shepherd’s Hut:

Contains an oak-framed, built-in five foot wide x six foot long double bed with sprung mattress.  Sleep above and below pure, sheep’s wool “Baavets” from Wales, 100% natural cotton sheets, covers and pillow-cases with feather-down pillows.  Snuggle your feet into the sheepskin wool rug and wrap in the colourful, vintage crocheted shawls and blankets.

The hut is cosy with a wood-burning stove, oak floor, and diamond-glazed leaded windows hung with vintage Laura Ashley curtains.  There are a kettle, tea-pot and cafetiere for brewing-up.

Outside:

Field Kitchen – the under-cover bbq/field-kitchen area has lots of cooking pots, cast-iron griddles, pots and pans; enamel tins and utensils and chopping boards.  An initial supply of local, sustainable produced charcoal with eco-freindly fire-lighting material.

Fire-pit with Kotlich – a traditional cooking pot hanging from a tripod over a fire-pit ringed with stones – plus recipe books with tips on how to get the best out of your camp-fire cooking.

Whether you bbq or Kotlich-cook there’re all the equipment and camp-fire cook books you’ll need for country cooking.  Henry will give you herbs and excess vegetables from his kitchen garden.

Cool you wines and beers in the mill stream.

The Shower-shack – hot water on demand and powered by bottle gas.  We try to keep the Millstream Camp as environmentally friendly as possible so please do NOT bring your own body-washes/soaps/shampoos. We provide eco/organic alternatives free of charge and free from chemicals.

The Privy - This is a traditional composting privy (loo) in its own little shed.  The loo is built in the style of an old “thunder box”.  Clean, simple, non-smelly, efficient and powered by sawdust!

The Bath – The open-air, wood-fired cast-iron bath-tub is must for alfresco bathing.  Fill with water.  Light the fire.  Allow the smoke and flames to die down.  Climb in, lie back with glass of wine, surrounded by candles, listening to owls, watching bats and catching a shooting star!

Hot logs

Hot logs

The Millstream and River Teme – On hot days we flood the millstream for some wild-swimming and there are other river-pools between here and down-river in Leintwardine for cooling off on your river-bank walk to find fine ales and the best fish and chips at the World famous Sun Inn and Fiddlers Elbow Fish Bar respectively.

Food and Local Shops – The whole area’s a Mecca for delicious food to cook.  There’s a proper butcher’s shop selling meat, fresh vegetables and artisan breads in Leintwardine and a village garage-shop with groceries.   You can even order a supper hamper from Carolyn to diy or if she’s cooking for in-house bed and breakfast guests you can book dinner in the house.

Bring or hire bikes and explore the quiet country lanes and forest tracks.  Bring your boots and walk the secret footpaths and byways.  Or bring your horse, it can graze next the camp and ride away across the hills and valleys.

Please book via Canopy and Stars……….

www.canopyandstars.co.uk/britain/england/shropshire/lower-buckton-country-house/millstream-camp#back

The hut sleeps a maximum of two.

The tipi is for day-living/storage & mess tent.

Please bring your own towels, a spare torch, walking shoes/boots/gumboots, phone charger.

Dogs by arrangement.

 

Swim in the flooded mill-stream

This millstream is recorded in the Domesday Book.

 

 

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Looking west…..

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Enclosed beside the millstream.

 

Bridge over the stream

Image The Millstream Camp is featured in Sawday’s Canopy and Stars 2014 and in its Dog Friendly Places to Stay 2014.