Part of our Quirky Collection.

Josie is a cosy, tastefully decorated shepherds hut located near the little village of Sherfield English, on the edge of the New Forest National Park. It’s a fantastic choice if you’re looking for a quirky, lakeside glamping experience for two people. Nearby there is a daytime tearoom, serving light meals, tea, coffee and cakes, plus it’s only 20 minutes’ walk to the traditional village pub.

Shepherds Hut ‘Josie’ is located in the perfect place if you are looking for a relaxing waterside holiday, as well as enjoying a spot of fishing. The hut is situated on a private fishery with 3 well stocked Coarse & Carp fishing lakes on site. Fishing here is included in the price for a maximum of 2 people. A charge of £10 per person per day can be paid onsite for any other people who would like to fish with you during your stay.

This charming little shepherds hut boasts an open plan living and dining area, with a compact but fully operational kitchen; there’s even a wood burning stove for those cosy romantic evenings. The hut has a raised wooden veranda with a table and chairs, allowing you to relax and enjoy your surroundings. An ideal retreat for couples, the hut sleeps just two in one double pull-out bed.

Bedrooms & Bathrooms

Josie Shepherds Hut has one double pull-out bed.

There is a shower room with a WC & hand basin.


Pets are not permitted at this property.

Terms & Conditions

£60 deposit is required on booking, balance is due 4 weeks beforehand.

Sorry, no smoking.

Sorry, no pets.

Check in - 3.00pm & check out is 10.00am.

Nightly pricing, any start day.

We regret that we cannot accept bookings which are, or which we deem to be, hen or stag parties.

Location Information

At this location you are just a short drive from the New Forest National Park - a region known for its heathland, forest trails and native ponies.

You are also within an hours drive to the coast, with a selection of beaches to enjoy.

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Optional Extras

  • There are no additional extras at this location.

Terms & Conditions

The holiday lodge is strictly no smoking.

Booking is from 3pm on the day of arrival to 10am on the day of departure.

We do expect that guests take care of all the contents of the Lodge and that all equipment, utensils etc are left clean and tidy at the end of your stay.

No fishing equipment is allowed in the Holiday Lodge. There is a shed provided with the Lodge for all fishing equipment, wet weather gear, prams or bicycles that you wish to store. There is a separate fridge for fishing bait. The shed is for sole use of the Lodge and you are provided with a key for the padlock.

The Lodge is cleaned and carefully checked between each let.

All bedding and towels are provided for you but not cot bedding.

All breakages must be reported and either replaced or paid for at the end of your stay.

The owners reserve the right to seek compensation for any damage discovered after the guests have left.

The accommodation is only for the use of the persons shown on the booking form. No letting or subletting is allowed.

The owners have the right of access to the property at any reasonable time during the let.

The guests agree that the broadband facilities are not to be used for unlawful purposes.

No pets allowed.

The owners regret that they can not be held responsible for any accident that occurs whilst on the Fishery, Lodge or premises.

Supervision of all children is the responsibility of the parents/guardians. The owners regret that they cannot be held responsible for your children. This is a fishery with open access to DEEP LAKES and strangers fishing on a daily basis! Please be extra careful.

The owners will not accept responsibility for loss or damage to any luggage, bicycles, pushchairs, fishing equipment, cars or their contents.

If guests have any problems with the accommodation then they are to contact the owners immediately so the problem can be resolved.

The owners reserve the right to terminate the booking without refund if the behaviour of any guests is considered unacceptable, or the the number of guests exceeds that stated on the booking form.

Confirmation of your booking will be made once the deposit is received and the balance of payment is due a month before arrival date.

All deposits are non-refundable.

Holiday insurance is recommended but not a mandatory requirement for booking this property. However no money can be refunded if you cancel as you are legally bound to pay for a holiday you cancel.

Property Features

  • Part of our Quirky Collection.
  • Josie Shepherds Hut is set in the woodland with views of the woods & fields.
  • Open plan living, dining & kitchen area.
  • Approx. 100 yards from the lakes.
  • Kitchenette furnished with 2 ring hob, combination oven, kettle & fridge with ice box.
  • Crockery, cutlery & glasses provided.
  • Pots, pans & trays provided.
  • Pull down dining table.
  • 2 seater sofa that converts into a double bed.
  • Cosy electric stove.
  • No TV but there is a radio.
  • All duvets, linen, tea towels, dishcloths & bath towels are provided.
  • Parking available alongside the lodge.
  • Wood store with logs for fire pit & wood burner available.
  • Electricity included.
  • Outdoor table & 2 x chairs.
  • Fire pit with grill for cooking.
  • Welcome pack provided on arrival - Including tea, coffee, milk, bread and butter.

Local Fishing Information

Dandys Ford Fishing

Important Information

  • 3 well stocked fishing lakes.
  • Fishing onsite is included in the price for a maximum of 2 people. A charge of £10 per person per day is payable onsite for all additional people who would like to fish during their stay.
  • Sole use of the fishery after 7.30pm (along with the guests staying in Josie Shepherds Hut & Esmeralda Shepherds Hut. Night fishing is only available for guests staying onsite.
  • Day tickets are sold on the understanding that the welfare of the fish and the preservation of the surroundings are upheld at all times by all visitors, not just the anglers.
  • No keepnets, boilies, floating bait, bolt rigs or semi-fixed rigs or floating poles please.

Lodge Lake

  • 23 pegs.
  • There are a high number of double figure fish in this lake. Also within the lake are Tench (gold and green), Bream, Perch, Roach, Crucians and Barbel.

Calvert Lake (The Match Lake)

  • 28 pegs.
  • Local Angling Clubs regularly use this lake for their matches. It contains carp, crucians, silvers, bream, chubb, tench and many more species.

Kingsfishers Canal Lake

  • 10 pegs.
  • A reproduction of a canal which is ideal for small matches or corporate days. This lake is stocked with Carp, Barbel, Roach, Crucians, Bream, Tench, (gold and green) and Chubb.

Local Attractions

Pony on the New Forest

The New Forest National Park - within 5 minutes of the lodge, the National Park is well known for its heathland, native ponies and forest walks.

Winchester - Explore the stone cobbled paths in this historic town, be sure to visit Winchester Cathedral.

Southampton - Explore

Beaches - Top beaches in the New Forest include Barton on Sea (approximately 40 minutes drive), Calshot (approximately 30 minutes drive), Lepe (approximately 35 minutes drive) & Mudeford Sandbank (approximately 1 hour drive).

Paultons Park - Home of Peppa Pig World.

Bournemouth - Visit the Sea Life Centre, enjoy a walk along the beach or a meal out at one of the many restaurants.

Portsmouth Historic Town - Visit the harbour & HMS victory.

Longleat Safari Park - Take the family to visit the animals at Longleat.