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Keets at Middle Acre

Sleeps 2
No dogs
1 bedroom
1 bathroom

How does a cosy ‘Eco friendly’ holiday in rural Dorset complete with a wood-fired hot tub sound, Middle Acre is the perfect place to kick back and relax. Small enough to care, with a pair of bespoke Shepherd huts tucked away and packed with all the essentials you could need for a self-catered stay including soft furnishings, throws, a double bed, kitchenette, en-suite shower and flushing toilet. Solar lighting and wood burner makes for a snug off-grid stay with your own private cottage garden style space, with barbecue for alfresco dining. The wood-fired hot tub ensures a good night’s sleep after star gazing the dark skies above. Take the five wooden steps up into the hand-built shepherd hut and find a cosy open plan space furnished with vintage and repurposed furniture and fittings, the whistling kettle sits on the single gas hob, as the solar powered fridge chills your drinks. Being off-grid with no electricity or no Wi-Fi shouldn’t mean you’re worried about being a bit too far off the beaten track, do not fret, a solar-powered socket will be provided for USB charging and the pub and local farm shop are only one and a half miles away. Not only do you reduce your carbon footprint by holidaying in the UK, but these shepherd huts also have some great energy-saving features too, including solar-power, sustainable rustic interiors, environmentally friendly cleaning and washing products, and shower water is reused to irrigate the wildflower meadow and plants. Home comforts can still be enjoyed from the double bed, heating, lighting, hot and cold running water, and flushing toilet provided. Middle Acre is near the size of a football pitch, with Chestnut trees, fruit trees, flowers and a poly tunnel, whilst beyond the hut’s gate a gentle wander will lead to the beehives, kitchen garden and V E Garden, where you'll meet the free-range chickens, ducks, bantams and friendly farm collie Bea. Middle Acre is in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, ideally situated for a stroll to the Smugglers Inn or walk to the local farm shop and tearoom with freshly made ice cream and local produce. Situated on the coastal path you can easily explore the undulating world heritage coast, walk to the iconic arch of Durdle Door and onwards to Lulworth Cove. Early birds can be rewarded with stunning sunrises over the iconic Jurassic cliffs, a 30 minute amble from your hut, following the smugglers paths will bring you to the secluded shingle beach of Ringstead Bay. Here you can drink in the views, and safely bathe in the still, clear waters. In cooler months this is the perfect place for some invigorating cold water therapy. Leave the car and traffic behind and walk into Weymouth with the stunning sea views from the coastal path and watch the fishing boasts unload in the picturesque harbour. To enhance your stay, chat to us about producing your own veg at home, gardening advice and growing cut flowers; Roger will happily take you to see the friendly cows and show you the best places to explore local history and wildlife. For thrill seekers, we can offer advice on the best places for coasteering, rock climbing and kayaking; alternatively, simply relax in your own private garden and make lunch from the on-site produce, unwinding in the dappled shade of the large chestnut trees and just breathe! For an unforgettable escape to Dorset, choose Keets at Middle Acre.

Woodburning stove. Single gas hob and small solar powered fridge. Fuel, included inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Off-road parking available. Enclosed private patio with furniture, barbecue, wood-fired hot tub, and fire pit, within shared grounds. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop 1.5 miles, pub 1.2 miles, beach 1.5 miles. Note: There are five steps up into the property, please take care as there is limited lighting at night and the site gets extremely dark. The site neighbours are a working dairy farm. This property is next to Samphire (1044320) and both can be booked together to sleep 4

Perfect for short breaks. Off-grid eco-friendly retreat. All-ground-floor studio layout. One double bed within open-plan kitchenette and dining area. En suite with walk-in shower, basin and flushing toilet

Weymouth is a popular resort town sitting on the coast of Dorset, offering plenty of excitement all-year-round. From golden, sandy beaches hosting a range of watersporting opportunities, to more leisurely day excursions including shopping and dining, there's something here for everyone. Visit the nearby town of Dorchester with its range of museums and eateries galore, or explore the beauty of the Dorset Heritage Coast for a scenic experience like no other.


Beach Nearby
River Views
Parking Available
Enclosed Garden
Eco Friendly Features
Family Friendly
Countryside Views
Garden / Patio
Cycling Nearby
Walking / Hiking Nearby
Bird Watching Nearby
Fishing Nearby
Golf Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Horse Riding Nearby
Rock Climbing Nearby
Private Parking
Outdoor Furniture


“For a relaxing break, this place is hard to beat! The Shepherd Hit is situated in ample grounds on a lane close to a small beach and a nice stroll across fields to a local pub. The hut is a great size for a short break and so comfortable. Roger and Michelle are lovely people and invite you to taste their produce : Tomatoes, plums and apples are so tasty! The Facilities of a hot tub, barbecue , fire pit, and hammock are worth trying out! We will definitely returnThank you Roger & Michelle Karen & Andrew”
— Previous guest, 25 August 2023
“Beautiful place it was spotless. Michelle went above and beyond to make my best mates birthday great i only asked her to put a banner up and she brought a card a bottle of wine. The hot tub was lovely but having to get in and out of it to put logs on the fire was a pain. The hot water for the shower was so fast to come on which was good the bed was so comfortable, the only negative was the fridge was noisy.”
— Previous guest, 22 April 2023


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