The Little Shire, Somerset
Taking inspiration from Tolkein’s much loved trilogy, The Shire is a fantastic collection of subterranean homes with all the whimsy of hobbit life beautifully reimagined into a collection of stunning luxury holiday retreats.
Set into a carefully designed corner of landscape on Rookery Farm in Wells these curvaceous dwellings hide sprawlingly spacious interiors, where open-plan living as well as three bedrooms offer a sumptuous space for couples and families to enjoy.
Contemporary kitchens sport breakfast bars and wine fridges, while bathrooms boast large walk-in showers and his and hers basins. Bedrooms are furnished with decadent king size beds and smart flatscreen TV’s with the children’s rooms featuring chunky bunk beds and nooks to steal away to.
Each house has its own private wood-fired hot tub and the unexpected delight of a separate cabin housing an indoor BBQ for rustling up hot dogs or for toasting marshmallows, while a shared playhouse and mini hobbit home spark imaginitive play for children of all ages.
Positioned within easy reach of the historic city of Wells and surrounded by a host of countryside trails and walking tracks, Rookery Farm is well placed for days to be spent either perusing the shops or ambling through the beautiful Somerset scenery.
Home also to the wonderful Freckles and Boo Farmshop and with a cafe/bistro, gym and treatment rooms available on site, The Shire is a must-visit and unique destination.