Here at Tor View Shepherds Huts we have worked tirelessly to ensure that the Huts provide you with everything you need, whatever the weather.
Below are just a small selection of fantastic comments previous guests have left after their stay.
Whether you choose Len or Ted for your break, Please leave us your thoughts too!
“What a well thought out unique and marvellous bolt hole. Perfect for a mini adventure away from the fast-paced, stressy day-to-day lifestyle”
The Journalist – Ted – February 2017
WOW! Ted we love you! What a well thought out unique and marvellous bolt hole. Perfect for a mini adventure away from the fast-paced, stresey day-to-day lifestyle. We enjoyed cooking on the hob and tucking into our steaks and veg and a nice glass of wine on our first night.
We were tucked up in - bed with no telly to distract us by 10pm.After a fabulous night’s sleep with fresh air flowing through our window as the wood burner was doing its job keeping us very toasty. We awoke to misty morning. But by the time we had gently woken up and had tea in bed and a nice fry up the mist lifted and we set off for our walk across the fields to Wells. The mist lifted to reveal a stunning sunny day and after a few wrong turns and tracking back we saw Wells Cathedral in all its stunning glory.
A great walk that worked an appetite! We had lunch at the Crown Hotel - film location for Poldark and Hot Fuzz - before heading back to light the hot tub. We had all four fires going – hot tub fire pit oven and Ted’s wood burning stove by 7 pm - my husband was in his element. Whilst dinner cooked we opened the fizz and relaxed in the hot tub - surprising how hot you can feel outdoors in February! A lovely memorable experience and perfect for couples to spend time to reconnect – without the kids or a special weekend away thankyou Phil and Amanda for thinking of everything perfect.
The Journalist - Ted - February 2017
Our story at “Lens”, we arrived while England was in the middle of very welcome heatwave and during the world cup held in Russia. Coming from the “Big Smoke“ it was complete heaven to arrive here in a part of the world that we love.
Len was beautiful, magical, romantic and the outside was amazing. We had 4 nights here and we didn’t feel the need to go out in the evening during our stay. We just wanted to be at Lens and relish the beautiful hot tub and cook outside. When we forced ourselves to leave to see the beautiful city of Wells and of course Glastonbury Tor, but we were constantly clockwatching to get back to Len. Absolute heaven on earth with the best weather ever.
We had such a lovely few days away. Ted is awesome with everything you need. We made full use of the hot tub and outside oven, time certainly slowed down whilst we have been here. Thank-you Phil & Amanda for creating a peace of heaven.
J&S Surry (Teds Hut August 2018)
I have a huge tear as we leave Len behind, we will be back!
M&D London (Lens hut July 2018)
One again a fantastic stay at Tor View it now feels like home from home with how relaxed we are from the moment we arrived.
Looking forward to returning just after Christmas, thanks again!
H&B Cornwall (Lens Hut June 2018)
Had a great much needed, relaxing weekend in Ted. The attention to detail was faultless, having everything we would possibly need. The weather was also very kind to us! We have already planned our next trip back, probably in autumn – winter time.
N&M Hampshire (Teds Hut May 2018)
Thank you so much for an amazing weekend. From the website it looked amazing but upon arrival it was even better than we ever imagined. So much thought clearly goes into every aspect of the hut, from the flower and chocolate, to the books and board games. We had perfect weather but we would have enjoyed it at any time of year.
B&C Dorset (Lens Hut April 2018)
Ted, the views and fab hosts, Phil & Amanda have made our little stay truly perfect! We have slept well, eaten lots of chocolate & mastered lighting fires! We will miss this beautiful place, especially the hot tub.
L&C Sussex (Teds Hut March 2018)
We love Len, our little piece of English countryside paradise! Once again we are so relaxed and we don’t won’t to leave! We love the updates and the new additions, shame the weather didn’t let us enjoy the new outdoor seat and table (I am sure be back again to enjoy it) our hat trick stay did not disappoint and we will be back again. Len has everything we need we even managed to get the BBQ out and get in the hot tub every night. Thank you once again, Phil, Amanda and of course Len.
A&R Cambridgeshire (Lens hut February 2018)
This was our fourth visit to Ted, this is a testament to how much we love it here. Its peaceful, has absolutely everything we need and it is a small oasis of escape from the normal hub bud of daily life. We usually pop out at some point during our stay but on this occasion we just spent the three days lighting fires, eating & drinking! As usual we are sorry to be leaving this morning, we do hope to return soon.
C&M Worcestershire (Teds Hut January 2018)
First time here at Ted for our 9 year anniversary. Had the most wonderful time cooked pizza and steak, soaked in the hot tub. I cannot fault this Gem in any way… And to make it even better Tom asked me to Marry him!!! I will never forget our stay at Ted… till the next time.
K&M Avon (Teds Hut) December 2017
Absolutely stunning! The view of Glastonbury Tor is spectacular and the hot tub under the stars was magical. Will definitely be back! Thank you.
D&M (Teds Hut) November 2017
Lens Hut reduced our vast vocabulary down to one word repeated again & again for the first hour on arrival.
WOW! Of all the places that we’ve stayed this is definitely been our favourite. A beautiful space with a reminder to stop & enjoy the simple things in life.
A memorable weekend in a thoughtful & stunning crafted shepherds hut.
P&M Avon (Lens Hut) October 2017
We stayed at Ted’s Hut for our 1st wedding anniversary everything has been perfect. I have never been anywhere as peaceful and with such stunning views we love all the little touches thank you, Phil and Amanda, for making our break so special will be back!
H&G (Teds Hut) Dorset September 2017.
Our first ever stay in a shepherds hut and we couldn’t be more delighted!
So many special and cosy touches that make Ted a truly, magical break away. Love all the little touches and the vintage theme, along with the perfect colour scheme. We have thoroughly enjoyed our mini break from the fast paced world and we will recommend to everyone. Comfiest bed ever, loved the pizza oven and the hot tub under the stars, the weather has been up and down but that has not spoilt our time one bit. Has just been what we needed to relax in style, we did not want to leave! Many thanks Phil & Amanda this has been a wonderful break away from the norm, we will be back.
K&M (Teds Hut) Wales August 2017.
An amazing birthday treat! Couldn’t have asked for more.
Everything is so well thought out and all the little-added touches don’t go unnoticed. Incredible view, wildlife and peacefulness.
Thank f you for sharing the history which adds to the charm!
C&M (Lens Hut) Sussex July 2017
Thank you so much for another wonderful stay in Len we love Len! It’s been equally as relaxing to stay in the stunning Somerset countryside! We are going home today, we wish we could stay, totally chilled, thanks to you both and to Len. We’ve stayed on Lens site more this time and enjoyed the views, it’s been a great place to write my reports! We will be back for our hat- trick stays! Thanks again Len you’re the best.
A&R (Lens Hut) Cambridgeshire June 2017
This was our second visit to Ted just as fabulous as the first. On this visit, we were able to make more use of the hot tub and outdoor oven (due to high winds caused by Doris on a previous visit for a couple of nights. It is so peaceful relaxing in the hot tub under the stars with a pizza cooking in the oven!! We love everything about Ted and our three nights flew by it’s never enough. You have thought of everything and the welcoming touches waiting our arrival were a lovely surprise.
Thank you for another most wonderful peaceful stay.
C&M (Teds Hut) Worcestershire May 2017
Thanks for a lovely stay! Ted has everything you could ever need to have a great weekend way. We loved making stone baked pizza in the outside oven. We picked a great weekend with the lovely weather, so we made the most of the outside and managed to use the hot tub both nights.
K&k (Teds Hut) Hampshire April 2017
We’re back! Celebrating Jono’s birthday and now our engagement!
This is our favourite place to be by far! Thank you for our lovely weekend away and I’m sure we will be back soon love and best wishes.
H&J (Lens Hut) Staffordshire March 2017
Thank you for a perfect cosy break in Len’s Hut. Even storm Doris could not dampen our stay! P.s The hot tub was amazing.
M&C (Lens Hut) Hampshire February 2017
Arrived on Friday 13th filled us with trepidation. But as soon as Phil opened the door we knew this was going to be a fabulous weekend. It exceeded our expectations! The hot tub was such a joy with the air temperature at a chilly 5C. I have to thank my wife for her expertise in fire raising, within 3 hours we were on full steam at 38C! Thank you Phil & Amanda you have thought of everything. We forgot our playing cards and they were under the bed relief!
T&A (Teds Hut) Avon January 2017
We booked as a first couple’s getaway very stressed from commutes to London working. Wow! Everything is incredible. We’re so lucky to have a clear first-night sky. Minus degree temperature but one of the best sunsets I’ve ever witnessed. The hot tub was boiling to our surprise on even such a cold night the stars were out of this world! We will definitely be back.
G&A (Lens Hut) Kent December 2016
As we spend our last night here listing to music with the warm fire and the rain outside we are cosy and happy, thank you both so much for enabling us to experience that, we have been so lucky to stay in this lovely place.
M&M (Teds Hut) Hertfordshire November 2016
Bedegedig!!! (Welsh for fantastic!)
We had a truly fantastic time. Stunning location and the hot tub was amazing.
Every little thing was thought of, which meant a truly relaxing break.
A&E (Lens Hut) Wales October 2016
We’ve had an amazing few days here in Ted. It was such a lovely place. Ted is very well equipped and the hot tub is fab! Every detail is thought out and there are lots of quirky features.
C&R (Teds Hut) Worcestershire September 2016
WOW! Even better than we’d expected, every detailed is well thought out and the furnishings are perfect!
We came here for much needed “Us” time and have had just that.
High lights include watching shooting stars from the hot tub and seeing deer in the field. Thanks to Phil & Amanda for creating such an amazing place.
L&A Isle of Wight (Teds Hut) August 2016
A great location to explore from and truly relaxing experience. The hut is well thought out.
There is no better way to finish off the day than in the hot tub, watching the sun go down while listening to the owls and the bats swooping above!
F&B Buckingham July 2016
Thank-ewe so much for a truly unique holiday! Was a much needed relaxing breakaway! We couldn’t have asked for nicer weather! Would love to come back in the winter, I can imagine it with the stove lit it is very cosy indeed! Loved the hot tub!! I love although a “modern” hut you have kept the traditional feel with all your quirky vintage items. Was defo the perfect present! Now back to the reality of busy farming life.
E&M Hertfordshire June 2016
We couldn’t have had a more perfect setting for our celebration weekend. An engagement a 40th birthday.
We came back to find a chilled bottle of local fizz waiting for us thank you so much. The hut satisfied my need to constantly gaze at the Tor and Dave’s more manly need to make fire, the hot tub was amazing. Especially love your commitment to the environment too.
What a find! We will be back.
K&H Hampshire May 2016
This weekend break has been heaven for us, it was exactly what we needed, we actually found time to read books, play board games have BBQ’s, walks and relax in the most awesome hot tub on the planet, this really has been one of our best wedding anniversaries ever thank you so much.
S&J Somerset April 2016
Many pheasants, one owl, two deer, one hare, a truly idyllic setting, full moon, starlight night.
C&C Avon March 2016
Dear Phil and Mandy, although we possibly chose the wettest and wildest weekend in history it didn’t stop us from having a fabulous time in Len’s Hut. It was so tranquil and cosy we will be sad to go (but we will be back) all the perfect little touches did not go unnoticed! Being here is going to be a very fond memory for years to come. Well defiantly be back when it’s drier, just try and keep us out of that hot tub.
S&P Avon February 2016
We couldn’t have been happier with Tor View Shepherds Hut, had a wonderful little break. The hut is set on the edge of a field overlooking dozens of sheep giving it a beautiful view especially at sunset. The interior of the hut is done to a very high standard with lots of neat cubby holes keeping everything you need for your stay hidden. The bed is extremely comfortable and we love the little wood burner which kept the place very toasty.
E&G Hampshire January 2016
Thank you so much for creating such a little gem in the Somerset countryside. We arrived in the dark and were blown away by the amazing views when we looked out of the window the following Morning! Len’s Hut is an amazing place with beautiful craftsmanship and attention to detail, we’ll definitely be visiting again Happy Xmas.
L&L Buckinghamshire December 2015
Arrived in the middle of hurricane Barney, very windy but once the stove was lit we were so cosy!
Len is small be perfectly formed and you could not want for more. Perfect birthday treat, thank you for a wonderful stay.
C & M Cheltenham November 2015
Since we booked this holiday we have been counting down the days. The expectation was surpassed by Len! We have done so much in our time here but most of all we have relaxed and enjoyed the peace. Cooked steaks in the fire pit, watched deer in ‘our’ field and listened to the owls around us. Lit the stove and cooked (windows & doors open) and constantly found new things hidden away. Thank you Phil & making us so welcome.
K & A Norfolk October 2015
Thanks Phil and Amanda, I had an enjoyable stay in Len. He would be coming home with me if I could get him up the hill if only Molly Mae wasn’t a Mini car. So sadly for me I will have to come and visit him again. What a shame, lots of love.
J & E Lancashire September 2015
Like so many others a return visit. We really needed the break the luxury and tranquilly of Len’s Hut and this time we didn’t need to the log burner, but got heaps of use out of the new fire pit, what an inspired addition! Thanks again for a peaceful break away from the real world but with so much comfort and “all mod cons”.
S & D Buckinghamshire August 2015
Thank you for giving us the chance to stay in your amazing space! It was like coming home for us! Perfect location everything we could need or want. Really enjoyed the fire pit & the stove last night which gave Len a warm cosy glow. Will definitely be coming again.
(Probably the best place we stayed in since living on our boat brilliant little haven)
D&T Hampshire July 2015
A truly wonderful place you have created here, with everything you could possibly want. The hut was more than we’d expected; the books and maps kept us occupied and helped us find Maesbury Castle, inspired by the bedside Tor photo! Thanks for having us, we certainly hope to return to this idyllic spot soon.
P&T Kent June 2015
Had a fantastic birthday treat in your hut and have spent many happy hours designing one for my own garden!! Would love to come back and experience it all again with some sunshine – can only imagine idyiling away time on the steps with a glass in hand. We both think you’re given a huge amount of consideration to comfort and are inspired.
T&D Oxfordshire May 2015
Thank you for a lovely couple of days in Len’s Hut, we’ve had such relaxing time!
The views are stunning and we’ve loved waking up to them. Thank you for a wonderful stay.
I&P Gloucestershire April 2015
We have really enjoyed our stay. Great hut and extremely well thought out with everything you could want and more. The reason for our visit was due to us thinking of putting a hut in our own garden. You have truly inspired us and we will definitely be looking into this further.
T&J Suffolk March 2015
Thank you for a beautiful relaxing stay. The attention to detail is lovely. We can see how hard you have worked!! Gorgeous walk up the to the castle lovely relaxing stay.
V&P Somerset February 2015
We’re had such a lovely relaxing time in this amazing space. A slick set-up, everything and more that you would need. What great view! We will definitely recommend Len’s Hut to all our friends and family.
E&M Hertfordshire January 2015
A birthday break. What a wonderful place. Len has everything needed. It’s a very special place to stay. The views are stunning .It’s a little bit of heaven on earth. The Christmas tree and crackers, what a lovely touch. Hopefully we will be back for another visit.
J&M Warwickshire December 2014
WOW! Absolutely F-A-N-T-A-S-T-I-C.
It’s not a hut it’s a Tardis, we loved everything about it and we are totally blown away as to how much you have packed into this small space. The weather has been wet and windy, but we have been warm and snug as bugs inside Len’s Hut to hear the owls is lovely. The little touches make this such a special place.
M&C Somerset November 2014
We loved the time we spent at Len’s Hut. Everything catered for and all in perfect places. The wind & rain meant the hut shook & rattled which we loved. Didn’t want to leave!
We went to the Mendip inn – which I think has recently been re-furb and the food was excellent. Fireworks in Shepton Mallet on Saturday were amazing then we returned to a shepherds pie and movie. Perfect.
R&S London October 2014
Thank you so much for a wonderful stay on our wedding Anniversary, peace and quiet for a few days!! We’ve walked into Wells, had a look around, tea, cake and a bus back all good fun and a break from the norm. Keep up the great Len’s hut and very best wishes.
I&D London September 2014
Completely blown away by the beauty of Len’s Hut. The amount of thought and effort gone into it is unreal. Words can’t describe how much I’ve enjoyed my short time here everything is perfect.
M&L Worcestershire August 2014
A superb and idyllic place to spend our 7th wedding anniversary, which is traditionally marked by a gift of “wool”. Len’s Hut made the perfect “wool-linked” gift and has given us some lovely memories through the next 7 years! Thank you for a really romantic and beautifully presented shepherds hut.
L &J Bristol July 2014
We’ve had a lovely time staying at Lens hut. Not only is it fabulous accommodation it has a beautiful outlook and ideal location to explore all that Somerset has to offer. We are leaving feeling relaxed and refreshed and will be recommending Len to all our friends and family thank you for a lovely stay.
V&K Kent June 2014
A relaxing and unique break. Would have liked to stay longer weather great, hut had everything we needed, great seeing deer in the far field along with other wildlife. Leaving refreshed and hope to return soon.
H&M Staffordshire May 2014
We loved staying in the cosy, warm hut, the fog, gales and the beating rain made it even more atmospheric. The attention to detail is amazing, and we had such fun opening all the draws and cupboards and being surprised at we found!
The books were apt and interesting and we loved the sheep memorabilia, there is so much packed into a small space and it still looks modern and uncluttered.
Thank you for the card and the sheep lolly and the flowers were a lovely touch. We visited Tyntesfield House, Clevedon House, Clevedon Pier, Wells and Cheddar and of course purchased some cheese to take home.
We will recommend you to friends and family.
P.S Loved the hot water bottle cover
R&K Reading April 2014
Truly inspirational! Thanks for a lovely stay at Len’s Hut, we will spread the word.
R&K Northampton March 2014
In a hectic life you sometimes have to “recharge” your batteries… Well, Len’s Hut is the perfect way to do just that. We have thoroughly enjoyed the peace & quiet, beautiful views & even the wind & rain! Nothing has been forgotten to make you feel “at home”.
B&E Hampshire February 2014
Len stood up well to the lashing rain and buffering winds!! An exquisite & delightful place to stay,everything we needed to escape and relax.
Beautiful attention to detail, easy to appreciate the work you’ve put into Len very good quality finishing.
Hopefully see Len again sometime.
M&B Hampshire January 2014
Had a very peaceful stay. Loved snuggling on the day bed reading and contemplating. Time to unwind and relax and ponder the year before Christmas arrives.
A great place to observe the seasons and lovely to be able to watch the birds on the feeder and hedges.
C Gloucestershire December 2013
We’ve loved our stay at Len’s Hut, especially all the vintage enamel! Brilliant touch! The bed was incredibly comfortable, the hut was warm cosy and the tea was very tasty!!
The hut is very well planned, we loved finding out where everything was stored & working out where to put away our luggage. Shower & bathroom are great, and we made some lovely tasty meals in the oven.
We had and a lot of fun with the log burner and it made it almost too toasty inside! It was fun to wake up & see the cows out of the window and to hear owls at night. A wonderful, relaxing start to our marriage! Thanks so much!
0&C Oxford November 2013
Len’s Hut is superb a boutique hotel in a hut. Attention to detail is excellent everything that you could possibly need at your fingertips. Thank you.
E&A Wiltshire October 2013
We’ve had a wonderful time relaxing and celebrating our marriage! So Len’s Hut is part of our history too. Will never forget preparing to be married. Len’s Hut compact perfect space has made our mini moon perfect. Thank you.
R&A Northampton October 2013
Wow! It’s like the Tardis,you’ve packed in so much but it feels so spacious, and all done with so much thought and style. I think you’ve set the “gold standard” for glamping, and the en suite is wonderful. It’s a magical place, mysterious outside, with the mist at sunset, but the lights were on warm and welcoming like a secret cocoon.
J&S Somerset September 2013
Lens hut is epically amazing. We had the best night’s sleep ever and woke up to an incredible view of the Tor. We were blown away with your attention to detail and pre-emptive consideration. The perfect way to help the stress of city melt away. We can’t wait to come back.
M&V London September 2013
Waking up with the sun streaming into Len’s Hut was the perfect start to one of the best birthdays ever! Felt completely spoilt. All the little touches & attention to detail make this a gem of a place.
G&P London September 2013
Wow – loved it at lens hut. What a lovely delightful, enchanting place to relax in… if only we were stopping longer! The weekend was just not long enough at “Lens”. Went for a great curry at Mughal Empire in Shepton Mallet and for a walk up the Tor, followed by a wander around Glastonbury.
R&J Dorset September 2013
Lens Hut really is something quite special. Just to repeat what many other people have said,
every little detail has been thought about to make a comfortable and luxurious little bolt hole!
We walked through the fields to the Mendip Inn (good food) and Shepton Mallet lovely little deli selling local produce, Highly recommend the Oakhill Inn best steak I’ve ever had! We will definitely be back.
M&S Kent August 2013
We’ve had a fantastic break. Lovely walks out on the Mendips. Visited all the local towns and City.
Ate out at the Oakhill Inn, the food was superb. Len has been great. Stayed 6 nights and had plenty of room, very comfortable hope to visit again.
M&T Kent August 2013
Have had a delightful short break and wish we could stay longer. Very comfortable bed = great sleep. Amazing scenery = easel up and 2 paintings done! Every detail has been thought of and life has been very cosy and relaxed. We’ll be back.
J&A Oxfordshire August 2013
Many thanks for a short stay at Len’s Hut. The hut was very comfortable and attention to detail was clear. It was nice to be able to enjoy all the home comforts in the middle of a field with stunning views!
A&A Kent August 2013
We don’t want to go! We have really enjoyed our weekend in Len. We’ll definitely be back again one day. We were so impressed with everything – all the little extras make a difference. Thank you.
R&L Gloucestershire July 2013
What a wonderful few days we’ve had here at Lens hut! The scenery is beautiful & very convenient to Wells which looks gorgeous in the sun! Every detail has been thought about in “Len” which made our stay even more perfect! Looking forward to coming back.
J&k Birmingham July 2013
What a brilliant break we have had in Len the hut! It has been so cosy relaxing & listening to the rain & thunder! Absolutely everything has been hidden away in Len so we have not gone without we will be definitely be back. See you soon.
E&L Staffordshire July 2013
“Charming, cosy and very comfortable.” last minute booking for my 42 birthday what a treat!!!
Very impressed with “Len”, as well as the attention to detail. Had the most fantastic time here and exploring the local area. Many thanks to Phil for being so accommodating wising you well and every success with Len expect to be very popular…indeed perfect! Perfect.
P.s Fab fire!
M& C Devon June 2013
Thanks Phil& Amanda, you have created a beautiful hut that was a joy to stay in. The hut contains everything that you could possibly need and all so carefully laid out. The fire was absolutely amazing and made our stay very toasty and cosy. We will not hesitate to recommend lens hut to our friends and families. Thanks again for our wonderful stay
N& D East Sussex June 2013
“We love Len”
L&N Wiltshire June 2013
Wow! What more can we say, we spent 4 great day’s in Len’s hut, the weather was fantastic as was the hut. Will defo come back.
Thanks very much had a fantastic time
J&C Hampshire June 2013.
A birthday break away for me and my girlfriend and what an amazing break it has been, Len’s hut totally lived up to the dream every little detail thought of and a very unique experience and cannot fault a thing.
P & C Banbury May 2013
Thank you ever so much for making my 40th birthday so memorable. It has been fantastic and
I couldn’t have asked for more. Everything about Len’s hut is brilliant.
Thanks again hope to see you again soon
P&C Hampshire May 2013.