Slimbridge Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust

Slimbridge Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust

Partnership with Slimbridge Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust

We are thrilled to announce our partnership with Slimbridge Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust and Black Sheep Shepherds Huts, to provide a unique opportunity at the Slimbridge site for overnight stays in luxury Shepherds huts.

The proposals involve the placement of five Shepherds huts on an existing grassed area to the north-east of the current Slimbridge site, which currently forms part of the overspill car park.

These huts, available in two designs, The Cheviot (7.2m by 2.5m) and The Lincoln (7.5m by 3m), will each provide one king-sized bedroom, a fully equipped kitchen and a bathroom, all finished to an exceptionally high standard.

Finished in painted metal the huts also provide a small area of outside decking, with the aim of offering a unique outdoor experience for occupants. A parking area with a pedestrian footway will lead visitors to the huts, accessible through the existing access points in the visitors and overspill car park.

Beyond providing additional short-term holiday accommodation, the vision for the huts is to create a distinctive opportunity for guests. Occupants will have exclusive access to the wildfowl and wetlands, allowing them to explore walkways and observe nature and wildlife beyond the regular opening hours of the visitor centre.

This initiative not only enhances the visitor experience at the Slimbridge Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust by offering short-stay accommodation linked to the site itself but also provides convenient lodging near other tourist attractions.

Operated in conjunction with the visitor centre as part of a charitable trust, any financial gains generated from the huts will be reinvested directly into the conservation of the Slimbridge Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust site, contributing to their ambitious conservation goals.

Join us in our journey to creating a one-of-a-kind experience that supports wildlife preservation and fosters a deeper connection with nature!

Recent Activity:

Friday 10th November 2023

Punchline Gloucestershire published a news article about the Slimbridge WWT Shepherds Huts project which can be found here.


Thursday 9th November 2023

Planning application validated.


Thursday 26th October 2023

Application submitted to Stroud District Council for the siting of 5no. shepherds huts at the Slimbridge Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust Centre in Gloucestershire.





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