Thursday, 2 December 2021

TRAVEL // A Shepherds Hut Break For Two In Lincolnshire

*This trip was part of a PR deal. 

 It has been a long time since I have documented travel and I am so happy to be writing about stays away again. I actually have a few other trips to write about would you believe but I wanted to start with our most recent one as it was very special.

Rob and I were thinking about the last time we actually went away together and I think it was when we went to Copenhagen 4 years ago to celebrate my 30th. We have been away since but that has been as a family, not something just solely for us. When Hanworth Country Park offered us a Press Stay at their new Shepherds hut we were so happy to take them up on the offer, what a treat.

Hanworth Country Park is a Camping site which offers the opportunity for you to stay in your own tent, caravan, on site at their own camping pods, in lodges and now at their two person Shepherds hut. It also has an onsite pub, fishing lakes and plenty of public footpaths for long country walks. There is a shower and toilet block which are impecibally clean and obviously lots of water sources for camping needs. 

We were staying in their beautiful new Shepherds hut which has its back to the park and looks out onto Lincolnshire fields. It is a really spacious hut, perfect for two with a beautiful bed, small sofa and kitchenette where you could make any food you want. The only thing that is not in the hut is running water (tap just outside) and a bathroom (toilet block 50 yards aways). For us, this was only inconveinet because we hadn't bought any camping equipment to make it easier to a. wash pots we used or b. have sensible shoes for running to the toilets in the middle of the night with. So for us it wasn't really inconvenient at all but I feel I need to tell you that. 

I also want to be transparent and point out that there is also a train line that runs alongside the park, again, unnoticeable once you have noticed it but we were aware of trains passing even when in the hut.

So our trip was a time for us as a partnership to get away. A few nights away from the kids without having to travel too far was so nice. It was an opportunity after a very busy and strange few years for us to just stop and step away from everything, which for a relationship is very important. For me it was a wonderful chance to have Rob all to myself!

Whilst there we walked and talked and enjoyed the fact that it was a quite space in our own city. We ate at the Brewers pub onsite one night and had lovely homely food, for me; Lincolnshire Sauasage and Mash and for Rob a steak pie. The food was tasty and staff friendly and talkative. We also had breakfast there on the Saturday morning as we hadn't packed any of our own food but the hut provided everything you needed if doing your own cooking was what you wanted. Bringing your own food is a really good option if you want to just do everything from the hut. You could really make the whole experience here whatever you want it to be.

Each day we enjoyed walking the lakes and to local village of Potterhanworth. There was a really nice public footpath walk and if you were tourists there are pathways to walk to the city which is about 6 miles away. 

All in all the trip was re-generatitive, and a welcome treat. A change to the norm and a moments escape. It was a beautiful setting, really a "me" thing to do and We both just thoroughly enjoyed it. 

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