Welcome to our Happy Place !Greenbarns Shepherd Huts is owned by the Dagless family of Foulsham, Norfolk...

Picture: Mally, Evie, Tony and Heidi Dagless of Greenbarns Shepherd Huts, photographed in 2010
Emma the dog, with Mally, Evie, Tony and Heidi Dagless – photographed in 2010
We operate two luxury shepherd huts in Norfolk, England, for self-catering holiday rental/glamping.

Our location is private and secluded – with picturesque views across the rolling fields of mid-Norfolk.  Many of our guests appreciate getting closer to nature... there are often deer in the huts field, and we have a pair of green woodpeckers nesting nearby.  Buzzards, pheasants and rabbits abound.  Stay with us at Greenbarns Shepherd Huts and you can fall asleep under silent skies punctuated by more stars than you can dream of... and wake gently to morning birdsong.

You'll relax, unwind and find peace of mind.

Our offer

Greenbarns Shepherd Huts provides high quality, self-catering holiday accommodation/glamping in authentic hand-built shepherd huts – perfect for couples and small families.  Facilities include separate kitchen/day room, private showers, hot tub (Hedge Betty only) and fire pit/barbecue.  Up to two well-behaved dogs can stay with their humans in our 'Hedge Betty' hut.
Photo of Greenbarns' self-catering holiday shepherd's huts/caravans
Photo of the paddock to which guests have exclusive access, showing the two shepherd huts and the dayroom/kitchen
Facilities on site for our guests include:
 Authentic shepherd huts, with double-bed, heating and insulation, stable door, veranda and seating area
 All bed linen and towels
 Shared use of on-site kitchen/day-room with cooker, hob, dishwasher, fridge, kettle, toaster...
Inside the on-site kitchen/day-room, which is for the use of the holidaying guest's party
 Exclusive monsoon-shower room, with underfloor heating and heated towel rails
 Jacuzzi hot tub (Hedge Betty only)
 Fire-pit barbecue
 Unlimited WiFi
Photo of the Queen's Head pub Foulsham - our local
Photo of Algy's Farm Shop, Bintree, Norfolk
Recommended local amenities within walking distance include:
 The Village Stores
 Village pub – The Queen's Head  (above)
 Algy's Farm Shop (above)
 Village taxis – BexCabs Norfolk
Photo of our Jill Hoot shepherd hut - perfect for self-catering holiday staycations in Norfolk, UK
One of our two hand-built shepherd huts available for self-catering holiday rental, showing the open countryside views.  This is 'Jill Hoot' (Norfolk slang for barn owl)

Photo inside our shepherd hut Hedge Betty, providing high quality self-catering holiday accommodation in Norfolk
Inside our shepherd hut 'Hedge Betty', with partially open stable door
Another view inside the Hedge Betty shepherd's caravan, showing the comfortable double-bed and seating
Looking inside 'Hedge Betty' from the opposite direction, showing the comfortable accommodation
A peek into the interior of Hedge Betty, our most popular Norfolk shepherd hut
Our shepherd hut 'Hedge Betty' (Norfolk slang for hedge sparrow), with a peek into the interior (more below)

Glamping doesn't get more luxurious than this - one of the exclusive shower/washrooms at Greenbarns Shepherd Huts
Hedge Betty's exclusive shower and washroom in the separate on-site facility that also incorporates a fully fitted kitchen and day-room

Our story

The Dagless family arrived in the village of Foulsham over 40 years ago to farm 120 acres of arable land and a few pigs.  In 2017 Tony Dagless decided to diversify, and the shepherd huts business was born.  Tony designed and started building the huts himself on site.  Then in September 2018 he sadly died, and his son Mally took over.

Mally completed his father's 'Happy Place' vision the following year, and the shepherd huts business now thrives under his management, with support from partner Jessica Bartley.  It's a legacy for Tony's granddaughters, Evie and Heidi, to take over and continue in the years ahead – keeping the family farm alive.


 Grandad always wanted to share this beautiful part of his world with others.  His dream was to give people the opportunity to experience what he enjoyed so much and devoted his life to.  I'm so proud of my grandfather's achievements.  

Evie Dagless

 Our shepherd huts are cosy, warm and very relaxing.  I loved every minute on the farm with my grandfather growing up.  So please come and enjoy yourselves in a Greenbarns shepherd hut.  We are doing this for you, Grandad.  

Heidi Dagless

Customer testimonials