A STOURPORT vineyard is looking forward to offering visitors the chance to stay in luxury shepherds huts on its "gorgeous site."

Astley Vineyard on Hampstall Lane has announced that it plans to build two shepherds huts for visitors to unwind on a "secluded and restful retreat" thanks to funding from Malvern Hills District Council.

Situated on the vineyard overlooking the Severn Valley, the shepherds huts will "provide a unique and relaxing experience for city dwellers, foodies and nature lovers."

Visits will be limited to two and three night stays over the weekend.

The vineyard said on social media: "Our dream is to provide a secluded, restful retreat for those wanting to switch off and reconnect with their loved ones & nature.

"No TVs. No loud music. Just everything you’ve come to expect from us - peaceful luxury.

"But there is still a lot of work to do.

Kidderminster Shuttle: The Haywood family (front:) Chris and Matleena and (Back:) Bev and TimThe Haywood family (front:) Chris and Matleena and (Back:) Bev and Tim (Image: Handout)

"Crucial parts are yet to be delivered, Bev has to furnish the two huts in her usual beautiful way, and we’re in the process of upgrading our vineyard pavilion.

"We’re not going to rush into opening these huts as we want everything to be just right - we expect to take our first bookings sometime later this summer (no promises!).

"So if you’ve always dreamed of staying at a vineyard, we will soon have the perfect place for you."

The business was bought by the Haywood family in 2017 who have been working to modernise the vineyard.

It has a visitors centre with a shop and an area for tasting and tours while the family has moved wine production in house.