Day 22 of The Quirky Tour and Jess and Dom enjoyed a stay at The Hut Eyam in Shropshire.

Find out more about their visit: 

Hut Eyam at dusk

First Impression:

The hut perfectly fits into the stunning rolling hill landscape around it. 

Fabulous to meet owner Rachel and Haydn with whom we have worked since 2014.

We really enjoyed our brief stay here and would have loved to have had more time to explore this beautiful area with its amazing scenery. 

Comfy bed in The Hut Eyam

The Accommodation:

With a heart shape cut out in the door, romance is at the forefront from the start. Warmed with an electric radiator that kept us toasty warm, you can also light a woodburner inside or fire pit outside. There are blankets on hand too. You will not be cold here in winter!

Inside we were delighted to find a breakfast hamper, table and seating as well as the comfortable double bed with ledge and bedside table so both guests can set out their books etc.

The shower room is a short stroll away by the house with electric shower and toilet and space to get ready for the day, even a hairdryer.

This is a great extra space with washing machine, fridge, kettle, toaster and washing up facilities, so although you can’t cook here, it is possible to enjoy a morning cup of tea or coffee, breakfast and knock up a cold lunch and keep drinks cold. 

Outside there is a picnic table with benches and other outside seating, and with the treehouse terrace and extra firepit there you can switch up where you hangout throughout your stay.

Raised terrace area

Food and Drink:

The owners leave a breakfast basket for you that can be tailored to dietary needs and you can order celebration hampers as a treat.

Choose from bubbles / beer / non alcoholic drinks and cake / pork pie / cheese and biscuits! Great to have this as a tasty treat for your first evening of settling in to the hut. 

There are a couple of pubs in the village within walking distance, or the owners recommend the Barrel Inn which has wide reaching views and delicious food. You can walk to this in about 45 minutes uphill or a 10 minute drive. 

Fire pit area with views

Jess' top tip:

We went to Speedwell Cavern - a trip into old lead mining tunnels in a boat. This is not for the claustraphobic, but is a really unique thing to experience and understand the hardships of the miners who spent many hours under the ground. 

This is next to the impressive Winnats Pass which you can drive through or even hike if you are up to it.

There are various quaint Peak District villages like Castletown, view points like Mam Tor and other caverns to explore in this area - all about 20 minutes or so from Eyam.

Eyam has its own history. The villagers decided to cut themselves off from the surrounding communities when they had an outbreak of the plague in 1665, stopping further spread.

Jess' review of The Hut Eyam - 29th January 2023


Learn more about the The Hut Eyam and enjoy a romantic break with your loved one in the beautiful Peak District.

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