Romantic shepherd's hut for 2 surrounded by wildlife nr Harrogate. Soak in the woodburning hot tub + roast marshmallows on the fire pit! 2 night min stay.
- Shepherd's hut set within its own 5 acre field with private hot tub offers a romantic retreat for 2 near Ripon.
- The hut is off grid but has a wood burning stove for keeping cosy and boiling the kettle.
- Your WC + sink are nearby and you can enjoy an al fresco shower within nature.
- Outside you can relax around the firepit, cook on the BBQ or use the 2 ring camping gas stove to cook.
- Choice of local pubs within walking distance for that perfect lazy lunch.
Reduced rates for a weekly stay
The shepherd's hut sleeps two and is situated remotely within its own woodland in a 5-acre field. It offers a unique experience to really get away from it all, the perfect romantic retreat. The whole experience of staying here is enhanced if you choose to take a soak in the woodburning hot tub! The minimum stay is 2 nights.
Your only visitors will be the wildlife in the area including deer, rabbits, pheasants, squirrels, weasels, bats, red kites, buzzards, curlew and lapwings. You may be greeted when you enter and leave the site by the very inquisitive alpacas.
The shepherds hut is off-grid. It is insulated with sheep's wool and has double glazing so can be used all year round. A wood-burning stove provides heat and can boil a kettle or be cooked upon. Logs for the wood-burning stove are provided.
The double bed has a proper fully sprung mattress topped with an alpaca duvet (the fleece provided by their own alpacas) and pillows with luxurious cotton bedding. A good nights sleep is imperative for a truly relaxing holiday.
The loo and basin are nearby and you can experience the wonderful freedom of an outdoor shower. Towels are provided.
There is a fire pit adjacent to the hut, a BBQ and seating area. All cooking equipment is provided.
A cool box with ice blocks, BBQ and 2 ring camping gas stove, plus hot plate on woodburner when on, means that Shepherd's Delight can be used as a self-catering property.
A session in the hot tub is an additional £20. Allow time for it to heat and keep stoking the fire - a great way to relax in the evening.
Equidistant between Ripon to the north and Harrogate to the south there are many wonderful attractions nearby. There is a regular bus that serves the village which runs from Ripon to Leeds via Harrogate. If you're really keeping your carbon footprint down you can even get to the hamlet by bus. Come and enjoy the beautiful countryside of North Yorkshire. Locally there are many beautiful walks to country pubs from the hut.
Get an instant price by clicking Check Availability and selecting your dates, with a minimum 2-night stay. To book a non-refundable 20% deposit is required. The price includes a simple continental type breakfast for each morning.
There is a 3 night minimum stay and a surcharge on bank holidays.
The owner apologises but it's not possible to accept pets, and Shepherd's Delight is non-smoking.
Gift Vouchers offered for any amount - part or whole stays, including the hot tub.
Cancellation due to Coronavirus restrictions
If it is not possible to travel on your current booking due local or national Corona virus restrictions, the preference is that you choose an alternative date in the future to move your booking to. If this is not possible then a 50% return of the deposit and full return of any balance paid is an alternative.
Not suitable for those with mobility issues
Outdoor access to bathroom
Shower - outdoor
Extra logs / firewood
Nearby (within 5 miles)
Pub / Bar
Pub within walking distance
Mobile - Strong mobile signal
WiFi - No access to WiFi
Private Hot Tub
Included - Linen
Included - Towels
Safety & Security
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Condiments & Oil
Kitchenware / Utensils
Tea & Coffee
Not recommended for children under 5
Guaranteed parking space
Parking not alongside accom
Only one rental here
Yes. Thin Egyptian cotton type as these dry best in the shepherd's hutCan I bring my small dog?
Sorry, no pets. The hut is off grid, so no electricity which could make cleaning more of an issue. We have alpacas in the field and there is local wildlife to consider.Does the local pub do food?
Yes! It does very good food - we recommend you book as it is popular.How long to walk to the pub or do I have to drive?
Walkable - only 6-7 mins through the village.Which pub do you recommend to eat at.
There are some great local pubs which do good food, however we'd have to recommend our local village pub as a first option - The Inn @ South StainleyCan I bring my guitar?
Yes to considerate users. No immediate neighbours to upset. The alpacas won't mind.Is there a fridge?
No fridge as we are off grid but I provide ice blocks and a cold box. Replacement blocks can be provided.Do I need to bring logs?
We provide logs for the wood burning stove in the hut and any purchased hot tub sessions. The wood we provide is seasoned so burns well and locally sourced.Can we bring wood for the outdoor fire pit?
Yes, you are welcome to do that.Do you provide charcoal for the BBQ?
No, you will need to bring charcoal if you wish to use the BBQ.
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