Shepherd's Delight

South Stainley, North Yorkshire, England

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.



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 and a very friendly cockerel.

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.  Turkish cotton 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 OR CHILDREN and Shepherd's Delight is non-smoking. 

Gift Vouchers offered for any amount - part or whole stays, including hot tub and bottle of bubbly on arrival.


Cancellation due to Coronavirus restrictions

If it is not possible to travel on your current booking due to the 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.


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  • Gift Vouchers  
  • Suitable for Adults only  
  • Eco friendly  
  • Huts & Cabins  
  • Romantic breaks  
  • Rural Retreat