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The Sheep Shed and The Chicken Shed

Normanby, Whitby, North Yorkshire, England
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Renovated using recycled materials these shepherds huts, sleep 2 people, near Whitby. Cottage for 2-4. Closed in winter.

Rural site near Whitby offering 2 wonderfully quirky eco-friendly shepherds huts with stunning sea views and wonderful outdoor space.

Locally you can enjoy a trip to the seaside or take a hike along the beautiful coastline. Alternatively take to the sea on a whale watching cruise or venture inland to visit the Mallyan Spout Waterfall.

Back on site you can relax in your hand-made shepherds hut and admire the views from your outdoor seating area. The huts themselves sleep 2 people and have been built using recycled material but benefit from modern conveniences including wifi, a mini fridge and small TV, plus a comfy double sofabed. Enjoy cooking al fresco on your mini baby belling or electric oven or simply take a trip to one of the local restaurants. An en-suite shower and toilet completes your hut.

There are 2 shepherds huts on site, The Sheep Shed and The Chicken Shed, plus 2 charming cottages are also available for holiday rentals. The cottages sleep 2/4 people and are located in nearby Hawkser, both have been sympathetically restored with luxury touches.

If you choose to stay in The Chicken Shed then there is an additional space for a tent to be pitched for an extra cost of £20 per night.

No children or pets in the shepherds huts however both are welcome in the cottages.

Price per hut starts from £70 per night at the weekend and £60 per night midweek with a 2 night minimum stay. Closed in winter.

As well as for the Sheep and Chicken Sheds, see the availability for The Hayshed, a quirky little cottage for 2 at the same location. Priced from £90 a night.

Room Types

Double Ensuite

Nearest Airport/s

Durham Tees / Leeds Bradford