The Woodland Hut at Swallow's Nest

Brandesburton nr Beverley, East Yorkshire, England

Cosy shepherd's hut for 2+2 with ensuite shower and toilet, set in secluded woodland near to Beverley and stunning Yorkshire coastline.

The Quirky Tour

A delightful hut reached via a stroll through the snowdrop scattered slim tree woodland. Set away from the owner’s property and with a view out across fields, you have no near neighbours.
We loved the authentic feel of the hut and all the tasty extras left for us!
It is in a good position for the East Yorkshire coastline and market town of Beverley, plus a lovely Italian restaurant we walked to on our evening here.

Jess' visit on 10th February during The Quirky Tour 2023

Key Points

  • Retreat to the countryside and enjoy a tranquil stay in this romantic shepherd's hut for 2 (or add 2 small children) in a double bed with 3/4 sized bunk above.
  • Open plan living space with well-equipped kitchenette and wood burning stove, plus en-suite with shower and eco toilet.
  • Welcome breakfast hamper with locally sourced goods and fresh eggs from the hens.
  • Outside you can relax in the hammock, cook over the firebowl and just take in the beauty of nature around you.
  • Choice of pubs and restaurants within walking distance of the Hut.
  • Lots of thoughtful extras here!

Special Offer

The nightly rate reduces for the third night onwards to between £60-£80 a night depending on the season.

Try some dates to see how this great offer works out.


Take the path through the woods and discover ‘The Woodland Hut'. Nestling in a secluded clearing of peaceful woodland, the hut overlooks open fields and hedgerows. The woods are home to a variety of native birds and visited by rabbits, deer and pheasants. A barn owl often makes an appearance in the evenings and early morning, swooping silently in between the trees. Situated in the heart of Yorkshire's Nature Triangle, the hut is close to the stunning East Yorkshire coastline, the rolling hills of the Wolds and the historic towns of Beverley and York.

The cosy hut, which sleeps up to 2 adults, or a family of up to 2 adults with 2 small children, was handcrafted by Kevin Lordan at The Yorkshire Hut Company, using sustainable materials. The walls, inside and out, are lined with FSC accredited timber and insulated with sheep's wool. Double glazed windows and a wood burning stove keep the hut snug and warm. It has mains electricity and water.

The hut has a super comfy double bed, fitted with 100% cotton sheets and microfibre pillows and duvet. There is an additional three quarter-sized bunk bed above, suitable for up to two small children. The compact kitchen is well equipped and the en-suite shower room has a waterless composting toilet, electric shower, washbasin and fluffy bath and hand towels.

Relax in the Mexican hammock, gazing up at the magnificent, wide-open skies, or snuggle up by the wood burning stove inside the hut. Cook over the firebowl outside the Hut, or use the induction hob and microwave in the fully equipped kitchen. The Woodland Hut is the perfect getaway for people who want to be outdoors but also like the convenience of home comforts.

Whilst here be sure to take a trip to beach at Fraisthorpe, just 12 miles away. Here you can walk along the endless sandy stretch, all the way to Bridlington. Alternatively, Danes Dyke (20 miles away), offers a lovely nature reserve walk which leads down to yet another beach, this one with sand and chalk pebbles. After exploring, head to Beverley, where you can see its 13th century minster, visit the lively Saturday market, or explore the multitude of independent shops, historic pubs and great restaurants. 

You will receive a hamper of local produce, eggs from our own hens, luxury bedding, towels and eco skincare products and an unlimited supply of firewood and charcoal (all included in the price below).

Prices range from £107-£127 per night for the first two nights (two nights minimum stay) and reduced rates for additional nights.

No pets are allowed. No smoking in the hut.


Eco Credentials:

The Woodland hut was hand crafted by The Yorkshire Hut Company, using traditional techniques and sustainable materials.  All the timber is FSC accredited and the wheels are made from recycled brake discs. The hut is insulated with sheep’s wool and is fitted with Argon filled, double glazed windows and a wood -burning stove. It has mains water and renewable electricity provided by Ecotricity.

Water is heated as required by an efficient electric water heater. Water efficient taps and a shower have been installed. There is super energy efficient LED lighting. 

Our hut has a state of the art waterless, composting toilet. An integrated fan draws air to an outside vent, eliminating odours and speeding up composting. A Hot Bin completes the process and the compost is used in our garden. There is a soak-away for grey water and eco cleaning and washing up products are supplied. 

The wood we provide for the stove and firebowl is well seasoned and locally sourced. We also supply locally sourced Yorkshire charcoal.

Steps have been taken to encourage biodiversity around the hut with a small woodland allowing native species to flourish. 

Holder of Green Tourism Gold Award. 


Room Types

Double Ensuite
Family Rooms



 Easy access from car


 Compost toilet



 Hot water





 Dining area

 Hot water bottles

 Plug sockets




 Fire pit


 Garden - enclosed


 Private entrance

 Seating area

Nearby (within 5 miles)


 Country walks

 Local shop

 Pub / Bar

 Pub within walking distance

 Public transport




 Board games


 Mobile - Strong mobile signal

 Sound system

On Arrival

 Included - Linen

 Included - Towels

 Welcome pack

Safety & Security

 Carbon monoxide detector

 Fire blanket

 Fire extinguisher

 First aid kit


 Drinking water





 Kitchenware / Utensils


 Tea & Coffee


Young Children


 Toys, books

 Welcome all ages


 Electric car charging

 Free parking

 Guaranteed parking space

 Parking alongside accom


 Quiet location


 Set alone

 Small site (2-4 accoms)


How far is The Woodland Hut from the nearest shop / pub / restaurant?

The nearest village is Brandesburton which has two pubs (both serve good pub food), a Costcutter, deli, Post Office, fish & chip shop, Chinese Takeway and pizzeria. It is just over a mile, so takes 15 to 20 minutes to walk.

How far is The Woodland Hut from the nearest large town and supermarkets?

Hornsea is about 6 miles away (17 minutes drive), has a wide range of shops and a Tesco. Beverley is also about 6 miles away, but much larger and has a Tesco, Aldi, Lidl, Asda and Morrisons (the nearest Waitrose is 12 miles away in Willerby). .

What is there to do and see in Beverley?

Beverley (6 miles away) is renowned for its 13th Century Minster. There is a lively market, thriving music scene, a racecourse and medieval skyline, as well as excellent shops, several very good independent shops and cafes, historic pubs and great restaurants.

Where is the nearest beach?

Hornsea (6 miles away) is a small, traditional sea side resort with a sand and shingle beach. The promenade has recently been refurbished and there are plenty of attractions and places to eat. Our favourite beach is Fraisthorpe (about 20 minutes drive form The Swallow’s Nest). This is a long stretch of sand, reaching all the way to Bridlington. There is pay and display parking in the farmer’s field and up at the farm, there are public toilets and a café, serving hot and cold food and ice creams.

Do you accept dogs in The Woodland Hut?

Very sorry, but the Hut is not suitable for dogs.

Is the price all inclusive?

Yes, the price is fully inclusive (welcome hamper, fresh eggs from our hens, logs for the woodburning stove, charcoal for the fire bowl etc).

Is The Woodland Hut set in a secluded position?

Yes, the Hut is set in a secluded clearing of our private woodland, surrounded by hazel hurdle fencing and overlooking open fields and hedgerows.

Is Hull worth a visit?

Yes! In Hull (about 25 minutes drive or a 40 minute bus ride away) you will find fantastic free museums, art galleries, an Old Town with cobbled streets, a Marina and old Fruit Market (now home to an abundance of exciting new creative and cultural venues) and one of the most spectacular aquariums in the world, The Deep.

Can I book just for one night?

Sorry, we have a minumum stay of two nights.

Nearest Airport/s

Humberside / Doncaster Sheffield

Content updated on 14th March 2023 by Louise Catterall, Content Editor at QuirkyAccom in collaboration with Katy and John Brierley from The Woodland Hut at Swallow's Nest