An ideal place to stay for those wanting to explore Wensleydale and the Yorkshire Dales. Perfect for anyone who wants to
relax and pursue a passion such as photography, art or writing where nature can inspire you!
The hut is located in woodland opposite Thorney Mire Barn, in a secluded location just outside Appersett, 1.5 miles from the market town of Hawes in Wensleydale. Red squirrels, roe deer and many species of bird frequent the woodland.
There is a squirrel feeder located in front of the hut, and it is visited most days by red squirrels. There are numerous footpaths that take you on wonderful country walks in all directions from the hut. Hawes is just a 25 minute walk away, with its shops, tea rooms, pubs, restaurants and the Wensleydale Creamery (where the famous cheeses are made).
“ The perfect little retreat! What a divine hut in a glorious location. Connected to hot water and electricity, it’s actually incredibly luxurious. The fit-out is beautiful and the bed super comfortable. The hot shower was a godsend after a long day out walking. It’s tucked away in the woods so very private, but close enough to the owner’s house (across the road) incase you need anything. So special to be surrounded by red squirrels too. Lovely place to recharge the batteries… if you’re in the area don’t hesitate to stay here! “
“ Loved my time here - spending my days walking and wild swimming and my evenings exploring the woods round the hut, staring at the view / wildlife (woodpecker, nut hatches, red squirrels, and the bats being personal favourites), and chatting to the chickens. “
“ We stayed in the Shepherd’s hut at the end of May 21, fresh out of lockdown. The hut is exactly like it looks in the photos. It is in a very quiet location, situated a short walk away from the main house. Our only immediate neighbours were wild birds, gorgeous red squirrels, chickens and rabbits. A great base for walks and trips out to local sights and attractions. Our hosts were on hand to help out if needed, but kept themselves to themselves. Highly recommended. “
“ Brilliant place to stay! Got to see some red squirrels up close which was amazing! “