The Shepherds Hut is on a working hill farm with sheep and cattle, calves and lambs are born and reared on the farm. In spring a visit to the lambing shed can be arranged, where you can see the new born lambs. The farm also has an interest in conservation, maintaining dry stone walls, planting traditional hedges and native English trees.
The farm lies beneath Bilsdale West Moor, where Bilsdale mast stands.
The Hut has a comfortable double bed, a wood burner for heating and a seating area with a table. Literally one step away, an internal door leads from inside the hut into your own personal fully equipped kitchenette and bathroom with a shower and toilet.
The Hut uses electricity provided by solar panels on a barn roof. Water comes from a spring always so cold and fresh. The hut is simple in design, tastefully decorated and can be themed at certain times of the year,for example Christmas, Spring and Valentines. We aim to provide a relaxing peaceful place to stay in a beautiful part of the country.
Fiona and Stephen opened the Shepherds Hut in the winter of 2014. Living on the farm, we felt others would love to stay and experience a different type of accommodation and the lovely views and countryside that we live in.
During the 1800s Shepherd's Huts were a familiar sight in rural England.The Victorians made them to provide shelter for herdsmen. Originally they were made of timber and later of corrugated steel sheeting. Shepherds could move from field to field tending their sheep, especially at lambing time.