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Hillcrest Shepherds Hut

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Chipping, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • definitely (7)
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15 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely shepherd's hut."

    We really enjoyed our stay. The hot tub was lovely and bed really comfy. We would have preferred a microwave, to a full oven, but it did have everything you needed. Would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Amanda4.7Mar 2024

  • "Lovely quiet holiday retreat."

    Very clean and cosy, having the hot tub was a real bonus and being on the farm around the animals was amazing. Stunning views from the accommodation and lots of accessible walks of varying levels right on your doorstep. highly recommend and I’m sure we’ll return.

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Feb 2024

  • "We loved staying in the shepherds hut, it was so clean and had everything you need."

    Hot tub was fantastic and there were a few nice little local walks you can do. My daughter especially enjoyed having a ride on the pony! Lovely couple of little village pubs also about a 3 min drive. Hopefully be back sometime later in the year!

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Dec 2023

  • "This was a fab brake the hosts Steve and Lorraine were great very helpful i would recommend the Shepard's Hut to anyone, and thankyou for the eggs it was a very nice gesture, i would defiantly stay here again."

    Reviewed by Josephine5.0Nov 2023

  • "Everything was perfect, had such a lovely stay and will definitely be coming back, thank you"

    Reviewed by Stephanie5.0Sep 2023

  • "This was our first holiday away together and we went for his 30th Birthday."

    We couldnt of been happier, we enjoyed every second of our experience. Such a lovely location on the back of the owners farm, we really enjoyed watching the horses have the run of the field and seeing all the other animals too. It has such a lovely view from the shepherds hut and the hot tub. Lorraine and Stephen were very welcoming and brought us a bowl of fresh eggs which we really appreciated. There were also some lovely walks around which we would love try more of. We will definitely be booking up again and recommending this place to everyone we know.

    Reviewed by Toni5.0Jul 2023

  • "Excellent quiet clean perfect"

    Reviewed by Antony5.0Jul 2023

  • "Lovely stay away for my partners birthday, very scenic, amazing sunset view from ..."

    Lovely stay away for my partners birthday, very scenic, amazing sunset view from the hot tub, cosy hut nice and warm has everything you need for a few days stay x

    Reviewed by Ellie5.0Jun 2023

  • "Myself and two friends loved staying here for our joint birthday."

    Stephen was very welcoming and brought us fresh eggs. Facilities are great, surroundings are amazing and we are definitely going to book to go back. I totally recommend this place we had a great time.

    Reviewed by Kenni5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely accommodation with all facilities provided to enjoy a great short break."

    Owners are welcoming and friendly without being over bearing. Fresh eggs were a welcome delicious gift too!! The hot-tub was a welcome relax after a walk up the fell and perfectly positioned for privacy and sunshine in the evening. Definitely one to go back to again

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0May 2023

  • "I would give them 10* if I could!"

    We made to feel welcome as soon as we arrived, the little girl was so sweet and was assured if we needed anything they would help! We stayed Friday - Monday! The horses & sheep was a bonus for me as I love animals! We received eggs from the chicken which were the best! The hut was bigger then we thought, all cooking essentials. Sainsbury is a 10 minute drive if needed. We will definitely be back and recommend you to all our friends & family x

    Reviewed by Chloe5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovely Shepherds Hut, amazing location and the hot tub was a brilliant extra!"

    Fresh eggs supplied to us, and the owners were so helpful and could not do enough. Will definitely be revisiting!

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Apr 2023

  • "Excellent place to stay, lovely location and made to feel very welcome by the owners."

    Didn't need to contact them during our stay but I'm sure they'd have been on hand if needed. The facilities in the property are just as in the pictures and it was really cosy. Opening the door in the morning to the view of Parlick Fell was great and listening to the lapwings zoom around outside made it feel very relaxing.

    Reviewed by Pete5.0Apr 2023

  • "We loved our stay in our Shepherds hut."

    The hot tub was a real reward following a day if walking watching the colours of Parlick Hill changing with the sunset. Lorraine & Stephen were great and the fresh farm eggs for breakfast were a lovely treat.

    Reviewed by Jo5.0Feb 2023

  • "The Hut is in a beautiful location and has been designed perfectly."

    We were a party of five and managed well in the space. We were very warm and comfortable Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Kerry5.0Feb 2023

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  • Single-storey
  • One bedroom with double and mezzanine single
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with double sofa bed and electric flame-effect stove
  • Electric Heating
  • Electric oven, halogen hob, fridge/freezer, toaster, kettle
  • TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Patio with hot tub and bench
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 2.5 miles, pub 2 miles
  • Note: Though the property is single-storey, there are steps to get inside and a ladder to the single bed, which may not be suitable for some guests

The property

Tucked away in the pretty village of Chipping, Lancashire, is this fantastic, bespoke-built holiday home, Hillcrest Shepherds Hut, which sits next to the owners croft, on their working farm, which is filled with animals such as Goats, Horses, Cows and Chickens making this a great family retreat for everyone.

Enjoying a superb location in the stunning Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, at the heart of the Ribble Valley and surrounded by rich countryside and activities to suit all, Hillcrest Shepherds Hut is a wonderful choice for friends, families and couples seeking a relaxing hideaway.

The property benefits from two off-road parking spaces, and a lovely garden with indulgent hot tub, perfect for sinking back and relaxing amongst the bubbles after an adventure filled day.

Be welcomed into the light and airy open-plan living space, where you will find a small, yet well-equipped kitchen for rustling up your best dishes, ready to savour at the dining table over a celebratory bottle of fizz.

After dinner, relax on the sofa, which can be converted into a double sofa bed for additional guests, in front of the electric flame-effect stove and select a much-loved show from the TV as the evening’s entertainment.

Continue through to find a well-appointed shower room, where you can freshen up after a day of exploring your fabulous surroundings.

When sleep calls, climb into the sumptuous double or the mezzanine single to catch up on some well-deserved rest.

Located in the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, there is a wealth of natural splendour to explore; get your bearings in the nearby village of Chipping, where you'll find a farm shop stocked with locally sourced goods, as well as a pub and English restaurant serving up traditional fare.

And if you're looking for some outdoor adventure, you won't have to look far; visit the peak of Parlick Mountain for a brisk hike with rewarding views at the top and even the chance to watch paragliders take to the skies, and have a picnic at the nearby Marilyn mountain of Longridge Fell, which offers incomparable views in every direction.

A leisurely walk through the 110 hectares of woods, moorland, and farms that make up Beacon Fell Country Park is a great way to spot the local wildlife and enjoy walking trails to suit all abilities.

Just a short drive of two miles will bring you to a place where the whole family can go pony trekking.

Traveling with kids?

Stop by the Bowland Wild Boar Park, which features animal feeding, tractor rides, and play areas, for a day they'll never forget.

Historians, meanwhile, should make their way to Clitheroe, where the Clitheroe Castle Museum can be found, showcasing a rich heritage and grounds dating back to the 12th century.

Those wishing to venture further afield, can visit Preston, home to the Harris Museum & Art Gallery, The Guild Wheel walking and cycling path and the Ribble Steam Railway, or Blackburn, where you’ll find an excellent golf club, a magnificent cathedral and the picturesque Witton Country Park.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Clitheroe 10 miles.

Situated in the heart of the Ribble Valley, the pretty village of Chipping provides home to a lovely church, a haunted Inn and reportedly one of the longest continually used shops in England, currently taking the form of a village shop and post office. An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Ribble Valley is a rural haven of spectacular scenery, diverse natural habitats and historical legend, a place of almost incomparable peace, where adults and children alike can enjoy the simple pleasures of the outdoors without the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Nearby Clitheroe is famed for its specialist shops of all types, including amongst others a sausage shop that sells over seventy-five different varieties! A gourmet's paradise with award-winning restaurants and country hotels situated throughout the valley and annual events including a number of agricultural shows and day festivals of all types, this fantastic location has plenty to offer at any time of year!

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas