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The Herdsman Luxury Shepherds Hut

(Ref. 1112932)

Barnoldswick, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile

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20 Customer Reviews

  • "This is a fabulous shepherds hut, we have stayed in quite a few and this is the best yet."

    Great welcome and show round, credit to you for working, keeping a farm and providing such great accomadation.

    Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a great review. It is very much appreciated. It makes all our hard work worthwhile when guests enjoy their stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Feb 2024

  • "The hospitality Alison shown us at our recent 3 night stay at The herdsman shepherds hut was second to none."

    It had everything we wanted plus more. The weather was rubbish but we visited every mill in the area and had an absolutely fab time. The outdoor under cover bbq area was great especially with all the rain! We will definitely be going back in the summer to appreciate all the great views and walks they have to offer.

    Thank you so much Debra for a wonderful review. We're so pleased you had a "fab" time, despite the weather. (I'm sorry about that - unfortunately, it's the one thing I can't control Property Owner

    Reviewed by Debra5.0Oct 2023

  • "The Herdsman shepherd's hut was absolutely amazing."

    The views were tremendous. The burgers and steaks bought from the owners were exceptional. The whole stay from day one till the seventh day will forever be fondly remembered. The hut was cozy and welcoming. But the best feature was the outdoor wood burner and covered seating area which looked over great green rolling field views. We would return in a heart beat, we so much enjoyed our stay. It was peaceful and nurturing to the soul. We would highly recommend a stay at the Herdsman hut. The owners were very friendly and welcoming. And our dog loved it too!

    Wow! Thank you so much Emma for your "glowing" review. We're so glad you took full advantage of the outdoor shelter, whatever the weather, and used the Esse outdoor cooking stove to , not only keep you warm and toasty, but to cook on also. Hopefully, we'll see you again in the future. John & Alison Property Owner

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Sep 2023

  • "We loved the herdsman hut ,everything about it was perfect,we will definitely be going back there could not fault it at all."

    Graham,Lisa and Syrus.

    Thank you very much. So glad you enjoyed your stay. Looking forward to seeing you again in the future. John & Alison Property Owner

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Aug 2023

  • "Where to start!"

    We try to get away at least once every two months and we’ve never returned to the same place twice. This get away was special. Sally met us upon arrival with a genuine welcome not a scripted well rehearsed speech. The whole experience was excellent, loved cooking on the stove. The outside views were amazing whatever the weather decided to do. We hope to stay at the hut again very soon. Thank you Sally for your warm welcome. Terry & Anita

    Thank you so much for your wonderful review. Sally has done us proud, holding the fort, whilst we've had a, rare, few days off. We will hopefully meet you next time you visit us. Thanks again. John, Alison & Sally. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Terence5.0Aug 2023

  • "A wonderful break as always."

    It's a beautiful looking space, really warm and cosy and an incredible view.

    Thank you,once again, Matthew for choosing to stay here with us at Craven View Shepherds Huts - your third time. We're so pleased that you enjoy it and are able to relax here. You're very welcome back anytime. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Aug 2023

  • "A beautiful area and super friendly hosts!"

    The hut is fully equipped with everything you could ever need. Nicely situated with walks and cycle routes from the door. Sitting watching the scenery with a fire and a book was truly relaxing and much needed. I will be recommending this hut to everyone looking for an escape to the countryside!

    Reviewed by Nicole5.0Aug 2023

  • "The Herdsman hut was amazing, spotless, really well thought out."

    The views were stunning. Had a great time cooking on the wood burner on the patio. It was great having the little fenced field next to the patio for our dog. The hosts we're really friendly and very helpful. We would definitely visit again.

    Thank you so much. We very much appreciate it when guests take the time to leave a review. We're extremely pleased you enjoyed the outside shelter with the wood burner and also pleased that Finn could enjoy the small, fenced area next to the shelter. You'd be very welcome to stay here again. Thank you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Aug 2023

  • "Had a lovely stay, great scenery perfect for walks in the countryside with our dog."

    The property was perfect, warm, clean and had lots of added touches by the owners. Great sitting area to cook food in the evenings while enjoying the view and ideal if you are taking a dog as there is a paddock right next to you for them to walk around and enjoy. Owners were extremely helpful, would highly recommend this place and will definitely go again.

    Reviewed by John5.0Jul 2023

  • "Fantastic place for a romantic getaway!"

    The owners were very welcoming and helpful. The paddock opposite was perfect for our little dog to run about in with us worrying him about getting out. Would 100% recommend staying at the Herdsman!

    Thank you Luke ... it was our pleasure. You'd be very welcome back anytime. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Luke5.0Jul 2023

  • "Alison and John are excellent hosts nothing was to much trouble."

    Herdsman hut was spotlessly clean with everything you need for a comfortable stay. Bonus to us when we arrived was a big paddock area we're our 2 year old border collie could run. All in all would not hesitate to back. Well done Alison and John and thank you.

    Thank you so much. So glad you enjoyed your stay. You're certainly very welcome to come again. Alison & John Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Jun 2023

  • "We enjoyed a superb weekend chilling at the 'Herdsman' hut which offered the ideal peaceful and private get-a-way in an idylic setting."

    The accommodation was spotlessly clean throughout and offered everything you you would need for two people, ranging from very comfortable king size bed, fully equiped kitchen and suprisingly large bathroom with good sized shower. Our only regret was that there's no place to hang any clothes which wasn't a real problem for our 3-night stay. For us the best part of the 'hut' lay outside with the very private patio areas to the front and covered area to the side. Patio seating offered tremendous views across the open countryside to the hills and dales in the background. There is a bbq and a log burning stove on which we did most of our evening cooking (meat packs available to buy from our hosts). All in all would certainly recommend this hide-a-way to any couple wishing for a thoroughly peaceful and relaxing break. Lastly we would like to thank our hosts Alison and John who are very friendly and extremely helpful offering advice on local areas to visit and the scenic walks around this location. Thanks for making our stay a memorable one.

    Reviewed by Robert4.4Jun 2023

  • "The perfect get away for a couple, was so comfortable and had everything we needed."

    The location is perfect so private and has such beautiful views. Alison was very friendly and helpful gave lots of advice of where to go during our stay.

    Reviewed by Kirsty5.0Jun 2023

  • "Wonderful stay in a beautiful location with fantastic hosts"

    Reviewed by Leo5.0May 2023

  • "Alison and John are fantastic hosts, They were extremely helpful to us with directions to local spots and we even got to see one of their ewes give birth ."

    They really did make it an amazing stay. We cannot recommend this place highly enough from beginning to end just fantastic . Can't wait to go back

    John and I are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. It was great that you experienced your first lamb being born. (Him and Larry are getting on great . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Apr 2023

  • "The herdsmen hut is brilliant, we couldn’t fault it, Alison and john were great"

    Thank you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Roz5.0Mar 2023

  • "This was my second stay and I will be back again."

    It's a lovely space, warm and clean and really comfortable. The views from outside are stunning and it's very, very quiet. Perfect!

    Thank you so much Matthew. It was lovely to see you again and hopefully we'll see you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Feb 2023

  • "What an amazing stay we had."

    Alison and John are such lovely people. They are there for absolutely anything, as and when needed. It really was a beautiful stay and highly recommended

    Thank you so much Sharon. Glad you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Dec 2022

  • "We have just returned from the most relaxing stay at the herdsman shepherds hut."

    The hosts john and alison made us very welcome from the start.the hut has all you need and more,we spent a lot of time just sitting outside admiring the wonderful views.the barbecue was used and the steaks and burgers we bought from the hosts were delicious .barnoldswick is a short walk away with plenty of shops, bars , and resteraunts .what made the holiday for us was the views ,the nearby walks and john and alison.we would recommend the craven view shepherds hut to anyone ,and we will definatly return.

    Thank you so much George and Nancy. It was completely our pleasure to be your hosts and it makes it all worthwhile when we get such lovely guests as yourselves. Property Owner

    Reviewed by George5.0Aug 2022

  • "John and Alison fabulous hosts!"

    Beautiful peaceful location. Coffee pods, tea, sugar, biscuits there for your arrival. For such a small space even glasses though about e.g. gin, wine, flutes. The scenery is gorgeous on your doorstep. 15 min walk into Barnoldswick and many other places of interest not too far away by car. I would thoroughly recommend the accommodation here.

    Thank you so much for your wonderful review... it was our pleasure to host you. So glad you enjoyed your stay here with us at Craven View Shepherds Huts. Hopefully, see you again in the future. John & Alison Property Owner

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Jul 2022

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  • Single-storey
  • Studio-style layout with king-size bed, kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, and WC
  • Electric underfloor heating
  • Induction hob, coffee pod machine, microwave, fridge with freezer compartment and TV
  • Fuel, power, and starter pack for outside woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in r
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Wrap-around garden with lawn, patio, furniture, woodburning stove and barbecue, communal lawn with picnic bench
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.9 miles
  • Note: There are steps up to the exterior of the property
  • Note: One small, well behaved dog accepted

The property

Nestled within the Lancashire town of Barnoldswick, and enveloped by panoramic views towards Cravwn and the Dales, lies this single-storey shepherds hut, The Herdsman.

Featuring a studio-style layout, a private garden with a barbecue and woodburning stove on offer, and a romantic rural setting, the hut is ideal for a couple looking for some quality time together.

Make use of the well-equipped kitchen, where you can prepare your meals whilst dining around the fold-down table.

Relax and rest in this space, by gathering around the wall-mounted TV or climbing into the plush king-size bed, offering far-reaching views across Malham Cove; benefit from a contemporary walk-in shower room, completing the hut.

Before heading out to explore your surroundings, opt for a romantic break at The Herdsman.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref: 1109739, together sleeping up to four guests.

Craven View Shepherd's Huts

The Craven View Shepherd's Huts consists of a romantic selection of two shepherd's huts, resting in the old market town of Barnoldswick, Lancashire. Critically acclaimed, these shepherd's huts were also featured in April 2023's edition of the County Lifestyle and Leisure Magazine and were praised for being a unique stay and for being within the top 5 shepherd's huts in the area! Enjoying a remote setting, enveloped by breath-taking views of Craven and The Dales and a tranquil stillness, this collection offers a studio-style layout, an external woodburning stove and barbecue, well-stocked kitchenettes, a plush king-size bed, off-road parking, making it a lovely base for a couple. Just a stone’s throw away you’ll arrive at Earby Waterfalls Park and its stunning backdrop, Greenberfield Locks, perfect for an afternoon stroll, and Bancroft Mill Engine Museum, whilst dine-out options consist of brunch at La Mesa Café, and British staples at Victoria’s of Barnoldswick. Venture further afield into Skipton and discover Craven Museum and Gallery, Skipton Castle and its enchanted woodland, and Springs Canal Skipton, whilst the Yorkshire Dales National Park is a short car ride away, perfect for exploring the likes of Malham Cove and Scaleber Force Waterfall. Enjoy some quality time with your loved one by choosing The Craven View Shepherds Huts collection.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Skipton 8 miles.

The old market town of Barnoldswick sits amongst beautiful rolling countryside in the Pennine hills on the Lancashire/Yorkshire border, just eight miles from Skipton, the Gateway to the Yorkshire Dales. A thriving town known affectionately to locals as Barlick - lies at the very heart of England and is proud of its in manufacturing history, from a significant textile industry through to today's aero engines built at the Rolls Royce factory. Pennine cycle and bridleway routes pass through the town and the superb summit stretch of the Leeds & Liverpool canal meanders through the town and the thriving marina. Wonderful walking countryside abounds with the rolling heather moorland of Weets and Pendle hill boasting some of the finest views in the country, excellent walks along the old Roman road at Brogden Lane and the canal towpath provides great walking and cycling opportunities. The town offers lots of local shops serving an array of local produce with baked artisan loaves gracing bakers windows and locally reared meat on butchers blocks. Nearby, Skipton a lovely old market town with much to interest the enthusiastic visitor, boasting an ancient castle open to the public, a beautiful old parish church and a colourful market occupying the cobbled setts each side of the high street. In 2008 the Academy of Urbanism voted Skipton High Street the best shopping spot in Britain, and The Copper Dragon Brewery, opened in 2002 is highly rated in the CAMRA listings. Steam railways with regular excursions are available at Embsay and Bolton Abbey, and the Leeds to Liverpool Canal passes through Skipton with the one mile long Foulridge Tunnel and the 5-rise locks at Bingley within a short distance away. In 2014 the area hosted the first leg of the Tour de France, bringing in many visitors from far and wide to this wonderful area.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas