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The Journeyman Luxury Shepherds Hut

(Ref. 1109739)

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

Reviews & Ratings

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  • alison (9)
  • john (9)
  • hut (8)
  • stay (7)
  • views (7)
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15 Customer Reviews

  • "Excellent experience not only accommodation, location and thé hospitality of Alison and John the owners."

    Thoroughly recommend as a get away from it all break!

    Thank you, Geoff, for taking the time to leave a great review. It is much appreciated. We're so glad you, Stella, and not forgetting Alfie, of course, enjoyed your stay. Hopefully, we'll see you again in the future. Take care. John & Alison Property Owner

    Reviewed by Geoffrey5.0Mar 2024

  • "Lovely hut well presented in an area of outstanding natural beauty."

    Hosts couldn't have been more helpful and friendly. A lovely time was had.

    Thank you John and Susan... it was lovely meeting you. We're so glad you enjoyed your stay, which included visiting our town square and having coffee in Victoria's Tearoom. Hopefully see you again. Take care. John & Alison Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Feb 2024

  • "Impeccably presented Shepherds Hut with stunning views."

    All of the comforts needed to provide a lovely stay were present. Alison and John are the perfect hosts. Highly recommended.

    Thank you Colin, for your lovely comments. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay. John and Alison Property Owner

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Sep 2023

  • "Wow wow what an amazing little Gem, of a peaceful retreat."

    The owners have created and landscaped two amazing Shepards huts allowing guests to enjoy their beautiful views. The hut is of very high standard with beautiful furnishings and little extras as others of said wild flowers inside give colour and beautiful fragrance. Being able to enjoy such beautiful place with no issue if the weather is questionable as the owners have created an outside area for guests to enjoy. A log burner, BBQ under cover made the break perfect. Options to cook on both as we did and enjoyed the warmth of the log burner into evening staying toasty warm. The early morning bird song was a joy with the sound of the sheep in the background. The surrounding area was also fabulous allowing visits to Malam cove, Bolton Abby and skipton Thankyou Alison & John Regards Janet Carl & Milo

    Thank you Janet and Carl, (and Milo of course) for taking the time to leave such a wonderful review. We very much appreciate it. We're so glad you enjoyed the peace and quiet and the amazing views that Craven View Shepherds Huts have to offer. Thanks again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Aug 2023

  • "Idyllic shepards hut, in awe-inspiring countryside with the most hospitable hosts."

    Alison and John have created a piece of paradise in The Journeyman, a place to unwind and allow nature's balm to sooth away any strains and stresses. The Journeyman was equipped to the highest standard, with everything you could conceivably need for a relaxing stay, the covered outside seating area with an Esse log burner/BBQ was a great addition, as were the little touches which our hosts provided from beautifully hand picked flowers from the garden to the recommendations for walking in the area. The location was a great jumping off point for seeing all that Barnoldswick and the surrounding area had to offer. Both Skipton and Clitheroe are worth a visit for local cafes, a plethora of independant shops and the canal and Norman castle respectively. A truly memorable holiday, thank you.

    Wow! I'm lost for words! How do I follow that? But, thank you so much for your wonderful review. We are very proud of our " piece of paradise " and are so glad that you enjoyed it too. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Aug 2023

  • "THe standard of the accommodation was five star."

    It was comfortable, clean and the attention to detail was amazing. The hosts were really friendly and helpful giving great advice about the area. The views from the hut were amazing, we would highly recommended a stay at the venue.

    Thank you, so much, for taking the time to leave a review. We really appreciate it. We're really pleased you liked what Craven View Shepherds Huts, and the surrounding area, has to offer. You're very welcome back, in the future . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Aug 2023

  • "Absolutely loved our stay at the Journeyman!"

    Couldn’t have asked for a better accommodation for our 3 night getaway. It had everything you could think of and more with a BBQ, wood burner, underfloor heating and an electric heater this place is the definition of luxury. There are plenty of walks around the area which you can do from the journeyman. There’s also loads of great walks a short car journey away. We did a day in skipton, Ogden reservoir, malham cove and weets hill. We’ve stayed in a few of these shepherd hut style accommodations and this one has been by far the best and it’s an excellent price too. Definitely a bargain! Thank you so much for our stay and we will definitely be back

    Thank you so much Emily for taking the time to leave a review ... we really appreciate it. It's certainly a real compliment. You had a busy 3 days and certainly fit a lot in during your stay with us. John and I loved meeting you both and would welcome you back in the future. Thanks again. Alison X Property Owner

    Reviewed by Emily5.0May 2023

  • "If not for the strong chemical smell (probably it's the formaldehyde from the heated flooring), we would have stayed longer for the gorgeous land view, despite the well equipped while not that handy facilities though."

    Should the owner refund for just one night which would have made us a bit happier. In fact we had only stayed for one night. Well, it seems that full payment in advance for a whole week is a bit risky, will not try again.

    Thank you for leaving a review. We are very sorry that Craven View Shepherds Huts did meet your expectations, and that you had to leave early. Unfortunately, because we were not aware of your issues until quite sometime after, we were not given the opportunity to rectify the matter. Our huts, the furniture and flooring in them, are nearly two years old, and should formaldehyde have been used in their production, we feel that any effects, i.e. the smells, should be minimal by now. We pride ourselves in the fact that our huts are extremely clean and have been complimented many times. The photos on Sykes, clearly show the wooden flooring and the description clearly states that they are heated using electric underfloor heating. The facilities are also accurately described on our Web page on Sykes. Apologies once again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Junping2.8May 2023

  • "An excellent week's holiday."

    Accommodation was well appointed with little extras, great views, quiet and very relaxing. Our hosts Alison and John were helpful, friendly and nothing was too much trouble. We will happily stay there again.

    Thank you so much Pat. It was lovely meeting you and Peter. Looking forward to seeing you again in the future. Take care. John & Alison Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Apr 2023

  • "Everything was fantastic!"

    Will definitely go again!

    Thank you Eddie ( & Ruben, of course). You're very welcome back anytime. We're so glad you enjoyed your stay here with us at Craven View Shepherds Huts. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Eddie5.0Apr 2023

  • "Very warm welcome and beautiful hut."

    Stunning scenery. Loved the outside seating fire and cooking facilities. Most comfortable bed. Excellent in every way. Alison and John work hard to please guests and deserve every success in the future. Weather wasn’t on our side but the hut was comfortable and we had a truly relaxing holiday. We will definitely return.

    Thank you so much, Lyn. We really appreciate it when our guests take the time to write a review. It means a lot. Thank you to you and Mike for being such great guests and enjoying what Craven View Shepherds Huts has to offer. You're very welcome back anytime. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lyn5.0Apr 2023

  • "Our stay in The Journeyman was an absolute delight from start to finish - Alison and John made us so welcome and had thought of absolutely everything - we were overcome by the kind welcome gifts to mark Valentine's Day."

    The hut is luxuriously comfortable, warm and very well equipped and the option to sit outside by the fire, stargaze and listen to the owls nearby was a perfect tonic. We slept deeply - the bed was fabulous and woke to incredible panoramic views, clean air and blissful peace. We thoroughly enjoyed exploring the local area and took in the recommended walk No 22 to the trig point with more lovely views, enjoyed a day out at Bolton Abbey and Strid Wood at Skipton; so much more yet to do and we will be definitely be back in the autumn. Alison and John are the rarest of people - they make the world a better place and then share it with complete strangers. Thank you so much - Claire and Kevin

    We are humbled by such a wonderful review... thank you so much, but we also feel very blessed to have such lovely guests who really appreciate what Craven View has to offer. Thank you again. John & Alison X Property Owner

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Feb 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay for three days over the New Year."

    The weather was not great but it did not dampen our spirits. Fantastic accommodation, well equipped and thought out. Great base for walks and pub lunches. Alison and John had the balance of wanting to help and be friendly whilst leaving you to it perfect. Hopefully be back in a few months. Thank you for the proseco and goodies for New Year's was a nice touch. Paul & Lynn

    Thank you Paul and Lynn for your great review - much appreciated. Sorry about the weather but really glad you enjoyed your stay here over the New Year. Looking forward to seeing you again later in the year. Thanks again John & Alison Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Dec 2022

  • "This was a lucky find for us."

    Clean, well thought out and very well equipped. The owners were not intrusive but very helpful when approached. Alison and John are very pleasant and informative. We have stayed in many cottages etc etc but would rate "The Journeyman" to probably be our best find yet. Five stars in our book is not enough. We will return in the summer time to enjoy the peace and brilliant changing views. Thank you

    Thank you so much for your wonderful review - it means a lot. We're so glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you again next summer. Best wishes. John & Alison Property Owner

    Reviewed by Pete5.0Nov 2022

  • "Absolutely beautiful, stunning views, very comfortable and the owners were lovely and very accommodating."

    We enjoyed it that much that we’ve booked again for next year, thank you for such a lovely holiday

    You're extremely welcome and so glad you enjoyed it. Looking forward to seeing you again in the Spring. It'll be lambing time, (can't wait), so there'll be plenty to see. Thank you. John & Alison Property Owner

    Reviewed by Terry5.0Sep 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 rent
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Wrap-around garden with lawn, patio, furniture, woodburning stove and barbecue, communal lawn with picnic bench
  • One small/medium well-behaved No smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.9 miles
  • Note: There are steps up to the exterior of the property

The property

Situated in the old market town of Barnoldswick, within the rolling hills of Lancashire, is this charming single-storey shepherds hut, The Journeyman.

Enjoy far-reaching views towards Craven and the Dales whilst nestled in a private and rural setting, idyllic for a couple's retreat.

Benefit from a well-equipped studio-style abode, where you can prepare your meals, dine, relax, catch up on your favourite programme and rest, ahead of your Lancashire itinerary; a sleek shower room completes the interior of the hut.

Relish in the stillness of your surroundings whilst making use of the wrap-around garden, with a barbecue and woodburning stove to keep you nice and toasty, or perhaps gather in the communal garden for an evening of socialising?

Take advantage of this romantic home-from home, by booking The Journeyman in Lancashire.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref: 1112932, 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