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The Hideaway, Shepherd's Hut

(Ref. 1128614)

Langdale End near Thornton-Le-Dale, North York Moors & Coast Show on map


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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio

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9 Customer Reviews

  • "What an absolutely fantastic place"

    Reviewed by Cassie5.0Apr 2024

  • "Amazing stay at the The Hideaway, We actually managed to get there without a car and it was quite easy!"

    even better if you are driving and the hosts Alan & Helen do provide amazing instructions for getting to the place. In terms of the hut, it is the most well equipped and well thoughout place ive slept in for a very long time. Anything you might need for comfort is provided and more, including cooking tools ( induction hob also available ) hot water, and everything else promised with some extra bits for you to find. The area is absolutely beautiful and if you catch some sunlight you will be absolutely lost in the forest and hills around the area. I absolutely do recommend the the hideaway for any type of getaway, but most especially one with your other half. Thank you Alan & Helen, you guys are amazing hosts :)

    Reviewed by Nour Essalem5.0Mar 2024

  • "We had a a perfect romantic weekend break at the hideaway."

    The property is located in beautiful surroundings and we went on a lovely walk exploring the forest. We had access to everything we could have wanted including an excellent hot shower and plenty of wood for the fire. Our hosts were extremely accommodating. Would recommend as a short break especially for couples wishing to get away from it all!

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Sep 2023

  • "We loved the place, everything in the Hut was perfect, beautifully decorated and cosy, had a lovely stay, weather perfect."

    Would love to return when we can. Perfect 10/10

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Sep 2023

  • "Had an amazing few nights at The Hideaway!"

    Awesome location, really amazing hut with every facility needed. Owners/hosts were great, super friendly and helpful at all times and really helped us feel at home for our break. Perfect location for an absolute escape!

    Reviewed by Daniel5.0Aug 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay, and used this base for wild swimming and communing with nature."

    The toilet was very high for us (we are sisters 5ft 3 and 5ft 4 so a step would be useful). The bed was comfortable and we were able to "top and tail" without disturbing each other. One person had to climb over the other one to get out of bed. However it was manageable for a few nights. We used the induction hob which was great, now my sister is thinking of getting one for her camper. We saw frogs, owls were heard close by at night, which was lovely, and we enjoyed meeting the donkeys, turkeys, sheep and farm dog.

    We now have two small steps, one for the toilet and one for the bed, they are portable and small enough to put away somewhere if not required so guests don't trip over them. Thank you for the recommendation Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah4.7Jul 2023

  • "This stay was perfect in every way."

    The rural setting was quiet and secluded, yet well connected with footpaths and bridleways through open moorland and through the local forest. The hut was spotless and everything appeared brand new. The bed was comfy, the hut layout and storage was ingenious, all mod cons available. The highlights were the outdoor fire pit, birdsong, walking, cycling and no internet. I totally decompressed, slept well and loved exploring hills, moors dales and forests. Lock up cycle storage was an unexpected bonus and lovely helpful hosts.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had the most amazing stay at the Shepherds Hut."

    We were surrounded by the most beautiful countryside and there was an abundance of beautiful wild birds. The owners could not do enough to welcome us and provide anything we needed. The accommodation was really lovely and very comfortable with every detail of the design clearly having been considered. We will definitely visit again.

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Jun 2023

  • "An excellent stay."

    Location amazing. Shepherd's hut secluded with absolutely amazing scenery. A great base for exploring the surrounding areas and right on the doorstep of Dalby forest. Hosts really accommodating and nothing was l too much trouble. Lovely people. Shepherd's hut had everything we needed for our stay and was comfortable and spotlessly clean. Loved the log burner and firepit. Will certainly be booking again. Thank you for a great stay.

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0May 2023

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  • Single-storey
  • Studio-style layout with double bed, kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Woodburning stove
  • Induction hob, fridge/freezer
  • WiFi near the main house
  • Fuel, power, and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Private, off-road parking for 1 car
  • Garden with fire pit
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 9.4 miles, pub 6.2 miles
  • Note: There are 3 steps up into the Shepherd's hut, please take care
  • Note: Access to the property is via an old donkey track, luggage is likely to have to be carried/transferred by wheelbarrow- please bear this in mind when booking, Note: This property can be booked with ref 997270 together they sleep 4.

The property

Thornton-Le-Dale 8.7 miles.

Nestled at the head of a beautiful valley in the North York Moors National Park, bordering the Dalby Forest and National Trust hiking spot of Bridestones lies this endearing abode, The Hideaway, Shepherd's Hut.

A rustic, bespoke, truly romantic dwelling, compact with just enough for a charming, self-catering break, this holiday hut is ideal for couples looking to relax and let the world momentarily disappear.

Boasting stylish décor, a toasty woodburning stove, as well as convertible tables, foldable chairs and foldaway beds that serve to maximise the use of the well-presented living spaces.

The perfect walking, cycling and touring base, the national park, coast and country are all within reach; you can find world-class mountain biking routes from the doorstep in Dalby Forest and the surrounding moorland and forest trails for the cyclists, and Bridestones, Hole of Horcum and Blakey Topping for the walkers in your group.

Alternatively, take advantage of the beautiful surroundings and relax by the stream where you may see the occasional kingfisher, or even woodpeckers, cuckoos and turtle doves in the spring and summer, watch birds of prey from the forest escarpment, or wander up the lane to the moors.

This bespoke shepherd’s hut was built by artisan craftsmen using local materials, with a romantic feel fit for a couples’ retreat.

Inside, find a surprisingly spacious unit, with a stylish décor and compact features making use of the space, including a foldaway bed and convertible table, foldable chairs and mobile storage boxes.

Rest in the full-size double bed and freshen up in the dramatic, tiled shower room, complete with a rain-head shower, copper basin and state-of-the-art eco composting toilet.

On arrival, you will see off-road parking near the hut, along with a garden area home to a tripod fire pit and barbecue and a sink, perfect for alfresco dining in the warmer months.

Enjoy photography, painting, wood carving or engraving on the site, or simply unwind amongst the natural beauty and wildlife or indulge in a good book if the rare-breed sheep and donkeys in the nearby fields aren’t stealing your attention!

A scenic drive will lead you to a good selection of country pubs, while the chocolate-box village of Thornton le Dale has lovely shopping and dining including tea shops, gift shops, ice cream parlour, general shopping, along with a model village and Matthweson’s Vintage Car Museum and Auctions, now famous on TV as Bangers & Cash.

Next stop is Pickering, home of the famous NYM Heritage Railway between Pickering and Whitby travelling through Newtondale, Yorkshire's own Grand Canyon, and calling at Goathland home of Heartbeat.

The market town of Helmsey is also within reach from your holiday hut, as well as the seaside resorts of Whitby and Scarborough for a day in the fresh sea air.

If you can manage to tear yourself away long enough, why not explore some favourites including Robin Hoods Bay, Sandsend or Rievaulx Abbey?

Once at The Hideaway Shepherd's Hut why would you want to leave!

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About the location


Pickering 3 miles; Scarborough 16 miles; York 25 miles.

The beautiful village of Thornton-le-Dale lies just two miles to the east of Pickering within The North York Moors National Park and the Dalby Forest. This is an idyllic location at the head of a beautiful valley and is a walkers, bikers and nature lovers paradise. Scarborough and Whitby are 13 and 20 miles away and offer all the amenities and facilities of two of the country's best coastal resorts. York and Castle Howard are about an hours drive away and offer all the history and culture that any holiday would need. The neighbouring market towns of Pickering, Malton, Kirbymoorside and Helmsley are great destinations and are the hubs for many summer festivals and shows. The National Park and Coastline offer many opportunities for a great day out. The North York Moors National Park is on the doorstep with miles of open moor to wander through.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas