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Lady Bird Retreat

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Skinningrove, North York Moors & Coast Show on map


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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Broadband / WiFi

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49 Customer Reviews

  • "What an amazing holiday we had riding around the moors then coming back to a lovely shepperds cabin with a jacuzzi and log burner."

    Great place to stay and it was a lovely setting with a beautiful view.thanks sykes.

    Reviewed by Stan5.0Feb 2024

  • "The Lady Bird Retreat is a gorgeous, cosy, and peaceful place."

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here and didn't want to leave! The only critique we had for the place is that underneath the bed had not been cleaned, and there were wrappers and rose petals under our mattress. Other than that, it was perfect!

    Reviewed by Rebecca4.7Feb 2024

  • "Hi after reviewing the property and the pictures the place looked set to be amazing me and my partner have around 8 weekends a year alone in similar style places in different locations around the country with different agency's."

    As far as sykes go I had no issue but can't help feeling really deflated about the experience. Before arrival to the property I spoke to the owner and he sent me a generic text regarding the proper and what was needed. Bedding and towels provided a starter pack for the log burner and also details about the hot tub. On arrival to the property I was a little took back at the amount of rubbish and old empty cardboard boxes left around the place and general untidiness of the place it also didn't show very well on the pictures justbhow close all the other huts where to lady bird. We arrived around 4 after a long 3 hour drive the plan was to have some food and then have an hour in the hot tub as it was our first time booking somewhere with one. Unfortunately the text also stated the hot tub was unusable untill 8 p.m as it had to warm up to the correct temperature. Not abusive issue as the weather wasn't amazing so we could stay in the place have the fore on and keep warm in there. Unfortunately we went to start the fore only ro find that the starter pack consisted of a handful of kindling half a block.of fure lighters and around 3 or 4 lumps of softwood timber. As we have a log burner at home we know pretty well how long that would last and at best I'd have said an hour so after the long drive we had to head straight back out again to the local bnm to find kindling and logs to see us through the weekend. Before we left my partner had noticed the bedding wasn't the cleanest and it looked like stairs on the pillow cases so she wanted to buy some pillow covers. Also the towels provided were literally a hand towel each and a small bath towel. As the place had no heating othwr than the log burner and a small towel rail big enough to dry one towel at a time we felt the need to buy 2 extra towels for the hot tub as the the 2 provided wouldn't be dry enough to use after showering. Anyway we headed back to the site unloaded the logs set the fire only to find there was no means of lighting it no matches no lighters nothing. As im sure you can imagine by now it's around 6 o'clock dark wet and miserable we hadn't eaten or infact had a drink still at this point and had to go out again to get something to light the fire. It really set the mood for that evening with me if I'm honest as it was a surprise weekend for my partners 40th I picked it and feel I paid a fairly large amount of money for the weekend in comparison to a lot of other places but as it had a hot tub I expected this. So I was adamant on getting In the hot tub even though the weather wasn't great only to find out there was absolutely no outside lighting what so ever to even be able to get in it other than 2 sensor lights that kept going out constantly so the first night was a total write off. And other than having half an hour in it on the Saturday that was it we couldn't go in it after dark as we had things planned in the day time we couldn't go in it. Inhad noticed the 2 other plots round us with hot tubs did have adequate lighting so it could be used. The shower qas pretty good I can say really good hot water and pressure although the seal.on the door was damaged and leaked water onto the floor with no floor towel so had to use the hand towels for that too the decorating was good and clean but the bedding wasn't good at all and the mattress on the sides were dirty I didn't want to look any further. I feel for the money it really was great at all and I also feel the photos of the place were very well taken to make it look like it had a decent view it didn't really show how close the houses where to us and the fact that it was pretty much an eyesaw. I hadn't realised untill coming home i was informed by a friend Skinningrove happened to have been on t.v a few years back as one of Britain's toughest villages and I saw the video on you tube it really did sum up the area. Just to add maybe a few tea bags some coffee sachets and some milk wouldnt hurt for people on arrival and a few more logs and the means to light the fire also get the hot tub powered up esrly as your paying for that it should be available for use from arrival not 5 hours after also lighting needs to be up so its usable. In the last 2 years we have stayed in around 16 different locations and never have i had to leave a negative review in anyway or had the experience that we did this weekend.

    Thank you for your feedback . We do pride ourselves on providing the best holiday experience for all of our guests and we are always on hand if any issues arise during a stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael2.8Oct 2023

  • "Lovely little place with a hot tub, perfect for walks to saltburn and staithes"

    Reviewed by Jamie5.0Oct 2023

  • "We enjoyed our stay very much ."

    Our only issues were the hedge needed trimming as it was obstructing the sea view .The hot tub jets were very week and it didn't seem to be working properly. Also if it was turned around so when open the cover also wouldn't be Infront of the seaview .The hut itself was compact but very well thought out .The only thing missing for me as a woman was a mirror in the bedroom area as the bathroom one was no good for drying my hair !

    Reviewed by Melissa3.8Oct 2023

  • "Fantastic place to stay definitely coming back here again in 2014"

    Reviewed by Shane5.0Aug 2023

  • "After a bit of miscommunication about where to pick the key up we were really please with position of Ladybird retreat."

    Peace and quiet is definitely what we got, with amazing views just a shame the hedges hadn’t been cut down so we could only see the sea from standing on the deck. The hut itself is fitted out with everything you need although it’s looking a little tired so a little tlc wouldn’t go amiss especially the mattress, you can feel the springs and is rather soft. I received a message from the owner with key pick up instructions which turned out to be incorrect also it stated there would be tea, coffee, milk and biscuits for your arrival so didn’t take any but unfortunately there wasn’t any so had to go find a shop. Apart from the few little issues we had a lovely stay and the wildlife is bonus.

    Reviewed by Amanda3.8Aug 2023

  • "Me and my boyfriend had an amazing stay at this little hut."

    We were a bit worried reading some reviews on various websites but we think they were extremely harsh and had a lovely time! The beach was lovely and was a 20ish min walk away (uphill on the way back). The facilities were good and we’re all you needed, and the hot tub was nice and warm and always on- we even saw a few shooting stars while sitting in it at night! The only element we were a little shocked about was the privacy element as there were multiple huts near us on the campsite which you could not see in any photos in the listing. Saw multiple people while staying there but didn’t bother us as it felt private enough for our liking. Thank you to the owners for this beautiful stay.

    Reviewed by Megan4.7Aug 2023

  • "Great little shepherd's hut."

    .really enjoyed my stay...peaceful

    Reviewed by Daniel5.0Jul 2023

  • "A+++++++ Staff very helpful & friendly"

    Reviewed by Vince5.0Jul 2023

  • "We absolutely loved our stay here, the walk to the beach, seeing the rabbits and listening to the Owls at night whilst on the decking."

    We hsve family up that way and definitely will use lady bird retreat again instead of our usual stay and friends (Mo and Fiona Eltwab), we know who live locally to you recommended this place to us as they have stayed here too! Could not believe we had excellent weather too all week - I could have easily stayed longer - thank you for having us . We also loved the using the hot tub too in the evenings !

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2023

  • "This is one of the most amazing places to stay and get away to unwind and relax."

    You have the views and the wildlife we loved watching the rabbit's and pheasants. Me and my partner spent 3 night's here and our stay was one of best we have both ever had. The shepherd's hut has everything you need it's been well built and everything has been place just right. The views from outside and in are breathtaking and the hot tub was one of our favourite thing to use after a nice long walk. I got the pleasure of meeting Mike and talking to him and found out he made the shepherd's hut himself I was blowen away by the amount of detail's he has put into the place. Me and my partner will be definitely back. Tom and Emma.

    Reviewed by Tom5.0May 2023

  • "Misleading description."

    This hut is on a site with others not as secluded as the advert suggested. The pictures were obviously taken when it was new. Dead plants in pots outside, outdoor furniture rusty. Indoors was run down and in need of refurbishment. Shower had black mould around the bottom, the bed mattress had seen better days, the fridge had something spilt in the bottom that hadn’t been cleaned, the faux leather chairs were worn and peeling and the wooden worktops had peeling varnish. We didn’t stop.

    Reviewed by Paul1.3Mar 2023

  • "Had a wonderful stay, perfect location, very quiet and private."

    The hut has everything you need and the bed is very comfortable!

    Reviewed by Laura4.7Nov 2022

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our stay."

    Beautiful setting and the hot tub was a bonus

    Reviewed by Sue4.1Sep 2022

  • "A really lovely place to stay."

    Will definitely use again in the future.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Sep 2022

  • "A lovely, peaceful holiday let."

    Lots more extras such as condiments, tea towels, washing up liquid, bin bags etc. Very private & lovely location, lots of wildlife. Would love to go again if visiting family in the area. The only criticism I would have is that the bushes in front needed to be trimmed as you couldn't see the sea as well as advertised.

    Reviewed by Luke4.7Aug 2022

  • "The accommodation was clean, spacious, warm and very comfortable."

    The hot tub was of a good type and perfectly clean . The location of the hut as a good level of privacy on a very quiet site . On a personal level I would have preferred a microwave rather than the small oven provided but this is such a minor detail in an otherwise perfect getaway.

    Reviewed by Tony4.7Aug 2022

  • "Absolutely loved it."

    It was bigger that what I thought it would be, the bed was soooo comfortable. It has everything you need, plenty of utensils ect and plenty of cupboard space. The hot tub was perfect as it has the sun on it all day. Really cute hut !! Will definitely be back xx

    Reviewed by Leah4.4Aug 2022

  • "Absolutely beautiful Shepherds hut."

    . clean and cosy and well equipped on a lovely park. The hot tub perfect with a view of the sea..

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely little hut, not as isolated as it looks in pictures, it's at the top if a glamping site but it still feels like it's your own."

    Hot tub is a nice feature and the outside space is well kept. Café/pub/restaurant nearby is very reasonably priced, good food, staff very friendly. Not much to Skinningrove, a small shop/post office, beach within easy walking distance, nice stretch with sandy dunes. Walked to Saltburn, Staithes also nearby. Overall a lovely little base, plenty of storage for belongings considering the size of the hut. It's well thought out and has what you need, wi-fi & TV excellent. Cooking is a bit of a challenge due to hotplates being slow to heat but it's workable for simple meals and it did the job for the small hut, not used the oven. Fridge/freezer excellent during the heatwave! We were very lucky with the weather and enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Gudrun4.4Jul 2022

  • "Fantastic weekend break, peacefull & relaxing setting, hot tub amazing."

    Would definately reccomend to family/friends and book again.

    Reviewed by Joy5.0Jun 2022

  • "Lovely place to stay, very cute and intimate."

    Would defisntly recommend to anyone who's looking for a short romantic break away.

    Reviewed by Jade5.0Apr 2022

  • "Lovely position being highest up and a quiet location."

    Everything was lovely, cute place with everything you need, hot tub, views.

    Reviewed by David5.0Mar 2022

  • "A very enjoyable week in the hut with sun all week."

    Difficult to cook anything on the hotplates as they didn't get hot enough. Needs new pillows as one lumpy and the other hard which made a good night's sleep impossible for me. Unfortunately we didn't find out the heated massage chairs were broken but they were comfortable.

    Reviewed by Peter4.4Mar 2022

  • "Lovely clean and tidy property ."

    Really lovely location as nice and quiet with sea views and not overlooked . The property owner has thought of all the things you might need whilst away which was lovely to have access to all cooking equipment and cleaning products if needed. Really comfy bed with lots of space. The property owner was very approachable if needed anything and responsed quickly .

    Reviewed by Philippa5.0Mar 2022

  • "Took food with the intention of cooking, two ring hob took forever to heat, couldn’t find any Wi-Fi code so couldn’t access."

    But other than that had a good time

    Reviewed by Rob3.1Mar 2022

  • "Shepherds hut with a hot tub and all the facilities/space we needed for a relaxing break away."

    The access route through a working area is not inviting however once you arrive at the property the views are lovely and it was very peaceful. Would certainly return.

    Reviewed by Paula5.0Feb 2022

  • "The shepherds hut was brilliant we would highly recommend a break there , near the beach too which if you want a seaside break it’s spot on."

    The village shop and post office was well stocked and the proprietor very friendly

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jan 2022

  • "Excellent property in an excellent location."

    Had everything we needed for a weeks stay.

    Reviewed by Jason5.0Jan 2022

  • "Lovely stay."

    .amazing area..will definitely be returning

    Reviewed by Kelly5.0Dec 2021

  • "Great little get away place would book it again."


    Reviewed by Wallis4.7Dec 2021

  • "Great hot tub!"

    Big and comfy bed. Love the thick warm duvey and the fire place.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Dec 2021

  • "Spent the weekend here for a romantic anniversary treat, lovely little, comfortable hut and hot tub a treat."

    Very quiet and comfy bed. Had everything we needed. Great restaurant 5 minute walk away.

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Dec 2021

  • "The shepherds hut looked amazing online and quite rural , when you arrive you drive past sheds/diggers/lorries then you see the hut which had a huge JCB digger parked next door to it."

    The hut is not as remote as the photos would lead you to believe and houses are actually quite close. On entering the property we discovered it to be large with plenty enough storage for the two of us but everything looked tired, towels were well worn , bedding was bobbled, pots and pans were dirty. Later that day we wanted a glass of wine and discovered there were no wine glasses , we told the owner and he kindly left some glasses for us the following day with chocolates and wine as an apology. The owner made us aware that for the cooker we could only use the hob or the oven at once otherwise if we used both it would blow the fuse , we were told that a replacement cooker had been ordered but this was not replaced during our stay which turned out to be a pain. Once we saw through all of this we did have a nice stay as there is plenty to do in the area, sadly on the last day our stay was spoilt again . On the instructions it states that the property is ours until 10am, with this in mind we decided not to rush , so at 8am I stepped into the shower and then I could hear my husband chatting to someone who turned out to be the cleaner, she was outside cleaning the hot tub which was somewhat awkward as the blinds have gaps in them and I wanted to get changed !!! She then sat down outside waiting for us to leave , which we were both quite somewhat shocked at . Sadly we would not return to the property but the area is one would recommend.

    Reviewed by Cheryl2.5Nov 2021

  • "Very comfortable shepherds hut - nice to be on the edge of a quiet camping/glamping site so felt very quiet without being isolated."

    Hot tub is a bonus!

    Reviewed by Helen4.1Oct 2021

  • "The inside of the shepherds hut would benefit from a good deep clean, especially the bathroom."

    Shower drain was completely blocked with hair ( it was disgusting) and water then ran free after I unblocked it. Thankfully lots of cleaning materials available. Some of the furnishings are quite worn and towels old and small so missed the wow factor we have experienced in other properties. This property is in a great location, wonderful hot tub, very comfortable chairs and bed and tv with Netflix.We loved it here!

    Reviewed by Michael4.4Sep 2021

  • "Lovely shepherds hut with everything you could need."

    Ideally located to explore the local beauty spots along the coast. Stargazing from the hot tub is just an added bonus. Would definitely go back.

    Reviewed by Fay4.4Sep 2021

  • "The sea view from the hut, the log burner in the evening and of course the hot tub."

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Jul 2021

  • "Wow amazing."

    A Treat at the Lady Bird Retreat. Perfect

    Reviewed by Janet5.0May 2021

  • "Lovely clean shepherd hut, met expectations."

    Hot tub great after walking . Stove kept us cosy on one rainy day. Friendly staff on site and helpful to find the hut on arriving.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0May 2021

  • "Loved the Lady Bird Retreat."

    We were 'kennelled' up inside one day due to the wet weather but we were very cosy. Looking at the stars from the hot tub was amazing and a real treat to go inside where the log burner was burning. Being selfish, we would love to keep this gem a secret! We have already booked to return in October next year.

    Reviewed by Tina5.0Oct 2020

  • "Great little hut."

    .. private and quiet.. the owner Mike was very helpful.. will definitely return.

    Reviewed by Sheridan5.0Sep 2020

  • "It was a lovely shepherds hut, plenty of space and good facilities, the hot tub was a lovely touch"

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Jul 2020

  • "Lovely retreat, hot tub clean and warm"

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Mar 2020

  • "Wonderful little retreat in a quiet village."

    Great access to Cleveland Way or public transport for exploring further afield. That’s if you can tear yourself away from the snug and cosy shepherds hut and relaxing hot tub, we loved it.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Feb 2020

  • "Extremely peaceful location, perfect little get away!"

    Wonderful staff and food at the Kaskane also

    Reviewed by Joshua5.0Feb 2020

  • "Great place to stay, ideal break for 2 and has everything you need when you want a cosy few days away."

    Hot tub was great to watch the stars at night. Hoping to book again soon.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Feb 2020

  • "Lovely Shepard’s Hut ."

    Perfect for a couple. Very private and comfortable. Inside was clean and comfortable and had everything we needed in the facilities. Log burner was great really heated up the place and made it cosy. The hot tub was brilliant too and was always hot, I believe it was checked daily but we were never disturbed or even knew anyone was there. WiFi was great. Parking right outside the hut on the private land. Had to call the owner for exact directions to get in as didn’t want to just drive into private land, but he directed us perfectly and stayed on the line till we found where we were going. Really couldn’t fault the place or the owner, everything and everyone we came into contact with was perfect.

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Jan 2020

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  • Studio accommodation
  • Open-plan living, kitchen, dining area with woodburner and super king-size bed
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC.
  • Electric heating with woodburner
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, smart TV, WiFi, selection of books
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off road parking
  • Patio area with hot tub
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 mins walk
  • Note: Although the property is all ground floor, there are steps up into the property
  • Note: No children allowed at this property including infants

The property

Lady Bird Retreat is a spacious retreat located near the village of Skinningrove in North Yorkshire.

This idyllic shepherd hut will make the perfect base for a romantic getaway, or for those looking to explore the area.

As you enter the hut you are welcomed by an open-plan living area, which boasts a well-equipped kitchen, small dining space and a cosy sitting area, posing a woodburning stove.

Here, you will also find a TV, WiFi and reclining chairs to ease those tired muscles after a hard day’s walk.

To the back of the property is a spacious, comfortable super-king size bed.

The shower room within the hut hosts a full-sized cubicle with electric shower, basin and WC.

This cottage is ideally situated, where the local shop and pub can be located within a five-minute walk.

Moreover, the beach is less than half a mile away where you can watch the birdlife nesting the imposing cliffs or just a little further on enjoy the long golden sandy beach and dunes.

From the harbour you can join the renowned Cleveland Way and enjoy a beautiful walk to the seaside spa town of Saltburn with its cliff railway and pier.

The location is a fabulous base to explore the coast with Whitby being an easy drive away or venture in land to explore the pretty market towns of Guisborough or Helmsley.

Lady Bird Retreat is truly a lovely stay whatever the season.

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About the location


Saltburn 6 miles; Whitby 15 miles.

The former fishing village of Skinningrove sits on the Cleveland Way, and offers visitors a collection of quaint cottages, a shop and a pub, as well as a sandy beach. Ideally placed for visiting attractions such as the Abbey and harbour at Whitby, the village of Staithes, pretty Runswick Bay and the rest of the coast, the village is also a good base for exploring the dramatic scenery of the North York Moors National Park, making it a great location for all the family.

Note: No children allowed at this property including infants.
Note: Charging of electric vehicles is not permitted

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas