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Lady Bird Retreat

Skinningrove, North York Moors & Coast (Ref. 998292)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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

Reviews & Ratings

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31 Customer Reviews

  • "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 LeahAug 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 AmandaJul 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 GudrunJul 2022

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

    Would definately reccomend to family/friends and book again.

    Reviewed by JoyJun 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 JadeApr 2022

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

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

    Reviewed by DavidMar 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 LesleyMar 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 PhilippaMar 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 RobMar 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 PaulaFeb 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 DianeJan 2022

  • "Excellent property in an excellent location."

    Had everything we needed for a weeks stay.

    Reviewed by JasonJan 2022

  • "Lovely stay."

    .amazing area..will definitely be returning

    Reviewed by KellyDec 2021

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


    Reviewed by WallisDec 2021

  • "Great hot tub!"

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

    Reviewed by AndrewDec 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 SamanthaDec 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 CherylNov 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 HelenOct 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 MichaelSep 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 FaySep 2021

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

    Reviewed by MichelleJul 2021

  • "Wow amazing."

    A Treat at the Lady Bird Retreat. Perfect

    Reviewed by JanetMay 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 AngelaMay 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 TinaOct 2020

  • "Great little hut."

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

    Reviewed by SheridanSep 2020

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

    Reviewed by SharonJul 2020

  • "Lovely retreat, hot tub clean and warm"

    Reviewed by TraceyMar 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 RachelFeb 2020

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

    Wonderful staff and food at the Kaskane also

    Reviewed by JoshuaFeb 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 HelenFeb 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 MichelleJan 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