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The Shepherd's Rest

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Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


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

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20 Customer Reviews

  • "Amazing location, a beautiful , clean, well managed shepherds hut The owners ..."

    Amazing location, a beautiful , clean, well managed shepherds hut The owners couldn’t do enough to help which made our stay incredible we will certainly be returning

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Mar 2024

  • "What a lovely little find !"

    Perfect for a 3 night stay. Great location, great hosts who made sure we got settled in Ok but didn’t intrude at all. The incline to the hut could be a challenge for some but was fine for us. Loved it and would recommend to anyone looking for a short break away from it all :-)

    Reviewed by Vicki3.8Feb 2024

  • "This is a wonderful shepherd’s hut, very well set up in a beautiful spot."

    The views from the deck are stunning. The owner was very friendly and couldn’t have been more helpful. We had to leave early as my daughter became ill during our stay. The owner was extremely helpful and genuinely concerned and this made our having to pack up and leave quickly much easier. It is a fabulous area for walking and the local fish and chips were great! We will be back! Thank you.

    Reviewed by Suzie5.0Feb 2024

  • "Superb! Loved it!"

    Mike was very friendly and helpful. Accomodation looked brand new. We had everything we needed, stunning views and felt completely relaxed. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Dec 2023

  • "Lovely cabin comfy clean."

    Mike meet us and took our luggage up to the cabin.on his uad bike.which was very nice of him.. waking up to beautiful views . Defiantly would stay again

    Reviewed by Alison4.4Nov 2023

  • "Mike and Carolyn were really good hosts!"

    !! They really helped us through our stay!!! But allowed us solitude and privacy .

    Reviewed by George5.0Oct 2023

  • "A fantastically located Shepherds Hut with stunning views of Robin Hood’s Bay and surrounding countryside."

    Very well maintained, very clean and fitted with all you will need for a great glamping experience. There was ample parking space at the bottom of the field with access up the hill to the hut across the field. Would recommend some boots for the walk in wetter times. We weathered storm Babet in the Hut with no problems at all, felt extremely safe and cosy in there. The owners were extremely helpful and friendly.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Oct 2023

  • "Just had a restful 4 day break at the Shepherds Hut."

    The hut had everything you could possibly need, beautiful soft towels, endless hot water, comfortable bed and a lovely cosy feel. Mike greeted us and made us feel welcome. The car was a little distance from the hut so he wisked our bags up to the hut on his quad. Lovely clear skies for star watching, great scenery with a fantastic Seaview... lots of places to visit locally, Robin Hoods Bay (get you hill climbing legs ready) Whitby and the Abbey to name a few. Don't forget the fish and chips and ice cream........ highly recommended...

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Oct 2023

  • "Amazing place!"

    If you want peace and quiet, this is the place. I loved every moment and it was the perfect place to take a much needed rest. The quad bike delivery of luggage up and down the hill was a great help too :-)

    Reviewed by Vanessa5.0Oct 2023

  • "Absolutely loved my stay at the shepherds rest."

    The hut is beautiful and had everything I needed, the location is absolutely stunning and so peaceful and quiet. Enjoyed waking up and having breakfast on the deck watching the sheep and the world go by. Mike was very welcoming and accommodating, very much appreciated having my luggage taken up and back down the hill upon arrival and leaving. Such a lovely stay. Look forward to staying again in the future!

    Reviewed by Samuel5.0Sep 2023

  • "Beautiful shepherds hut!"

    As per description 150 ft from car park is accurate ( should say vertical!) Owner very attentive and helpful Would go again!

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Sep 2023

  • "It was a lovely place to stay with great views."

    The host were pleasant and attentive and welcoming, myself and my partner loved our time here.

    Reviewed by Robyn4.4Aug 2023

  • "We had a wonderful few days at the Shepherds Rest and would like to thank Mike and Carolyn for their welcome and hospitality."

    The accommodation is cosy and compact with wonderful views. We would recommend it to anyone.

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2023

  • "Lovely, clean & cosy accomodation with wonderful views."

    Mike & Carolyn made us very welcome & were eager to please.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Aug 2023

  • "We had a wonderful stay at The Shepherd's Rest Everything you needed was there, ..."

    We had a wonderful stay at The Shepherd's Rest Everything you needed was there, even a bottle of prosecco on arrival A good base for visiting Scarborough and Whitby The hosts Mike and Caroline were lovely and nearby if we needed anything We will definitely book again

    Reviewed by Annette5.0Jul 2023

  • "A lovely little property."

    Spacious, clean, comfortable and with everything you could possibly need. The owners were fantastic, Mike even took our luggage up to the door for us! We will definitely be booking this little gem again.

    Reviewed by Wendy-lee5.0Jul 2023

  • "Fantastic base for 3 nights."

    Super comfy, well equipped and cosy. Not too hot but not cold either. Hosts were communicative and attentive. A really great location and stunning views. Would highly recommend and stay again.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Jul 2023

  • "We had a lovely week at the Shepherd's Rest."

    We were complete newbies at self-catering and had really no idea what to expect, but the owners Mike and Carolyn had thought of everything we might need and were so friendly and welcoming. The hut was very well appointed and cosy and the views are just stunning. We enjoyed our bottle of prosecco sitting on the decking in the sunshine on the final evening, wishing we could stay for another week!

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Jun 2023

  • "We had a fabulous stay at The Shepherds Rest."

    Amazing location with fabulous view towards the Bay. The hosts were lovely and helpful. Would highly recommend for couples that love the outdoors.

    Reviewed by Maggie5.0May 2023

  • "This property is set on a farm sitting alone overlooking the Bay."

    It is a lovely little hut plenty big enough for 2 to have a secluded and comfortable stay. Everything you need is there. The owners are a lovely couple who greeted us on arrival and left a lovely package of drinks inc a bottle of Prosecco and tasty biscuits. The area is stunning. The most beautiful views. Great places to visit and the Bay has some lovely places to eat. Well worth a visit but bring your walking shoes

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Apr 2023

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  • Studio-style layout with double bed, kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Fully heated
  • Hob, microwave, fridge
  • TV
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off-road parking 150 metres from the Shepherds hut
  • Garden
  • Sorry, no pets, no smoking
  • Shop 0.6 miles, pub 0.5 miles, beach 1 mile
  • Note: To ensure the maximum seclusion and privacy possible, the last 150 yds from the car park to your accommodation is only accessible on foot
  • Note: This property is on a small holding which includes, sheep, chickens and a further variety of animals, if the gate is left open they may appear at the property
  • Note: This property is not suitable for children and is designed for couples only

The property

Tucked away in the picturesque village of Robin Hood’s Bay in North Yorkshire, is this fantastic studio-style holiday home, ‘The Shepherd's Rest’.

Enjoying a superb location on a smallholding nestling amongst open farmland within the North York Moors National Park in an elevated position on a hillside offering exceptional views across the moors and uninterrupted sea views, The Shepherd's Rest is a fabulous choice for couples seeking a romantic escape.

The property benefits from off-road parking, this is located about 150 yds from the hut which has its own fenced garden, and on-site animals including friendly sheep, ducks and chickens which may come and say hello during your stay.

This property faces south so when it's out the sun can be enjoyed all day from morning till night - 2 sun loungers and 1 tree suspended hammock chair provided. There is no other accommodation within 200 yds of this shepherd’s hut which makes it an unusually secluded and private place with uninterrupted views through 360 degrees of open country-side and the sea where it is not unusual for you to spot seals and dolphins throughout the year with even the odd whale in summer in the Bay to say nothing of the spectacular sunrises and sunsets and the night sky.

Due to the location, it is not unusual for foxes, badgers, hares, owls and buzzards to come within a few meters of the hut.

A spotting telescope is mounted on the verandah rail for your enjoyment - guests like to scour the coastline and moors to see where they are going to explore next.

Inside, you will find a delightful open plan living space, featuring a well-equipped kitchen for rustling up tasty dishes, ready to enjoy at the dining table for two or alfresco with a view, and an inviting sitting area with plush sofa and a TV, ideal for evenings relaxing in front of a much-loved film.

Continue through to find a well-appointed shower room where you can freshen up at the end of the day, before climbing into the sumptuous double bed to catch some well-deserved rest.

Explore the village, where you can stock up on essentials at the convenience store, enjoy leisurely strolls with fresh fish and chips in hand courtesy of the Fish Box, treat your other half to a meal at the Grosvenor, Fylingdales Inn and Brambles Bistro, followed by a drink at the Smugglers Ale House, delve into history at the Robin Hood’s Bay Museum, the Yorkshire Coast Dino-saur and Fossil Museum, and the National Trust – Old Coastguard Station, or spend a fun-filled day at the beach.

Next stop is Whitby, where you can climb the famous 199 Steps, tour the magnificent Whitby Abbey, hike along The Cinder Track, embark on a boat trip to go fishing or seal and whale watching, tour the Whitby Museum, hook your catch of the day along the West Pier or catch a live performance at the Whitby Pavilion.

Further afield, you’ll find Scarborough, home to a remarkable castle, the amusements of Luna Park and Alpamare, the Scarborough Open Air Theatre, and Peasholm Park.

Adventure awaits at The Shepherd's Rest.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Whitby 6 miles; Scarborough 17 miles.

Robin Hood's Bay, with its narrow cobbled streets and quaint cottages, is one of the most picturesque villages on the English coastline. Situated between Scarborough and Whitby, this charming old fishing village is to be found nestling at the edge of a wide sweeping bay backed by spectacular cliffs and dramatic moorland scenery, and was once home to author Leo Walmsley. All holidaymakers will love the beach and its cliff-top walks, whilst more serious walkers will enjoy the many long distance trails that pass through the Cleveland Way, the Lyke Wake Walk and the Coast to Coast walks which all take in Robin Hood’s Bay. The village amenities are superb, with charming alleyways to explore and plenty of places to rest, relax and take refreshment. A perfect base for enjoying the Yorkshire Coast.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas