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High Grounds Shepherd's Hut

(Ref. 1104961)

Boylestone near Ashbourne, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Broadband / WiFi

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50 Customer Reviews

  • "The shepherd hut and hot tub was absolutely stunning."

    We had the best stay. I would love to go back one day. All the little homely touches in the hut were just stunning.

    Reviewed by Kelsey5.0May 2024

  • "Lovely"

    Reviewed by Darren5.0Apr 2024

  • "Highly recommend."

    We had a fantastic relaxed stay. Don't hesitate in booking!

    Reviewed by Brooklyn5.0Mar 2024

  • "From the moment of our arrival, it was beautiful, peaceful and tranquil."

    Everything was as described, and even better than we imagined. Tucked away at the top of the farm, a totally private getaway. Opening the door to a surprise was a special touch- couple of delicious brownies and a bottle of bubbles. Alice and Tom go beyond being wonderful hosts, they’re extremely helpful and nothing was too much at any time. Stunning views from the hut and hot tub and both of which were immaculate, clean and cosy. Currently starting to write this review at 6:30am on the morning we are leaving after being woken by the wildlife - a very persistent pheasant who wants to get into the hot tub! We can’t blame him, it’s a lovely place to sit and soak up the beauty surrounding it- even better with Storm Kathleen whipping around us. Not that we minded the wake up call at all- it’s lovely to be so close to nature and very amusing no matter what the time. Even in the midst of a storm, we slept peacefully and deeply on both nights. Cooking was easy enough, but a must do for every visitor is definitely a meal at the holly bush (a short drive away). We will certainly be back (as someone who’s partner likes to travel and not particularly visit the same place over and over, this was that special it’s definitely somewhere we will come back to again and again). We have recommended several friends to come visit here because of how incredible it is. We will be back to this little bit of paradise soon. Thank you again Alice & Tom, you guys have created something very special and totally nailed being fantastic hosts. J&M

    Reviewed by James5.0Mar 2024

  • "Everything was perfect, slightly difficult to find however easy to follow ..."

    Everything was perfect, slightly difficult to find however easy to follow instructions were given before arrival, comfy bed, everything was clean, facilities were great, friendly host however face to face interaction isn’t required, host went above and beyond for my special occasion request, perfect location, shops and restaurants are all atleast 5 miles away however there are good pubs and restaurants around, absolutely no complaints

    Reviewed by Faye5.0Mar 2024

  • "We had a lovely stay in the Shepherds hut and the hosts were very responsive."

    We were initially confused about the cooking situation (hob/oven) however, the air fryer did not disappoint. The wood fired hot tub was a Labour of love but, when it was up to temperature it was great. Overall, loved our stay the bed was super comfortable and everything was clean with blankets and heaters if needed - would stay again!!

    Reviewed by Edward4.7Mar 2024

  • "It was perfect couldn’t fault much, the pillows were a-bit flat and low but that’s all!"

    was an amazing place and would definitely stay again :))

    Reviewed by Ethan5.0Feb 2024

  • "The hut was beautiful, we had made early requests which were all fulfilled perfectly, the hut wasn’t cold at all with the fire, the hot tub was prefect."

    Couldn’t fault anything & would definitely stay again if the chance came about.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Feb 2024

  • "We had a mid week break at this beautiful hut."

    We had a welcome gift of bubbles and brownies ( which were delicious), the hot tub was prewarmed. We could not fault the facilities or the location. The hut has everything you would need. We stayed at one of the coldest weeks and the hut was kept cosy and warm with an electric radiator and log burner. Thank you Alice and Tom

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Jan 2024

  • "We had an absolutely amazing time at our stay in the shepherds hut."

    It was so cosy and really well equipped! Alice and Tom were absolutely fantastic hosts especially when we got a bit of car trouble with all the flooding, they were so informative and always on hand if we needed them! Overall, and excellent stay and we would definitely visit again!

    Reviewed by Olivia5.0Jan 2024

  • "The shepherds hut had everything we could wish for :) Thank you so much for being wonderful hosts"

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Dec 2023

  • "A wonderful, peaceful break in this beautiful property."

    A well stocked kitchen of equipment and lil treats and gorgeous scenery. If you're looking to escape from reality this is perfect.

    Reviewed by Danni5.0Dec 2023

  • "We had an absolutely wonderful stay at High Grounds Shepherd’s Hut."

    Alice and Tom were such wonderful hosts and nothing was too much trouble. The hut is decked out with everything you’d need and with lovely little touches from the hosts. It was super comfortable and cosy and the hot tub was fabulous! Wonderful views and a perfect escape from London! So much so we stayed an extra night! Thank you so much

    Reviewed by Natalie5.0Nov 2023

  • "Me and my partner stayed here and it was the perfect little getaway."

    We stayed for 3 nights and it was all perfect. the owners are so lovley and if we needed anything they were there at all times to help. They had everything we needed when we got there plus more! Had little treats for us upon arrival. Will 100% be returning to this place as we just loved it! Felt like we were a million miles away from anything but everything we needed was in distance and again, they helped us anytime we needed them. 100% recommended!!!

    Reviewed by Chloe5.0Oct 2023

  • "Alice and Tom were fantastic hosts."

    The hut provided all that we required and more. They even stoked the hot tub fire for our arrival - such a lovely touch. The area is very secluded with neighbouring sheep, squirrels and pheasants for company - not to mention being serenaded by a cow or owl or two each evening! We enjoyed the hot showers and cozy fires after some beautifully brisk autumn walks and felt totally spoilt and peaceful amongst their little patch of paradise.

    Reviewed by Virginia5.0Oct 2023

  • "High Grounds Shepard’s Hut was the perfect little getaway to wind down from busy city life."

    It was a lovely little hut that was cosy, clean and homely! The hot tub made it perfect to relax in the sunny crisp air with a glass of Prosecco while taking in all the wildlife and scenic views around! The owners Alice and Tom were lovely and very happy to help with any queries or questions about our stay and made us feel very welcomed. There was a guide within the hut that told you about the hut and everything you needed to know as well as some recommendations for tasty food and drink around, we took a walk to The Horseshoes for Sunday dinner and it did not disappoint!! Would highly recommend and would definitely stay again!! It is the most perfect little staycation away for a couple! Thanks Alice and Tom!

    Reviewed by Maddie5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lovely hut if your looking to go unwind this is the place."

    Peaceful and really quite would highly recommend and will 100% be booking again

    Reviewed by Jacob5.0Oct 2023

  • "A perfect mini honeymoon."

    We couldn't have wished for a more perfect place to spend it. The owners left us to enjoy our few days but were just round the corner if we needed anything which we didn't as everything was just right. Thank you so much and we will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Phil5.0Sep 2023

  • "You would have to be really nit picking to find any issues with the Shepard's Hut, its a nice peaceful area and easy to find."

    You can tell the owners have put a lot of care and attention into the hut, from having custom art near the bed welcoming you to the hut, to having a shower with proper pressure. I love that we had been provided a information pack, with all the information we would have wanted, such a local shops, attractions and how to use anything at the hut, like heating the hot tub etc. I would highly recommend this to anyone and everyone, you wouldn't regret the time here!

    Reviewed by Nick5.0Sep 2023

  • "The hut is a beautiful place to stay and has everything you need for your stay."

    Inside the hut is clean and well laid out, the attention to detail makes the space work perfectly. It was a lovely welcome to find a couple of slices of cake and Prosecco in the fridge, along with milk. We met Tom on our arrival, but other than that we didn’t see the hosts. They were nearby if we needed them but we had no issues and the welcome pack gave us all the info we needed for our stay. There was more than enough wood for the hot tub which was nice to relax in looking out onto the fields. The location is wonderful, looking out over the fields, only noise is the local wildlife and odd cow. During our stay we ventured out a couple of days, plenty of things to do in the surrounding area for a short car ride. We enjoyed some lovely pub lunches, tea and cake at local cafes and we had a beaut Indian takeaway that was listed in the welcome pack. All in all we absolutely loved our few days here.

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Aug 2023

  • "A beautiful spot with a lovely view ."

    The Shepherds hut had Everything we needed and some lovely extras. Very comfortable bed. The hot tub was easy to keep warm. We had a very relaxing stay.

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Aug 2023

  • "If you’re looking to escape from the world then here’s an idyllic bolt hole, can’t fault anything about it to be honest, we didn’t even have to bother our hosts as everything you need is supplied in and around the hut."

    The hut has a tardis interior and is clean, comfortable and practical with a touch of personal. The hot tub is a great addition ➕ easily attended to, how anyone could run out of kindling or wood is beyond me we were there for 3 nights and didn’t make a dent in the supply. Great way to end your day with your partner. The location is perfect tho you will need to drive to visit the area which is only to be expected, the farm dog made us laugh with his inquisitive nature especially when he was in the hole in the wall with his head poking out and Harry the hare joined us in the adjacent field for a bit of music and hot tubbing in the evening. My girlfriend didn’t want to go home which cost me another small fortune in one of the many superb local pubs which we found to be friendly and fair priced, we will definitely be returning to the hut on the hill

    Reviewed by Neal5.0Aug 2023

  • "Absolutely beautiful place, stunning little property with everything you could possible need."

    We would definitely recommend and will most certainly return.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jul 2023

  • "Despite the weather we had a fantastic time at High Grounds Shepherds Hut."

    We were not able to arrive until later so we really appreciated the hot tub being heated for our arrival and everything being laid out. The directions were easy to follow. The lodge itself was immaculate however we did struggle to find space for the small cooker to make our bbq - although we appreciate the extra facility within the small space. The brownies and prosecco were a lovely touch especially after we had declined any extras - thank you for making our first anniversary lovely despite the rain :)

    Reviewed by Katie4.7Jul 2023

  • "Had a fabulous time staying at the Shepherd’s Hut."

    Would definitely go back really comfortable loved the hot tub!

    Reviewed by Debra5.0Jul 2023

  • "Perfect space with everything you need."

    So much attention to detail. Very relaxing and private. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Gill5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had a wonderful weekend."

    Alice and Tom have a fabulous place and are amazing hosts. Attention to detail is perfect.

    Reviewed by Rachael5.0Jun 2023

  • "Excellent views amazing peaceful lovely little touches milk tea coffee a bottle ..."

    Excellent views amazing peaceful lovely little touches milk tea coffee a bottle of bubbles in the fridge the silence was deafening heaven

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Jun 2023

  • "Couldn't fault this stay."

    Was the perfect place to go for a weekend away! Really quite lovely place and great communication with the owners before during and after our stay! Highly recommend

    Reviewed by Tiegan5.0Jun 2023

  • "Had the most wonderful weekend, the small touches within the hut really made us feel like we were at home!"

    i can’t thank you guys enough!

    Reviewed by Faye5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had the most wonderful stay at High Grounds Shepherds Hut!"

    The hut is beautifully decorated with such attention to detail. Everything is perfect about this little piece of heaven! The hot tub is fab and so easy to use. The location is stunning, private but with easy access to the main road to Ashbourne. Tom and Alice added some beautiful special touches on our arrival for our minimoon. We would 100% recommend staying here!

    Reviewed by Jessica5.0May 2023

  • "A little piece of paradise!"

    !! Immaculately clean, the comfiest bed ever, absolutely stunning tranquil location, ideal for completely relaxation. I highly recommend NOT using the hut as a base to go off and visit other things in the area, but rather, to completely do it justice, spend your time sat outside at the little table and chairs (or in the hot tub with the bubbles off) and simply enjoy the birdsong (we identified over 15 different species!). We came straight from our wedding and had a really lovely few days escaping everything. The hosts Tom and Alice were really lovely, and had provided loads of little touches. Everything that you could need is provided for you. We can't wait to come back again!

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely location, private and isolated."

    Everything was supplied in the hut and we had a very comfortable two night stay. Hot tub was fantastic with amazing views! Highly recommend and would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Apr 2023

  • "The log burner hot tub was a problem for us."

    The owner lit if for us ready for arrival which was lovely. But we struggling to get it fired up.we were running out kindling and logs because the fire kept going out. They was a little lighter that was useless I rang the owner he bought matches and kindling said he would come back with some more but never did. Otherwise was everything was good

    Hi Lesley, We are sorry you found it difficult to use the log burner. We supply more than enough kindling and logs for everyones stay with us, and also replenish it if people do run out which is unusual due to the amount we leave out. To light the fire we leave fire lighters with matches or a cigarette lighter which is all you need to fire it up, there isn’t anything else that would be required. In the welcome pack we do leave a detailed guide on how to light the fires as we are aware some people might not be familiar with this. We are also always on hand if people have any problems during their stay, and came to help straight away without delay. We also make it clear in all our correspondence with guests that we are here to help at any time, and to just let us know. Thanks very much. Alice & Tom Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lesley4.7Apr 2023

  • "Overall lovely stay."

    The hosts were very kind to leave us some cake, Prosecco and a small milk in the fridge upon our arrival. The stay offered a private location with far reaching views. There was plenty of firewood and kindling for both the fire and the hot tub but also is it was very easy to ask for more if/when needed. The surrounding villages offered a lovely place to walk and the bigger towns of Ashbourne, Tutbury and Hatton were all within a short drive, all offering lovely views, shops and local cafes/ restaurants. I would highly recommend a meal at The Cow! The food was amazing and came from a recommendation of the hosts that was all provided in their handy welcome book. I would highly recommend to anyone and I would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Bradie5.0Mar 2023

  • "Brilliant location and very private, milk and lovely biscuits ready in the fridge, thanks for that !"

    ! The owners Tom and Alice are very helpful and were always available. Perfect getaway for two !!!

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Mar 2023

  • "The hut is gorgeous and the perfect size to feel cozy but spacious enough to live in for a few days."

    The location is great for walking straight from the hut, or driving into the Peak District which we did several times during our stay. The hot tub and fire within the hut are easy to manage and keep the place nice and warm! All the facilities you need are there and Alice and Tom are very quick to help you out with anything you need. If you're looking for a country get away with a partner, then this will be perfect for you!

    Reviewed by Alex5.0Mar 2023

  • "Alice and Tom were very friendly and helpful, fridge was stocked with a bottle of bubblie and 2 cupcakes that were delicious, tea and coffee was provided with milk so everything was thought of, hotub was warm when we arrived and they left us to our own devices."

    Was the perfect getaway for our 22nd wedding anniversary. Thank you Alice and Tom

    Reviewed by Ian4.7Mar 2023

  • "A wonderful retreat with a rolling hillside view: with the hot tube outside made even more special."

    Great location very nice. Owners were so helpful and supplied a comprehensive welcoming information. The accommodation was amazing- will look to book again

    Reviewed by Omar5.0Mar 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay, the hut was just as described."

    It was close to all the places we wanted to go and close to shops if we ever needed anything. Service was so helpful and would help whenever we asked.

    Reviewed by Sophie5.0Feb 2023

  • "We absolutely loved our stay!"

    This was honestly one of the cosiest places I have ever stayed and it was just the perfect first trip away with my boyfriend. The Shepards hut offered a private space at the top of the farm for my boyfriend and I to chill out and relax together, enjoying the facilities like the beautiful hot tub and the lovely open fire inside the hut. I also loved the fact that if I did have any problems I knew I would be able to go down to the farm and ask someone. The interior and exterior of this place was just lovely and I would honestly recommend it to anyone. The only downfall would be the signal to the TV as it wouldn’t work at times, but the fact we were left with a helpful book of things to do nearby, we were never once bored. The book tells you everything ranging from places to eat , walks to do and even takeaway and taxi companies. The book also tells you how to work the hot tub, open fire … etc , which I also found helpful. I can’t thank the hosts enough for making this trip so special for me and my boyfriend. I loved every second.

    Reviewed by Georgia5.0Dec 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at the hut, it was really nicely decorated and presented."

    Really like the welcome pack with all the information in like local takeaways, restaurants, things to do. It would've been nice to have an umbrella/parasol over the seating and/or hot tub for sitting out even when raining. Other than that, it was a lovely week away and not too far from walks and attractions.

    Reviewed by Katy4.7Nov 2022

  • "Me and my Partner stayed here for his 30th birthday last weekend and we had the best time."

    Couldn't recommend this place enough! The shepards hut is beautiful and tucked nicely out of the way at the top of the farm. We woke in the morning to a field of cows outside our window, which was a great view whist we enjoyed our breakfast. Even the October weather didn't stop us from jumping into the hot tub! Fantastic if you want a nice peaceful break away with beautiful views! We will definitely be returning again next year!

    Reviewed by Latola5.0Oct 2022

  • "Alice and Tom were very friendly and helpful as well as giving us space and privacy."

    The hut was very clean, very comfortable and a joy to live in for a week.

    Reviewed by Jo5.0Oct 2022

  • "The shepherds hut was so lovely and cosy, perfect for two of us."

    It has been done up so well with lots of little nice touches - the log burner in particular was great in the chilly mornings! The hot tub was also amazing! Alice and Tom were brilliant hosts and really helped with all our queries. We couldn’t recommend enough!

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Oct 2022

  • "Lovely time at High Grounds Tom and Alice really helpful Hot tub all ready when ..."

    Lovely time at High Grounds Tom and Alice really helpful Hot tub all ready when arrived Would definitely go again Thank You

    Reviewed by John5.0Oct 2022

  • "A beautiful property and immaculately clean."

    For those wanting a relaxing break with all the home comforts this is the place to go. The owners even had the hot tub warmed for our arrival. A very simple check in and out process too. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Oct 2022

  • "The hut was absolutely beautiful, and had everything we needed."

    Perfect for a quiet little getaway.

    Reviewed by Joseph5.0Sep 2022

  • "The property is well equipped and a little piece of luxury tucked away in beautiful surroundings."

    The owners were very helpful and had clearly thought of everything one could need.

    Reviewed by Lyndsey5.0Sep 2022

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

    Alice and Tom have thought of everything you could need for your stay, they even warmed up the hot tub for our arrival and left some really lovely touches for us. We had just got married so they left us congratulations balloons, prosecco, and cakes! The hut is in the most beautiful surroundings, it is private but at the same time Alice and Tom are only close by if you need anything. It is extremely clean and very comfortable. We would definitely recommend it and are already talking about coming back!

    Reviewed by Katie5.0Aug 2022

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  • Single-storey
  • Studio-style layout with double bed, kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, and WC
  • Electric heating and woodburning stove
  • Air Fryer, fridge with freezer compartment
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel, power, and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent (extra blankets provided for the colder weather)
  • Travel cot available
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Outdoor patio with furniture, charcoal barbecue, and wood-fired hot tub (2 bathrobes available)
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 4.9 miles, pub 0.8 miles
  • Note: The property is set rurally on the owner's working farm
  • Note: There are steps up to the property

The property

Ashbourne 8.4 miles.

Set in Boylestone, near the market town of Ashbourne, Derbyshire, is this single-storey, rustic dwelling, High Grounds Shepherd's Hut.

Enjoying far-reaching views of the Derbyshire countryside, nestled in a rural setting on a working farm, whilst homing a wood-fired hot tub, private outdoor seating area, and a studio-layout, the shepherds hut invites a couple, perfect for a romantic break.

As the sun rises, enjoy a coffee out on the patio area, before returning inside to prepare breakfast and get ready for a day of activities.

After exploring the surrounding villages and a wealth of nature-filled attractions, retire to your abode, freshen up in the contemporary shower room, light the woodburning stove, and soak in the hot tub, before retreating to the plush double bedroom, cosily situated.

If you can tear yourself away from your dwelling, visit Hatton, a neighbouring village, to enjoy a pub lunch at The Tavern, fresh fish and chips from the chip shop or Indian Cuisine before stocking up on the essentials at the nearby Co-op and Nisa.

The family farm offers footpaths that lead to nearby villages and pubs to stop off and rest on your journey.

To dine out, there is The Lighthouse Restaurant, which can be found in the village of Boylestone and The Holly Bush in Church Broughton.

The property is on the edge of the market town of Ashbourne, which hosts a variety of shops, cafes, bars, and restaurants to fuel your day of excursions.

Also within easy reach is the unique landscape of the Peak District National Park, Carsington Water for a peaceful stroll and, Dovedale and Tissington Trail, ideal for a bike ride.

There is also the charming towns of Matlock and Bakewell for a day out and Chatsworth House for a step back in time.

Visit the surrounding villages of Tutbury, home to an ancient castle and a great selection of restaurants to treat yourselves and the village of Sudbury, which also boasts a castle with a courtyard and café.

You can tee up at Church Broughton or get dressed up to the nines with a trip to the town of Uttoxeter, with its popular racecourse.

If you're looking for more of a thrill-seeking or immersive activity, Alton Towers is a short car journey away, featuring over 40 different rides and attractions, Sharkbait Reef is also a must, with over 300 unique species to observe, whilst Weaver Hills is a recommended walking route for those feeling energetic.

Heading towards the county, enjoy tours on Derby Museum and Art Gallery, opt for a guided tour around The Museum of Making at Derby Silk Mill, displaying a history-rich exhibition of innovation, or discover Oakwood/Chaddesden Wood Local Nature Reserve and its local wildlife, set over 23-acres.

Experience the best of Derbyshire at High Grounds Shepherd's Hut.

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

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About the location


Matlock 15.7 miles; Bakewell 16.6 miles; Chatsworth 20.4 miles.

Lying at the southern end of the Peak District, Ashbourne is a perfect example of an English market town - market place with stalls, eccentric street plan, narrow cobbled alleys, coaching inns and almshouses. In its heyday in the 18th-century, the town was a fashionable social centre, and many fine Georgian buildings remain from this period. Today the town still has much to offer in terms of restaurants and inns and is regarded as something of a haven for antique hunters - but don’t expect a bargain! For those who prefer more outdoor pursuits, the Dove and Manifold Valleys are close by and for thrill seekers Alton Towers with its exciting collecting of rides and attractions is just a short drive away.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas