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Moor Skies

Oxenhope, Yorkshire Dales - South (Ref. 991171)


(70 ratings)

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Broadband / WiFi
  • Open fire
  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Ground floor accommodation

Reviews & Ratings

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68 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely short stay at Moor skies shepherds hut."

    Very clean and comfortable with everything you need for an enjoyable stay. Lovely touches by the owner , Tracey, with milk ( and complimentary flapjack and cookie

    Reviewed by HarryJun 2022

  • "2nd Stay at Moor Skies and once again didnt disappoint."

    Location close to the Haworth Moors perfect for walking, or walking into Howarth itself. The hut has everything you need and if its short of anything which i didnt think it was then Tracy will do her best to accomodate. Recommend a steam railway trip, visit to Bolton Abbey and a little further away Fountains Abbey. After 28 years of visiting Yorkshire and staying in various properties this one comes high on my list.

    Reviewed by KarenJun 2022

  • "Lovely accommodation, spacious and very comfortable in a quiet and tranquil setting with mostly just the sounds of nature."

    The lively weather did of course help and it was great to be able to sit outside in comfort and enjoy the scenery. I would most certainly recommend this lovely Shepherds hut. The owner Tracey was friendly and welcoming.

    Reviewed by ChristineJun 2022

  • "Had a lovely stay at Moor skies did not want to leave our little hideaway shepherds hut."

    Will hopefully return sometime.

    Reviewed by KevinMay 2022

  • "This was our second visit and will be back again."

    Reviewed by SusanMay 2022

  • "Great base to explore local area and bronte country"

    Reviewed by HayleyMay 2022

  • "Really lovely was perfect for a lovely peaceful getaway everything was there ..."

    Really lovely was perfect for a lovely peaceful getaway everything was there that you could possibly need thanks very much for a lovely time

    Reviewed by JeremyMay 2022

  • "Lovely people welcomed us ."

    Fantastic accommodation. Disappointed that we could not have a safe walk into Oxenhope.

    Reviewed by RosemarieApr 2022

  • "What a fabulous little place to stay."

    The views are amazing and the shepherds hut was like a mini home from home. Everything you could possibly need. The milk for a cuppa, the chocolate and gingerbread was a lovely treat waiting for us on arrival after a long drive. Everything was just perfect. Tracey had obviously put a lot of thought into how to make a little place of loveliness and she succeeded. We struck lucky and had some fabulous weather and there are lots of great places not far away to explore. Haworth was a delight as was Brontë Falls. Thank you for a great few days away. We will be back.

    Reviewed by AmandaApr 2022

  • "We had a lovely holiday, a very nice area for walking; only spoilt by snow so maybe not a March holiday."

    We did find the hut a bit draughty at the bed end….window, & the shower room was very chilly; especially when the temperature dropped.I think l would recommend a long weekend stay rather than a week as space is obviously limited, but that is just a personal choice. However there were several cobwebs from light fittings & also in shower room.

    Reviewed by KellyMar 2022

  • "Lovely little hut surrounded by beautiful scenery."

    We walked every day from the doorstep which was fantastic. Already looking at dates for a return visit

    Reviewed by NicolaMar 2022

  • "The shower water was constantly cold."

    We were only there for a couple of days, so we got by, but I would recommend you looking into it. We didn't want to bother you with it at the time, because we were out and about. It was the only small negative of our stay, everything else was perfect and a lovely little place to stay.

    Reviewed by RyanFeb 2022

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Moor Skies."

    The Shepherds Hut is so cosy with lovely views, lots of walks on your doorstep and plenty of wildlife to view from the windows. The hut itself is very well equipped with everything you need to cook a meal and a fold up table to sit and eat it at whilst looking down the valley at the views. Lovely toiletries and plenty of towels to use in the cute shower room. There is a key safe so you can be completely contactless if required and the owner Tracey is around if needed but we were left to get on with our holiday. Tracey kindly text us to make sure we were OK after a big storm and that we were warm enough and had enough blankets which was very thoughtful. The weather was very cold and windy when we stayed but the little log burner gives out a lot of heat plus there are a couple of heaters if required. The bed is very comfy and we slept really well after all the fresh air. We enjoyed exploring Hebden Bridge, lots of vegetarian and vegan food available and fabulous fresh artisan bread from the Blue Sky Bakery. Such a relaxing break and we would thoroughly recommend!

    Reviewed by SarahJan 2022

  • "We had a wonderful Christmas break."

    Everything we needed was there. Owner was very helpful with any queries.

    Reviewed by RebeccaDec 2021

  • "Absolutely fantastic break!"

    Cabin is so cute and cozy in a beautiful setting. Log burning furnis wakes it so warm and inviting (providing you aren't as rubbish as me at lighting it). Mrs Bunton is very friendly and always on hand if needed but otherwise won't bother you at all. My partner and I thoroughly enjoyed it and will definitely be going back.

    Reviewed by RoryDec 2021

  • "Wonderful cosy hut!"

    I arrived at the end of Storm Arwen when the power had been cut off and Tracey couldn't do enough to make me feel welcome, safe and warm - extra duvet, logs and hot water provided. Luckily electric was back on after a day! The hut is so cosy and the log burner is so easy to use and heats the hut without much effort and gives it a really cosy feel. In fact if anything the hut can get too warm! :-) Hut has everything you need for cooking and TV in bed is a luxury too. The location is every hill walkers dream and I will definitely return again (having already stayed before in April 2021). Love this place! Thank you Tracey!

    Reviewed by MariaNov 2021

  • "The hut is lovely and cosy, perfect for a weekend away!"

    Lots of little extras provided e.g coffee, milk, sugar, biscuits! Close by Haworth and walking paths of your taking your dog along. Would definitely recommend and revisit! My only reason for 4 stars and not 5 was due to the WiFi not working and therefore we couldn’t get the Netflix working on the TV. Wasn’t a major issue, just bothered us on a night once we were tucked in bed!

    Reviewed by LaurenNov 2021

  • "Great stay."

    Really cosy little shepherds hut that has everything you need. Beautiful scenery and access to the Dales National Park and other local amenities if required. Definitely recommended.

    Reviewed by RyanSep 2021

  • "The Shepherds Hut is so lovely and the countryside is beautiful."

    Our favourite place was Haworth and can recommend the Haworth Steam Brewery Co. The staff are very friendly and the food is scrummy! Hebden Bridge and Skipton are beautiful places to visit too! Amazing walks, especially the walk to Bronte Falls, very pretty. Our Jack Russell cross Bobsy had a lovely time too! Would love to stay at Moor Skies again in the not too distant future.

    Reviewed by JaneSep 2021

  • "Lovely quiet location nice and central for sightseeing"

    Reviewed by JamesSep 2021

  • "Shepherds hut was exactly as expected and we were made very welcome by Tracy amazing walks and places to visit"

    Reviewed by PaulAug 2021

  • "Lovely quiet stay and within walking distance to Haworth"

    Reviewed by MelanieAug 2021

  • "Nice little touches ."

    .welcoming gifts. Well situated for Bronte country.

    Reviewed by JulieAug 2021

  • "Can’t wait to come back Thank you for having us"

    Reviewed by PrudenceAug 2021

  • "My partner and I along with our small dog Ronnie had a lovely break at moor skies shepherds hut."

    The hut was very comfortable and had all the amenities we needed. We were left to our devises but the owner was around if we needed her. The lady's who tended the horses where also friendly. There are lots of walks in the local area, would recommend Haworth village and the Oxenhope steam train. History of the area involves the Bronte sisters and the railways children films so lots to do regarding these. Would definitely stay again if we return to Yorkshire and have already recommended to a friend.

    Reviewed by SadieJul 2021

  • "This holiday was well above our expectations on our second visit but will ..."

    This holiday was well above our expectations on our second visit but will definitely be back next year perfect accommodation and of course weather absolutely stunning

    Reviewed by SteveJul 2021

  • "Location absolutely superb, loved being near the animals and nature on the smallholding."

    Shepherds hut small but with everything we needed for our stay. Lovely walks nearby.

    Reviewed by JeanJun 2021

  • "Moor Skies is delightful."

    It is small but extremely well fitted out with everything we needed for a relaxing break away from home. Set in beautiful countryside with far reaching views and lovely walks close by. There is plenty to see and do in the area .

    Reviewed by Anne ElizabethJun 2021

  • "From the moment we pulled up I was in love… the hug is so cute and romantic."

    The host was lovely, we have nothing negative to say about Moor Skies. We had some lovely walks out and cosy evenings in. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by LianneJun 2021

  • "From the minute we pulled up I was in love… the hut is so romantic and cosy… ..."

    From the minute we pulled up I was in love… the hut is so romantic and cosy… the host is fabulous, nothing was too much trouble, would definitely recommend xx

    Reviewed by LianneJun 2021

  • "Excellent dog friendly holiday, very relaxing in lovely surroundings, will return ."

    Reviewed by SusanJun 2021

  • "This is the second time we’ve visited the shepherd’s hut, it was a relaxing, scenic and just what we needed."

    We explored The Railway Children walks and steam train this time, plus they were filming the sequel so another plus! On arrival there was complimentary milk, tea and biscuits, so we could sit and take in the view as soon as we arrived. Central for lots of walks with our dog and exploring of the area. We will be back as we’ve still got so much more to do.

    Reviewed by DianeMay 2021

  • "We had a lovely relaxing short break."

    The shepherds hut is cosy with everything you need. The layout is well designed to make the most of the space. Beautiful views and walks straight from the door. Excellent farm shop and fish and chip shop. Lots of interesting places to visit nearby. I am sure we will stay here again.

    Reviewed by ClareApr 2021

  • "Moor Skies was the perfect place for a relaxing week and fantastically pet friendly, my dog also loved it."

    The Shepherd's hut is fully kitted out for self catering or you can have a wander into Haworth to eat. There are wonderful walks right from the doorstep, I didn't use my car all week. The hut is so cosy and the bed super comfy. In fact I loved it so much I've already booked my return visit in December. Thank you Tracey

    Reviewed by MariaApr 2021

  • "Location..close to walks in the country and historical locations"

    .Excellent shepherds hut with everything included ...hot shower, toilet, heating..electric fire or wood burner,electric hob and microwave, fridge freezer .Very impressed. .

    Reviewed by CarolineSep 2020

  • "It was a perfect relaxing break away."

    After the last few month we wanted a nice break away but still didn't want to be around massive crowds so found the accommodation perfect. There was plenty of stuff to only a short drive away. The hosts came over as we arrived and asked if we needed anything to give them a knock which was nice but not needed as everything was perfect in the hut.

    Reviewed by MatthewSep 2020

  • "A fantastic location and the Shepherd’s Hut was everything we wanted for a short break."

    Very comfy and well equipped. Nice outside seating area and the chiminea provided warmth in the evenings. The owner left us alone but was on hand if required. Whilst not avid walkers we did walk into Haworth (approx 1 mile away) and spent some time walking around the local moors. Plenty to see and do in the surrounding area. Would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by MichelleSep 2020

  • "Lovely cosy place, very clean."

    Well equipped. Everything we needed was there. Beautiful setting. No Barbecue or chiminea, although these were listed in specification. Shower didn’t get hot just warmish. Tiny niggle - it would have been nice if bed linen were ironed.

    Reviewed by MelissaAug 2020

  • "We had a wonderful holiday lovely accommodation and lots to do out and about."

    Reviewed by AlisonAug 2020

  • "This is a hidden gem."

    We were going to go camping, but due to the situation at the moment we decided against it because of the uncertainty of the availability of campsite facilities. It had all we needed for a lovely little holiday away. Definitely going to return.

    Reviewed by DianeAug 2020

  • "Host was very friendly and welcoming, the hut was lovely and well decorated, very cosy bed and a good supply of hot water for the shower as well as beautiful views."

    Reviewed by KayJul 2020

  • "Great shepherds hut in fantastic walking country."

    Owner very helpful but left us alone unless we needed her. Would highly recommend for solo travellers with a dog.

    Reviewed by KarenJul 2020

  • "The location is perfect on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales, scenic in itself and really near (10 mins walk, a minute in the car to the parking) a large country park (Penistone Hill), perfect for dogwalks."

    Then ranging a bit wider, we went to Haworth Parsonage, to Ilkley Moor, to lovely waterfalls at Ingleton (a strenuous walk), to the Bronte Falls near the hut. The village had shops, pubs (one with good food) takeaway etc, as did everywhere else we visited. The Shepherds hut itself is small, cosy even in galeforce winds and rain, and fitted really well with all the facilities you could want. I could have cooked a full meal easily, but was happy to have a holiday from that too, so we mostly had a main meal out, then contented ourselves with snack-type meals. It was a delight to go back to the hut after our nice days out and settle down comfortably with a book and the wifi for our laptop. There's a TV too, but we seldom watch TV anyway. Skipton looks like a lovely town too, we wished we had time to fit that in too, but as the Covid19 virus was just becoming a problem (and we are both old) we decided to stick mostly to country walks rather than busy towns. Not that we've had any symptoms, nor any known contacts, but it was an easy place to stay safe too. The farm was a delight too, with horses, sheep and the families pets. If you want a rural retreat, with the option of nearby towns to visit, this is hard to beat. We loved it

    Reviewed by DorothyMar 2020

  • "A lovely week away in a cosy shepherds hut."

    Everything we needed and friendly helpful hosts. Even the storms didn’t spoil a very restful week.

    Reviewed by DamienFeb 2020

  • "More skies is ideally placed to visit so many places, being within walking distance of the Keighley and Worth valley railway is an added bonus."

    The shepherds hut has everything you may need and is a very comfortable and cosy accommodation. Tracey and her family are very welcoming and on hand should you need anything. I highly recommend.

    Reviewed by SusanFeb 2020

  • "Lovely little hut Well worth the money very nice owner"

    Reviewed by StephanieFeb 2020

  • "Small but very well equipped."

    A lot of thought has gone into the accommodation, it has everything you need with the added bonus of fantastic views. The welcome pack is a nice touch and appreciated. The hut is comfortable and cozy and a perfect base to explore. The weather was not kind to us but at no point were we cold. The owners checked that everything was okay for us and were available if we needed anything. Would love to go back in the summer to explore more!

    Reviewed by MaxineDec 2019

  • "The shepherds hut was perfect, it has all the facilities you need for the perfect weekend away."

    Its ideally located for walking & seeing Yorkshire at its best. Loved it and hope to return soon. Many thanks.

    Reviewed by AshleyNov 2019

  • "Small but perfectly formed."

    Ideal for a short break for a couple. Well located for Haworth, Skipton and Hebden Bridge. Cottage really well equipped in lovely setting. Wonderful views of sheep and horses. Log-burning stove finished it off nicely.

    Reviewed by IanOct 2019

  • "Location and quaintness"

    Reviewed by DavinaOct 2019

  • "A great place to get away and unwind on a quaint little farm."

    A friendly host. With a warm welcome, who didn't bother you, yet offered help and information should you need it.

    Reviewed by DeanOct 2019

  • "Moor Skies has a gorgeous location and is convenient for exploring Bronte country."

    Unless you're a very keen walker you really need a car - although there's a bus stop close to the entrance and we did see buses, but I can't say how frequent they were. Lovely basket of essentials like bread and milk on arrival - which was nice to have. Except for the first night when one of the neighbouring farms seemed to be having a party (with fireworks) it's a quiet spot with stunning views. And even when it rained (and it did!) you could still sit inside and see the countryside spread out below you.

    Reviewed by AnneAug 2019

  • "The accommodation was excellent and provided everything I could need."

    The setting was wonderful, peaceful and yet still only a mile to walk into Haworth for all the amenities there. Being able to sit outside and enjoy the wonderful view was very theraputic.

    Reviewed by CherylAug 2019

  • "A lovely, comfortable, relaxing break."

    We had everything we needed at the property and would love to come back.

    Reviewed by ColinJul 2019

  • "Really lovely stay."

    The hut was beautiful and our host was very welcoming. My daughter (5) loved staying on the farm and seeing the horses.

    Reviewed by GemmaJul 2019

  • "The Shepherds Hut was cosy, comfortable and had all the facilities we required for a lovely week in West Yorkshire."

    It was quiet with little motor traffic so we were woken by the birds and the local cockerel! Everywhere we wanted to visit was within easy reach and we found good places to eat our evening meals. All in all a successful week and we want to stay again. Thank you.

    Reviewed by PaulineJul 2019

  • "A cosy retreat with all needs provided and furnished with good quality items, most impressed by the provision of items for the dog for the first time ever, and the welcome pack for us was very thoughtfull."

    Loved the place, the people and the views. Hope to return.

    Reviewed by JohnJun 2019

  • "The Shepherds Hut was lovely, clean and comfortable."

    The owner is very friendly and approachable. The setting is outstanding fields and valley to the front and fields to the side. Will definitely be booking another visit next year. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by SuzanneJun 2019

  • "Beautiful place to stay, lovely welcome basket and facilities."

    would love to stay again

    Reviewed by LouiseJun 2019

  • "We love the shepherds hut, it is our second time visiting."

    Great scenic and tranquil location, but not far from the station to catch the train to Howarth, Keighley etc. The shepherds hut is cosy and compact, but has all mod cons. Can see horses through one window, sheep through another, not too much of a walk to the local pub - we will be back!

    Reviewed by SamanthaMay 2019

  • "The Moor Skies shepherd hut was a little slice of heaven!"

    We loved being cosied up in front of the log burner after long walks with our Labrador. The local pubs were lovely, wonderful home cooked meals and local ales. We ate at the hut most evenings and found the facilities more than adequate; it was lovely to eat dinner looking out at the fields and Milly the sheep! We will definitely be returning in the future!

    Reviewed by AbigailApr 2019

  • "Fantastic views and we'll placed for visiting local historical areas."

    Reviewed by CookApr 2019

  • "A perfect miniature home from home."

    Very clean and cosy, and very well thought and laid out, Moor Skies was a perfect place to stay for a long weekend to explore Bronte country. The owners had thought of everything - from quality crockery and space saving appliances to the thoughtful basket of groceries (including a dog treat for our four legged friend). Set in an ideal location, within walking distance of some of the dales spectacular scenery (like Top Withins) and also the pretty bustling village of Haworth, we throughly enjoyed our stay, and would certainly recommend. Don't be put off by it's size - it really was charming.

    Reviewed by HelenApr 2019

  • "The shepherd hut was wonderful in a pleasant site the owner were very polite."

    Reviewed by RobertMar 2019

  • "Superb holiday the shepherds hut was fantastic."

    It had everything you could imagine and more set in a beautiful location with plenty of things to do near by. The owner even put a dog dish and treats in there. Can’t wait to go back.

    Reviewed by SusanFeb 2019

  • "Had a lovely stay, lovely accommodation in a beautiful part of the country."

    The shepherds hut had everything we needed, it was cosy and comfortable. The peace and quiet made for a very relaxing break - just what we needed! In fact, we enjoyed it so much we’ve booked to go back on May!

    Reviewed by SamanthaFeb 2019

  • "Everything you could need was provided."

    There was even a loaf of bread milk & butter which was totally unexpected. The bed is really comfortable. The shower took a bit of fiddling to get to a suitable temperature but it was freezing outside which certainly won’t help. I can honestly say there is nothing bad to say about this place. It was a tranquil relaxing cosy break. The log burning stove made the place so warm we had to open the windows a bit but there is a small radiator & also a fan heater if you don’t want to light it.

    Reviewed by ChristineJan 2019

  • "We had a great time at Moor Skies, it was really clean, compact and very welcoming."

    We were made to feel exceptionally welcome and the little gifts provided were a lovely touch. We would definitely stay again and we hope the owner keeps up the high standards.

    Reviewed by GeorginaDec 2018

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  • All ground floor
  • Open-plan living room with kitchen, dining area, sitting area and 1 x double bed (accessible from one side only)
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Electric heating with woodburning stove
  • Two-ring induction hob, microwave, fridge, 22” TV with YouTube, DVD, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Fuel for woodburner supplied on honesty box basis
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Patio area with table and chairs, chimenea and barbecue
  • One well behaved pet welcome
  • No smoking
  • Shops and pubs 1 mile
  • Note: Owners would be able to also provide DIY livery for horses and parking for trailers & wagons if needed at an extra fee during summer months.

The property

This cosy shepherd’s hut is situated within the owner’s grounds, in stunning Bronte countryside near to the village of Oxenhope.

This superb setting is perfect for couples looking for something a little bit different and provides a great spot for a romantic break away.

Surrounded on three sides by lovely views, guests will be delighted to get away-from-it-all and experience a refreshing atmosphere.

Three steps lead up to the hut and into a small porch area, where you can hang up your coats and kick off your boots.

The open-plan living area has a compact but functional kitchen where you can rustle up delicious meals to be enjoyed out on the lovely patio.

The main bed sits at the end of the room with a window looking out across the attached paddock, where horses can be seen grazing the day away.

After a long hard walk, cosy up together and feel the warmth from the woodburning stove or sit out on the patio, light the chiminea and take in the beautiful surroundings.

With everything you need, including a modern shower room, this is an opportunity not to be missed.

If you can tear yourselves away, there are lovely public footpaths in and around the village, with some of the most popular walks situated around the reservoirs and the Bronte Falls.

Walk along Bronte Way visiting the Bronte Bridge, leading out onto the bleak moors where you will find Top Withins.

Skipton is nearby, with its delightful castle and further afield is the Victorian spa town of Harrogate, boasting fabulous shops, and an excellent theatre.

Simply perfect for that romantic break with a difference!

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About the location


Haworth 2 miles; Hebden Bridge 6 miles; Skipton 14 miles.

The small village of Oxenhope lies amid wonderful scenery, and offers the chance to take advantage of the multitude of walks in the area. The village, with its shops, churches and pubs, is home to the terminus for the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway, an authentic steam railway brought to prominence in the film The Railway Children, which runs on a regular basis to Haworth and on down to Keighley. The area was made famous by the Bronte sisters, and the outstanding countryside was famously described in the novel Wuthering Heights as wild, rugged and barren. The area abounds with popular places to visit; the cobbled streets of Haworth, the Bronte Parsonage Museum, East Riddlesden Hall, and the Museum of Rail. The market town of Skipton, known as the Gateway to the Yorkshire Dales, is a short drive away, and also within reach are elegant Harrogate and vibrant Leeds.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas