Fresh Yorkshire air, the great outdoors. What more could we want from a staycation after what can only be described as the most boring lockdown of the three we’ve endured so far? Taking centre stage in a holiday landscape dominated by social distancing, shepherds huts are set to be all the rage this year – and we can see why. From cosy interiors emulating that of an upmarket cottage, to the intimacy of a luxury bolthole – these are just eight of the best shepherds huts available to rent in Yorkshire.
1. Snug Huts, York
Ideally located on the edge of the Yorkshire Wolds, Snug Huts makes for an idyllic countryside retreat – complete with cosy decor and the cute little amenities that finish off your stay with a little cherry on top. Each hut is complete with blankets, an outdoor picnic area, and the sound of singing birds outside – as well as a mini kitchen and wood burner to keep you warm on the cooler nights. The area itself is perfect for those looking to take in all that East Riding and North Yorkshire has to offer, with the Wolds, the Yorkshire coast, and the Howardian Hills all close by. Find out more here.
2. Springwood Shepherd Huts, York
Situated close to the historic city of York, Springwood Shepherd’s Huts are beautifully decorated with modern touches – making the stays the perfect home-from-home. And while it’s a smaller space than you’ll be used to at home, they don’t scrimp on the amenities. Each hut features a comfy, king-sized bed, wood burner, well-equipped kitchen and an en-suite shower room – while outside, you’ll find a fire pit and seating where you can enjoy the sights of alpacas grazing and the stars shining above. Check it out here.
3. Morndyke Shepherd’s Huts, Thirsk
An adults only retreat perfect for couples and friends, Morndyke is home to a number of beautiful shepherds huts – perfectly designed for a retreat away from your day-to-day. Complete with private BBQ and fire pit zones outside of the huts, the little boltholes are great for summer nights – with kitchen essentials, cosy decor and private bathrooms in each. Book here.
4. Dacre Lakeside Park, Brandesburton
Dacre Lakeside Park is a relaxing spot ideally located by the Yorkshire coast, with a gorgeous lake on site where guests can take part in a number of fun activities. Home to timber pods and lodges, too, Dacre has a number of gorgeous shepherds huts that you can stay in – overlooking the idyllic 12 acre lake that centres the park. If that wasn’t all, each is complete with a wood fired hot tub, and there’s a gorgeous pizza restaurant – Bert’s – on site which is an absolute must-try. Book here.
5. North Shire, Saltburn-by-the-Sea
North Shire is special for a number of reasons, but their biggest pull? The location. Nestled within the North York Moors close by to top Yorkshire seaside spots Saltburn-by-the-Sea and Whitby, the site is a truly beautiful place to explore some of Yorkshire’s more underrated treasures – and the accommodation is first class. Their spacious shepherds huts make for the ultimate retreat, with king sized beds inside, two singles which double up as a day sofa and kitchen amenities – with each hut being placed under the Scotch pine trees where you can star gaze the night away. Book here.
6. Waingates Farm Huts, York
Tucked away in rural North Yorkshire, Waingates has York, Harrogate, Nidderdale and highlights such as Fountains Abbey on its doorstep – making it the perfect location for exploring Yorkshire. The site itself is home to three shepherds huts, each of which has a private outdoor area to enjoy, a hot tub, BBQ and wood burner – as well as kitchen essentials, an ensuite shower room, cosy furnishings and even a TV. Not to mention the panoramic views… Book here.
7. Lady Bird Retreat, Skinningrove
Overlooking the sea in beautiful Skinningrove, Lady Bird Retreat is a charming bright green shepherds hut with unbeatable views. Located on the edge of North Yorkshire, the location is ideal for exploring the Yorkshire coast, with Whitby, Staithes and Saltburn-by-the-Sea all close by. The hut itself has its own outdoor deck to take in the sea views on, a private hot tub, and cosy amenities – including a fully-equipped modern kitchen, wood burner and ensuite bathroom. Book it here.
8. Cottages In Swaledale, Swaledale
A luxury spot in Swaledale, the Yorkshire Dales, Cottages in Swaledale has just one modern shepherds hut – complete with a cosy bed, a kitchenette, seating with a view, and an ensuite bathroom. If that wasn’t all, it also boasts its own private outdoor space, where you can chill, take in the views of surrounding Swaledale and warm up by the fire pit. In terms of location, it’s an absolute rambler’s dream, with the iconic rolling hills of the Dales to enjoy. Find out more.