Whether you’re a Lord of the Rings fan or not, you’ll likely be familiar with the concept of the Hobbit Hole by now. But this time, it’s been given a pretty luxurious twist thanks to the Shire Stays in Yorkshire.
Nestled under a large mound of grass just outside of the North York Moors, Pheasant’s Roost is the perfect underground escape for an Autumnal holiday, boasting fantastic views of the surrounding North Yorkshire countryside (and with that, ticking off one of the only key must-haves I ever look for in a stay: the scenery).
Ideally located for both escaping society and exploring the North York Moors’ many delights, the unique Pheasant’s Roost has been expertly constructed inside a hillside, with tons of luxury and contemporary finishes that say ‘stunning weekend in Sinnington’ as opposed to Hobbiton.
While, thankfully, Sinnington isn’t Hobbiton (we say thankfully because the houses would be pretty damn tiny), it does carry a resemblance to the beautiful landscapes that make up The Shire, with rolling hills, panoramic views of green fields as far as the eye can see, and on a good day, gorgeous blue skies without a cloud in sight.
Inside, guests are met with a cosy living area that’s perfect for snuggling up this Autumn – with a plush sofa where guests can take in the view and a handy breakfast bar that doubles up as a great spot. to enjoy a glass of vino with fresh, local produce on the evening.
At either side of the central living area lies a cosy bedroom, too, with room enough for six to sleep (including the pull-out sofa bed in the living space).
The real star of the show, however, is the hillside hideaway’s private patio complete with a hot tub, where guests can warm up with a beverage of choice on a cool, starry evening while watching as the sun sets into the hills.
As someone lucky enough to explore the local area in recent months, the stay is ideally located for enjoying the North York Moor’s very own brewery, Cropton 84 Brewery (the onsite pub is brilliant too!), as well as the lovely market town of Pickering and the historic Noth York Moors Railway.
All it’s missing is a visit from Gandalf itself, but we’d take Ian McKellen in his non-wizard form if he was up for a weekend away with us.
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