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Jacob is one of 3 gorgeous Shepherd's Huts set around a duck pond in stunning North Yorkshire. There are lovely walks from the doorstep and a pretty village with a foodie pub within a 5-minute stroll. Sleeping up to 3 adults comfortably, they are the perfect rustic retreat for couples and small families alike...
Handmade by the owner, Jacob is a beautiful little Shepherd's Hut which comes equipped with everything you need for a cosy short break. Inside you'll find a small but perfectly proportioned open plan living space. It's a bijou space, and with its off-white wood panelling it feels surprisingly spacious.
In addition to the electric radiators, a cute little wood-burner sits at its heart keeping everything nice and toasty, whatever the time of year! And in the evenings, the mood lighting creates a very special atmosphere inside. If you're concerned about going too off-grid, don't be - the hut comes complete with a TV/DVD player and Wi-Fi too.
There's a small kitchen which includes a hob, sink, fridge and plenty of crockery and glassware to use. A small dining area is set by the wood-burner, the perfect spot to sit down for lunch and enjoy the antics of the ducks outside.
The bespoke beds are super-comfortable offering space for two below and one above. Kids in particular will adore their lofty sleeping quarters! At the opposite end of the hut you'll find a walk-in shower room and WC.
Outside you'll find a picnic bench with uninterrupted views of the duck pond and surrounding countryside. A lovely spot for al fresco dining in the warmer months. And if you don't feel like cooking, we recommend the bridal path walk past the church to the pretty village nearby for lunch. The wider estate has a number of other attractions including various activities, plenty of spots to throw down a picnic blanket and a children's play area too.
Jacob Shepherds Hut has a beautiful location set within a large estate on the cusp of the Yorkshire Dales. With less than an hour's drive to the coast and the City of York it's an ideal basecamp from which to strike out and discover these unique Yorkshire locations. Reeth and the stunning landscapes of Swaledale and Arkengarthdale are also within easy reach, and its well-placed for a day trip over the Lakes if you want to explore there too.
The property is set on the edge of a very pretty village. There's a great dining pub just a short walk away and if you're a bit of a foodie there are several more excellent dining pubs in the area including The Morritt Arms Hotel, the gorgeous Oak Tree Inn in Hutton Magna, the Black Bull at Moulton and the Shoulder of Mutton at Middleton Tyas. Mainsgill, an award winning Deli, tea-room and farm shop is also just minutes from the house. It's also the perfect location if you enjoy walking. There are lots of beautiful walks from the doorstep and in fact its well-known as a great starting point for walking - seasoned walkers come from miles around to set off from the village.
This stunning Yorkshire Shepherds Hut is just a few miles away from Richmond, an historic market town with much to offer the discerning holiday-maker. Explore the cobbled market square or head up towards Richmond Castle for a slice of Yorkshire history. Just a short drive through Richmond takes you into the heart of the Yorkshire Dales proper. Head up towards Reeth and on towards Hawes in Wensleydale for a true taste of this magnificent countryside. Stop at the Wensleydale Heiffer for lunch before heading back to the comfort of your cosy cottage.
North of The Shepherds Hut is the charming town of Barnard Castle. Recently listed as one of the top 10 places to live in the UK, it's a pretty little place with a host of shops, cafes and pubs to explore. The excellent Bowes Museum is here and is well worth a visit. And as the name would suggest there's an historic castle to explore too.
Further south, you'll find the pretty market town of Northallerton where handsome Georgian houses line the long main street. The wonderful Betty's Tearooms is here as is a fantastic local deli, Lewis & Cooper's Food Emporium and of course the quintessentially Yorkshire department store of Barkers.
To take in the North York Moors head further south still and brave it up Sutton Bank, the view from the top said by some to be the finest in all of England. The gorgeous market town of Helmsley makes for the perfect pit-stop and if you feel like something special for lunch make your way to the Star Inn at Harome.
And if you feel like a spot of pampering, there's also a fantastic Spa just a few miles down the road.