Shepherd's Delight

Shepherd’s Delight

A beautifully furnished shepherd's hut, a unique holiday cottage with a hot tub

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About Shepherd’s Delight …

Your only visitors will be the wildlife in the area including deer, rabbits, pheasants, squirrels, weasels, bats, red kites, buzzards, curlew and lapwings. You may be greeted when entering and leaving the site by our very inquisitive alpacas and hill racing chickens.

The hut is off grid. It is insulated with sheep’s wool and has double glazing so can be used all year round. A wood burning stove provides heat and can boil a kettle or be cooked upon.

The double bed has a proper fully sprung mattress topped with an alpaca duvet (the fleece provided by our very own alpacas) and pillows with luxurious cotton bedding. A good nights sleep is imperative for a truly relaxing holiday.

The loo and basin are nearby and you are either welcome to use a shower within our home or experience the wonderful freedom of an outdoor shower.

There is a fire pit adjacent to the hut, a BBQ and seating area. All cooking equipment is provided and there is a plentiful supply of logs.

The area is surrounded by beautiful countryside, with the Yorkshire Dales to the west and the Yorkshire Moors to the east, right on the doorstep. There are many footpaths and bridleways (we are situated on the Ripon Rowel) great for walkers, cyclists and riders. Lovely country inns are situated on these walks (The Malt Shovel in Breaton, The Hare & Hounds and The Royal Oak in Burton Leonard). There is a pub in the village which is open all day everyday serving food (The Red Lion). Ripley with its beautiful castle (which hosts many events including open air concerts), butcher, grocer, deli, village shop, blues club, The Boar’s Head bistro and pub is 2 miles away.

Equidistant between Ripon to the north and Harrogate to the south there are many wonderful attractions nearby. There is a regular bus that serves the village (36) which runs from Ripon to Leeds via Harrogate.

Telephone Number

01423 772999




not allowed


Within a short walk

Secure Cycle Storage


Scenic Walks

Direct from the door

Hot Tub

Available free of charge

Real Fire

Wood Burning Stove