The Shepherd's hut

"...The Shepherd's Hut was built to our unique design and provides comfort, romance and a step away from the norm."

As well as our Dog-Friendly Holiday Cottage, The Bailey offers a unique option for those looking for something a bit different, in the form of our quirky but luxurious Shepherd’s Hut. Whether you’re looking for an escape from the hustle and bustle of urban life, or a romantic getaway, the Shepherd’s Hut is perfect.

The Shepherd’s Hut was custom built to our detailed specifications to accommodate two people in luxury.  It has full plumbed in facilities including a plush bathroom and a beautiful fully equipped kitchen. We have fitted a log burner for cooler evenings but it has electric heating too to give you the most comfortable stay possible. Simply, it’s a one of a kind!

Features of the Shepherd's Hut

The Shepherd’s Hut is charmingly quaint and within its spacious interior you’ll find a stunning, modern and clean en-suite shower room, a fully equipped kitchen which includes a fridge, hob, oven, kettle, toaster and of course a kitchen sink. We’ve taken the utmost care to choose the comfiest bed we could find and also include top quality bedding to ensure you have the best night’s sleep possible. We also provide towels.  The Shepherd’s Hut includes a wood burning stove which will warm you as you enjoy the stunning sunsets over sheep pastures, whatever time of year you visit.

The Bailey Shepherds Hut

Surroundings & Experience

The Bailey’s Shepherd’s Hut is found within a private section of our beautiful garden, offering a secluded and peaceful experience despite being just a stone’s throw from Skipton’s vibrant town centre, including the many cafes, the market and the ever popular Skipton Castle.  A 2 minute walk along the castle wall in one direction brings you to the market square and a large variety of shops, pubs and restaurants, whilst a 2 minute walk in the other direction brings you to the entrance to Skipton Woods offering the chance to explore miles of beautiful trails, rivers, streams and lakes.

We can help you to find activities in the surrounding area too, such as a visit to Bolton Abbey, walks on the moors, bicycle routes or even a chauffeur driven tour of the Dales in one of our classic cars, including a sumptuous pub lunch.

The Shepherd’s Hut has all the facilities you need to self cater but if you fancy eating out then Skipton and it’s surroundings are very well served.  From small local cafes and wonderful traditional pubs, to the critically acclaimed Angel at Hetton (a 10 minute taxi ride away) the area caters for all your possible needs.  There is a Marks and Spencer’s food hall 5 minutes walk from the Hut and 2 major supermarkets in the town.

Car Parking

You benefit from an allocated parking space for the Shepherd’s Hut.

  • Adults Only (Children above 10 years accepted).
  • Pets not allowed
  • No Smoking
  • Price for 2 people:- from £90 per night.
  • Includes:- All Bedding and Towels. 
  • Wood for wood burner – starter pack included.  Additional supplies for a small extra cost.
  • Check in between 4pm and 7pm (later by prior arrangement)
  • Check out by 10.00am.
  • De-luxe breakfast hamper full of sumptuous home made and local award winning produce is available on request.
  • Chauffeur driven tours in one of our classic cars.
  • Mountain bikes or road bikes to hire
  • Guided walks
  • Guided fell runs
  • Guided cycle tours
  • EV Charging


What guests say about our Shepherd's Hut

Mark and Kay's place was absolutely perfect romantic getaway in the lovely town of Skipton. The Shepherd's hut had everything we needed and more. We had our side of the garden to allow us privacy and a lovely view over the hills from the hut. We also enjoyed sitting in the garden with a drink. If you are lucky enough, you might even meet the lovely dogs of the family. The hut is situated next to a very quiet road so you won't be bothered by the noise at night, we slept very well and the bed was very comfy and cosy. I would definitely recommend it and hope to be able to come back myself. Thanks.
Mark And Kay's place is a hidden gem, a well kept secret just besides Skipton's historic castle. I felt at peace and very private, secure and happy in their delightful Shepherd's Hut. The sheep theme is everywhere, on the tea towels, on the books on the shelf above the double bed at the foot, on a glass dish on a like shelf in the living area, and in the fluffy real sheepskin throw on the white chairs. 

There were even over 30 sheep in the neighbouring field, though I understand that there are usually only one or two. The garden view from the double glass doors by the few sturdy wooden steps up to the Hut, means you can eat your breakfast feeling as if you are actually sitting in the garden, or you can take the food up metal table down into the garden itself if you feel like it.
A beautiful custom built Shepherd's Hut. Its only a 2 minute walk into Skipton town centre but it feels like you're in the middle of the countryside. The hut is immaculately presented and has a cute sheep theme running throughout. The bathroom (especially the shower) is very large for this sort of property and the shower has great pressure and temperature. 

Also the towels are really nice! It has a fully functioning kitchen and a full size size fridge, perfect to chill your wine and beer for an evening relaxing. You can see the top of Skipton Castle from the steps of the hut. And if you're lucky you can even watch the bats fly by at night. 
The Bailey Shepherds Hut is such a special place, with great hosts, we were sad to leave! It's finished to a very high standard, and every detail has been considered to make it cosy and welcoming for guests! We stayed in January and hoped to use the log burner, the hut is so warm and cosy we didn't need to light it. Spotlessly clean and spacious inside, we had a great nights sleep followed by a beautiful breakfast hamper to end our stay! Highly recommend and can't wait to return!

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