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The Curlew Shepherds Hut

Mellor, Cheshire
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4
star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Romantic
Quirky
Glamping
Shepherd Hut
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Nestled in a private wildflower paddock with uninterrupted views of magnificent Kinder Scout
  • Designer fabrics, furnishings and fittings throughout to provide guests with a cosy stay
  • Light the wood burner inside or come together around the fire pit to stargaze
Property code: 87592

The wonderful hilltop location provides guests with some of the finest views in the area. It’s a special moment to draw back the curtains in The Curlew and watch the sun rise over the fells, from the comfort of your bed.

The location is a walkers’ paradise, surrounded by a vast network of footpaths and bridleways, providing moorland, woodland, countryside, and canal walks from the door. You will find local pubs together with a deli and restaurant in the nearby village of Marple Bridge and a selection of cafes and restaurants in the town of New Mills, both within 3 miles away. The National Trust’s Lyme Park is 4.5 miles and the spa town of Buxton is 15 miles away. Chatsworth House and Gardens is a scenic 28-mile drive. For anyone looking to explore the delights of Manchester, Marple Station (3 miles) has a direct line to Manchester Piccadilly which gets you to the city in approx. 25 minutes.

This private glamping escape is beautifully designed to maximise space and comfort, with a king-size bed with under-bed storage, a comfy seating area with a breakfast table, and a blacksmith-crafted, wood burner to keep things cosy. There is also hanging space in a small wardrobe. The handmade kitchen features a Belfast sink, oak worktops, a fridge, a microwave oven, and a two-ring electric induction hob. The stylish bathroom has a walk-in shower and heated towel rail and flushing toilet.

The shepherds' hut is the only holiday let at Hilltop Farm and has its own attractive gravel terrace, with an outdoor storage box for walking shoes, wellies, and rucksacks. Guests have full use of the pretty perennial wildflower paddock that surrounds the hut, and you can choose from two outdoor dining table and chair sets, and a wooden Lutyens bench, which provides the perfect summer spot to while away an afternoon listening to the curlew and lapwing calls when in season. There is also private use of an enclosed summer house in the meadow for extra space to enjoy the views, relax and maybe have a drink. There is off-road private parking for  cars at Hilltop Farm, which is only a short walk away from the Shepherd's Hut.

  • 1 bedroom area – 1 king-size bed
  • 1 shower room with eco-friendly waterless loo
  • Two-ring electric induction hob, fridge, microwave, electric fan heater
  • Wood burner (eco coffee logs provided)
  • Private space as The Curlew is the only property being let at the farm
  • Enclosed wildflower meadow garden with seating areas, views, and outdoor storage box for muddy outdoor wear
  • Dedicated use of summer house, enclosed seating area in the meadow
  • Off-road private parking for a car - just a short walk from the Shepherd's hut
  • Pub and shop within 2 miles
  • Regret no smoking in the shepherds hut or summer house. Thankyou.
  • Regret no children allowed
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

Annie Harrison

This property joined our collection in the last 12 months and is managed by Annie.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Maryam, 23rd July 2022

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Lovely shepherds hut. All the extra amenities eg. Washing up liquid, handwash, shower gel etc. were a lovely touch and very handy The interior furnishing was very cosy and everything matched. Jane and Alan were very friendly. No problems and I would definitely recommend.

Reviewed by Joanne, 20th July 2022

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The perfect private getaway! Set in a picturesque paddock just off a super quiet lane with fabulous views. With just one hut at the location you really do feel the peace and privacy. The Curlew is perfectly equipped and furnished beautifully. Jane and Alan are great hosts and completely leave you to it. Plenty of walks directly from the hut, just wRead moreish we had more time to explore. Hope to be back one day. Hide

Reviewed by Layke, 21st June 2022

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I had an amazing stay at The Curlew Shepherds Hut. The hut itself was wonderful and had everything a person could need, and the views from the hut were stunning. The hosts were excellent and so helpful, can not fault them. I would definitely stay here again!

Reviewed by Kristina, 17th June 2022

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What can I saw but WOW, what a beautiful place to stay the shepards hut had everything we needed and was so beautiful the private garden was stunning. Taking Jane's advice and waking up to watch the sunrise definitely a big highlight, Jane and Alan very welcoming and the welcome basket what a great touch. We will definitely be booking again as so mRead moreuch to do in the local area. Hide

Reviewed by Sylvia, 10th June 2022

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What a find . We wanted to do something different for our 45th wedding anniversary so we booked the shepherds hut for 2 nights. It was wonderful, from the hut to the view peaceful and quiet ,everything you could need for your stay,very well equipped.Plenty of places to eat in the village we would recommend Libby's. Thoughtful welcome pack too. ThanRead morekyou Jane and Alan,wonderful hosts. Hide

Reviewed by Tony, 4th June 2022

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Absolutely fabulous property in a great location. Some lovely little welcoming touches by the hosts who were on hand if required but not in any way intrusive. The perfect balance which allowed us to have a fantastic relaxing break.

Reviewed by jacqui, 2nd June 2022

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Jane and Alan have put every thought into this little piece of nature and it shows . Spotlessly clean and the paddock area is absolutely beautiful. All utensils you need and love the eco friendly approach. The village is beautiful and stones throw away. Perfect place to get away from it all. Highly recommended. Loved Wendy - the local free range chRead moreicken ( although) I did call her Wilma lol . Thank you to hosts Jane and Alan we will return Jacqui n Gary Hide

Reviewed by Eve, 30th April 2022

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The shepherds hut is in a perfect location with beautiful views and access to plenty of local walks, shops, pubs and restaurants (maps available at property). Jane & Alan really have considered every little detail inside the hut & we enjoyed the complimentary scones, eggs and coffee. We have been recommending to everyone & would love to visit againRead more! Hide

Reviewed by Catherine, 17th April 2022

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We had a lovely few days here. "Curlew" is beautifully equipped and furnished. The owners, Jane and Alan Southcott were on hand to help with any questions and otherwise invisible. The location was ideal for us . Lovely walks and a couple of good pubs within walking distance. Be aware that, as advertised, this is a shepherds hut, so don't expect rooRead morem for dancing ( though there's plenty of room outside ). We will be visiting again. Hide

Reviewed by Amy, 15th April 2022

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