Rural Woodland Retreat

Set in the grounds of a Grade II listed residence in the hamlet of Skutterskelfe, North Yorkshire. A magical hidden gem in the heart of nature. Experience tranquility in our intimate and rural retreat, perfect for embracing simple living in an eco-friendly, enchanted woodland.

Whether you seek a romantic getaway, a solo retreat, a yoga escape, or a peaceful adventure our traditional Shepherd’s Hut promises an unforgettable stay. Immerse yourself in nature in this unique and peaceful setting.

Originally, the old huts provided a compact shelter and a place for the shepherds to rest their heads during the busy lambing season. They were often made by local blacksmiths with a hinged stable door and windows each side so that the shepherd could see his flock. There would often be a small bed with a space underneath to store orphaned or poorly lambs, a pot belly stove in one corner for additional warmth and cooking, and usually a corner cupboard where they stored veterinary supplies and the basics for their stay.

Our vision was to create a natural-based setting where others were able to share and appreciate simple living in a beautiful, peaceful woodland location.

Briardene Shepherd’s hut invites you to experience a tranquil stay in an intimate, natural rural space. Nestled in an enchanted, historic woodland, in the heart of North Yorkshire, the sights and sounds of nature envelop the senses.

Take mindful walks, making peaceful, happy steps during your stay. Wake to the early morning sunrise filtering through the trees accompanied by beautiful bird song.

As the sun sets, rest and rejuvenate under the canopy of the trees, stars, and the reflection of the moon on the stream.

We have carefully created a variety of glamping experiences to allow you to either glamp alone, with a partner or friend. Our aim is to offer the perfect balance for a soulful stay.

We also offer the opportunity to combine your glamping experience with woodland yoga which creates a unique back to nature self-care experience.

We look forward to welcoming you to our tranquil woodland oasis.

Andrea & Peter Turnbull.

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