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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
Decorated for Christmas
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.

This quirky, romantic retreat is the perfect escape for one or two people. The gorgeous shepherd’s hut is located on a farm near the village of Marple Bridge, enjoying a tranquil rural setting and extraordinary views.

Cleverly crafted to make the most of space and provide a cosy and comfortable home from home, this glamping getaway is the traditional corrugated-iron-clad, curved-roofed shape elevated on wheels, accessed via four external wooden steps. Inside, the bright and breezy room is centred on a blacksmith-crafted wood burner and has a king-size bed at one end. It has storage below, lights above and a window at the foot to frame the exquisite views. Top tip: wake up early and watch the sun rise – it's spectacular. There is hanging space, seating either side of a small dining table, and a hand-made kitchen that includes a Belfast sink, oak worktops, a fridge, a microwave, and a two-ring induction hob. In the chic bathroom you’ll find a spacious shower, heated towel rail and waterless flushing toilet. Store rucksacks and walking boots in the box on the gravel terrace outside, part of the beautiful wildflower meadow that surrounds the hut, where you’ll also find a bistro set, a Lutyens bench seat and a summerhouse with seating, all of them marvellous places in which to enjoy a book or simply listen to birdsong.

For exploring the great outdoors, this area is the perfect choice: criss-crossed by footpaths and bridleways, it provides walks and cycle rides through moorland and woodlands, in picturesque countryside and beside canals, right from the door of the hut. In Marple Bridge, 2.5 miles, you’ll find boutique shops, local pubs and great places to eat, while the National Trust’s Lyme Park is 4.5 miles and the spa town of Buxton is 15 miles.

  • 1 bedroom area – 1 king-size bed
  • 1 shower room with sink and flushing toilet
  • 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
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

Annie Harrison

This property is personally managed by Annie.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 16 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Zoe 28th October 2022

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Jane and Alan were the most amazing hosts and really looked after us during our stay. They had literally thought of every little detail in the Shepard's hut so we had everything we needed and more! The hut was so cosy and we felt so at home - we loved using the log fire too! It was the perfect little mini break we needed!

Reviewed by Philip 17th September 2022

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Picturesque location for 1-2 people, 'The Curlew' is an ideal base from which to explore the area. As owners, Jane and Alan strike the right balance of being welcoming whilst leaving you alone accordingly. Be aware planes going into Manchester Airport do seem to use Kinder Scout as a reference point on approach, so whilst the location is remote, yoRead moreu're not completely away from the sounds of modern life. Nevertheless, still happy to recommend a stay here. Hide

Reviewed by Sebastian 27th August 2022

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The Shepherds Hut was absolutely perfect. It is very new but full of character and you can tell that the owners put a lot of thought and love into the design. Although small it feels like a tardis - there is more than enough space for a few nights and lots of clever storage ideas. The bed was very comfy, and the kitchen was extremely well equipped.Read more The bathroom was great - lots of space in the shower. Everything was immaculately clean. The location is perfect - beautiful views and peaceful! Hide

Reviewed by Nicoletta 19th August 2022

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My boyfriend and I had a really lovely time at the Curlew. The hut is very pretty and cosy and has everything you could possibly need. Rarely have we seen such a great attention to detail, everything was perfect! The location is absolutely gorgeous and peaceful. Sleeping inthe Peak District hills was a truly special experience! Last but not least, Read moreJane and Alan are really lovely and caring hosts, they were always there to help (including when our car broke down). 10/10!!! Hide

Reviewed by Susan 13th August 2022

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Absolutely amazing beautiful place to stay at the shepards hut It had everything we needed for a lovely relaxing break, it was so lovely inside , fabulously furnished with great thought.Its in a great location, has fantastic views and a lovely private garden. Watching the sunrise in the morning was amazing Jane and Alan are very welcoming and the wRead moreelcome basket was a great touch. Plenty of great cycling, lots of lovely pubs, definitely be booking again as so much to do in the local area. Hide

Reviewed by Paul 29th July 2022

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Really relaxing stay in a shepherds hut with top class facilities. Perfect location to get away from it all, without being totally remote. Great for walkers, with lots of scope for walking straight from the door. Highly recommended.

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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