Mountain holidays aren't just restricted to skiing and snowboarding in winter - Summer bring plenty of opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts.
Mountain biking, hiking, lake swimming and watersports are among the opportunities for the energetic. Or if you're after a more sedate break, then there are lakeside beaches to relax on, flora and fauna for nature lovers, or just enjoy the fresh mountain air and the stunning scenery.
Have a break from the coast this summer and head for the mountains...
“Lovely place in picturesque surroundings” This place has real charm! The hut has a high standard inside and out, with lots of attention to detail and very welcoming owners. A great place to relax in peace and quiet and very cosy for winter time. Woode
“Wagon in the Woods” My husband and I stayed here for 2 nights at the beginning of January; all I can say is what a delight this little tranquil haven is !!.....cosy, comfortable, relaxing...a pure delight!
We had such a lovely time at Shepards huts, we stayed for 2 nights but could of easily stayed longer.
The accommodation was very warm and cosy. Views were fabulous and the hot tub topped it off. The … More
Many thanks for your review and comments. I am so glad you enjoyed your stay and the hot tub has been really enjoyed by all the guests and these cold clear evenings.
Thanks again and best wishes for the New Year.
Reviewed 19 Oct 2016
I booked this for me and my partner, we have never experienced anything like shepherds huts. They were lovely , the views were amazing. The owner was very friendly and helpful.we would definitely reco… More
Thank you very much for your review and comments. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again soon.
Many thanks again, Adrianne
Reviewed 17 Feb 2017
The host the the view was excellent nice and quiet with everything you need to have a fantastic stay. Would definitely be coming again.… More
Thank you very much for taking time to write a review and so glad everything was ok. Hope to see you again soon.
Many thanks Adrianne
“Beautiful” The Hut is absolutely beautiful and it was beyond what we expected. Really well looked after with perfect finishing touches to make it a lovely, cosy, relaxing break away with a twist. The log burner makes the hut really warm, which was goo
Myself and my partner stopped at the hut for 2 nights in November. We had been staying in Nottingham for a few nights preceding so we couldn't wait to get somewhere quiet and relaxing.
The hut is s… More
“Wonderful relaxing break”
Reviewed 7 Oct 2015
Had a fantastic stay in this beautiful, cosy shepherds hut. Set in the lovely village of Eyam which is steeped in history. Our hosts Rachel and Hayden were extremely welcoming and provided great advic… More
“A great place to stay!”
Reviewed 21 Jan 2015
Wonderful little hideaway with great views. Made to feel very welcome. Lovely breakfast delivered to hut in the morning. Would recommend. … More
“Lovely stay” The shepherds hut was beautifully decorated and very cosy for our one night stay. We had a great BBQ on the fire pit in the boat house right next door with views over the Welsh countryside. Perfect getaway, would definitely recommend!
“Pure paradise!” Well I didn't expect to find a little gem like this in England! We arrived at the Shepards hut to find a stunning lake surrounding the hut with a HUGE hot tub. Easily big enough for 8 people let alone two! The hut was perfect for a cou
“Lovely place” The shepherds rest is a really tranquil and lovely place to stay. We really enjoyed our stay there and would love to visit again. In the middle of two lakes, the views are gorgeous and there's lots around within a short travel distance.
Shepard's rest was a lovely little getaway for us over a weekend. Surprisingly well furnished and war, we really did enjoy the cottage as well as the lovely surrounding scenery. Our only regret was th… More
“Superb location, very helpful owner,poor wifi, still recommend”
Reviewed 3 Sep 2015
The location was absolutely superb, waking up to the most wonderful scenery. As the property is on a farm there were a range of animals with the most social and curios by nature chickens,.
The accomm… More
“Great Little Hideaway”
Reviewed 31 Jan 2016
My girlfriend and I stayed here for a weekend in early January 2016.
We arrived after a four hour drive in increasingly adverse conditions consisting of thick snow and fog. We had no trouble findin… More
“Just what we needed...” Red sky was the perfect place for us to get away from it all and relax. Everything we needed and more had been thought about. Its a beautiful hut, which was well equipped and very private. Our dog loved the garden and we loved
We just came back from a wonderful 2 night stay at Red Sky. Although the weather was cold and it rained it didn't take away from it at all! We loved the great bonus of a sheltered hot tub to relax in … More
So glad you enjoyed yourselves, and thank you for taking the time to give us feedback. Please do come back!
Reviewed 26 Sep 2016
Fantastic! A group of us hired the Safari Tent and the Red Sky Shepherds Hut for the weekend. The whole site is beautiful and really well laid out. I think it's great that the areas for larger groups … More
Thank you for your lovely comments. We do strive to offer a true "glamping" experience with all the little touches and so glad that our efforts are appreciated! Please do come back!
“Fantastic couple of days”
Reviewed 29 Jul 2016
What a lovely place. The Shepherds Hut is beautiful, it is small but perfectly adequate for two - it is also perfectly decked out, everything is excellent quality and it is spotlessly clean. It is s… More
So glad you enjoyed yourselves! Thank you for the lovely comments..
“A marvellous & Magical Halloween Break” Everything about our stay was perfect from Alicia's greeting on our arrival to being waved off as we left. The huts are decorated to a high standard, with quality fittings and fixtures throughout as well as extr
The shepherds hut was stunning, set in a beautiful orchard on a farm. The owner, Alicia greeted us on arrival & ran through how things worked in the hut. Fresh bread, milk, butter & jam were laid out … More
Oh bless, I didn't know she was tearful, how lovely that she enjoyed it so much, you will certainly have to return soon. Thanks for your comments, so glad you enjoyed your time with us. It was great to meet you and Libby and of course your gorgeous pooches.
Until next time!
“Perfect place to stay!”
Reviewed 6 Jul 2016
From the moment we arrived we were made to feel at home and welcomed to join them in the farm area which was great for our daughter and us...!
The huts are immaculate and well equipped plus they pr… More
Reviewed 6 Sep 2016
This place is a must if you love walking and tranquility. Two really nice local pubs with great food and drink. This place is great for dogs and Alicia is a fab host. Will be returning. … More
Thank you Joanne, it was really nice to meet you both and gorgeous Teddy too, hope to welcome you here again!
“Wonderful Place to Stay!” Booked the Shepherds Hut for a long weekend away with my boyfriend. The hut is absolutely beautiful and has everything you need! It is beautifully decorated and the outside space is extremely well kept. The hot tub was alread
I have recently returned from a 2 night stay in the Old Dairy Shepherd's Hut and it was absolutely incredible. It is a perfect place to escape to if you need a break from the hustle and bustle of ever… More
“Cosy Couple Of Nights!”
Reviewed 27 Nov 2016
The shepherds hut was lovely and cosy and have done brilliantly with the space which is on offer. The best part is of course the Hot Tub which was all ready as soon as we got there! Highly recommend a… More
Glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Really sorry you found the chlorine concentration uncomfortable. We do adhere to strict pH levels in all our hot tubs which are tested regularly so we will investigate as to why you found this.
“Fantastic 4 night stay!”
Reviewed 15 Oct 2016
Me, my boyfriend and our dog stayed in the shepherds hut for 4 nights! The arrival was easy and we were greeted and told that the hot tub and heating were on ready to go and we were to let ourselves i… More
“country get away” This was the perfect setup, everything you need, you have. Breakfast package was great and locally sourced. Shower, double bed, flushing toilet, ample kitchen with sink cooker,fridge, radio, BBQ, wood burner,all pots pans ect. Table
“Full of character in a lovely area” A very nicely appointed and characterful place for two people to stay. The photographs give a good impression of the facilities. The area is excellent, full of every kind of attraction including a very nice beach a
“Secluded, picturesque, perfect and with a hot tub!” At the time of writing this we have already booked our second visit, and a weekend for our son. Joanna, our host, was lovely and friendly and provided us with a 'breakfast basket' plus a cake for my
Not far from home but tucked away from society. A warm fire, wildlife and generous breakfast supply. A great place to read a book and keep the fire going (Ours was a winter stay) The perfect antidote … More
“Cozy, comfort, romance, nature”
Reviewed 2 Jun 2015
Absolutely the loveliest place I have stayed with my boyfriend. Snug shepherd hut, cozy wood burner, romantic fairy lights and candles, loved the hot tub and set in beautiful bluebell wood. We could r… More
Reviewed 14 Mar 2016
We had a brilliant couple of days at the Shepherds hut in January. The hut had everything you could possibly dream of inside, including the woodburner which got the hut so warm we slept with the door … More
“Lovely charming place” We had a lovely short stay here, great relaxing location, a bit in the sticks but that was all part of its charm! Good facilities and lovely huts, the only negative I would say is one of the sleeping huts could do with a little
Upon arrival, my first impression was how cute it looks from the outside. A great level of attention has also been put into the decoration both outside and inside. It looked better than on the picture… More
“Fantastic Relaxing Break” Fantastic ... no TV, time to relax, great base to explore from! Sally and her husband have made a little slice of heaven, lovely furnished hut, friendly chickens and peace! People thought that the pictures we took of our sup
what a lovely place, peace and quiet the perfect place to spend time together. The hamper from joanne on arrivel was a lovely touch. a lovely lady and host. all in all the perfect place will be back … More
Reviewed 26 Jul 2016
Had a fab 2 night peaceful break in this fab little hut. Small but a tardis with more space than you think possible. The hamper is a lovely touch as a starter point and we cooked on the little 2 burne… More
“Best holiday in the UK without a doubt” This was without a doubt the best place we have stayed in the UK.
The Shepherds retreat is so cosy and beautiful, something so unique and different. The grounds it is set in are out of this world.
Thoroughly enjoyed our time at shepherds retreat. Had the firepit going, ensured wingy (the duck) was well fed, and played plenty of monopoly!
The location is great, although a car is definitely n… More
“Idyllic rural hideaway”
Reviewed 16 Apr 2015
This gorgeous shepherd's hut is small but perfectly formed and there was ample space for our three-night stay, including all we needed to self-cater. Really cosy and warm at night and fantastic to wak… More
“Ducks, a woodpecker and an owl.”
Reviewed 29 Mar 2015
A lovely couple of nights in a cosy place with a great breakfast basket and hosts who couldn't have done more to make our stay better and with ducks, a woodpecker and an owl for company.… More