Dane Valley Shepherd Hut

At Whitelee Farm Shepherd Huts

Nr Danebridge, Macclesfield, Cheshire SK11 0QE

  • Sleeps 2 (max 2 adults, 0 children)
  • Editor's Pick
  • Electricity
  • Cooking facilities
  • Beds Provided
  • Bed Linen Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Private Bathroom
This bespoke shepherd’s hut offers a comfortable retreat for two with luxurious touches and views of the beautiful Peak District.

  • Self-contained accommodation with luxury shower room and kitchenette
  • Tea and coffee provided, breakfast and BBQ hampers available
  • One of only two shepherd’s huts in a secluded spot on a 340-acre farm

The Owner Says

Situated down a pathway in a small private field, Dane Valley shepherd hut nestles close to the tree line on the border of the field. With stunning views from all windows across open farmland and the densely wooded valley, this traditionally styled shepherd hut is the opportunity to retreat from the world in modern luxury.

Access to the welcoming hut is via two wooden steps onto a raised platform. Set at the same height as the interior of the hut; thereby giving you a flow of outside to inside and an additional sense of spaciousness. With seating and a table for two of this can be your outdoor dining area or just somewhere to sit, ponder and soak up the atmosphere.

The entrance to the hut from this platform is through fully-glazed double French doors. Once inside you can appreciate the attention to detail which creates this relaxing space. Predominately one room, the full size en-suite is accessed through an internal door to ensure privacy. With premium oak flooring laid throughout the open-plan space and tongue and groove walls; the use of traditional building materials all adds to the sense of calm and tranquility in the hut.

As you come into the hut to the left is the dining and seating area which can comfortably seat up to four. Here the secret is also revealed as to how this space is unusually spacious  for a traditional shepherd's hut. Release a securing bolt and the table collapses enabling the wall to come down onto the seating area, revealing a supremely comfortable king-size bed with a bespoke memory foam mattress for ultimate comfort and relaxation. Included in your stay is all bed linen for the premium feather and down duvet and pillows. Behind the bed is a shelf perfect for holding your book or a drink, a USB charging point and a further window giving you another aspect onto your new world.

Directly opposite the entrance doors is the fully equipped kitchen where you can do as much or as little cooking as you please. Containing a gas oven, hob and small fridge, we have endeavoured to cater to every need - there is dining equipment for four, essentials like salt and pepper, cooking oil, cling film and foil all provided. Tea, coffee, filter coffee, sugar and milk sufficient for hot drinks  are included for your use. 

Ready-laid for your arrival, the small log burner packs a mighty punch. With a ready supply of logs literally on the doorstep the combination of the log burner and the sheep's wool insulation ensures that the Shepherd Hut is kept snug and warm for the duration of your stay. 

Finally, of great importance is the en-suite. With full size power shower with hot water, heated towel rail, hand basin and flushing toilet all bathroom linens, handwash and shower gel are included in your stay.

With the hut situated in a small field, there is plenty of space around to seek a space to relax.

About Whitelee Farm Shepherd Huts

Romantic en-suite shepherds huts on a riverside farm in the Peak District National Park.

The Owner Says

Situated one mile off the beaten track and nestled in a lush green valley, Whitelee Farm offers a wonderful opportunity for those seeking to get away from it all. Continuous investment in traditional features such as dry stone walling, hedge laying and protection of ancient woodland ensures that the farm and its habitats are nurtured for future generations to enjoy.

Set inside the UK'S first National Park, Whitelee Farm is a working farm set over 340 acres of prime Peak District National Park farmland. A rich and diverse landscape ranging from pastureland to ancient forest (around 40 acres of the farm) we also border the River Dane along the Southern edge of the farm; giving private access to one of the reputedly fastest rising and falling rivers in the UK. We are extremely proud to be one of the original farms supporting the Dane Valley Woodland project designed to actively manage woodland and specifically Oak. The Dane Valley has one of the highest concentrations of semi natural and ancient woodland in the Peak District for example we have one of the oldest Oak trees within a 40 mile radius on the farm drive. In 2016 we planted 3,500 saplings as part of this project and our own woodland management plan.

Across the farm mixed livestock (sheep, dairy and beef herds) graze on the pastureland for much of the year; enabling us to produce meat products of such note that we supply a well known premium retailer with our products.

Working in such spectacular scenery is a real privilege for our family and we are delighted that we are now able to share this unique environment with others with the installation of two traditional Shepherd Huts: Dane Valley and Hen Cloud. Each sleeping 2 adults, the bespoke Shepherd huts have been individually designed to maximise their location following approval from the Peak District Planning authority. Sensitively built in order to be as much in keeping with their surroundings as possible, each hut is oak framed, clad in wriggly tin and lined with sheeps wool. Featuring many luxuries of a domestic environment; guests always comment on how much has been fitted into a small space. We wanted to create a luxurious environment that put access to the wild on the doorstep for all and we look forward to welcoming you to see how this has been achieved.

Site Facilities

The 2 huts are self contained units with electricity and served by spring water. En-suite shower room features full size shower, heated towel rail, flushing plumbed toilet and sink. Custom-built kitchen with granite tops including small fridge with ice box, gas cooker and gas hob. Includes frying pan, griddle pan, 2 x saucepans, cooking utensils and knives, cutlery, kettle, oven gloves, foil, cling film, and bottle opener. Dining area for 4 includes plates, cutlery drink mats, salt and pepper. Log burner included – always ready laid for guests and sufficient logs available for the entire stay. Oak flooring throughout. Veranda with outside seating.

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