This is a beautiful hut set in a beautiful wooded/grassy area. It is reached by going up a hilly field with lovely views (and alpacas) and then down an oil lamp lit path. The hot tub was great and there were lots of opportunities to light fires - from the log burning hot tub, to the log burning stove to a fire pit! The Hut was well equipped with towels, robes and crocs for the hot tub. The breakfast basket was lovely. A very relaxing break. Thank you Jo.
A peaceful relaxing stay which was great fun. Jo was warm and welcoming. The Hut was adorable. An experience that everybody should try at least once in a lifetime.
The hot tub was superb, the lamps just lovely. A perfect holiday.
This was our first time at Shepherd's Delight, and I'm sure it won't be our last.
It was so peaceful, tranquil, and a great secluded escape.
Jo's warm open manner put us at ease from the moment we arrived and she was incredibly thoughtful, leaving us some little gifts to celebrate our anniversary and big birthday, which was very much appreciated.
The facilities where great and I'm completely in love with the wood fired hot tub! if you can tare yourself away from the hot tub and camp fire there is plenty to do both within walking distance and a short drive.
I can't recommend this place more, they book up fast and the reason is they are simply fantastic!
A most amazing place to get away from it all...and I mean really get away from it all. Jo, our host was lovely and had thought of everything to make our stay perfect. The breakfast basket is a great welcoming detail and the hut has everything you will need down to binoculars to watch the wildlife and every cooking utensil you might need. But if you don't fancy cooking, Jo had some great tips on where to eat which we took advantage of. The inn at Stainley does some pretty decent sea food. If you want to relax around the fire pit or spend hours in the relaxing hot tub...this place is for you
We have just had a rather excellent three-night stay at Shepherd’s Delight. It is even better than the glowing reports on Tripadvisor would have you believe. It is better than any photograph you may have seen. It is a total experience. Jo, the owner, seems dedicated to making your stay absolutely perfect and she succeeds! Not just a hut, or even a hut with a hot-tub, Shepherd’s Delight starts when you enter a little wooden gate and find yourself in a totally private garden area. The hut is probably 100m distant along a path lit by oil lamps with areas set aside with deck-chairs and picnic tables. The atmosphere is astounding. Our three-night stay was one of the most memorable breaks away we have ever had.
We have just spent the weekend at this beautiful place! What a perfect way to celebrate my 30th birthday! Everything was in full bloom, absolutely stunning!
Jo really has thought of everything, the hut is very well equipped, although we didnt need to use half of it as we cooked our dinners over the fire! The hot tub was a huge hit and as we were very lucky with the weather it meant we actually got to use it 3 times! A nice hot cup of coffee sat in the hot tub at 8am on a Saturday morning-absolute bliss! So calm and tranquil and the complete opposite to our normal hectic life!
We visited the Malt Shovel for lunch, lovely food and most definitely recommend!
We had the most perfect time here and we cannot wait to return. Thanks Jo!
Absolutely amazing! Everything is taken care of and there are so many little details to enjoy from the hammock to the fire pit (with marshmallows provided) and the natural beauty and wildlife are just perfect. Everything is easy to use and accessible. There are lovely villages within driving distance and local pubs that you can cycle to easily. Cannot be faulted. Totally magical experience!