Hen Cloud Shepherd Hut
Our 'Hen Cloud' Shepherd Hut is so named for its intoxicating views from every window; including across to the Roaches and to the landmark Hen Cloud. Upon arrival to the veranda you feel at one with the countryside, a part of the patchwork of rural life that is right outside your French doors.
There is no denying that your neighbour's can be a talkative lot - immersed as you are into working pastureland, you will find yourselves of great interest to the locals - normally calves and lambs in the Spring and Summer; and pheasants and deer in the Autumn and Winter.
With such a unique Peak District experience, this luxury haven is perfect for a break away from it all. As such we have deliberately chosen not to equip 'Hen Cloud' with Television or wifi - this is a space where you can truly switch off, relax and savour your amazing surroundings.
Approach to 'Hen Cloud' is through the main field gate, along a stoned path through grazed pastureland and wild meadow to where 'Hen Cloud' is situated 15 yards on the left of this small field.
Hen Cloud Shepherd Hut in detail
Two oak steps take you up to an oak framed veranda that adjoins your hut. Furnished with a bistro table and chairs this is a stunning vantage point from which to appreciate the views across to the Staffordshire Roaches and 'Hen Cloud' or the night stars with a heavenly cup of something or perhaps a glass of something stronger.
From here through double glazed oak French doors you enter Hen Cloud and a bewitching environment that transports you.
Directly in front of you is the kitchen. Superbly equipped for a compact space, the kitchen offers all that you could need for your stay: from a fridge complete with ice tray and fresh ice on your arrival, to a gas oven with grill and hob all surrounded by a honed granite work top. Fully equipped, you will also find plenty of storage for any goodies that you may have bought with you. To enhance your stay further please contact us if there is any catering assistance that you would like. There is also picture window at eye level offering a unique picture perfect view of the 'Big Meadow' (it's big by local standards, but not perhaps if you are from Lincolnshire!). To the left of the kitchen is a door through to your ensuite bathroom with all the amenities that you would wish for in a luxury establishment: gas powered hot shower, flushing toilet, sink and heated towel rail. All towels are provided. To the immediate left of the French doors is the log burner. Small and compact in its own surround, this log burner can not only boil a kettle for you when lit, but the arm to the right of it is also a great way to keep a pot of tea or coffee warm on cold, wet, days.
Moving round the hut and past the French doors is the seating area complete with dining table by day, which at night transforms into a sumptuous bed in 2 easy steps (unhook and collapse the table, pull down the bed, hey presto!). In this area there are also 2 windows for you to enjoy the view from - one is covered by the wall bed when it is not in use.
**Please note that due to our remoteness, there is no wifi available in Hen Cloud. Some mobile signals may work. A land line can be available on request.
We regret that due to the nature of stepped access to this building it is not suitable for those with mobility issues.**