Thorney Mire Woodland Retreat

From £120 For 1 night, 2 adults 9.5 4 reviews
Shepherds hut exterior (added by manager 11 Oct 2023)
Hut exterior (added by manager 11 oct 2023)
Hut exterior (added by manager 11 oct 2023)
Hut deck (added by manager 11 oct 2023)

  • Luxury self-catering shepherd’s hut in a private Yorkshire woodland
  • Five minutes' drive to Hawes; 45 minutes to Kendal
  • Complimentary tea/coffee and toiletries; private toilet and shower
With wanders through Wensleydale on your doorstep, Thorney Mire Woodland Retreat is an excellent place to see some of the greenest and most gorgeous corners of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Located in a private woodland, this cosy shepherd's hut is in a secluded spot just outside the small village of Appersett and roughly a mile and a half from the attractive market town of Hawes. This is a wildlife haven, and you may see species such as roe deer and rare red squirrels – keep an eye on the special squirrel feeder opposite the hut, as the creatures visit for a snack most days. Several footpaths are accessible in the immediate vicinity for trips through the surrounding countryside too. The characterful glamping unit is gorgeous inside and out and comes with handy facilities including a small private bathroom – with an eco toilet, shower, basin and heated towel rail – as well as a double bed, a small kitchen, tables and chairs, power sockets and complimentary tea/coffee and toiletries. Outside, a table, chairs, a barbecue and a chiminea have all been set up to help you make the most of this pretty rural location.

Site type

Lodges, cabins, pods or huts 1
Open all year
Please note
  • Guests under the age of 18 are not allowed on site.
  • No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.
  • No naked flames are allowed inside the hired accommodation units.
  • The hut is accessed via some uneven stone steps, a woodchip path and wooden stairs.

Languages spoken

English

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Only showing reviews for the last 30 months.

Great hut, fantastic area. Brilliant for spotting red squirrels.

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 6
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Esther Y. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Shepherd's hut

Liked: We had an awesome time, so relaxing with excellent walks on the doorstep. There is so much wildlife that visits the hut, it really is a photographer's dream. We saw our first red squirrel within a few minutes of arrival and then spotted woodpeckers, owls, nuthatches and wood pigeons too. The hut was clean, comfortable and well equipped, and the hosts were lovely. Book with confidence.

Recommend to friends Visit again

A beautiful place to stay, with very friendly and helpful hosts.

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Location 10
Value for money No rating
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Shepherd's hut

Liked: Beautiful shepherd’s hut, inside and out, in a truly wonderful setting.

Recommend to friends Visit again

Hut was perfect. In a wonderful location for wildlife.

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 8
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Joanne S. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Shepherd's hut

Liked: Everything. Hut was lovely couldn’t have asked for more.

Disliked: Nothing.

Recommend to friends Visit again

Lovely relaxing couple of days, great location. Clean and ti

Overall 8/10
Location 8
Value for money 8
Accommodation 8
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 8
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 8
Wifi No rating
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Shepherd's hut

Liked: Lovely quiet location, property as described, clean, tidy and comfy.

Disliked: Bathroom/ toilet area , a bit small.

Recommend to friends Visit again


Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

TV room

Take away

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Car parking by pitch/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portable toilet

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Adults only

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

No dogs allowed

Themes

Forest

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Tiny (1-10 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Location

Thorney Mire Woodland Retreat

Thorneymire Barn

Appersett

Hawes

North Yorkshire

England

DL8 3LU

Directions

Timezone

Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)

GPS

54.30486°N
-2.2289°W

Route directions

Directions: You will find us at around the midpoint of the single track lane that leads between the hamlet of Appersett on the A684 and the B6255, the Hawes to Ingleton road. We are next door to Thorney Mire House, which is marked on some maps. From the A1 and the East: Exit the A1 at junction 51. Take second exit of the roundabout onto the A684. At the next roundabout turn right remaining on the A684, signposted to Leyburn. Follow A684 through Leyburn, until you reach Hawes (about 50 minute drive). Continue on the A684 through Hawes towards Sedburgh. After 1 mile you will come to Appersett. Drive through the small hamlet of Appersett, just before the river bridge turn left and bear right immediately. You will see our little sign on the wall in front of you. Follow the single lane road upwards, after 1/3 mile you go under the old viaduct, we are the first building you come to a further 1/2 mile on. The parking area is against the building just off the road and adjacent to the entrance door. Beware: some Sat Nav’s mysteriously direct you to Scotch Corner, then the A66 and then via Kirkby Stephen which is a much longer route!! From M6 Heading North Leave the M6 at Junction 34 and head for Hawes via Ingleton by turning left on to the A683 at the end of the slip road sign posted to Kirby Lonsdale. After 10 miles turn right on to the A687 to Ingleton, the turning is on a sharp bend immediately after a narrow bridge. As you approach Ingleton pick up the Hawes signs. 15 miles after Ingleton and 2 miles before Hawes there is a house on the right (the first on the right for several miles) continue for 400 metres to a left turn. Take this turn and follow the single track lane for half a mile. After a 90 degree left turn you will see buildings ahead, pass the first building (Thorney Mire House) and take the 90 degree right bend then pull up immediately on to the road side parking area, the entrance door is adjacent to the parking area. This route is approx 30 minutes shorter than going up to J37. From M6 Heading South Leave the M6 at Junction 37 and head for Hawes through Sedburgh, on the A684. As you leave Sedburgh look out for the right hand turn that is signposted to Hawes. 14 miles on from Sedburgh is the hamlet of Appersett. As you approach Appersett you cross 2 river bridges. Immediately after the second bridge turn right, and bear right immediately. You will see our little sign on the wall in front of you. Follow the single lane road upwards, after 1/3 mile you go under the old viaduct, we are the first building you come to a further 1/2 mile on. The parking area is against the building just off the road and adjacent to the entrance door.

Nearest transport

Coach
20.9 mi Bus Station
20.9 mi Bus Station
21 mi Bus Station
Rail
4.1 mi Garsdale Rail Station
5.7 mi Dent Rail Station
8.7 mi Ribblehead Rail Station
Ferry
28.4 mi Bowness on Windermere Ferry Terminal
28.6 mi Bowness Ferry Nab Ferry Landing
28.9 mi Far Sawrey Windermere Ferry Terminal

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

Hawes is just over a mile away and can be easily reached on foot. Head here to pootle around its independent shops, pubs, restaurants, museums and tea rooms, or head to the Wensleydale Creamery for a dairy-themed day out (and to sample some of the local area's famous crumbly cheese, of course). There are many popular hiking trails within easy reach if you need to walk off that cheese, including the Pennine Way, a long-distance trail a short distance from the hut. The Yorkshire Three Peaks are also very accessible if you fancy a challenge, with the nearest of them being Ingleborough (2,372 ft; 30 minutes ) and Pen-y-ghent (2,277 ft; 30 minutes). Of course, the active life is best counterbalanced with more relaxing pursuits from time to time. With that in mind, you might like to drive out to Kirkby Lonsdale (30 minutes), roughly at the midpoint of the Settle to Carlisle railway, for a scenic train journey through Yorkshire and Cumbria. Alternatively, head to Kendal (45 minutes' drive) or Skipton (an hour) on market day and see if you can snag a bargain, or relax in the landscaped grounds of Sizergh Castle (45 minutes), a well-preserved National Trust property on the southern edge of the Lake District.

Water quality at nearby bathing waters

Name Distance Type 2020 2019 2018 2017
Morecambe North 30 mi Estuary Good N/A Good Good

Data source: European Environment Agency

Must see

Jervaulx Abbey 20 mi

The Bowes Museum 20.7 mi

Richmond Castle 20.9 mi

Easby Abbey (EH) 21.3 mi

Barnard Castle 21.3 mi

National Trust

Malham Tarn Estate 14.2 mi

Braithwaite Hall 17.1 mi

Sizergh Castle and Garden 22 mi

Moulton Hall 24.9 mi

Brimham Rocks 26.8 mi

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Other

Hardraw - Cotterdale - High Dike - Appersett - Hardraw 1.2 mi

Hawes - Gayle - Wether Fell 1.3 mi

Hawes - Bainbridge 1.4 mi

Hawes and Aysgill Force 1.4 mi

Marsett - Bardale Head - Marsett 3.9 mi

Local events

  • Kendal Calling (Thursday 1 August 2024 – Thursday 1 August 2024)

    Penrith, Cumbria 28.5 mi

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Want to know more about camping in North Yorkshire?

  • Does Thorney Mire Woodland Retreat have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Thorney Mire Woodland Retreat dog friendly? No View all features
  • What attractions are near Thorney Mire Woodland Retreat? Hawes is just over a mile away and can be easily reached on foot. Head here to pootle around its independent shops, pubs, restaurants, museums and tea rooms, or head to the … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Thorney Mire Woodland Retreat?
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  4 p.m. –  7 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
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  • How much does it cost to stay at Thorney Mire Woodland Retreat? From £120 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party.