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Samlesbury Hall: Shepherds Hut & pod

General

  • Glamping in the grounds of a 14th-century stately home
  • Shepherd's huts with ensuite bathrooms, heating and proper beds
  • Heritage café with ice cream and waffles; large playground on site

Smart shepherd’s huts in the grounds of a stately home – how splendid.

If you’ve ever fancied having the run of a huge country estate, take a look at these posh pads in a peaceful corner of the gardens at Samlesbury Hall, a gorgeous half-timbered medieval hall in the Lancashire countryside halfway between Preston and Blackburn.

As befits such stately surrounds, these handcrafted huts have all mod cons for a comfy stay: memory foam mattresses on the beds, a kettle for morning cuppas, and low-wattage plug sockets and USB ports to keep gadgets charged. The huts are heated to keep you cosy on chilly nights, and there are lanterns and a firepit for alfresco eves. Each hut also has an ensuite bathroom with a hot shower and towels provided.

You’ll pretty much have the run of the grounds here, so there’s plenty of space for the kids to roam about and play games; there’s also an excellent Mayflower-themed wooden playground at their disposal. The heritage café serves up top-notch breakfasts and daytime meals, and there are sweet treats galore to be had at Dottie’s Wafflery. Smores kits, disposable barbecues and logs are all also available at reception when it is open.

When you fancy heading out, it’s 15 minutes or so to drive to Preston or Blackburn, or you can wait at the bus stop outside the site and wait to be whisked into town.

Please note

Reception is unmanned after 5 p.m.. Please inform the campground while on your way there should you expect to arrive after this time so that the team can provide information about your unit/site.

No bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

The campground/park does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dog Act (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro).

Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the campground/park are unlit.

The café is open between 08.30am and 2.30pm between Tuesday and Sunday.


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Overall rating based on 58 reviews

 

93% would recommend this site to a friend.

88% would stay here again.

  84% described as Peaceful ?

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Loved the hut warm and cosy, comfortable bunks Loved the …04/12/2022

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomjenny h.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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    Loved the hut warm and cosy, comfortable bunks
    Loved the fire pit with marshmallows and hot chocolate
    Local info provided on pubs, restaurants
    Loved that the lady rang us before we arrived re the key and access
    Will come back soon, would be great for a group of friends

    Disliked: 

    Nowhere to wash a few dishes up if staying with kids who want a bowl of cereal for breakfast.
    Breakfast at the cafe was expensive

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We chose this place to break up a long journey …16/11/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMaureen H.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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    We chose this place to break up a long journey and the fact they provide the bedding made it much easier for us. Very comfortable sleep and great to have the hot shower in the morning. Will go back for sure. Really nice staff too.

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Good safe sight got good heating to keep you warm nice park for kids14/11/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomPaul H.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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  • Liked: 

    The cabin was good

    Disliked: 

    The toilet stunk abit

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Lovely shepherds hut enjoyed our short break30/10/2022

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  • Liked: 

    Everything really enjoyed our stay

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Quite, safe retreat, clean and level pitches27/10/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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    Greeted with a welcoming smile. I arrived early 😌 and thought I would have to wait until my allocated time. I found that my hut was ready 🙌 🤗 fantastic! I was given a map of the area and escorted to where my hut was.
    The hut was indeed neat, clean had tea and coffee facilities and free WiFi. There were 2 double beds ideal for small family or couples 💑
    Although the heritage cafe and Dotties waffery was closed Monday, there was Huntleys Farm 🚜 only 5 minutes so you could grab a light lunch and purchase a few items.
    The grounds of Samlesbury Hall is lovely and there is a small playing area for young children.
    There are some local walks 🚶‍♀️ nearby a map can be purchased from the reception or download.
    I do enjoy walks and can highly recommend Brokeholes Nature Reserve. Ideal for families 👪 your granny 👵 and is wheelchair ♿️ accessible.
    The other walk 🚶‍♀️ very close to Samlesbury Hall is the Weir. I kept to the road path but this is a 5 mile walk. Due to rain I didn't walk across the field, mostly for safety. The views are wonderful ✨️
    Another place of interest is Houghton Tower. Packed full of history and a very knowledgeable guide. The gardens are worth a visit too (weather permits)

    Disliked: 

    This is not a dislike. My bed was a little uncomfortable maybe due to me liking a softer mattress. The first night was excellent as I had no disturbance. However, the second there was shouting. I know children need to have fun and this was soon sorted. I can imagine though if there a lot of families then noise may be a problem 🤔

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Lovely grounds and accommodation. The staff were really friendly and …26/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomEmma J.Confirmed

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    Lovely grounds and accommodation. The staff were really friendly and helpful. The playground was excellent!

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Cozy shepherds hut set in beautiful grounds12/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomDave R.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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    Cozy shepherds hut set in beautiful grounds

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Absolutely stunning gypsy village away from real world.. the grounds …11/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomLucy B.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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    Absolutely stunning gypsy village away from real world.. the grounds are beautiful with a meadow to walk throw wild herb gardens ah it’s just peace and serenity.. the shepherds hut we stayed in was beautiful beds are very comfy doesn’t feel like a bunk bed. Can’t wait to come back.

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Amazing place05/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomLuanne R.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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    Just got back from a long weekend , we stayed in the shepherd's hut and they are fab. My little ones loved them.
    The beds are super comfy , and they are lovely and warm too as there Is heating.
    We hired the fire pit and that's a must was lovely to sit by the fire at night.
    Its Set in beautiful grounds and lovely to walk round.
    We visited the park this is a lovely area to play. We went to dotties and got the nicest ice cream, the lady who runs it I think her names Maria is an absolute gem, she was fab with my little ones and was so nice to us.
    All reception staff are super friendly too.
    Would definitely recommend a visit and we will return in the future too 🥰

    Disliked: 

    Nothing to dislike

    A washing up area for dishes would be handy on site

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Really good place to stay..would highly recommend.friendly staff.05/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomLaurence M.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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    Clean and tidy site in beautiful surroundings

    Disliked: 

    Moths

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Features

Coronavirus

Check-in: one group at a time

Dedicated shower facility per glamping unit

Dedicated toilet facility per glamping unit

Leisure on park

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Playground

Recreation room/arcade

TV room

Takeout

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on park

Bath available

Car parking by site/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundry

Parent & baby washroom

Payphone

Pick-up from public transport

Portable toilet

Pub toilets

Restrooms

Shower available

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue grills allowed

Barbecue provided

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Camping 2.0

Shepherd's huts

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Bush

Gastronomic delight

Luxury

Peaceful

Remote location

Utilities

Charging facilities

Dump point

Electric car charging point(s)

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Convenience store nearby

Dog walk nearby

Public transportation nearby

Type

Medium (26-50 sites)

Small (11-25 sites)

Nearby leisure

Golf nearby

Restaurant nearby

Location

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  • Preston New Road, Samlesbury, Preston, Lancashire, England, PR5 0UP
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 53.7695°N 2.5702°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Coach Stop C3 — 6.4 kilometres
Bus Station — 8.3 kilometres
Town Centre — 10.6 kilometres
Train stations
Pleasington Rail Station — 4.6 kilometres
Cherry Tree Rail Station — 5.3 kilometres
Mill Hill (Lancs) Rail Station — 5.9 kilometres
Ferry ports
Knott End-On-Sea Ferry Landing — 33.2 kilometres
Fleetwood for Knott End Ferry Landing — 33.6 kilometres
Heysham Ferry Terminal — 37.0 kilometres
Airports
Manchester Airport Terminal 2 — 48.7 kilometres

Directions


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

The obvious place to start is right on site: the hall and grounds are open most of the week for poking around in (although do check for weddings or other functions taking place before you wander in). Free tours can be had on Sundays, to learn about the hall’s history, its witching links and some of its ghostly goings on.

Clitheroe (20 minutes' drive), a market town with a castle, makes a great day out too, while it's roughly three quarters of an hour to Skipton in the Yorkshire Dales or to the southern Lakes.

Should the nippers be tiring of cultural pursuits, Preston is 15 minutes away for shopping and various entertainments, or you can get to Blackpool’s beach in around half an hour.

If you’d rather take in a bit more nature, plenty of walking trails are three miles away at Brockholes nature reserve, which is also a starting point for the 21-mile Preston Guild Wheel cycle route.

Must see

  • Forest of Bowland (9.4 kilometres)
  • Oswaldtwistle Mills (12.0 kilometres)
  • Beacon Fell Country Park (13.6 kilometres)

National Trust

  • Gawthorpe Hall (18.3 kilometres)
  • Rufford Old Hall (21.7 kilometres)

Cycle routes

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

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

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

On-site accommodation
Arrive:  3 p.m. –  10:30 p.m.
Depart by:  10 a.m.

Samlesbury Hall cancellation policy

No refunds within 4 weeks of arrival date.

Bookings cannot be amended within 7 day(s) of arrival.

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

Payment

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. Samlesbury Hall will debit the balance from your card 4 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 4 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking, or at any point before the due date.

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Terms and conditions

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  • Does Samlesbury Hall have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Samlesbury Hall dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Samlesbury Hall? The obvious place to start is right on site: the hall and grounds are open most of the week for poking around in (although do check for weddings or other functions taking … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Samlesbury Hall?
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  3 p.m. –  10:30 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
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  • How much does it cost to stay at Samlesbury Hall? From $107.84 (for 1 night, 4 people) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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The café is open between 08.30am and 2.30pm between Tuesday and Sunday.

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