Tucked away at the end of a country lane on a tranquil Derbyshire farm is Haddy's Hut - an exquisite, hand-crafted shepherd's hut in the heart of the Peak District.
A truly magical setting for a romantic retreat, Haddy's Hut sleeps two in perfect happiness. Soak up the simple life without leaving your creature comforts behind, and prepare for stunning views of the Hope Valley every way you turn.
Standing in its own gravel courtyard, with flocks of sheep in neighbouring fields, Haddy's Hut has been beautifully crafted to blend the appearance of a traditional shepherd's hut with 21st-century luxury.
Once a common feature of the Peak District landscape, shepherd's huts provided shelter for the shepherd and lambs during lambing season. Today, Haddy's Hut - with its gorgeous green, corrugated metal exterior and cast iron spoked wheels - may look quite similar to these spectacles of agricultural history, but inside is a different story!
A wonderfully homely haven waits beyond those double French doors, with everything you could possibly need for a perfect stay. Oozing country charm, thanks to real wood flooring, wood-panelled walls in the perfect shade of cream, and gorgeous finishing touches throughout, you'll feel instantly welcome in this cosy, yet spacious, home-from-home.
As you settle in, you'll start to notice the many handcrafted elements that make Haddy's Hut so unique. A beautiful bespoke kitchen, fully fitted with a full-size hob and single oven with a grill, is ideal for cooking romantic meals together. The elegantly crafted bed offers a cosy nook to lay your heads below the charming window and shutters. And there's more than enough space to store your belongings in the large drawers ingeniously incorporated underneath.
Designed with every comfort in mind, Haddy's Hut has all you need under one roof - from the TV and DVD player for entertainment, to the fully fitted bathroom with a shower and flushing toilet. So have no fears of reaching for your wellies in the middle of the night - in fact, you don't even need to reach for your slippers thanks to the under floor heating.
And whether you're visiting in springtime to see lambs dancing in the meadows, or in the depths of winter when the Peaks are wearing a blanket of snow, Haddy's Hut is the ideal year-round retreat. As well as electric lighting (handy for when the nights are drawing in), you'll be kept snug as a bug thanks to the superb insulation, double-glazed windows, and toasty wood-burning stove.
You also can take advantage of Oaker Farm's laundry room - ideal after a day spent traipsing across the moors. You'll find a handy freezer in here too, as well as books, games and a selection of DVDs to while away those evenings together.
With everything you need in Haddy's Hut, you may have little reason to step beyond your French doors - but with the glorious Peak District to explore, you'll be easily tempted. Meet owls, otters and more at the Chestnut Centre Conservation and Wildlife Park, where you can even become a keeper for the day. Explore the majestic reservoirs of the Upper Derwent Valley or potter around pretty villages including Hope and Castleton. Or get your fix of stately homes with a trip to Haddon Hall or Chatsworth. Whatever you choose to do in this beautiful area, you can guarantee making unforgettable memories in the process.
Your perfect little sanctuary in a heavenly location, Haddy's Hut is the ideal escape from the humdrum of life. So the next time you're searching for a reason to get away from it all, you've already found it at Haddy's Hut.
Things to note
No pets permitted, no smoking, logs and coal are available to purchase locally.
Tried and tested
"What a beautiful place - Incredible!! Such a lovely few days away exploring in the most perfect hideaway. Would 100% visit again, thank you."
"Had a lovely relaxing weekend, the hut is beautiful and in a fabulous location - would be a pleasure to come back one day."
"What an amazing place! The views + shepherd's hut = great getaway. Loved every minute, we will definitely be back. Thank you."
Region: Hope, Derbyshire
Cost (from): £230 (2 nights)
Minimum stay: 2 nights (low season)
Property ref: 347
Haddy's Hut sleeps 2, double bed, bedding & towels provided, private bathroom, shower cubicle, fully fitted kitchen, electric oven, hob, kettle, toaster, fridge, dining area, wood-burning stove, electric lights/points, TV, DVD player, double glazing, under floor heating, French doors, garden table, chairs, parasol, external lighting. Books, games, DVDs, WiFi, ironing/laundry facilities and a freezer are located in the laundry room, parking.
Cycling, museum, restaurants, country pubs, historical buildings/sites, cafes, walking, hiking, swimming, rock climbing.
At a glance
- Handcrafted shepherd's hut on Oaker Farm, in the heart of the Peak District
- Sleeps 2 - the ideal couple's retreat
- Outstanding views of Hope Valley
- Everything you need under one roof, including fully fitted kitchen and bathroom
- Wood-burning stove and fully insulated for year-round retreat
- Explore the Peak District with ease, with footpaths leading from the farm
- 1.5 miles from Hope, offering good local transport connections