Mill Farm Shepherd's Hut
Perfect for a romantic break that will take you far away from stressful everyday life, you'll find Mill Farm Shepherd's Hut set on the edge of Skipsea, near the East Yorkshire coast. A stunning gateway to a selection of beaches, local towns and villages, you'll never be short of something to do...whatever the weather!
Located in the main camping field on the friendly, family-run Mill Farm Country Park, the charming and cheery shepherd's hut comes equipped with a comfy five foot wide bed, a compact kitchen area with dresser, fridge and microwave, and heating for cooler evenings.
Light and bright throughout, there are plenty of pretty features to cast your eyes over, including decorative metalwork crafted by the local blacksmith, cute windmill cut-outs in the window shutters, and a small stained-glass window over the bed. Meanwhile, clever touches include a sliding table and generous under-bed storage space.
There's also plenty of furnished space outside for you to watch the world go by...so make your first holiday task switching on the kettle! You'll find a generous welcome pack that includes tea, coffee, hot chocolate and fresh milk from the local dairy, to help your country sightseeing along.
Simply bring your own bedding, linen and towels, or for an extra treat, upgrade your stay to include them. Optional extras include twinkling fairy lights and bunting - a must if you're celebrating something special.
Spacious facilities are housed in the site's main building, including piping hot showers, washbasins and toilets*, with extra facilities included for those with access requirements. There's also an expansive playing field...bring your football! (*Please note the facilities building will be closed until further notice, so showers/hot water will not be possible, but there is a private flush toilet for shepherd's hut guests, and a thermos jug provided for hot water to be taken to the sink in the toilet area)
Once you're nicely settled in, it's time to explore the local area. There is a short tree-lined walk along the edge of Mill Farm fields, and a short walk takes you into Skipsea village, where you can stock up on essentials, take in some local history and while away some time in the tea room or the excellent local village pub!
The traditional seafront is within walking distance too, complete with amusements, a social club...and of course, fish and chips.
Further afield, take the bus into Hornsea or Bridlington for market-browsing, shopping, boat trips and strolls along the harbour. Birdwatchers will enjoy an excursion to Bempton cliffs, with its RSPB site filled with a variety of birds and wonderful views.
After a long and energetic day, simply retreat to your countryside shepherd's hut, open a chilled bottle of wine and watch the golden sunset as it sinks over the trees. Finally, it's time to relax!
Things to note
No pets permitted. No smoking. One guest must be minimum 21 years old. Closed from October - early March. Minimum stay varies depending on time of year - please check website for more information.
Due to the current pandemic, there will be 24 hours between each booking to allow for extra cleaning. Social distancing will be practised on the site and reception area.
Tried and tested
"Second time we have visited, birthday weekend - didn't want to leave. Very clean and comfortable - will be back again for a third visit. Would definitely recommend."
"Just fantastic! Great nights sleep in a very comfortable bed! We have travelled all over the world and can honestly say this is the most comfortable bed we have ever slept in. The whole shepherds hut is well thought out and everything you could need is here. Immaculately clean and the owners were a pleasure to meet. Would we return ...... definitely! (2 night stay next time)"
"Lovely campsite and the shepherd's hut is great. So many little touches to make the stay that little bit nicer, such as tea/coffee and milk set out on arrival, fresh flowers, proper crockery (not the usual plastic you have with camping!), towels and bedding etc. A really nice place to stay."
Region: Skipsea, East Yorkshire
Cost (from): £70 per night
Bathrooms: External shared
Minimum stay: 2 nights off-peak
Property ref: 930
Sleeps 2, large double bed, wardrobe, under-bed drawer, microwave, kettle, toaster, fridge, radio, electric heater, fitted dresser, utensils, crockery, tea, coffee, hot chocolate, milk. Access to shared bathroom facilities* with showers, electric/shavers sockets (*please note the facilities building will be closed until further notice, so showers/hot water will not be possible but there is a private flush toilet for shepherd's hut guests, and a thermos jug provided for hot water to be taken to the sink in the toilet area).
Golf, hiking trails, cycling, horse riding, beaches, bowls, fishing, funfair, coasteering, paddle boarding, kayaking.
At a glance
- Furnished shepherd's hut for two, set on the main camping field at Mill Farm Country Park, Skipsea. A perfect base to explore the East Yorkshire coast and surrounding villages.
- The site also accommodates caravans, tents and motor homes, with generous communal facilities.
- Choose your glamping package from basic, or including linen, towels and bedding. Optional extras include fairy lights and bunting.
- The main village is a three-minute walk from the site. Bus routes take you into nearby Hornsea, Driffield or Bridlington, with plenty to see and do all around.