Pheasant’s Roost Shepherd’s Hut

A rustic and romantic retreat set within North Yorkshire farmland, ideal for first-time glampers and Wolds Way walkers.
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Bedroom: 1
  • Bathroom: 1
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights

Pheasant’s Roost is a cosy shepherd’s hut for two (plus two small dogs, if you’re bringing extra company along!), gloriously surrounded by North Yorkshire countryside.

Perfect for first-time glampers who don’t want to ‘rough it’ in the Great Outdoors, you’ll find Pheasant’s Roost lovingly equipped with plenty of little luxuries. There’s a crackling wood-burner with plenty of logs, a kitchen area that includes a microwave, a two-ring hob and a mini-fridge, and a private en-suite shower room with a flushing loo.  

You’ll also be supplied with fluffy towels, crisp bed linen, and a welcome warm drink (with biscuits, of course) on arrival.

Oh, and not forgetting the private, wood-fired hot tub – what better way to catch that beautiful golden sunset? If you really want to treat yourselves, you can even arrange for the tub to be heated up especially for your arrival, with a bottle of Prosecco waiting for you.

Curl up and chat the evening away in front of the wood-burner, or outside in the paddock after a sizzling barbecued supper. Though you’ll feel deliciously secluded from the rest of the world, there’s a TV on hand once you’re all talked out.

When it’s time to turn in, simply head for your downy double bed, and drift off to sleep under the gleaming North Yorkshire stars.

In the mood for a hearty breakfast? Why not take advantage of the locally-sourced breakfast pack option to set yourselves up for the day ahead? When you’re surrounded by so much invigorating walking country, you might be grateful for the energy!

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At a glance

  • A romantic shepherd’s hut for two guests and up to two dogs, set in a paddock on the owners’ grounds in Thorpe Bassett, North Yorkshire.
  • An ideal stop for Wolds Way walkers, as well as those who want to sit back, relax, and enjoy the beautiful countryside!
  • Bedding and towels are supplied, along with kitchen equipment and an en-suite shower room.
  • For a small extra charge, the private wood-fired hot tub can be pre-heated for your arrival (with a bottle of Prosecco waiting for you!) A locally-sourced breakfast pack is also available.
  • The local village shops are accessible in a 10 minute walk. Many of North Yorkshire’s attractions are within easy driving distance, including the Moors Railway and the historic city of York.


  • Adults Only
  • Dog Friendly
  • Hot Tubs


Cosy shepherd’s hut for two guests: 3 steps to entrance.  Open-plan living space: wooden floor, wood-burner with logs, seating, 19″ Freeview TV, foldaway dining table.  Kitchen area: electric hob, combi microwave/grill, mini fridge.  Bedroom area: double bed with bedding.  En-suite shower room: cubicle, flushing toilet, small Belfast wash basin, towels.  Electric heating.  Additional facilities: utility room with washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer (shared with the owner and one other property).  Exterior: patio, garden furniture, barbecue, private wood-fired hot tub.  Private parking for one car, additional on-road parking available.

Local Activities

Walking, cycling, village life, market towns, city excursions, local attractions, historic sites, beaches, food festivals.

More information

Just half a mile away from the famed Wolds Way National Trail, Pheasant’s Roost makes the perfect base, while you can reach the local village shops in a mere ten-minute ramble.

If you prefer hopping in the car and exploring on wheels, no problem. The traditional market town of Malton is just five miles away, bursting with independent shops and monthly food markets. More of North Yorkshire’s glorious attractions are within easy driving distance, including historic York, the Moors Railway, and many beautiful East Coast beaches.

Though of course, you may decide not to move a muscle throughout your stay – and when you’ve found a retreat that’s as cosy as Pheasant’s Roost, that’s perfectly OK!

Things to note

No smoking. Logs are provided for the wood-burner, with more available for a small fee. Pheasant’s Roost is set in a private area, with the paddock shared by one other holiday cottage. If bringing additional guests, a tent for 2 people can be pitched alongside the shepherd’s hut. One large dog or two small dogs are permitted at no extra charge, with towels, blankets and bowls available on request. Please note that the owners have a very sociable dog who may want to come and play with your dogs on occasion!

Where you'll be staying

Malton, North Yorkshire

What the guests of Pheasant’s Roost Shepherd’s Hut say

“Enjoyed a lovely three night stay in this gorgeous Shepherds Hut. It is very well equipped, cosy & ideally placed for visiting local attractions, I would thoroughly recommend.”

“We have had the most relaxing weekend in the shepherd’s hut. It was so peaceful, the hot tub was amazing and hut itself had everything you need. Would definitely return here.”

“We stayed there over the August Bank Holiday, the first ones in this brand new shepherd’s hut with hot tub. This is a fantastic retreat situated in a great location with the Yorkshire coast and moors on your doorstep. The owners Pauline and Jim are wonderful and so dog friendly. This is a five star Shepherd’s Hut and location, and five star owners. Highly recommended.”

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