Our luxury en-suite accommodation with a hot tub
If you are celebrating a special occasion such as a birthday or anniversary, or simply want to treat yourself to a romantic short stay in rural North Yorkshire then read on. Our shepherds hut offers a private, wood-fired hot tub and amazing views of the countryside.
Outside our Shepherds Hut…
If you’re keen to try glamping then you won’t be disappointed with Pheasant’s Roost. The hot tub is set close to the shepherds hut, and is screened for privacy. Because there are no bubbles, you can listen to bird song, or on a clear night you can often see the stars. We also get some amazing sunsets! It makes for a very relaxing experience! You also have use of a small patio with table and chairs, a fire pit and barbecue. Pheasants Roost is set in a small paddock over looking farmland, and it has its own private area. The rest of the paddock may also be used by our holiday cottage visitors, although Rose Cottage does have its own garden. If you are willing to share your shepherds hut with family or friends, we’d be happy to accommodate a small tent for 2 persons to set up alongside.
Inside our shepherds hut
Pheasant’s Roost benefits from a double bed and en-suite shower room. Bed linen and towels are supplied. The shepherds hut has a log burner, and so we include a load of logs and kindling to get you warm when the temperature drops. We also leave a welcome pack of coffee, tea and biscuits. Additionally, the shepherds hut includes crockery, cutlery, cooking utensils, tea towels and washing up liquid. If you’d like to enjoy the natural surroundings and get away from it all you can, however, there’s a TV.
Dogs are Welcome
You’re welcome to bring your pets glamping; up to 2 dogs are welcome free of charge, but please note that the paddock is not fully secure. Just ask us if you need dog towels, blankets or bowls as we do have spares. We usually find a treat or two for our four legged friends too! We’d prefer it if you don’t let them on the bed though, and if they are likely to sneak up, then bring a cover to keep the paw prints off the bedding.
Because the shepherds hut gets very warm with the windows closed you are asked not to leave your dog unattended. Malton is a really dog-friendly town – many cafe’s and restaurants allow them in, and we can direct you to lots of walks and dog-friendly beaches, and even dog-sitting services, so there are plenty of options available.
Try Our Drop and Dip Service
Book our shepherds hut with a wood-fired hot tub for a really luxurious glamping experience. For every wannabee Caveman (or Cavewoman) out there who loves to get back to basics and light a fire to heat the water in the wood-fired hot tub, we know there will be someone who’d prefer to arrive at Pheasant’s Roost, drop their bags, and take a dip without the effort. Consequently, we offer a Drop and Dip service, whereby you give us a rough idea of your intended arrival time. We then heat the hot tub up to a pleasant temperature in readiness for your arrival. This service includes a bottle of Prosecco, and costs just £25.00. We can, depending on our availability, re-heat the hot tub for you on subsequent days for a small fee.
We also offer an uncooked breakfast pack as an option, with meat from Turner’s. This means better animal welfare and less food miles. As a minimum, the meat breakfast pack includes: 2 rashers bacon, 2 sausages, 1 free range egg, 2 slices of bread, ketchup and butter.
Eat in or Dine Out?
If you fancy rustling up a meal our kitchenette has a little Belfast sink, a small fridge, a 2 ring hob, a microwave with grill and a small worktop. There’s a toaster and kettle, plus a small selection of crockery, glasses, cutlery, cooking utensils, knives, bottle opener (very important!), can opener, chopping board, a small bowl, serving dish, a jug, saucepans and a frying pan…..not bad for a glamping space, eh?
About 10 minutes walk into Rillington there’s a well-stocked General Store and Post Office. This shop is open until 7pm most days. You can buy the basics here. However, if you don’t want to cook then you can also eat in 2 pubs, the Coach and Horses and the Fleece which are a short walk away. Alternatively, the fish and chip shop is worth a visit.
Within 5 miles is Malton which has many restaurants, coffee shops, bars plus several supermarkets. We’d encourage you to use the independent food retailers who sell tasty, locally-sourced products. As a result, Malton has developed a well-deserved reputation for being Yorkshire’s Food Capital.
Our local butcher, Turners in Rillington sources high quality Yorkshire meat from nearby farms which means better animal welfare and less air miles.
Check in time is from 4pm, however, we have a key safe, so you can arrive any time after this. We will come and say a socially distanced ‘hello’ when you are settled. If we aren’t available, feel free to text, call or email if you have any problems (or need directions!) Please don’t arrive any earlier unless by prior agreement as we like to make sure that the property is thoroughly cleaned between visitors. Check out time is now 9am to enable us to complete additional Covid-19 measures. Occasionally we may be able to offer later check outs. Please ask in advance.
We don’t allow smoking and vaping in the shepherds hut itself, but you make smoke outside.
A washing machine, which is shared with Rose Cottage, is also available. Additionally, if you get wet on a walk and want to dry some damp clothes then please ask us to tumble dry your clothes. We have a small freezer, and can also supply ice if you need it.
We are also happy to supply vegetarian (and with notice a vegan or gluten free) breakfast packs. This will include 2 eggs, 2 veggie sausages and usually baked beans, tomatoes or mushrooms plus bread.
We love were we live and want to take care of our environment for future generations. Because of this, we are constantly seeking ways to minimise our impact on the planet and provide habitats for wildlife. This includes leaving the corner of our paddock wild; the nettles attract butterflies, and the wildflowers attract bees. Additionally we have a number of mature trees that support bats, birds and other insects, as well as a few bird boxes around our grounds too. You will probably see pheasants and rabbits around the shepherds hut, or even when you are in the hot tub! Hares, partridge, barn owls, bats, and buzzards are often in the field behind us.
Our Eco Credentials…
Our property, Oak Lodge, has solar panels fitted that feed the electricity supply for Pheasant’s Roost too. Inside our well-insulated shepherds hut we have heavy curtains and blinds fitted, some cosy fleeces and a little log burner to keep you warm. The hot tub is heated with logs made from recycled materials, with the remainder being locally sourced. In addition, we have included an electric eco-heater with a timer. Where possible we’ve fitted low energy light bulbs and our external lights are on sensors. Finally, we’ve set the energy efficient boiler to a lower temperature to avoid wastage.
Please use our compost bin and recycling facilities where possible. We supply eco friendly washing up liquid and we also clean with eco products too. Toilet paper is made from recycled paper. Should you wish to use our laundry room then please use the quick wash and cool settings, and if the weather is fine then please use the line to dry your laundry.
We named our shepherds hut after a frequent visitor to our paddock. Several years ago a pheasant was shot and injured during a shoot, he then retreated to a bush in our garden. Over several days we fed the bird with seed until it was strong enough to fly. As a result of his injury, he developed a limp and so we named him Hoppy. He has been a frequent visitor to our paddock since. You may see him with one or more of his female companions. Hoppy is a free spirit and wanders at will, although you can tempt him with bird seed!