This is Glamping at it’s best; 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.
Outside our Shepherds Hut…
If you’re keen to try glamping then you won’t be disappointed with Pheasant’s Roost. When you book our shepherds hut you get use of a private wood-fired hot tub, which make for a very relaxing experience. 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! 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 Pheasant’s Roost.
Dogs are Welcome
You’re welcome to bring up to 2 dogs 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 superb 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 you. 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.
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 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 allow for additional Covid-19 measures to be undertaken. Occasionally we may be able to offer later check outs. Please ask in advance.
We also offer an uncooked breakfast pack as an option. We buy high quality, high welfare meat from our local butcher, Turner’s, in Rillington which is sourced from local farms. 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.
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.
There is a laundry room on site shared with Rose Cottage, so if you need to do some washing whilst you’re glamping, or get wet on a walk and want to dry some damp clothes then please ask us to tumble dry your clothes. We are awaiting delivery of a freezer, but in the meantime we can supply ice if you need it.
Smoking and vaping is not permitted in the shepherds hut itself, but you make smoke in the grounds.
Our Eco Credentials…
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. In the corner of our paddock we have an area which is left 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.
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. Much of the timber we supply for burning is recycled which avoids it going to landfill. 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, the energy efficient boiler is set to a lower temperature to avoid wastage.
We’d encourage you to use our compost bin and recycling facilities where possible. Eco washing up liquid is supplied and the shepherds hut is cleaned using eco products too. Toilet paper is recycled. 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.