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. We also support green tourism. The hot tub is set close to the shepherd’s 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 a barbecue. Pheasants Roost is set in a small paddock overlooking 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 shepherd’s 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 shepherd’s 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 shepherd’s 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, and we have a large portable enclosure (approximately 4m x 5m x 1m high) 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 shepherd’s 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 cafes 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 shepherd’s hut with a wood-fired hot tub for a really luxurious glamping experience. We now offer the hot tub (including logs for heating) as an optional extra for a one-off fee (£35). This means those guests who don’t want to use it can be charged a lower nightly rate. Also, 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 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, a bottle opener (very important!), a can opener, a chopping board, a small bowl, a 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. Please check opening times as many businesses don’t open earlier in the week.
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 10 am. Occasionally we may be able to offer later check-outs. Please ask in advance.
We don’t allow smoking and vaping in the shepherd’s hut itself, but you may 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.