August 18, 2021
Dane Valley Shepherd Hut
Having stayed in one of the Whitelee Farm Shepard Huts for the past three nights, we want to do it all over again.
Such a beautiful location to be in, and a perfect Shepard Hut, equipped with everything you need - even suggestions for local walks that did not disappoint!
Thank you very much to Emma who went above and beyond to unsure our anniversary stay was very special! We will be back!!
The hut is so well equipped with everything you could possibly need and the host is lovely. It was spotlessly clean. Lots of nice walks around and pubs.
I had a lovely two-night stay in one of the shepherd's huts. It was cosy and really nicely done out inside, with a really well put together kitchen and bathroom, given the size of the hut (which is, naturally, quite small). The wood-burner made it really cosy (although a bit chilly in the morning in early March!), and the location is excellent for any number of walks.
Worth pointing out that it's only a small hut - as I say, this is natural, but is worth pointing out. In summer, there is lots of outside space and a lovely little deck, but with two of you in there, you would be quite on top of each other.
What made the stay particularly great, for me, was the suggestions and help from the host, who made some wonderful walking recommendations. This included possible routes to the hut for me (I walked from Macclesfield Station - a substantial walk, but a good one, weather allowing) and a great suggestion of walking the Roaches and lunching in Meerbrook. The Lazy Trout was delicious, and the walks were spectacular. Emma went above and beyond!
October 21, 2019
Dane Valley Shepherd Hut
Starting with a great welcome from Emma who told us all we needed to know and then left us to our new home for the weekend. This is definitely worth the 5 stars, from location, to the excellent and immaculate accommodation. The king size bed with toasty duvet and marvellous mattress were amazing and so comfortable. Loved the little touches like tea, coffee and fresh milk etc. And a great little fridge for storing the wine ! Such a treat as well having our own shower and toilet, which were VERY clean along with fab M&S towels. It was a bit chilly so the log burner is a great idea and it makes cold rainy afternoons soooooo cosy, the fairy lights are a great touch too. We did walk to the Ship Inn which is at the end of the drive, gorgeous pub and the people are all so friendly. You will need the torch on the way back if its after dark as it is pitch black.....but not such a bad walk if fuelled by wine ;0) The Lazy Trout and The Ryles are also worth a visit for great food but you will need a car for these. All in all a fabulous stay and we will definitely be returning. Thanks Emma :0)
September 17, 2019
Dane Valley Shepherd Hut
The setting for this hut is lovely. Beautifully remote and with a lovely view. There are only two shepherds huts on the site, which we really appreciated as it was lovely and quiet. We also really enjoyed the area and the food at the nearby pub was amazing. Emma was a lovely host and we were made to feel very welcome. We stayed for the best part of a week and went exploring all round the Peak District. The only downside to the huts was the lack of storage space. We ended up using the cupboard space to hang our jackets (something we definitely needed in the slightly damp September weather), but this left us with no other free storage spaces. Some coat hooks would definitely help, and maybe sacrificing some of the pretty crockery to free up a bit of space for the camper's stuff. This is probably only an issue when you are staying for longer breaks though, and I wouldn't let it put you off staying at this lovely location.
August 6, 2019
Hen Cloud Shepherd Hut
After deciding we weren't quite adventurous enough to have a long weekend under canvas, we searched around for glamping options and came across the Hen Cloud shepherd hut at Whitelee Farm - and I'm so pleased we did. The hut lived up to all our expectations and more - it had everything you could want for, with hot water, electricity, cooking facilities, plus a king size bed with beautifully soft bedding and plenty of seating when that was folded away. We went in August so the hut was nice and warm, but the log burner looked like it would definitely do the job of heating the place up on chillier days. The setting is as beautiful as the photos suggest, perhaps more so, and so peaceful. The fire pit was a real bonus too (although with a captive audience of six cows, it was the guiltiest BBQ I'd ever had)! Emma was a fantastic host - she settled us in and gave us a few tips about the local area, then left us to enjoy the rest of the weekend as we pleased (though reassured us that she was only ever a phone call away). The surrounding countryside is so beautiful, with plenty of walking and cycling (better if you're a fan of hills...!) on offer, and fantastic eating and drinking options nearby with the local brewery, and the Ship pub. All in all we couldn't have wished for a better weekend getting back to nature, will definitely be recommending to everyone we know and looking up availability next year!