‘Shirley’ is one of two gorgeous hand-crafted Shepherds Huts in the beautiful south west Peak District near Leek and Buxton – a fantastic base for walking and cycling breaks. Take in sweeping views across the Manifold Valley and starry night skies - there's more space than you will know what to do with!
The cute windows and stable door make you feel as if you’re in a mini cottage on wheels right out in the Peaks, although you can still enjoy a great night’s sleep on the quality mattress! There’s also an equipped kitchenette with a cute fold away table with chairs nearby. Shirley is ‘off-grid’ with solar powered lighting and a log-burner stove for warmth and cooking with a little oven for baking and stews. The en-suite eco-loo means you don’t have to leave the comfort of the hut to use it.
This is the kind of place that you can be wowed by amazing starry skies above your campfire, and fully take in the space and sense of freedom – so much so, one phrase that keeps coming up about this place is ‘feeling on top of the world’!
About 100 meters away the utility has a private storage cupboard with sockets and USB chargers, mains electricity, a freezer with fresh ice packs for the cool box and the washing up area. Through the Utility room is a large separate, modern shower room with a heated towel rail and flushing loo. Both huts use these facilities.
Leek has a local producers market on the 1st Sunday of each month offering scrumptious foodie treats. It’s also packed with cafes and quirky independent shops including antiques and reclaimed / shabby-chic styles. Check out the quirky ‘Watt Russell’ pub and its weekend tapas, or maybe the smart gastro pub ‘The George’ at Alstonefield. A little further afield is the spa town of Buxton with its eclectic mix of shops, cafes and the Bath buildings.
The Peak District is a cyclists and walkers heaven, bikes can be hired locally – or if you have your own, there is secure storage here. The impressive ‘Thor’s Cave’ and a pub lunch are both located on a circular walk... or just relax and enjoy the space ad peace around your glamping Hut, the choice is yours!
Arrival between 3pm - 6pm Departure 11am
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