We booked a Shack in August, three couples (including one pregnant lady!) looking for time away from the modern world of computers, mobile phones and TV - a weekend of 'back to basics'.
We certainly found it!
The reception was friendly, professional and made us feel right at home straight away - even introducing us to a local Hedgehog who'd been found trundling around and looked a bit lost!
The shack itself was perfect - no electricity, but a powerful log burner that powered the shower and hot water, and gave off plenty of heat - more than enough for the six of us!
Situated miles away from reality (or so it seemed), the shack and surrounding area was eerily quiet at night, even more so in the misty morning when all one could see were Sheep and Grouse frolicking a few feet away from the doorstep!
Even the wet weather didn't put a downer on things - there was plenty to explore and even time for a delicious evening meal in the café - veggie and pregnancy friendly too!
Overall, I'd recommend a shack vacation to anyone looking to get away from city life for a while - true, having no electricity or lighting takes a little getting used to, but it was more than worth it - since then we've talked about trying the Yurts (in Summer, if we get one this year).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Handmade rustic luxury Woodland Shacks, Meadow Yurts and Bunk Barn on a picturesque farm in Wensleydale, North Yorkshire. Barns converted to a cafe/bistro, shop, comfortable facilities and luxury showers. Open every day with stunning views across the Yorkshire Dales, open moorland and beyond. Non-residents welcome to enjoy cafe, walks and views. 19th Century folly stone circle ‘The Druid’s Temple’ in the heart of 40 acres of woodland. Find a hearty Yorkshire welcome, with activities including climbing and foraging and (nearby) pony trekking, falconry and fly-fishing. Hot tub by the Woodland Shacks and massage treatments. Enjoy fresh air, long views, outdoor adventure, relaxation by the fires. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Bivouac At Druid's Temple Masham/Ripon