Gollin Farm Shepherds Hut

UK England East Midlands Derbyshire Buxton

  • Campfires allowed
  • Campfires Allowed
  • Good walks nearby
  • Walking
Cosy and romantic shepherd's hut glamping in the heart, and at the highest heights, of the Peak District National Park

“Dream Big, Aim High”, reads the rustic red and white sign above the bed in this cosy shepherd’s hut. It seems fitting given the location. With the wood-burner stoked up for the night and the quilted double duvet pulled snuggly around you, you’ll certainly enjoy sweet dreams, while the setting, in the heart of the Peak District National Park is about as high as they come. The highest settlement in England, the local village of Flash, is less than a mile down the narrow lane.

Yet, while we can wax lyrical about the views, the surrounding mountains and the drystone-wall-striped scenery of the Peak District, it’s the nuts and bolts of hospitality that this glamping site really gets right. Set in a one-acre meadow on Gollin Farm, the two-person shepherd’s hut has an interior reminiscent of an old country cottage – think chunky Welsh dresser, deep armchairs and a stack of logs that will keep the fire going until morning – while outside there’s a firepit for late-night s’mores toasting and a barbecue for farm-shop steak. Since there’s just the one hut on the site, you’ve the whole place to yourself. There’s plenty of room to kick back beside the hut and it’s a short stroll down the meadow path to a modern toilet and shower, watched along the way by your neighbours: chickens, sheep and a single pet deer that thinks she’s part of the flock. If you come in springtime you’ll have the added bonus of buoyant lambs on site too.

While candles beside the bed, board games for rainy days and a digital radio on standby make the shepherd’s hut a neat retreat for couples, it’s walkers and outdoor enthusiasts that are most in their element. There are ample walking opportunities right from the doorstep, from Axe Edge Moor and Crome Hill to the Three Shires Heads (the hilltop point where the boundaries of Staffordshire, Cheshire and Derbyshire all meet), while nearby towns like Buxton provide popular café stops for lunch. The village of Flash, though rural, also has a decent café and pub, which acts as a popular starting point for hikers. Since it’s the highest point in England you can convince yourself the walking will all be easy downhill, too. No doubt the spectacular views – of brown peaks and rocky outcrops – will quickly make you realise otherwise.

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Facilities

The hut has a built-in double bed (bedding, linen and towels provided), 2 arm chairs, a side table with sink, a wood-burner (free logs and coal provided), electricity, microwave, kettle toaster, tea, coffee, mugs and more, plus a DAB CD radio. We also have broadband for you to connect. Gas BBQ, campfire pit and picnic table outside, plus a fridge in the nearby garage. A modern toilet and shower block is located around 100 metres from the hut (toiletries provided). Plenty of free parking and secure space for bikes. Sheep, a turkey, chickens and a pet deer in the adjacent field.

Suitable For

Glamping only. Shepherd's hut sleeps 2 . No smoking inside the hut. No pets.

Nearby

The rural shepherd's hut is in the heart of the hills of the Peak District National Park, with England's very highest village, Flash, just 1 mile away. The result is an abundance of good walking opportunities from the doorstep, including the Manifold Trail, Monsail Trail and Tissington Trail and short local routes up Crome Hill. Picturesque Hollinsclough village is a short stroll away, while Macclesfield Forest (20 mins drive) offers a wealth of outdoor activities and wildlife to spot, including the heronry at Trentabank Reservoir. Buxton (the highest spa town in England, if you're counting) is 5 miles away and home to Buxton Opera House (01298 72190), The Dome Theatre (01298 330620), swimming baths, go karting, Go Ape (01603 895500), pools cavern and many other activities. History buffs should head to the much-filmed Chatsworth House (01246 565300).

Food & Drink

It's 1 mile to Flash Bar Stores Café (01298 22763), which does a decent breakfast, pies and traditional Derbyshire oatcakes – dine al fresco for spectacular views. The Winking Man (01538 300 361) in Upper Hulme and The Lazy Trout in Meerbrook (01538 300385) also come highly recommended for evening meals. For something a little different, The Knights Table (01298 23695) in Quarnford is a medieval-themed restaurant with a meat-heavy menu that will fuel you back up after a day's hiking in the peaks. Buxton's market days are every Tuesday and Saturday on the Market Place in Higher Buxton. Leek's main outdoor market is on Wednesdays, with indoor market days on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays in the restored Victorian Butter Market.

Opening Times

All year.

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Accommodation

A single shepherd's hut (sleeps 2 adults) in a 1-acre meadow. Check Availability

Location

Contact Gollin Farm Shepherds Hut, Gollin Farm, Quarnford, Buxton, Derbyshire SK17 0SL

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Getting There

A car is highly recommended, due to the rural location but the nearest train station is in Buxton, 5 miles away.

Reviews

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Rated ★★★★★ over 4 reviews

★★★★★

beautiful setting, lovely accommodation

Cosy and comfortable Shepard’s Hut in a picturesque setting. Adjacent field has a deer and sheep, both very friendly, which added to the overall charm of the place. Views across countryside. Host Faye very helpful and thoughtful. Plenty of logs for fire pit, a great bonus. Overall it exceeded our expectations and would highly recommend it.
Jul 4, 2019 by Robert
★★★★★

Beautiful and peaceful

The location was very stunning. It was even better than the pictures. Everything you need is there to make your stay as easy and relaxing as possible. Faye was very welcoming, with fresh eggs, milk, butter and jam, tea coffee biscuits etc which really added to the place. We went by bus and as long as you plan it In advance it was relatively easy to get to, and a beautiful walk! Lucky the deer, turkey, sheep and lamb living in the fields were the cherry on the icing! We would definitely come here again
May 15, 2019 by Ele Robinson
★★★★★

Cosy, luxury alternative stay in the Peak District

We had an amazing stay at Gollin Farm shepherd's hut. The views are stunning and it's a quiet retreat where you can relax in cosy comfort. Faye had thought of everything to make the stay extra special; fresh eggs from the farm, an umbrella and torch for the walk to the nearby facilities, logs and coal for the wood burner, tea and biscuits - it was perfect! Will definitely stay again and highly recommend to anyone.
Nov 3, 2018 by Michael & Bryony
★★★★★

Fantastic experience

The Shepherds Hut exceeded our expectations. Faye had lit the wood burner ahead of our arrival so that it was cosy & warm for us. The facilities were clean & well kept. There was everything we needed to make our stay warm & comfortable & the views were just stunning. It is somewhere we would certainly return to & recommend to friends & family.
Oct 29, 2018 by Jeanette

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