The 'Herdsman' Hut

UK England North East England North Yorkshire Skipton Craven View Shepherd's Huts

  • Sleeps 2 (max 2 adults, 1 children)
  • Electricity
  • Cooking facilities
  • Beds Provided
  • Bed Linen Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • En-suite bathroom/toilet
A Shepherds Hut situated for you to enjoy the panoramic views of Craven and the Dales. Sleeps 2 people on a kingsize bed, en suite bathroom, cooking facilities.

The Owner Says

The 'Journeyman' and the 'Herdsman" hut have a kingsized bed with all bedding provided. (If you prefer to bring your own, please let us know at the time of booking.) There are two comfortable bucket chairs with a drop-down table to dine at or a coffee table. In the kitchen area is a fridge - with ice compartment - a microwave and a two ring induction hob. Pans, crockery and cutlery are all provided. They are both fitted with Smart TV's for those cosy winter evenings. The en-suite bathroom has a flushing toilet, sink and full size shower. Towels are provided, but again, if you want to bring your own, please let us know at the time of booking. Outside, is a shelter with outdoor seating and a table with an Esse Garden Stove - made in Barnoldswick - for you to cook on, or bbq, using the cast iron pans provided. Because they have  underfloor heating they  can be enjoyed all year round.

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About Craven View Shepherd's Huts

Suitable For

Couples, small families – yes. Dogs and pets – no (though registered assistance dogs are permitted).


You might be able to almost touch the Yorkshire Dales through your window, but locally, you're in Lancashire and don't you forget it. The small town of Barnoldswick (affectionately known as Barlick) is a 10-minute walk away, well-known for its independent shops, tearooms, and pubs set around the town square. It was once a proud mill town and you can explore its heritage at the  Bancroft Mill Engine Museum (07707 670177), and then make a day of it by following the Barnoldswick Canal Walk which takes you along a pleasant stretch of the Leeds/Liverpool Canal. For a day on the water instead, the Lower Park Marina (01282 815883) offers narrow-boat rental, through the rolling Pennine hills to the mile-long tunnel at Foulridge. With mountain bikes, the best day out is to the northwest at Gisburn Forest, about 15 miles away in the Forest of Bowland — park at the trailhead at Cocklet Hill and download a route map of the bike trails from the website.

Yorkshire will undoubtedly beckon too, given the views from the farm over towards Skipton, Malham, and Ingleton. It's only twenty minutes in the car to the historic market town of Skipton, so-called 'Gateway to the Dales', with markets on a Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday. Skipton Castle (01756 792442) really is one of northern England's most eye-catching medieval fortresses — well worth a tour — and it's only another ten minutes to Bolton Abbey (01756 718000), with its ancient ruins and beautiful walks alongside the River Wharfe. The best single day's walking is at Malham — 40 minutes drive north — a photogenic Dales village at the foot of soaring Malham Cove, which is part of an extraordinary eight-mile circular walk, though you can expect it to be busy in summer. For a slightly tougher hike, tackle the sphinx-shaped mountain Pen-y-Ghent from the little walkers' village of Horton-in-Ribblesdale, a 40-minute drive from the farm. It's one of the famous 'Three Peaks' (the others are Whernside and Ingleborough) and you can get up and down in under four hours.

Food & Drink

Barnoldswick really has all you need, from a great market (Thursday and Saturday) to a whole host of indie shops, cafes, and pubs. For home-cooked food, try Victoria's (01282 813454) tearoom on the square. The best bar is McCullough's (01282 813374), which is great for drinks and live music — there are some really good gigs here. Otherwise, your dining choice is between places like Mario's (01282 816554) for pizza and pasta, or the two curry houses, Barlick Raj (01282 813572) and Usmaniyah Indian Takeaway (01282 814700) — the latter will deliver to the site. Jump in the car and it's a 15-minute drive to Gisburn and the White Bull (01200 415805), for a nice old coaching inn and good bar meals, or try the Buck at Paythorne (01200 445488) for more of the same, about a 20-minute drive away.
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Craven View Shepherd's Huts is located at Craven View Farm, Moorgate Road, Barnoldswick, Lancashire BB18 5SG

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Getting There

Putting the postcode in a Sat Nav should get you to the door. From Barnoldswick, turn off Skipton Road and follow Church Street, Walmsgate, Westgate, and Colne Road, turning right on to Moorgate Road. Continue past two bungalows on your left, followed by three cottages also on your left. You are now on Folly Lane. Continue up the single track lane (there are passing places), go around the bend, continue straight on, do not turn left and Craven View Farm is the second property on your left.
The nearest train stations to Barnoldswick are Skipton, Clitheroe and Colne, from where you can get a bus to Barnoldswick. Then it's a 15-minute walk, or taxi ride, up to Craven View Farm.