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UK England North West England Lancashire Blackburn Samlesbury Hall

  • Sleeps 4 (max 4 adults, 3 children)
  • Editor's Pick
  • Electricity
  • Beds Provided
  • Bed Linen Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Private Bathroom
  • En-suite bathroom/toilet
Stylish shepherd's hut in the grounds of Lancashire's 14th-century Samlesbury Hall.
  •  Handcrafted oak bunk beds
  • Gas central heating to keep you cosy
  • En-suite with private hot shower and soft towels

The Owner Says

The hut sleeps four in handcrafted oak bunk beds (each bunk a full-sized double). Gas central heating will keep you warm if the nights are cold, and in the heat of summer the oak windows open to let the breeze in. There are two plugs for your electrical items, and two USB ports to charge your devices along with mains electric lights overhead.

The cosy en-suite offers a private hot shower, soft towels, and complimentary toiletries. The en-suite has a lockable door and is heated by a chrome towel rail.

You’re welcome to take the chairs and table outside if you wish to wander a little further, or use the picnic benches and log stools directly outside the huts. Our festoon bulbs light the little grove, with solar lights lining the drive. A camping lantern is provided to light your way along the paths if you’re exploring, but we don't think you can beat a campfire at night (kits are available for £5.00).

While we include tea-and-coffee making supplies, there are no cooking facilities in the huts. However our campfire kits can be exchanged for a BBQ kit if you’re looking to embrace the rural setting. The Hall has a breakfast and lunch time restaurant, and almost across the road is a lovely Italian called Mezzo which opens in the evening.

Our shepherd's huts are arranged in groves, which can be hired exclusively (subject to availability). Groups are welcome; so why not book a weekend away with friends?

About Samlesbury Hall

Suitable For

Glamping only. Large groups, families, and couples – yes. Tents, caravans, campervans, dogs – no. Whole site hire available (e.g. corporate bookings). Wedding guests should book via the bride and groom.


If you love nature you’ll have to visit Brockholes Nature Reserve (01772 872000), just a five minute drive away. The site boasts walks for all abilities, along with the famous Preston Guild Wheel cycle route. Blackburn (10 minutes) is famous for its beautiful cathedral (01254 503090), and local Witton Park (01254 55423) is ideal for a day out with a picnic. The historic town of Clitheroe is a short drive away, as is Hoghton Tower (01254 852986). Preston city centre (10 minutes) is ideal for shopping in the day and for a meal in the evening. The city’s bars are varied, and host a variety of entertainment. Ribchester and its’ famous Roman heritage are 20 minutes away. Samlesbury Hall is also close enough to the motorway for you to reach Blackpool, Lancaster, and Lytham within 30 minutes, and Manchester and Liverpool in under an hour.

Food & Drink

Samlesbury Hall restaurant is open for breakfast and lunch (Sun–Thur; occasional Fri), as is Dottie’s Wafflery, which serves ice cream, crepes and milkshakes along with its namesake waffles. Huntley's Farm Shop (01772 872820) supplies local produce 5 minutes away and, in the picturesque village of Mellor (also 5 minutes by car), there's a range of local pubs – The Millstone (01254 813333) is a particular Samlesbury Hall favourite. Almost across the road from the Hall is Mezzo (01772 877772), the local Italian, and further down the road Bukhara (01772 877710), the local Indian. The nearest supermarket is 15 minutes away; Waitrose in Walton-le-Dale (01772 886066).


Samlesbury Hall is located at Samlesbury Hall, Preston New Road, Samlesbury, Preston, Lancashire PR5 0UP

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Getting There

The site is a 3-minute drive from Junction 31 of the M6. Follow the signs for Blackburn/ Clitheroe, keep right at the end of the dual carriageway, and then take the second exit at the roundabout. Samlesbury Hall is on the left, about a mile down. The nearest train stations (Blackburn and Preston) are about 10 minutes away in a taxi or the number 59 bus will drop you off right outside the gates.