New Hanson Grange,
Nr. Milldale,
Tel/Fax:(+44)(0)1335 310258
E.Mail: newhanson@hotmail.co.uk


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The Shepherds Hut

Bed and Breakfast with a Difference!

The Shepherd's Hut

Our Shepherd’s huts are on our beef & sheep hill farm, located on the edge of our newly planted woodland, with views looking down the dales of the River Dove near the beautiful riverside hamlet of Milldale, where years ago sheep were washed in the Dove near the cobbled stone Viators Bridge.

The origins of the Shepherd's Hut date back to the early 16th century. Made of wood with a curved corrugated iron roof, a stove, stable door and cast iron wheels, this was the living accommodation for the shepherd to tend his flock away from the main farmstead.

Today, it's a romantic, relaxing and more rustic way to holiday. Enjoy your stay and share your experiences in our ecologically friendly Shepherd's Hut on our Peak District hill farm. Take a step back in time to the days of simplicity, with no electricity, television or internet. Just relax and unwind with nature on your door step.

The huts are warm and cosy with their own small wood burning stove, perfect for those cooler days and evenings. They have a built in double bed with a luxury mattress and linen, with ample storage space underneath. The toilets and showers are nearby, just a short stroll from the shepherd's hut through the apple orchard into the Old Dairy.

While away the evening while sitting out on the verandah with a glass of wine watching the sunset disappear behind the hills & dale or sip your morning tea and see the wildlife and farm animals come awake...




      The Shepherd's Hut Contents

  • Double bed  Storage drawer & Cupboard
  • Fold down breakfast table
  • Wood burning stove
  • An initial supply of logs
  • Battery powered lanterns
  • Single portable gas stove
  • Kettle
  • Crockery & pans
  • Linen & towels
  • A small fridge in the old dairy
  • 2 Chairs
  • Sorry no smoking in the hut


We are situated near the beautiful river side hamlet of Milldale and  national nature reserve of Dovedale, the Manifold valley and Tissington Trail in the heart of the Peak District national park. We are surrounded by hills, dales & trails with numerous footpaths abound, radiating in all directions from your door, making it an excellent location for walking & cycling.

From New Hanson Grange you are within easy distance for visiting the many popular tourist attractions such as Chatsworth House, Haddon & Hardwick Halls, Carsington  Reservoir , Alton Towers or the spa towns of Buxton & Matlock Bath and  villages for their art of well dressing.

To find us take the  A515 Ashbourne to  Buxton road 6 miles north of Ashbourne, take the junction for Green lane for 400yds, turn left for New Hanson Grange over the cattle grid. 14 miles from Buxton & Bakewell. Derby 20 miles . East Midlands & Manchester airports 33 miles.

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Reynard's Cave, Dovedale
New Hanson Shepherd’s Hut

The hire of a Shepherd's Hut is from £50 - £70 per night.
Reductions for stays of 3 nights or more in a Shepherd's Hut.

The New Hanson Shepherd's Hut tariff includes linen, towels an initial supply of logs for the stove for 2 persons. Additional logs can be purchased at £5 per bag.

Available is a breakfast hamper delivered to your door.

Gift vouchers available for Anniversaries, Birthdays or just a special treat!

email us on: newhanson@hotmail.co.uk
Web: www.peakdistrictshepherdshut.co.uk
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Mrs L.A. Bonsall
New Hanson Grange, Nr. Milldale,
Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 1NN
Tel/Fax:(+44)(0)1335 310258
E.Mail: newhanson@hotmail.co.uk