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    Timeless holidays in the heart of the Peak District, staying in traditional shepherd huts reminiscent of the original living accommodation of a shepherd…. An unforgettable experience. New Hanson Grange nestled in the Derbyshire dales & hills can now offer our guests a unique escape in one of our two beautifully  quaint shepherd huts, these are to complement our already successful self- catering holiday Bungalow see For more details.

    Guests who stay in our shepherd huts can enjoy a  Breakfast hampers delivered to their door or self- cater if you prefer and enjoy the freedom of luxury camping.

    Our shepherd’s huts are located on a hill sheep farm in the Derbyshire Dales Peak District on the edge of a small woodland, with views looking down the dales of the River Dove near the beautiful river side 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 linen and ample storage space underneath. The toilets & showers for guests are just a short stroll away from the shepherd’s huts, through the apple orchard into the Old Dairy. Wyle 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

    . Built in 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
    . 2 Chairs
    . Sorry no smoking in the hut
    . a small fridge in the Old Dairy



    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.


    The hire of New Hanson Shepherd’s hut is from £50 - £75 per night.
    Reductions for 3 nights or more hire of the shepherd’s huts.

     2 night minimum hire at the weekend

    New Hanson Shepherd’s hut tariff includes linen ,towels, an initial supply of logs for the stove for 2 persons. Additional logs £5 per bag.

    Please note only one of our Shepherds Huts are pet friendly .

    Breakfast Hampers Delivered to Your Door.

    Served from 7.30am to 9am

    1) Bacon Rolls or Warm Croissants, thermos jug of Coffee/Tea
    2) Fresh Fruit Salad, Bacon Rolls or warm Croissants, thermos jug of coffee/ Tea
    3) Fresh Fruit Salad& Yogurt or Cereal. Staffordshire Oat cake with Scrambled Egg. Thermos jug of Coffee/Tea.

    From £6- £7 pppn.

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

    When contacting this business please mention you found them on Peak District Online


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