Unique Retreats | Living North

Unique Retreats Across The North East and Yorkshire


Waingates Farm Huts
Our selection of unforgettable destinations for an altogether different breakaway

Waingates Farm Huts

In brief: Luxury self-catering shepherds huts.

Our highlight: New to the UK Glamping Market, the spacious and luxurious ‘igloo’ inspired Pederro Hut is 
truly unique.

Insider guide: Set within large private gardens overlooking the sprawling countryside and wildlife are these lovingly-crafted self-catering huts. All but one of the huts boast luxury kingsize beds (the other still containing a comfortable double), and all of the huts come with a wood-burning hot tub, fire pit and gas BBQ, as well as a plethora of other amenities. 

Waingates Farm, Roecliffe, 
York YO51 9NE
01423 740690


Shepherds Retreats

In brief: Two luxury glamping huts on the outskirts of Beadnell. 

Our highlight: Star-gazing whilst relaxing in the beautifully crafted Scandinavian hot tub with a chilled bottle of fizz. Heaven. 

Insider guide: Providing an authentic back-to-nature experience with an added element of luxury, these hand-crafted huts are packed with lots of extras – king sized beds and cosy log burners will keep you snug whilst the outdoor wood-fired hot tub is the perfect place to marvel at the views. 

Beadnell, Northumberland NE67 5AD 
07964 939397


North Shire

In brief: Magical self-catering accommodation on a family farm located in the North York Moors.

Our highlight: The new Grounds Keepers Cottage appears as if it’s been ripped straight out of the pages of Harry Potter.

Insider guide: North Shire is set amongst six acres of beautiful countryside, and boasts a collection of quirky, unique accommodation ideal for family holidays or couples wanting to enjoy a quiet, pretty site with local attractions nearby. Featured in The Times 50 Best Cottages in Britain, North Shire has imaginatively themed boltholes – the themed Grounds Keepers Cottage is perfect for Potter fans. As well as cottages, North Shire boasts cosy self-catering shepherds huts, a ‘Shire House’ with charming round windows and doors, and a fantastically-converted old barn.

Liverton, Saltburn-by-the-Sea TS13 4TJ
01287 642228


The Private Hill

In brief: A truly unique glamping experience set on the edge of the beautiful North Yorkshire Wolds.

Our highlight: The ‘Debussy Dome’ is set a short way away from the other accommodation and offers more privacy and a different layout – ideal for a romantic getaway!

Insider guide: The Private Hill offers spacious, unique geodesic domes with amenities aplenty, including a sumptuously comfortable twin or superking bed, a stocked minibar fridge with small freezer, and a wood burning stove. Open the curtains of your dome to appreciate the breathtaking views that stretch for over 60 miles on a fine day. The Private Hill also boasts private BBQs to enjoy on the hotter days and fire pits for the cooler ones.

Thrussendale Farm, Acklam, North Yorkshire YO17 9RG
01653 917288


Huts In The Hills

In brief: Four hand-crafted and beautifully finished shepherds huts nestled in the Cheviot Hills.

Our highlight: Plunging into the outdoor antique bath tub. 

Insider guide: Made from solid reclaimed oak, with hand-forged wheels and sheep’s wool insulation, you’ll certainly feel at one with nature in these charming huts. Set in their own secluded area within the spectacular surrounds of the Cheviot Hills, each hut is designed to provide utter tranquility and luxury for each of its guests. 

Prendwick Farm, Whittingham, Alnwick NE66 4UZ
01669 630273 


Crab Manor Hotel

In brief: A boutique hotel with an international twist. 

Our highlight: The award-winning Crab and Lobster Restaurant, which serves up the freshest seafood daily.

Insider guide: From the luxurious beach house in the Hamptons to the magical world of Lapland in Finland, Crab Manor takes you to the most exotic destinations without having to leave North Yorkshire – each of the hotel’s 20 rooms have been individually-decorated to mimic foreign destinations.  

Dishforth Road, Asenby YO7 3QL
01845 577286 

Published in: October 2019

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