Samlesbury Hall Shepherd's Hut Hamlet

Travelzoo Staff

Why We Love It

  • These quirky shepherd's huts have oodles of character blended with contemporary comforts
  • Explore the extensive grounds and plentiful exhibitions of the medieval Samlesbury Hall 
  • The venue is a haven for history lovers and perfect for a family-friendly break
  • 100% of Travelzoo members who reviewed their stay said they will return

Enjoyed This
(151 Member Ratings)
"The whole experience was so very different from anything we had do before, a real adventure! The food in the restaurant was very well presented and good quality ingredients, The breakfast was delicious as was the sour dough breakfast bap!"
Aug 17, 2018
Bicester, United Kingdom

Map & Directions

Samlesbury Hall is just off the M6 motorway, along the A59. The nearest train stations are at Blackburn and Preston -- both are just over 10 minutes by car. The number 59 Stagecoach bus travels between the two towns, and stops just outside the gates of Samlesbury Hall. There is plenty of free parking on site.

Rooms & Rates

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Samlesbury Hall Shepherd's Hut Hamlet is a colourful collection of luxury converted shepherd's huts that sit in the grounds of historic Samlesbury Hall, a medieval stately home with regular exhibitions, events and guided tours.

Visit England calls it "luxury accommodation with a rural edge". The novel huts have two double beds with memory-foam mattresses, cosy central heating and ensuite bathrooms with a spacious shower, hot water, fluffy towels and luxury toiletries. There are also tea- and coffee-making facilities in the huts and free Wi-Fi throughout the site.

There's a restaurant in Samlesbury Hall -- breakfast is £10 per person (served from 8-10am, must be booked in advance), while lunch and afternoon tea is also available. Dottie's Wafflery serves up a selection of sweet treats. In the evening, escape to the on-site fire pit for a campfire, light up the barbecue or dine at one of the picnic tables dotted around the grounds.

There's plenty to keep the whole family busy on site, including the Bee & Heritage Centre, the menagerie of animals, the mini-golf course and the woodland Mayflower Playground.

The Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Ribble Valley and the Tolkien Trail -- a walking route through landscapes that inspired several locations in The Lord of the Rings -- are less than 25 minutes' drive away. Brockholes Nature Reserve is just over five minutes by car. Manchester and Liverpool are around a 50-minute drive away.

There are dog-friendly huts available -- please enquire on booking. 



  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Restaurant
  • Pet-friendly
  • 100% smoke-free

Room amenities

  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Outdoor space for some rooms


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Separate shower
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Bathtub or shower


  • Complimentary parking


  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible restaurant

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Check-in: Standard Time is 2pm.

Check-in available until 5pm. Later arrivals are available on request, please contact the hotel +44 1254 812010.
Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: There is no extra bed available.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request: £10 per night.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer service available Monday - Friday 9am - 6pm GMT + 8.

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Enjoyed This
(151 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Samlesbury Hall Ltd (t/a The Hamlet Samlesbury Hall) over the past 15 months.
4.5 Ambiance
4.5 Location
4.5 Rooms
4.6 Quality of Service
4.7 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
The whole experience was so very different from anything we had do before, a real adventure! The food in the restaurant was very well presented and good quality ingredients, The breakfast was delicious as was the sour dough breakfast bap!
Other Comments
The huts were very comfortable and had everything we needed for a great stay. Unfortunately our stay was cut short abruptly when the boiler in the hut burst at 4:00am! Water was gushing out of the cupboard all over the hut, It woke us up with a start, but my husband acted quickly, jumping out of bed, and was able to turn the water off which was also going into the electricity supply. Thankfully we rang the emergency number and the operations manager Danny arrived to assess the damage. There were no huts available so we had to pack up and come home early which was a real disappointment. The hotel have apologised and have offered a complimentary stay to compensate for the inconvenience, which we appreciate and will use later on in the year. The staff were very apologetic and dealt with the incident extremely professionally and we look forward to returning to the Hamlet.
Lynne Aug 17, 2018 Bicester, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Staying in the Shepherds hut, our two grandsons loved it.
Other Comments
Shepherds hut was very clean and comphartable, only fault the tin mugs could do with a good scrub or a trip through a dishwasher!!
Diane Aug 17, 2018 Penrith, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The Shepherd's Huts were so much fun to stay in and amazingly spacious inside. The play area is really lovely and fun for the kids. And the ice cream available from the Wafflery was delicious!
Other Comments
The one thing they could do to improve would be to add some shelves or a little storage unit in the bathroom - there's space between the sink and the shower and it would make such a difference to be able to store your toiletries in the bathroom instead of on the table!
Morgan Aug 16, 2018 Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Clean, quiet and relaxed. Great as a family first time glamping. Kids loved it
Other Comments
It’s a shame the cafe and restaurant closed so early, we would have definitely gone for a meal, drinks and snacks later on in the day. I’d love to see more space for the kids to play near the huts.
Judy Aug 16, 2018 Doncaster, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The hut itself and the setting
Other Comments
Sue gave a tour of the hall dressed in character. She was excellent.
pamela Aug 16, 2018 Manchester, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Playground and animals
Other Comments
Pity they don’t do evening meL
Rosaleen Aug 16, 2018 Billinge, Wigan, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
History.. charming grounds helpful staff overall 'Everything'
Other Comments
I loved the accommodation
Gillian Aug 16, 2018 Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Peace and quite
Christopher Aug 15, 2018 Wakefield, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The huts were small but charming. Children loved playpark, animals and duck pond play. We all enjoyed the visit to the Hall which was excellent.
Other Comments
The floor of the huts were not very clean - dusty and previous occupants litter.
erin Aug 13, 2018 Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Peace and quiet
Dianne Aug 13, 2018 Chorley, United Kingdom

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