Samlesbury Hall Shepherd's Hut Hamlet

Amy Lindsay
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Why We Love This Hotel

  • These quirky shepherd's huts have oodles of character blended with contemporary comforts including central heating
  • You can 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
  • 97% of Travelzoo members who have reviewed their stay said they loved it

"Quirky huts that look great and are comfortable inside with heating and double bed. Coffee cups weren’t sparkling clean and car park/path poorly lit at night but otherwise a good stay."
7 Oct, 2019 - Manchester, UK
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Samlesbury Hall Shepherd's Hut Hamlet is a colourful collection of luxury converted shepherd's huts in the grounds of historic Samlesbury Hall (open Sunday-Friday), a 13th-century stately home with regular exhibitions, events and guided tours.

Called "luxury accommodation with a rural edge" by Visit England, the huts have two double beds with memory-foam mattresses, 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.

Samlesbury Hall has a restaurant serving breakfast (8:30-10am Monday Friday and 9-10:30am at weekends; must be pre-booked), lunch and afternoon tea. Dottie's Wafflery serves up a selection of sweet treats. In the evening, you can gather around 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, a menagerie of animals, a mini golf course and a woodland 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 away by car. Manchester and Liverpool are around 50 minutes' 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


Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.
Minimum age required to check in: 18.
For arrivals outside of the opening hours, please contact the hotel directly for further information.

Check-in available until 5pm.

Checkout: Standard Time is 10am.

Children and additional guests: Extra beds are not available.
Cot not available.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request and will be charged at £10 per pet 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.

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Customer Service available Mon-Fri, 8am-6pm

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

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

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(513 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Samlesbury Hall Ltd (t/a The Hamlet Samlesbury Hall) over the past 15 months.
4.6 Ambiance
4.6 Location
4.6 Rooms
4.6 Quality of Service
4.7 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Quirky huts that look great and are comfortable inside with heating and double bed. Coffee cups weren’t sparkling clean and car park/path poorly lit at night but otherwise a good stay.
Other Comments
Separate enough from the main hall so no worries about disturbing wedding guests (or vice versa!)
Sophie 07 Oct, 2019 Manchester, UK
Enjoyed Most
Loved every minute of it . Cosy . Peaceful. Friendly staff. Good location.
Kellie 29 Sep, 2019 Preston, UK
Enjoyed Most
Fabulous just what me and my friend needed- some fun time out it was perfect. We can’t wait to book again.
Donna 29 Sep, 2019 BlackpoolBlackpool, UK
Enjoyed Most
we like doing different/spur of the moment things an this was a lovely experience. Out of season and very quiet but would have enjoyed it just as much if it had been busier. You did not feel crowded or overlooked by any of the other huts. Weather could have been better so we did not walk around all of the grounds. We had breakfast one morning which was lovely and great being able to make tea/coffee in hut. Spotlessly clean and bed comfortable. Glad that the heating was easy to adjust as it did turn a bit cool and wet while we were there. No problems with wi-fi.
Other Comments
My husband and I said we would both like to return again so I think that says it all really.
susan 27 Sep, 2019 MarchMarch, UK
Enjoyed Most
Great place, lots to do and see, would recommend bringing your own bbq and logs if you want to use the fire pit
Karrie 16 Sep, 2019 Lancaster, UK
Enjoyed Most
Generally very enjoyable. Huts were marketed as 'luxury' shepherds huts and whilst they were they were more than adequate, they were not as clean as they could be. Also the responsibility of two women alone, in the dark, having the responsibility of opening and locking the gate for the whole site including for the hall, was a bit unacceptable we thought. Also, from a security point of view, the padlock was faulty and took some time to lock properly. Whilst I texted the 'emergency' number to tell them of our concerns, no one bothered to respond at all. Plus, being the only people on the whole site overnight was quite alarming and we felt quite vulnerable on first night. There was one other hut which was being used, but we didn't find out until afterwards. On the whole good for the reduced price we paid, but not sure they would be worth full price without a few improvements. Thanks.
Dawn 15 Sep, 2019 Nottingham, UK
Other Comments
We loved it . Free parking ,free entry to Hall , eggs from rescued battery hens & area for rescued rabbits & guinea pigs . The most friendly staff ever .
marion 14 Sep, 2019 Wilmslow, UK
Enjoyed Most
Short two night break. Idyllic settting. Lots of walking opportunities
Kathleen 12 Sep, 2019 Birkenhead, UK
Enjoyed Most
Very peaceful and quiet, nice surroundings very friendly and helpful staff
Other Comments
Ate at the Mezzo Italian restaurant a bit further down the road both nights very enjoyable great food great prices £15 for 2 courses. Breakfast in Samlesbury hall very tasty
Anthony 11 Sep, 2019 Leeds, UK
Enjoyed Most
Fabulous time...lucky with the weather, Lovely accommodation and delicious breakfast...would recommend.
Other Comments
May be worth putting a washing up block on site, provide 4 chairs, improve information on website, ie bedding included, bring extra logs for the fire pit, no fridge included. We had everything we needed as I pack everything you could possibly need, however other guests did not know there was no fridge and did not bring chairs for themselves.
Louise 09 Sep, 2019 Preston, UK

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