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

"We went to a weekend away with 2 children. Ot far to seaside resorts and a nice place to spend a couple of hours on the play area and looking round the hall."
16 Mar, 2020 - Rotherham, 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 VisitEngland, 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.

Please note that access to the huts is via a maintained gravel path -- it might be advisable to take a torch at night. The grounds are also locked in the late evening but guests are given a key to open gates. 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.

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

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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(342 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
4.7 Location
4.6 Rooms
4.6 Quality of Service
4.7 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
We went to a weekend away with 2 children. Ot far to seaside resorts and a nice place to spend a couple of hours on the play area and looking round the hall.
Lisa 16 Mar, 2020 Rotherham, UK
Enjoyed Most
Great way to spend an alternative evening with the kids making a campfire and cooking on the BBQ. The hut is perfectly sized and toasty warm too!
rachael 16 Mar, 2020 Nelson, UK
Enjoyed Most
Clean, warm and comfortable. Delicious breakfast.
Amy 06 Jan, 2020 Holmfirth, UK
Enjoyed Most
Took our nine year old granddaughter for an overnight stay. She was absolutely thrilled when we arrived. We all had a great experience
Paul 09 Dec, 2019 Sheffield, UK
Enjoyed Most
Beautiful and clean , staff looking after hut were fantastic x we had a fantastic breakfast on the sat morning , my granddaughter who has autism asked for more milk for her tea , waitress seemed a bit put out by this , returning with a small amount of milk x Rebecca x
Other Comments
Really enjoyed our stay xx
Rebecca 11 Dec, 2019 Carlisle, UK
Enjoyed Most
Unique experience loved every minute of it
Elizabeth 25 Nov, 2019 Telford, UK
Enjoyed Most
My children enjoyed the experience. We found the hut very cosy. The radiators unfortunately made little impact on the hut. On the Sunday morning we woke up to no hot water or heating. After reading the hut manual we discovered that we were unable to reset the boiler until we spoke to a member of staff who provided us with the code for the locked boiler cupboard. The hut could have done with a really good floor clean and cobwebs removing from the light in the main hut. The bedding and towels were extremely clean.
Other Comments
Overall experience very positive.
Nicky 18 Nov, 2019 Merseyside, UK
Enjoyed Most
The hut was perfect for a couples getaway. Very clean, amazing shower, tea & coffee facilities and an incredible setting in the countryside. The website says it could fit 4 people as the bunk bed is a double bunk bed but I think it might be a little squashed . We would love to return in summer and take full advantage of the ability to have a BBQ and a campfire! Lovely reception staff too.
Other Comments
I couldn’t fault anything and wanted to thank staff at the hall for making our stay so enjoyable.
Eleanor 21 Oct, 2019 Manchester, UK
Enjoyed Most
Great location, very peaceful
Vanessa 15 Apr, 2019 Keighley, UK
Enjoyed Most
Very enjoyable, comfortable and relaxing.
Other Comments
Minor improvements: no hand wash and bed sheet not properly made.
Dominic 11 Nov, 2019 Woking, UK

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