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Heather the Hut prides herself in offering her guests unique getaways in the great outdoors without compromising on service, comfort, quality and cleanliness.

Here you’ll find previous guests’ recollections of their stay in splendid seclusion.


We booked Heather the Hut super last min! 12pm Sat and arrived at 5pm.Jonathan was super helpful and accommodating! Really nice guy and recommended a local Pub, the coach house inn - if you go get the steak pie wow!!!The hut is so cute and literally all you need and more! The design inside is amazing. We had the fire roaring and the door open watching the rain! Bed was super comfy!!!Worth mentioning the surroundings of the hut, breathtaking you are super secluded and private.We will be back 100% as we want to experience this again with the sun!!!
A stunning location for a cozy, tranquil retreat.
A little slice of paradise!
Having a delayed departure to my few days away meant u arrived later than expected, however they way in which jonathan has thought out this little beauty of a getaway meant that i didnt have to worry about disturbing him or other's with a late "check in" . Upon arrival it was dark, torch in hand i set off down the wooded path, cocked over the wall and i was there. Heather the hut was everything id imagined and more. Made even better to see i could nake a brew and settle down thanks to the stocked tea and coffee caddies and milk sachets that jonathan has also thought about. I woke to a spectacular view in the morning, stretching over the vast countryside from a fairly great vantage point, i couldnt ask for more. Slept brilliantly on the bed, even had a little log fire just after my shower, i would most definitely give up city living to move in full time! I rented here as i was attending a friends wedding in Sinnington and had no problems getting prepared in Heather for evening or daytime events, however i would say if you are after plugging in straightners or hairdryer then you would be best advised to take your own power source with you. This was not a necessity to me which is why i would highly recommended heather the hut for an accommodation option to anyone that asked. Just perfect 🥰
Thank you so much for a lovely break. Heather the hut was gorgeous Will definitely recommend to friends & family Great host
Amazing stay! Great location and an great host.
Great communication 👍
Jonathan is a lovely host that is at the end of a phone call if needs be. We struggled to find Heather due to the lateness of our arrival, however it was no problem as Jonathan was on hand to help. We really enjoyed our autumnal weekend away, Heather is in a fantastic location with lots of quaint villages and walking locations to explore. Heather the hut is indeed very comfortable, clean and cosy. It was my first time away in shepherds hut and the experience did not disappoint. We even saw fireworks on the Saturday evening from the hut , which was just lovely. Would recommend.
We had the best time away in Heather. The cutest little hut with amazing views and a great host. We will certainly be recommending this to our friends and family and would love to stay again in the future!
Lovely hut and great location.

Chris & Daniel


What a perfectly idyllic spot! We stayed in Heather from 24th – 26th March 2023. The weather was a little wet and chilly, but Heather was beautifully warm and cozy for us and our chihuahua Teddy. The air is fresh and the view is stunning. Even the journey to her was full of wonderful moors views. I would recommend using what3words, which takes you right to Heather! We had a fantastic stay enjoyed greatly, full of peaceful charm and well worth it. Small tip…. Bring wellies. Host Jonathan was on call if needed and nothing was too much trouble. Thanks for a great mini honeymoon. Chris, Daniel and Teddy 🐶

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“I was over the moon when the owner of the beautiful Heather-the-Hut (available on Airbnb) approached me with collaboration offer. Rosedale has long been one of my huge loves, a rare tranquil gem in North York Moors, a place to explore more. And this hut – just how cute is she? I fell completely head over heels in love from the first sight.

There is a charming story about Heather (before she had a name). She was built 10 years ago by Jonathan’s father, a qualified engineer, as a hand-crafted caravan. As Jonathan’s father styled her on Romani wagon, Heather is made from wood, and has a beautiful curved ceiling.

Jonathan, a travel industry expert, started working on Heather in furlough. Jonathan had an idea of restoring Heather as shepherd’s hut and finding a nice spot for her. Jonathan made the hut more guest friendly over 6 months, building a comfortable bed and a new shower, and found a perfect place at the beginning of Rosedale, in a vast field , next to a lovely area of pine woods, with amazing sweeping views towards Pickering and Yorkshire Wolds.

Jonathan’s dream is to showcase the craftsmanship of his father and reveal the beauty and tranquillity of Rosedale to the world. Jonathan aims to develop new, sustainable, and responsible methods of travelling. All objects in Heather-the-Hut are either restored or handmade from natural materials.

Ps: I loved it!!!”



Me and my boyfriend visited Heather the Hut for my birthday and what an experience! When we arrived we were greeted with a lovely surprise. When we read about this place and the ‘isolation’ we didn’t actually realize just HOW isolated it is. It was perfect!

The Hut is the perfect size for two adults. It is worth remembering, that it is a hut. It is cosy with just enough room to move around and do what you need to. The pull-out bed fills up the space and makes it ideal for when you want to do nothing but chill.

The little stove keeps you lovely and warm and heats up Heather in absolutely no time at all. I would recommend that you stock up on electrical power banks if you have devices that you want to use. The views you meet when you open the door are breathtaking. The forests and walks through the North Yorkshire Moors will keep you entertained for hours on end. 

An ideal location for keeping things simple and bonding. You have nothing else to do but be together and take advantage of the beautiful environments around you. As fans of the world fungus and foraging, we had an abundance of places to visit and make some amazing finds! Plenty of edible mushrooms to harvest and take back to heather to cook up!

We will definitely be back come the Spring time to hunt for more mushrooms and take advantage of the ‘splendid isolation.’ We had an amazing time and would wholeheartedly recommend this beautiful little gem to anyone!



‘We booked the night away in Heather The Hut for my partner’s birthday. We wanted something peaceful and relaxed and we were not disappointed!

Firstly, the views from the hut and the surrounding areas are just absolutely breathtaking. The beautiful stone-built walls around the area are like something out of a movie! The peaceful surroundings with joyful singing from all the birds and wildlife in the area are just truly amazing to sit and listen to! I have lost count of how many different birds I have seen coming and going from the bird feeders.

The walk into Rosedale Abbey was just outstanding from the get-go just truly something to be witnessed! Heather has truly stunning views from every angle and every window from the hut. Jonathan was very friendly and helpful from booking to greeting and literally couldn’t do enough for you!

I would 100% recommend it to anyone and will most definitely return! Definitely, the most amazing place we have stayed Thank you so much!’

Bridget and John


We had a one night stay on July 29th in Heather the hut to celebrate our one year anniversary and had a wonderful time! Heather was easy to find and the views were spectacular! The heart confetti was a thoughtful touch.

We had a wonderful walk into Rosedale in the afternoon then returned to dine and toast marshmallows and star watch. Heather had everything we needed and we would recommend a stay to anyone seeking peace and tranquility!

"Heartwarmingly Magical"
"Fab time at Heather the Hut. Fantastic host, stunning scenery and very comfortable accommodation. Would highly recommend!"

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