"An amazing, romantic getaway, straight out of the pages of a fairytale"
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Hart Lake Escapes, five individually themed, couples only, beautifully appointed shepherd huts, nestled in woodland around a small private lake each with its own hot tub.
You can be assured of a warm welcome on arrival and a personal touch throughout your stay. Family run and set within the grounds of an old hunting lodge dating back to the Duke of Sutherland.
Whether you’re curious about the boundary cross on our grounds, booking all the huts for five couples for a celebration, or even just what type of fish we have, we’re here to answer any questions.
- Have just come back from a wonderful weekend staying at Hart Lake Escapes. Could not recommend this place enough! Clare... read moreHave just come back from a wonderful weekend staying at Hart Lake Escapes. Could not recommend this place enough! Clare and Andrew have created a little paradise just outside of York and it was perfect. The Shepard Huts are quaint and have all the bits and pieces you need. They have decorated to a really lovely standard and haven't scrimped and scraped when it comes to the comforts (including the comfiest mattress!) The hospitality of Clare and Andrew was amazing from beginning to end. We'd attended for my partners birthday celebrations and they were so helpful from time of booking until the week leading up in helping me organise. They ensured that the hot tub was hot on arrival and again on the Saturday on our return from being out for the day. They even offered us a lift into town on the Friday night.. talk about going above and beyond! Personally, thank you so much for your hospitality, we had the best time and can't wait to visit again in the future. read lessStephanie Pearson 6/05/2023We have just returned from our second stay at Hart Lake Escapes (first time last October in The Roost and... read moreWe have just returned from our second stay at Hart Lake Escapes (first time last October in The Roost and this time in The Den) and it was just as stunning as the first time. The attention to detail is second to none - Andrew and Clare have truly thought of everything you might need for the perfect getaway. They are fabulous hosts - very knowledgeable about the local area too which is super helpful. We loved our hut so much and the hot tub was the icing on the cake. So relaxing and just felt like a tiny slice of paradise! Would recommend to anyone 10/10! read lessEmily Harris 6/03/2023We stayed for two nights in The Nest hut, and it was amazing. Andrew and Clare were very welcoming and... read moreWe stayed for two nights in The Nest hut, and it was amazing. Andrew and Clare were very welcoming and friendly, with some great suggestions of local things to do. The grounds were peaceful, quiet, and well looked after. The huts were lovely inside and out, with some really nice touches. The hot tub was perfect, especially at night under the stars. We would love to go back again and will 100% be recommending it to everyone we know. read lessMike 5/23/2023
- Hart Lake escapes, absolutely amazing we were lost for words for how beautiful it is and how peaceful. Andrew and... read moreHart Lake escapes, absolutely amazing we were lost for words for how beautiful it is and how peaceful. Andrew and clare are lovely hosts they were very welcoming and helpful. the hot tub is great. the attention to detail in the hut is amazing it really is paradise we didn't want to leave. we will deffo return 🙂 x read lessJennifer Atkinson 5/22/2023Where do I start … we have just returned from a weekend in the nest and all I can say... read moreWhere do I start … we have just returned from a weekend in the nest and all I can say is this place is just perfect ! I booked Hart Lake as a surprise for my boyfriends 40th birthday. He was blown away. We had the most incredible time, we have never felt more relaxed and didn’t want to leave. It was a beautiful setting so calming and relaxing. Everything is catered for and it’s just all the tiny little details that have been thought of. Nothing was to much trouble. Andrew and Claire were so warm and welcoming the personal touches just made it even more special. I’m so glad I found your incredible piece of heaven and we will definitely be back. Thank you ! read lessEmma Astley 5/22/2023What a little gem of a find in a beautiful, secluded setting.Barb 5/16/2023
From start to finish Clare and Andrew were very... read moreWhat a little gem of a find in a beautiful, secluded setting.
From start to finish Clare and Andrew were very friendly and welcoming. Advising of places to visit: hopping on the bus into York to getting fish and chips 5 minutes walk down the road and explaining everything we needed to know for our stay.
The accommodation was beautiful. Attention to detail, including a Welcome Pack and having a meal sat waiting for us on our arrival. Lovely products for us to try which Clare was on hand to offer advise on.
Thank for making our Anniversary so special with the card and fizz.
You have a wonderful property that you share ❤️ read less
- Just returned after 2 days with friends at Hart Lake. We stayed in the Nest and Roost huts and they... read moreJust returned after 2 days with friends at Hart Lake. We stayed in the Nest and Roost huts and they were Fab-U-Luss....A beautiful and peaceful little gem on the outskirts of York.Russell Cartwright 5/07/2023
Andrew + Clare are so welcoming, friendly and helpful. They have thought of everything. We had a ball. Absolutely Perfect few days. Oh and the beds are so comfy slept like a log
Thanks read lessMy partner booked a weekend getaway for my birthday at Hart Lake Escapes and it was lovely!Ella Beetson 5/06/2023
We stayed in... read moreMy partner booked a weekend getaway for my birthday at Hart Lake Escapes and it was lovely!
We stayed in the Roost, everything was so well thought out, and top quality.
Such a beautiful area it really feels like a bit of heaven in a busy city like York! It’s nice to have that serenity and if you are the sort of person/people that would like to see the city area then it’s not far from there either.
Also the reed diffuser they use is divine, I had to pick one up for myself!
Thanks to Andrew and Claire for their kindness 🙂 read less
- me and my partner had an amazing weekend last weekend at there hot called the nest, it was beautiful, Andrew... read moreme and my partner had an amazing weekend last weekend at there hot called the nest, it was beautiful, Andrew and Claire were amazing hosts and offered to help at every given opportunity. thank you for having us, we will definitely be back. 5 ✨⭐ read lessRob Cairns 4/22/2023We absolutely LOVED Hart Lake Escapes! Claire & Andrew have literally thought of everything. Such a cosy, beautiful atmosphere and... read moreWe absolutely LOVED Hart Lake Escapes! Claire & Andrew have literally thought of everything. Such a cosy, beautiful atmosphere and wonderful people. The hot tub was amazing and I loved lighting the log burner in a morning. We will be coming back when we book our anniversary next year. Thank you so much xxx read lessJessica Rose Siddall 4/16/2023It’s my 60th birthday and my children had bought me and my wife 2 night stay. It was a great... read moreIt’s my 60th birthday and my children had bought me and my wife 2 night stay. It was a great surprise to me, then told me it’s a Sheppards Hut. At first I though it was going to be in a shed with a shower block and toilet.Stuart Lowe 4/13/2023
How wrong I was. From arriving to leaving Andrew and Clare could not do enough for us. Never experienced such fantastic hosts.
We were taken to our hut, I could not believe my eyes. Everything was fantastic and very clean. My wife broke her Leg 6 months ago and was on crutches, so not possible to go anywhere.
It was just nice to chill out in the Hut. Your not overlooked, very private when trying to get in the hot tub.
We had a fabulous time and cannot wait to return. I would like to highly recommend a visit. read less