"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.
- 24th-26th November 2023B Sum 11/28/2023
Our lovely getaway to Hart Lake Escapes was a wedding present and we truly had such a wonderful... read more24th-26th November 2023
Our lovely getaway to Hart Lake Escapes was a wedding present and we truly had such a wonderful weekend.
We knew our stay was going to be great just based on the great communication we had with both Andrew and Clare before arriving.
We opted to pay for a slow cooker meal (fajitas) which was sizzling away in our hut when we arrived (super yummy). Our Hot tub was also warming up for us so we were able to get straight in once we unpacked.
We stayed in the Hollow hut and it was absolutely stunning. Andrew and Clare had left us some lovely gifts to celebrate as newlyweds which was a total surprise for us!
We could’ve stayed here for a week! 2 nights wasn’t long enough. Truly a stunning, relaxing weekend and if you want to head into York the bus stop is right outside (so easy)!
Super comfy bed, log burner, cooking facilities, hot shower, smart TV, lots of coffee/tea/breakfast goodies (I could go on).
We can’t wait to come back to Hart Lake Escapes.
Thanks so much Andrew and Clare.
Beth and Jordan xx read lessWe had the most wonderful stay at Hart Lake Escapes. From booking to checking out we felt so well looked... read moreWe had the most wonderful stay at Hart Lake Escapes. From booking to checking out we felt so well looked after, customer service is second to none from Andrew and Clare. Having stayed in similar luxury set ups in the past we were absolutely blown away by the attention to detail in 'The Warren'.Natalie Johnstone 11/26/2023
The decor is just gorgeous, there are so many little touches that make the shepherd's hut feel cosy and welcoming. The hot tub was amazing - our hosts kindly had this pre-lit for us. Andrew was helpful during check in and gave us lots of recommendations which were much appreciated. Location wise you won't find anywhere better, the bus took around 20 minutes into York and we enjoyed exploring the Christmas market, pubs and restaurants.
The Christmas decorations around the site were a gorgeous touch and super festive 🎄
We both had an amazing stay and went home feeling thoroughly recharged.
We would 100% recommend and are super grateful for such a wonderful time away. read lessWe had a fantastic stay at Hart lake escapes, it really was a wonderful escape.Richard Barwick 11/20/2023
Andrew and Clare are lovely, kind,... read moreWe had a fantastic stay at Hart lake escapes, it really was a wonderful escape.
Andrew and Clare are lovely, kind, friendly people and the attention to detail in the shepherd's hut was impeccable.
I can highly recommend a stay and look forward to stopping again soon. read less
- Thoroughly enjoyed our stay here at Hart Lakes! Clare and Andrew were incredible hosts and made us feel so welcome.... read moreThoroughly enjoyed our stay here at Hart Lakes! Clare and Andrew were incredible hosts and made us feel so welcome. They have thought of every detail with their huts. We had a lovely relaxing time as part of our honeymoon and it is only a short drive into York. Will definitely be returning! read lessLayla Maciver 11/01/2023We have just got back from our long weekend away, it was well needed and the perfect escape from every... read moreWe have just got back from our long weekend away, it was well needed and the perfect escape from every day life. The location is perfect it allows you to feel like you have escaped but then it’s only a 15 minute bus ride into the city centre for shopping and drinks. The hot tub was amazing and was just what we needed after a full day shopping!Emily Gell 10/18/2023
The extras that are available are amazing and a perfect add on to make your weekend extra special. Thank you so much, we will definitely be back.
Emily and Brad x read lessWOW !!!! what an amazing place for a romantic escape.annabel lunn 10/16/2023
Clare and Andrew are the perfect hosts so warm and welcoming... read moreWOW !!!! what an amazing place for a romantic escape.
Clare and Andrew are the perfect hosts so warm and welcoming .
We stayed in The Hollow which was divine everything you could possibly need is provided. Bed and bedding so comfortable
The welcome pack is a lovely touch and the brownie was to die for.
The hot tub and log burner are easy to light and maintain with all kindling and logs provided and restocked at no added cost.
The hut is well though out and furnished to the highest standard and the shower hot and powerful with gorgeous neals yard toiletries to use.
Surroundings add to the whole experience, sitting by the lake with a drink was so relaxing
We cannot wait to return 😊❤️ read less
- Stayed twice now and loved every moment. By far some of the best hosts we've ever had the pleasure of... read moreStayed twice now and loved every moment. By far some of the best hosts we've ever had the pleasure of meeting. All the little extras they take the time to prepare don't go unnoticed and make for a very comfortable stay. Stayed for a birthday and an anniversary and have been spoiled both times. Always my first recommendation for anyone wanting a glamping getaway. You can even fish the lake.super ted 10/13/2023
Perfect, thank you read lessAbsolutely amazing few days - the place is extremely beautiful and peaceful, hot tub is massive and the huts are... read moreAbsolutely amazing few days - the place is extremely beautiful and peaceful, hot tub is massive and the huts are designed and thought of in such a way that there was not one single thing we could have needed and it not being already there, conveniently placed.Diaconita Andreea 10/03/2023
Location is awesome as well, with just a few steps to the bus station that takes you to the centre of York if you're feeling like having a walk or eating out, although Hart Lake Escapes do provide grills, meals, everything from vinegar to milk to anything you may need. Toiletries were awesome as well, really good quality, even the pillows were thoughtfully placed, with a soft and a hard one per person. The list goes on, I could ramble for days - I cannot wait to escape back there, thank you so very much Andrew for always being available and checking on us and very much looking forward to meet Claire as well as we managed to somehow miss her this weekend.
Thank you very much for an amazing and very much needed few days! read lessPerfect for a couples holiday! The cabins and hosts are lovely. The optional slow cooked meal on arrival was extremely... read morePerfect for a couples holiday! The cabins and hosts are lovely. The optional slow cooked meal on arrival was extremely tasty and the hot tub was a great way to relax in the evening. read lessBluMyst 9/27/2023
- Just spent a wonderful 3 nights at Hart Lake Escapes. Andrew and Clare's attention to detail shines through within... read moreJust spent a wonderful 3 nights at Hart Lake Escapes. Andrew and Clare's attention to detail shines through within the grounds and accommodation. Nothing was ever too much trouble, such a lovely couple who deserve every success as they build the business. Hosts can sometimes be over bearing but they were a pleasure to stop and chat with....AND...Clare's beef in Guinness slow cooked meal is to die for too. Also, if you love dogs you have to meet their Woodie, he's adorable. read lessJohn Tinkler 9/15/2023Would recommend this place to anyone. Run by a lovely family that put every single effort in to make it... read moreWould recommend this place to anyone. Run by a lovely family that put every single effort in to make it the most enjoyable stay possible! The attention to detail is amazing, everything has been thought through to the very last detail! The huts all have their own privacy which is perfect and the grounds that they are located on are well kept and lovely to walk around. Andrew and Clare are so so helpful, couldn’t get any better. Everything is clean and feels so homely. Bus only takes 15 minutes into the centre, so easy and accessible on an app that Andrew showed us. Amazing , can’t wait to return! read lessmillie cotton 9/07/2023We would thoroughly recommend this little place for a break away from it all. There was nothing we didn't... read moreWe would thoroughly recommend this little place for a break away from it all. There was nothing we didn't like. The hosts were fantastic explaining how everything worked. It was spotlessly clean, had everything you could possibly want. We ordered a meat breakfast which was fabulous from a local butcher and enjoyed the hot tub in the evening. We liked the quietness of the woodland and didn't hear anything from the other units, it was just perfect. Thank you Andrew and Clare, you obviously take a lot of pride in providing a great stay for your guests. Elaine and Matthew read lessStable Cottage Withernwick 8/21/2023
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