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Max and Hannah- December 2017
“This is a hidden gem. Bern and Nic are lovely hosts and have two fantastic shepherds huts that are extremely well equipped and perfect for a little cosy getaway in the countryside. Myself and my partner had never done anything like this before ...(more)

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We're very proud of our Shepherds Huts here at Lowes Farm, but what counts are other peoples' views.
So..Here's what our previous guests have said....

Nicola and Jake- February 2018
“ We had a great stay in Doris! We arrived a bit late in the evening, but the farm and hut were easy to find, even in the dark. Doris is compact but has all the essentials you'll need - comfy bed/stove and kitchen utensils/toilet/cool box/bench outside to watch the sunset. Even though it was winter, as soon as the log burner gets going the hut is nice and cosy all night. Bern and Nic - thanks for being so welcoming and friendly. Feeding your excitable mini sheep was a highlight! We'd definitely recommend Doris, and hope to visit again soon! ” 

Max and Hannah- December 2017

“This is a hidden gem. Bern and Nic are lovely hosts and have two fantastic shepherds huts that are extremely well equipped and perfect for a little cosy getaway in the countryside. Myself and my partner had never done anything like this before and didn't know what to expect... we were blown away by how cosy, warm, clean and well equipped the shepherds hut was, combined with the friendly welcome from the owners. Be sure to chat to Nic and Bern, they are full of useful information about places to visit and things to see during your stay. Highly recommended, we hope to return in the near future. "

David, Nikki and Erica - November 2017

“ What a fantastic weekend! It was so peaceful, and our hosts made us feel totally at home. As an added treat they let my little one feed the sheep. Our shepherds hut was gorgeous inside. We stayed in Doris, but had a peek in Shirley and that was equally beautiful inside. We were worried that the hut might be cold, be we need not, as once the wood burner got up to temperature it was very toasty inside. And, to top off the stay we got to see the stars as the night sky was so clear, the sunsets, and the sunrises. It is a magical place, we feel totally relaxed, and I am sure we will be visiting again soon. Thanks. "

Tom and Lucy - November 2017
“Bern’s place was really welcoming and homely. Was great for our 3 night short break away.. "

Patti - November 2017

“ We had the most incredible stay at Shirley! The pictures didn’t do the hut justice, it was so warm, cosy and romantic! The views from the hut were breathtaking- eating breakfast looking out over the  valleys and with horses in the forefront was an incredible sight! The hut itself was equipped with everything you need- hob rings, a little space within the log burner as a mini oven and a grill. The cool box kept our food for 2 nights and 2 breakfasts perfectly! And the showers were lovely and warm and a hairdryer was a nice touch! Nic and Bern were the best hosts- they provided lots of maps and notes on the local area, giving us lots of ideas! They also introduced us to all of the sheep for cuddles :) we went for a walk from the hut to Waterhouses and waterfall and had a few drinks in the local pub- a lovely walk and very easy to get around! On Sunday we took a short drive to Thorpe cloud! Next time we will hire bikes on the local trails- so much to do! Overall the perfect get away, the perfect hosts and just an incredible experience! Can’t wait to come back! "

Almu - October 2017

“ What a wonderful weekend at Doris! Nic and Bern have been very responsive on messages prior arrival and welcoming during our stay. They waited for us despite checking in quite late in the evening. The hut is located in a quiet location and it’s in a perfect spot for hiking in the Peak District. The hut is cosy, nicely decorated and it has everything you need for cooking. We’d definitely like to stay here again when coming back to the Peak District! Almu "

Anne, Thomas and Sophie - October 2017

“ Truly a wonderful adventure, a place to come when you are looking for quiet, for spending time in nature away from it all, for something a little different. Yet it is well located for access to many of the wonderful local Peak District attractions. My eight-year-old daughter loved engaging with the special breed of Ouessant sheep, the horses, reading and drawing in her very own special bunk space in the comfortable Shephard's hut, Doris. As expected, the Shephard's hut was small yet was remarkably well kitted out and beautifully finished, with comfortable beds, an eating and cooking space, an amazing stove that keeps the hut toasty, an eco-indoor toilet. We spent our time taking it easy, communing with nature, walking the closest round trip trail in the beautiful Manifold Valley. We stocked up and ate at home...highly recommended:). Bern and Nic were excellent hosts, available to answer any requests or questions no matter how big or small. Bern was a tremendous resource for all things local. We loved the whole experience and hope very much to have the opportunity to return sometime soon to chill out and explore the area further. Thank you both for creating such a wonderful gem in this little part of paradise. "

Georgia and Matt - October 2017

“ Thank you both Nic & Bern. Shirley was such a delight to stay in, the pictures don't do the hut nor the location justice. We had a great walk to Wetton and had a few pints and a meal at Ye Old Royal Oak - highly recommend for good ales and decent pub food!  "

Hannah and Ben- October 2017
“ Bern and Nic were very welcoming and informative when we arrived! The shepherds hut ‘Doris’, was lovely, clean and cosy! We were provided a starter pack for the fire which was great for the two nights we stayed, we also enjoyed the brownies and eggs Bern and Nic had left for us in the hut! Thank you for having us!  "

Barbara and Hereward - October 2017

“ Out stay was absolutely perfect in Dori's! We loved the calmness, the animals around, the warm welcome, the fresh eggs and the special experience! Would definitely recommend to anyone wishing to spend a few days outside of a big city to refresh, clean and take a break :) Barbara  "

Ali and Mark - October 2017

“ Beautiful accommodation in a beautiful part of the world a great place to get away from everything and chill.  "

Ruth and Marcus - September 2017

“We have just returned from a fantastic weekend staying in Bern and Nic’s shepherd hut. I can truly say we enjoyed every moment from the second we arrived. Bern and Nic were on hand when we arrived to give us the information we required. We were then left to get on with our stay but knowing that if we needed any help or information Bern and Nic would be on hand. The shepherd hut was amazing – we stayed in Shirley. It had everything we needed and was very private. The eggs and cakes that were left for our arrival were very tasty indeed. There was wood provided for the fire – which kept the hut very warm. We ventured out for a walk to the pub – which was great fun and we certainly enjoyed the hospitality of The Red Lion in Waterfall – do remember to take a touch if you venture back in the dark – we forgot to take the touches that were provided but we made it back safely. On our last day we had the pleasure of meeting Bern and Nic’s horses and miniature sheep – I have never met sheep so friendly. All in all we had a great weekend getting away from modern life – we will definitely return."

Chelsea - September 2017
“ (We loved) the setting and how peaceful it is.  Just all so lovely "

Nicola and Andrew - September 2017

“We spent two nights in ‘Doris’ and had a really wonderful time. The location is perfect, in the middle of nowhere, but that is just what we wanted. The finish of the shepherd’s hut was fantastic, and had everything you need. The bed was comfortable and all the linen was great quality (Zara home and John Lewis!!). The facilities in the barn were brilliant too. We will definitely return in the future and would recommend to anyone looking for a cosy night away in the peak district. "

Eve - September 2017

“Hi Bern I had such a lovely time last weekend. I love the shepherds Hut and it gave me the space I needed ! I'll be back again Thank you so much Eve "

Mariusz and Anya - September 2017

“ A quiet, secluded, romantic spot with great views. There are only two huts on site, so no crowds or noise. The accommodation was very comfortable, with pretty much everything you could need. There's a toilet, a wood burning stove and a gas cooker. Tea, coffee (both instant and ground!), sugar, utensils, towels, firewood etc are all provided. Easy access to most of the Peaks, with Buxton, Bakewell, Matlock 25 mins, and Castleton around 35 mins drive away. Plenty to see and do; we stayed for 2 nights, which was nowhere enough! Very friendly hosts - would definitely visit again! "

Emma and Family - August 2017

“ If you want to get away from it all and really switch off, then go here! The Shepherds Hut is kitted out really well and is so cozy once the log burner is lit. The outside space is private and the bbq was great! We had loads of fun just 'being'.....We fed the sheep, chased the chickens, stroked the horses, read and collected wood....fab! The location is beautiful with a great cycle path - the Manifold Way. Word of warning........take plenty of food as not all the local pubs serve food in the evenings as it's such a chilled out place! No complaints though as its all part of the experience.. Thank you both and see you again next year! "

Jim and Lindsey - August 2017

“ The hut , very lovely and well stocked.  Cannot fault it in any way.  The surrounding countryside is beautiful.  Thank you for being so friendly.  Hope to come again to this special place."

Lynn and Family - August 2017

“ Lovely hut, beautifully presented!  Great shower room facilities and absolutely love the fact that our daughter was able to interact with the sheep - thank you!  We had a fantastic time and would recommend the hut.  Five stars ***** and lovely owners!"

Alison - August 2017

“ Had a wonderful stay here in Shirley. All that was provided by Nic and Bern brought me comfort, rest, peace and joy. I had planned to do some sightseeing around the area however I was fortunate to have the field to myself and stayed on site for the duration of my stay. It felt like a real treat, beautiful views, incredibly peaceful, and comfortable. Good location. The cleanliness was to a very high standard. I will definitely return. ”

Hannah and Nyasha - August 2017
Absolutely beautiful converted shepherd's hut with lovely hosts. Nice and secluded with all the amenities you'd need. Will definitely be staying again! ”

Ryan - August 2017

“ Fantastic hosts and a great location. Having a car here though is a must as places to hire bikes and trails are around a 10 minute drive away. However the location is a perfect getaway for that romantic weekend. Fantastic hosts and a picturesque setting. ”

Tom and Serena - August 2017
“ Great location and very friendly hosts and locals. We were very comfortable and really enjoyed staying there for the weekend. ”

Neil and Family - August 2017

" We had a great stay in Doris and the children loved the friendly sheep and being outdoors. Everything was laid on for us and the welcome we received was superb. We'll be back again "

Liz and Dan - August 2017

" (we loved) the peace, cosiness, the relaxed atmosphere and the cute sheep.  We would love to stay again ! "

Julia and Family (repeat guests) - July 2017

"The hut is beautiful again and well stocked.  The brownies, eggs and prosecco were a thoughtful addition.  We have really enjoyed the camp fires and like that Doris now has her own private firepit.  We didn't find anything to improve and we had everything we needed. "

Lamisa and Josh - July 2017

" It's hard to say (what the best thing is) but the huts are beautiful and the location is idyllic.  If I had to pick out 1 thing it would be the peacefulness  (We loved) "

Maria, Nathan and Ruby - July 2017
" Brilliant warm welcome, delicious home made brownies and free range eggs.  Stunning hut !!! The best nights sleep we've had in a while ! Great way to spend our 12th wedding anniversary.  See you again very soon, thank you!"

Ryan and Rebecca - June 2017
"My wife and I had a wonderful 2 night break in Doris. The hut is very comfortable in a wonderfully quiet and scenic location. Bern was a great host and we enjoyed the recommended walk from Lowes Farm. Would recommend to anyone looking to get away from it all "

Tim and Family (both huts) - June 2017
"Quiet location, great views and lovely wild flower field.  Also thought washing facilities were great!  Thank you for a lovely stay - hope to see you again "

Fiona and Marianne - June 2017
"Thank you so much for a beautiful stay! Shirley surpassed our expectations and we had a lovely, relaxing stay "

Matt and Sophie - May 2017
"Bern was a great host, greeting us on arrival and showing us around. The hut's in a picturesque location with beautiful rolling hillside views, with plenty of sheep and horses on site. We couldn't have asked for a more relaxed and idyllic place to spend the weekend. Thanks for your all your help Bern, Sophie and I really enjoyed our stay in the hut and would gladly visit again. Cheers Matt  "

Santa and Oliver - May 2017
"If you have chance do stay here. It's a perfection within simplicity. Perfect for recharging your batteries in beautiful surroundings. Bern and Nick have really thought about it all - it's amazing.  
Thank you so much for a beautiful overnight stay. Shirley was just perfect for us, simple but amazing. Loved everything about it - views, silence, horses and cute sheep, comfy bed, cosy atmosphere and the mini game set. Fresh eggs and the delicious brownie was cherry on the cake. Thank you again, you have it all right. Wish we could stay for longer  

Daniel and Sarah - May 2017
"What a great stay in one of the Shepherds Huts at Lowes Farm. The location is fantastic, with amazing views across the Manifold Valley (as well mention the miniature sheep in the next field)! Bern and Nichola were fantastic hosts and provided lots of great recommendations for the nearby area. The accommodation itself is very well appointed and provided a cosy nights sleep despite the wet and rainy conditions. Thank you very much for a great stay!  "

Susie - May 2017
"We loved .. the shepherds hut and how cute it is and also the amazing views "

Clare and Fiona - May 2017
"We loved our visit. It's so hard to pick the best thing!  We loved the animals and the hospitality.  Thank you for being such lovely hosts.  "

Berta and Matt - May 2017
"(we loved..) the peace and quiet.  It was really nice and cosy and perfect for our stay! "

Georgia and Jack - May 2017
"Our stay at Lowes Farm has been a wonderful opportunity to escape the frantic pace of modern life in beautiful, peaceful surroundings and a 'hut' which offers a welcome simplicity but cosy homeliness from which we have been able to explore the beauty of the Peak District.  Relaxing in the hut with the log burner crackling and popping is simply bliss!  Also the comfortable bed offers a perfect night's sleep.  Thank you.
Nic and bern offer a lovely, warm welcome and are there during the stay if needed but otherwise leave you to enjoy your stay in peace and quiet  

Hannah and Vikki - April 2017
"(we loved..) All the little touches in the shepherds hut.  We loved using the fire and really appreciated the eggs and brownies (they were delicious!)  Thank you for being so friendly and helpful, we really felt welcome! "