Exterior

Parking

There is ample private parking in front of The Mill.

The Mill pond and surroundings

The Shepherd’s Hut is directly surrounded by a field at The Mill pond. Near by are two swings hang from the oak tree with wonderful views looking across the valley and you can have a bonfire for toasting marshmallows on the fire pit. There is also a table and oak bench to relax outside and eat. The wood is a wonderful canopy of trees and there are plenty of owls and bats and wildlife to be seen. Maps are available on request.

Guests are welcome to walk around the wider estate which extends to over a hundred acres. You can roam around the fields and woods, remembering to close gates.

The Mill pond can get boggy in certain conditions so, for the safety of young children, please ensure they are accompanied by a responsible person in this area.

Tennis Court 

For sporty types, an astro turf tennis court is available. There is no need to book, it’s available anytime through the day (but please note that there are no floodlights). There is a seating area to watch the sport or just look across to the hills and take in the spectacular views up and down the Yarrow Valley. Rackets & Balls can be provided.

Dogs welcome

If you are also renting The Mill, two well-behaved dogs are welcome (additional fee applies of £30 per dog). Owners are required to keep dogs in the boot room when wet, equipped with an adjustable underfloor heating. We do allow well behaved dogs into The Mill but not on the sofas and chairs or beyond in the bedrooms.

In case you are only staying in The Shepherd’s Hut, just one small well-behaved dog is welcome (additional fee applies of £15), given the size of the hut.

Privacy

The Shepherd’s Hut is not overlooked and offers a high level of privacy. The Mill and the main farmhouse are nearby but sit quite separate. We are on hand to help with any requests or questions.

 

A selection of photos of the exterior and immediate surroundings in the Yarrow Valley.