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Shepherd’s Hut - #OutdoorSpaceSummerNights

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Shepherd’s Hut - #OutdoorSpaceSummerNights

Shepherd's hut
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
Sparkling clean
14 recent guests said this place was sparkling clean.
Self check-in
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Richard is a Superhost
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The Shepherd's Hut is a really unique place to stay and a fantastic experience. It's clean, beautifully decorated and well kitted out. It's surroundings of a private patio and pond are idyllic - Grant (August '18)

Hut in the Hollow provided a sweet little slice of tranquility, among the wildlife. High quality and comfortable in the hut. The patio/garden area with the pond is great for eating out on at breakfast and sitting looking at the stars at night. Very impressed - Kerry (August '18)


Free parking on premises
Laptop friendly workspace
Entire place
You’ll have the space to yourself and will only share it with those you’re traveling with.

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed


Step-free access to the bathroom
Accessible-height toilet



178 reviews
Craig User Profile
June 2019
A very unique spot that offered sweet charm.
Thom User Profile
May 2019
Charming and unique private accommodations set in a lively private garden. Easy walking distance to the old quarter and cathedral and river. Compact for sure but fun to attempt to maneouverZ good for basic snacking but not for cooking. Rally great alternative to a standeadnhitwlZ
Elyse User Profile
March 2019
A charming place with a surprising level of privacy. A perfect spot for a short stay in Durham.
Katie User Profile
January 2019
We really enjoyed our stay. Easy check in had no problems finding with sat nav. Very cosy with log fire on (was worried about being too cold but we were actually too hot!!) Loved that we could make a cup of tea on arrival without having to go to supermarket. Fantastic value…
Philippa User Profile
December 2018
Lovely unique place to stay! Very cute, has everything you need for a short stay. Thoughtful touches around the place to make it feel very comfortable and cosy. Ideal location to walk into the city centre and explore Durham. Hosts were easily contactable and very accommodating.
Patricia User Profile
September 2018
This tiny cottage sits at the back of the owners’ private walled garden next to a small pond and arbor. It has every comfort and not a thing more. It is warm and inviting. The bed is comfy and the shower is bigger than I would have expected for such a small space. Our stay was…
Meade User Profile
September 2018
A wonderful little cottage in a beautiful garden setting. The hut is very stylishly decorated and comes with very comfortable bedding and towels. The hosts were quite responsive to questions and requests. This is one of the best places I have ever rented. Highly recommend.
Richard User Profile
Response from Richard:
That’s terribly kind Meade. Thanks for staying and being wonderful guests :)
September 2018

Hosted by Richard

Durham, United KingdomJoined in July 2012
Richard User Profile
178 Reviews
Richard is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
Kathy & I run Old Cinema Launderette in Durham, England. It’s a Launderette/Bar/Venue. Nothing unusual there then. The Hut in the Hollow, a luxurious Shepherd’s Hut lies in its own little garden with a pond. It’s a bit quirky, it’s a bit romantic, it’s very self contained…
Interaction with guests
We tend to just let you get on with your stay. If you have any questions or need advice please either text/ring and we will respond promptly. We have a very friendly dog, Jarvis, who is around our garden occasionally. Please don’t let him into the Hut/Hut garden as he can be a…
Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
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About this place
When you stay in an Airbnb, you’re staying at someone’s place.
This is Richard’s place.
Kathy helps host.

The neighborhood


House Rules

Not safe or suitable for children (0-12) and pets - There is a pond which is a safety risk to children.
No smoking, parties, or events
Check-in is anytime after 3PM and check out by 11AM
Self check-in with keypad