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Staffordshire Self Catering cottage, The Laburnum Retreat, Upper Hulme, sleeps 2

The Laburnum Retreat
Upper Hulme
ST13 8TZ

The Laburnum Retreat, Upper Hulme, Staffordshire

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Sykes Cottages
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Sleeps a maximum of: 2

Pricing From: £439.00

This charming shepherd's hut is perfectly located in the village of Upper Hulme in The Peak District and can sleep two people in one room.

The Laburnum Retreat is a wonderful haven at the foot of The Roaches and surrounded by beautiful countryside of Upper Hulme for a couple seeking some peace and quiet. It comprises an open-plan living space with a kitchen, a dining area which becomes the bed with an electric heater and a woodburning stove. Outside is a charming patio area with decking, furniture to sit out on and a barbecue.

The Laburnum Retreat is perfect for that romantic getaway in the country.


Blissful retreat
After the pressures of this year so far, I booked this lovely shepherd hut for a week with my husband for some much needed relaxation. I was not disappointed... Beautifully situated with a view of Ramshaw Rocks we found it easy to unwind in the hot tub with the peace & quiet of the stunning countryside. Lorna & Darren were perfect hosts, everything was immaculate & well thought out. It's location means it is easy to visit places of interest or just walk in the Peak District. We will definitely recommend Laburnum Retreat as a great place for quiet, relaxation.

Very disappointed
We came a while back now and I still haven?t received my £80 money back as we didn?t want to stay in the end, we turned up and it just wasn?t for us, you are very far from shops and restaurants plus the drive down to it nearly broke my partners car. We couldn?t see a hot tub in sight either but we were then told that it is in their back garden... very misleading To top it off I had left my hand bag there in the hut so once we got home my lovely partner had to go back to the hut and the lady then explained then that the hot tub was on the back garden. Also she just couldn?t understand why we didn?t want to stay. We are both in our late 20s and just want something a little more in the town. We were very apologetic but the lady wasn?t having it. Still owe me £80 for a year ago! I wouldn?t recommend it to anyone. It's a very rural destination

Beautiful views,lovely hut,No Wi-Fi
We booked for 3 nights but only stayed 2, we arrived 10 minutes early at 2.50 but the owner seemed suprised to see us,said time had gotta away from her. The hut was open, fresh milk and cake avaliable she talked us through the woodburner which was lovely and how to lower the bed. Noticed the table hadnt been wiped on closer inspection after she had left. The hut really is lovely and we enjoyed the beautiful views. I went in the hot tub and read my book. This was fantastic and i enjoyed looking up at the Roaches which we walked up the following day. My partner didnt want to use the hot tub due to the strong chemicals so maybe to more sensitive skin not recommended. The downside was the Wi-Fi didnt work. We connected the Monday briefly but then nothing, this didn't matter during the day as we were out but was frustrating in the evening when you want to wind down and whats app family or google local places to go. There was a folder with place to go but it was a little outdate one for a flower show in 2017. We told the owner about the wifi Tuesday, she said 'all the lights we're on the box' my andriod and partners IPhone both said 'internet may not be avaliable' we did all the tricks to get it working but failed. I used all my plans data through the time there, Wednesday she called a tech to come fix it but he never appeared. The owner was apologetic. By 7pm we just thought we'd head home. Over all it was a lovely little place and if you arent bothered at all about using the wifi perfect for you.

Spectacular views
Had a lovely 7 days here in the sherherds hut, was delightful and cosy, cake & milk on arrival, the views are amazing as is all the scenery in the area. Only complaint was the hot tub was not the big private one in the sykes pictures, but a smaller one in not a very private place next to the breakfast conservatory. Other than that would stay again as in such a quite relaxing position, wi-fi I could only get if stood outside near back of the hut

Lovely little place
The hut was so cosy and the views are spectacular. On a hot day this place would be magical. The hut itself is well a quipped out, bed is comfy and has everything you need. The only moan we have is the fact it advertised and the reviews about the cake on arrival. I know most places don't do this and we don't expect it, just don't have a laminate on the wall saying ?there is a cake and milk in the fridge on your arrival? imagine then looking into a empty fridge. We drove out to get milk as well. The hot tub could be bit more private as well not at side off the house with all windows looking into it. The one on the pics has all wood round it for a bit off privacy, we never saw that.



Parking Space Parking Space
Jacuzzi Jacuzzi
Linen Provided Linen provided
Towels Provided Towels provided
cookewr Cooker
Refrigerator Fridge
Televsion Television
WiFi WiFi


Double Beds


Electric heater with woodburner
Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, TV, WiFi
Fuel, power and starter pack for fire/stove inc in rent
Bed linen and towels inc in rent
Off-road parking for 1 car
Decking/ patio with furniture
Private Hot Tub
Sorry, no pets and no smoking
Shop less than 4 miles, pub less than 1 miles
Note: Hot tub is only suitable for children aged 10 years or over and they must be supervised
Please note - this property has a good housekeeping deposit of £200

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Poole's Cavern - 7.2 miles (Family Attraction) Heritage Rating

Biddulph Grange Garden - 7.6 miles (Garden) Heritage Rating

Casterne Hall - 8.9 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

Gawsworth Hall - 9 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

Monyash, St Leonard's Church - 9.1 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Gawsworth, St James Church - 9.2 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Arbor Low - 9.2 miles (Prehistoric Site) Heritage Rating

Congleton Museum - 9.5 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

Macclesfield, Christ Church - 9.7 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

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