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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
Telephone Sykes Cottages booking line   01244 352 197

Sleeps a maximum of: 2

Pricing From: £379.00

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.


Good stay just a few 'gripes'
The hut and it's surroundings are absolutely beautiful! We went here for a few days away to forget about the world and switch off. The WIFI didn't work but we expected that due to the rural location, not an issue. If that's important to you I wouldn't advise visiting. Hot tub was lovely due to the beautiful views but the chemicals were so strong it started to irritate our skin after a while. They came round to treat it at 10pm every night so you weren't allowed in after this time. This felt a bit OTT like we were being checked in on, it didn't make for quite the relaxing break we were hoping for. The location of the hot tub is slightly overlooked by the main house so not completely private. In my opinion the instructions throughout the cabin didn?t make you feel very welcomed. Now I completely understand they need to be there, as you're left a key code and left to get on with your stay but just the way in which they were worded felt like you were unwelcome. The word strictly was used ALOT on various signs around. The messages through the booking agent also came across as being very stern. I think that with some slight tweaks this place could appear much more accommodating and relaxing, just like the surroundings are.
Louise E

Perfect couples retreat
Absolutely loved staying here! It is perfect if you are looking for a get away and very close to lots of stunning walks. The shepherds hut has everything you need and more. We loved using the hot tub and despite being quite close to the nearby house felt very private. The views are absolutely breathtaking and the staff were incredibly friendly and helpful whilst also letting you get on with it. Thank you Laburnum retreat for a lovely stay??

Hidden gem!
We found this Shepherds Hut perfect for what we wanted and would definitely return. The hut was very clean and had everything you need. People need to bear in mind this is a Shepherds hut and in the middle of the countryside so probably do adequate research before booking so you aren't disappointed with it being in the middle of nowhere. It was a perfect location for us and it is perfect for visiting the Roaches. We can't wait to return again and hopefully get sunny weather next time!

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



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


Double Beds


Electric heater plus an electric heater in the style of a flame effect logburner (please do note this is an electric heater)
Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, TV, WiFi
Bed linen and towels inc in rent
Off-road parking for 1 car
Barked/ 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
Please note: due to the rural location of the property, the WiFi can sometimes be effected
Note: Property does not accept bookings beginning on Christmas Day, Boxing day or New Years day

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Nearest Attractions

Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest

Forest Chapel - 7 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

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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