Holmebeck Shepherds Hut

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Explore Places to Eat, Drink & Shop…

…Within Walking Distance

Mainsgill Farm, East Layton

Mainsgill is situated beside the A66, within a 35 minute walk, and offers a comprehensive farm shop experience including farm reared meat, groceries, gifts, wine and beer.  A visit is not complete without taking a peek at the animals they have which include lambs in Spring and their cafe is well worth a visit.

Details of their range of produce are on their website available by clicking here.

Working Farm.


The Bay Horse, Ravensworth

This traditional village pub is within walking distance and details can be found on their website here


Stoneygate Farm, Ravensworth

Situated very close to us, this farm shop, cafe and deli is well woth a visit.

Complete with a butchery Stoneygate use their own native breed cattle, sheep and pigs in the shop and cafe bringing a true farm to plate experience.

Visit their website here.



…Within A Short Drive

The Angel Inn, Gilling West

If you love great home cooked food, The Angel Inn is well worth a visit. Very little of the dishes are bought in, most cooked in-house with delicious seasonal specials and guest ales to complete a great dining experience.

Details of their opening hours and menu are available on their Facebook page.

Dog friendly.


The White Swan, Gilling West

Situated in the picture perfect village of Gilling West The White Swan provides a cosy pub or more formal dining space.  Currently offering a takeaway service, alongside tables please check their website for up-to-date information regarding menus and opening hours. 

Dog friendly.


The Station, Richmond

The converted station in Richmond is now a bustling arts centre complete with cafe-bar and ice cream parlour.  Hosting the Station Cinema, the centre is well placed for walking, dining, visiting the cinema or the local swimming pool and health club.

Full details are on their website. Click here. 


…Some Of Our Favourites

Stroll around Ravensworth and enjoy views of Grade 1 listed Ravensworth Castle, a scheduled “ancient monument”.

Spoilt for choice of stunning places to walk, run, cycle or amble…whatever your pace, there are routes to suit all.

Please note the following links lead to external websites which we have no control over.  The links will open in a new tab or window.

There are two 3 mile walks available here.

A 6 mile walk around Ravensworth and Kirby Hill is available here. 

An 8 mile walk around Ravensworth and Gilling West can be downloaded here.

Click here for an external website detailing cycling routes close to Ravensworth.


North Yorkshire


The beautiful market town of Richmond, North Yorkshire is a short drive from Holmebeck Shepherds Hut and is a beautiful place to spend a few hours.

There are lots of things to do and see.

Walking by the falls, shopping in the cobbled market square or visiting historic Richmond Castle with links to Richard III and the Plantagenets are all highly recommended.

Visitors have a choice of eating places from cosy tea rooms to fine French cuisine…and everything in between.

Travelling further into Swaledale provides walkers, runners and cyclists with the ultimate outdoor experience.

The highest pub in Britain, Tan Hill is world renowned and a great place to visit to walk, dine or simply enjoy the space isolation. One of our earliest designated darks skies sites, if you get the chance to star gaze here, it is so rewarding. 

County Durham

Barnard Castle

A short hop across in County Durham the market town of Barnard Castle is situated within a 20 minute drive.

With the castle and town enjoying historic connections to Richard III the bustling high street enjoys an outdoor market on the cobbles every Wednesday.  Read more about the history of Barnard Castle here (external link).

Perched high above the tumbling River Tees, Barnard Castle is the gateway to Upper Teesdale, Low Force, High Force, Cauldron Snout and the AONB Upper Pennines.

Within Barnard Castle lies The Bowes Museum the North’s museum of art, fashion and design. Read more on their website

Bowes Museum Barnard Castle

Visit beautiful Barnard Castle…with a wealth of things to see and do and the beautiful River Tees running right through it. 


What Our Guests Say About Us

“Great place. So secluded and pretty, everything you need to switch off from the outside world.” May 30th 2019

“The hut and its surroundings are beautiful.” August 2019

“This is a fantastic secluded get-away retreat.” Gavin & Karen, July 2017

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Address: Holmebeck Huts at Holmebeck Barn, Ravensworth, Richmond DL11 7ER