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The Milking Parlour

Accommodation Quick Facts

Sleeps 6

Three spacious bedrooms with large, comfortable beds. The en-suite and 1 other bedroom can be split into 4 singles on request.

Enclosed Garden

Providing added security for children, (and dogs) to play!

The garden also features a BBQ, table and chairs for 6/7 and a parasol in summer. 

Private Hot Tub

Sheltered from the weather with amazing views out over the moss valley; perfect for enjoying soaks and bubbles all year round.


We provide everything you need to cook up a storm in the kitchen, along with the necessary home essentials. Towels, robes, linen, toiletries, and a welcome gift are also included.

Pull-Out Bed

We can accommodate 1 extra guest (child under the age of 18) on a pull out bed in the master bedroom.

Log Burner

The perfect way to unwind snuggled around a real wood stove. We provide sticks, firelighters, matches, and enough wood for your first fire.

Dog Friendly

Plenty of space for 2 furry friends, dog blankets, bowls, towels, and treats provided.

(£25 per pooch. Please see Doggy T's and C's).

Useful Information

  • Check in:    14:00

  • Check Out: 10:00

  • 2 night stay minimum

  • Check in Days:

    • Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday (short stays)

    • Any day check in (excludes Sundays) for 7 nights+

  • Maximum Stay: 20 nights


  • Bookings live for 2024/2025

  •  See dates you'd like to book but can't do it online? Please get in contact with us to see if there's flexibility to accommodate your stay! 

Leave at 3pm on ALL stays ending on Sunday/Bank Holiday Monday

The Finer Details...

The Milking Parlour is a beautiful conversion that sleeps 6+1 (pull-out bed can accommodate a child only), featuring an enclosed private garden with stunning view across the valley and a sheltered hot tub. This property's garden adjoins it's neighbour, The Cow Shed so larger bookings can rent both spaces with access into either garden via a gate; this gives families/gatherings the freedom to move between gardens and double the opportunity for a bubble in the tub! The Parlour can accommodate up to 6 (+1) with 2 of the 3 rooms offering either king-size or single beds, depending on the requirements of your guests. We can also host up to 2 furry friends on request. Entering the property after parking in your private bays you'll find the main entrance; on your left the cosy living space with a log burner and access into the garden (and that all important sheltered hot tub), and on your right the spacious kitchen/diner. The entire property enjoys excellent insulation and underfloor heating, keeping those toes toasty regardless of the cold outside. Our sheltered hot tub seats 6 and faces out over the valley where stunning views of the sunset can be enjoyed whilst soaking up the bubbles. The garden is fully fenced which is perfect for children and pooches to enjoy. All bedrooms are located upstairs; a large king size room with ample storage and two additional king sized rooms, one with it's own shower en-suite. The en-suite and our smaller, cosier room offer the option of king/single beds, just let us know what configuration you'd like when booking. We can also accommodate an additional guest (child) on a comfortable pull out bed in the master bedroom.

What's Included...

-full use of the hot tub during your stay (we service the hot tub daily to ensure water quality). -all utilities. The Milking Parlour is insulated to a very high standard and keeps superbly cosy and warm during the colder months. There is underfloor heating throughout (provided by our eco-friendly Pellet Boiler). -bed linens, two sets of towels (hand and body, hot tub), toileteries, a welcome selection of hot drink making facilities, a fully equipped kitchen (fridge, freezer, electric hob, oven, microwave, dishwasher), cleaning supplies, broadband, freeview, firestick with amazon/internet access. -a welcome gift of homemade scones, prosecco, clotted cream, jam, milk, and fresh flowers. (alcohol free request avaialble on booking form)


All of the below are included in the price and most can be added to your booking before finalising: -travel cot -stair gates (top and bottom) -high chair -fireguard -additonal parking (we have space for 3 cars.) Please request this after your booking is confirmed and we will make arrangments.

Our Farm

Hello and welcome to Shady Hall Farm! We (the owners Allan and Karen) live on site and love to share our little slice of rural paradise with our guests.

We have a 75 acre site where Allan grew up; helping with milking the cows on his father's farm.

We returned to Shady Hall to restore and live in the farmhouse, slowly renovating the surrounding buildings which were originally used for milking etc.

We now share our farm with 3 self-catering barns and are proudly participating in the Countryside Stewardship Scheme; helping to protect and improve our local environment.

Although you won't find the usual farmyard animals here at Shady (bar grazing sheep in the colder months), you will see a wealth of wonderful countryside critters such as rabbits, hares, owls, foxes, badgers, butterflies, bees, bats, birds of all sizes, and even, on occasion, wild deer!

Your stay

  • Follow the Countryside Code

  • Bring wellies/reliably waterproof boots (it gets MUDDY!)

  • Use the marked footpaths and remember if in doubt, ask! We are always happy to give directions.

  • Do not climb over gates/fences 

  • We have some fields we are happy for you to use at your leisure, please check in the house manual before/during your stay for directions

  • Always clean up after yourselves and aim to leave the natural environment the same as you found it

  • Never leave rubbish outside the properties as this attracts wildlife 

  • Keep dogs under close control

  • Please supervise children at all times and do not allow them to wander in the farmyard/climb on machinery

  • Respect your neighbours by observing our quiet hours (10:30pm-7:00am) The site is shared with the owners and other guests in close proximity and sound travels.

  • Drones, fireworks, paper lanterns, confetti/glitter, candles are NOT permitted at any time either inside or outside the properties.

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