The Ginger Cow Company Shepherd's Hut Terms & Conditions


Guest Access:

Free parking will be provided in a gated car park.

Due to the remote nature of the hut we do recommend that guests come by car so you can make full use of the beautiful surrounding area.


We as hosts will be available most of the time, however if we are not around we will supply you with a mobile number for any queries you may have.


On arrival you will be met by a member of The Ginger Cow team, please park in the Tea Room car park. If you arrive during tea room opening hours (Wed – Sun, 10am-4pm), please pop in and see Cat in the tea room who will welcome you. For other days/times, we will arrange for someone to meet with you when you arrive to show you around.

House Rules:

Please ask before bringing pets (a small charge will apply)

Only well-behaved pets will be allowed

No parties or events

Check-in time is 3PM – 6PM, with check-out 8-11AM

Not suitable for children under 6.

No visitors or extra guests.

No Smoking or E-Cigarettes.

We’re sorry but there is no disabled access to the Shepherd’s Hut

Please be considerate of the animals which live around the shepherd hut, loud noises frighten them.

We have a double bed and a 3/4 size bunk bed. The double bed is suitable for two adults. The 3/4 bed is suitable for 1 or 2 children over the age of 6. Please note this is a bed for sharing and this should be considered with older children where space may be limited or where sharing may not be possible.

Before getting into the hot tub, please have a shower to wash off any lotions, deodorant, etc. and try to keep your feet clean before getting in. Please do not take any glass into the hot tub, we have provided you with plastic wine glasses.


We’re pleased to say we allow well behaved dogs to stay in the shepherd’s hut, with a maximum of two dogs

A small charge (£8 per pet per night) will be applied (Paid at check in)

Please let us know before bringing any pets to stay in the shepherd’s hut

Kindly ensure that when out of the securely fenced area, dogs are kept on a lead at all times, and please make sure you pick up after your dog and any mess they make

We aren’t able to provide dog beds so recommend you bring your own so they have something familiar to sleep on during your stay, as we strictly don’t allow pets on the beds

Please also ensure that pets are not left alone at any time in the Shepherd’s Hut or anywhere on site.

If you would like to come and enjoy food in the Tea Room, dogs are welcome both inside and outside in the tea room garden – We advise booking a table, especially on weekends and bank holidays





   Kitchen Essentials – microwave, toaster, kettle & fridge

   Ensuite toilet & shower room

   Free parking on premises

   Indoor Fireplace/Log Burner

   Barbecue and outdoor seating for drier days

   Luxury hot tub

(All you will need is you and your clothes)

Safety Features:

Smoke Detector

Carbon Monoxide Detector

First Aid Kit

Safety Card

Fire Extinguisher

Finding us:

The Ginger Cow Company
Long Meadow Farm
2 Hayton Lane
YO42 4LQ

The Area:

We live on the edge of the Yorkshire Wolds, a beautiful unspoilt location ideal for long or short walks, cycling, and seeing nature in all its glory.

In the local area we have many attractions within just a couple of miles. National Trust houses are dotted all around, and Burnby Hall Gardens and Allerthorpe Lakeland Park are two of the more popular tourist sights.

We live close by the popular market town of Pocklington, which great for local amenities, shopping, cafes, and restaurants. We are also lucky to be situated between two great towns, York and Beverley, both within 20 miles drive boasting lots of history, shopping, and entertainment.

If history is your thing, York has lots to offer; with the famous York Minster, and Jorvik Viking centre, along with the historic city walls and castle museum. Not to mention, Clifford’s Tower, York Dungeons and York Chocolate Story… it is a great day out for all ages.

If you’re looking for a beach to walk along or some tasty fish and chips, we are close by Hornsea and Bridlington and not much further we have Scarborough, Filey and the famous Robin Hoods Bay.

Hull was named City of Culture 2017, with lots of activities and fun things to do. It is worth a visit to ‘The Deep’ in Hull to see marine wildlife in action, a great family trip.

At the Ginger Cow Company we have a brand new tea shop – open Wednesday to Sunday, 10am-4pm. At the Tea Room, we serve home produced breakfasts, lunches, cakes, and afternoon tea, and can do bespoke picnics if you’d prefer to take your lunch with you.

Alternatively, there are so many eating places to choose from, with local pubs, cafes, restaurants and takeaways. Ask us on arrival for our recommendations.

Getting Around:

We offer free on-site parking. There is a regular bus service approximately a mile from the farm, situated on the A1079. This bus route runs from York to Hull, stopping at  Hayton which is ideal if you would like to visit the big towns, or villages in-between. Taxis run from Pocklington, just a few miles away.

The nearest train stations are Beverley and York. Beverley is 18 miles away and York is 17 miles away.

Payment & Cancelations:

Direct bookings & via our website/‘freetobook’ – 20% deposit is required with balance to be paid 4 weeks prior to arrival

For all booking types, an £8 fee applies per dog per night to be paid on your check in – max two dogs.

We offer a 50% refund up to 7 full days prior to arrival, except fees. After this, refunds cannot be offered.

Example: For a 50% refund, cancellation must be made a full seven days prior to check in time (3:00 PM) on the day of check in, otherwise no refund can be issued. For example, if check-in is on Friday, please ensure cancellation is made by the Friday of the previous week before check in time.

If the guest arrives and decides to leave early, the nights not spent are not refunded.


The Owner reserves the right to pass reasonable charges on to the Guests in the event of any damages caused by the Guests during their stay, such as (but not limited to): the property being left in an unreasonable state, loss or non-return of keys, neglect or damage to the property, damage or loss of contents of the property, glass and other damaging solids/semi solid items becoming ingested into the hot tub pumps, smoking inside the property, any extra or excessive cleaning costs required.

We hope you enjoy your stay, and if you have any questions regarding your booking please contact Cat (07973 892564) or Andy (07904 812115)

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