Pheasant’s Roost is a shepherd’s hut that sits in a small paddock looking out onto farmland.
There is minimal local light pollution with no street lighting. Previous guests have commented on the incredible amount of stars they have seen whilst relaxing in the wood-fired hot tub with a glass of bubbly or a beer!
The shepherd’s hut is luxurious, with an en-suite shower room, log burner and cooking facilities. It sleeps 2, and 2 dogs are welcome too.
The venue offers easy access to the Yorkshire Wolds Way National Trail, plus many off-road walks from the doorstep and two nearby pubs. Dalby Forest, which hosts numerous stargazing events from Autumn through Spring, is a 30-minute drive away.
Stay & gaze - this location benefits from dark skies, relatively low levels of light pollution, is astronomy friendly and suitable for stargazing breaks.
Weather forecast for High Mowthorpe (3.8 miles away) updated 09/12/23 at 04:00.
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.
Best time to visit
The below chart shows when the skies will be at their darkest at this location and therefore the best time to visit. Moonlight is shown in light yellow and the Sun's twilight in light blue. Midnight on the date shown is shown as a white line with sunset to the left and sunrise the next morning to the right. A black background with stars shows the best times for stargazing. See our dark sky calendar for more details.