We stayed in the red sky hut a few weeks ago and unfortunately our experience wasn't as great as the previous reviews.
We thought it was sweet, quite nicely decorated and liked the hot tub/walled garden. A big issue for us was the lack of drying facilities. It was a very cold weekend and the only heater in the hut is a small electric heater which can't be covered. So the whole weekend our towels and swimwear were soaking. We ended up lying the towels out on the floor to try and get them dry!
We also had issues with lack of instructions being left for the cooker and hob. On the first night of our stay the hob wouldn't work, and the staff didn't know how it worked. So we ended up ruining a nice meal! On the second day we also had issues with the hot water which stopped working. The staff didn't know how the water worked and were in and out trying to fix it. It was an absolutely freezing day and we were left cold and unrelaxed with the constant disturbances. At least point I was really deflated and almost contemplated leaving. Unfortunately they couldn't fix the water so we had to wash our hands in freezing cold water all weekend and boil water to wash dishes.
I wrote to the owner to advise of the issues and as she was away had to wait about 10 days for a response. When she responded she did apologise and offered a small refund. I thanked her but said that the small refund really didn't compensate for the stress and disappointment of the weekend. Unfortunately I never got a response from her after this, which was really disappointing.
It's a shame because we don't have a lot of money and we were really looking forward to the weekend. The hut is nice enough, has all the basic amenities (if they work!) but I would avoid it in the winter and also know that if you have issues they may not be resolved!
We had the pleasure of staying at the Red Sky Sheperds hut for the Christmas period, the hut was clean and well above standard, it had everything you needed and more, it is obvious that the owners had spent a great amount of time getting the hut and garden perfect for visitors. The area has plenty of nice flat walks that are perfect for the afternoon stroll with the dog. A really great and pleasant stay with the owners also being very nice to us.
This gets 5 stars from us and we will defiantly be visiting again. Thank you.