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In 2009, Adam Lloyd and Helen Shaw decided to take the know-how they had gained from decades spent in the corporate world and combine it with their extensive experience of travelling and property development to set up Sheepskin.

Having traversed 3 continents on motorbikes and in camper vans and 4x4s, they both came to the conclusion that some of the best places in the world are right here in the UK. Moved to share these inspiring and undiscovered locations with like-minded people, they crafted a business plan which had unique, beautiful homes and high-level customer service as its key building blocks.

Why the name Sheepskin? It’s different, memorable and, for us, it’s a great symbol of creating warmth and style within a rural environment, which is exactly what we aim to do.

ciderhouse-cottage-ipod-dock Wildhaven Cottage - 30th April 2015


More than 6 years in and the Sheepskin collection remains deliberately small so that our team can continue to provide a high level of service, both to the cottage owners we represent and the guests whose holidays we help to craft.

There are a large number of companies advertising holiday cottages, but we are confident that few others (if any) offer the bespoke, personal service that we provide for our guests. Our experienced and enthusiastic team has intimate knowledge of our collection and it is a company policy that staff stay in as many properties as possible, so that they have first-hand knowledge to share with guests.

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Our ‘names not numbers’ approach means that we get to know you (by your name, not your booking number) and learn what you want from your holiday. If you tell us that you love running, coasteering and fine food, we will find the best available places in the area where you can indulge in your favourite pastimes. If we find that it’s going to be difficult to have the holiday you want in the location you have chosen, we will suggest alternatives.


We continue to search for more unique, rural retreats to build and enhance our collection, though we will ensure that the number of properties always remains manageable for both us and our guests looking for their special place to stay.  With the future in mind we have recently recruited fresh talent to the team so that we can expand the variety of properties and locations that we offer yet retain our personal approach and service.

Great Ridge - Peak District

Sheepskin Ltd
Bugle House
9 Horsefair
Chipping Norton
Tel: 01865 764 087