Inspired by the extraordinary surroundings we grew up in, we wanted to create a special space, somewhere far from the everyday. A place where deep green valley meets wild north sea, where echoes of mermaid crested waves and a touch of the faerie folk are woven into something quite magical.

A nest of richness, of warm welcoming accommodation and a trove of finest crafted floral wedding crowns, Cruelty-Free Makeup & Flower School; timeless, imaginative, exceptional.

We invite you to walk through a doorway into another world and discover something truly captivating and unique.

* Winners of The Hidden Gem Award 2017 *

"On days like today, Whitby is a bustling harbour town, busy with locals gathering their groceries or catching a spot of fishing on the pier and tourists queueing to get a seat at The Magpie Cafe, or maybe tentatively dipping their crabbing nets in to the estuary of the River Esk. If you’ve ever visited Whitby, you’ll be familiar with the old cobbled streets on the East side, where my very favourite shop in the world, The Shepherds Purse is located." Annabel @Lovemydress

Organic Treatment Room 

The Shepherds Purse in-house Makeup artist and Facialist is a completely Cruelty-free business and uses trusted natural skincare brands Neal's Yard Organics, Totally Natural Skincare and La Eva. 

Qualified Aromatherapist, Reflexologist, Holistic therapist and Facialist. Specialising in natural beauty with a holistic approach to beautiful skin.  Using soothing jade roller and cooling rose quartz Gua Sha tools with incense, crystals and essential oils to realign the body and mind, promote wellbeing, skin healing, relaxation and inner calm. 
Heated massage bed. Herbal face steam, detox tea and Lavender eye pillow.  We also use Organic cotton, eco cotton buds and Organic non-toxic Skincare.

COMPLIMENTARY HAND & ARM MASSAGE - Book below or simply ring Michelle on 07445282065

Telephone 01947 820228 


Secret Garden, Galleried Courtyard & Private Balconies 



Certificate of Excellence winners 5 years in a row