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Shepherd Hut Holidays - Cumbria

a quirky, romantic way to stay in one of the most picturesque places in the world.

  • Do you love quirky?
  • Do you love the outdoors?
  • Are you a romantic at heart?


These huts were once widely used across England by Shepherds during the lambing season.

Now it's your chance to step back in time and enjoy the outdoors, with that added touch of luxury.


Crake Trees Manor Shepherd Hut

Crake Trees Manor is a working farm surrounded by beautiful scenery and an idyllic location for this hand built replica C19th Shepherd's Hut.

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Sleeps 2
By the pond surrounded by fields of barley and ancient grasses
Views stretch to the Eden Valley and the Pennines
On Sunny mornings a breakfast basket can be delivered to the hut
or Breakfast at the Farmhouse
Romantically lit with candles and re-chargeable lanterns
More information including availability and tariff is available here.

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A handmade antique double bed with deluxe Sealy mattress
Fully insulated with small wood-burning stove
Inside clad with pine and locally made oak floor
Fresh towels and a warm shower and bathroom short walk away
Breakfast served in the farmhouse is a treat and caters for both the lover of a full Cumbrian Cooked and also includes interesting Vegetarian options

The half door of the Shepherd Hut opens to a small verandah perfect for perching on with a beer or even a glass of champagne, whilst watching the stars; or enjoying that early morning mug of tea.

A ten minute walk through the fields will bring you to the Butcher's Arms a community village pub serving locally sourced food.


Shepherd Hut in the Sheep Wash - Ulverston

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Beautiful south west Cumbria is the location of this get away from it all Shepherd's Hut. The interior decor is distinctively romantic and with a wood-burning stove the hut is bookable year round too.

The Sheep Wash is perfect for a romantic getaway but if you wanted to bring your kids to enjoy the fabulous outdoor life, they can bring their tent and pitch up next to you for a nominal fee. Just make sure however, that you end up in the romantic shepherds hut double bed and not outside under canvas!

A welcome pack on your arrival, includes free range eggs and home made cake. What could be more tempting?

Although you'll not find a TV at this retreat location solar powers do enable you to charge up your lap-tops etc - oh and be sure to tweet us a photo of your stay to make us jealous @Cumbria_Lakes ;)

Full information of the hut including pricing and availability can be found here.


Scales Plantation Shepherd's Huts

Scales Plantation is a family run Beef and Sheep working farm situated in approx 720 acres of rural beauty. Tab and Rob Wilson are actively committed to safeguarding the local environment for future generations to enjoy and are involved in a number of environmental schemes.

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  • Outdoor Campfire / BBQ area / additional indoor kitchen with wood-burning range and gas hob
  • Bathroom and hot shower - option of semi-open shower (blind can be drawn) for the adventurous
  • Pots/Pans/Cutlery provided
  • Solar power pack provides lighting and a socket for appliances under 300w
  • Local produce box from Cocklakes Farm Shop can be delivered twice a week
  • Local Pubs/Inns nearby serving food
  • Sleeps 4 : 1 double : 1 twin (twin can be folded to seating area if not req.)
  • Feather Duvets and cotton bed linen
  • There are two static rustic camping units which can be booked either independently or in conjunction with any Shepherd Hut
  • Eco friendly loo/lighting/usage of wood/ owner's site

    Read more about these exciting eco-friendly luxury Shepherd's Huts at Scales Plantation.


    Herdy Huts at Great Langdale

    Breathtaking scenery awaits visitors to these beautiful shepherd huts.

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    Combining age old traditions with comfort camping, Herdy Huts are almost too good to be true!

    Beautiful linens and memory foam mattresses will remind you that this is no ordinary camping.

    Indeed attention has been given to every detail - from a wood burning stove for those cooler evenings to a gas burning stove to make your early cup of tea.

    The huts sleep 3 and are located on the edge of the stunning Great Langdale National Trust camping site : here you can make use of the hot showers and even re-charge your mobile phone. Groceries and wood can be purchased at the site shop and there is also a drying room, if you've been caught out in the rain.

    Booking details and even more superb photos can be found here on the Herdy Huts website.

    The Shepherd's Hut at Thornthwaite - Nr. Keswick

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    With lovely views through French doors toward Skiddaw, this shepherds hut is fully insulated and double glazed. The Hut is in its own area of Lanefoot campsite, by a running stream with native hedging and a small paved area. There is a slate bench and campfire set up ready to go.

    A purpose built bed fits snuggly into the hut which can sleep two and other facilities include hooks for clothes, lights and two electric sockets, so generally you need to bring everything that you would for a camping holiday, minus the tent.

    Please note no cooking in the Hut itself though there is a canopy which can be attached to the door of the Hut to provide shade during the summer and keep out rain on those days when that is what the weather is doing!

    Look at all the facilities at Lanefoot Campsite and Tariffs for the Shepherd Hut here


    Summer House - Appleby in Westmoreland

    Surrounded by the gentle landscape of the tranquil Eden Valley, privately situated in an orchard or an organic farm you will find this idyllic Shepherd's Hut which sleeps 2.
  • Sleeps 2 - No pets / No smoking
  • Kitchen with plumbed-in Victorian stoneware sink; stove with oven and gas rings; fridge; electric kettle.
  • Walk to the village pub or two miles to Appleby.
  • Set in 16 acres of organic farmland
  • Fishing rights in river
  • £172 - £262 - for a 2 night stay (min 2 nights)
  • WC / Shower / Drying facilities in nearby building For more information on this unique holiday accommodation please go directly to their website



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