Glamourous Camping, or Glamping cannot get much better, right in the heart of the Westmorland Dales National Park.
Totally ‘Off-Grid’ The Shepherds Hut at Crake Trees Manor is lit by candles and kept beautifully warm with a Wood Stove.
The Shepherds Hut is based on traditional huts that were taken into the fields of large sheep farms in the 19th century. The shepherd lived in his hut during the lambing season, they were compact and perfectly designed for a self sufficient life during winter and springtime. Our Shepherds Hut is pulled through the meadow to its summer resting place overlooking the pond.
It has views right over the farm to The Pennines in the distance with the Eden Valley stretching right up to the Scottish border.
The hut is made from steel and wood on a cantilevered base, clad in galvanised steel with plenty of insulation, even under the floor.
There is a small balcony to perch on with a glass of local ale and watch the world go by… maybe a pheasant, a couple of hares in the pasture, or a tawny owl as it gets towards night.
Proper Hygge, all scandinavian and cosy. Pale washed boarding, an oak floor, tiny wood stove thats super efficient and a stable door so you can really enjoy the view.
A wonderfully comfy oak bed, plenty of candles and a lantern to light your path up to the ‘facilities’.
** The bed is made up with fresh cotton bedding, a cosy duvet and feather pillows **
Just a few yards to the courtyard where you have the use of a lovely warm shower room and toilet.
** Remember to bring your own Towels *
With a fridge, plenty of local guide books and maps , a kettle and space to dry boots and jackets after you have explored the foot paths and cycle trails that strike out in every direction from Crake Trees Manor.
A Breakfast Basket of a bacon/sausage and egg bap, yoghurt with fruit and honey, croissants with crab apple jelly and a flask of coffee can be ordered and brought to the Hut each morning.
We really look forward to our annual stay in The Shepherds Hut. Particularity having the breakfast basket delivered each morning. We quickly got the hang of the stove, it is soo cosy.
- AW - Rochdale