by Jane Watson
If you fancy getting closer to nature, but are not quite into camping, give our Glamping properties a try!
The charm of a wooden shepherd’s hut, or the attraction of ‘weather-proof’ pods is something our guests love. Combine this with the convenience of essential facilities, like a loo, shower, small kitchen and place to sit and relax. Oh and a proper bed! They all have the added luxury of outdoor seating and some boast a hot tub. Some also accept a small dog.
Glamping is definitely a more luxurious way of enjoying the great outdoors in the lakes. You’ll experience a rural retreat, peace and quiet, birdsong and sunsets. And all without having to pitch a tent, or worry about the weather. Imagine the views of mountains and lakes, and of course, walks from your doorstep.
Whether you fancy a sundowner with your loved ones, sharing stories or just enjoying the sounds of nature. Cook up a storm in the mini-kitchen, and appreciate the simple pleasures in life.
You’ll find our hand-picked collection in various locations in the Lakes.
‘Jenny’ Hartsop Pod
Crossgate Luxury Glamping are two single-storey pods in Hartsop, Cumbria. This collection offers a hot tub to watch the stars, and a fire pit to keep you toasty, making this an idyllic setting for two couples or a family of four. Both pods have a studio-style layout with colourful décor and you can curl up on the sofa bed with a TV for entertainment. Within a few minutes you are at the atmospheric Brotherswater Lake, with walk all the way round and the Brotherswater Inn for a pint and food.
Ten minutes drive away is Ullswater, the beautiful Lake itself, and access to amazing countryside: Helvellyn, St Sunday Crag, and of course, the newly created Ullswater Way, so be sure to pack your hiking gear. Nearby Patterdale and Glenridding have pubs and restaurants to treat yourself, and you can climb aboard the atmospheric Ullswater Steamers for a glide across the lake.
View from Hot Tub Hartsop Pods
Croft Foot Farm, Tan & Yan Set in a peaceful spot, a stone’s throw from the popular market town of Kendal and perched on the owner’s farm, is this pair of quirky wooden pods. Facing in opposite directions to maintain a level of privacy with large communal grassy area between the two pods, this group of properties is perfect for a small gathering. Simply step outside and explore your surroundings, ideal for avid walkers, hikers or cyclists. With convenient transport links to many popular neighboring towns, you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to deciding on how to spend your days away.
Tan, Kendal. (Ref. 1075180)
High Rigg Holiday Homes consists of a wonderful selection of six properties, two cottages and five shepherd’s huts in the peaceful hamlet of Faugh, Cumbria. The shepherd’s huts feature an inviting open-plan layout with charming décor, sleek shower rooms, woodburning stoves and a decked outdoor seating area.
All of the properties offer superb views from their elevated position within the owner’s grounds, making them a lovely base, perfect for keen walkers and cyclists, as well as Brampton Golf Club. Options for eating out include the String of Horses Inn or The Duke of Cumberland in nearby Brampton. Venture further afield to Carlisle, where you will much more to explore, such as Carlisle Castle, Carlisle Cathedral, the Guildhall Museum and Cumbria’s Museum of Military Life.
High Rigg Holiday Homes, Brampton (Ref. 1002051)
Dunfell Shepherd’s Hut is a lovely, traditional shepherd’s hut located in the little village of Knock 5 miles from Appleby-In-Westmorland. It’s a perfect base for a couple seeking a relaxing break away from it all, relishing a peaceful setting inside the Lake District National. You’ll enjoy a lovely front yard with a fire pit, a quiet secret garden is just to the side of the home, where you could sit and eat alfresco amongst nature.
Dunfell Shepherds Hut (Ref. 1101914)
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