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General

  • Peaceful site in Cumbria with views over the North Pennines
  • A 10-minute drive from Penrith or Ullswater; 20 minutes from Keswick
  • Next to a shop selling dairy produce and five minutes' walk to a pub

While Cumbria's Eden Valley isn't quite heaven on earth, it comes pretty close (especially if you're a fan of the Lakes and the Pennines). About 10 minutes' drive from the shores of Ullswater and 20 from Derwentwater, Shepherd's Hut Cumbria near Penrith is a fab base for all manner of outdoorsy explores, with hiking, canoeing and kayaking all on the cards. This site is on the C2C bike route, too, making it a smashing stopover for those touring these parts on two wheels.

Shepherd's Hut Cumbria backs onto a disused train line (good news for visitors looking to get a good night's sleep), and there's plenty of outdoor space for guests and their gear, including a private lawn, firepit, picnic table and bike storage space. Anne and Mark also leave a basket containing oodles of info about the local area to help newcomers get their bearings. 

Guests looking to stock up on local produce can head to the farm shop next door for eggs, spuds, cheeses and unpasteurised milk (if that's your thing). For a bigger shop, head into Penrith (10 minutes' drive) for supermarkets; there are also gourmet options here, including a food hall serving local, seasonal produce. Stays at Shepherd's Hut Cumbria are well set up for indoor and outdoor self-catering, but if you want the cooking to be taken care of, take a five-minute stroll for a meal at the nearest pub.


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Luxurious accomodation in a beautiful setting. Great hosts.01/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomlillian k.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Dolly shepherd's hut
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    Everything! There really wasn't anything to dislike. All you could possibly need was provided by the excellent hosts plus great views. Big bonus for us as weather was good too really enjoyed the evenings either firepit too

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It’s a perfect holiday retreat ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️28/08/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomEdy V.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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    The welcome by Mark and Ann it was the perfect retreat to get away from everything the caravan was equipped with everything you need to have a perfect relaxing holiday and all the lakes and towns with in 30 minutes drive...
    The place to recharge your battery 👍👍👍

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5 Stars25/08/2020

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  • Dolly shepherd's hut
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    A stunning location with excellent views. Pub with great food 5 minute walk down the road. Incredible hospitality, everything was absolutely perfect. We are already planning our next trip!

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Perfect hut, they thought of everything, very welcoming!25/08/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomEmma H.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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    Facilities and interior of the hut, very welcoming hosts

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What a fabulous find!13/07/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomWendy R.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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    This shepherd's hut was amazing! Everything you need is in there. There were so many thoughtful extras; milk and wine in the fridge, chocolate biscuits, slippers, sewing kit (which we did have to use!), binoculars, a parking disc in case we went into Penrith where they are needed, toilettries and more. The hosts, Anne and Mark were so welcoming, as was Ben the dog. The location is excellent for visiting lakes to the west or pennines to the east.

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    Nothing to dislike

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Bath available

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Free wifi

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Laundromat

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Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Adults only

Barbecue grills allowed

Barbecue provided

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

No dogs allowed

Camping 2.0

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Themes

Hikers’ paradise

Leave the car at home

Utilities

Charging facilities

Communal fridge

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No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Type

Tiny (1-10 sites)

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Location

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  • 1 Railway Cottages, Blencow Station, Penrith, Cumbria, England, CA11 0DE
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 54.6660°N 2.8308°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Penrith: Rail Station Coach Stop — 4.7 kilometres
Penrith Bus Station — 5.1 kilometres
Troutbeck (Cumbria): Hotel Bus Stop — 8.3 kilometres
Train stations
Penrith North Lakes Rail Station — 4.7 kilometres
Langwathby Rail Station — 11.2 kilometres
Lazonby & Kirkoswald Rail Station — 12.5 kilometres
Ferry ports
Pooley Bridge Ullswater Ferry Landing — 6.2 kilometres
Howtown Ullswater Ferry Landing — 10.7 kilometres
Glenridding Ullswater Ferry Landing — 15.4 kilometres
Airports
Newcastle International Airport — 83.0 kilometres

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Local attractions

This site is well located for day trippers: the speedy M6 is three miles away, making it a breeze to zoom around the surrounding countryside. Close to Junction 40 at Penrith is the Rheged Centre (five minutes' drive), a distinctive grass-roofed building with soft play, art exhibits, cafés and souvenir shops. Just on the other side of Penrith, Brougham Castle (10 minutes) has medieval heritage in a riverside setting (it's also a top spot for picnics). 

Guests heading for the Lakes can hire kayaks and canoes in Pooley Bridge (10 minutes) for self-powered paddles on Ullswater or head to Keswick (20 minutes) for vistas over equally scenic Derwentwater. Trips to the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty can also be sorted: the trail that runs from Ashgill Force waterfall (45 minutes) is particularly pleasing.

The tracks at Shepherd's Hut Cumbria may have fallen silent long ago, but visiting train fans shouldn't be too disheartened – the nearby Eden Valley heritage line (25 minutes) has plenty of retro locos (on some days it's even possible to have a go in the driver's cab).

Must see

  • The Rheged Centre (3.7 kilometres)
  • Dalemain Historic House & Gardens (3.9 kilometres)
  • Ullswater Steamers (15.4 kilometres)

National Trust

  • Acorn Bank Garden and Watermill (15.0 kilometres)
  • Grasmere and Great Langdale (28.2 kilometres)

Cycle routes

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Terms and conditions

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Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.

Changes to your holiday
Bookings cannot be amended within 7 day(s) of arrival.

Vehicles
Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.

Safety
Firearms are not permitted.

Admission
Guests under the age of 18 are not allowed on site.

General
In the event of a complaint, please speak to reception immediately. Complaints which are not brought to the management's attention during your stay cannot be dealt with once you have left the site.

Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.

Extras
Motorcycle(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.

Arrivals and departures
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

General
Public areas are non-smoking.
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and trunks must be closed quietly.
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behavior is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

Arrivals and departures
There is no reception at this site. Please check in at the Hut instead.

General
The site is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.

Taxes
This area is not subject to city tax.

Vehicles
Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.
Units heavier than 2000 kg are not allowed.

Visitors
Visitors are not permitted on site.
Visitors’ cars are not permitted on site.

Hired accommodation
Your unit must be left clean and tidy; a fine of £75.00 ($136.04) will be charged for unclean units upon departure.

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