A small, private glamping site with just two shepherd's huts and a communal lodge, all with a cracking South Lakes location.
In the small village of Haverthwaite, where steam trains whistle to a halt outside a quaint old station, Woodman's Huts is a glamping site with a quintessentially English setting. Ensconced in a private woodland enclave in the South Lakes, the site is made up of just two wooden shepherd’s huts, insulated with sheep’s wool and furnished inside to a seriously comfortable standard. Rough and ready camping this is not – they even have underfloor heating!
Inside, the shepherd's huts are as ergonomic as you could ask for. One sleeps two, the other four (in a double bed with bespoke built bunks), and each have their own en-suite luxury bathroom with a powerful shower, sink and toilet and a few toiletries provided. Together they make for an exclusive stay for small groups, or you can book just one, socialising with your neighbours in the communal ‘Arctic Hut’ – a hexagonal, pine lodge with an indoor BBQ and fire pit in its centre.
For all its glamping supremacy, though, it's the location that really makes this place a cracker. Through gaps in the trees, views south reveal the Holker Valley and across to 16th century Bigland Hall while, closer to home, fledgling birds enliven the surrounding trees. The postcard panorama of Lake Windermere is just a few minutes away in the car, or you can set off into the national park right from the sites doorstep, with several excellent footpaths nearby. Walking is, after all, the best way to bring out your inner shepherd.
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Two shepherd's huts each sleeping 2–4 people.
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2-berth hut £75 per night, 4-berth hut £90 per night.
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The site is just off the A590, 15 minutes from Junction 36 of the M6. If you are using a SatNav, it's postcode LA12 8AB.
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