Woodman's Huts

UK England North West England Cumbria Ulverston

  • Shepherds Huts & Cabin

  • Walkers Paradise
Beautiful handmade shepherd's huts in the heart of the South Lakes

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 two wooden shepherd’s huts, insulated with sheep’s wool and furnished inside to a seriously comfortable standard and a Woodman’s Cabin with its Japanese themed garden, water feature and private decking. Rough and ready camping this is not – they even have underfloor heating!

Inside, the shepherd's huts are beautifully planned, exceptionally cosy spaces. 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. The two berth hut also includes its own separate dining area and soft seating in the dining area with bespoke furnishings.You can book just the one hut of course, but many people book the site exclusively,  socialising with friends and family in the communal ‘Arctic Hut’ – a hexagonal, pine lodge with an indoor BBQ and fire pit in its centre. Or, if you want to keep yourselves to yourselves, each shepherds hut has its own private garden furniture and seating area too.

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.



Huts are fully insulated with sheep's wool. Inside, the huts feature quality fitted kitchens with fridge, oven, hobs, sink and all the utensils and crockery, an en suite bathroom, underfloor heating, BOSE sound, TV/DVD, bedding and linen. The huts are also accompanied by an arctic cabin for indoor cooking or gas BBQ with chiminea, where guests can congregate and cook their dinner/hang out around a the fire.   This comes with sheepskin rugs and throws. Logs are provided free for the chiminea too! There's a cul de sac approach to the huts, offering plenty of parking space and private, gated access for guests.

Remote working - We could certainly accommodate anyone who wishes to stay longer and / or work from here.
We have fast Wi Fi, Plenty of space with desk area and good lighting and central/underfloor heating.

Suitable For

The facilities can be let individually or as a group. Glamping only, so no tents, campervans, caravans, pets.


It's a 15 minute walk to Haverthwaite Railway Station through the woods from your front door, guests comment they feel like the Railway Children! (015395 31594),  you can hop on a steam train and chug your way to Lakeside (via Newby Bridge) and then step onto the majestic Steamers on Lake Windermere and you continue your journey by water.  Steamers of Windermere Lake Cruises (015394 43360). The cruises cover the entire lake (the longest in England) from top to bottom. Alternatively Windermere town is just 15 minutes in the car. You can also paddle board, swim and sunbathe on warm summer days. There's also a special discount on boats for guests!

The  ancient village of Cartmel is famous for the 12th Century Cartmel Priory, and is well worth a visit. The village also houses a variety of interesting shops and traditional pubs around its main square and is home of the world famous 'Cartmel Sticky Toffee Pudding!' A must visit place during your stay.
Its" foodie heaven" here, as we are surrounded by excellent Gastro Pubs and Michelin award winning Restaurants, no other than the internationally popular Le'Clume based here in Cartmel, so if you love a great Food Experience there's no better.

Cartmel races is nearby too, reputed to be the prettiest race course in the country, now hosting 6 meetings a year.
I provide lovely wicker picnic baskets and throws for our guests to take and have even collected them from the races after they have had a “few too many pimms “

The campsite is also conveniently located 10 minutes from Grizedale Forest (03000 674495), with miles of good cycling, walking and hiking trails. Right outside the huts there is also a series of excellent trails, known as Haverthwaite heights. This allows you a quick ascent to the beautiful views of Morecambe Bay (01524 582808) or in the other direction, the charming Rusland Valley and Coniston Old Man.

We are rural but central and you can be on a beach, water or fell in minuets.

Food & Drink

Plenty of good pubs within a few miles – though the kitchen in the huts means you may just want to stay in! After a day in the lakes you can enjoy a hearty meal at the The White Hart (01229 861229; 1 mile) in Bouth, which also offers beautiful woodland views. The pub's horseshoe-shaped bar boasts 6 well kept cask conditioned real ales and 3 changing guest beers from around the UK. Also in Bouth, Old Hall Farm (01229 861993) has a lovely tea room offer coffees, cakes, lunches and their famous cream tea. The fabulous Drunken Duck Inn (015394 36347), in Barngates at the north of Lake Winderemere , only a short drive away. It won the Best Pub Restaurant Award 2019 and not only has excellent food but also its own micro brewery producing some seriously good beers. The views from its front door really seal the deal. The nearest sizeable town (6 miles away) is charming Ulverston, with beautiful cobbled streets and a market twice a week. There is also supermarket and plenty of small independent eateries and shops.


Open all year. Click here to search availability.


2-berth hut £80 per night, 4-berth hut £95 per night.

The Owner Says

Social Distancing Measures

We have bought seperate fire pits for each hut, therefore avoiding anyone having to use the BBQ Artic Cabin with other guests . We have also invested heavily in a Elecro Static Sprayer. Between each guests arrival a complete spray of all areas will be sprayed with sanitiser.
We have installed hand sanitisers in each Shepherds Hut and Artic Cabin, and boxes of rubber gloves and masks are left in each space. It is of paramount importance that our guests feel safe during their stay. Because of where we are and our location, guests do not need to worry about social distancing, the location of each Hut is placed so no one needs to cross anyone's path and by implementing these safety measures we know our guests are safe and can relax and enjoy their holiday with us.


Contact Website  07809 402 484  Woodman's Huts, Haverthwaite, Newby Bridge, Cumbria, LA12 8AB

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Getting There

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.

The main bus route to Kendal and Barrow has a stop just 2 minute's walk down the road. It is a 15 minute walk to the steam railway (015395 31594), which takes you to Lakeside and then take Windermere Steamers onwards to Bowness and Ambleside.


  • Contactless check in
  • Deep cleaning of shared facilities
  • Deep clean between glamping guests
  • Individual toilets for glamping accommodation
  • Groups welcome
  • Short walk to pub
  • Beaches nearby
  • Good walks nearby

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Beyond amazing

This place is a hidden gem - lovely accommodation and a fantastic location. Spotlessly clean and such a reasonable price. I would highly recommend it.
Aug 19, 2022 by Jane Taylor Verified Review

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