Hidden River Cabins

North West England Cumbria Carlisle

  • From £250 a night
  • 5 Cabins Sleeping 6–10
  • Cosy Rural Retreat

Beautifully designed log cabins with hot tubs set, within ancient woodland overlooking a trout river on the edge of the Lake District

Make Enquiry

Get in touch with our partner directly

We love everything about these luxurious log cabins – think Zach Klein’s Cabin Porn for softies...  Staying here, you have all the magic and romance of living in a cabin by a river amid an ancient forest without having to forgo 21st-century comforts.

There are modern bathrooms, contemporary wood-burners, fitted kitchens and TV with Freeview and a DVD player. We also like that there is no internet or phone reception in the cabins: having to climb the hill to make a phone call or walk to the estate reception building for internet weaned us off our Smartphones, without making you feel completely severed from the world.

What’s more, each cabin is beautifully crafted from a single tree trunk – and each has its own very gorgeous hot tub on a deck overlooking the river. And, if you don’t feel like cooking at all, the estate has its own café and restaurant, Hidden Café, where prime ingredients– fantastic smoked salmon, Westmoreland black pudding, Cumberland sausage and Ayrshire back bacon – make breakfast a treat. For a splurge at the end of the day, they also serve an 8-course tasting menu.

There are five cabins, but they are set far enough apart from each other to give the impression that yours is the only sign of human habitation for miles around. Inside, the decor and fittings have been carefully chosen to preserve the spirit of the exposed log walls – a glass-fronted wood burner for gazing at flames, brass bedsteads, flagged floors and wooden furniture with clean contemporary lines. There are also fully fitted kitchens, complete with freezer, should you be lucky enough to need to store the day's catch.

The cabins may sleep between six and ten, but the atmosphere within is intimate and hygge enough for romantic breaks for couples. If you do fancy fishing – the river Lyne is famous for its sea and brown trout – there are rods for hire, and for a small extra charge you can rent a state-of-the-art BBQ. Dogs are allowed downstairs and dog treats will be provided.


Food & Drink


Available all year


Prices start from £250 per night for 2 people in Roe Deer and Otterstone cabins. Prices for the larger Bluebell, Kingfisher or Foxglove cabins start from £350 per night for 2 people. A 3-night minimum stay, but 1- and 2-night stays are sometimes possible in between bookings.

Why Book Direct?

With Cool Places you pay no commission or booking fees. Cool Places links you directly to the property owner, so you always know that you are getting the best prices.

  • You’ll get the best rates, avoiding hefty fees and hidden costs
  • You’ll deal direct with the business or property owner who can answer all your questions
  • You’ll get the flexibility to tailor your trip, free from the restrictions of other booking platforms
  • You’ll be supporting independent UK businesses and the passionate people behind them

Make Enquiry

Get in touch with our partner directly


Show Map

Getting There

Take exit 44 on the M6, turning right onto the A7 signposted to Longtown. Follow the A7 to Longtown turning right at the main crossroads in Longtown (towards the Health Centre) with the Graham Arms Hotel on your right. Keep on this road until out of Longtown then turn right, signposted to Solport. Keep on this road for 4 miles without turning off, you will go past a farm called Brackenhill Farm/Tower. After this farm you will come to a steep left hand bend, where, in front of you, there's a sign for “hidden river cabins”. Follow the sign right down a country lane and park in the reception car park, and we will be there waiting for you, any time between 4pm and 7pm.


  • Gardens & Grounds
  • Hot Tub
  • Parking
  • Dog-friendly
  • Eco-friendly
  • Family-Friendly
  • Sensational Views
  • Walking
  • BBQs
  • Wedding Venue
  • Activities
  • Five-Star Luxury
  • Fishing
  • Foodies
  • Forests
  • Hills & Mountains
  • Remote location
  • Romantic Retreat
  • Something Different
  • Waterside
  • Cabin/Lodge
  • Lakeside

Related Guides

See Self Catering in Carlisle


Be the first to leave a review!

Add Your Review

List Your Property

Do you have a Cool Place you'd like to tell us about?

Join Cool Places

Other Cool Places near Hidden River Cabins

What Customers say about Cool Places

Everything I needed for a stay

I'm already looking forward to going again and would highly recommend this hotel to anyone visiting the area. It definitely deserves a five star rating!

Nathan, Verified Customer

6 out of 5!!!!

This place was amazing… I could not recommend this place enough, I’ll be singing their praise for many years to come and we are going to book again soon.

Barbara, Verified Customer

Easy to navigate

Great site that offers a really broad range of places to stay across the UK. Easy to navigate and book holidays.

Patrick, Verified Customer

Such a great variety of properties

Found this website when looking to book a staycation for later in the year. Such a great variety of properties and the website is really easy to use. Already shared with my family and friends.

CT, Verified Customer

Great, simple, straightforward

Great, simple and straightforward. I will definitely be using Cool Places again.

SM, Verified Customer