The Shepherds Hut is based on traditional huts that were taken into the fields of large sheep farms of England in the 19th century. The shepherd lived in his hut during the lambing season, they were compact and perfectly designed for a self sufficient life during the early springtime. Our Shepherds Hut is pulled down through the Garth to its summer resting place overlooking the pond, with views right over the farm to The Pennines in the distance with the Eden Valley stretching right up to the Scottish border.
The hut is made from steel and wood on a cantilevered base, clad in galvanised steel with plenty of insulation, even under the floor. There is a small balcony to perch on with a glass of local ale and watch the world go by… maybe a pheasant, a couple of hares in the pasture, or a tawny owl as it gets towards night.
Inside, scandinavian and cosy. Proper Hygge. pale washed boarding, an oak floor, tiny wood stove thats super efficient and a stable door so you can really enjoy the view. A wonderfully comfy oak bed, plenty of candles and a lantern to light your path up to the ‘facilities’.
**The bed is made up with fresh cotton bedding, a cosy duvet and feather pillows. All you need to bring along are Towels and a pair of wellies or crocks for walking on wet grass**
You have the use of a lovely warm shower room and toilet. With a fridge, plenty of local guide books and maps , a kettle and space to dry boots and jackets after you have explored the paths that strike out in every direction from the courtyard.
A Breakfast Basket of a bacon/sausage and egg bap, yoghurt with fruit and honey, croissants with crab apple jelly and a flask of coffee is brought to the Hut each morning.