Totally ‘Off-Grid’ The Shepherds Hut at Crake Trees Manor is lit by candles and kept beautifully warm with a Wood Stove and enjoy the wonderful Dark Sky on a clear night.
Just a few steps to the warm Shower Block and kitchen area with kettle, fridge and microwave. Our large Wet Rooms are private and look unique. We have made them using traditional farm goods with a fresh new look.
The Shepherds Hut is based on traditional huts that were taken into the fields of large sheep farms 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 winter and springtime. Our Shepherds Hut is pulled through the meadow to its summer resting place overlooking the pond.
Visitors to The Shepherds Hut have their own private Wood Fired Hot Tub.
The Shepherds Hut comes with its own Fire Pit and BBQ area
A Breakfast Basket can also be ordered. A basket of Cumberland Sausage & Egg Baps, and Croissants with my homemade Crab Apple jelly. A perfect start to the day.
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 when dusk falls. Proper Hygge, all scandinavian and cosy. 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, made up and ready for bed time, plenty of candles and a lantern to light your path up to the ‘facilities’. Just a few yards to the warm shower room and toilets. Also a friendly community Stable Kitchen with sink, fridge, microwave and kettle, guide books and a Wood Stove in winter. With space to relax, dry your jacket and boots. Perfect after have explored the foot paths and cycle trails that strike out in every direction from Crake Trees Manor.
There are 2 choices for breakfast. *A Breakfast Basket (£15.00, for 2 people) can be ordered and brought to the Kitchen each morning. All fresh made Cumberland Sausage and Egg bap, or veggie/vegan option, Croissants with crab apple jelly
*Farmers Mike’s Breakfast Baps (£10.00, for 2 people) Cumberland Sausage and Egg Bap.
We really look forward to our annual stay in The Shepherds Hut. Particularity having the breakfast basket delivered each morning. We quickly got the hang of the stove, it is soo cosy.
- AW - Rochdale
This is the second time we have stayed at Crake Trees Manor but the first time in the Shepherds hut. We were greeted with a warm welcome and shown around. The hut is so cosy and beautifully furnished. We enjoyed a really peaceful evening with great views and a fantastic nights sleep. We also hired the hot tub for the evening which was so relaxing. Ruth delivered a delicious breakfast basket the next day. Overall we had a fantastic short break and we would whole -heartedly recommend it to others.
- D - Newcastle
Glamping in the countryside
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Frequently Asked Questions
Covid-19 Update – the beginning of July 2020
I have rarely seen the countryside around Crake Trees Manor look so beautiful.
A late spring, lots of warm sunshine and a thankful drop of rain has given us a riot of colour and fresh growth
The hedges a blaze of colourful grasses and herbs, with so many wild flowers, I cannot even name them all!
Our fields are full of Pheasant couples with chicks, mother Hares, ground nesting Peewit,Curlew & Snipe, with low flying Owls around dusk.
We also have a couple small Roe Deer with their fawns that have ventured down into the horse garth.
So long as people walking the footpaths keep their dogs on a lead and wear gloves, we welcome them to enjoy our space and fresh air.