GLAMPING | A Birthday Break in Rooster Shepherd Hut, Underbarrow, Cumbria

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As soon as lockdown ended and travel and overnight stays in England became legal again, I packed up my car and was on my way up to Cumbria to spend my birthday enjoying some freedom and joyously exploring the Lake District.

I’m a sucker for shepherd huts and wanted something in a quiet location but still close enough to the big Lake District tourist hotspots. Rooster Hut looked perfect and upon arrival, I certainly wasn’t disappointed with my choice.

The hut was super warm and cosy with quirky little features that I loved, the owner had even left a birthday card, homemade biscuits and a little bottle of wine for me, which was a really lovely touch.

The shepherd hut is located on a working farm in a location that feels like it’s well off the beaten track, yet I found it was still close enough to places like Kendal and Windermere to make it a good choice for a great value Lake District break.

Lake Windermere

As well as a day out which included a boat trip on Winderemere I also went for a wee hill walk up Scout Scar, which is well worth the short walk and provides superb views with very little effort.

Reasons to stay here

  • Quiet rural location with cows and horses as your neighbours
  • Dark skies made for star gazing and campfires
  • Excellent value for money
  • Very comfy bed and well equipped hut
  • Lovely log burning stove for when it gets chilly
  • A short drive away from Windermere
  • Scout scar is close by and makes for a really lovely hill walk that provides great views for very little effort

Like the look of it? You can stay in Rooster Hut for 2 nights from £153.00. Find out more and book over on the Herdwick Cottages website.

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Shell Robshaw-Bryan
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