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.
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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