Situated on a working farm owned and run by the same family since 1954, this delightful shepherd’s hut is ideal for a couple looking for a peaceful base to enjoy an active holiday in the Lake District. This beautiful spot is just a mile from Patterdale and just 2 miles from the bustling village of Glenridding at the foot of the Kirkstone Pass. Glenridding is a fantastic starting point for great walks to Pooley Bridge, Aira Force waterfall and Helvellyn. Ullswater is less than 2 miles away for a lakeside picnic, boat hire, or a cruise on a steamer.
This pretty property, thoughtfully designed, makes the most of the space both inside and outside. There are steps up into the hut, which has an open-plan layout. The main living space features a raised double bed, a dining area, a Smart TV, and a cute bijou kitchen with all you need to rustle up a romantic dinner or a picnic. A bathroom with a shower and WC is off the main living area. French doors look out over the fells and stunning countryside. The space outside the hut has a gravel area with cute seating and outdoor furniture so you can enjoy a drink or dine alfresco with spectacular views of the fells. A private hot tub is the ultimate treat in a perfect spot for stargazing.
Whether you enjoy walks, more challenging hikes, taking to two wheels or exploring historic houses, this part of the Lake District has you covered. Head up the wooded Dunmallard Hill (10 miles) to discover the hill fort and something of the area’s history. Visit the eastern edge of the Lake District to explore Dalemain Mansion and garden (11 miles) set in a UNESCO World Heritage site. Mountain bikers and walkers will find trails for all abilities in Grizedale Forest (20 miles).