Glamping Cumbria and The Lake District
At Crake Trees Manor we offer Glamping in a Shepherds Hut and Bed and Breakfast accommodation with three gorgeous bedrooms all of which look over the farmland to the beautiful Eden Valley, Pennines and the Howgill Fells in the distance. Crake Trees Manor, is in the heart of Cumbria close to the Lake District, yet only 15 minutes from M6 and the market towns of Penrith and Appleby A66. Our farmhouse, designed and converted by us in 2002 is an unusual mix of traditional architecture with a very modern and unique interior.
Our Shepherd’s Hut nestling down by the pond is totally ‘off-grid’ Glamping. The perfect retreat for a couple of romantics. Feel the wind in your hair, listen to the quiet of the countryside… Let us look after you for a little while.
THE SHEPHERDS HUT
- Sleeps two
- Welcome tea and homemade cake
- Wood burning stove
- Plenty of local guide books and magazines
- Warm shower room
- Breakfast Basket delivered to the Hut each morning
Designed and built by us at Crake Trees. 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 tremendous views right over the farm, meadows of ancient grass, fields of growing barley and young danish red bulls grazing the summer pastures. The Pennines are 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 verandah to perch on with a glass of something while you 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, all is cosy, slightly scandinavian, 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’. You will have the use of a lovely warm shower room and toilet.
A Breakfast Basket of sausage, home cured bacon, cumberland sausage and egg bap with fresh coffee, croissant and homemade marmalade is brought to the Hut each morning.
Or as an extra , full English breakfast can be taken in the farmhouse. Folks always seem to remember their breakfast at Crake Trees Manor. To start with, the oak side table is spread with good things from the kitchen. Home-made or locally produced if possible. My own granola and muesli, fruit salads, prunes steeped in green tea, and natural set yoghurt and a choice of cereals. Then on to a shared Farmhouse Platter of home cured bacon, cumberland sausage with bitter apple, roasted tomato, field mushrooms and local farm eggs. If you would prefer a veggie alternative? Eggs coddled, scrambled or poached. Baked mushrooms with my own garden herbs, or, a popular choice, with European visitors, fried Hallumi with thyme baked tomatoes. Bread, usually homemade and sliced wholemeal for toast. Some local marmalade and fruity jellies.
- Walking – take a short, circular walk through Crosby Ravensworth, a longer walk up to Reagill and then back through the villages of Maulds meaburn and Crosby Ravensworth or a more challenging walk up Seal Howe
- Cycling – Day Rides, Lyvennet Valley
- Lowther Castle and Garden’s
- Aira Force, typical lakeland waterfall on the shores of our most charming Lake Ullswater 40 minutes
- Brougham Castle, our children’s favourite castle ruin to race around
- Dalemain House, home of the world famous Marmalade Festival
- Bird of Prey Centre Lowther
- Long Meg, The second largest stone circle in Britain
- Shap Abbey
- Drive over one of the top 10 most scenic drives in the world. Up from Melmerby to Alston and round by Middleton in Teasdale or over to the west coast via Carlisle, past Watchtree Nature Reserve. On to Silloth, a real blast from the past, with a tremendous 3 mile promenade. Follow the coast down past Whitehaven and Workington to St Bees. Passing Sellafield, turn towards home.
From £70 to £85 per night including breakfast basket
Optional Full Breakfast in Farmhouse at £15
ADDITIONAL ACCOMMODATION AVAILABLE….
B and B and A quirky Self Catering cottage, the Brew House at Maulds Meaburn, for two plus baby (or dog), in the heart of the village
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