Herdy Huts ~ My stay in a Shepherd’s Hut. :)

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Although I LOVE camping I have always been curious about Glamping. Wouldn’t it be great to experience all the outdoorsy fun of camping with some lovely home comforts too. After a little research I found the website for Herdy Huts in the Lake District and was smitten  .I just had to book a long weekend in one of their cute Shepherd’s Huts!

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Shepherd’s Huts apparently have a long history ,dating  as far back as the 1500’s. They were used as their name suggests, by shepherds tending their flocks. They are basically huts on wheels and can be rolled from location to location. The Herdy Huts current location is Hoathwaite Campsite near Coniston. The views are stunning!

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There are three huts available and I booked Gerdy hut !  Each hut is furnished in warm and bright colours with everything you could possibly need. We were surprised at how spacious Gerdy actually is. There is a snug double bed ( with a single bunk above) , a table and seating area, kitchen storage, a gas hob and a wonderful wood burner which is also an oven. A delicious aroma of firewood and fabric softener envelops you as you enter. 🙂

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The huts comfortably fit two adults or two adults and a child. A well behaved dog is welcome too. 🙂

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The Shepherd’s Huts are on a campsite so toilets and showers are shared with the campers. They are basic but this wasn’t a problem as they were kept very clean. The campsite is also part of a working farm so don’t be surprised if you come across a few friendly cows!

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The location is pretty much perfect. A two mile or so lakeside walk to the pretty village of Coniston one way and a shorter walk to Torver the other way. But mostly we just loved hanging out at our hut. 🙂 We were fortunate really that the weather was mixed. When the sun shone we made the most of the bench and brazer outside and when it rained and the wind howled, well we were nice and toasty in Gerdy. I miss Gerdy already!

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A three night weekend break or a four night midweek break in Herdy, Gerdy or Blea costs £260. £10 extra for one well behaved dog.

Have you ever been Glamping?

19 thoughts on “Herdy Huts ~ My stay in a Shepherd’s Hut. :)”

  1. It sounds great! I’m curious about glamping too, but it’s so expensive compared to camping – and some of them are more costly than just getting a little cottage for a week! I’m sure I’ll try it one day!

    1. Thats true.I’m quite lucky that where i work i get free shares.So cashing them in does let me try out things like this.I think the price here is not to bad for a 4 day midweek break especially. And I did love it.:)

  2. The huts look so cute and it’s great to see they’re as cute inside. I’m afraid I’m not a camper or a glamper. I like my bricks and mortar or at least a log cabin.

  3. Fun! I don’t know if it counts as glamping but growing up my Dad would rent a cabin on the beach every summer for a few weeks and we would have campfires and go fishing and whatnot, but had a two bedroom cabin to hang out in and cook and shower. That was pretty great.

    1. They are really cute.And there is a wood burner and a gas hob.More spacious than you think.However the toilets and showers on the campsite are basic ( though clean) , the showers are mobile showers! I found them to be fine.:)

      1. Yes we were very happy we had proper shelter.The campsite is called Hoathwaite and its a national trust one.ps there are also yurts and tipees on site which also have wood burners.You may have to look on the campsite website to check them out.

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