Rooster Shepherd Hat, Underbarrow, Cumbria

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

I’m a shepherd’s hut sucker and wanted something in a quiet location but still close enough to the Lake District’s big tourist hotspots. Rooster Hut looked perfect and when I arrived I was certainly not disappointed with my choice.

The cabin was super warm and cozy with quirky little touches that I loved, the owner even left me a birthday card, homemade cookies and a small bottle of wine which was a really nice touch.

The shepherd’s hut is on a working farm in a location that feels off the beaten path, but I found it to be still close enough to places like Kendal and Windermere to be a good choice for a cheap Lake District vacation be.

In addition to a day trip with a boat trip on Winderemere, I also took a short mountain walk on the Scout Scar, which is worth a short walk and offers excellent views with very little effort.

Reasons to stay here

  • Quiet rural location with cows and horses as neighbors
  • Dark skies for stargazing and campfires
  • Excellent value for money
  • Very comfortable bed and well equipped cabin
  • Nice wood stove in case it gets cold
  • A short drive from Windermere
  • The Scout Scar is close by and makes for a really nice mountain walk that offers great views with very little effort

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

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Shell loves everything to do with travel and the outdoors, and is a nature-loving, comfortable camping girl. Shell started the Camping with Style blog after a serious snowboarding accident that left her with a broken back. Even so, she used the outdoors and nature’s healing powers to recover, and she continues to spend time outdoors whenever she can.

From swimming in open water, snowboarding and kayaking to mountain hiking and meditation, Shell shares their travels and micro-adventures here on the blog. In various publications she has written for, Shell has a particular interest in promoting the well-being and the many benefits of natural therapy.

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