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Elm Retreat Shepherds Hut

Elm Retreat is a luxury glamping shepherds hut set in private woodland with access to the River Petteril. Relax and restore at The Rowley Estates.

  • Sleeps: 2

A stunning luxury hideaway set in private woodland with beautiful river front access

After exploring in the nearby Lake District, come back to the edge of the Petteril River valley to this secluded shepherd’s hut and relax in complete privacy with just the birds and other wildlife for company.

This get away from it all star gazing retreat has a five foot king-size bed, a hand painted kitchen with a gas hob and oven, a refrigerator and oak topped sink.

The hut is insulated with locally sourced sheep’s wool and has heating and a warming towel rail. The ensuite shower room is equipped with a chrome shower with hot running water and a plumbed WC and basin.

In the summer, keep the doors open and enjoy dining al fresco in the private wildflower terrace overlooking the river where you can soak up the sun as well as the beautiful views over the valley and private woodland of The Rowley Estate at Blencowe. Brown trout fishing is available with a separate licence available online from the Department of Environment.

Stunning river front woodland location

Breakfast in secluded woodland enjoying the crisp Cumbrian air and views of the River Petteril in your private glade.

Unwind & recharge

After days exploring in the lovely surrounding Eden Valley and nearby Lake District National Park return to The Elm Retreat for a relaxing break and enjoy life’s simple pleasures.

If you can bear to leave...

Chill by the river with a great book or get out and hike and bike in the Pennines and Lake District National Park. Mark the seasons as you fish for brown trout and pick raspberries or just explore the quiet footpaths and hiking trails nearby.

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Fixed doubles:


En-suite showers:


Firepit (logs provided)
Gas hob
Gas hot water heating
gas oven
Heating & towel rail
Outdoor dining
Private gardens
Secluded location
Solar power
Stunning views
USB Charge
Welcome hamper
No hairdryer - sorry these don't work with solar power

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Rates range from £53 per person per night based full occupancy of the double bedrooms for a 3 night mid-week stay in the early spring season.

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The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development: Europe investing in rural areas

The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development: Europe investing in rural areas

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