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Hawthorn Retreat Shepherds Hut

Live the dream at airy wild at heart Hawthorn Retreat shepherds hut

  • Sleeps: 2

Find tranquility in nature at The Hawthorn Retreat set at the edge of the Petteril valley

This riverside retreat at Blencowe Hall within The Rowley Estates is idyllic. Bluebells, red squirrels, songbirds. The turning of the seasons as colours shift in dappled light. At night the moon rises through laced branches of blackthorn and oak and the owls hoot.

It’s so magical we want to offer you a way to linger here. Our shepherds’ huts give you a simple break in the heart of the wilderness with a flourish of The Rowley Estates luxury.

When you park at Blencowe Hall or arrange a collection at Penrith train station a short journey away, your adventure begins. Head on foot through the fields and find your glamping haven. Each of the three timber-clad huts are sited in their own secluded spot along the River Petteril.

Your hut is architect-designed to enhance space and comfort. Inside, reconnect with a simpler life. There’s no wi-fi here, so swap stories, play cards by candlelight, relax by the firepit or read by solar power.

Breakfast al fresco or fold down your private oak table

Throw open the french doors onto the sunny deck overlooking the River Petteril for leisurely alfresco breakfasts.  Spark the coals for a barbeque on the Weber or light up the fire pit for an evening outdoors.  Relax on the balcony overlooking the river in the Adirondack chairs.

Balcony sunsets and sweet dreams

After long full days, the Hawthorn Retreat is a sanctuary. Sweet dreams in the five foot king size luxury bed provided with crisp white Egyptian cotton linen

Explore by the river

The Hawthorn Retreat shepherds hut sits at the edge of the River Petteril valley overlooking this quiet woodland valley.  Exclusive and secluded glamping at The Rowley Estates

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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
Digital detox (no wifi)
Welcome hamper
No hairdryer - 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

The Blencowe Hall Conferencing Room and shepherds huts project has been supported by The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development: ...

Latest Reviews

What a beautiful stay at Hawthorn Retreat on Rowley Estates! Firstly, Christine was so accommodating and patient throughout the process…


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A short stay for my birthday, my husband got in touch with Christine beforehand to plan for decorations as a…