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Rowan Retreat shepherds hut

The Rowan Retreat is a secluded shepherds hut set at the edge of a woodland glen adjoining the River Petteril. It has private woodland and river front access.

  • Sleeps: 2

An idyllic riverside retreat set in the woodland adjoining Blencowe Hall

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. Head on foot through the fields and find your glamping haven in a 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 or read by solar power.

Enjoy complete privacy with your own Scandinavian-style shower-room and open plan kitchen with a gas hob, oven and a fridge. Dine al fresco using the Weber barbeque or whip up a boutique gourmet meal using the SMEG hob and gas oven.  Relax in the Adirondack chairs whilst throwing a log on the fire pit and count the stars in style.

Secluded glen overlooking the River Petteril

Wander down to the mown grass by the riverside and relax in the Adirondack chairs reading a book, chill at the garden table, fire up the Weber charcoal barbeque or light the fire pit in the evening time.

Breakfast by the river and star gaze at night

It’s glamping with luxury – resting on crisp Egyptian cotton linen sheets, cooking on a SMEG double burner gas hob with a separate oven, chilling the drinks in the fridge and enjoying a hot shower whilst your towels warm on the chrome towle rail and even having a regular flush loo..

Relax and watch the wildlife or if you can bear to leave...

The Rowan Retreat is set in a secluded part of the River Petteril valley with footpaths and great cycling routes nearby.  The Lake District National Park, beautiful Ullswater lake and Aira Force waterfall  are close at hand.

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For full details of twins, doubles and en-suites


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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Latest Reviews

Lovely place to stay – a private and peaceful location and a gorgeous hut.


Wonderful place to complete my round of the Wainwright’s , very relaxing hope to return.

David Google

Amazing place and the Host Christine made everything to let us have a lovely time

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