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Blencathra

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Scales Plantation – Cumbria

  • Shepherd's hut for 4 from £70 per night

    1 double & 2 bunks.

Suitable for children of all ages

Pets welcome

Children and pets both welcome, but please be careful of the resident sheep

One of three beautifully handcrafted shepherd’s huts in a forest clearing on a working Lake District sheep farm...

The Blencathra camp at Scales Plantation is made up of a beautiful handcrafted Shepherd's hut, a wooden kitchen and bathroom shelter and a compost loo, all in a clearing on the edge of the woods with views over the North Lake fells. Simple wooden furniture gives the hut a traditional

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rustic feel, yet it's extremely comfortable. The full size double bed and bunks have feather down duvets and blankets to sink into and sheepskin rugs line the floor. There is a wood-burner for heating, but the interior of the hut is kept uncluttered thanks to the kitchen and bathroom just outside. This well designed shelter can be opened up to give the chef or bather a unique feeling of being in the woods, or tightly closed if the weather turns. There are hobs, a fridge and a bath with a shower attached, all gas powered, plus a fire pit for more traditional campfire cookery. Groceries can be supplied by your hosts. Simply order before you get there from the list provided and get a delivery of local, seasonal produce to your camp.

Our guests say...

"This was our first experience with Canopy and Stars. A late booking for a weekend. When I booked I was asked if it was to celebrate something, which it was, my 50th birthday and my sons. The place was amazing, albeit the bad weather. The shepherds hut and kitchen / bathroom areas were extremely warm with the log burners. Our two boys loved and even though I do not camp!! this was great!"

24/10/2014

Alison

"We had an amazing stay at Blencathra camp, Scales Plantation. Very unique accommodation in a very remote and beautiful part of Cumbria. A luxurious take on camping."

01/09/2014

Nick

"Yes we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and had amazing weather. Everything was great, the cabin was amazingly cosy and the kitchen area was great, the cooking facilities kept us warm and cosy and we really liked the bath, even the compost loo was OK, not smelly and easy to use. The only downside was that we were sort of confimed to our area of the camp, on a previous trip we were more involved in the farm and had more space to roam."

25/08/2014

Kathy

"This was my second stay at Scales Plantation and having been there in wet and windy weather it was wonderful to be there in dry sunny conditions. Being able to sit around the fire pit in the evenings and cook dinner was nice and then to watch the stars appear as night fell was pretty special with clear views in the pitch black. Loved how quickly the hot water turned on and that was most welcome after running/hiking across the fells."

18/08/2014

Mike

"Fantastic time. Glamping at its best. Location, position and privacy of having your own forest clearing and facilities were superb. Tabitha, the owner, was lovely - also very kindly bought a welcome back of bacon, eggs, bread, milk, etc."

25/07/2014

Jackie

"We had been to another part of the site the year before and wanted to go back again. We decided to try a different part of the site and loved this plot too. Tabitha made us feel very welcome. The children explored, we cooked over the camp fire, and in the kitchen. It was a great base for walking, and exploring the Lake District. The huts were so well kept and clean. We all loved the experience."

21/07/2014

Clare

"Loved every minute. Tab, the owner was so welcoming and the breakfast pack was a lovely addition. We couldn't ask for a better weekend away."

13/06/2014

Nick

"I have stayed at Scales 5 or 6 times now and have enjoyed it more each time. Tabitha is so friendly and welcoming, the cabins are cosy, comfortable and clean and the location is wonderful, breathtaking views and a feeling of peaceful seclusion make it such a relaxing break. I love it and so does everyone who has stayed there with me. It is definitely my favourite place to take a holiday."

05/05/2014

Gill

"It was wonderful, our 2 boys loved living in a hut in the woods for the weekend, they were in their element.  Building dens, having the most amazing adventures... Walking up Skiddaw at 5 and 8 what a great achievement! Then back to a fabulous warm bath, then ready to toast marshmallows on the camp fire with a hot chocolate.  Excellent family place, Tabitha made us feel really welcome, and they were so busy with the lambs."

11/04/2014

Andrea

"Loved it... beautiful, quiet and close to the Fells."

17/03/2014

Mike

"Fantastic, beautiful place, perfect get away."

06/12/2013

Jayne

"Warm, comfortable, secluded. A rustic but luxurious experience. Perfect getaway"

11/10/2013

Alison

"We received a friendly welcome from attentive owners who have good attention to the little details that can make a holiday special."

22/07/2013

Martin

"We loved our stay in Blencathra shepherd's hut.  It was very cosy and comfortable and in a very peaceful, beautiful location.  It was our third visit to Scales Plantation and hopefully we'll be there again soon."

21/06/2013

Kim

"We had a fantastic time. The shepherd's hut was cosy and beautifully done out. We loved cooking on the wood burning stoves and using the bath with the view of the woods. Fresh eggs from our lovely host who couldn't have done more for us. A very relaxing break in gorgeous surroundings. We saw deer every day of our stay. We'd love to go back and will recommend to everyone."

15/04/2013

Sarah

"LOVED our stay :) We arrived (& left!) mid storm, but it didn't matter, it was such a beautiful place and we had lovely local food to eat, a wood burning stove in every room and Scrabble! It was romantic and cosy, and I can't wait to book our next stay somewhere with your guys."

24/09/2012

Nina

"The camp was superb! The toilet took a lot of getting used to, but I loved how everything was so eco-friendly.  Tabitha was an excellent host and made us feel welcome. The location was fantastic, close enough for ease of access to the local villages and pubs, but not so close as to impose on the secluded nature of the camps. The bed was luxurious and the fire kept us nice and warm when the weather outside was wet and windy. I cannot praise this place enough, best holiday I've ever had!"

17/09/2012

Samantha

"Absolutely loved it, fantastic place to stay - this was our second visit and we will definitely go back. The location is great - so peaceful, accommodation is perfect and the owners are very friendly.  The only bad thing was the weather! "

27/07/2012

Helen

"The best thing was the location - surrounded by trees and fields just beyond, with mountains in view and a fire pit all to ourselves.  Very tranquil and good fun to cook over a fire.  All the facilities provided were high quality, well serviced and worked perfectly - which is just what you need when in a more isolated location.  Even with some poor June weather we were comfortable and warm - spending most evenings 'braving' it outdoors - with a good fire going.  The welcome was very warm, friendly and informative and we appreciated the eco standards and food basket.  It is evident not only hard work goes into running the accommodation but also thought and care."

11/06/2012

Phil

"Had the best weekend ever, kept it surprise from my husband who works away in London and who do sent do camping!!! But he is totally  converted to glamping now and wants to go again but for a week!!  Very impressed with the whole set up, took 2 boys aged 13 and 14 who had a ball making fires, everything there that we needed, very clean and comfy (especially  the beds)  and lovely and private with great views, lovely welcome from Tabitha, couldn't have asked for more and good value too."

25/05/2012

Jackie

"What an absolutely fabulous long weekend we had at Scales. Blencathra was perfect in every way - secluded, romantic, comfortable (the mattress was wonderful) and frankly, the best equipped self catering we have ever stayed in ... tea towels, washing up liquid, plenty of night lights, a decent corkscrew and lovely crockery. 

18/08/2011

Carol

"The mountain biking with Adrian on Monday was equally brilliant - exhausting and exhilarating - he took us on the old mining railway track out of Keswick then up above Threlkeld. Nothing was too much trouble ... We couldn't recommend him enough."

01/07/2011

Gillian

"We had the most wonderful time! The camp was just perfect and really well designed. Fabulous facilities, amazing location & views, lots of little touches that made it really special. Tabatha was the most welcoming and friendly host. Absolute heaven on earth."

06/06/2011

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