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Shepherd Huts in Ulverston – Hut in the Sheep Wash

Shepherd Huts in Ulverston

Hut in the Sheep Wash
Ben Cragg Farm
Cumbria LA12 7PZ

Tel: 01229 582035
Mob: 07796 682548


This beautiful shepherd’s hut is set in a tranquil and idyllic riverside field on the edge of the Lake District National Park. Called ‘The Sheep Wash’, the field is where sheep were gathered and washed in the river in times gone by. Boarded by woods and farmland this is the perfect location for a romantic break or get away from the hectic pace of modern life. No Wi Fi or TV – just the wildlife to watch and the sound of the river to listen to.

Just 3 miles from the small market town of Ulverston and a short drive from Coniston Water this is the perfect base to explore the spectacular Southern and Western Lake District, yet tucked away from the madding crowds of tourists. There are plenty of places to visit, walk or cycle nearby or just sit and relax in your own private field.

Our Location

Our idyllic glamping retreat in a traditional shepherd’s hut is located on the edge of the Lake District National Park within easy reach of the central and western Lake District. The nearest lake is Coniston Water and we are just a few miles from the busy market town of Ulverston, birthplace of Stan Laurel and home to the Laurel and Hardy museum.

Traditional Shepherd’s Hut Holiday Accommodation

Made by Hollow Ash Huts to a very high standard this traditional looking hut has a cosy and comfortable interior and provides comfy holiday accommodation for 2 people. Well insulated with sheep’s wool and with solar panels providing lights and sockets for charging phones/laptops. The accommodation is completely self-contained – the kitchen area has 2 gas hobs and grill, sink and cool box and the compact bathroom has a modern eco loo, sink and gas powered shower. There is mains water but no mains electricity. A log burner makes it really cosy on chillier days (logs provided).

The hut sleeps 2 in a full sized double bed with bedding and towels provided.

  • Fully equipped kitchen with pans, utensils and crockery etc for 4 people.
  • Outside table and seating, BBQ and firepit.
  • Basic provisions such as tea, coffee, sugar provided and there will be cereals and our free range eggs so you can make breakfast.
  • On your arrival there will be homemade cake to welcome you.


Well behaved dogs are welcome by prior arrangement. Please contact me to discuss your requirements.

Directions to the Hut in the Sheep Wash Shepherd’s Hut

We are just 30 mins from junction 36 on the M6.

Follow the A590 – sign posted Barrow and just before you get to Ulverston you will see a Murco petrol station ahead on the right hand side.

50yds before the petrol station is a turning to the right sign posted Mansriggs (Alpine Road). Turn here and follow the road for appox a mile until you come to a small crossroads. Turn left at the crossroads and the hut is just down the hill on the left hand side.


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