The Heron Shepherds Hut

Up to 2 guests

From £95 per night


The Heron is a cosy shepherd’s hut hideaway located in the beautiful Lyth Valley, a great escape for those looking for a privet getaway for two. Seating with a firepit is situated on the hut’s doorstep, to allow guests to make the most of the beautiful natural views of the valley. 

The Space

The Heron is a cosy shepherd’s hut hideaway located in the beautiful Lyth Valley. This private retreat is perfect for a romantic getaway for two. Situated on the doorstep of the hut, you’ll find comfortable seating and a firepit, allowing you to fully enjoy the stunning natural views of the valley.  

Inside The Heron, you’ll discover a double bed against the far wall, a small kitchenette counter with a sink, and a cosy electric burner to keep the hut warm and inviting. Logs for the outdoor firepit are not provided, but logs and kindling can be obtained for an extra charge upon request at check-in, or from any of the nearest local petrol stations.   

Just a few steps behind the hut, you’ll find private compost toilet and shower cubicle facilities. As a guest at The Heron, you’ll have exclusive access to the hut and the designated toilet and shower facilities. These amenities are for the use of The Heron guests only and are not shared with others. 

Guest Access

Guests have access to the Heron and the toilet and shower facilities – the toilet and shower are for use of the Heron guests only and are not shared.  

Parking is available in the designated Lyth Valley Country House parking area. 

At the Hut: 

  • Bedding, Linens, and Towels are provided   
  • Tea & Coffee  
  • Electric Kettle  
  • Mugs – for two   
  • Plates – for two   
  • Cutlery – knives, forks, and teaspoons   
  • Outdoor Fire Pit – fuel not provided   
  • Seating for X2 
Getting Around

The nearest towns to the Heron Hut include: 

Kendal: Located approximately 7 miles north of Lyth Valley, Kendal is a market town known for its historical buildings, charming streets, and Kendal Castle. It offers various amenities, shops, and dining options. 

Windermere: Situated around 10 miles west of Lyth Valley, Windermere is a popular tourist destination and the gateway to Lake Windermere, the largest lake in England. It offers a range of accommodations, restaurants, and outdoor activities. 

Bowness-on-Windermere: Adjacent to Windermere, Bowness-on-Windermere is a bustling town that serves as a hub for tourism. It offers boat tours on Lake Windermere, shops, eateries, and entertainment options. 


In terms of public travel options, the following transportation methods are available: 

Train: The closest train station to Heron Hut is Oxenholme Lake District Station, located in Kendal. It provides connections to major cities like London, Manchester, and Edinburgh. 

Bus: There are bus services that operate in the area, connecting nearby towns and attractions. Kendal and Windermere have bus stations that offer routes to various destinations in the Lake District. 

Taxi or Car Hire: Taxis and car hire services are available for convenient transportation in the region. They provide flexibility and ease of travel to explore the surrounding towns and attractions. 

It is advisable to check the local bus and train schedules for accurate and up-to-date information on routes, timetables, and fares! 

The Neighbourhood

The Heron is located just next to the Lyth Valley Country House, perfectly located a short drive away from both Kendal and Bowness-on-Windermere. As the name suggests, this means that the Hut is located in the Lyth Valley in the heart of the Lake District! 

About The Valley:  

The Lyth Valley, Cumbria, is a picturesque area known for its natural beauty and agricultural heritage. Its history is intertwined with the broader history of the Lake District region. With fertile soils and a favourable climate, the valley has long been a hub for farming, particularly sheep rearing and fruit cultivation, including the renowned damsons. 

The area’s charm attracted poets and artists during the Romantic movement in the 19th century, who were captivated by its tranquil beauty and idyllic scenery. Today, the Lyth Valley remains a cherished part of the Lake District, offering scenic drives, walking trails, and stunning views. 

Overall, the Lyth Valley is a timeless gem within Cumbria, where visitors can immerse themselves in its rich agricultural traditions, appreciate its scenic landscapes, and enjoy the surrounding views! 

Additional Information

Pets are welcome, however, the area surrounding the hut is not secure – please let us know prior to arrival if you are travelling with your furry friends! 

A Deposit of £100.00 is to be charged on the date of arrival and returned post check out. 

Key Information

The Heron Shepherds Hut

Check-In & Out
  • Check-in is completed with the Lyth Team in person

  • Check-in on date of arrival 2:30 PM – 5:00 PM

  • Check-out on the date of departure is 10:00 AM

  • Sink

  • Kettle

  • Property Sleeps 2

  • 1x Double Bed

  • Bed Linens

  • Large Outdoor Area

  • Garden Furniture

  • Outdoor Shower Cubicle for Private Use

  • Outdoor Toilet Cubicle for

  • Private Use

  • Towels

Living Space
  • Seating

  • Laptop Friendly Workspace

  • First Aid Kit

  • Views of the Valley

  • Non-Smoking

  • Parking