Lake District Glamping | Pods, Huts, Tipis and Yurts You Will Love

The Lake District is home to England’s most dramatic natural landscapes from the highest peaks, Scafell Pike, Scafell and Helvellyn  – to Lake Windermere, the country’s largest lake.

This idyllic national park in Cumbria offers an awe-inspiring backdrop for Lake District glamping sites, the perfect base for hikers, paddleboarders and nature lovers.

The Lake District has too many glamping sites to mention but here’s a handy roundup of the best yurts, tipis, camping pods, cabins and shepherd huts to immerse yourself in this majestic mountainous region.

So, let’s get started with planning your Cumbrian adventure with this ultimate guide to the best Lake District glamping holidays.

Lake District Glamping Pods

YHA Hawkshead

Located in Hawkshead | Reviews on Tripadvisor

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YHA Hawkshead camping pod - best glamping sites in the Lake District

YHA Hawshead is a quiet location near Esthwaite Water where the only sound you can hear are the birds, cracking of the fire logs and muffled chatter of other glampers.

The grade II listed building offers a lounge to relax indoors and play pool, a bar to buy snacks and beers, a self-catering kitchen and a café serving hearty dishes for breakfast and evening meals.

Don’t fancy a camping pod? YHA Hawkshead has got you covered with tipis, bell tents, cabins and shared or private rooms.

YHA Hawkshead is ideal for true peace and quiet on your glamping getaway – and superb value for money!

The Quiet Site

Located in Ullswater | Reviews on Tripadvisor

The Quiet Site is a short stroll from Aire Force waterfall and Watermillock, on the west shore of Ullswater.

This award-winning, holiday park really knows how to spoil its guests with Lake District glamping accommodations with carbon-positive Gingerbread Houses, camping pods, glamping burrows and cabins. And if that isn’t enough, there are camping pitches or a 16th-century cottage heated with biomass and solar thermal panels.

The Quiet Site never ceases to amaze! They have a rustic bar in a converted barn, a playroom for kids (and adults) of all ages, a zero-waste shop, a café with wood fired pizza oven, and a doggy-washing bath for the family pooch.

I challenge you not to fall in love with The Quiet Site!

Highside Glamping Pods

Located in Keswick | Reviews on Tripadvisor

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Interior of Highside Glamping Pods Lake District

The Highside Farm luxury glamping pods, located on the east side of Bassenthwaite, are a wonderful blend of modern amongst mountains!

For the best remote self-catered getaway, each camping pod boasts an en-suite shower room, cosy sofa, Freeview TV, and kitchenette with mod-cons to cook up a storm as you gaze up at the stars or watch your favourite film.

Guests are only a stride away from the best hiking and cycling routes in the hills of Keswick, or just chill by the garden and terrace and admire the views.

Sounds like a great escape from city life, don’t you think?

Grasmere Glamping

Located in Grasmere | Reviews on Tripadvisor

Grasmere Glamping is part of Broadrayne Farm, which is home to The Yan Bistro serving Cumbrian classics. Broadrayne Farm is a former 17th-century farm and has been rearing Herdwick sheep for centuries, so their famous Shepherd’s Pie at the bistro couldn’t be more locally sourced!

Broadrayne Farm is situated in the heart of the Lake District near the busy village of Grasmere, and surrounded by popular trails to Rydal Caves, Easedale Tarn, Loughrigg Fell, or Helm Crag.

Now let’s get down to this accommodation at this Lake District glamping site! Grasmere Glamping is quite simply a camping holiday with an added luxe-factor. Relish the splendour of a log-burning stove, under-floor heating, LED TV, Bluetooth music system, and all the crockery you’d need for a romantic meal or chill-out with the girls.

Broadrayne Farm not only offers premium camping pods, but has self-catering farm cottages, and bistro bedrooms with dedicated doggy bedrooms, and even provide locally made, natural doggy treats as a welcome gift.

Grasmere Glamping is paws-itively amazing (couldn’t resist the pun).

Parkgate Farm

Located in Holmrook | Reviews on Tripadvisor

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Parkgate Farm Glamping Cabins in the Lake District UK

Parkgate Farm is located in Holmrook in Eskdale Valley near Ravenglass giving this Lake District glamping spot the perfect mix of landscapes, from the stunning coastline, Wast Water and Scafell Pike.

There are three fully insulated glamping cabins at Parkgate Farm with all the mod-cons you could wish for. You can snuggle up in the open-plan living area with an electric wood burner for the colder nights, and al frescos terrace with BBQ for the pleasant summer evenings.

As well as the glamping cabins, there are grass pitches, holiday caravans, and cottages – a bed to suit every need! They have some friendly donkeys and sheep onsite too, that’s a big tick from me!

The Hut at Rawsons

Located in Levens

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The Hut at Rawsons in Levens- Luxury Lake District glamping

If you’re searching for tranquility and creature comforts, The Hut @ Rawsons has your name written all over it.

The private hut is nestled at the foot of Whitbarrow Scar. Being so close to Kendal, the gateway to the Lake District, guests have a range of pubs, restaurants, and hiking trails to choose from.

The glamping accommodation comprises The Hut (with sofa, wood-burner and record player), The Pod (with king-size bed and luxury bedding), a partially covered outdoor kitchen, upper and lower decking, an outdoor bathtub and shower, and a flushing loo!

The Hut @ Rawsons is the best place to disconnect and enjoy a mindful getaway as there is no WiFi (there is phone coverage in case of emergencies) This ‘off-grid’ accommodation to rest and recharge in nature could be just what the doctor ordered!

How cute is The Hut @ Rawsons?

Lake District Tipis

YHA Grasmere Butharlyp Howe

Located in Grasmere | Reviews on Tripadvisor

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YHA Grasmere Butharylp Howe Tipis Lake District

YHA Grasmere Butharlyp Howe is an incredible Lake District glamping haven. Not only is it located just strides away from the bustling Grasmere village, but it is close to Easedale Tarn, Rydal Water, Grasmere, and the Langdale Fells.

The spacious tipis sleep four people and come with wooden floors, a lockable coffee table chest, a wood burner, eco-friendly solar lighting and bean bags to lie back and gaze at the stars in comfort.

If the tipi life isn’t for you, try the eco-friendly landpods, tent pitches, or shared and private rooms in the main house where all guests have use of the shared lounge and café for breakfasts and evening meals.

Watching the rare red squirrels in the trees at YHA Grasmere Butharlyp Howe was the best wake-up call.

Waterside Farm Campsite

Located in Pooley Bridge | Reviews on Tripadvisor

Lake District tipis on the lakeside of Waterside Campsite

Waterside House Campsite is a family-run glamping site near Pooley Bridge for guests seeking a serene escape from the modern world. Grab your eco-camping gear and head for Ullswater!

Their tipis come with two single beds, two cube beds, an electric socket, cooking utensils, a gas stove, rechargeable lanterns, and fairy lights. How cute!

The tipis and bell tents sit right on the northern shores of Ullswater. Watching the hypnotic outdoor fire pit and falling asleep to the sound of rippling water is nothing short of perfection.

Other options to experience a wild weekend away at Waterside House Campsite are tent pitches, insulated glamping pods, and luxury cottage rentals.

Wasdale National Trust Campsite

Located in Eskdale | Reviews on Tripadvisor

Peace and adventure is the motto for Wasdale Campsite. Located between Wastwater and Wasdale Head, the site has easy access to Lake District’s more challenging fells and woodlands for hikers and mountain bikers.

Their tipis are furnished with a double bed and two single futons with mattress covers, lighting, table, and chairs. Remember to bring your bedding to snuggle by the wood-burning stove.

Wasdale Campsite offers more than tipis! It is home to heated camping pods, a bell tent and campervan pitches with hard standings and limited electric hookups.

If the lure of sleeping under canvas is strong this Lake District tipis are the answer!

Lake District Yurts

Sykes Farm Yurts

Located in Buttermere | Reviews on Tripadvisor

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Syke Farm Yurts in Buttermere, Lake District

Syke Farm Campsite is a fabulous location in the tiny village of Buttermere with vistas across High Stile and Red Pike, one of my favourite places in the Lake District.

Each yurt sleeps up to four people and has a log burner and is fully equipped for cooking, sleeping and relaxing in. There’s a separate undercover kitchen, compost toilet, and a main toilet block with hot showers.

Syke Farm has a popular tearoom that offers a Campers Full English Breakfast, and their flavoursome ice cream is home-made from their own Buttermere Ayrshire Cows. Definitely locally sourced!

Lakes Yurts

Located in Cockermouth | Reviews on Tripadvisor

Lakes Yurts in Cockermouth, Lake District

Lakes Yurts is situated between Cockermouth and Crummock Water, an ideal location for hiking Haystacks, strolling around Buttermere, or mountain biking in Whinlatter Forest.

These spacious Lake District yurts sleep up to five people and have a well-equipped kitchen, cosy wood burner, and solar lighting. As well as the three luxury yurts, there is a cool Shepherd’s hut with a gas stove, kettle eco-showers, and a decking platform with a table and chairs.

The glamping site is positioned on a working family farm so don’t be surprised to wake up to the moo of the cows, and birds chorus.

Lakes Yurts literally have all you need for an environmentally conscious glamping getaway in the Lake District.

Full Circle Yurts

Located in Ambleside | Reviews on Tripadvisor

Inside of Full Circle Lake District Yurt in Ambleside

Full Circle glamping yurts are situated at the top of a camping field on the gorgeous grounds of the stately home, Rydal Hall.

Their yurts are the real deal as they are hand-crafted in Mongolia, imported to the Lake District, and adorned with traditional symbols and colours. They sleep four (1 double, 2 single beds) and comprise solar-powered lighting, a cool box, wood burning stove with a small oven, and outside decking with a picnic bench and brazier.

Full Circle is more than just eco-friendly yurts and cabins. The founders Ben and Katherine offer immersive rewilding and wellness experiences, a truly unique sanctuary in the Lake District.

Lake District Shepherds Huts

Honey Bee Shepherds Hut

Located in Hawkshead | Reviews and prices on

The Honey Bee Shepherds Hut put the glam in glamping. This is a Lake District Shepherds Hut with a hot tub with views of Latterbarrow, could you want more?

Located a short walk from Hawkshead, you have local shops, traditional pubs and restaurants close by.

Honey Bee Shepherds Hut has a king-size bed and a glass roof to gaze up at the night sky. It comprises a well-appointed kitchenette, log-burning stove, underfloor heating, shower room with a walk-in shower.

The outside features a glorious patio decking and furniture to soak up the English sun and relax in the Swedish wood-fired hot tub connecting with the Cumbrian nature.

The Herdwick Huts

Located in Grasmere | Reviews on Tripadvisor

The Herdwick Huts - Lake District Shepherd Huts

The Herdwick Huts is the dream location. With Rydal Water and plunge pools onsite and views of the Fairfield Horseshoe mountain range, it’s a winning combination for hikers and wild swimmers.

This sounds like the best mindful environment for a yoga retreat, right? Well, The Herdwick Huts does that too!

These forest-green huts are complete with a double bed, single bunk for a child, kitchen with gas hob stove, and wood burning stove and oven.

These Lake District shepherd huts are guaranteed to reconnect you to nature!

Shepherds Hut Dolly Wagon

Located in Keswick | Reviews and prices on

If you’re seeking a rustic Lake District Shepherd Hut, then the Dolly Wagon is for you.

The shepherd’s hut is located on Stybeck Farm near Keswick and is an incredible base for exploring and hiking the stunning fells.

It comprises a double bedroom, a well-equipped kitchenette, and an outside table and chairs to enjoy morning coffee in the fresh air. It is fully furnished with warmth and comfort in mind.

Park Cliffe Camping

Located in Windermere | Reviews on Tripadvisor

Park Cliffe Shepherds Hut Lake District

Park Cliffe is located near the south shore of Windermere. Set on 25 acres, glampers, campers, and caravanners get adequate space for a relaxing break with access to the bar & restaurant, street-food trailer, shop, modern shower block, and children’s play area.

Now, let’s talk about the Shepherds Hut at Park Cliffe! The bespoke hut was created by a local craftsman with a double bed, sofa, table, underfloor heating, and all you need plush kitchenette.

When you kick back on the balcony seating with dramatic views of Moor How, you will agree The Shepherds Hut at Park Cliffe is the cutest bolthole for a romantic Lake District glamping getaway!