Get back to nature and breathe clean air in ancient Cumbrian woodland, in a secluded eco-friendly cabin that sets your senses to ‘Do Not Disturb'.
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bathroom: 1
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights

At Shank Wood Log Cabin the beautiful bounty of nature provides your accommodation, dining and entertainment…all in one breathtakingly natural setting where traffic sounds are replaced with leaves rusting on trees, joyous birdsong and running river water.

Perfectly nestled amongst 140 acres of private ancient woodland, Shank Wood Log Cabin looks out onto a rolling backdrop of cliffs and the picturesque river Lyne, the ideal setting to watch dippers and kingfishers searching for their early morning breakfast as the sun rises – a scene made even better accompanied by a steaming mug of coffee!

Sleeping up to 4 people, the mezzanine split-level cabin is a wonderful setting for a romantic getaway, or for a nature-inspired adventure with friends or family.  Exquisitely and skillfully constructed in Canadian style, this stunning cabin makes innovative use of an entire tree trunk, along with a selection of hand-scribed and locally-sourced logs.  The result is a unique holiday home that blends perfectly with its natureful surroundings, allowing you to feel at one with nature from the moment you arrive.

Shank Wood Log Cabin is set in a Special Area of Scientific Interest, and has been designed to work with nature in preserving the local environment. Enjoy solar-powered lighting and heating from a clean burn wood burner in the welcoming living area, while the wood-fired hot tub outside acts as the perfect bath!

Inside, you’ll discover luxuriously rustic accommodation at its very best.  Snuggle up on the leather sofa in front of the wood burning stove on your first night – perhaps with a glass of wine or two – in perfect preparation for the rest of your stay.

Prepare hearty meals on the outdoor barbecue…and if you’re stuck for ingredients, the river Lyne is full of fresh trout and salmon!  Simply bring a fishing rod, or hire one for the duration of your stay.  Enjoy your freshly caught meals in the sociable dining area, with a table and benches made from locally-sourced wood.

Why not end your evening by relaxing in the wood-fired hot tub, where you can watch the first stars appearing in the clear Cumbrian night sky?  Then, when you’re finally ready to turn in, just head inside to the mezzanine floor where you’ll find two cosy back-to-back double beds.

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At a glance

  • Eco-friendly log cabin sleeping up to four people, with outdoor hot tub and separate bathroom pod, located in the heart of Cumbria and close to the Lake District.
  • Parking is available, however this is a very rural location so if you have a 4 x 4, please bring it!
  • Fishing is included in the price of your stay, with rod hire available.
  • Bed linen, bath robes and towels, along with torches, candles and firewood, are all provided. Don’t forget to pack your wellies and some warm clothing.
  • Riverside walks and wildlife-spotting are available right from the doorstep. The nearby Lake District provides opportunities for hiking, climbing and canoeing, while slightly further afield the town of Carlisle offers an array of shopping and dining facilities.


  • Dog Friendly
  • Hot Tubs
  • Off-Grid


Sleeps up to 4, mezzanine bed level, 2 double beds, bedding & towels provided, bath robes, outdoor bathroom pod, how shower, toilet, sink, wood burning fire, crockery, pots, pans, 2 electrical sockets, large wood table/benches, leather sofa, log basket, Weber gas BBQ, wood-fired hot tub, log store, recycling area.

Local activities

Fishing, mountain biking, rafting, rock climbing,  horse riding, Go Ape, pony trekking, hiking, canoeing, kayaking.

More information

A separate bathroom pod, situated at the back of the cabin, includes a deliciously hot shower, toilet and running sink.

You’ll find two electrical sockets in the cabin that are perfect for charging up your phone if needed.  Otherwise the cabin is electricity-free, there is no television or WiFi and a limited phone signal, all of which is just perfect for those who genuinely want to get away from it all.

Besides, you’ll find there’s plenty of natural entertainment right on your doorstep.  Start by making friends with the local wildlife, with roe deer, otters and kingfishers all frequent visitors.  Perhaps take a beautiful riverside walk, surrounded by lush foliage and the freshest air you’ve ever breathed!  Close to the Lake District, exploring the local area is a picturesque delight to be savoured.

For the slightly more adventurous, why not try a spot of pony trekking, cycling or visit the famous ‘Go Ape’ outdoor activity centre?  Nearby Keswick also offers a selection of mountain climbing, hiking and canoeing opportunities.

Further afield, Carlisle Castle and Hadrian’s Wall, both 30 minutes’ drive from the cabin, offer a cultural day out.  Carlisle itself is packed with many wonderful shops and restaurants for you to recharge your batteries in.

So come and take a walk on the wild side, where Shank Wood Log Cabin is waiting to welcome you with all the nature-inspired luxury you’ll need for a break to remember.

Things to note

The walk up to the cabin is steep, so you may prefer to keep your car at the top of the hill in the allocated parking space, minimum stay 2 nights, dogs are welcomed free of charge, but should not sleep upstairs and should have their own bed in the cabin, no fires permitted, strictly no smoking, children should be accompanied by an adult at all times. Location denotes general area only.

Where you'll be staying

Longtown, Cumbria

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