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Seashore Shepherds Hut @ Moat Farm

(Ref. 1085409)

Aldingham near Ulverston, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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  • lovely (8)
  • welcome (8)
  • location (7)
  • beach (7)
  • caroline (6)

15 Customer Reviews

  • "The Shepherds hut was great we would highly recommend it for away from it all break."

    The Hosts Caroline & John were excellent and made us feel very welcome

    Reviewed by MarySep 2023

  • "Lovely accomodation in the most perfect setting with amazing views."

    Absolutely stunning and perfect for a quiet getaway.Caroline and John are the best hosts and the welcome pack was a lovely touch.We will be back.

    Thank you so much for your kind comments. We are so very pleased that you had such a good time and it was a pleasure to meet you both. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Caroline and John et al! Property Owner

    Reviewed by PaulJul 2023

  • "Really cosy and warm shepherd's hut and the location is stunning."

    Having a beach just yards from the door is bliss and the local facilities for shopping, eating out, exploring etc was perfect. The owners were delightful and the welcome pack of fresh eggs, fresh milk, bread and home baked cake were all enjoyed. We plan to return because our holiday was everything we hoped for.

    Thank you so much for your lovely feedback and we are so glad that you had such a good time. Look forward to welcoming you again (as do the hens and goats!). Caroline and John. Property Owner

    Reviewed by DanielApr 2023

  • "The Shepherds Hut was so comfortable ,well equipped and its location so peaceful I found it hard to leave!"

    The beach is literally on the doorstep and the scenery changed with the tides - when low tide it was possible to walk out ( take wellies) a good distance but at high tide the waves were spectacular. I enjoyed my beach walks very much and then home to a nice warm well insulated hut for sustenance! The owners lived in a farm house behind the hut and ran a cafe during the day with freshly cooked food. They provided a welcome pack which included eggs from their own hens and a delicious home baked cake. I enjoyed my holiday very much . Val ( late March 2023)

    We are so glad you had a good holiday and a restful time. The beach is indeed amazing and we feel very privileged to live here and enjoy it every day - it changes so much. Thank you for your kind comments about the shepherd's hut and the welcome pack - very much appreciated. We look forward to seeing you again. Caroline and John Property Owner

    Reviewed by ValMar 2023

  • "Great place to relax."

    The hut was tidy and really cosy we felt at home very quickly. Everything we needed was there, and more. Also the cake was delucious. The nearby beach is very quiet and clean, super nice walks. Will definitely recommend.

    Thank you very much indeed for that and also for your lovely comments in our visitors' book. Very much appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you again. Caroline and John Property Owner

    Reviewed by AdriannaMar 2023

  • "Beautiful setting, right next to the beach for fabulous walks or just sat watching the wildlife and the scenery."

    The hut is cosy, clean and well equipped, a perfect escape to relax and rest. The welcome basket was lovely and the cake delicious. The hosts are helpful but discreet - would highly recommend a visit. It’s a perfect base to explore the lakes too.

    Thank you so very much and glad you had such a good time. We really appreciate your kind comments and look forward to welcoming you again soon. Caroline and John Property Owner

    Reviewed by AmandaFeb 2023

  • "Comfortable bed and hot water never ran out as it has in other shepherds huts we’ve stayed in."

    If we had to be really picky - the tea towels didn’t dry properly and left lots of fluff behind. It would’ve been handy to have some hooks to hang keys/clothes. And instead of the single arm chair in my opinion it would be better to have a small sofa and take out the stool/basket as difficult to watch tv from bed because of the angle. Very nicely maintained though, we loved the location and the welcome pack - thank you!

    Thanks for that and so glad you had a good time and enjoyed the shepherd's hut. The tea towels were brand new for your booking so can only assume that is why they were a bit fluffy! We did measure up for a sofa instead of the arm chair but this would have been a very tight fit indeed and would have made the hut very cramped. There are two hooks on the back of the shower room door which could be used for clothes as well as towels and the shelf at the end of the bed has adequate space for keys, phones etc. Glad you enjoyed your holiday and look forward to seeing you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by LouisaOct 2022

  • "We had the most amazing stay at the Seashore Shepherds Hut."

    From the moment we arrived we were made to feel so welcome, a lovely selection of goodies awaited us, including homemade cake. The hut feels much bigger than i expected. There was a super practical kitchen area, powerful shower, oodles of hot water and lots of under-bed storage. Very comfortable bed and armchair, even lovely vintage china, just perfect. You can tell much love and care has gone into the making. The absolute best thing, is the wonderful location. beautiful views and an almost private beach! We are already planning to visit again. Thank you Caroline and John and your lovely animals, we so loved our time with you. xx

    Thank you so very much for a wonderful review. We are so glad you enjoyed your time with us and appreciated the hut itself. It is very much "our baby" and we took a lot of time choosing furnishings etc for it. It was an absolute pleasure to meet you all and I hope the children went home with great memories. The hens, goats and Speedy, our donkey, send their very best wishes and we all look forward to seeing you again soon. Thank you very much once again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by ShelleyAug 2022

  • "This place is a real gem, a mix of beautiful countryside and sea with natural wildlife and the owners goats and chickens , a fabulous stay and can highly recommend."

    Great hosts , beautiful Shepherd Hut and lovely peaceful area with lots to do in and around the lakes. Definitely will visit again. Caroline and Julian x

    Thank you very much. Glad you had a good time and that our own "wildlife" (!!) kept you entertained. Look forward to seeing you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JulianJul 2022

  • "Had a lovely stay and a great welcome."

    Would recommend to anyone looking for a location with amazing views in a rural location.

    Thank you. It was great to meet you and glad you had a good time. Look forward to welcoming you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by LynJul 2022

  • "The owners do all they can to make the stay a pleasure, very happy with the experience."

    Thank you very much. It was good to meet you and look forward to seeing you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JohnJun 2022

  • "A beautiful location which we thoroughly enjoyed, easy travel to the lakes where we were able to kayak and lovely nights around the fire pit enjoying the most amazing view."

    Walks along the beach we’re so private and Caroline and John were very welcoming and helpful

    Thank you so much. Glad you had a good time. Look forward to seeing you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by MichaelMay 2022

  • "The Shepherds Hut is the Lake District’s very own “Tardis”."

    Once inside it feels surprisingly spacious, with a wonderfully comfortable double bed, a fully equipped kitchen, and even a full size shower. Set in a tranquil setting, literally a few steps from the beach, it is the perfect place to get away from the pressures of modern day living. If you feel the need to explore, then there is plenty to investigate in the area, and the magnificent Lake District is just a short drive away. Caroline and John are the perfect hosts, and went to great lengths to ensure that my stay was enjoyable. I really didn’t want to leave!

    That's a wonderful review - thank you so much and very glad you had a good week. Look forward to seeing you soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by PeterMay 2022

  • "Fabulous place and excellent location for exploring."

    The owners were lovely and very welcoming. The hut itself is warm and cosy with excellent facilities including hot shower. Can definitely recommend for a real getaway and back to nature.

    Glad you had a good time and thank you for your lovely comments. Look forward to seeing you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by HeatherFeb 2022

  • "Lovely place to stay , would love to stay again."

    The only issue I had was that I’m a light sleeper so because some of the windows didn’t have curtains I got woken up by the sun rising.

    Reviewed by JessicaNov 2021

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  • All-ground floor
  • Open-plan living space
  • Comfortable double bed with M&S bedding and towels (storage area under bed)
  • Dining area with drop leaf table and two Ercol chairs
  • Well-equipped kitchenette with pots, pans, utensils and vintage crockery
  • Inbuilt shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Electric type woodburning stove and eco pannel heater
  • LPG gas fired double hob, small electric oven, toaster, kettle, and small under sink fridge with freezer
  • Smart TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Private secluded grassed area
  • Outside table and seating for two
  • Firepit
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 6 miles, pub 1.6 miles
  • Note: 3 Steps and handrail up to property
  • Welcome pack including tea, coffee, fresh pasteurised whole milk from “The Milk Hut” 2 miles away, and 2 pieces of homemade cake of the day
  • Unrivalled sea views with a hop skip and a jump to your own beach just waiting to welcome you
  • Please note: Christmas day lunch available for Christmas week bookings, delivered directly to the hut, please enquire before booking for further information. Please note: Brunch available for New Year’s Day bookings, delivered directly to the hut, please enquire before booking for further information.

The property

Nestled on the edge of the medieval hamlet of Aldingham, is the charming Seashore Shepherds Hut at Moat Farm.

Seashore Shepherds Hut sits just 30 yards away from a beautiful, secluded beach, and is six miles away from the historic market town of Ulverston, which boasts a labyrinth of cobbled streets, Artisan shops and hosts several annual festivals including the famous Dickensian Festival in November, and Windermere is only 45 minutes away.

The hut offers a ground-floor and open-plan living space, alongside the most spectacular views over Morecambe Bay to the Yorkshire Hills beyond.

Seashore Shepherds Hut was built in August 2021 by the owners local Blacksmith to a very high specification, and is a perfect retreat for a couple who may simply wish to share a romantic getaway.

It would also be a fantastic base for the more adventurous who can windsurf or kayak, virtually from the front door they could also be romantic as well.

Pulling up you will spot the picturesque blue hut below the car parking space, which contains a lovely open-plan space with a double bed, dining space for two and a well-equipped kitchen area.

Seashore Shepherds Hut has been kitted out perfectly, making it a charming space for settling down with the Smart TV and electric fire after a long walk along the coast from the hut to Bardsea approximately 5 miles.

There is also an inbuilt shower room with basin, WC and a walk-in shower where you can freshen up for the day.

Stepping outside, you can fully take in the spectacular sea view from the outdoor furniture, with a fire pit.

Set within the private grounds of the historic Moat Farm (dating back to 1189 when William the Conqueror leased the land to the local Baron Le Flemming) it also has lovely views over the owner's orchard, where Stan and Ollie, the owners goats patrol (Stan Laurel, not the goat was born in Ulverston).

Although Moat Farm ceased to be a working farm over 20 years ago, the owners run a hot food takeaway service cooking delicious locally sourced brisket burgers, sausage burgers, bacon buns, tea, coffees, Lakes ice cream, homemade cake and their famous “proper chips”.

Seashore Shepherds Hut is the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle, spend time with a loved one and enjoy the outdoors.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


  • Lake Windermere 10 miles
  • Coniston Water 11 miles

Ulverston is a traditional market town built around a cobbled main street. It boasts a fine selection of independent shops, café’s, and pubs with open fires and real ales. There is an extensive selection of eating places to suit everyone, from fine dining to traditional pub food. Ulverston is also well known as a festival town, with events ranging from flags and walking to art and music festivals throughout the summer months and with the renowned Dickensian Christmas festival in late November. It is the birthplace of Stan Laurel and world record holder of the biggest foam pie fight in the world giving a glimpse into the fun community spirited little town. There are excellent walks around the town and beautiful countryside, with views of the southern Lake District and Morecambe Bay. Home to the deepest, widest and shortest canal, which makes for a lovely afternoon walk with a pub at the end and views over the bay. All of the attractions of the National Park are also easily reached. The Furness Coast boasts sandy beaches and good birdwatching. Nearby family attractions include the South Lakes Wild Animal Park, Lakes Windermere and Coniston and popular Birkrigg Common, with its incredible panoramic views across Morecambe Bay.

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Please note: Christmas day lunch available for Christmas week bookings, delivered directly to the hut, please enquire before booking for further information.
Please note: Breakfast available for New Year’s Day bookings, delivered directly to the hut, please enquire before booking for further information.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter