High Borrans, Percy the Shepherd’s Hut

High Borrans
4.9 out of 5
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1

High Borrans Percy is quirky and unique shepherds hut accommodation. Centrally heated and sleeping 2 guests, located at High Borrans farm near Windermere.

Percy is named after a local gentleman farmer and shepherd who was a close friend of the High Borrans family. His legacy has inspired Farmer Jonathan to continue traditional sheep farming in the Lake District. It is small but perfectly formed luxury accommodation which is the perfect quirky stay for those wanting something slightly more unusual without compromising on comfort. With underfloor heating, an electric stove, fully equipped kitchen, and shower room, it perfectly sums up compact cosiness. The hut has been hand built by local craftsmen at the Cumbrian Shepherds Hut Company.

Percy is in its own private cherry orchard, slightly separate from the other lodges. Complete with fire pit and wooden loungers, the secluded location is perfect for snuggling up on a clear evening and watching the spectacular night sky. Staying here offers easy access to all your favourite attractions in the Lake District.

At a Glance

Secure Wifi Secure Wifi
King sized bed King sized bed
Open views Open views
Launderette on site Launderette on site
Dogs not accepted Dogs not accepted
Ensuite shower Ensuite shower
Rural Location Rural Location
TV in master bedroom TV in master bedroom
Ideal for couples Ideal for couples

Open Plan Living and Kitchen Area

  • Wicker sofa with cushions
  • Electric stove effect fire
  • Smart TV and DVD player
  • Folding table
  • Well equipped fitted kitchen With a combi/microwave oven and electric hob, fridge with small freezer compartment, Kettle and toaster, plus cutlery and crockery
  • Patio doors open out to the front deck


  • King-size bed with duvet and four comfy pillows
  • Cosy throw
  • Traditional shutters and blinds
  • Coat hooks and hangers


  • Basin
  • ​Cupboard with mirrored doors
  • Shower
  • Toilet
  • Heated towel rail


  • Bistro table and two chairs for outdoor relaxation.
  • A parasol is provided along with outdoor cushions and woollen blankets.
  • Two wooden lounge chairs
  • Fire pit
  • Ample parking for one car
  • Outside storage shed

Included for your stay

  • All gas and electricity used.
  • A fully equipped kitchen with crockery, cutlery and utensils.
  • Tea towels, oven glove, dishcloth and fairy liquid. Starter Tea, coffee and sugar.
  • Freshly laundered white cotton bedding, 2 bath sheets, 2 hand towels and bathmat.
  • Luxury soap selection.
  • Hairdryer.
  • Starter toilet roll and tissues.

Things to note...

  • Strictly no children or infants are permitted at High Borrans.
  • High Borrans is a working farm so dogs must be kept under strict control at all times.
  • Dedicated wifi is available in the Shepherd's Hut
  • Mobile phone signal is very patchy in the surrounding area.
  • There is a free to use onsite laundry room in the small stone building at the entrance to the lodge park. This includes 2 washing machines, tumble dyer, iron and ironing board. There is also additional shared freezer storage space (plus some spare dog towels in case of need).
  • Arrival is from 4pm. Departure by 10am.


High Borrans Lodges are located on a 1000 acre working Lakeland Farm in the fells between the Troutbeck and Kentmere Valleys. The popular Central Lakes villages of Windermere, Bowness & Ambleside and the main local attractions are within easy reach. The nearest shops and supermarket are a short 10 minute drive away in Windermere (3 miles). The nearest pubs are in the nearby villages of Ings or Troutbeck.

The small development of just 7, well positioned and spaced apart lodges and a Shepherd’s Hut take advantage of the peace, tranquillity and lovely views which surround the area. The accommodations are adjacent to a bridle path from where guests can set off on foot or bike to explore the surrounding scenery.

The area is a nature lover’s paradise and High Borrans perfectly combines the peace and tranquillity of the countryside whilst maintaining easy access to local lakes attractions and amenities.

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5 out of 5
We booked last minute to stay at High Borrans, Percy the Shepherd's Hut and we are so glad we did! A beautiful, cosy place to stay with everything you could possibly need. Perfect location, well designed and a super easy booking process. 100% will be booking again!
5 out of 5
We had a great time in the Shepherd’s hut. The place is very clean and cosy and a short drive away from main towns and attractions. Kathy was so helpful and friendly and we’ll definitely stay there again if we are going to Lake District.
5 out of 5
A lovely little hut, great location, surprising amount of space and amenities inside for the size, well kitted out and decorated beautifully. Great hearing, nice hot shower, Netflix on the tv. Lovely little base from which to go explore the lakes. Sadly was too rainy during our stay to enjoy the outside area but would be delightful in sunnier weather.

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at 'Percy' the Shepherd's Hut. Indeed it is such an adorable little place and equipped with everything you could think of for a perfect break away, despite the weather! Thank you, Helen for the lovely review and we look forward to welcoming you again - perhaps when the sun is shining.

- Fiona - Lakes Cottages and Lodges, 3 April 2023

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