July 13, 2024

Shank Wood Log Cabin

Carlisle, Cumbria


Shank Wood Log Cabin is situated amongst 140 acres of picturesque privately owned ancient woodland sited in the middle of a 2 mile beat of the River Lyne, close to the Lake District. We offer the perfect log cabin holidays for either romantic getaways, family adventures or short breaks away with friends.

The log cabin itself sleeps up to 4 people with split-level, open accommodation, from only �90 per night and we offer romantic breaks at only 2 nights minimum stay. Located north of Carlisle, we offer unique Lake District holidays with a difference. The logs used to build the log cabin are hand scribed and are all sourced from local timber and we try to make your cabin holidays as eco-friendly as possible.

Fishing is included on the River Lyne which is situated on the doorstep of the cabin, and why not try your hand at catching a fish for your supper.

Shank Wood Log Cabin offers visitors the chance to experience nature and the countryside at its finest, along with enjoying the woodland in an eco-friendly environment. The outstanding backdrop of the spectacular woodland and the miles of walks in the area, along with cycle trails and horse riding close by will ensure an unforgettable experience for romantic breaks.


Accommodation Details

Shank Wood Log Cabin, river and woods are uniquely, sited within the Lyne valley, a major tributary of the Border Esk, close to the Lake District. Accommodating up to four people, the cabin has been equipped to a high standard making your visit as comfortable as possible whilst maintaining the unspoilt surroundings and enhancing your log cabin holiday.

The Log Cabin is situated at the mouth of a sandstone fault that contains a mile stretch of the River Lyne, close to Lake District. The cliffs provide a spectacular backdrop to anyone watching the King Fishers or Dippers go about their day or casting a fly to the resident wild Brown Trout population or the visiting shy Sea Trout. Both in and out of the gorge the river is slower providing numerous pools where Salmon lie.

For the walkers among you there are 4 miles of spectacular paths and tracks amongst carpets of Blue Bells and Wild Garlic for you to explore the area whilst spotting some of the local flora and fauna that make the area a Site of Special Scientific Interest. Great places to rest and picnic on your short break include "Fairy Table", Lady Pool and "Grandpa's Seat."

As the cabin is based in a special area it has been designed to work in conjunction with nature as much as possible. Therefore lighting is provided by solar power, facilities by a peat toilet, and heating by a clean burn wood burner making the cabin a joy in both the winter and the summer. An outdoor sink with running water provides cooking, drinking and washing water.

As many Lake District holidays the Cabin is self catering and the large weber BBQ can cook most foods and boil the kettle. There are no fridge facilities but the river is normally pretty cool!

Short breaks are available of up to 2 nights minimum stay.


Room Rate Guide:

�115 Per Night for 2 people
�140 Per Night for 4 people
2 night minimum stay


General Details

Reviews in the national papers

"Fishing for your supper in Cumbria? You don't have to go to Canada for that log cabin retreat with a stretch of river to yourself. Andy Pietrasik finds some peace beside the river Lyne." The Guardian. Link

Fishing Hideaway is number 2 for the best 5 log cabin holidays in the UK:"Shank Wood Log Cabin is a tiny fishing lodge hidden away in the deepest, darkest Esk Valley. Think rustic - and a peat toilet." The Guardian. Link

Fishing Hideaway is number 34 for the best Love Shacks for short breaks:"Book a week at Shank Wood log cabin and you'll be risking hermit status, but for a weekend canoodle, it's enchanting. Just getting there is an adventure: north from Carlisle, past Longtown, and don't stop until you reach the middle of nowhere. Your reward is a picture-book cabin in a secret sandstone gulch beside the River Lyne, where kingfishers dart through dappled sunlight and trout pop up and beg to be hooked for the barbecue." The Times.

Fishing Hideaway is number 6 for the one of Englands' Quietest spots as a Lake District Holiday: "In this quiet but picturesque part of Cumbria, only 30 minutes from the Lake District, you get the run of 140 acres of private woodland full of blue bells and wild garlic in the middle of a two-mile beat of the River Lyne. There is only one place to stay a cosy log cabin where lighting is provided by solar power, there is a peat toilet, and the river serves as the fridge. The cabin is at the mouth of a sandstone fault, and the cliffs provide a spectacular backdrop to King Fishers or dippers." The Times.


Other Information

Shank Wood Log Cabin also offers another opportunity to fish, just five minutes walk from the cabin into open farm land there is a stocked Rainbow Trout pond.
This is ideal for when the rivers conditions are not at their best or for younger anglers who may find this fishing preferable.

This water is fly only and please limit your catch to one fish per person. These fish taste great and are ideal for the barbeque.

There are times of the year that we are unable to stock the lake so please enquire beforehand.


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Shank Wood Log Cabin


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