Alpaca Pod

Our Pod is the perfect escape with an open plan interior design, set its its own private fenced garden perfect for everyone.

Grill Hut

Gorgeous BBQ grill hut with double bed, seating and grill entertainment areas, set in a wooded area on our smallholding.

Belle Tent

Beautiful belle tent with sheltered outdoor kitchen area. In a fantastic setting on the doorstep to The Lakes and Yorkshire Dales.

Touring Pitches

We have three hard standing, gravel touring pitches available for motorhomes and caravans on our beautiful family small hold.

Our Latest Airbnb Reviews

  •   A wonderful experience. What a magical place.

    thumb Rebecca
    3rd November 2021

      A truly lovely place for a quiet getaway. Everything about the hut is lovely and the Alpacas are adorable! The hut was clean, and so cozy. We loved that the ceiling was painted as the night sky, and the fairy lights twinkling with the fire in the evening. Great shower and bathroom/kitchen facilities with hot running water and flushing toilet. We had an amazing weekend.

    The location is beautiful and the countryside view is stunning. Definitely make time to visit the local Ice Cream Parlour, which has a cafe as well as takeaway. If you are looking for shopping, maybe give Blackpool a go, we drove to Lancaster and the drive was lovely but the city centre was disappointing. We also tried to get a taxi to the pub recommended by Jessica, but we’re too far out for them to pick us up, so make sure you have a designated driver.

    thumb Georgia
    15th August 2021

      We love this place and have stayed here twice now, we will certainly be returning. It’s brilliant x

    thumb Emma
    25th April 2021
  •   What a quaint place to stay, so beautiful and romantic. The decoration above the bed at the sleeping end of the hut is amazing. We loved the firepit being inside and made it so cosy of an evening, will have to come stay again when it's colder (who knew complaining about the lovely sunny weekend weather we had would feature!!!)
    It you get chance to visit Farm Yard Brew Co. it's walking distance and just great.
    We enjoyed feeding the alpacas before we left too.
    Lovely hosts and a very enjoyable weekend, thank you.

    thumb Helen
    27th March 2022

      So so many kind touches. Even better than how it looks in the photos. The dreamiest winter escape, we felt like we’d stepped into a cabin in Finland. Would recommend for anyone! Alpacas were really sweet too

    thumb Giorgia
    4th December 2021

      We had a great time at the grillhut, despite the storm! Jess was really helpful, and the hut is lovely and cosy, especially when it's windy and rainy outside.
    We also enjoyed meeting the alpacas and the recommendation for the farmyard ales which had a great atmosphere on Saturday night!
    Kayleigh & Girish

    thumb Kayleigh
    20th February 2022
  •   This is an incredible place to stay. Absolutely magical. You won't regret staying here. The check in was simple and easy, amazing communication from the host, Jessica. Spent two evenings here, and it's two nights we won't ever forget. The alpacas and other farm animals, that can be hand fed, really add a special touch to this place. Seriously, if you're thinking about staying here, just do it.

    thumb Kieran
    10th April 2022

      Everything about the GrillHut was amazing and it was a fantastic location with wonderful ice cream nearby!
    The hosts were very helpful and thoughtful, 100% would recommend anyone to stay here! 🙂

    thumb Vanessa
    21st May 2021

      Absolutely fantastic weekend in the grill hut! Loved every minute and wouldn't hesitate to return.

    Jessica was an amazing host, offered early check in, made sure we had everything we needed for the stay and even left some complimentary ales from the local brewery!

    The hut was clean, cosy and warm, even though the rain barely stopped on our second day!

    Highly recommended for anyone looking for a unique getaway.

    thumb Mike
    4th October 2020
  •   What a find this place is! Quaintest little hut in a lovely quiet, private setting. Loved everything about it, the grill hut had everything we needed for our stay and Jess is a lovely host. The icing on the cake was feeding the alpacas, sheep and hens!
    Would recommend this place as a lovely getaway from it all.

    thumb Anne
    23rd June 2021

      This a place is absolutely fabulous! If you are wanting to completely relax and you love to see and feed alpacas, sheep and hens then you will love this place !
    But if you just want relax and fall alseep with a logs burning in a cosy little hut .... then this place is for you !
    The grill hut is fantastic if you want to do your own BBQ or make your own pizza's !
    This place has So much to offer and the hosts are great ! If yoi need anything they are available... if you are happy with everything then just enjoy the wonderful grill hut and the peaceful settings it has to offer.

    thumb Katarina
    17th September 2021

      Sandvilla Gril hut is truly a magical and incredible experience. Jessica and Lee are such wonderful and accommodating hosts. We couldn’t have had a better time if we tried! Everything about this place is perfect, the hut it’s self is so cosy and beautifully decorated, the open fire for cooking is so much fun to us and the cookbooks provided were extremely helpful and lead to excellent nacho making! Although you are on a campsite the whole experience felt so private and secluded, feeding the alpacas was brilliant they are so friendly! Lee and Jess really have thought of everything to make the stay truly wonderful. We can’t thank them enough.

    thumb Cassie
    23rd August 2020
  •   This was our second visit to Sand Villa Grill Hut. It was even better then we remembered, my partner and I loved it so much last year that this year he chose it to propose to me there. The Grill hut is such a magical, fairy tale stay, complete with all the amenities you need for a glamping holiday. Located in a beautiful part of the country. We would highly recommend hiring the pizza oven for the evening as this provided great entertainment and food at a very reasonable price. We used the bus just outside the site to get to Lancaster and had a fab time there on the second day, the bus was quick and easy to use. We can’t wait to book again next year. Thank you to Jess and Lee for being such wonderful and friendly hosts.

    thumb Cassie
    22nd August 2021

      We had a wonderful stay in this cosy hut and enjoyed using the fire, feeding the alpacas and making pizzas with the pizza oven provided! Would recommend to other couples looking for a few nights away in very cute accommodation within an hour of the Lake District.

    thumb Emily
    29th July 2021

      Jess and lee, were fantastic hosts. The grill hut was just what me and my partner needed, an escape from reality and a chance to unwind. They thought of everything possible, to make the stay as lovely at is was. We stayed when there was a storm, however the hut was super warm and cosy. The location was fantastic as it wasn’t to far from the local tourist attractions. We can’t recommend enough

    thumb Jay
    27th August 2020
  •   what an amazing hut this is. beautiful place and interior. the fire is a lovely touch.
    the alpacas are close buy and are friendly. Great place to just come and chill. Will highly recommend this place to family and friends

    thumb Steven
    19th May 2022

      A very clean and pretty grill hut with everything you need for a cosy stay.

    thumb Josie
    24th February 2022

      Such a charming little staycation. The cabin is uber cozy with fur hides for seat covers, extra pom pom blankets for winter weather, fairy lights a-plenty and of course the superstar feature of the bbq fire!

    We had the best time. From our trip to fill up on all the meats from countrystyle farm shop in Lancaster, to watching the rugby at farm yard ales and of course feeding the Alpacas. It was perfect and we will absolutely be making it a tradition to come every year. ❤️

    thumb Jess
    6th February 2022
  •   Had a lovely stay here - Jess was extremely helpful throughout the entire trip.

    thumb David
    4th April 2022

      Such an amazing little hut overlooking the countryside. Plenty of amenities and a great experience feeding the farm animals next door. We would definitely recommend to anyone! 🙂

    thumb Jonathan
    1st July 2021

      A beautiful getaway! The hut is gorgeous and we had the best time. Jess and Lee were really attentive and made sure we had everything we needed. They went above and beyond. Really recommend the pizza making and feeding Fudge (the alpaca) was certainly a highlight! Would love to come back one day!

    thumb Anisha
    13th June 2021
  •   Fantastic stay! Such a unique experience

    thumb Emma
    13th March 2022

      It is hard to find fault with our stay at the grill hut. Everything from the private alpaca farm to the cosy cottage with the indoor barbecue just blew us away. Put all that together with amazing hosts who would go the extra mile to make their guests happy (especially Hattie, who welcomed us and showed us around) makes this place the best we’ve ever stayed at. We will definitely book again and cannot recommend enough!

    thumb Julia
    14th May 2021

      What a lovely little place this is! We arrived when it was dark and when we got there all the lights were on, it was really cute. Looked like a fairy house.
    The space itself is lovely. The view from the hut is beautiful. The bed is super comfy and the fire is such an added benefit. Really enjoyed making s’mores on the fire.

    The location is brilliant. Close to all the places we wanted to be. Lots of walks around.
    Feeding the alpacas was also an added benefit.

    Would definitely recommend as we really enjoyed our stay.
    Thank you for such a lovely stay x

    thumb Beth
    16th August 2020
  •   Lovely stay out in the country. Hut/shower kitchen area very clean.. I am a light sleeper so could hear traffic initially but once I put earplugs in it was fine and it wasn’t a busy road. Would suggest you need a car if you want to get about as there are no paths on the side of the road so not safe to walk. Just a note that you need to bring towels for showering as the literature said towels provided but it’s tea and hand towels only. Jessica was very kind though and loaned us a couple. Lovely brewery a short drive away and of course the alpacas, sheep and chickens were entertaining. It just felt very relaxing and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it.

    thumb Lisa
    13th July 2021

      Both Jess and the grill hut have been amazing! Cannot fault anything, it’s been perfect and we’ve had the most amazing time! We can’t wait to come back soon!

    thumb Kira
    15th July 2021

      Jessica and her husband are very nice people. We feel welcome. They farm is beautiful.

    thumb Peter
    29th October 2021
  •   What a magical stay in the coziest, cutest accommodation! We loved every second, pictures do not reflect how truly tranquil this place is. Fabulous pubs and eateries all around (We loved the Patten Arms!) We looked forward to feeding the alpacas Evey day, and made use of the little "Shop", bringing home some alpaca wool for 50p! Very welcomed relaxing break. Would recommend to anyone.

    thumb Fleur
    8th May 2022

      Lovely little getaway in idyllic surroundings. The grill is amazing and makes it so cosy

    thumb Nicky
    7th September 2021

      This was a fabulous unique experience for us. The Grill hut is so cosy and spotless, ( we had awful weather) and the fairy lights are beautiful and romantic. The firepit is so novel, and we thoroughly enjoyed sitting in the evening, cooking and playing board games. A time to chill together. The animals are great to feed . And Jess & Lee are so helpful and friendly.
    Great area to visit the local brewery and tap room. We would also recommend the Smokehouse shop at Glasson Dock to buy good quality meats, and fish to cook on the firepit. A summer stay is our next plan. Thankyou for a wonderful time.

    thumb Barbara
    18th February 2022

Luxury Glamping Experience…

Sand Villa Stays is located just outside the village of Cockerham. It sits on the coastal planes south of Lancaster where the River Lune meets the Irish Sea.

We are on the doorstep to The Lake District National Park and ideally situated for exploring the Wyre & Fylde Coast and Yorkshire Dales. The Lancashire coastal way passes through Cockerham, providing unbeatable walks and cycle routes.

Moreover, on our smallholding we have alpacas, sheep and chickens and guests are welcome to help feed them. Try our NEW Alpaca Pod and get up close to our animals on your unique getaway!

Our beautiful belle tent offers the perfect glamping experience. Its very cosy and has a double bed and two singles. There is also a sheltered outdoor kitchen area with wood-burning stove.

The gorgeous BBQ grill hut also has a double bed, in and outdoor seating area, and grill entertainment area set in its own wooded area.

The grill hut and belle tent both have a private toilet, shower and utility sink block with hot water. All of this is situated in a very peaceful green space surrounded by fields, animals and amazing views across Morecambe Bay.

Places to visit nearby


The historic city of Lancaster has many places to visit including a Medieval Castle and Priory as well as the Ashton Memorial.


The seaside town of Blackpool is a short drive away and features its famous tower and ballroom, funfairs and entertainment.

The Lake District

With its rugged landscapes and beautiful lakes, it’s easy to see why this is one of the most popular places to visit in the UK.

Golf Courses

There is a fine selection of award-winning golf courses for all levels of player within a half-hour drive of our luxury glamping site.


Situated between Lancaster and the Fylde & Wyre coast, you are spoiled for choice with a selection of local fishing lakes.


Whether you choose to visit Blackpool, St. Annes, Cleveleys or Morecambe, we are in a great place for you to go to the seaside.

Eating Out

From independent cafes to Michelin star restaurants, you’ll be able to find the perfect place to eat within a short drive.

Local Brewery

Right on our doorstep, at Moss Edge Farm Cockerham, is Farm Yard Ales, a small independent brewery with a great range of beers and ales.

Ice Cream

If you love ice cream you have come to the right place. We have two award-winning ice cream parlours only a few minutes drive away!

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