Lake District getaway where David Beckham’s son Romeo and his girlfriend Mia Regan stayed at Christmas is ordered to move luxury £390-a-weekend cabin after it was built ‘in the wrong place’
- A luxury £300-a-night Shepherds Hut may have to be moved, planners say
- The Lake District spot was used by Romeo Beckham over Christmas
A Lake District getaway where Romeo Beckham and his girlfriend stayed at Christmas has become embroiled in a planning dispute over the siting of one of its luxury shepherd’s huts – and has been ordered to move the £390-a-weekend accommodation.
In The Vale saw interest shoot up at the start of the year after the middle son of David and Victoria Beckham stayed there with girlfriend Mia Regan over the festive period.
However it has now been hit with an enforcement notice from the local authority – with planning officers telling the owners that one of their huts is in the wrong place.
And they have been given until July to move it – or face further action.
The offending hut known as ‘The Stag’ currently retails at £390 for a two-night stay and has a host of luxury features.
In The Vale have been ordered to move the £390-a-weekend hut known as The Stag
The cabin is located on a piece of land where it did not originally receive planning permission to be
The accommodation saw a boost in sales after Romeo Beckham and his girlfriend Mia Regan stayed there
In The Vale is part of the family-run farm Birkett Mire in Threlkeld, Cumbria, which has breathtaking views of Blencathra and St John’s in the Vale.
It has five huts equipped with woodburners, hot tubs and kitchenettes with amazing views of nearby mountains from picture windows.
But while four are in the right place, the local council received complaints about one not being sited where it originally received planning permission to be.
Its owners have now been served with an enforcement notice telling them they have until July 25 to move the cabin unless an appeal is lodged before that date.
In The Vale shot to prominence earlier this year after footballer Romeo, 20, and girlfriend Mia stayed there over the festive season.
The couple posted snaps of themselves hiking and staying in one of the farm’s huts.
Romeo and Mia used the Lake District Christmas holiday to relax in the awe inspiring countryside
The Stag accommodation includes a heated outdoors bath with scenic views
The hut was a warm and picturesque location for a winter break
Birkett Mire is located a short distance from the Lake District National Park Authority’s (LDNPA) northern office at the Old Station Yard.
The LDNPA, which manages the Lake District National Park, said it had taken action after the shepherd’s hut – let out as holiday accommodation – was put in the wrong place on a field.
It took action after receiving complaints from visitors.
The business received planning permission in 2021 for five shepherd huts but closer to the farm buildings.
Four have been placed where they were permitted, but the fifth has been deemed to be in the wrong place.
Planners said there was no problem with the farm having the fifth hut, it just needed to be put in the right place.
The farm, with 138-acres of pasture land, is owned and run by the Birkett family, who have a flock of 350 sheep on their land as well as a herd of Belted Galloway cows.
Stays at the location start from around £330 for two nights.
Other stays at the location can start from around £330 for two nights with a host of perks included
All the huts have a host of modern features including electricity and running water
Pictures show the luxury cabins, complete with outdoor decks, baths, heaters and seating areas, with each one named after deer.
A spokesman for the LDNPA said it had been alerted to the breach of planning permission by members of the public.
The matter went before members of the national park’s development control committee, which receives regular updates about enforcement.
A spokeswoman said: ‘The site came to our attention as a result of complaints received.
‘The notice was served on the registered landowners and persons with an interest in the land.
‘The notice takes effect 25 April (unless an appeal against it is lodged beforehand).
‘The period for compliance is three months from the notice taking effect.’
MailOnline has approached the LDNPA for further clarification on the offending hut.
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