About Us

Premiere manufacturer of Camping Pods and Shepherds Huts

Premiere manufacturer of Camping Pods in Cumbria, near Scotland

About Us

One of the premier firms manufacturing quality pods and huts today, Laing Timber Huts & Camping Pods was launched in May 2017 with the vision of creating the very finest products from sustainable timber. Cumbrian based, we are currently the furthest north company manufacturing Shepherd’s Huts, and are therefore well placed to service a customer base in both the North of England and Scotland.

Our handcrafted shepherds huts & camping pods are superbly designed, built to last and draw on our heritage as a rural, family run business with a farming background and over thirty years experience in timber.

Our Story

Back in 2001 when George and Judith Laing had what they originally thought was a devastating blow to their farm with the foot and mouth disaster, it turned out to be an amazing new venture for them both.

George started the business, on his home farm in the Scottish Border, the manufacture of timber buildings began and the company formally CountryWood was quickly regarded as one of the leading manufacturers in the Scottish Borders and North of England manufacturing all types of timber products from garden sheds to stables and field shelters.

Timeless Pods - Camping Pods made in Carlisle, Cumbria near Scotland
Handcrafted, bespoke Shepherds Huts made in Carlisle, near Scotland


Today the business has grown, Timber Products manufactures all types of timber structures from the original summer houses and leisure buildings to animal housing. As well as the manufacturing side we have our retail side where you will find our Coffee & Gift Shop.

Laing’s has real heart and soul; the atmosphere is relaxed but professional. Regular customers are welcomed in like old friends and new customers are often introduced to the family and the local. Laing’s prides itself on its personal service, where nothing is too much trouble.

We believe that the food served in Laing's coffee & gift shop is of the best quality and freshness as a result of buying locally.


Based at Laing's of Harker, our Shepherd Huts & Camping Pods are built by a close knit family team, excited to be involved in a business which is forging strong client relationships with holiday parks, farms and developers of all sizes. Each pod and hut is built by our in house team.


Laing’s of Harker, Harker, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA6 4DS

Shed & General: 01228 674073
Shop and Reservations: 01228 672269


  • Monday-Saturday: 9am to 5pm
  • Sunday: 9am to 4pm

Hot food served Mon-Sat 9am-4pm, Sunday and Bank Holidays 9am-3pm

Please check with a member of staff if past cut off - dependent upon what you would like we may be able to accomodate your request.

Open for cold food, hot and cold drinks until closure.

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