Welcome to Dufton Barn Holidays – in the heart of the Eden Valley and on the edge of the Lake District

Situated among the rolling hills of the Eden Valley in the heart of Cumbria and a short drive from Ullswater in the Lake District, and the North Yorkshire Dales, Dufton Barn Holidays offers the ultimate romantic break for two, and is the perfect choice for your next luxurious getaway.


Walk, Cycle, Explore, Visit, Coffee, Eat.  Whatever you like to do, Eden Valley has it all without the crowds of the Lake District!

Romantic breaks

Luxury hideaway

Ultimate romantic retreat for two for quality time to pamper yourself and relax away from it all.

Eden Valley

Experience natural beauty and traditional charm in this stunning and peaceful part of Cumbria.

Welcome to Dufton Barn Holidays

As you arrive into the beautiful village of Dufton in the Eden Valley you immediately start to sense the benefit of a rural idyll in your own garden of Eden.  Peaceful countryside and gentle rolling hills, away from the daily hum drum of life and the bustle of the Lake District.

Dufton Barn Holidays ticks all the boxes, as we are perfectly positioned between the Lake District and the North Yorkshire Moors, for a complete pamper break for two in luxurious Shepherds View.

We have provided everything you need to recharge your batteries, leaving you to decide how active you want to be, whether walking or cycling in the beautiful Eden Valley or relaxing in the jacuzzi bath!

To take a video walk through the Barn please click here  or visit the Barn Tab at the top and find the video at the bottom of the page.

“The whole package:- Perfection!
Thank you Simon & Carole”

“Fantastic second stay at Shepherds View.  Thoroughly enjoyed all the extra special touches.  Had some fantastic days out and look forward to returning in the near future.”

“Shepherds View certainly lives up to its five-star ratings: the facilities are excellent & thank you for being so generous with the provisions.  We have had a very enjoyable week, the weather has been excellent & we loved Dufton and Appleby.  Best Wishes.”

“Our second visit has been just as good as the first when we told our hosts that this is the best cottage that we have ever stayed in.  As usual lovely places to visit.”

“Thank you for a gorgeous little honeymoon.  A hidden gem – so tranquil and peaceful.  Brilliant walk up High Cup Nick.  Spent lots of time gazing out the window at the lush green fields & peaks.  Can’t wait to come back!”

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Fantastic birthday meal today at Michelin starred Cottage in the Wood at Whinlatter. Beautiful setting overlooking Skiddaw, delicious taste of Cumbria menu, and excellent and attentive service. Highly recommend to our guests, but you have to book ahead! #cottageinthewoodkeswick #michelinrestaurant #tastecumbria #deliciousfood #specialrestaurant #5starservice ... See MoreSee Less

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Lovely bike ride along the quiet lanes from Bolton, Crosby Ravensworth, Morland and back. Verges looking stunning at the moment. We could see cars hammering along the A66 to the Lakes without realising what a beautiful area the Eden is. #visiteden #bestkeptsecret #ruralidyll #visitcumbria🌿 #cycleheaven ... See MoreSee Less

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Another beautiful day in the Eden Valley away from the crowded Lakes! Is there a better place to relax and spend your special holiday time?
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