Dog Friendly Self Catering and Bed and Breakfast accommodation on the edge of the Lake District

Dufton Barn Holidays offers 2 superbly appointed and totally different accommodation options for those visiting Cumbria and the Eden Valley. Dufton is situated beneath the stunning Pennine range AONB and is in the heart of Cumbria – a short drive from Ullswater in the Lake District, and also the North Yorkshire Dales.

Shepherds View delivers the ultimate romantic break for two, and is the perfect choice for your next luxurious 5 star getaway, and your four legged friend is welcome too!

For those wanting bed and breakfast the Potting Shed offers quirky overnight accommodation with plenty of extras, whether you are walking the Pennine Way or just exploring the area. As above, one well behaved dog welcome.

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Bed and Breakfast

Quirky accommodation
Sleeps up to 3 with ensuite shower and cooking facilities

Romantic breaks

Self Catering

The ultimate romantic retreat for 2 for quality time to pamper yourself and relax

Eden Valley

Dog friendly accommodation surrounded by natural beauty in this 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.  All around you is 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.  You can even leave your car parked up for the whole of your stay, as there are numerous walks suiting all abilities direct from the property, together with easy to follow walking guides.

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 just simply relaxing in the gorgeous jacuzzi bath!

Read the Latest Shepherds View Guest Comments

“What a FAB-U-LOUS place this is!  There is quality and attention to detail throughout and it has been marvellous staying here.  Thank you so much for our personally tailored welcome hamper – very thoughtful.  It’s a lovely peaceful place in a beautiful area.  The weather has not been kind so we will just have to return for the sun!  Snowdrops at Acorn Bank were really lovely.  It’s been wonderful to relax and enjoy in the comfort of your luxurious surroundings.  Thanks for everything.  Would recommend without hesitation.”

“Absolutely beautiful & luxurious accommodation.  We have had much needed relaxation time.  The view from the window is perfect.  We have had very ‘kind’ weather for Feb.  Had some lovely walks & visited the Lakes & Penrith.  The barn has everything we could wish for – so wonderfully comfortable.  Thank you so much.  Dufton is a beautiful village.  The welcome pack! – Just wow wow wow!!  Thank you.”

“The cottage with everything!  Very clean, comfortable and warm, equipped with it all and in a beautiful location.  Thank you Carole and Simon.”

“We had a great time at Shepherds View over Xmas.  Had everything we needed and the place is very cosy and comfy.  We loved the views and easy access to walks.  Simon & Carole even saved our Xmas by giving us some potatoes on Xmas day when we realised we left ours at home.  10/10 would recommend.”

“Relaxing and enjoyable stay, really lovely cottage, everything we needed was provided.  First time to this area, lovely walks, shops in Appleby, food at Stag Inn great, Thurs quiz good.  We had rain but it didn’t spoil anything.”

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Shepherds View, Sleeps 2 - 5🌟Gold
Pennine Potting Shed, Sleeps 3 - Glamping Gold
Both take 1 dog

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We are always grateful for feedback from our guests.  Knocked out by these comments! We love to help people make special memories.

Visit to book your next affordable luxury break.  Long weekend to week long holiday.

#luxuryselfcatering #hiddengems #couplesholiday #pamperyourself #getawayfromitall #CouplesGetaway #romanticgetaway #edenvalley #makingmemories #5star #visitcumbria
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