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, Shepherds View at Dufton Barn Holidays offers the ultimate romantic break for two, and is the perfect choice for your next luxurious getaway.

For those walking the Pennine Way then the Pennine Potting Shed offers bed and breakfast accommodation and a chance to rest up ready for the next days challenge.

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Walkers Accommodation

VisitEngland Glamping Gold Award
~ Sleeping up to 3 with ensuite shower and cooking facilities

Romantic breaks

Luxury Hideaway

VisitEngland 5 Star Self-Catering Gold Award
~ Ultimate romantic retreat for 2 for quality time to pamper yourself and relax 

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.  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 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 relaxing in the jacuzzi bath!

To take a video walk through Shepherds View please click below.

Read the Latest Shepherds View Guest Comments

“A marvellous week, made all the better by the comforts here.  We’d recommend the Stag and the George & Dragon at Clifton for good food and service.  Visited Lowther Castle, Acorn Bank, Bowes Museum and Blackwells Arts & Crafts House and had some good walks – Hallin Fell, Orton Scar, Loughrigg.  Don’t miss the bluebells in Dufton Ghyll Wood – just coming to their best!”

“What an absolute gem!  Loved it so much we stayed an extra 2 nights!  Such a lovely retreat, every detail thought of and the most comfortable bed ever!  We feel rested and also revitalised!  Plenty of walking, sailing, fishing and a great meal in the Stag Inn!  See you next year!”

“After 2 Covid cancellations, we finally made it to this fantastic holiday home.  The view is terrific and the barn is so well equipped with everything you could possibly need.  Everything is pristine and feels brand new.  Thanks for the lovely welcome hamper and for the little extras.  The Stag Inn is very good and we booked in advance by email to be sure.  There’s so much useful information here and the laminated walk instructions are spot-on.  We only had rain one day so had plenty of time for walking.  We did venture up to High Cup Nick, which was challenging, but rewarding.  Thanks again to Carole and Simon who made us very welcome.  Fantastic!”

“What a top notch place.  Can’t fault the lovely accommodation.  The cottage has been beautifully converted.  Don’t think we have stayed anywhere that is so well catered for – and every room has a little treat in it.  Love the welcome hamper, the candles, the cushions, the view of the lambs every morning.  We had some nice walks around the village and enjoyed picnics in the sun.  Hope to be back one day.”

“A fantastic weeks holiday at Shepherds View.  A warm welcome by Carole and Simon.  The view from the window was amazing and we enjoyed watching the lambs every morning.  We found the walking routes helpful and enjoyed our trip up Dufton Pike.  We also did the road trip that included Tan Hill Inn.  This was a fabulous drive along the country roads and amazing views.  Everything you could want in a holiday.  Thank you.”

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