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 and the Lake District, 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 on the Barn Tab at the top and find the video at the bottom of the page.

“What an amazing stay we’ve had at Shepherds View barn.  Over the 3 days we’ve stayed here everything has been perfect – from the warm welcome to the luxury of the accommodation.  The location and surroundings are beautiful, we’ve been on some lovely walks including Dufton Pike and the Church walk.  Thank you so much, we’ll definitely recommend and come back.”

“So relaxing!! Luxurious accommodation. We wouldn’t hesitate to return.  Loved it. Thank you.”

“Thank you.  Just what we needed.  Thank you for all the delicious local goodies.”

“Returned again as a birthday retreat and it is just as lovely as we remembered from last year.  A perfect place to relax and enjoy a few days away.  No doubt we will be back again.  Thanks.”

“What a gem!!  A beautiful little hideaway for a relaxing weekend.  Everything we needed and more.  Thank you.  Hopefully we will be able to come back soon!”

“What a fab time we have had here.  There was everything we needed & more!  Loved the fire, the bath & the lighting.  Clean & fresh everywhere and Carole and Simon couldn’t have been more welcoming & helpful.  We wish you all the best for the new year.”

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Great cycling round the lanes in the Eden valley, so much to stop and look at and with hardly any traffic it’s bliss.
We have cycle storage at Shepherds View.
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Great cycling round the lanes in the Eden valley, so much to stop and look at and with hardly any traffic it’s bliss.
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1 week ago

Dufton Barn Holidays

Great news!!!!Hello everyone!

We have decided (after a lot of consideration) to reopen on Saturday 4th July at 12 noon. For further information regarding opening hours, keep an eye on this page.

These last few months have affected us all in different ways, so we have had to make some changes at The Stag to ensure all customers and staff are safe and feel comfortable, enabling everyone to enjoy their time back here, all in line with government advice and guidelines.

We will not be taking bookings, however this may change. We will operate on a first come, first served basis. Once we get to our limit, it will become one in, one out. You will be assigned a table and we ask you to stay in your “bubble group”.

There will be no standing at the bar unless you’re ordering your beer but table service will be available.

For those of you that are not ready to return to the pub environment, we will continue to offer a Take Away service for beer in our 2 pint containers & even will even provide plastic glasses if you want to sit on the village green.

Children will only be allowed inside whilst accompanied & supervised by an adult. All dogs must be kept on a lead.

We will continue only to serve Take Away food on Tuesdays & Fridays however, we will look forward to opening our kitchen fully in due course.

Toilets will always be a pinch point, we ask you to use your common sense, pass people back to back (not face to face) and don’t loiter in there.

While we have enhanced our cleaning schedule, there will be more toilet checks made, more use of disposable cloths, and sanitise stations available for all customers at the entrance & dotted around the pub.

We have been advised to take contact details which we will store safely for 21 days then destroy in line with data protection regulations.

We appreciate all of your support & we understand there will be some hesitation when coming back. But rest assured, we are doing everything we can to ensure your safety. While we understand this situation is different to what we have experienced before, please bare with us while we are learning too. We will constantly be reviewing our operation and adjusting accordingly. If you have any questions or require further reassurance, please drop us a message and we will do what we can to help alleviate any worries you may have.

We can’t wait to see you 🍻👍🏻

Matt, Rachael, Jackson & the team at The Stag
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