Entries by Dufton Barn

Covid-19 – Now is not the time for tourism

Dear Guest We have taken the very difficult but necessary decision to close our business for the foreseeable future.  We need to do our part in protecting the safety of the vulnerable and essential workers in our local area and we feel that this is best served by not allowing guests to visit from other […]

Award Winning Cumbrian Food

Michelin Star Winners 2020 With 3 restaurants in Cumbria newly awarded 1 Michelin Star the area has much to recommend for those seeking culinary delights. Together with the 4 existing star holders the region now boasts 7 restaurants with a total of 8 stars. The new 2020 Michelin award winners are The Cottage in the […]

Romantic breaks for couples in Cumbria

Valentine’s Day comes once a year, but at Dufton Barn Holidays you can enjoy a couples break for any special occasion at any time of the year. Romantic Retreat We have everything you need for a perfect romantic retreat whenever you choose to celebrate your special anniversary, birthday, or kids free break! We cater for […]

National (Trust) Treasures

On 12 January 2020 The National Trust celebrates 125 years of protecting and caring for special places across the UK. Beatrix Potter was a great supporter and needless to say Cumbria has its share of beautiful places to visit with whole areas of the landscape in the ownership of the Trust. Here is a selection […]

Eden Valley breaks by Train

No car, no problem!  If you want to leave the car at home and are looking for a perfect place for your holiday or short break then you need look no further than Shepherds View in the Eden. With our location close to Appleby-in-Westmorland (3 miles away) access couldn’t be easier.  Appleby is on the […]

Cafes with Attitude!

Who doesn’t like a coffee or tea break during the day? Even in the quiet Eden coffee shops abound, including some of the well-known high street brands. However, what can be better than finding little gems with a difference that can provide additional interest or entertainment on a wet (or dry day) as well as […]

Great local pubs and eateries!

Cumbria and the Eden has a magnificent array of locally grown produce available (great local ales, dairy and meat products) and the quality of the chefs in the area is excellent. Consequently, there are some superb local eateries within a short distance of Shepherds View to suit a variety of tastes and requirements. Carole is […]

4 of the Best Walks straight from Shepherds View

The Eden is a hidden gem of Cumbria and walking in the area is a real pleasure; the scenery is stunning and there are so many interesting places to see and visit, and the walking can be not too strenuous.  Even better, unlike the crowded Lake District, you can often find that you have the fells […]

Great Events in the fabulous Eden Valley

The Eden is a beautiful place to visit at any time of year, with plenty of quiet green space to explore, but if you need any further reason to come then why not tie in your stay at Shepherds View with one of these fantastic local events.  There’s a heady mix of events showcasing music, […]

Perfect getaway holiday in the valley of Eden

Ask most holiday makers to point to Cumbria on a map and they will inevitably pick out the Lake District. But the Eden Valley? That’s another matter and much less well known, which is its great appeal. The Eden Valley has all the green valley charm and the cutesy cottages of the Lakes, but without […]