We are absolutely delighted to announce that we have won a coveted Visit England Rose 2023 Award. The Rose award has been running for 6 years now and highlights businesses that provide visitors with unique experiences and the warmest of welcomes. The award is made to only 100 hospitality businesses each year, and is nominated […]
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EV Charging at Shepherds View We are delighted to announce that we have added an ICS charging unit as an additional service for any guests wishing to travel to us in their EV car. The charger is suitable for all EV cars, but guests will still need to bring their own Type 2 cable. Access […]
January & February There is no better time of year for enjoying quality ‘me’ time than the early months of the year. Often there can be snow on the hills, making the views from the feature window of Shepherds View spectacular, with crystal clear mornings and dark nights for star gazing. You don’t need to make […]
Seeking relaxation and a reset in nature for your next holiday? Then look no further than the beautiful village of Dufton in the Eden Valley. Shepherds View is an award winning 5 Star Gold holiday cottage for couples set on the edge of the village, so that you can enjoy peace and seclusion, whilst […]
2022 has been a momentous year for us. Back in March we entered Dufton Barn Holidays into the Cumbria Tourism Awards for 2022 and were absolutely delighted to be short-listed for Self-Catering Accommodation 2022. It is always a highly competitive category due to the variety of accommodation available across Cumbria and so it was a […]
We know that holidays can take an Eco toll on our planet, especially when you add in the impact of jet travel. Here at Dufton Barn Holidays we want to try and do as much as we can to make your stay as green as possible. We know we aren’t perfect, and we are always […]
After 6 months of blood, sweat and tears (mainly by the builders!) we are delighted to be opening our second addition to the Dufton Barn Holidays portfolio. The Pennine Potting Shed is exactly what it says…a converted potting shed in the corner of our garden. It’s a perfect place to stay to explore the beautiful […]
The vibrant market town of Kirkby Stephen lies in the beautiful Upper Eden on the eastern borders of Cumbria, in what was historically part of Westmorland. The town was the first in Cumbria to receive the ‘Walkers are Welcome’ award and was also a previous winner of the prestigious title of Calor “English Village of […]
Venturing out west of Dufton to Penrith and the surrounding area there are a remarkable number of visitor attractions well worth the trip. The Eden Valley has some lovely stately homes and gardens and many of these can be found in this area, and are also host to some popular annual events. Brougham English Heritage […]
It may not have the size of Windermere but Ullswater, as the second largest lake in the Lake District, could be said to have much more to recommend it. Surrounded by stunning mountain scenery it’s 7.5 mile length makes it much more compact, meaning that with a little footwork it isn’t difficult to get magnificent […]