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 […]
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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
There’s a lot going on in August and September in the Eden Valley. Why not book your break to coincide with one or more of these fantastic local events and have a 5 star holiday with a difference! 18th/19 August – Cumbria Classic Cars at Dalemain Mansion 25th August – Dufton Agricultural Show and Sheepdog […]
We are delighted to announce that we have just been awarded a 5 Star Gold Award for Shepherds View by Visit England. We have spent a lot of time and care in the design and build phase of our barn conversion, and we are delighted to have achieved this as we want to ensure our […]
We are delighted to announce that the building work at Shepherds View is now finished and that you can now make bookings for your short break or weeks holiday from the beginning of May. Please check the availability tab for further information on prices and availability. We look forward to welcoming you very soon!