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We are pleased to introduce…The Pennine Potting Shed!

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 Eden Valley, or to rest up for the night when walking the Pennine Way as, of course, Dufton is a key staging point on this iconic national trail.

The project started back in November and we were excited to be working with the same builders that developed Shepherds View – Parkin Bell of Warcop.  Different building, different challenges, with a lot to fit into a small space, but PB as always were up for the job, and as always had plenty of great suggestions as the work went on.  Needless to say the original concept differed quite considerably to the finished article, but in a good way!

We started by extending the potting shed by 1.5m to give us extra living space.  This meant that the whole of the roof needed to be re-slated, and properly insulated, but we were able to reuse most of the original slates on one side.  Then the stone that we removed from the feature window in Shepherds View was used to dress the new extension.  The floor and walls were properly insulated as well, and the original flags were then used outside in the private garden.  We’ve also reused and reconditioned an old log burner, the original doors, and an old fire mantel.  If you want to see how you will have to come and stay!

In the end we have created accommodation that we believe is a little bit quirky compared to other options  on the Pennine Way and still delivers a great experience.

Kitchen area

The Potting Shed sleeps up to 3 people and 1 dog.  We’ve put in a reinforced adult bunk bed and an additional sofa bed.  Guests also have a cooking area with a double hob, a fridge and a combi microwave. Space to relax There is also a wet room with a toilet and walk in shower.  Boots can be dried on a dedicated boot warmer, and clothes hung up on a Victorian drier above the log burner.  Outside there is a private garden where guests can enjoy the warm Cumbrian evenings – hopefully!

Continental breakfast optionIn addition, we are offering a breakfast option by way of a continental breakfast, with enough food to make up a packed lunch for the long walk ahead, and we also have ready meals for sale as an evening meal option.  As a final touch guests can choose treats from the Tuck Box that is under the bed, because you can never have enough chocolate…or crisps…or nuts!

We hope you enjoy your stay and happy walking!

Relax and recuperate

 

Walk (or cycle) the Pennine Way : a great day out!

Walk the Pennine Way!

As a walking enthusiast, I am blessed every day to wake up surrounded by such wonderful scenery. With Dufton Pike on our doorstep we are surrounded by a living, breathing backdrop which changes with the seasons.

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Now open for Guests!

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!

Early bird new year offer

With the turn of the year we are half way through our build.

Stairs are in, first fix on electrics, and walls shortly to be plastered.  Jacuzzi bath arrives tomorrow and we are in the process of ordering some state of the art mood lighting from Collingwood.  Consequently we are really excited about opening our door to our first guests in May and beyond.

If you would like to be one of the first we are offering an early bird discount off the listed price of 10% for any holiday between 1st May and 31st August 2018 provided you book before the end of February.

We are so confident you will like the finished design that there is no need to pay a deposit until we publish the finished photos in April, and you are free to cancel at any point.  What have you got to lose?

Work begins at Dufton Barn Holidays!

After many, many months of planning, we are delighted that work has begun on Shepherds View at Dufton Barn Holidays!

You might be forgiven for thinking that our dream of creating a luxury holiday barn has been so long in the planning that it would take easily as long to turn the dream into reality. Not so! Only week 3 of the build and the progress is amazing!

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