Appleby-In-Westmorland 5 miles. Dunfell Shepherd's Hut is a lovely, traditional shepherd's hut located in the little village of Knock near Appleby-In-Westmorland, Cumbria.
Dunfell Shepherd's Hut is a perfect base for a couple seeking a break away from it all, relishing a peaceful setting inside the Lake District National
After parking off-road, you'll be met with a lovely front yard with a fire pit, ideal for cuddling up in front of after a long day of exploration.
A charmingly isolated secret garden is just to the side of the home, where you may dine alfresco amidst nature. Upon entry, be welcomed by the studio-style accommodation, where you can prepare delectable meals using the electric oven and hob, grill, and microwave, as well as a handmade ceramic sink to assist with chores, and then relax on the sofa while reminiscing about your day's excursions in front of the enticing electric woodburning stove.
Step inside the spacious walk-in shower with monsoon shower head and wash away the day before wrapping yourself in a warm towel from the heated towel rail. When sleep calls , snuggle up in the plush double bed and dream away the day before another exciting day of touring the Lakes and Fells.
Explore the area, where the friendly Stagg Inn at Dufton, just a short drive away, serving delicious meals and regional ales, ideal for those evenings when you don't feel like cooking!
Head to Appleby-In-Westmorland for a greater range of amenities, including dining at the riverfront Kings Head and the Hare & Hounds, followed by a lovely walk along the River Eden or a visit to the Grade II* Listed St Anne's Hospital. The great 18-hole Appleby golf course is close by and is the perfect place to put your swing to the test.
Penrith rests moments away, a lively town with an outstanding 14th-century castle, the Penrith and Eden Museum, a golf club, and the wildlife-rich Thacka Beck Nature Reserve. Climb up Beacon Hill, host to the Penrith Beacon Monument, for some of the greatest views in the area, and take in the breathtaking scenery.
The historic sites of Brougham Castle, Yanwath Hall, and Mayburgh Henge are all located just outside of town. The prestigious Dalemain Mansion & Historic Gardens, Ullswater with the National Trust site of Aira Force and a fantastic range of watersports, and the majestic peaks of Helvellyn and Fairfield can all be found in the Lake District Park.
Take your loved one to Dunfell Shepherd's Hut for a romantic getaway.
About the location
Penrith 14 miles.
The historic town of Appleby-in-Westmorland lies in a loop of the River Eden and is overlooked by the North Pennines, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with the Lake District Fells showing on the western horizon. Set at the heart of the lush Eden Valley and steeped in history, this is one of the loveliest towns in the north of England and was originally the county town of Westmorland. Appleby is nestled between the Lakes and Yorkshire Dales, so guests can enjoy the contrasting scenery of these two National Parks, plus numerous walking and cycling opportunities as well as the fantastic leisure centre in the town. Appleby has a wonderful selection of quality independent shops, cafes and delicatessens selling locally produced food and crafts. The picturesque street of Boroughgate, with some interesting old buildings, is at the heart of the town and links the well-preserved Norman Castle with the fine medieval Church of St. Lawrence. Appleby is a major stop on the Settle-Carlisle Railway, which is one of the most beautiful railway journeys in Britain, and still today many of the old steam trains wend their way along this line and over the historic and awe-inspiring Ribblehead viaduct. With the delightful Ullswater and the magnificent Lake District within easy reach, this is an ideal holiday location.
Note: The owner lives next door.
Please Note: There is a step up to the bed, so this property may not be suitable for those with Mobility Issues.
Please note, charging of electric vehicles is not permitted in this shepherds hut. The nearest charging point can be found at Appleby Manor, BP Pulse, CA16 6JB