Small but perfectly formed Pry House Farm Shepherd's Hut sits in a traditional hay meadow surrounded by magnificent scenery, vast open spaces and massive unbroken skies. Your Hut-in-the-Hills is truely a get-away-from-it-all experience.
The day bed converts into a 5ft double bed. Sleep like a shepherd with wool duvet & pillows by Woolroom made from British wool. Your Shepherd's Hut package includes 100% Yorkshire continental breakfast. Outdoor seating and outside loo, handbasin & hot water.
Idyllic for solo travellers and couples alike. A stay in our Shepherd's Hut is a 'glamping-on-wheels' experience!
Would you like to wake up to the call of the curlew or lapwing?
Would you like to take breakfast in a tradional flower rich hay meadow?
Would you like to gaze at the stars in an inky black sky?
Then weather and season permitting Pry House Hut-in-the-Hills is the place for you.
The Shepherd's Hut stands in the field adjacent to the farmhouse. The toilet with hand basin & hot water is approx. 12 metres from the hut. Guests have access to a small fridge to keep the milk cool and a couple of bottles too! Clean drinking water is provided.
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We are happy to share our knowledge of the area and our farming experiences, as well as our home, with our guests. Depending on the season there is lots to see on the farm, although, sorry but we can't make any guarantees.
Lambing time April / May - feed a lamb or if you are lucky, see one born.
Clipping time August - see the sheep being sheared.
Hay time July / August - we still make small bale hay, the scent is heavenly.
All year round the sheep need gathering in - see them being gathered on the fell or driven along the road by farmer & dog.
Ask us about the field barns, the miles & miles of dry stone walling, the Swaledale sheep, the landscape, our way of life - we are always glad to help.
The meadows & pastureland surrounding the Shepherds Hut are home to dozens of ground nesting birds; Lapwing, Curlew, Redshank, Oyster Catchers, Skylark to name but a few. The Shepherd's Hut makes an ideal 'hide' to observe the birds particularly late afternoon & early evening when they come looking for food.
Pry House Farm is situated 2 miles west of the tiny hamlet of Keld in Upper Swaledale. Keld has a tearoom, Information Centre & small hotel, Keld Lodge with excellent restaurant.
Beautiful and unspoilt, Keld is on the crossroads of two major long distance walks; Coast to Coast & Pennine Way.
There are lots of cycle routes both on & off-road some a mere 2 miles from the 2014 Tour de France route.
Keld has the highest concentration of waterfalls in England.
During 19c lead mining was the main industry of the area. There are still remains of lead mining times to be discovered.
Tan Hill Inn, 5 miles away, is the highest pub in England.
Lots of good, traditional pubs, tearooms and other quality eating places very close by.
Car essential when staying in Upper Swaledale unless, of course, you are a long distance walker and arriving on foot!
There is no public transport to Pry House Farm. The local community bus service comes to Keld twice a day. For timetable (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) Little White Bus Swaledale
Nearest station: Kirkby Stephen, Cumbra, 11 miles. Darlington (mainline station Edinburgh to London) 25 miles
Nearest Airports: Teesside, Manchester, Newcastle
Being married to a farmer means Chris & I have little spare time however we both have our hobbies; Chris has two vintage tractors and I make proddy rugs and other articles using the traditional proddy & hooky methods.
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Please note that bedding is supplied but not personal towels. Please ask for single person discount.
During your stay we would like to guarentee 100% peace & quiet which comes in abundance at no extra charge! However we are a working hill farm where sheep bleat, dogs bark and tractors brum! Our farming and our livestock come first and we make no excuse for that therefore at some times of year there will be farm noises.
- The fence around the Shepherd's Hut is to keep the sheep out not the guests in! Guests are asked to stay to edge of the meadow field when the grass is growing for hay.
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Farmer's wife, B&B host, holiday cottage proprietor and proud owner of a cute-as-could-be Shepherd's Hut. Farming is a 24/7 lifestyle meaning we don't get away very often so by sharing my Shepherd's Hut and welcoming B&B guests into our home, the world comes to us. I write a blog so that we can share with others what's happening on the farm and what is going on around us in this beautiful landscape of Upper Swaledale. I love the untamed ruggedness and wide open spaces surrounding where I live. Its vast and its peaceful but its teaming with life; birds, insects, tiny mammals, wild flowers, wind & weather. Come and experience it for yourself even if its only for a short time - you will love it too.