Culgaith is just off the A66 about 5 miles east of Penrith
Mike & Shiona Graham are bikers themselves (1955 Velocette MAC and a 1959 Velcocette Viper). Shepherds Croft is situated at the centre of some of the best biking routes in the UK. One of the classic circular routes (via the B6412, A686 and B6277) goes past the front door.
We converted Shepherds Croft from being a "Bank Byre" (a type of barn) into a large house in 1989, doing most of the work themselves. The house is unusual in that there are two ground floor levels - because the bank into which the barn was built slopes, so that the rear garden and patio are higher than the cobbled frontage. The layout of the house is ideally suited to B&B accommodation - all the letting rooms are on the same floor and there is a separate residents lounge/ dining room. We are only 50yds from the village Pub/Restaurant - The Black Swan.
The main letting bedrooms are on the top floor and have views of the Eden Valley with the mountains of the Lake District visible in the distance. A further bedroom, also on the top floor, has views of the Pennines including Cross Fell - the highest point in the range. We have 3 letting bedrooms allowing us to accommodate up to 6 people. The two main bedrooms have a colour television and are spacious enough to relax in the comfort of your armchair. Tea-making facilities are provided in all rooms.
The garage is integral to the house (your bike will be under your feet as you’re eating breakfast) and can hold up to 4 bikes."
We are located in the beautiful Eden Valley - well situated for exploring the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales, Northern Pennines, Hadrian’s Wall and Southern Scotland. There’s lots of good walking and cycling nearby. As we are 1 mile from the A66 and only 10 minutes from the M6 we are an ideal place to stopover if you are travelling to or from Scotland.
PLEASE NOTE : We will only be open from MID MAY TO MID SEPTEMBER IN 2017 Prices (includes a generous full English breakfast or vegetarian alternative) For 2017 our prices (per person per night) are from £32.50 to £34.50 (Based on two people sharing a room). Please note that we are unable to accept credit cards. If you are paying a deposit by cheque - please make it payable to "Mrs S.M.Graham"
Shiona & Mike : Culgaith,