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A Bit About Us

Shiona & Mike 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.

Residents Lounge - click to enlarge

The house is very warm - the walls are 2 foot thick! - and all rooms have individually adjustable central heating radiators.

We are only 50yds from the village Pub/Restaurant - The Black Swan.

The residents Lounge/Dining Room is large enough for you to relax in comfort (see photo above). We have assembled a comprehensive collection of information on local tourist attractions - but we are always willing to help you plan your stay with some local advice (Mike has just retired, after spending over 30 years as a member of a Mountain Rescue Team ). There is a range of games for you to play and in good weather you are welcome to sit in the conservatory, go onto the patio or into the garden. You can also borrow a book from our collection. Breakfast is served at the time of your choice usually between 08.00 and 09.00am.

Below are views of the Lake District and the Pennines taken from Culgaith village.

The Lake District including Blencathra - click to enlarge

Cross Fell from the road near Culgaith

Phone: 01768 884840 Email: bandb@shepherdscroft-culgaith.co.uk