The perfect retreat for family & friends

Large Groups (Sleeps 16)

A Corner of Eden is the perfect place for a large group get together, tucked away at the end of it’s own lane, in a hidden corner of Cumbria between the Yorkshire Dales National Park and the Lake District.

The Farmhouse sleeps 8, Angel Barn sleeps 6 and the Shepherd’s Cottage is a cosy retreat for 2 – up to 16 guests can escape to the peace and quiet of the countryside.

8 bedrooms : 3 superking, 3 kingsize and 2 twin/superking : 6 bathrooms

Whether it’s a group of friends, a gathering of the clan, a family celebration or a special birthday people really enjoy their time away together here. All three places have their own kitchens, living spaces, bedrooms and bathrooms but most people choose Angel Barn as the social focus for their get together.

Angel Barn‘s two farmhouse tables can be split to seat 16 for dinner and the kitchen with it’s six burner range cooker, is designed and equipped to cater for a large group. The spacious lounge will be transformed to seat everyone around the room and is perfect for catching up in front of the wood burning stove.

Within the private grounds there’s lots of space to play games, have afternoon tea parties, or just laze in the sun on the outdoor decked lounge, at the end of the evening enjoy dinner al fresco on the sunset patio or cook up feast on the stone built charcoal bbq.  Be amazed by the sunsets filling the vast skies and watch the stars appear from the 8 person wood fired hot tub outside Angel Barn.

Each cottage has it’s own Honesty Bar, stocked full of locally produced beer, spirits and fizz!  Simply help yourself and settle up at the end of your stay.



Enjoy the treats in the Champagne welcome hamper!  Try the yummy homemade cake from Katie’s Cakes and artisan sourdough bread from Ivy Cottage Baker.


Take time
to be together

Take time to be together, have long lazy breakfasts, then do your own thing during the day or organise a group ascent of Wild Boar Fell.  Wander over the fields to the pub for a swift half or stay in for a sumptuous dinner, hiring your own private chef who can deliver suppers cooked and ready to eat or fully served 3 course dinners.

A lovely champagne welcome hamper awaits your group, with freshly made loaves of artisan sourdough bread, our own free range eggs, milk & butter, Katie’s delicious home-made cakes as well as a few surprises and of course, plenty of champagne!

Supermarket deliveries can be arranged from Sainsbury’s, Tesco or Asda, along with local produce from our award winning butcher.

If you are searching for a peaceful break in beautiful countryside yet with an endless array of activities on your doorstep – then look no further.  Have a look at our Local Activities page – horse riding, yoga classes, cookery classes, in-house spa treatments, mountain biking, leisurely walks to the village pub, paragliding, clay pigeon shooting, fishing or even a day trip on a vintage bus!

Whatever your plan this is a unique, secluded and stylish place to spend time away in remarkable surroundings.

Debbie & Richard live on site and are always on hand to help you plan trips out, show you local walks, point you in the direction of the best pubs, and anything else you might need.

  • Dogs are welcome in the downstairs of all 3 cottages : £20 per dog per stay.
  • Travel cots, high chairs & z-beds available on request.
  • Local minibus hire can be arranged.
  • Due to previous experience unfortunately we do not accept Stag Parties.

“The attention to detail in the accommodation is amazing, everywhere you look there is something different and all very luxurious.”

Reviewed 27 March 2017