A beautifully appointed single storey cottage, South Byre in the Eden Valley village of Skelton near Penrith is a former cow byre lovingly refurbished and ideally situated for exploring the Eden Valley, the Lake District and the North Pennines. The village inn serving fine food and offering a take-away service is a 2 minute stroll away and two children's play areas plus a seasonal tennis court are nearby. Numerous walking and cycling trails are direct from the yard and local supermarkets will happily deliver direct to Salutation Yard.
We have two other luxury properties at Sojourn North - West Barn sleeping 4 adults and 2/3 children and East Byre sleeping 6 plus 3 cots. All properties are self-contained and located around our peaceful and sheltered Salutation Yard, available to book individually or together for larger groups. East Byre and South Byre sit just next door to each other and are perfect for renting together to accommodate up to 10 guests.
South Byre has a small open patio area with outdoor furniture which is part of the shared yard with the two other holiday properties.
Allocated parking for one car is onsite.
Sorry no pets can be accommodated, however assistance dogs may be welcome by prior arrangement - please contact us for details.
Families with children are warmly welcomed. We have a range of equipment such as cots, high chairs and a child toilet seat - please request on booking if you require any of these.
Short breaks are available (3 nights weekend and 4 nights midweek) at various times throughout the year - please enquire directly for full availability and best prices. Single night stays can be booked midweek in South Byre off peak.
Reduced rates are available for single occupancy and couples.
The charming market town of Penrith with a number of historic attractions, great independent shops, fine inns and restaurants is within easy reach. Popular attractions nearby include Lowther Castle, Brougham Castle, Lakeland Bird of Prey Centre, Lacy's Caves and Mayburgh Henge.
The local village pub, The Dog and Gun, is just a 2 minute walk from the cottage and serves delicious home-made pub food and locally produced drinks.
Pick up classic steam railway rides on the Settle Carlisle Railway running through the valley nearby. The Yard is also ideally placed for exploring the Lakes, just 10.5 miles from Lake Ullswater and 16 miles from Keswick.
From the M6: Leave the motorway at junction 41 and travel West on the B5305 for 2.8 miles. Just after Hutton in the Forest turn left at the junction signposted Blencow and Greystoke. Travel along this lane for 1.7 miles to the crossroads, from here turn right (signposted Skelton). Drive 1.8 miles along this lane to Skelton village crossroads.
Continue straight on, down the hill, 190 metres (O.1 miles) from the crossroads. Pass Greystone House on the right, a cream coloured house with porch and attached stone barn. The entrance to Salutation Yard is on the right immediately after the barn.
On arrival, turn right on to the driveway and stop in front of the black line. Enter the code on the keypad to the right of your vehicle. The gates will then open automatically towards you. They operate via a timer and sensor and will close automatically when the way is clear.