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How Much, Where and How?

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).

Click here to see if there are any special offers available


To make a definite booking, please ring 01768 884840 (to ensure that we can confirm your booking to you immediately). Alternatively, if you are making a general enquiry, e-mail us at bandb@shepherdscroft-culgaith.co.uk

Our address is:- Shepherds Croft, Culgaith, Penrith, Cumbria CA10 1QW

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"

Our cancellation policy is, where possible, to re-let a cancelled booking. Where this is not possible any deposit paid is non- refundable.

Where and How to find us

Culgaith is just off the A66 about 5 miles east of Penrith and the M6. (There is a link to a map below). We are very conveniently placed if you want to visit the Lakes, Yorkshire Dales, Eden Valley, Hadrian's Wall and Southern Scotland etc.

Many of our overnight visitors have found that we are a convenient overnight stop on their way travelling to or from Scotland.

If all this seems too complicated - just follow the rainbow!

The End of the Rainbow - click to enlarge

As far as our village itself is concerned, Culgaith (meaning "Corner Wood") is 1 mile from the A66 between Penrith and Appleby. It dates from medieval times and is one of a line of small villages, which follow the "Fell side" of the Pennines. We are only about 1/4 mile from the beautiful River Eden (one of the best trout and salmon rivers in England) and the village commands a unique panoramic view of the Lake District, Pennines and Howgill Fells.
There are about 400 people living in the village and although this seems quite small we have a school and recreation ground, Garden Centre and (most important of all) an Inn -
The Black Swan. (We keep copies of their menu).

Click here for a map and directions to Shepherds Croft from your location

If you're planning to tour round Scotland we can recommend the following :-



Access Statement for Shepherds Croft

Introduction Shepherds Croft provides Bed & Breakfast serviced accommodation for guests in a converted 3 - storey Bank Byre. Please read the other pages of this site for more details.

Pre arrival

  • You may contact us by phone or email - or visit our website.

  • The nearest railway station in 3.5 miles away at Langwathby. The nearest main-line station is 8 miles away in Penrith where there is a shop-mobility scheme.

  • There is a limited fully-accessible bus-service provided by the Fellrunner Village Bus Ltd. (01768 88232) For travel information ring Traveline (0870 606 2 608 or visit the website at www.cumbria.gov.uk

  • Persons with limited mobility may find access difficult in some areas. Please ring us to discuss your requirements.

  • The house is not suitable for wheel-chair users.

Arrival & Car Parking Facilities

  • Car parking for 4 cars is on the cobbled frontage immediately in front of the house. Access is along sandstone-flagged walkways. There is an intercom at the front of the house where assistance can be summoned. A 175 mm-high step at the 840 mm-wide front door leads directly into the entrance porch.

Main Entrance & Reception

  • Arrival time is usually mid to late afternoon but at any time between 08.00 hrs and 12.00 hrs with prior arrangement. Late arrivals are expected to have regard to others in the house.

  • Seating space is provided in the entrance porch and there is ample room to leave luggage/outdoor clothing etc. Luggage will be carried to the rooms by the proprietors.

  • The stairs from the entrance porch to the residents lounge have a rising of 220 mm and a minimum width of 725 mm. These dimensions apply to all stairs in the house.

Public Areas - General(Internal)

  • The house has 3 floors. The entrance is on the lower ground floor, residents lounge/dining room are on the middle ground floor (also at ground level) and the bedrooms and bathroom are on the upper floor.

  • The minimum width of door/stairs and corridors is 725 mm.

Public Areas - Bathroom

  • The large family bathroom and WC has a shower located in the bath. (height 780 mm)

  • There is a grab rail behind the bath/shower.

Dining room and lounge

  • The residents lounge/dining room is well and uniformly lit with extra lighting available for reading.


  • TVs have teletext and remote control. There are chairs (mostly armchairs) for each guest. The bedroom sizes exceed those specified by Cumbria Tourism.

  • Non-allergenic pillows are provided. Non-allergenic quilts or blankets are offered as an alternative to down.

Shower-room & WC (Ensuite)

  • The facilities within the en-suite room are a WC and shower. The shower-tray is 190 mm high and the shower opening 390 mm.

Contact Information

  • Address: Shepherds Croft, Culgaith, Penrith, CUMBRIA CA10 1QW

  • Telephone: 01768 884840

  • Email: bandb@shepherdscroft-culgaith.co.uk

  • Website: www.shepherdscroft-culgaith.co.uk

  • Grid Reference: NY (Easting) 60638 (Northing) 29610

  • Hours of operation: 08.00 hrs to 22.00 hrs (normally) - contact us to make special arrangements.

  • Emergency number 999

  • Local public transport numbers: 01768 88232

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