Wilderness

UK England North West England Cumbria Ravenstonedale The Black Swan

  • Sleeps 2 (max 2 adults, 1 children)
  • Electricity
  • Beds Provided
  • Bed Linen Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Pet Friendly
  • Breakfast included
Woodland themed riverside Yurt
  • Cool and calm modern country feel
  • Homemade biscuits and log burning stoves
  • Toasty warm woodland shower

The Owner Says

Wilderness yurt is one of our 3, brand new wood and canvas yurts are nestled in our private, woodland hotel garden beside the beautiful conservation (SSSI) river of Scandal Beck. Just a short drive from The Lake District, The Yorkshire and Durham Dales as well as The Scottish Border, we are perfectly located for you to explore. Wilderness sleeps a maximum of 2 guests and 2 dogs (extra fees apply). Full English breakfast and buffet options are included in the price and available from our hotel across the river.

The yurts themselves are individually decorated with full size furniture electricity and double beds. The yurts are all located in the garden of The Black Swan hotel, Ravenstonedale, a multi award-winning hotel, restaurant and bar; recipient of 2 AA Rosettes as well as AA pub of the year for England 2019. We like to think of ourselves as a cosy home from home with a relaxed dining atmosphere throughout. We are very dog friendly in the hotel, restaurant bar and yurts so please bring your furry family members.

Yurt 19 (Wilderness) is our second yurt and slightly further into our riverside woodland. This yurt also sleeps 2 guests and is designed with calm, cool colours and textures in mind. We are big fans of “Voyage Maison” and have designed this yurt with a modern country feel. Complete with a king bed, 2 chairs, 2 side tables, a washstand and log burning stove this yurt has everything you need to feel calm and romantic.

Wilderness yurt is dog friendly and an additional fee of £15 for one dog/ £20 for two dogs will be added to the price of your stay. Please let us know your are brining a dog so we can put poop bags and treats in your yurt.

All yurts come with electrical ports for charging, fairy lights, tea/coffee, homemade biscuits, log bringing stoves, towels, full breakfast included from the hotel, an outdoor seating area and access to our outdoor toasty warm woodland shower as well as our very cute, wooden toilet cabin. Hairdryers are available in the hotel for your use.

Features & Facilities

There’s a compost toilet and a woodland shower for the exclusive-use of glampers but, during opening hours, guests are also welcome to use the hotel facilities too. Each of the yurts has a king-sized double bed, made up to hotel standard with towels, robes and slippers included too. There are tea and coffee-making facilities but no cooking facilities. The largest of the yurts, Norse, is six metres and has a sofa bed too so is capable of sleeping up to four guests. The other two yurts, Hygge and Wilderness, are five metres and suitable for two (with the option of an additional camp bed for a child). They each have a log-burning stove inside and another outside with outdoor seating too.

Activities

The pub is situated within the Yorkshire Dales National Park and close to the eastern edge of the Lake District National Park – just half an hour from Windermere, so there are plenty of opportunities for outdoor adventure and sightseeing. Cumbria Classic Coaches (01539 623254) operates heritage bus tours from the village and the Stone Trail Riding Centre offer horse riding and mountain bike hire. The Coast-to-Coast walk passes nearby and the scenic Carlisle-Settle Railway’s Kirby Stephen station is just a mile down the road. There are plenty of lovely market towns nearby too including Kirkby Stephen just five miles away with Settle, Penrith, Kirkby Lonsdale and Barnard Castle within a half-hour drive.

Food & Drink

You don’t need to look far for good food as you’re camping in the back garden of The Black Swan with its AA Two-Rosette restaurant. A hearty Cumbrian breakfast for two is included in the price of your stay and eating dinner there is not only a highlight of your stay but a necessary delight as there are no cooking facilities at the yurt (although tea and coffee facilities are included). The pub can also provide packed lunches for days out or picnic meals. For more supplies, Kirkby Stephen has a good selection of shops five miles down the road.

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Getting There

From junction 38 on the M6 follow the A685 towards Kirkby Stephen. After about 19 miles, turn right in to Ravenstonedale. When the road forks after a couple of hundred metres, take the left fork and keep going for a further half a mile until you see The Black Swan on the right.

The Kirkby Stephen station on the scenic Carlisle-Settle Railway is about a mile from The Black Swan and pick-ups from there are available, if arranged in advance.