Viking

UK England North West England Cumbria Ravenstonedale The Black Swan

  • Sleeps 4 (max 4 adults, 3 children)
  • Electricity
  • Beds Provided
  • Bed Linen Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Pet Friendly
  • Breakfast included
Norse designed riverside Yurt
  • Experience the wild with fur, skulls and skins
  • Nestled in a private woodland garden
  • Full English breakfast provided

The Owner Says

Viking is the largest 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. The price of this yurt is based on 2 people. Should you wish to use the sofa bed for an additional 2 guests a fee is applied. Dogs are also welcome in this yurt with a fee also applied to the price. A full English breakfast with a buffet option also available is included in the price and is available from our 2 rosette holding restaurant across the road.

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 20 (Viking) is our largest Yurt and can sleep up to 4 guests on a king bed and a king sofa bed. Decorated with fur, skulls and skins this yurt is romantic for the couples and big enough for the family hoards to explore. As well as the extra bed, Viking yurt has extra seating and more space for larger groups. Let out your inner explorer in this yurt and feel connected to the wild.

We are very dog friendly and charge an additional fee of £15 for 1 dog/ £20 for 2 dogs for an additional cleaning fee and for some dog friendly goodies such as poop bags and treats. The price of this yurt is based on an occupancy of 2 people. Any other people who will be staying on the sofa bed will add a charge of £40 per person per night for breakfast and their stay.

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.