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Enjoy a truly magical experience in a luxury glamping yurt, nestled beside a peaceful river on the edge of the dramatic Howgill Fells. The perfect combination of back-to-nature living without compromising on the luxuries.

These beautifully decorated yurts are situated right on the banks of the river in The Black Swan's private forest garden. Each is fully furnished with a king-sized bed, antique furniture and quality country comforts, including a stove kettle for making tea and coffee.

Enjoy a glass of champagne with a roaring wood-burning stove and glistening stars overhead. Keep a look out for the resident red squirrels during the day.

Yurts from

Doubles: £125

Good to know

  • All major credit cards accepted
  • Alfresco dining at the inn
  • Parking available at the inn
  • Yurts are dog-friendly

Outdoor adventures
The perfect base for walking the surrounding fells (you can borrow maps and routes) and fishing on the River Eden.

Scenic and serene
Nestled in a sleepy Cumbrian village, you're a world away from the hustle and bustle of city life here.


Each of the three cosy wood and canvas yurts are unique in design and have access to a shared hot, woodland shower and toilet facilities.

Inside you'll find a king-sized bed, electricity, log burning stove and kettle, tea and coffee making facilities and pretty antique furniture. Outside is a private picnic table overlooking the serene forest, and guests can enjoy a full English breakfast in the morning at The Black Swan.

Meet the yurts:

  • Hygge yurt is decorated in the Danish style of Hygge, meaning a feeling of cosiness and contentment. It sleeps two people. (From £125)
  • Wilderness yurt radiates Voyage Maison blues and greens to create a feeling of relaxation from the moment you walk in. It sleeps 2 people. (From £125)
  • Viking yurt is the largest of the three yurts, decorated with skulls and fur to create the ultimate Viking experience. Sleeping up to four people this yurt has a sofa bed and king-sized bed on top of the other facilities. (From £135)
Restaurant & bar

Head chef Scott Fairweather has firmly established the Black Swan on Cumbria's culinary map, producing consistent, attractive modern pub food that has been reconised with 2 AA Rosettes for quality cooking.

Scott's menus are driven by seasonality and they champion some of Cumbria's best producers, including pheasant from High Holbeck shoot; meat from Lakes Speciality Food; and fish and seafood from Neves of Fleetwood. This may translate to venison tartar, truffle mayonnaise, mushrooms and hazelnuts; hake, artichoke mash, olive vinaigrette and crispy mussels, and apple crumble soufflé, gingerbread sauce and ice cream. There are also lunchtime sandwiches and roast sirloin of beef with all the trimmings on Sundays.

To quaff, you won't be disappointed with the real ales on tap - all from local Yorkshire of Cumbrian breweries. The raft of gins and whiskies on the back bar includes gin from the Lakes Distillery near Cockermouth, as well as a range of pre-dinner cocktails.

Things to do

With stunning views across the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales, the Howgill Fells are a fabulous area to explore by foot. Spread across Cumbria, Lancashire and Yorkshire, the fells are a walker's paradise - although surprisingly quiet - so you'll have the big skies and undulating hills all to yourself. Or, why not tackle the Dales Way - which runs for 80 miles from Ilkley in West Yorkshire to Bowness-on-Windermere in Cumbria, following riverside paths and passing through the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

One real local highlight is the Settle to Carlisle Railway, an iconic line which takes riders through jaw dropping scenery in the Yorkshire Dales and Cumbrian Fells. The railway itself has plenty of Victorian architecture, remote station buildings and huge stone viaducts - but it's still part of the UK rail network.

Getting here


Nearest station: Kirkby Stephen
Taxi from station: 10min
Drive: Lancaster 50min; Carlisle 50min


Ravenstonedale, Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria CA17 4NG

Enquire to book

To make a booking enquiry, please use the form below or you can call our reservations team on 020 8161 0100. Our phone lines are open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 11am - 3pm.

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