- Sleeps: 4
- Bedroom: 1
- Bathroom: 1
- Minimum stay: 3 nights
Straying away from the beaten holiday track doesn’t get much more beautiful than a stay at Kelker Well Roundhouse.
Nestled within a tranquil field on a family-run Lakeland farm, you’ll be surrounded by magnificent views of the surrounding farmland and grazing animals, rolling mountains, and atmospheric Yorkshire fells.
You can feast your eyes on that glorious vista from the Roundhouse windows whilst cradling a warming drink, enjoying a sizzling sunset supper on the barbecue, or the luxurious comfort of your very own al-fresco wood-fired hot tub. What better way to relax and inspire your senses?
Soothingly off-grid, the Roundhouse has been sustainably crafted from local Welsh larch, for maximum sustainability. There’s a crackling wood-burning stove to keep you toasty, and you’ll have plenty of natural UV-filtered spring water.
You’ll also feel a welcoming sense of community as you step inside, since many of the fixtures and fittings were handmade, sourced from local suppliers and creatively upcycled. Oh – and you’ll also be greeted by some ridiculously tasty breakfast supplies, including freshly-laid eggs and cheese made on the farm.
Meanwhile, if you thought off-grid living meant compromising on facilities, think again! The generous bathroom extension is home to a shower and a modern compost loo, with plenty of fluffy towels and toiletries on hand.
The wood-burning stove also features a built-in oven, and a stainless steel top that makes easy work of kettle-boiling. You’ll even find handy gas stoves (for cooking up meals inside or alfresco) and cool-boxes to keep your food nice and fresh.Keep reading
At a glanceSustainably crafted, off-grid Roundhouse, sleeps up to 4 guests. Living space with sofa/day bed, dining table, windows, Roberts radio, books, games, maps, guidebooks, torches, umbrellas, wood-burning stove with built-in oven/hot plate, breakfast/brunch supplies, tea, coffee, condiments, store-cupboard ingredients, small cool box. Bedroom extension with kingsize bed, bedside tables, curtain separator. Bathroom extension with shower, towels, toiletries, compost toilet, sink, access to outside decking. Barbecue, firepit, outdoor seating, wood-fired hot tub. Provided: LED lights, battery for mobile phone/iPad charging, portable gas stoves, large fridge/freezer by parking area, large coolbox in shed.Local Activities Walking, cycling, hiking, nature watching, lakes, picnic spots, village shops, pubs, clay pigeon shooting, historic sites
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- A sustainable, off-grid Roundhouse, secluded in a field on a friendly, family-run Lakeland farm that’s close to the Yorkshire Dales & Lake District.
- The Roundhouse is self-contained with kitchen and shower facilities, to sleep up to 4 guests in peaceful comfort.
- Along with other tasty items, fresh-laid eggs and cheese made on the farm are supplied for your first morning’s breakfast/brunch – you can purchase more from the farm.
- Relax in the wood-fired hot tub as the sun sets, or fire up the barbecue for a sizzling supper.
- There is plenty of scope for walking and cycling, with a gate that leads directly to Hutton Roof Crags. There are village shops and pubs in the surrounding area.
(Though with aromatic herb planters, fruit trees, and edible hedges surrounding you, many ingredients will be naturally covered!)
What to do before you take an evening dip in your hot tub, and curl up in your downy kingsize bed? Well, one thing’s for certain: you’ll certainly have plenty of opportunity to test your hiking boots to the max!
With open access land across five fells, there are numerous winding footpaths that lead in all directions… simply pack a picnic and choose your favourite. Hutton Roof Crags is directly accessible through a stile next to the site, leading up to the 13-mile Limestone Link footpath which links Kirkby Lonsdale to Arnside. There is a badger sett just around the corner, and look out for the roe deer who can often be seen at dusk and dawn.
There are plenty of towns and villages to visit in the local area too, including Kirkby Lonsdale, home to excellent cafes, pubs, independent shops and a wonderful river walk.
The friendly owners have also left plenty of thoughtful accessories to help you find the perfect holiday pastime, whether that’s browsing the local maps and guidebooks, using the binoculars to keep an eye on the passing wildlife, curling up with a book, or challenging your loved one to a game.
Whichever option you choose, it’s bound to be refreshingly memorable.
Things to note
The Roundhouse is a 10-minute walk from the parking area. Please wear appropriate footwear, such as wellies or walking boots, as the path leads through fields and woodland. The owners will transport your luggage via quad bike, so you can relax and take in the views & atmosphere as you walk across. Children are welcome, although due to the Roundhouse access requirements & facilities it is not recommended for under-5s. To protect the farm animals and local wildlife, pets are not permitted.