On our Coast to Coast walk from Kirkby Stephen to keld. Any visitor here is bound to astounded as this accommodation has the WOW factor. We missed the farm and wandered towards Keld, me spoke with a Farmer to find directs - he said "there are two options - go up hill for 2 miles or down hill for 2 miles - go to the pub and Gary will come and pick you up" - Well the Beer in the Pub was very welcome and at 4pm Gary arrived. A large man - large voice with large strong hand shake - he greeted us as though we were long awaited family. He drove us to his home - a ruin of a building that he has crafted into One up and One down Guest accommodation with his domestic accommodation on the side - magical! When we arrived we were greeted by Cathrine, Gary's wife. She was absolutely lovely and very welcoming. Up stairs to the accommodation - we were met by heat from a Wood burning stove - with a large leather settee next to it - while they shown my wife where what was there I took boots off and sat in front of the stove and started to nod off. A late meal was left for is - a lovely shower and toilet with open views to the fells - and a bed that was to die for. I think we both died that night to waken in the morning to fabulous views over the fells from the bedroom window. We breakfasted and Gary took us back to where he picked us up. I cannot but Highly recommend this accommodation for the two people that are so friendly and welcoming and the accommodation that is so clean and comfortable and very very warm indeed. I cannot see how anyone can improve on the best of the best.
Love and Regards to Pauline and Gary - we will see you soon.
Brian and Joan Finlayson
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- Birkdale Farm Keld, Yorkshire