Highland Drove

Staying at the Highland Drove gives you the perfect base to explore the nearby Lake District, Eden Valley and Hadrian’s Wall.

The drovers of yesteryear slept on straw with their beasts which we think is carrying authenticity a bit too far.

As a concession to the 21st Century we have five stylishly refurbished bedrooms complete with en suite facilities.

Each room has its own look and feel and is decorated and equipped to the highest standards. Tea and coffee making equipment and a colour television are in all rooms. However, we drew the line at installing telephones. After all, you are here to relax and enjoy yourself, not to be pestered by the world at large.

PS: the mobile phone reception here is pretty lousy, too! Yet another reason how we provide the complete get away from it all break.

However, if you go into the middle of the lane, adopt the Strangled Stork yoga position on one leg and one arm in the air, you might just get a signal. If not you will win the undying admiration of the locals.