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"A lovely couple who live an ecologically sound life....If more people lived like this, the world would be a better place."  Sam

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Crackpot Cottage glamping in swaledale

Welcome to Crackpot Cottage

Adjacent to the Coast To Coast, The Pennine Way, The Swale Trail and The Herriot Way

Crackpot Cottage is the ideal place to experience the beautiful Yorkshire Dales.

There is plenty to do, walk and cycle in Swaledale but if you fancy going a little further afield we are only 30/40 minutes away from very renowned  sites in Wensleydale such as Castle Bolton, Penhill, Aysgarth Falls, Wensleydale Creamery, Hawes, Hardraw Force and Jervaulx Abbey.

We are a family-run smallholding. We grow our own fruit and vegetables and our hens provide us with fresh eggs daily.

We have two glamping venues in our grounds.

Situated in a small hamlet between Reeth and Gunnerside, we are surrounded by the most stunning Swaledale walks, including the renowned Muker - Keld circular and Gunnerside Gill. A gentle evening stroll from Crackpot Cottage will also take you to the outstanding Crackpot Falls or Summer Lodg
e cave and tarn

For walkers and cyclists and all of our guests if requested we are able to provide extras services such as packed lunches, safe indoor bike storage, e-bikes battery charging and pick up/drop off.

Staying with us is not only a choice of accommodation but a unique and special off grid experience!


 Log Cabin - Off Grid Glamping

The log cabin sleeps 2. Compost toilet and basic washing facilities are outside next to the cabin in a small secluded woodland.

The cabin has exclusive use of the picnic area just adjacent, which has a fire-pit/barbeque to satisfy any cooking needs glamping style!

  • Beds: 1 double


The Byre - Off Grid Glamping

The byre sleeps 2. Compost toilet and basic washing facilities are outside next to the byre in a small secluded area.

The byre has exclusive use of the garden area just adjacent, which has a firepit/barbeque to satisfy any cooking needs glamping style!

  • Beds: 1 double


Walkers & Cyclists Info

Walkers and cyclist are very welcome here at Crackpot Cottage!

Being very keen walkers and cyclists ourselves we understand your needs and have put together a series of extra services to facilitate your stay.

Click below for a list of services and prices.

Fantastic place to stay and fantastic hosts. We got homemade dinner and breakfast delivered to our little cabin, what a treat ! We definitely recommend this place. We only spent one night there but it felt like a proper holiday. Would want to come back for sure.
Thanks so much for having us. we had a lovely peaceful stay and really switched off from the outside world. I would recommend to anyone who wants some peace and relaxation in nature.
I booked Emanuela’s as a surprise for my sister’s 30th birthday with her partner. She couldn’t have given higher reviews of her stay. She had the most amazing time, said the hosts were unbelievably hospitable and helpful. They had a range of homemade bread and other foods which they said was incredible. Couldn’t be more grateful for how amazing they made my sisters birthday feel. Thank you!
We had a great night at the cabin - it’s so beautiful and peaceful. The cabin has everything you need to switch off for the night. Emanuela and Karen were so friendly and helpful. Will 100% be back!
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