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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 B&B and glamping 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, and one B&B en suite in the cottage.

The food we serve and sell is mostly homemade. From bread to cheese, jam, ketchup, red onion chutney, gin, cakes and much more...

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 Lodge.

All of our venues include breakfast and if you don't fancy going out for dinner we provide a selection of meals and appetisers.

Check our menu at: Buon Appetito

For walkers and cyclists and all of our guests if requested we are able to provide extras services such as clothes drying, 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 and culinary 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!

Breakfast is included.

  • Beds: 1 double


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