Winter Crag Sheepdogs 

If you are looking for a place to get away from the hustle, bustle and stress of modern life then this is the place to come.
We are lucky enough not to have mobile signal at the house although this can be found a short distance away. We also have limited wifi so you really can sit back , take a breath of fresh fell air and relax.  Wifi is easy to access in Pooley Bridge and the surrounding areas. 


The Rooms



The Kitchen is well equipped with a toaster / Kettle/ Cutlery and crockery / Mini oven / Grill / Mocrowave / Fridge and a sink.

The Bathroom is modern and clean with shower over the bath.

We have 1 King room / 1 Double room and one with two single beds. In total we can sleep up to 6 people.
The rooms include bedding and towels, an electric blanket on each bed and centeral heating.

Dogs are welcome but they must be well behaved, fully house trained and kept off the beds.  Please note that we only allow one dog in the house.

 There is a lot of livestock about so we would appreciate if your dog is on a lead whilst in the area.
There is a small fee for bringing your dog with you, please message me for any details!

Guest access

You need a car to get to Winter Crag as we are up in the hills, it is a stunning drive!

The upstairs of the house is just for guests with a Key to the front door.
Parking is available on site.
Guests have access to private parking and Garden which has a BBQ area with seating. Howgrain Beck runs through the bottom of the garden and is perfect on a summers day, it has amazing views of the surrounding fells and it is stunning in any weather

We are right in the Fells so there are coutnless walks for you to go and explore.

Interaction with guests

We live downstairs at Winter Crag and one of us is almost always on site if you have any queries during your stay. The upstairs is completely self contained for our guests to rent.

We are a busy working farm with a flock of 1200 sheep, these include the traditional Lakeland Herdwick and Swaledale sheep. We have a herd of Highland Cattle and in my spare time I train working sheepdogs. I am happy to offer a sheepdog experience to anyone that would like to have a go, of course there would be fee and it would need to be booked in advance.

Other things to note

There are the usual farmyard noises, quad bikes/ Tractors/ Dogs and sheep and cows. On the whole it is a peaceful place but please expect some noise from the farmyard.

Sheepdog training 

I can offer sheepdog training lessons for beginners and My father is a 40 min drive from me and he can cater for more experiecend handlers who would like lessons. 

I have sheep and fields available to hire if anyone would like to practice.  There is a round pen for youngsters / Small paddock with rushes/ Rocky areas for the next level and also large outruns in bigger fields. From time to time there may also be the oppertunity to train on Fell ground too, this is great to let youe dog use it's brain and work out rough terrain.  *  If you are interested in using the sheep an fields then please mention when booking*





 It is possible to book a room on an individual basis or you can rent the whole house exclusively. 

If you are only booking a room the Kitchen and Bathroom become shared areas with any other guests.

Please contact me for prices on accomodation.  

I can offer a reduced rate for a week long stay depending on number of guests etc.

If you wanted to bring 1 dog in the house there is an cost of £10 to cover extra cleaning. 

Please see Sheepdog Experience for prices and info on dog training lessons etc. 



Please contact for any info or to book- 01768486353.