THINGS TO DO NEARBY...
UPFRONT GALLERY AND PUPPET THEATRE
Upfront Gallery and Puppet Theatre is a wonderful, unique arts venue located less than three minutes' drive from Skelton village. There is a super walking route directly from Skelton, passing through open field and on to the gallery itself, at Unthank. Head down the lane to the side of St. Michael's Church in Skelton and pick up signposts from here.
The gallery, theatre and vegetarian restaurant are located near Penrith, Cumbria, in a rural setting in beautifully converted 17th century farm buildings. Light, open interior spaces combine with beautiful gardens to create a truly relaxing and refreshing venue. It is the home of Upfront Puppet Theatre and the workshops of artist, John Parkinson, who is the co-founder and owner of the gallery, along with his wife, Elaine.
A changing program of exhibitions is presented throughout the year, so be sure to check their website and social media for details of what is currently happening.
There are many wonderful accommodation options available in the village; links to some are provided below.
Toddles Barn is a fantastic new barn conversion for self catering holidays, situated in a traditional Cumbrian village near the market town of Penrith. This gorgeous barn conversion is ideally based for Ullswater, only 15 minutes away, as well as many of the northern lakes.
Originally a pottery until converted in 1999, Pottery Cottage is a high quality well appointed two bedroom cottage situated in the heart of the village, with walks from the door. There are views across the countryside from the cottage to Blencathra and Carrock Fell. Many walks can be taken directly from the village, all taking in wonderful views.
Book directly on 01768 484381 or 07855 245 359
Sojourn North provides high quality, luxurious self-catering accommodation where you will experience a truly special sojourn. However brief your stay, you should feel totally at home. Salutation Yard in the village of Skelton in the Eden Valley, North Cumbria is the location of three warm and welcoming holiday cottages - East Byre, West Barn and South Byre. Each accommodating between 4 and 7 guests and together up to 17.
Phone: 01768 484 940 to book or enquire
Ginger Cottages offers Coach House Cottage, a delightful holiday cottage which adjoins the owners’ home, in the farming village of Skelton, 20 minutes drive from Ullswater. Quality modern facilities combine with original features, exposed original beams and stone work. The cottage is located on the edge of the Lake District National Park and is the perfect location for exploring the Lakes, Dales, Eden Valley and the North Pennines.
You can book direct with Ginger Cottages by calling 07951 561787