What time is check in / check out? Check in is from 3pm and check out by 10am
Where do I go when I arrive? You will receive a plan of the site and directions to your accommodation with your joining instructions. You can use these to go straight to your accommodation. I will come and see you and introduce myself by no later than 6pm on your day of arrival and answer any questions you may have and check that everything is ok. If you arrive after this time I will come and see you the next morning. There will also be sufficient written information available in your accommodation for you to have the necessary information for settling into your accommodation. If you are arriving after 6pm and there is something in particular you wish to know or require for your first evening please contact me in advance and I will make the necessary arrangements or provide the information required in advance of your arrival.
Can I bring my dog? If your dog is well behaved, fairly quiet and is kept under close control it is welcome at Drybeck. Please let us know in advance that you are bringing your dog. We have 2 dogs at Drybeck and other guests may bring their dogs so we ask that only well behaved calm dogs are brought to Drybeck as not all guests may be as enthusiastic about dogs as those of us that are dog lovers. Dogs that have difficulty with socialising with other dogs may not be suited to the environment. We also ask that you pick up your dogs poo, bring a bed for them and keep them off the furniture and bedding. There is a charge of £5 per night for dogs which can be paid in cash when you arrive.
If people with dogs are visiting you whilst you are staying at Drybeck these same rules apply.
Do you provide firewood? Each accommodation unit is provided with a bin of logs which also includes kindling and fire lighters. This can be used in the stoves inside the accommodation, the fire bowls / pits outside and in the wood fired hot tubs if one is attached to your accommodation. Further supplies of firewood are available to buy if required. Please pay for this in cash at the time of buying.
Is there a Hot tub, how much does it cost and how do I book it? The Wigloo and the Lantern House have their own private wood fired hot tubs attached to them. Unlimited use of these throughout your stay, and the initial heating of them is included in the price of your accommodation. If you require further fuel to use it beyond the initial heating up and use there is a charge for this.
There is another wood fired hot tub on site which is available for all guests to hire for their own exclusive use which accommodates 4-6 people. This is £30 for a 2 hour session or £60 for all day (available from approximately mid-day). If you wish to book this hot tub please let me know when you would like it by email prior to your visit. I will send you a Worldpay link for making payment.
Can we have a barbecue / camp fire: We provide fire bowls with each accommodation unit which can also be used as barbecues and for cooking on outdoors. You can either bring your own charcoal or we have supplies of charcoal available for sale. We ask that you do not bring disposable barbecues as these are difficult to dispose of and are not accepted at many re-cycling centres. We also have further supplies of firewood for sale.
Can I get hold of you during my stay? I am usually available between 9am and 6pm either in person around the farm or via phone / text. My contact numbers are the information folder in the accommodation. So if you require anything for the evening please contact within these hours. Obviously if there is an emergency I can be contacted out of these hours.
Is there a pub or somewhere to eat out near to the farm? Drybeck is a mile and a quarter from the village of Armathwaite where there are 2 pubs, The Dukes Head and The Fox and Pheasant. Both of these serve food and are welcoming to children and dogs. They also both have outside seating areas.
Is there a shop nearby? Also in the village there is a very well stocked village store which is a general grocers with a very good range of foodstuffs including fresh produce. It os also a newsagents, off license and post office where cash can be drawn out. Opening hours are 7.30 – 6pm Monday – Friday, closing at 4 pm on a Saturday and 3pm on a Sunday. You should be able to get here most things that you would need during a stay at Drybeck.