The River Cook House
Our beautiful larch clad cookhouse is at the heart of your stay at Drybeck Farm. Looking on to the River Eden you can sit and have breakfast on the wooden decking whilst the birds swoop and skim over the water or enjoy dinner at dusk with friends and family.
This is the perfect place to share a holiday meal or maybe celebrate a special occasion. This is another part of Drybeck that has been given Paula’s special touch when it comes to equipping and giving the cookhouse it's very special feel.
There are gas rings and a wood fired oven for cooking, a fridge and all the utensils and crockery that you will need.
Produce from the farm is available for you to buy with our breakfast hampers, including Drybeck's own sausages, dry cured bacon and freshly laid free range eggs our speciality. Our own fruit, veg and pork is also available and we also stock other basic foodstuffs for you to buy. Alternatively you could just stroll down the village and enjoy some excellent pub food at one of our local hostelries washed down with some real ale.
We have a room with a fridge and freezer for you to store your food and for washing up.
Loos and showers
For environmental reasons we decided to install compost loos. These have been described by some of our guests as “the quaintest and cutest loos they have ever used." We manage and maintain them very closely to ensure they are pleasant to use.
In the shower block you will find domestic electric showers which provide plenty of hot water. You will also find eco friendly shower gel, shampoo and conditioner provided by ourselves. This helps us to re-cycle the shower water for use in our gardens.