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Our two glamping lodges are tucked away over the hill offering: seclusion, peace and tranquility, stunning views and access for the agile to our two acre wood and stream. Both lodges have a wood fired hot tub.

Cheesedale is home to award winning artisan cheesemaking couple, Allison and Jonathan, also known as Teesdale Cheesemakers, and their little shop and cheese-centric café: Café Cheesedale. Set in 20 acres, Cheesedale is a smallholding with a range of farm animals that support the couple’s sustainable lifestyle.


We are very dog friendly, just click the option when you book.   Dogs are also welcome in the cafe.

The two off-grid glamping lodges are tucked away over the hill offering: seclusion, peace and tranquility, stunning views and access for the agile to our two acre wood and stream (the Gaunless).  Both lodges have their own wood fired hot tub. 

For details of the amenities please see below: 'why stay with Teesdale Cheesemakers'.

To complement your stay you can also order a BBQ pack, a breakfast pack, a cheese tour or a guided cheese tasting at time of booking, as well as treats for your arrival such as a bottle of chilled bubbly for that special occasion and/or one of our fabulous meat and cheese platters  

The minimum booking is two nights.  

Please note that to maintain the tranquility we do not accept bookings for stays with children.  Thank you for your understanding.

For further information or if you have any problems with your booking you can contact Allison at


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Robson Green's Weekend Escapes with Sara Davies.  Click here to watch.

Ainsley Harriet's Good Mood Food.  Click here to watch (we're featured in part 3).

BBC Farmers Country Showdown.  Click here to watch.





Our Holly lodge is identical to Ash so please see Ash for full description.

Both have wood fired hot tubs.



Whisk your loved one away to Ash for a romantic escape in the countryside with a deep two person wood fired hot tub. 

Ash is set in stunning countryside and teaming with wildlife.  Take a gentle stroll across the fields or venture into the 2 acre wood to enjoy a picnic by the stream.

With the historic towns of Barnard Castle, Bishop Auckland and Durham within reach you can take a trip to take in beautiful architecture, do a little shopping or have a evening meal in one of the bistros or bars.

Staying closer to home in the evening?  Use your kitchen to cook your meals or head out to the firepit and BBQ area and eat al fresco surrounded by stunning sceanery.

After dinner sit out on the front decking with a good book and a glass of your favourite tipple or stoke up the Wood Fired Hot Tub and soak away the evening beneath the stars.

Finally slip under the organic hypoallergenic duvet and sink into the memory foam mattress for a good nights rest.

The colours are stunning in the autumn and winter night skies are breathtaking. 

Our glamping lodges are fully insulated and equipped with a hot air heater so it's super cosy.   And of course, there's the hot tub which creates a fantastic contrast to the cool air!  The colours are stunning in the autumn and the winter night skies are breath taking, making this an all-year round romantic getaway. 

Why Stay with Teesdale Cheesemakers

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Stunning Views

Sit on the veranda and enjoy stunning views, stroll through the woods, take a picnic to enjoy by the river, or pop into our café for lunch or a late afternoon meat and cheese platter (described as 'Epic'), with a glass of wine.

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Agricultural Setting & Dark Skies

Our glamping huts are a shepherds hut with the curve of an agricultural building, so they have a higher ceiling and more floor space than a traditional shepherds hut.


Our two lodges are set in one of our fields over the hill and away from the cafe and farm house so there's very little light polluion allowing for some spectacular dark skies.

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Off-grid Huts

The glamping huts are off-grid so amenities are limited but we do offer en-suite facilities, a phone charging point, heating, tea and coffee making facilities, a small cool box and a kitchen equipped for basic cooking.  No hairdryers or tongs please.  They won't work and may drain the solar battery.

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Bed linen, Towels & Robes

Bed linen, towels and robes are provided. The pillows and duvets are supplied by Urban Wool. They are chemical-free, organic wool which are naturally hypoallergenic.  The perfect start for a relaxing stress free night.

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Bed & Breakfast

The glamping experience has a small kitchen so cooking is available but if you don't feel like cooking the cafe is open four days a week.

Our breakfast sausage and bacon is from our own rare breed pigs reared here on the farm, along with eggs from our chickens and local bread. It you opt for a more continental cheese breakfast all the cheese is made here on site using milk from the family farm 6 miles away and is served with local bread, chutneys and butter.

  • We even have locally roasted coffee which we think it's fantastic!
  • We welcome dogs in the lodges and the cafe.  They must be booked in at time of booking.
  • We are a quiet couples only site and do not allow large parties or children.
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Undisturbed Tranquility

Whilst the café has disabled parking, disabled access and a disabled toilet, the glamping site is only suitable for the agile as it is a rural setting and your hut has steps to the veranda.

To maintain the tranquility we do not allow children.  Thank you for your understanding.



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Terms & Conditions of Booking

Full payment is required at time of booking.  We highly recommend you take out holiday insurance.

If for any reasons you need to cancel your booking here's how it works.

Within 28 days of your booking - full refund (less admin charge of £25).

Within 14 days of your booking - 50% refund of accommodation, 100% refund for any additional packages purchased (we waiver the administration charges in this case).

Less than 14 days - no refund on accommodation, 100% refund on additional packages purchased (we waiver the administration charges in this case).

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What our customers say

Stayed the weekend in the glamping hut. Really comfy, well kept, amazing view of the valley from the porch. So peaceful and relaxing. Selection of cheeses was really tasty, with an interesting selection. Nanny blue in particular. Cheese toasties with thier own cheese and own bacon is a great breakfast. Allison and Jonathan were lovely hosts, so accommodating. If you're looking to get out of the city for a relaxing time in nature and love cheese this is the place.

Scott, Google Review

We love coming here, whether it's breakfast, lunch or the special Friday evening menus. A hidden gem in the local community! A lovely couple of days spent recently in the new glamping pods, now with private hot tubs. What a beautiful place to while away the afternoon and watch the stars come out at night.

Niki, Google Review

One night stay but wish we could.have stayed longer! Absolutely wonderful place! We stayed in the Ash cabin which was immaculate! Beautiful log fired hottub, in the most tranquil setting you could imagine. A lovely walk through the farm led us to a secluded woodland area with a stream running through it, then a walk down to the farmhouse cafe where we dined on home made pizzas cooked their wood fired pizza oven! The owners are an amazing couple who are extremely welcoming, fun to chat with and have a real passion for what they do. Did I mention the cheese?? What can I say about the cheese they make....its amazing! I suggest people try and buy every one! We will be back!

James, Trip Advisor

Stayed here for 2 nights in glamping huts. Friday evening tapas at cafe was amazing, great food, local beers. Hut was secluded away from the farm, but great view, simple, comfortable, tranquil. Very dog friendly place - our dog Charlie was well fussed.. Cheese making course (Saturday) was fantastic, informative, so much that goes in to making their fantastic range of cheeses.. loved the Barney Brie, Teesdale goat, and of course the marvellous Doris. Breakfast at cafe was stunning, with rare breed pork bacon/sausages - amazing produce from people that are passionate about their food.

Dr Grant, Trip Advisor

We had a lovely stay last night as a birthday treat. We would highly recommend a visit. Lovely views comfortable surroundings and the owners are very helpful. The cafe was great too.

Lynne, Facebook Recommendation
The coffee is roasted by a local company and is lovely. Cafe is dog friendly, the owners and staff very welcoming, and the food is delicious; the humble cheese toastie or sandwich is lifted by the wonderful cheeses made on site. There's a shop too. We attended pizza night and the pizzas were delicious. Well worth a visit! Puddings were rather nice too!
Claire, Facebook
Absolutely fabulous stay on the farm in the Ash shepherd’s hut. Perfectly placed for down time, quietly nestled in a secluded corner. If you’re looking for a tranquil and beautiful stay that leaves a small footprint come here.
  • Great breakfast
  • Convenient location
  • Cosy atmosphere
  • Relaxing atmosphere
Victoria, Facebook Recommendation
if you want a relaxing stay, in a tranquil place, some cheese, some wine, some amazing food, then stay here.
absolutely amazing place with fantastic hosts.
can't wait to visit again soon.
Phil, Facebook Recommendations

Spent a fantastic two night stay in one of the amazing lodges at teesdale cheesemakers.  Alison and Johnathan are perfect hosts and go above and beyond to ensure their guests have everything they need for a perfect stay.

We absolutely loved our stay and would recommend it to anyone.

Shaun, Trip Advisor
Brilliant weekend, beautiful setting, amazing hosts.
From the moment we arrived to the moment we left Alison and Johnathan were amazing hosts and nothing was too much trouble for them. Johnathan showed us to our lodge and everything worked including the wood fired hot tub which was amazing under the stars! The lodges are off grid and fit beautifully into their surroundings with perfect views of rolling countryside and you are surrounded by nature and all its sights and sounds adding to the tranquillity. The food and drink in the cafe (and to takeaway) is top quality. Alison’s cheese making tour was a great insight into what takes place to get cheese to your plate and revealed Alison’s passion for her cheese making skills.
Johnathan allowed us to see what goes on on the farming side as we helped him feed their pigs and he too gave us an insight into a typical day in his life and what got them to where they currently are with their business.
They truly are amazing hosts with a great passion for their business which enhances the quality of your stay.
Shaun M, Trip advisor
Cheese and glamping experience
Two nights in Ash cabin. Fully met our expectations, Jonathan gave good advice on hot tub. Had a breakfast pack and a cheese/meat platter in the cabin,both excellent. Found out as we left they had just won two North East tourism Gold awards ,very well deserved for a smashing couple. Congratulations Alison & Jonathan.
Curiosity, Trip Advisor