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Cumbria glamping combines comfort with the beauty of nature

Secure your Cumbria glamping spot at a Feather Down farm, and get ready for an unforgettable holiday with all the family. Enjoy the luxury of a spacious and comfy tent, juxtaposed with the dramatic surroundings.  The Lake District National Park is right on your doorstep, just waiting to be explored.

Go glamping in spring and scale the highest peak in England

Cumbria really comes alive in spring. Wake up at our Cumbria location, Howbeck Lodge, and the signs of the changing seasons will be everywhere. You can even help with feeding the newborn lambs! Families who like to stay active can take the opportunity to do some hiking or even climbing. Our farm is ideally situated for people who want to scale Scafell Pike, one of the highest mountains in the UK, and the highest peak in England.

Laze in the summer sun on a glamping holiday

Imitate the blissed-out cows around you and enjoy a lazy summer holiday in the warm country air. Cumbria is steeped in history and culture, and there are several great museums you can visit while there. The Stott Park Bobbin Mill, for instance, is a real slice of traditional northern culture and helps to bring history to life for visitors of all ages. Take a look at the luxury camping options available in Cumbria and get ready to plan a wonderful family holiday that you will never forget.

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    Cumbria, Lake District

    2 night stay, starting at £ 199.00
    Within the Lake District National Park, you can experience true rural isolation and a little taste of heaven at Howbeck Lodge on your Cumbria glamping getaway. There's a network of ...

Cumbria glamping, Customer reviews

  • Rydal caves

    From 14-08-2017
    at Howbeck Lodge Farm
    Prof Garrett (10.0)

    Try The Oddfellows Rms in Caldbeck for great pub food and a friendly welcome.

    From 07-08-2017
    at Howbeck Lodge Farm
    Mrs Northage (8.8)

    The Crown in the village is a gem.

    From 04-08-2017
    at Howbeck Lodge Farm
    Mr Mcnally (8.8)
  • Walking is the best way to enjoy the stunning scenery - a different view at every turn

    From 31-07-2017
    at Howbeck Lodge Farm
    Mrs Mcphillips (10.0)

    Local pub very friendly and food and beer excellent. Keswick close by with lots going on. We went to click and climb one day, and also quad biking close by. Walking Alpacas was the highlight of the week, got to walk around the Lingholm estate with them, much to the delight of passers by. Funny creatures.

    From 24-07-2017
    at Howbeck Lodge Farm
    Mrs Ryan (10.0)

    Do the circular 2 mile walk which takes you from the farm through the woods and fields and back through the village for ice cream and craft beers.

    From 07-07-2017
    at Howbeck Lodge Farm
    Mrs Guy (8.8)
  • Keswick , windermere

    From 09-06-2017
    at Howbeck Lodge Farm
    Mr Woolley (10.0)

    The children would have been happy playing by the stream all day, building dams and bridges! The farm was great to explore. Keswick was also worth a visit.

    From 09-06-2017
    at Howbeck Lodge Farm
    Mrs. Boyes (10.0)

    I would book the "bed making" service next time!! Lovely (easy) walk from Hesket Newmarket to Caldbeck

    From 02-06-2017
    at Howbeck Lodge Farm
    Mrs Mcintosh (10.0)
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    From 02-06-2017
    at Howbeck Lodge Farm
    Mr Pye (8.8)

    Hesket Newmarket is nearby with an excellent pub, shop and tearoom. It also has a small children's playground which has great swings and a safe tree to climb! There are lots of easy walks to streams and woodland. One rainy afternoon we visited the Rheged Centre which has pottery painting, soft play, an outdoor playground and a cinema. Howbeck is a great base for exploring this part of Cumbria.

    From 26-05-2017
    at Howbeck Lodge Farm
    Mrs Barnard (10.0)

    Penrith had a lovely park with crazy golf etc, would recommend. Also caldbeck arms pub was excellent

    From 19-05-2017
    at Howbeck Lodge Farm
    Mr Cottam (8.8)
  • Tree top trekking and other things at Brockholme

    From 05-05-2017
    at Howbeck Lodge Farm
    Mrs Stokes (10.0)

    The south lakes steam train to lakeside on Windermere and then the boat a cross the lake to boness was fantastic

    From 05-09-2016
    at Howbeck Lodge Farm
    Mrs. Liddle (10)

    Book for a meal early at the local pub.

    From 02-09-2016
    at Howbeck Lodge Farm
    Mr.D Grime (8.8)
  • Book for a meal early at the local pub.

    From 02-09-2016
    at Howbeck Lodge Farm
    Mr. Grime (8.8)

    Great for walkers and kids

    From 30-08-2016
    at Howbeck Lodge Farm
    Mr. Wilding (8.8)

    We took some solar powered lights which lit up the bathroom all night. Take extra lamps as the candle light supplied is not effective after dark.

    From 15-08-2016
    at Howbeck Lodge Farm
    Mrs. Murphy (10)
  • don't use your sat nav to get around, ask john for directions.. we would never have come across the scenic routes without his knowledge

    From 12-08-2016
    at Howbeck Lodge Farm
    Mrs. Ward (10)

    You can find so much to do at Howbeck Lodge, and you can make so many adventures thanks to the amazing site. Prepare a scavenger hunt for the children, getting them to explore the farm and bring back items or photographs of items with a prize at the end. Build a dam in the stream. Bug hunt kits can be purchased from places like pound shops and provide hours of fun. Night time nature walks, listening to and trying to identify sounds and feels in the dark.If you want to go offsite there are some brilliant Geocaches locally, well worth downloading the geocache app and figuring it out before your trip and plan a few hunts!An hour and a half south is the South Lakes Wildlife Park, one of the best "zoos" we have been to (we tend not to like zoos and animals in captivity). They even do Zoo keeper the day experiences, which our daughter did and absolutely loved.Howbeck is a great base to explore the Lakes, google before you go and find out what things are around...there is so much to cater for all needs!

    From 25-07-2016
    at Howbeck Lodge Farm
    Mrs. Sharp (10)

    Get involved with geocaching for the kids and family, done some excellent locations around this area. Great walks and lovely locations.

    From 25-07-2016
    at Howbeck Lodge Farm
    Mr. Scully (8.8)
  • Just enjoy the Lake District and a family event in the countryside that does not have all your creature comforts. Local village we saw little of but went to Ullswater and Ambleside for days out plus Treetops Activity Centre

    From 18-07-2016
    at Howbeck Lodge Farm
    Mr. Buet (8.8)

    Great spot to explore that area. we had a great walk taking in the little village of Calderdale which we all loved. Also had a good day pottering around Keswick.Take lots of board games in case it rains as well as lots of extra clothing for when the children decide to play in the river.

    From 18-07-2016
    at Howbeck Lodge Farm
    Mr. Maughan-Brown (10)

    Caldbeck has a Petrol station with a really good shop in case you need any extras on top of what the farm offers.Also at Caldbeck you have the GP, who were really helpful and accommodating to see my daughter, who had a small injury to her leg.

    From 11-07-2016
    at Howbeck Lodge Farm
    Mr. Dallmann (10)
  • Penrith has a leisure center with a great softplay for younger children. Caldbeck also had a great pub with welcoming staff and a gift shop.I would definitely recommend taking warm blankets and a couple of hot water bottles as it did get cold through the night even in July.

    From 11-07-2016
    at Howbeck Lodge Farm
    Mr. Dando (10)

    We enjoyed relaxing and only ventured out the farm once to take the kids to the park. We enjoyed staying on the farm, as the kids could run around freely.

    From 01-07-2016
    at Howbeck Lodge Farm
    Mrs. Wakefield (10)

    Mirehouse gardens are worth a visit on a nice day to keep the children entertained on a walk by the lake.

    From 30-05-2016
    at Howbeck Lodge Farm
    Mr. Burkes (10.0)
  • During May the walk from Hesket Newmarket to Caldbeck and back is stunning with wild garlic, bluebells and gorse creating a riot of colour. Just 2 miles each way and the pretty village of Caldbeck has pub grub, galleries, a pretty church and the yummiest ice-cream at The Mill.

    From 13-05-2016
    at Howbeck Lodge Farm
    Mrs. Lakie (10.0)

    walking roman sites

    From 03-05-2016
    at Howbeck Lodge Farm
    Mr. Polman (10.0)

    walking roman sites

    From 03-05-2016
    at Howbeck Lodge Farm
    Mr. Polman (10.0)
  • Kirkstile Inn at Loweswater - amazing steak pie after a long walk! Views great from Grisdale Pike - well worth the climb.

    From 29-03-2016
    at Howbeck Lodge Farm
    Mr. Patterson (10.0)

    Kirkstile Inn at Loweswater - amazing steak pie after a long walk! Views great from Grisdale Pike - well worth the climb.

    From 29-03-2016
    at Howbeck Lodge Farm
    Patterson (10)

    Keswick is a lovely place to visit. Go-karting at Rookin House Farm is good fun

    From 16-10-2015
    at Howbeck Lodge Farm
    Mrs. Morgan (10.0)
  • Beatrix potter museum, whinlatter forest, Keswick, treetop nets and climb near Ambleside, lake Windermere, Dodd forest.

    From 16-10-2015
    at Howbeck Lodge Farm
    Mrs. Franklin (6.3)

    It can take a while to get used to the log burning stove. Also quite a while for it to heat up We took a small camping stove to make a cuppa. Then cooked on the stove. Caldbeck common is a lovely place to stop and have a picnic.

    From 07-09-2015
    at Howbeck Lodge Farm
    Mr. Robinson (10.0)

    Tea shop in Caldbeck is lovely

    From 28-08-2015
    at Howbeck Lodge Farm
    Ms. Mcnulty (8.8)
  • We visited Caldbeck, a lovely village with gift shops, cafes and river.Aira falls is approx 30 mins drive away, well worth a visit.Lanercost Priory is also a nice historical visit with a gift shop and cafe and close to parts of Hadrian's wall.Keswick good for shops!

    From 28-08-2015
    at Howbeck Lodge Farm
    Miss Nimis (8.8)

    We visited Caldbeck, a lovely village with gift shops, cafes and river. Aira falls is approx 30 mins drive away, well worth a visit. Lanercost Priory is also a nice historical visit with a gift shop and cafe and close to parts of Hadrian's wall. Keswick good for shops!

    From 28-08-2015
    at Howbeck Lodge Farm
    Nimis (8.8)

    Tea shop in Caldbeck is lovely

    From 28-08-2015
    at Howbeck Lodge Farm
    Mcnulty (8.8)
  • We visited Caldbeck, a lovely village with gift shops, cafes and river. Aira falls is approx 30 mins drive away, well worth a visit. Lanercost Priory is also a nice historical visit with a gift shop and cafe and close to parts of Hadrian's wall. Keswick good for shops!

    From 28-08-2015
    at Howbeck Lodge Farm
    Miss Nimis (8.8)

    The village shop in Hesket Newmarket is very well stocked - do try to support them. Great National Trust walking trail for kids at Aira Force.

    From 24-08-2015
    at Howbeck Lodge Farm
    Mr. Style (10.0)

    The village shop in Hesket Newmarket is very well stocked - do try to support them. Great National Trust walking trail for kids at Aira Force.

    From 24-08-2015
    at Howbeck Lodge Farm
    Style (10)
  • The walk from the nearby village to Caldbeck is good and doable for kids. Local pub has a microbrewery to sample nice beers.

    From 10-08-2015
    at Howbeck Lodge Farm
    Dr. Moseley (10.0)

    Aira force waterfalls and then a cream tea in the cafe. The drive from Keswick to Buttermere.

    From 03-08-2015
    at Howbeck Lodge Farm
    Dr. Noble (8.8)

    Relaxing on the farm, great local walks, especially the walks around Lake Ullswater, villages of Caldbeck and Hesket Newmarket, Keswick with Lake Derwent Water and the Castlerigg Stone Circle.

    From 03-08-2015
    at Howbeck Lodge Farm
    Mrs. Deurloo (10.0)
  • Taking the wooden box away from the toilet is an improvement in the tents.

    From 24-07-2015
    at Howbeck Lodge Farm
    Mrs. Partlow (10.0)

    Taking the wooden box away from the toilet is an improvement in the tents.

    From 24-07-2015
    at Howbeck Lodge Farm
    Partlow (10)

    Taking the wooden box away from the toilet is an improvement in the tents.

    From 24-07-2015
    at Howbeck Lodge Farm
    Mrs. Partlow (10.0)
  • If you plan to cook your own meals on the stove take plenty of fresh meat and veg etc as this is not always available in the honesty shop. Definitely need warm nightclothes.

    From 20-07-2015
    at Howbeck Lodge Farm
    Ms. Metcalfe (10.0)

    So many beautiful places. We loved Derwant Water, Lake Windermere, TreeTop Nets/Trek (also have pony rides here) Beatrix Potter Centre, Alonby for the beach.

    From 13-07-2015
    at Howbeck Lodge Farm
    Mrs Allan (8.8)

    Lake District Wildlife Park.Walks around the local area (Hesket Newmarket & Caldbeck)Nice trail run along the local fell (Ask Farmer John!)

    From 10-07-2015
    at Howbeck Lodge Farm
    Mr. Shaw (10.0)
  • Visit Aira Force Falls just a short drive away. A stunning walk with amazing waterfalls.

    From 10-07-2015
    at Howbeck Lodge Farm
    Mrs. Buchanan (10.0)

    Lake District Wildlife Park. Walks around the local area (Hesket Newmarket & Caldbeck) Nice trail run along the local fell (Ask Farmer John!)

    From 10-07-2015
    at Howbeck Lodge Farm
    Shaw (10)

    Brockenhole adventure site, tree top trekking and tree nets.

    From 03-07-2015
    at Howbeck Lodge Farm
    Mrs. Stokes (10.0)
  • Brockenhole adventure site, tree top trekking and tree nets.

    From 03-07-2015
    at Howbeck Lodge Farm
    Mrs. Stokes (10.0)

    A visit to the market town Keswick is a must.

    From 26-06-2015
    at Howbeck Lodge Farm
    Mrs. Wydell (10.0)

    A visit to the market town Keswick is a must.

    From 26-06-2015
    at Howbeck Lodge Farm
    Wydell (10)
  • take a flask for your early morning tea or coffee!

    From 29-05-2015
    at Howbeck Lodge Farm
    Dr. Atyeo (10.0)

    The circular walk to Caldbeck is lovely and is an easy walk with children. The Old Crown in Hesket Newmarket is definitely worth a visit (or two!!)

    From 29-05-2015
    at Howbeck Lodge Farm
    Mrs. Rayner (10.0)

    take a flask for your early morning tea or coffee!

    From 29-05-2015
    at Howbeck Lodge Farm
    Atyeo (10)
  • Buy logs in advance, only four bars are supplied and the extras you will need are pricey

    From 25-05-2015
    at Howbeck Lodge Farm
    Mr. Ferguson (10.0)

    We went to King King climbing centre in Keswick on a wet day which the kids loved. We also did the walk at the waterfall at Aira Force at Ullswater (Christine recommended) and then took the steamer along the lake. Had meal at the Crown in the village, easy walk from the farm.

    From 01-05-2015
    at Howbeck Lodge Farm
    Mr. Aitken (10.0)

    Walking in the fields surrounding the land. Heskett Market village pub and children's playground. Caldbeck Common

    From 27-04-2015
    at Howbeck Lodge Farm
    Mrs. Bellamy (10.0)
  • The pubs in Calbeck and Mungrisdale are great for family food. The walk up the Beck and down the other side to Hesket is beautiful and great for kids. Took about 90 mins but even our 3 year old was happy with all the little bridges and styles to cross.you are free to visit the many animals at any time.

    From 13-04-2015
    at Howbeck Lodge Farm
    Mrs. Kelly (8.8)

    The village post office/coffee shop does some lovely scones (cheese and cream+jam). There are plenty of river walks and one will take you into Calbeck. Of course the Lakes are also only a short drive away

    From 07-04-2015
    at Howbeck Lodge Farm
    Dr. White (10.0)

    Take a little gas stove, so you can make a quick cuppa :)

    From 07-04-2015
    at Howbeck Lodge Farm
    Miss Perris (10.0)
  • Ullswater - more beautiful and less crowded than anywhere else we went.

    From 07-04-2015
    at Howbeck Lodge Farm
    Mr. Minter (10.0)

    The area is full of things to see and do if you ever tire of life on the farm.

    From 03-04-2015
    at Howbeck Lodge Farm
    Ms. Spillman (10.0)

    Walk to the kids playground but mostly stay in sure, we went to Keswick but it was so burg we couldn't park and we regretted venturing out.

    From 03-04-2015
    at Howbeck Lodge Farm
    Mrs. Baines (10.0)
  • We visited the Lake District wildlife park which was great and only about 20 minutes from location. The aquarium in Maryport was good also.

    From 13-10-2014
    at Howbeck Lodge Farm
    Mrs. Macintyre (10.0)

    The honesty shop has amazing supplies which we didn't know about and as a result brought lots of food with us. However in the future we would shop in the honesty shop as there were frozen home made soups, a selection of meats such as mince and sausage, tins, scrumptious deserts , toiletries and household items._x000D_ Christine's evening meals were plentiful and filling and worth having. John delivers these at a time you agree and they then arrive on quad bike. Fresh warm bread is available along with fresh eggs which you can collect freely from the hens.

    From 26-09-2014
    at Howbeck Lodge Farm
    Mevr. James (10.0)

    Bring additional battery operated lamps and torches. We had one LED lamp and it brightened up the tent but more but more lamps would be great._x000D_ _x000D_ Bring cards or board games for evening entertainment._x000D_ _x000D_ Glow sticks if the kids want to have a bit of running around outside the tent in the dark.

    From 29-08-2014
    at Howbeck Lodge Farm
    Mrs. Khoo (10.0)
  • Take the B roads to visit the Fells, They are very scenic.

    From 22-08-2014
    at Howbeck Lodge Farm
    Ms Irvine (10.0)

    Hesket Newmarket has a little shop and post office and a play area for children. A visit to the Crown Inn is not to be missed. Further down the road is Caldbeck which is another pretty village which also has a good shop. We had fish and chips one night from Wigton (where we also topped up the car with fuel)._x000D_ _x000D_ Take advantage of the pizza night as the pizzas were very nice and we got a chance to chat to other campers! Also send your kids off with Farmer John if he offers them a ride in the trailer. They will love it!!

    From 18-08-2014
    at Howbeck Lodge Farm
    Mrs. Nunn (8.8)

    The walk called The Howk at Caldbeck and the short climb up Binsey should not be missed. A trip to the Beatrix Potter world at windemere is great for little ones.

    From 15-08-2014
    at Howbeck Lodge Farm
    Mr. Buchanan (10.0)
  • We drive down to Keswick and in the way back went the scenic route, this was absolutely amazing and rally did show off the location!!!

    From 15-08-2014
    at Howbeck Lodge Farm
    Mrs. Gower (10.0)

    Local pubs!

    From 11-08-2014
    at Howbeck Lodge Farm
    Mrs. Peirce (10.0)

    Due to the lie in experienced every morning (children sleeping in due to fresh air or getting themselves up to rush out to the animals!) if you use the stove it's a long time to wait for your first coffee so either take a flask and fill the night before or take a small canister camping stove!

    From 08-08-2014
    at Howbeck Lodge Farm
    Mr. Moogan (10.0)
  • Visit the lakes and the steam railways

    From 04-08-2014
    at Howbeck Lodge Farm
    Mrs. Collins (10.0)

    A walk to the local pub in Hesket Newmarket is a must; great food and ales as well as the history of the place. We enjoyed a day at Whinnlatter forest, great for young children with fabulous play equipment walks of varying lengths and we even bumped into the Gruffalo! Hire a rowing boat on Derwent from Keswick, our daughter loved it! If you're heading further south don't miss out on a visit to baldry's vintage style tearoom in Grasmere; cakes and scones to die for. We didn't spend a huge amount of our holiday out and about though, we loved just pottering about by our tent!

    From 14-07-2014
    at Howbeck Lodge Farm
    Mrs. Featherston (10.0)

    The showers where every morning cold, there was not enough hot water for everybody to take a hot shower in the morning. Probably you can recommend the people to take a shower of 5 minutes so everybody has hot water.

    From 11-07-2014
    at Howbeck Lodge Farm
    Mrs. De Kruijk (8.8)
  • Our favourite things to do we're rowing a boat on Derwentwater and the kids loved getting a ride in the back of Farmer John's quad bike!

    From 30-06-2014
    at Howbeck Lodge Farm
    Mrs. Quinn (10.0)

    Whinlatter forest was our favourite place locally

    From 23-06-2014
    at Howbeck Lodge Farm
    Mrs. Mendum (10.0)

    Make the most of what the farm has to offer, especially for the little ones .

    From 16-06-2014
    at Howbeck Lodge Farm
    Mr. Ainsworth (10.0)
  • The Lakes district wildlife park was a lovely day out with younger kids, and set is a beautiful location.

    From 23-05-2014
    at Howbeck Lodge Farm
    Mrs. Saunders (10.0)
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