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Cumbria glamping

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 glamping , Average customer rating

  • 10.0
    Mr Rouke - From Fri 18 May

    Take a trip to Keswick

    10.0
    Mrs Barber - From Fri 11 May

    Oddfellows pub lovely food. Also John recommended a walk and it was a perfect walk for the little legs in the group to a bridge in a forrest.

    8.8
    Mrs Eastwood - From Fri 27 Oct

    Whinlatter Forest, excellent for biking and walking

  • 10.0
    Mrs Mccormick - From Fri 08 Sep

    Just relax, don't look at a clock or mobile phone. We enjoyed cooking for ourselves as we were there for the weekend only and it was lovely to eat and chat round the big table with lamps and candles for light.

    10.0
    Mrs King - From Mon 04 Sep

    Swimming in ullswater was amazing. Aira force was well worth a visit and the kids loved wray castle.

    8.8
    Mrs Harding - From Mon 21 Aug

    Go to Brockhole at Windermere! Fabulous family day out for all.

  • 10.0
    Prof Garrett - From Mon 14 Aug

    Rydal caves

    10.0
    Mrs Mcphillips - From Mon 31 Jul

    Walking is the best way to enjoy the stunning scenery - a different view at every turn

    10.0
    Mrs Ryan - From Mon 24 Jul

    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.

  • 8.8
    Mrs Guy - From Fri 07 Jul

    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.

    10.0
    Mr Woolley - From Fri 09 Jun

    Keswick , windermere

    10.0
    Mrs. Boyes - From Fri 09 Jun

    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.

  • 10.0
    Mrs Mcintosh - From Fri 02 Jun

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

    8.8
    Mr Pye - From Fri 02 Jun

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    10.0
    Mrs Barnard - From Fri 26 May

    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.

  • 8.8
    Mr Cottam - From Fri 19 May

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

    10.0
    Mrs Stokes - From Fri 05 May

    Tree top trekking and other things at Brockholme

    10
    Mrs. Liddle - From Mon 05 Sep

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

  • 8.8
    Mr.D Grime - From Fri 02 Sep

    Book for a meal early at the local pub.

    8.8
    Mr. Grime - From Fri 02 Sep

    Book for a meal early at the local pub.

    8.8
    Mr. Wilding - From Tue 30 Aug

    Great for walkers and kids

  • 10
    Mrs. Murphy - From Mon 15 Aug

    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.

    10
    Mrs. Ward - From Fri 12 Aug

    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

    10
    Mrs. Sharp - From Mon 25 Jul

    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!

  • 8.8
    Mr. Scully - From Mon 25 Jul

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

    8.8
    Mr. Buet - From Mon 18 Jul

    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

    10
    Mr. Maughan-Brown - From Mon 18 Jul

    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.

  • 10
    Mr. Dallmann - From Mon 11 Jul

    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.

    10
    Mr. Dando - From Mon 11 Jul

    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.

    10
    Mrs. Wakefield - From Fri 01 Jul

    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.

  • 10.0
    Mrs. Lakie - From Fri 13 May

    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.

    10.0
    Mr. Polman - From Tue 03 May

    walking roman sites

    10.0
    Mr. Polman - From Tue 03 May

    walking roman sites

  • 10.0
    Mr. Patterson - From Tue 29 Mar

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

    10
    Patterson - From Tue 29 Mar

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

    10.0
    Mrs. Morgan - From Fri 16 Oct

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

  • 10.0
    Mr. Robinson - From Mon 07 Sep

    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.

    8.8
    Ms. Mcnulty - From Fri 28 Aug

    Tea shop in Caldbeck is lovely

    8.8
    Miss Nimis - From Fri 28 Aug

    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!

  • 8.8
    Nimis - From Fri 28 Aug

    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!

    8.8
    Mcnulty - From Fri 28 Aug

    Tea shop in Caldbeck is lovely

    8.8
    Miss Nimis - From Fri 28 Aug

    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!

  • 10.0
    Mr. Style - From Mon 24 Aug

    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.

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    Style - From Mon 24 Aug

    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.

    10.0
    Dr. Moseley - From Mon 10 Aug

    The walk from the nearby village to Caldbeck is good and doable for kids. Local pub has a microbrewery to sample nice beers.

  • 8.8
    Dr. Noble - From Mon 03 Aug

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

    10.0
    Mrs. Deurloo - From Mon 03 Aug

    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.

    10.0
    Mrs. Partlow - From Fri 24 Jul

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

  • 10
    Partlow - From Fri 24 Jul

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

    10.0
    Mrs. Partlow - From Fri 24 Jul

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

    10.0
    Ms. Metcalfe - From Mon 20 Jul

    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.

  • 8.8
    Mrs Allan - From Mon 13 Jul

    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.

    10.0
    Mr. Shaw - From Fri 10 Jul

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

    10.0
    Mrs. Buchanan - From Fri 10 Jul

    Visit Aira Force Falls just a short drive away. A stunning walk with amazing waterfalls.

  • 10
    Shaw - From Fri 10 Jul

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

    10.0
    Mrs. Stokes - From Fri 03 Jul

    Brockenhole adventure site, tree top trekking and tree nets.

    10.0
    Mrs. Stokes - From Fri 03 Jul

    Brockenhole adventure site, tree top trekking and tree nets.

  • 10.0
    Mrs. Wydell - From Fri 26 Jun

    A visit to the market town Keswick is a must.

    10
    Wydell - From Fri 26 Jun

    A visit to the market town Keswick is a must.

    10.0
    Dr. Atyeo - From Fri 29 May

    take a flask for your early morning tea or coffee!

  • 10.0
    Mrs. Rayner - From Fri 29 May

    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!!)

    10
    Atyeo - From Fri 29 May

    take a flask for your early morning tea or coffee!

    10.0
    Mr. Ferguson - From Mon 25 May

    Buy logs in advance, only four bars are supplied and the extras you will need are pricey

  • 10.0
    Mr. Aitken - From Fri 01 May

    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.

    10.0
    Mrs. Bellamy - From Mon 27 Apr

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

    8.8
    Mrs. Kelly - From Mon 13 Apr

    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.

  • 10.0
    Dr. White - From Tue 07 Apr

    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

    10.0
    Miss Perris - From Tue 07 Apr

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

    10.0
    Mr. Minter - From Tue 07 Apr

    Ullswater - more beautiful and less crowded than anywhere else we went.

  • 10.0
    Ms. Spillman - From Fri 03 Apr

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

    10.0
    Mrs. Baines - From Fri 03 Apr

    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.

    10.0
    Mrs. Macintyre - From Mon 13 Oct

    We visited the Lake District wildlife park which was great and only about 20 minutes from location. The aquarium in Maryport was good also.

  • 10.0
    Mevr. James - From Fri 26 Sep

    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.

    10.0
    Mrs. Khoo - From Fri 29 Aug

    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.

    10.0
    Ms Irvine - From Fri 22 Aug

    Take the B roads to visit the Fells, They are very scenic.

  • 8.8
    Mrs. Nunn - From Mon 18 Aug

    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!!

    10.0
    Mr. Buchanan - From Fri 15 Aug

    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.

    10.0
    Mrs. Gower - From Fri 15 Aug

    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!!!

  • 10.0
    Mrs. Peirce - From Mon 11 Aug

    Local pubs!

    10.0
    Mr. Moogan - From Fri 08 Aug

    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!

    10.0
    Mrs. Collins - From Mon 04 Aug

    Visit the lakes and the steam railways

  • 10.0
    Mrs. Featherston - From Mon 14 Jul

    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!

    8.8
    Mrs. De Kruijk - From Fri 11 Jul

    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.

    10.0
    Mrs. Quinn - From Mon 30 Jun

    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!

  • 10.0
    Mrs. Mendum - From Mon 23 Jun

    Whinlatter forest was our favourite place locally

    10.0
    Mr. Ainsworth - From Mon 16 Jun

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

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