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  • Small, eco-friendly farm site a mile from Armathwaite
  • On the banks of the Eden River for wild swims
  • Wood-fired hot tub on site; station pickups available

Could this be a little piece of Lake District paradise? Indeed it could: Drybeck Farm is on a riverside in the heavenly Eden Valley, with a wood-fired hot tub and even the option to be picked up from the station by horse and carriage…

This is a site for those intrepid folk who like to get back to nature, but don’t see why that means they shouldn’t be able to have a hot shower (with shower gel, shampoo and conditioner included, ta very much). It’s also one for the environmentally conscious, with quirky compost loos, shower water recycled to use in the garden, and even the aforementioned lotions in the shower all firmly eco-friendly.

You’ll be sharing this tiny and traditional farm site with four-legged residents including rare breed cows, pigs and horses, as well as the chickens that sometimes provide fresh free-range eggs for sale. For additional foodie bits, take a wander down the road among the spectacular scenery to pick up bits from the village shop or sample some real ale and pub grub at one of the village inns in Armathwaite, a mile away.

Finally surfaced from the hot tub and ready to explore off site? Paula and the Drybeck Farm team have sheaves of info on what to do locally; they can also arrange bike hire for guests, and push you in the right direction for some of the area’s prettiest pedals. If you've got a tad warm on your travels, a refreshing wild swim in the Eden river upon return should sort you out.

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Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment


Fitness centre

Games room

Hot tub

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

TV room

Take away



Amenities on site

Bath available

Car parking by pitch/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access


Local produce

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport


Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area


Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome


Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year



Lake and/or mountain

Leave the car at home


Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven


Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby



Tiny (1-10 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby


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  • Armathwaite, Carlisle, Cumbria, England, CA4 9ST
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 54.8235°N 2.7578°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Bus Station — 8.5 miles
Rail Station — 11.2 miles
Bus Station — 21.7 miles
Train stations
Armathwaite Rail Station — 1.1 miles
Wetheral Rail Station — 5.1 miles
Lazonby & Kirkoswald Rail Station — 5.5 miles
Ferry ports
Pooley Bridge Ullswater Ferry Landing — 15.0 miles
Howtown Ullswater Ferry Landing — 17.9 miles
Glenridding Ullswater Ferry Landing — 20.7 miles
Newcastle International Airport — 44.3 miles


By road
Drybeck is easily reached by both road and rail. From the north, leave the M6 at Junction 42 and follow the A6 south towards Penrith. After approximately six miles take the left turn signposted for Armathwaite. When you arrive at a T-junction, after a mile and a half turn right into Armathwaite village. In the centre of the village keep straight on towards Wetheral and after one mile turn right, signposted Low House and Drybeck. After 300 yards you will find Drybeck on the right on a sharp left-hand bend.

From the south, leave the M6 at Junction 41. Take the fourth exit off the roundabout signposted for Penrith and Carlisle. At the next roundabout take the second exit on to the A6 north towards Carlisle. After approximately seven miles take the right turn signposted for Armathwaite and follow the directions as above.

By rail
Pickups can be arranged from Armathwaite station on the Carlisle-Settle line, the trains on which also serve Leeds, and from Penrith or Carlisle on the London – Glasgow west coast main line. If you would like to arrive in style, request to be picked up from Armathwaite station by horse and carriage.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

You’ll be on cloud nine with the heavenly options abounding in this region, whether you want to potter about on foot, by pedal or by hoof. Four-wheelers can get in the car on a mission to see as much of Cumbria and the Lake District’s historical attractions as poss, and trainspotters can take the Carlisle-Settle railway line north to Carlisle and south to the Eden Valley, Yorkshire Dales and onto Leeds. (Armathwaite, Drybeck Farm’s nearest village, has its own station on the Carlisle-Settle railway line twenty minutes’ walk away.)

If rambling locally, the River Eden and its valley are a gorgeous corner of Cumbria to amble around: it covers part of the Lake District National Park, the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty the North Pennines around Alston, and the lakes and mountains around Ullswater: boating, biking, bowling, swimming and golf are all nearby, or soak up some more sedate sightseeing on an Ullswater Steamer or on the South Tynedale Railway.

Those with less modern tastes have historical highlights aplenty around to keep them busy, from the Bronze Age stone circle of Long Meg and her daughters and the Ice Age stalactites at White Star Cave to the castle and cathedral of Carlisle. Come, see and conquer Hadrian’s Wall within easy driving distance, or stick to the Eden Valley to see the rock carvings in Armathwaite’s sandstone cliffs or Lacey’s Caves and the watermill near the village of Little Salkeld – the Drybeck team can provide maps and directions for most local walks.

Otherwise, pack a picnic with some local produce from the farmers’ markets and go off to spot the local wildlife – buzzards, kingfishers and deer can all be seen here – or drive off into the upper Eden Valley for marketeering at Appleby and Kirkby Stephen. The Yorkshire Dales and Solway coast are both within easy driving distance for day trips among sand, fell and countryside.

Must see

  • Carlisle Castle (9.0 miles)
  • The Rheged Centre (12.2 miles)
  • Birdoswald Roman Fort (13.0 miles)

National Trust

  • Acorn Bank Garden and Watermill (13.7 miles)
  • Allen Banks and Staward Gorge (19.7 miles)

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel.

  • How much is payable upfront? A 15% transferable deposit is payable when you book, with the balance payable on arrival. Read more
  • Does Drybeck Farm have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Drybeck Farm dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Drybeck Farm? You’ll be on cloud nine with the heavenly options abounding in this region, whether you want to potter about on foot, by pedal or by hoof. Four-wheelers can get in the car … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Drybeck Farm?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  1 p.m. –  9:30 p.m.
    Depart by:  12 p.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  3 p.m. –  9 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.

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Pets are not allowed on the beds.

There is an abundance of wildlife on site for you to enjoy. One or two simple precautions are helpful: put your food in the containers provided to ensure the mice don't eat it. Put rubbish in the bins provided as foxes are in the area. You may want to bring insect repellent in the summer months, particularly for midges in the evening.