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General

  • Single ensuite camping pod in a Cumbrian wildlife haven
  • 15 minutes' walk from the medieval village of Cartmel
  • With wetroom, heater, Freeview TV and fridge

A stand-alone pod in the Cumbrian countryside, on the edge of the Lake District National Park, near the Yorkshire Dales National Park and only three miles from the coast at Grange-over-Sands is what one might call perfectly placed – and that’s before one adds in its proximity to medieval village Cartmel, famed home of the famed (in sensible dwellings at least) sticky toffee pudding.

Set 15 minutes' walk from Cartmel, this is a wildlife haven site, with locals like buzzards, herons, deer, badgers and rare flutterbys all spottable in the locale because of its mild climate and valley position (the park is also an award-winner for its approach to wildlife and its conservation policy, so if you’re a nature nut, ask knowledgeable owner Dave for good areas to spot).

It's just one pod on site all to guests’ own very selves, meaning that those who savour solitude should find things sweet. The lodge sleeps four in two single beds and two bunks, and has a table, chairs and cooking area outside, a kettle, fridge, heater and Freeview TV, and an indoor wetroom with shower, toilet and sink. Parking is podside for extra convenience.

Outside, plonk yourself down in the seating section for some plonk while drinking in the views; there’s a cooking area too to watch the other half dishing up dinner. For those who don’t think holidays are a time for cooking, there are two excellent food pubs, the Royal Oak and the Kings Arms, less than a mile away in Cartmel. Sweet…

Gold David Bellamy Conservation Award

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8.0

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81% would recommend this site to a friend.

81% would stay here again.

 

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Lovely sight . Very quiet , would return again . 01/11/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom cathy q. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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  • Liked: 

    The pod was good. Pretty spacious . Lovely area .

    Disliked: 

    The heater in the pod wasn't quite good enough for our stay . Luckily we took sleeping bags and blankets .

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Fab little family holiday 26/10/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Emma H. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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    Wow what a great little find. After some of the negative reviews I was a bit apprehensive. I needed not be. It was perfect upgrade from camping and probably set the bar high 😁. The bathroom was a great addition to having to trek across the field in the middle of the night. The lodge was clean and cosy. We all loved it oh and I got to watch bake off on the TV. What's not to love. We have to remember we booked on pitchup.com if your looking for 5* hotel facilities maybe you need to be looking on another website 😁. Fab little holiday with the kids and the 🐕.

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    Nothing to dislike was fab

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Superb, beats a hotel hands down! 15/10/2017

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    Amazing, what a find!

    Disliked: 

    Nothing at all.

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A disappointment 12/10/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Kate S. Confirmed

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  • Liked: 

    The fact that my dog was welcome.
    That there was a fridge
    That I was forewarned by a previous guest to take an air mattress.

    Disliked: 

    poor communication skills of owner, cool reception.No shelter over cooking area. Vertical blinds broken.Mattress was as per previous review, I took the precaution of taking a self inflate air mattress which made it bearable.Wrong mobile phone number was on website, unable to contact owner, as also no answer at any of the house doors. Lump of stone at driver door made a trip hazard, but then I can trip over a smartie! Only water point is in the tiny washbasin, couldn't fill the kettle. And no toilet paper, none at all ! The light was insufficient to read by.
    The tiny plot was claustrophobic.where would children play?
    No wi-if

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nice unique pod 12/09/2017

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    superb value, big space, wet room, nice little bit outdoors, part of very nice residential park close to Cartmel which is a beautiful place.

    Disliked: 

    small criticism was very hot would benefit from a window. I personally think that all accommodation should provide crockery and cutlery, this one doesn't. The TV wasn't the best and was unwatchable at times due to panels going off on display but came back on.

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Clean and private. 04/09/2017

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    Nice accommodation for the price. Nice and private and the owners are friendly but not intrusive.

    Disliked: 

    Needs a mirror in the lodge somewhere.

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Friendly staff, clean, nice place 26/08/2017

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    Super!

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very poor 20/08/2017

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  • Liked: 

    the little village of Cartmel.
    Nice picnic table outside however the weather wasnt nice enough to sit out.

    Disliked: 

    tiny lodge, nowhere to sit comfortably inside the lodge.
    Beds were awful, could feel the springs and the mattresses were plastic. woke up feeling like we had been kicked all over!!!
    Bathroom..... had to wear shoes to use the toilet/sink as due to a dripping shower the floor was constantly wet.
    There was no hanging facility for towels or clothing in shower cubicle. there was no mirror and there was a foisty smell in the bathroom.
    the lodge wasnt the cleanest of accommodation and when we pulled the bed out there was an old sock underneath, aswell as a chew stuck to the floor under the bed!! the floors were dirty and not very hygienic.
    there was no security to let our dog out safely, there was no windows to open to air out the lodge. if we opened the door our dog would have ran off.

    as the lodge was in the owners garden it was not that private, and owners vehicles seemed to dominate our sitting area and made it difficult to park without having to do 10 point turns!!

    we had booked for 3 nights we almost left after the 1st night, however left after 2 very uncomfortable nights having tried to make the most of a very disappointing break.

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Ideal for a value for money cabin in lakes. Perfect location. 20/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Lee D. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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    Great price, perfect location, owner really helpful. Ideal for a trip to the lakes when you're out all day and don't want to spend much on accommodation. 30 mins drive from Bowness and really quiet.

    Disliked: 

    Would recommend you take an air bed to go on top of mattress.

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Clean and well presented pod, but needs some minor additions 04/08/2017

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    Clean and tidy pod, which is well kept. The fridge, kettle, microwave and TV are nice touches in this price bracket. Ideally located for the Lakes, with plenty of nice shops and pubs available down the road in Cartmel. We found the pod warm and the shower provided plenty of hot water. There's a nice picnic bench outside and an additional table and chairs. Despite being in the owners garden, we didnt feel over looked - there is screen/hedge which is more than adequate.

    Disliked: 

    We weren't aware that the key to the pod would be left and you don't "check in" or speak with the owners at any point (the confirmation email from Pitch Up didnt state this, so we felt we received a frosty reception, but I now realise why). Cooking can be very difficult in bad weather as there is no cover over the cooking area. Despite it being August we had quite a lot of wind and rain, so a cover would definitely be a useful addition. We also found washing up difficult as there's no sink or proper area for washing up, just a hot water tap outside, and a drain to tip water down. Make sure you take toilet roll and hand soap, there was no mention of this when we booked, so we had to nip to the shop when we arrived. Other things to note - the matresses are extremely uncomfortable (you can feel the springs) and the floor of the wet room stays very wet after a shower (a mop is provided though, which you'll definitely need to use after each shower).

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Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

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Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Gastronomic delight

Lake and/or mountain

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

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Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

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Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Tennis nearby

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Nearby farmers' market

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Type

Tiny (1-10 pitches)

Camping 2.0

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Location

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  • Templand Lane, Allithwaite Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria, England, LA11 7QY
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 54.1875°N 2.9481°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Carnforth: Lancaster Rd Coach Stop — 8.4 miles
Bolton le Sands (Lancs): Coach Stop — 8.5 miles
Morecambe: Central Drive Bus Station — 8.7 miles
Train stations
Cark Rail Station — 1.2 miles
Kents Bank Rail Station — 1.4 miles
Grange-over-Sands Rail Station — 1.9 miles
Ferry ports
Fell Foot Country Park Ferry Landing — 6.2 miles
Lakeside Windermere Ferry Landing — 6.3 miles
Lake Bank (Coniston) Ferry Landing — 9.8 miles
Airports
Leeds Bradford International Airport — 56.9 miles

Directions


From Junction 36 - M6

Leave the M6 and take the A590 signposted Barrow. After 3 miles the road changes to the A591 (signposted for Kendal). At this point, leave that dual carriageway and follow the signs for Barrow. At the roundabout, follow the B5277 going through the town of Grange and then the village of Allithwaite. Take a sharp left onto Templand Lane, turn right into The Pastures, turn in at the first right and the camping pod is on the left-hand side. Park outside and the key will be in the door inside the pod.

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

Whether you’re into activities or attractions, there’s much to see and do crammed into this area: stick to the local villages and walking routes, explore the Lake District, take to the water for sailing and surfing, cruise around the coast or stride around the Yorkshire Dales (and bring your camera; these are all sites of spectacular scenery).

Cartmel village is popular with visitors of all ilks too: the 12th-century Priory Church of St Mary and St. Michael founded by Augustine monks is its most popular attraction, has regular events and concerts and sees over 60,000 visitors a year (there’s also a monthly food market in its grounds selling fresh local produce and goods).

Cartmel Racecourse also pulls in big crowds for its size on its May and August bank holiday meets – and you do know that Cartmel is the place to pick up (lots of) sticky toffee pudding…?

As well as Cartmel, those who want to leave the car behind will find enough in the area to do: famous Holker Hall and Gardens once belonged to Cartmel’s Priory and is one of the best-known historic houses in Cumbria. It’s within walking distance and there are more walks around its gorgeous gardens (the Cavendish Walk to the Sunken Garden is suitable for wheelchairs and prams).

The holiday resort Grange-over-Sands is three miles away, as are the seven islands of Morecambe Bay, including the nature haven Walney Island which has a bird observatory, two nature reserves and two sandy beaches to rockpool at.

If you’re more driven, a car ride of five miles or so will land you at Backbarrow for the Lakeland Motor Museum and Campbell Legend Bluebird Exhibition and around 30,000 exhibits assembled over five decades. Ulverston, a market town with local produce on sale twice weekly, is also about five miles away.

Must see

  • Holker Hall and Gardens (1.4 miles)
  • Lakeland Motor Museum (5.3 miles)
  • Windermere Lake Cruises, Lakeside (6.3 miles)

National Trust

  • Cartmel Priory Gatehouse (0.9 miles)
  • Fell Foot Park (6.0 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.

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Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart:  11 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart:  11 a.m.

The Pastures cancellation policy

No refunds within 1 day of arrival date.

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

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The Pastures will debit the full amount from your card immediately. This includes a 15% non-refundable deposit.

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Microlodge must be left clean.

Toilet roll, bedding and towels are not provided in the accommodation.

The lodge has an outdoor cooking area: please bring your own barbecue, crockery and cutlery. You'll also need to bring your own wood for the firepit.

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