Shepherds Views Holidays

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Plenty of space for caravans (added by manager 29 Jul 2022)
Beautiful views (added by manager 29 jul 2022)
Grass pitch (added by manager 06 jul 2018)
Hardstanding pitch (added by manager 06 jul 2018)

  • Family-friendly, family-run site on a working farm in Cumbria
  • Less than five minutes’ drive from Lake District National Park
  • Top spot for walking, cycling and watersports
Fresh air, wind in your hair and the sounds of nature… Rural holiday dreams, right? Get a good dose of all the above at Shepherds Views Holidays, a small, family-run site on a working farm a few minutes’ drive from the village of Holmrook in Cumbria, North West England. Shepherds Views, less than five minutes from the edge of the Lake District National Park, is a top spot for an outdoor getaway. There are hundreds of walking routes throughout the park for all levels of difficulty – keep your eyes peeled for otters, deer, eagles and the elusive red squirrel as you go. If you’re more comfortable on two wheels than two legs, hire a bike on site and head off on one of the many cycle and mountain biking trails that crisscross the park, or follow Hadrian’s cycleway, which passes the Shepherds View entrance. You can also take to the water an hour away with boat hire, steamer and launch trips, and rafting and canoeing, or venture out of the Lake District National Park and head over to the coast, less than five minutes away, for swimming or exploring the beaches. Once you’ve worked up an appetite, make your way back to site where you can fire up the barbecue, pile it high with all your faves, then chow down with Rex stretched out next to you beside the campfire – if you’d prefer a break from cooking, there are plenty of restaurants within half an hour of Shepherds View.

Site type

Tent pitches 44
Lodges, cabins, pods or huts 2
Motorhome pitches 44
Touring caravan pitches 44
Open all year

Tourist board rating

Please note
  • Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.
  • The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro).
  • Group bookings of 2 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.
  • Group bookings of 4 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).
  • Single-sex bookings of 4 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.
  • No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
  • Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.
  • Continental touring caravans (caravans built with the passenger door on the right-hand side) are not permitted.
  • No naked flames are allowed inside the hired accommodation units.
  • Please note that the toilet/shower facilities are unisex.
  • Guests must not bring their own firepits or wood onto site. Firepits are provided free of charge and large sacks of wood provided on site. Campfires are not allowed on the hardstanding pitches. Electric/hybrid vehicle must not be charged using any of the electrical points on site.

Languages spoken

English

Silver David Bellamy Conservation Award AA Holiday Centre

Pitch types & availability

Reviews

91%

would recommend this site to a friend

87%

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Only showing reviews for the last 30 months.

Excellent stay for the price in the Lake district.

Overall 8/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 8
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 8
Wifi 8
James K. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch (large)

Liked: Approximity to Scafell which is the reason we were staying in the lake district. Close to a lovely sea side village where we could take our dog to the beach. Amazing fish and chip shop there. Pitch size was brilliant and such a good idea to have firepits ready to use and only £10 for a massive bag of logs. Nice little shop that was good if you had forgotten anything. Great seeing the cows feeding in the morning when your at the washing up station.

Disliked: Shower block we used could do with being updated.

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From the manager: Thank you James for your Review We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon In regards to the shower block, we are looking at getting this updated in the future, we do also have a new shower block on site as well Kind Regards, Rachael

Great location, welcoming and great value!

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 8
Facilities / Activities 6
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 2
Benjamin J. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass tent pitch

Liked: Welcoming, Facilities, Location

Recommend to friends Visit again

From the manager: Thank you Benjamin for your kind review So glad you enjoyed your stay We look forward to welcoming you back again in the future thanks Rachael

A+++ will stay again.

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Jack L. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass tent pitch (large)

Liked: I had a lovely stay over the weekend. Rachel was very welcoming and helpful when arriving at the site. The camp site itself was very secure, well kept and spacious. The showers and toilet facilities were very clean.

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From the manager: Thank you for your kind review So glad you enjoyed your stay and we hope to welcome you back again soon Kind regards, Rachael

Enjoyable stay, friendly staff

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 10
Craig W. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass tent pitch

Liked: Great location. Handy little shop. Pitch was a great size. Firepit included & wood reasonably priced.

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From the manager: Thank you Craig for your kind review We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and we hope to welcome you back again soon Thanks Rachael

All of it ! The location is Awsome, right bear some great…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 10
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass tent pitch

Liked: All of it ! The location is Awsome, right bear some great places to eat as well with fantastic food snd unbelievable beer gardens ! The pitch size is massive ! Toilet and showers are class too. We stayed here for the boulder spot, really handy place and the veiw from the field is mint !

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From the manager: Thank you for you review So glad you had an amazing time We are pleased you enjoyed your stay we hope to welcome you back again soon thanks Rachael

Good location

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 8
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 8
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 6
luke w. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch

Liked: Location was great for me, didn’t have any problems with noise, toilets and showers were clean, would happily stay here again.

Disliked: Water pressure in some of the showers wasn’t great, Wi-Fi wasn’t great on our pitch

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From the manager: Thank you Luke for your kind review I am pleased you enjoyed your stay and we hope to welcome you back again soon Unfortunately with us being in a rural area the Wi-Fi doesn't reach the full campsite but it is available down at reception Thanks Rachael

The owners were very polite and the camp was clean and…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Kenny F. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass tent pitch (large)

Liked: The owners were very polite and the camp was clean and also the facilities

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From the manager: Thank you for you review We are glad you enjoyed your stay we hope to welcome you back again soon thanks Rachael

Clean well kept

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 10
John A. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass tent pitch (large)

Liked: Lovely quiet child friendly lovely owners

Disliked: No dislikes

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From the manager: Thank you for your kind review it is very much appreciated. We are really pleased you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to you staying with us again soon. Best wishes, Julie & Staff

Lovely site, clean and superb pitches all with fire pits should you…

Overall 8/10
Location 8
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 6
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 6
Bridget M. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch (large)

Liked: Lovely site, clean and superb pitches all with fire pits should you want that camp fire. Big plus should you be able to do it is a late stay option, we didn’t use it this time but next time.

Disliked: It didn’t bother us but nothing to do for kids on site but a great park a short drive away in Seascale

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From the manager: Thank you Bridget for your kind review we hope to welcome you back again in the future Kind regards, Rachael

Lovely welcome from the owners on arrival 👍🏻

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities No rating
Customer service 10
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Rodney L. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Fully-serviced hardstanding touring pitch

Liked: Everything was lovely, enjoyed our whole stay.

Disliked: Nothing

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From the manager: Thank you for your kind review, it is very much appreciated. It was lovely to meet you both & we are really pleased you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to you staying with us again soon. Best wishes, Julie & Staff


Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house Cycle hire Evening entertainment Fishing Fitness centre Games room Indoor swimming pool Kids' club On-site restaurant/cafe Outdoor swimming pool Play area Pétanque TV room Take away Tennis Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available Car parking by pitch/unit Composting toilet Dog park Drying room Food shop Free wifi Ice pack freezing Internet access Launderette Local produce Parent & baby washroom Pick-up from public transport Portable toilet Pub toilets Public telephone Shower available Toilet block Washing-up area Wifi

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome Family friendly Motorcycle friendly Single-sex groups welcome Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided Barbecues allowed Campfires allowed Commercial vehicles allowed Dogs allowed Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Peaceful Walkers' paradise Wildlife haven

Utilities

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

Type

Farm Medium (26-50 pitches)

Accessibility

Disabled facilities

Nearby leisure

Cycling nearby Fishing nearby Golf nearby Restaurant nearby Tennis nearby Watersports nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Drainage hook-up points for tourers Seasonal pitches Tourer storage facilities Water hook-up points for tourers

Location

Shepherds Views Holidays

Holmrook

Cumbria

England

CA19 1XU

Directions

Timezone

Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)

GPS

54.38436°N
-3.45625°W

Route directions

If you are travelling with a caravan or a motorhome, approach B5344 from Holmrook.

Nearest transport

Coach
12.7 mi Tangier Street
15.1 mi Queens Head
15.1 mi The Queens Head
Rail
0.7 mi Drigg Rail Station
1.4 mi Seascale Rail Station
2.8 mi Ravenglass Rail Station
Ferry
15.4 mi Sunny Bank (Coniston) Ferry Landing
15.6 mi Torver (Coniston) Ferry Landing
15.8 mi Lake Bank (Coniston) Ferry Landing

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

Clamber aboard the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway (10 minutes’ drive from Shepherds Views Holidays) for a trip through the Lake District under someone else’s steam, then venture to Horse and Husky for horse riding and dog sledding. Making your way to Wast Water lake, 25 minutes from site, is a must too, even if you just stop and soak up the absolutely stunning views – you’ll feel your stress melt away. Active sorts will want to swim on over to West Lakes Adventure, 25 minutes from the site, where they can try canyoning, canoeing, rock climbing, archery, abseiling, raft building, mountain biking and paddleboarding. For a feel of what it must have been like to live that Upstairs Downstairs, Downton Abbey type of life, take a trot around the gardens at the spectacular Muncaster Castle, 10 minutes from Shepherds Views, or trip along to the stately home of Wordsworth House (the childhood home of poet William Wordsworth) where you can poke around the rooms, root around in the gardens and let the kids go wild. Kids still chafing at the bit? Get in the car for an excursion to Jump Mania trampoline park, Lake District Coast Aquarium or Lake District Wildlife Park, all within an hour of site.

Water quality at nearby bathing waters

Name Distance Type 2020 2019 2018 2017
Seascale 1.5 mi Sea N/A Good Good Good
St Bees 9.5 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Silecroft 12.2 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Haverigg 15.1 mi Sea Poor N/A N/A N/A
Walney West Shore 19.7 mi Sea N/A Good Good N/A

Data source: European Environment Agency

Must see

Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway 2.7 mi

Dove Cottage and the Wordsworth Museum 18.3 mi

Beatrix Potter Gallery 18.3 mi

Whinlatter Forest & Visitor Centre 18.4 mi

South Lakes Wild Animal Park 18.8 mi

National Trust

Wasdale, Eskdale and Duddon 5.1 mi

Buttermere and Ennerdale 10.2 mi

Gondola' 15.7 mi

Coniston and Tarn Hows 16.2 mi

Grasmere and Great Langdale 17.8 mi

Cycle routes

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

Other

MUNCASTER CASTLE 3.5 mi

Eskdale Green - Muncaster Fell - Muncaster Head - Eskdale Green 5.3 mi

High Gillerthwaite - Red Pike Ridge Traverse - High Gillerthwaite 10.4 mi

ST BEES HEAD (CURRENT BOUNDARY FROM 02/09/2003) 10.6 mi

Around Buttermere 12.9 mi

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.

Nearest sites

Unfortunately, we have no nearby bookable sites.

Want to know more about camping in The Lake District and Cumbria?

  • Does Shepherds Views Holidays have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Shepherds Views Holidays dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Shepherds Views Holidays? Clamber aboard the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway (10 minutes’ drive from Shepherds Views Holidays) for a trip through the Lake District under someone else’s steam, then venture to Horse and Husky for … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Shepherds Views Holidays?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  1 p.m. –  6 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  1 p.m. –  6 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
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  • How much does it cost to stay at Shepherds Views Holidays? From £28 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party.