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General

  • 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 out and about 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.

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 with boat hire, steamer and launch trips, and rafting and canoeing, or venture out of the Lake District National Park and sail 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.

Bronze David Bellamy Conservation Award

Please note

The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act.

Group bookings of 6 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).

Continental touring caravans (caravans built with the door on the right-hand side) are not permitted.

Dogs are not allowed in the accommodation units.

Group bookings of 6 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

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.

Single-sex bookings of 6 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Guests must not bring their own fire pits or wood onto site. Fire pits are provided free of charge and large sacks of wood provided on site.

Campfires are not allowed on the hardstanding pitches.


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9.0

Overall rating based on 128 reviews

 

91% would recommend this site to a friend.

87% would stay here again.

  87% described as Peaceful ?

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Great place for the Western lakes23/09/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomKevin J.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Fully-serviced hardstanding and grass touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Very good from start to finish

    Disliked: 

    The Rain on Sunday morning😫

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Lovely quiet place to stay for a few days.10/09/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJayne H.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The location of our pitch. Hearing the cows on the morning from the barns. The use of fire pits. Our pitch was no. 10 so was enclosed with some trees that made it cosy. Backed onto toilets and amenities. Very handy.

    Disliked: 

    The price of the firewood was a bit steep and the showers got very hot for my liking.

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Brilliant site. Friendly staff clean and tidy08/09/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJane H.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    I loved how the children were allowed to play around. I loved hearing the animals. The staff were friendly and helpful. I liked how it's not too far from ravenglass or the beach. It was our first time camping so didn't know if we would enjoy it or not. We weren't disappointed being there. We loved it that much we didnt really want to leave

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Great site for exploring the lakes. Friendly owners07/09/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMichelle C.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Lovely owners
    Friendly and accomodating
    Massive pitches and facilities are close wherever u are pitched.
    Good location for exploring the lake district.
    Toilets and showers kept clean
    Washing up area had hot running water even tho outside

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It was lovely returning to Shepherds View. Owners very friendly ...06/09/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomHelen K.Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    It was lovely returning to Shepherds View. Owners very friendly and welcoming.
    The facilities are mixed which our daughter liked as we could go as a family. The facilities were clean and had private cubicles not only for showers (of course!) but with a sink for cleaning your teeth etc.
    My daughter loved seeing Murphy the donkey again and went to see him as often as possible (don't worry she only gave him grass as I know he has been over fed in the past). So much so, Murphy recognised her voice and came to the fence straight away.

    Disliked: 

    Only one dislike and I appreciate it is tricky to manage, but guests with dogs did not stick to the rule of keeping their dogs on a lead around the campsite, so much so, we had dog poo right next to our tent and their was obviously more that was bedded in to the ground as couldn't get rid of the smell. Our tent was also urinated on more than once. The campers next to us had 3 dogs that were left to roam freely along with the dog across the way, quite frustrating really. If this is managed and stopped perfect, peaceful, cost effective site

From the manager...

It was really lovely to see you all again. (Murphy was pleased too!). I am so sorry you had problems with the dogs from the campers next to you, as you know it is one of our campsite rules, a copy of which is given to everyone booked onto site that they must clean up after their dogs and that all dogs must be on a lead at all times. We always check that pitches are left clean & tidy when guests have left after their stay, ready for the next set of guests arriving, but if there is a problem we are not made aware of during your stay, unfortunately we are unable to deal with it. If we see any problems ourselves we do address the situation straight away. We look forward to you all staying again and if you do find this is a problem with any other guests during your stay, please do let us know and we will deal with the matter immediately.

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Excellent site with modern clean facilities friendly owners04/09/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomTrevena H.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Fully-serviced hardstanding and grass touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Large hard standing level pitch with EHU, water tap and drain, perfect for MH. Lovely modern clean both sex shower WC facilities with private washing booths and music. Very friendly helpful owners who made us feel very welcome. Lovely view farm site. Free WiFi!

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excellent site, large pitches, great owners, good location.02/09/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    absolutely loved everything about our stay and couldn’t recoommend this place enough. Very friendly owners couldn’t do enough for you and nothing was too much trouble! Even made time to show our extremely inquisitive 7 year old around the farm and to see the calves which she thoroughly enjoyed. Very large pitches all with there own fire pit and logs are a good price at £6 a sack. Well kept site always clean and tidy. Showers are a good size and always hot no matter what time of day. Brilliant location for traveling into the lakes as we did each day and also right by the sea if you fancy a walk on the beach. Thank you both for a lovely stay and we will definitely be returning in the future! L Lucey

    Disliked: 

    unisex toilet/shower block but that was literally the only thing.

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Very friendly and helpful02/09/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJustine R.Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Very friendly and helpful

    Disliked: 

    Unisex toilets and showers

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The hosts were so welcoming and helpful, other campers were ...02/09/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The hosts were so welcoming and helpful, other campers were friendly and chatty, beautiful views from the campsite, close to tourist spots such as the railway station and lake Wast Water. 5 minute drive from the beach and lovely seaside village Seascale. A wonderful bank holiday weekend away.

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Good size pitches, but a long EHU is required as ...01/09/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMyra M.Confirmed

  • Fully-serviced hardstanding and grass touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Good size pitches, but a long EHU is required as the hook-up is a little away from the pitch. Nice owners, who know your name and check to see if everything is ok and resolve any issue promptly. Great location for travelling, if you did not want to take your motorhome or car, as there is a train station within a twenty minute walk and you can get to Carlisle or Lancaster and Barrow and lots of stations in-between. The beach is what made the trip worthwhile and it is so peaceful. Whitehaven is also a lovely place to visit with the great harbour. Overall, if the weather had not been any good then this campsite would not have the rating that it got and would have been a 2 rating.

    Disliked: 

    I knew that it was a working farm, but I did not realise that the campsite was next door and when we arrived you are hit by the smell of cow mature (not a pleasant one at that), but you eventually get use to it, until you go off site then come back. With the mature brings flies, lots of flies. Not over impressed with the unisex toilet facilities and the fact that no signs were up to say that dog owners should pick up the mess that their dogs leave, but the owners, when informed, soon cleared it up, but they should not be doing that.

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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

Take away

Tennis

TV room

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Local produce

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Touring and motorhomes

Drainage hook-up points for tourers

Fully serviced pitches

Hard standings

Seasonal pitches

Tourer storage facilities

Water hook-up points for tourers

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Peaceful

Walkers' paradise

Nearby leisure

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Restaurant nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Farm

Medium (26-50 pitches)

Camping 2.0

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Location

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  • Holmrook, Cumbria, England, CA19 1XU
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 54.3845°N 3.4562°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Whitehaven: Tangier Street Coach Stop — 12.7 miles
Distington (Cumbria): Coach Stop — 15.1 miles
Workington Bus Station — 18.3 miles
Train stations
Drigg Rail Station — 0.7 miles
Seascale Rail Station — 1.4 miles
Ravenglass Rail Station — 2.8 miles
Ferry ports
Sunny Bank (Coniston) Ferry Landing — 15.4 miles
Torver (Coniston) Ferry Landing — 15.6 miles
Lake Bank (Coniston) Ferry Landing — 15.8 miles
Airports
Liverpool John Lennon Airport — 76.4 miles

Directions


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

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 stand-up 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 View, 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.

Must see

  • Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway (2.7 miles)
  • Dove Cottage and the Wordsworth Museum (18.3 miles)
  • Beatrix Potter Gallery (18.3 miles)

National Trust

  • Wasdale, Eskdale and Duddon (5.1 miles)
  • Buttermere and Ennerdale (10.1 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:  1 p.m. –  7 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  3 p.m. –  7 p.m.
Depart by:  10 a.m.

Shepherds Views Holidays cancellation policy

No refunds within 8 days of arrival date.

Bookings cannot be amended within 7 day(s) of arrival.

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

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.

Payment

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. Shepherds Views Holidays will debit the balance from your card 6 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 6 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Admission
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Changes to your holiday
Bookings cannot be amended within 7 day(s) of arrival.

Dogs
Dogs are not allowed in the accommodation units.
Dogs are prohibited from main facilities and amenities.
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act.

Extras
Motorbike(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.

General
In the event of a complaint, please speak to reception immediately. Complaints which are not brought to the management's attention during your stay cannot be dealt with once you have left the site.
Quiet hours must be respected between 11 p.m. and 8 a.m..
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.

Occupancy
Group bookings of 6 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).
Group bookings of 6 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
Single-sex bookings of 6 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Pitches
You must follow the management directives when pitching your tent/unit and related equipment.

Reception
Reception is open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. between 20/07 and 31/10.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Firearms are not permitted.

Vehicles
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 door on the right-hand side) are not permitted.
No vehicle movement between 10 p.m. and 8 a.m..
Only one car is to be parked by the pitch. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.

Visitors
Visitors must leave the premises by 9 p.m..

Additional terms

Guests must not bring their own fire pits or wood onto site. Fire pits are provided free of charge and large sacks of wood provided on site.

Campfires are not allowed on the hardstanding pitches.

Children under 6 years are not allowed in the hot tub.

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