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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 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.

Silver David Bellamy Conservation Award

Please note

Dogs are not allowed in the accommodation units.

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

Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Group bookings of 2 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

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 4 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.

Single-sex bookings of 4 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

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.


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9.1

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90% would recommend this site to a friend.

88% would stay here again.

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Lovely site but toilet block is pretty small for a peak time stay.05/08/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAshlee W.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch (large)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    The site had lovely spacious pitches that were well kept. Each pitch has a fire pit and you can buy some wood from them, it's a nice way to spend the evening as the pubs all shut super early (if they're actually open). Good location to hike Scarfell, roughly 20 minute drive and close to the Western side of the Lake District and only 5 minute drive from a beach. Pretty chilled out site considering we went in the summer holidays, that was a nice surprise. The staff were lovely, very friendly and helpful.

    Disliked: 

    Although they do clean the toilets (almost) daily, I think the sheer volume of people using the toilets was too much to keep up with. The unisex block only has 3 toilets, 3 showers and 3 wash basins for the whole site. They did put out porta-loos which was a relief first thing in the morning, no long walks if you're desperate for a number 1. We opted to shower at around 10/11 pm so we didn't have to queue. Due to myself working in a school, it's unavoidable for me to go on holiday in peak time, this meant the toilets were definitely not the nicest before they're cleaned, with some toilets getting blocked from other gross people. I understand this isn't the site's fault but it may help if there were ladies and gents toilets, could help to decrease the foot traffic in there. Covid comment - every day I would open one of the 2 windows that were in the toilet block as there was only the door open to allow air flow (minimise covid risk). After finding it closed again every time, near the end of the week the window had been locked. The block as few ceiling windows that were all closed. So if you're worried about covid, I'd definitely try to use the toilets away from peak time if you can help it. And lastly, the showers are way too hot. They're not adjustable which I know is pretty normal for campsites, but they're too hot. Myself and my partner both enjoy hot showers but that was too hot for either of us.

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Safe environment, some farm animals around to see, staff was …04/08/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomPriscila Mara C.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Safe environment, some farm animals around to see, staff was kind

    Disliked: 

    Lack of facilities. Just one unisex toilet block with no more than 3 showers, 3 toilets and 3 sinks for around 60 pitches. Portable loos around but those were not clean. Taps for drinkable water every 5 pitches or more but over muddy soil. No playing area for children, wi-fi only at reception and £1 cost to charge your phone. Maybe I was very lucky with previous sites I went to but would not recommend.

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excellent site, stick to the rules and you'll have a great time!04/08/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomGraham D.Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding and grass touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Great pitch size with plenty of room for the awning. We had a corner plot which was huge and great to have a campfire which we all sat round as the temperature dropped. The wood provided by the site was great and so easy to light and more to the point we didn't smell of wood the next day. Great location with superb beaches close by. Toilet facilities were excellent and clean. Washing up area was also excellent with loads of hot water. Generally a well kept site with very pleasant staff.
    We had no problems with the owners and found them very pleasant as were all of the staff.

    Disliked: 

    We weren't over keen on the chemical toilets positioned strategically around the site but that was probably because some people used these instead of the main toilet blocks. If they were used for "emergency pees" they might be a lot more pleasant to use. That's not the fault of the owners but ignorant campers who can't be bothered to go to the main block.

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Large pitch and a well set out site next to …03/08/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomNick R.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Large pitch and a well set out site next to a working farm. Facilities were cleaned regularly. Helpful and welcoming owners

    Disliked: 

    More toilet/shower facilities would help, at times they could get very busy.

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Excellent site…friendly staff..level pitches03/08/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMary Khatryna C.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    The place is nice and quiet very good for family. The children loves to see the alpacas. The staff there is very helpful and told us the nice place to eat and go.

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Lovely site with good sized pitches & clean facilities. Friendly staff03/08/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomRoisin F.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Campsite size- not too big, pitch size, clean facilities, hot showers, friendly and helpful staff, location

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Great value for money would recommend03/08/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomRebecca I.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch (large)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Stayed for 4 nights with a teen, 2 toddlers and a baby. Everything was great, hot, clean showers, great helpful staff, lovely firepit, very quiet at night, really lovely location, lots to do nearby would recomend.

    Disliked: 

    Pitch on a slope, not sure there is much that can be done about this though, it did take some getting used to and meant gas cooker and chairs were a bit unbalanced and sleeping not as comfy as it could have been

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Super friendly staff and owners, made us feel at ease.02/08/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSteven P.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch (large)
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    Everything about the place!

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Nice site and nice owners who were helpful01/08/2021

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

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Really nice site with plenty of toilet facilities around the site as well as a toilet/shower block which was always nice and clean

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Nice small and quiet site. Friendly staff01/08/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Nice small and quiet site. Friendly staff

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Features

Coronavirus

Check-in: one group at a time

Hand sanitising stations

Shared spaces: more frequent cleaning

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

TV room

Take away

Tennis

Watersports

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

Launderette

Local produce

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

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

Camping 2.0

Camping pods

Themes

Peaceful

Walkers' paradise

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Communal fridge

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Farm

Medium (26-50 pitches)

Pop-up campsite

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

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  • Holmrook, Cumbria, England, CA19 1XU
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 54.3844°N 3.4562°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Tangier Street — 12.7 miles
Queens Head — 15.1 miles
The Queens Head — 15.1 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 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.

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 (10.2 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.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  1 p.m. –  7 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  1 p.m. –  7 p.m.
Depart by:  11 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

Deposit transferable during COVID-19. Shepherds Views Holidays will debit the balance from your card 8 days before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 8 days then the balance will be taken immediately.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • 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. –  7 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  1 p.m. –  7 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
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  • How much does it cost to stay at Shepherds Views Holidays? From £23 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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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 (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro).

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 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).
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
Single-sex bookings of 4 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 17/05 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 are not permitted on site.

Additional terms

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.

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