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Mains Farm Camping and Caravan Site

9.8
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Aerial view of the caravan site and electric grass pitches

General

  • Safe and spacious site for letting kids run around
  • A popular setting for anglers and cyclists
  • Lake District, Hadrian's Wall and the Highlands all within 20-30 mins

Free-range kids? Flapping around a car-free environment in Cumbria’s heavenly Eden Valley close to the Lake District National Park?

You'd be in a pretty pickle to pick the Main attraction at peaceful, popular and family-run Mains Farm Camping and Caravan Site, but it might be parents gleefully clinking glasses in the child-friendly landscape while the kids run around… Anglers and bikers flock here too as the farm has its own single bank salmon and trout fishing hotspot 200 metres up the road (arrange on arrival) and it’s used by cyclists as a stopoff to rest weary bones on a C2C pedal.

This is the Cumbrian countryside, so scenic hikes come as additional standard: take one of the Mains Farm trails across their own land to feel proper exclusive. The Lake District, Hadrian’s Wall and the Scottish Highlands are all 20 to 30 minutes’ drive away.

But back to the kids… wind them up and let them roam: although Mains Farm is easy to get to from the M6, it’s well away from roads and is small enough to keep an eye on offspring; all cars have to be parked away from the pitching areas too. All this and a popular playground: expect not to see small people from dawn to dusk…

Campfires are allowed – hire a fire basket from amiable owners Robert and Julia – and an undercover eating area has a log burner and a barbecue. Guests also have use of two kitchen areas, a secure store for bicycles, a washing machine, decent wifi, and clean shower and toilet blocks converted from the farm’s former stables.

Supplies can be sorted from the Co-op in Lazonby village about a mile away; if you’re feeling too lazy/holidaylike to cook, two pubs serving food are within the same distance (ask Robert or Julia to book you a table in advance: like Mains Farm, the village pubs are pretty popular).

Please note

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

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

The site caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.


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9.8

Overall rating based on 96 reviews

 

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Clean with great showers and friendly hosts24/03/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomTasmin S.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Showers, kitchen, surrounding area

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Kitchen facitily with microwave/oven/sink/fridge. A nice touch so we didn't ...15/03/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomDanielle G.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Kitchen facitily with microwave/oven/sink/fridge. A nice touch so we didn't have to cook in the cold. People were also very nice and had a goof conversation with them.
    Showers were nice and hot and clean.

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Lovely place would definitely stay there again in the near future22/10/2019

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

  • Camping pod (2 adults and 2 children, family)
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    Friendly hosts, lovely setting, and great facilities.

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Fantastic site!23/09/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJames H.Confirmed

  • Electric grass touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Fantastic facilities, great location with lots of walking and open spaces. Village very close with shops and Pubs! Lovely owners.

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The owner is really friendly and welcoming. The kids enjoyed ...16/09/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Camping pod (2 adults and 2 children, family)
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    The owner is really friendly and welcoming. The kids enjoyed the playground. Campsite was nice and quiet. Toilet block was nice and clean. There is a communal microwave, toaster, kettle, fridge and freezer. Will stay again.

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Clean site and well looked after.16/09/2019

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

  • Camping pod (2 adults and 2 children, family)
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    Perfect location and lovely owners, definitely recommended!

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Good value site in a great location with good facilities.05/09/2019

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  • Camping pod (2 adults and 2 children, family)
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    Peaceful location, facilities and walking distance to village

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Very good pod in beautiful location. Plenty of space between ...03/09/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Camping pod (2 adults and 2 children, family)
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    Very good pod in beautiful location. Plenty of space between pods. Picnic table for each pod. Good value.

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Nice big plots, plenty of room for grandsons to play. ...02/09/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomDarren W.Confirmed

  • Electric grass touring pitch
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    Nice big plots, plenty of room for grandsons to play. Good play area. Showers nice and hot and not timed. Site was clean. The cakes were nice at a pound each. The walks was prepared and laminated to borrow. We did have fantastic weather the bank holiday weekend so that is always a bonus.

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Excellent site with clean facilities, friendly staff and level pitches01/09/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomCarol-anne B.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass touring pitch
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    Everything about this site makes you want to return. Beautiful location and super clean site. Kitchen available to use with fridge/oven etc and all amenities. Can't wait to return. Showers spotless and such a nice touch with flowers in the toilets etc. Just that extra step stands out. Brilliant for kids and also dogs. Good playground and excellent size pitches. Going back next year :-) thanks for a brilliant week away.

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    Nothing to dislike.

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Features

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

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Shop nearby

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

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Touring and motorhomes

Motorhome service point

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Type

Farm

Large (51-200 pitches)

Camping 2.0

Camping pods

Jumbo tent pitches

Location

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  • Kirkoswald, Penrith, Cumbria, England, CA10 1DH
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 54.7522°N 2.6819°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Penrith Bus Station — 6.6 miles
Penrith: Rail Station Coach Stop — 7.0 miles
Brampton (Cumbria): Market Place Bus Stop — 13.3 miles
Train stations
Lazonby & Kirkoswald Rail Station — 0.9 miles
Langwathby Rail Station — 4.1 miles
Armathwaite Rail Station — 5.4 miles
Ferry ports
Pooley Bridge Ullswater Ferry Landing — 11.4 miles
Howtown Ullswater Ferry Landing — 14.5 miles
Glenridding Ullswater Ferry Landing — 17.8 miles
Airports
Newcastle International Airport — 43.5 miles

Directions


From the M6, come off at Junction 41, take the A6 to Plumpton then turn off and follow the signs through Lazonby and over the bridge to Kirkoswald. Once in Kirkoswald go past the church, and keep hard right, signpost Glassonby. We are the first available right turn-off, after roughly a mile.

From the A66, come off at the Skirsgill roundabout, as you are entering Penrith. Take the last exit, along the A686. Follow signs for Great Salkeld and Lazonby. In Lazonby turn right at the Midland Hotel and carry on over the bridge to Kirkoswald. Once in Kirkoswald go past the church, and keep hard right, signpost Glassonby. We are the first available right turn-off, after roughly a mile.

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

Heavenly Eden Valley walks are right on the doorstep from Mains Farm Camping and Caravan Site, from ambles to (the pubs at) Lazonby, to a hike along the River Eden to see Lacy's Caves... and then on to Little Salkeld and the Bronze Age stone circle of Long Meg and her Daughters.

Ramble to the north of Little Salkeld to see the Eden Lacy Viaduct over the River Eden, one of a couple of dozen viaducts on the 72-mile journey of the Carlisle to Settle Railway (jump on at Lazonby and Kirkoswald railway station to puff north west to Carlisle or south to Settle).

Going north for the day – actually, allow at least two – Hadrian’s Wall and Scottish Highlands are half an hour’s drive away.

Must see

  • The Rheged Centre (8.3 miles)
  • Dalemain Historic House & Gardens (9.9 miles)
  • Carlisle Castle (14.4 miles)

National Trust

  • Acorn Bank Garden and Watermill (7.9 miles)
  • Allen Banks and Staward Gorge (20.4 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:  2 p.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.

Mains Farm Camping and Caravan Site cancellation policy

Balance refunds: no penalties

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.

The remainder is payable on arrival.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does Mains Farm Camping and Caravan Site have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Mains Farm Camping and Caravan Site dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Mains Farm Camping and Caravan Site? Heavenly Eden Valley walks are right on the doorstep from Mains Farm Camping and Caravan Site, from ambles to (the pubs at) Lazonby, to a hike along the River Eden to see ... Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Mains Farm Camping and Caravan Site?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Mains Farm Camping and Caravan Site? From £15 (for 1 night, 4 people) - 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.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.

General
Quiet hours must be respected between 12 a.m. and 7 a.m..
The playing of music or live music instruments are not permitted.

Occupancy
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
The site caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.

Additional terms

There are various charges for fishing depending on the time of year; please book on arrival. You need a licence and your own fishing equipment.

The camping pod is suitable for up to 2 adults and 2 children. Occupancy cannot exceed this number, with no exceptions made.

Please note that if you are staying in the camping pod, you must bring your own bed/mattress.

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