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Mains Farm Camping and Caravan Site

9.8
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Mains Farm Camping and Caravan Site: Grass tent pitches in the apple orchard

General

  • Safe and spacious site for letting kids run around
  • A popular setting for anglers and cyclists
  • Lakes, Hadrian’s Wall and the Scottish border within 40 minutes’ drive

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 Gretna Green on the Scottish border are all 20 to 40 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 their movements; all cars have to be parked away from the pitching areas too. All this and a popular playground: expect not to see offspring 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 small supermarket 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.

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


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9.8

Overall rating based on 172 reviews

 

99% would recommend this site to a friend.

99% would stay here again.

  91% described as Peaceful ?

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A beautiful site, ideal for a relaxing holiday. Pitches are …27/06/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • Electric grass touring pitch (2 adults and 4 children)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    A beautiful site, ideal for a relaxing holiday. Pitches are very spacious, Owners & staff very pleasant & helpful. Will defiantly return.

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Great facilities and lovely owners who are friendly and helpful. …27/06/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomNatalie U.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Great facilities and lovely owners who are friendly and helpful. Kids had a great time and loved the play area. It’s our second time visiting and will definitely be back.

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Great site, excellent amenities and lovely owners27/06/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomKaren C.Confirmed

  • Electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    This is our 3rd stay at the farm, we have used the pods which were excellent and camped twice, love the space and tranquility, they have made alot of improvements since our last visit with a flower meadow upgraded the park and added a wifi workshop and honesty shop. Facilities are always well kept and good water pressure. We will be back as love this place, village not to far and an open air pool walkable as well, plus lots of lovely local walks.

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Thanks so much for a great stay!27/06/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJUSTINE B.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Love this site! We took our 3 daughters aged 11, 9 and 4 and camped next to friends with electric hook up. The site is amazing with loads of space to play games, walk, chill, play park, gorgeous little wild flower area. Really clean and family friendly! Would recommend to anyone!

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    Nothing all amazing!

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Loved it27/06/2022

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

  • Electric grass touring pitch (2 adults and 4 children)
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    Great sites

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Fantastic site definitely visit again very friendly people26/06/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomBrenda N.Confirmed

  • Electric grass touring pitch (2 adults and 4 children)
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    Just visited Mains Farm and we loved it. One if the best most friendly sites we visited.Small shop selling basic things, lovely home made jam, marmalade & cakes. Some lovely walks round about. Very quaint villages. Had a lovely meal at the Fethers pub at Kirkowald.., amazing pork gammon & cider pie. thanks all concered Brenda & Charles

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    Nothing

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e.g. Excellent site with clean facilities, friendly staff and level pi26/06/2022

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  • Electric grass touring pitch (2 adults and 4 children)
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    Awesome

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The site is great.26/06/2022

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  • Camping pod (2 adults and 2 children, family)
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    The site is great.

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Outstanding site, loads of space, great facilities.25/06/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • Electric grass touring pitch (2 adults and 4 children)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Fantastic site, wonderfully organised with loads of space. Warm welcome and it was obvious that the owner wanted us to have a good time. From the swim spot in the river, the walk to local pubs across fields, the wonderful wildflower meadow to the honesty box home made cake shop, everything was perfect.

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    It would be very hard to dislike anything in this wonderful spot.

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Very very well kept site farm and walking to river was beautiful21/06/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSamantha w.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass touring pitch (2 adults and 4 children)
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    Scenic views

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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

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

Jumbo tent pitches

Tipis, yurts, or wigwams

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

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

Nearby farmers' market

Shop nearby

Type

Farm

Large (51-200 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Motorhome service point

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
Rail Station — 6.9 miles
Bus Station — 14.0 miles
Bus Station — 21.2 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


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 the Scottish border are around 40 minutes’ 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:  1 p.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  1 p.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.

Mains Farm Camping and Caravan Site cancellation policy

No refunds within 3 days of arrival date.

No refunds within 3 days, however the balance paid can be used against a future booking, subject to availability.

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. Mains Farm Camping and Caravan Site will debit the balance from your card 1 week before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 1 week then the balance will be taken immediately.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

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:  1 p.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  1 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 £22 (for 1 night, 6 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.

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

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