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Mains Farm Camping and Caravan Site

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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
  • 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

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

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

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.


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9.8

Overall rating based on 160 reviews

 

99% would recommend this site to a friend.

99% would stay here again.

  92% described as Peaceful ?

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lots to do on site and local, fantastic facilities and lovely staff.21/06/2021

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

  • Camping pod (2 adults and 2 children, family)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Everything, amazing little place.

    Disliked: 

    That we couldn’t stay longer.

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The site was lovely, with great facilities and plenty of …21/06/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    The site was lovely, with great facilities and plenty of space. The Honesty shop was great and the cakes was so tasty! Everyone we spoke to was so helpful and we don’t have a single complaint about the site!

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Brilliant site, clean facilities, lovely park for kids, helpful owners21/06/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomPaul D.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Laid back atmosphere, open space, walks, welcoming owners

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beautiful location beautiful site - loved the way the lights …20/06/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJoanne H.Confirmed

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

    beautiful location beautiful site - loved the way the lights worked by sensor at night to guide you to the facilities

    Disliked: 

    no auto lights in the ladies at night nor any way to switch a light on in the corridor

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Relaxing holidays20/06/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomStephen M.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    The setting, spectacular walks ,

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Welcoming peaceful site.18/06/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomWendy M.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Friendly, peaceful, welcoming, spotleoclean. Spacious pitches, divided into different fields, so plenty of privacy. Lovely dog walks, near enough to fabulous village shop in one direction, Co-op in another & pubs in both directions- but only open Thursday-Sunday when we visited. Felt very comfortable. No entertainment so not for those looking for a lively site.

    Disliked: 

    Could not get Wifi to work.

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Excellent facilities and well laid out site. Good walking and …17/06/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomRichard F.Confirmed

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

    Excellent facilities and well laid out site. Good walking and cycling from the site. Friendly host and staff.

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Wonderful site for our first camping holiday. Will return.16/06/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Warm welcome and quiet site. Lovely private bathroom hire very clean. Will definitely return.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing.

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Superb site16/06/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    So I dont 'do reviews' and I'm not sure I want to leave one for this site as then you'll know how good it is too and it won't be my perfect little secret retreat! it really is the best touring site I have ever stayed on. Our 5yr old daughter got up, went out side made friends played and absolutely loved it. It reminded me of my caravan trips as a child, safe friendly, fun.

    Level pitches, facilities spotless, super helpful owners, stunning setting, beautiful farm buildings. There has been some real though and effort put into this site and it shows, such a relaxed setting and peaceful, and everything is just where you need it. We cannot wait to return.

    Disliked: 

    Our stay was too short!

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Great site, clean, friendly with wonderful views15/06/2021

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

  • Electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    We originally booked a pod for the night but following a little confusion we were re homed into the fab bunk rooms. These were actually lovely. Really comfy, exceptionally clean and really surprising.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing at all. The owners were really helpful and nothing was too much bother for them

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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

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

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

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
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


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:  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

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

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

The remainder is payable on arrival.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • How much is payable upfront? A 15% transferable deposit is payable when you book, with the balance payable on arrival. Read more
  • 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, 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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