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- Glamping site on a farm on the edge of the North Pennines
- A 10-minute drive to Eden Valley; half an hour to the Lake District
- Free-range eggs available; mobile kitchen/bathroom with a gas cooker
Bearing down on Cumbria for lakes, fells and waterfalls? Then, you’ll be in a real ripe spot for walking, cycling and ticking off mountain summits at Renison’s Farm. On the edge of the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with the Lake District National Park half an hour’s drive away and the Vale of Eden 10 minutes away, this glamping site is in a peaceful patch well tucked away, but well within reach of beauty spots.
Views are very sweet here, as the farm looks over the Lake District and there are livestock grazing in the fields. There’s plenty of peace to go around – and eggs too, as the site is part of a working farm with free-range hens, so there are always eggs to collect in the morning and pigs to feed.
Here, you’ll be bedding down in one of the site’s three ‘Ruskies’, Russian personnel carriers that have been transformed into spacious shepherd’s huts with a king-sized bed and space to sit and relax. You’ll also have access to a mobile kitchen and bathroom, including a gas cooker, sink, seating area, composting toilet and shower.
The site is half an hour’s drive away from Penrith and 50 minutes from Keswick, both home to plenty of shops, restaurants and pubs. More locally, Gamblesby (five minutes’ drive) has a bus stop, while Kirkoswald (10 minutes) has two pubs.
Please bear in mind that the site is half a mile up quite a bumpy track, unsuitable for very low-slung cars.
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Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Car parking by pitch/unit
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Commercial vehicles allowed
No dogs allowed
Electric car charging point(s)
Gas cylinders available
No drinkable water point
No hot water
No running water
Dog walk nearby
Tiny (1-10 pitches)
Mountain biking nearby
- Coach stations
— 9.6 miles
9.6 miles Bus Station — 15.9 miles
15.9 miles Bus Station — 24.5 miles
- Train stations
Lazonby & Kirkoswald Rail Station
— 4.2 miles
4.2 miles Langwathby Rail Station — 5.6 miles
5.6 miles Armathwaite Rail Station — 7.4 miles
- Ferry ports
Pooley Bridge Ullswater Ferry Landing
— 14.1 miles
14.1 miles Howtown Ullswater Ferry Landing — 17.1 miles
17.1 miles Glenridding Ullswater Ferry Landing — 20.7 miles
Newcastle International Airport
— 40.1 miles
The postcode CA10 1LA will take you to Busk, but you’ll want to turn right rather than left at the crossroads.
Thirsty for some water activities? You’ll be in a good spot, as the hike at Ashgill Force (half an hour’s drive) ends in waterfall views. Aira Force Waterfall (45 minutes) is another local waterfall, while Ullswater (45 minutes) in the Lake District delivers on the watersports front, with sailing, boat trips and a whole legion of other watercrafts ready for a captain to take over (canoes and kayaks included). It is the second-largest lake in England, after all.
You might want to have a good rest in the eve, as there are many more activities that will elevate your heart rate, from the scenic hike at Hartside Pass (15 minutes) to taking on Blencathra (45 minutes), a northerly Lake District hill with six fells in total.
Past Striding Edge, the mountain hike at Helvellyn (55 minutes) will put your legs to work some more, while the Eden Valley (10 minutes) has a combo of easier-going walking and cycling lanes as well as tougher hill climbs.
Inject some history into your holiday… perhaps the medieval castle ruins at Lowther Castle & Gardens (35 minutes) or the ancient Castlerigg Stone Circle (50 minutes) will give you the chills.
- The Rheged Centre (11.0 miles)
- Dalemain Historic House & Gardens (12.7 miles)
- Birdoswald Roman Fort (15.4 miles)
- Acorn Bank Garden and Watermill (8.2 miles)
- Allen Banks and Staward Gorge (17.5 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|Arrive:||3 p.m. –||Anytime|
|Depart by:||10:30 a.m.|
Renison’s Farm cancellation policy
No refunds within 1 week 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.
Deposit transferable during COVID-19. Renison’s Farm will debit the balance from your card 2 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 2 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.
Hired accommodation: £100.00 damage/cleanliness/bracelet deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure after inspection of your unit should no damage/losses be found.Deposit transferable during COVID-19. During COVID-19 you can transfer your deposit to a future stay booked within 3 months of your arrival date. Read more.
You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.
Payment methods accepted on the parkCash
Terms and conditionsSite booking terms and conditions
- Does Renison’s Farm have a swimming pool? No View all features
- Is Renison’s Farm dog friendly? No View all features
- What attractions are near Renison’s Farm? Thirsty for some water activities? You’ll be in a good spot, as the hike at Ashgill Force (half an hour’s drive) ends in waterfall views. Aira Force Waterfall (45 minutes) is another … Read more
- When can I check in and check out of Renison’s Farm?
On-site accommodation Arrive: 3 p.m. – Anytime Depart by: 10:30 a.m.