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Cairn Meadow Pods: Visitor image of waking up to this beautiful view

General

  • Quiet glamping site overlooking the Pennines and two wildlife ponds
  • A 20-minute drive from Carlisle and RSPB Geltsdale
  • Wooden ensuite pods with space for up to four; decking and picnic area

Looking for hikes along Hadrian's Wall and Pennine explores with an extra layer of comfort? Cairn Meadow Pods, a small glamping site set deep in the Cumbrian countryside, could be just the job.

This rural spot is surrounded by lots of water – there are two large nature ponds on site (hence the pods being named after wading birds) and a river runs just alongside too. Slightly further afield, meanwhile, you can get to the Lake District National Park in about half an hour's drive, while the sand dunes and salt flats of the Solway Firth are about 40 minutes to the west.

Back at base, you'll have plenty of room to relax in your furnished ensuite pod, where there's a double bed and convertible sofa that together can sleep up to four. A nifty bathroom is also included, and there's a small kitchenette with essentials like a microwave, kettle, toaster and fridge – just the thing for a bit of light cooking. Outside, the pods have wooden decking where you can take in the views; there are also picnic areas and plenty of spaces for car parking.

Cairn Meadow Pods is on the edge of the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, about 15 minutes' drive to the south of the market town of Brampton, an attractive spot just two miles from Hadrian's Wall. The much larger town of Carlisle (20 minutes) is also close by for a wider range of amenities.

Please note

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).

Swimming in the lake is not allowed.

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

Bookings must not consist of more than 1 different households.

No naked flames are allowed inside the hired accommodation units.

At least one of the party members must be aged 18 or over.


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9.6

Overall rating based on 69 reviews

 

99% would recommend this site to a friend.

99% would stay here again.

  95% described as Peaceful ?

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All in all we had a great weekend26/09/2022

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

  • Curlew camping pod
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    Pod was spotless , area was beautiful

    Disliked: 

    No nature trails round about the pods, fire wood supplied but had to pay for it.

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Lovely location, Clean and Well Looked After05/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMartin J.Confirmed

  • Heron camping pod
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    A lovely site, well looked after and ideal for exploring the surroundings. The lodge is very well kept and clean. Sitting on the veranda was a real highlight.

    Disliked: 

    The sofa bed was a little hard to lay on for my children. Not ideal to be honest.

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We really liked it.28/08/2022

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  • Oyster Catcher camping pod
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    Clean, well kitted out, lovely location, lots of informaton in the pack.

    Disliked: 

    The pull out bed wasn't quite a double so it would have been better for smaller children.

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Would definitely stay again,ideally situated1hr to the Lake District.22/08/2022

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

  • Oyster Catcher camping pod
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    Very nice accommodation, ideally situated for a quiet rural retreat.

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Pod was excellent, very clean with all the equipment. Friendly …20/08/2022

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

  • Moorhen camping pod
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    Pod was excellent, very clean with all the equipment. Friendly for a dog. All the attractions was with a short distance for driving. Very happy with that😃😃The owner very helpful and friendly

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Lovely rural sight with lovely views.15/08/2022

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

  • Oyster Catcher camping pod
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    Lovely surroundings within easy reach of attractions

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Idyllic. Perfect. Beautiful.12/08/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomLauren T.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Oyster Catcher camping pod
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    It was so quiet and beautiful. The pod was the perfect ‘in between’ to camping and b&b that we were after, with the kettle, sink, microwave and bathroom, so it was great for us and the kids. We still cooked on a camping stove outside and roasted marshmallows sat around the fire pit. The large grassed area meant the children could play, but were still within sight and sound. We loved it - it was idyllic and exactly what we needed to switch off and unplug from the usual rat race and hecticness. Thank you, Cairn Meadows and Pitch Up. xx

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    Nothing. It was perfect.

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Stayed for a couple of nights in the Moorhen Camping …05/08/2022

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

  • Moorhen camping pod
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    Stayed for a couple of nights in the Moorhen Camping Pod, it was lovely and clean, very spacious and had everything we needed for an enjoyable stay. The site itself was quiet and peaceful and surrounded by lovely views and settings. A parking space right outside our pod, firepit and blankets for a cosy evening toasting marshmallows and plenty of space for our dog. We will definitely be back again soon.

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Very good!!!03/08/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Moorhen camping pod
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    Beautiful surroundings, clean and very well-kept pods. On arrival, a gift from the owners in the form of wine, beer for parents and sweets for children. A big plus for that! Peace and quiet, that is what we cared about the most! We
    recommend!

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Great pod with great facilities, lovely location. Such a lovely tranqu30/07/2022

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

  • Oyster Catcher camping pod
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    Great pod with great facilities, lovely location. Such a lovely tranquil site. Bed was super comfy and bathroom was great size with a great shower.

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    Nothing

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Features

Coronavirus

Check-in: contactless (in person)

Check-in: self check-in (unattended)

Dedicated shower facility per glamping unit

Dedicated toilet facility per glamping unit

Deep cleaning of accommodation units between guests

Disinfectant sprays and wipes provided

Individual rooms in toilet/shower/basin facilities

More frequent emptying of bins

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

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups 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

Luxury

Peaceful

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

Tiny (1-10 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Cycling nearby

Golf nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Location

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  • Cumwhitton, Cumbria, England, CA8 9BZ
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 54.8603°N 2.7506°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Bus Station — 7.6 miles
Rail Station — 13.7 miles
War Memorial — 22.2 miles
Train stations
Armathwaite Rail Station — 3.6 miles
Wetheral Rail Station — 3.6 miles
Brampton (Cumbria) Rail Station — 5.3 miles
Ferry ports
Pooley Bridge Ullswater Ferry Landing — 17.6 miles
Howtown Ullswater Ferry Landing — 20.5 miles
Glenridding Ullswater Ferry Landing — 23.2 miles
Airports
Newcastle International Airport — 43.2 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

Cairn Meadow Pods is set in the aptly-named Eden Valley, a lush expanse of green countryside with plenty of walks and bike trails to explore. There's also a lot of wildlife in the area, from birdwatching at RSPB Geltsdale to fishing opportunities and woodland walks at Talkin Tarn Country Park (15 minutes' drive).

For sport and leisure, look eastwards towards the hiking paths that crisscross the high peaks of the Pennines, or take the M6 south towards the Lake District's northern reaches for paddling on Ullswater (30 minutes) and Derwentwater (45 minutes). Lazonby (20 minutes) also has a great open-air swimming pool (a far cry from the Med, but still much warmer than swimming in the Lakes).

History and heritage are up next, and there's plenty to be found around here – Hadrian's Wall (15 minutes), Carlisle Castle (20 minutes) and the Solway Aviation Museum (20 minutes) are all nearby for interesting and educational days out, as are the rather remarkable ruins of Lanercost Priory (20 minutes).

Must see

  • Carlisle Castle (8.1 miles)
  • Birdoswald Roman Fort (10.7 miles)
  • The Rheged Centre (14.8 miles)

National Trust

  • Acorn Bank Garden and Watermill (15.8 miles)
  • Allen Banks and Staward Gorge (18.3 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

On-site accommodation
Arrive:  3 p.m. –  Anytime
Depart by:  10:30 a.m.

Cairn Meadow Pods cancellation policy

No refunds within 3 days of arrival date.

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

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. Cairn Meadow Pods 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.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking, or at any point before the due date.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Terms and conditions

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  • Does Cairn Meadow Pods have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Cairn Meadow Pods dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Cairn Meadow Pods? Cairn Meadow Pods is set in the aptly-named Eden Valley, a lush expanse of green countryside with plenty of walks and bike trails to explore. There's also a lot of wildlife in … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Cairn Meadow Pods?
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  3 p.m. –  Anytime
    Depart by:  10:30 a.m.
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  • How much does it cost to stay at Cairn Meadow Pods? From £94 (for 1 night, 4 people) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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