The Pods by the Stream at Flakebridge Farm

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Rohan pod with hot tub ready for guests (added by manager 07 Oct 2022)
Relaxing in the hot tub (added by manager 19 jul 2021)
Nigh time view of hot tub and pod (added by manager 15 jun 2021)
Newly decorated rohan pod (added by manager 01 apr 2023)

  • Luxury glamping pods on a working farm in Cumbria
  • On the boundary between the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District
  • Private hot tub, well-equipped kitchenette and ensuite bathroom
Imagine relaxing in a hot tub under a star-lit sky with a glass of fizz in hand… Guests staying at The Pods by the Stream at Flakebridge Farm can look forward to that kind of lifestyle, as this glamping site on the border between the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales doesn’t skimp on luxuries. This is a family-run site located on a traditional working farm five minutes' drive from the motorway but deep in the countryside, making it easy to zip around the best parts of North West England while feeling like you're in the middle of nowhere. Each new arrival is provided with tea, coffee, sugar and fresh milk together with a gift hamper to make your stay that little bit more special. English breakfast kits with locally produced ingredients can also be bought if you fancy something hearty in the morning – easily cooked just the way you like it in the pods' well-equipped kitchenette. The pods sleep four, with a double bed and a sofa bed that's suitable for one adult or two kids. Your accommodation also has access to a luxurious hot tub (thoroughly cleaned after every stay). You will also be provided with robes and slippers for extra indulgence. Ready to come and explore the Howgills and their spectacular scenery? You'll find the site just off the A685, a short distance from the peaceful village of Orton (five minutes' drive).

Site type

Lodges, cabins, pods or huts 2
Open all year
Please note
  • Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.
  • Guests under the age of 3 are not allowed on site.
  • No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.
  • Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.
  • No naked flames are allowed inside the hired accommodation units.

Languages spoken

English

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Only showing reviews for the last 30 months.

Beautiful place

Overall 8/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 8
Child friendliness 2
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 10
craig L. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

1 bedroom camping pod (hot tub)

Liked: Hot tub Scenery Close to motorway link

Disliked: Still quite noisy with been near main road, I would recommend swapping pod round 180 degrees, I think then it would be fine

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From the manager: Thank you for your review. Unfortunately due to an issue on the A66 traffic was diverted which caused a lot or excessive bank holiday traffic along the road. This is not normal for our road. As you can see 92% of our pitchup guests state ' peaceful' as their main comment when staying here. In the 3 years we have been open & over 600+ guests you are the ONLY guests to comment on road noise. Unfortunately road closures/accidents/diverted traffic are beyond our control. However you will note that as of 8pm that day the road reopened and traffic became minimal as video footage taken after your social media comment can prove at 8pm, 9pm, 10pm & the next morning 7am & 8am too. However as a small family run site we were extremely upset that despite us going out of our way to ensure your hot tub was heated for your arrival, messaging to let you know we would heat your Hot Tub for your return (which i can guarantee other sites do not do and if they did there would be a charge whereas we are free) & the complimentary welcome hamper which includes prosecco you have marked us down for customer service & felt it necessary to make a derogatory comment on our social media platforms ....whilst still checked in! We pride ourselves on looking after our guests & ensuring their stay in as perfect as possible. We even stop all farm work after 7pm on the off chance the make any noise.

Excellent site, it was very clean, the family were so friendly.

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 10
Katelyn N. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

1 bedroom camping pod (hot tub)

Liked: We really enjoyed every minute of our stay at the pods, it was amazing and we have booked again for next year, thank you Emma and family for all your hard work and being amazing hosts! Everything was so clean and had all essentials for cooking.

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Great location, beautiful scenery and amazing hot tub!

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 10
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

1 bedroom camping pod (hot tub)

Liked: Spotless pod with everything you need. Emma went beyond and above! Beautifully decorated the room for my partners birthday, provided Prosecco and birthday cakes which were delicious! Amazing hot tub!

Disliked: Nothing

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Presentation, facilities, welcoming pack and quiet place.…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 10
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

1 bedroom camping pod (hot tub)

Liked: Presentation, facilities, welcoming pack and quiet place.

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We had a great weekend, thanks

Overall 10/10
Location 8
Value for money 8
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 10
Ian M. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

1 bedroom camping pod (hot tub)

Liked: Great site and really well set up Loved the bits in the pod including all the usually needed bits in the kitchen that are often forgotten making it an easier stay. Hot tub was a great extra. Such a quiet site which was lovely

Disliked: Hot tub wasn’t that warm on the first day, but we appreciate it was a cold day

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Absolutely loved this Pod…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 10
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

1 bedroom camping pod (hot tub)

Liked: Absolutely loved this Pod

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Brilliantly provided pods, fresh clean and warm. With lovely views.

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 10
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

1 bedroom camping pod (hot tub)

Liked: What a lovely break we had at the Pods by the stream. Emma was the hostess with the mostest, balloons, cakes, heated hot tub, and bubbles for our joint retirement. All ready and waiting for us on our arrival. The pod was perfect really warm and so well appointed we didn't want for anything. Star gazing from the tub was so special, the twinkly lights decorating the pod was such a lovely touch. Can't wait to return.

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Loved every minute of our stay. Pod was amazing with every…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 10
Karen P. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

1 bedroom camping pod (hot tub)

Liked: Loved every minute of our stay. Pod was amazing with every facility needed. Emma the host was so lovely, making our stay all the better. Definitely coming back in the summer

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Beautifully decorated, clean facilities with great hosts!

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 10
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

1 bedroom camping pod (hot tub)

Liked: Accommodation was spotless and beautifully decorated. Hosts are very attentative and provided more then enough for us to enjoy our stay. Beautiful farm and surroundings! The hot tub was warm ready for us to use with enough towels and robes for our stay. Hosts ensured we had enough space and privacy to enjoy our stay, but through great communication and an informative booklet, we felt at ease which allowed us to enjoy this awe inspiring part of the country comfortably.

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Must visit! Beautiful pod in spectacular location

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 8
Marcelle G. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

1 bedroom camping pod (hot tub)

Liked: Gorgeous Pod, really equipped and subtly decorated for Halloween which the kids loved! Nice game selection and the information provided was excellent! Great to have a TV with lots of viewing options available too. Hot tub ready for us returning each day which was really kind! Nothing was a hassle for the hosts which was really lovely. Great views and clear skies meant star gazing in the hot tub was beautiful. Really clean area with everything we needed plus more. The breakfast hamper was great and would highly recommend. Took a blow up bed for our 2nd child just as they're not great at sharing but there was definitely room for the 2 of them on the sofa bed. Would highly recommend

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Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Hot tub

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

Portable toilet

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

No dogs allowed

Themes

Luxury

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Type

Farm

Tiny (1-10 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Tennis nearby

Location

The Pods by the Stream at Flakebridge Farm

Flakebridge Farm

Tebay

Cumbria

England

CA10 3UQ

Directions

Timezone

Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)

GPS

54.43731°N
-2.51627°W

Nearest transport

Coach
11.9 mi Bus Station
11.9 mi Bus Station
11.9 mi Bus Station
Rail
6.1 mi Kirkby Stephen Rail Station
10 mi Appleby Rail Station
11.1 mi Garsdale Rail Station
Ferry
16.7 mi Howtown Ullswater Ferry Landing
17.2 mi Bowness on Windermere Ferry Terminal
17.3 mi Pooley Bridge Ullswater Ferry Landing

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

Rural pursuits abound in this part of the country, whether you fancy rambling over Langdale Fell (direct access from site via footpaths) and Orton Scar (10 minutes' drive) or are after an afternoon pootling around the trout fishery at Bessy Beck (five minutes). Smardale Gill Nature Reserve is 10 minutes away and has a good mix of wildlife if you fancy some nature spotting – and after all that, there's tea, cake and more goodies on hand just down the road at Tebay (five minutes). Into historic buildings? See the splendid arches of Smardale Viaduct (10 minutes), or explore Brough Castle (20 minutes), an imposing ruined fortress that stands on a ridge against a backdrop of the gorgeous Stainmore Pass. For more things to do, check out Kennedys Fine Chocolate (five minutes), a local confectionery factory, or head into the market town of Kirkby Stephen (10 minutes) at the head of the Eden Valley. The Lake District National Park is also within reach for day trips, with Windermere approximately 40 minutes away by road.

Water quality at nearby bathing waters

Name Distance Type 2020 2019 2018 2017
Morecambe North 28.5 mi Estuary Good N/A Good Good
Morecambe South 29.1 mi Sea N/A N/A Good Good

Data source: European Environment Agency

Must see

Sizergh Castle and Garden 14.8 mi

Levens Hall & Gardens 16.3 mi

The World of Beatrix Potter 17 mi

Windermere Lake Cruises, Bowness 17.2 mi

Brockhole - Lake District Visitor Centre 17.3 mi

National Trust

Sizergh Castle and Garden 14.8 mi

Acorn Bank Garden and Watermill 15 mi

Townend 16.1 mi

Windermere and Troutbeck 16.4 mi

Hill Top 19.2 mi

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Other

The Howgills Traverse - Sedbergh 0.1 mi

Great Asby Scar Circular 2.6 mi

Orton and Old Tebay 3.4 mi

Orton and the Stone Circle 3.5 mi

Smardale Wildlife Reserve 5 mi

Local events

  • Keswick Mountain Festival (Friday 17 May 2024 – Friday 17 May 2024)

    Keswick, Cumbria 11.5 mi

  • Kendal Calling (Thursday 1 August 2024 – Thursday 1 August 2024)

    Penrith, Cumbria 14 mi

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.

Nearest sites

Unfortunately, we have no nearby bookable sites.

Want to know more about camping in The Lake District and Cumbria?

  • Does The Pods by the Stream at Flakebridge Farm have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is The Pods by the Stream at Flakebridge Farm dog friendly? No View all features
  • What attractions are near The Pods by the Stream at Flakebridge Farm? Rural pursuits abound in this part of the country, whether you fancy rambling over Langdale Fell (direct access from site via footpaths) and Orton Scar (10 minutes' drive) or are after an … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of The Pods by the Stream at Flakebridge Farm?
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  4 p.m. –  7 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
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  • How much does it cost to stay at The Pods by the Stream at Flakebridge Farm? From £160 (for 1 night, 4 people) - prices may change depending on your dates and party.