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Mains Farm Camping and Caravan Site

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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 bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted via Pitchup.com.


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9.8

Overall rating based on 85 reviews

 

100% would recommend this park to a friend.

100% would stay here again.

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Anonymous user

Lovely site in beautiful location.11/01/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • Powered grass trailer site
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    very clean and pretty. The owners were very kind and helpful.

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Very clean friendly peaceful site.10/13/2020

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

  • Powered grass trailer site
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    Very clean friendly peaceful site.

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Excellent site, clean facilities, very helpful staff, will return10/05/2020

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

  • Powered grass trailer site
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    Very friendly, easy check in/ check out, Covid systems in place.

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Anonymous user

Excellent break10/04/2020

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  • Camping pod (2 adults and 2 children, family)
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    Cleanliness friendly

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Very friendly and lovely place to stay10/09/2020

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  • Camping pod (2 adults and 2 children, family)
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    Very friendly and lovely place to stay

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Excellent site with friendly staff always on hand.10/02/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomGeorge J.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Camping pod (2 adults and 2 children, family)
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    We liked absolutely everything, the drive to the site through the amazing scenic roads. The welcome when we got to site was great we felt at home straight away, we had a guided tour around the facilities and shown to our pod.

    The facilities were great, toilet and shower cubicles were cleaned every morning and were very well maintained, the shower water pressure was amazing... better than our shower at home! The kitchen area was really good with two sinks and cooking appliances available.

    The pod was in amazing condition with a heater in and ready to go, plenty of sockets - usb sockets too which is great for charging your tech up! The pods were spacious and really well insulated!

    The short walk to the river Eden was great, we walked along the river bank with our dog to Lacys caves and despite the wet and windy weather we all enjoyed it.

    I would definitely recommend you stay here, we will certainly be staying here again!

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Fantastic place, brilliant facilities, super staff. Fully recommend.09/23/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomPoppy I.Confirmed

  • Camping pod (2 adults and 2 children, family)
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    Absolutely loved every second. Fantastic location, brilliant facilities and absolutely lovely couple that run the place. Always smiling and up for a chat. Will 100% be back again. Exactly the short break we needed!

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Lovely quiet site with clean facilities, friendly owners.09/21/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSue B.Confirmed

  • Powered grass trailer site
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    Location, facilities, owners

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    Nothing

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Great value and really friendly hosts09/20/2020

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

  • Primitive grass tent or trailer tent site
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    The site overall was superbly set out specifically to cater for the outdoors experience. The owners were lovely and we’d return based on their welcome alone ! The toilets and showers were spotless and warm. The kids had a well laid out play area (Not an option at other local campsites) and there were plenty of riverside walks. Fishing is an option but a £20 fee applies. All amenities were great.

    Disliked: 

    Unfortunately we were pitched next to a family who were loud and spent hours into the early hours of the morning arguing, having a domestic. This kept me and my daughter awake which was of no fault of the site at all. To be honest there wasn’t anything on the site I disliked.

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Great site, level pitches and clean facilities. Friendly owners.09/17/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSara R.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Powered grass trailer site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    The owners (Robert and Julie) were extremely helpful. They accommodated us on a suitable pitch (we were concerned about getting stuck on the grass) and even gave us some newspaper to help dry out our wet shoes! They have made some laminated information sheets detailing local walks from the site which was a lovely thought and we enjoyed a walk to the village and a drink in the local pub.
    The toilets and facilities are very clean and we felt COVID safe throughout our stay.
    There is an option to hire a fire pit on a nightly basis...which we may do next time.
    Would definitely visit again!

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Features

Leisure on park

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Playground

Recreation room/arcade

TV room

Takeout

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on park

Bath available

Car parking by site/unit

Composting toilet

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundromat

Local produce

Parent & baby washroom

Payphone

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Restrooms

Shower available

Washing-up area

Wheelchair access

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Scouts welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue grills allowed

Barbecue provided

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Camping 2.0

Camping pods

Jumbo tent sites

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Hikers’ paradise

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Communal fridge

Dump station

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Convenience store nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Type

Farm

Large (51-200 sites)

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 GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 54.7522°N 2.6819°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Penrith Bus Station — 10.6 kilometers
Penrith: Rail Station Coach Stop — 11.2 kilometers
Brampton (Cumbria): Market Place Bus Stop — 21.4 kilometers
Train stations
Lazonby & Kirkoswald Rail Station — 1.4 kilometers
Langwathby Rail Station — 6.5 kilometers
Armathwaite Rail Station — 8.6 kilometers
Ferry ports
Pooley Bridge Ullswater Ferry Landing — 18.4 kilometers
Howtown Ullswater Ferry Landing — 23.3 kilometers
Glenridding Ullswater Ferry Landing — 28.7 kilometers
Airports
Newcastle International Airport — 70.0 kilometers

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 (13.3 kilometers)
  • Dalemain Historic House & Gardens (15.9 kilometers)
  • Carlisle Castle (23.2 kilometers)

National Trust

  • Acorn Bank Garden and Watermill (12.7 kilometers)
  • Allen Banks and Staward Gorge (32.8 kilometers)

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

RV, trailer and tent sites
Arrive:  1 p.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.
On-park accommodation
Arrive:  1 p.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.

Mains Farm Camping and Caravan Site cancelation 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 cancelations 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 at the park

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Cash
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Terms and conditions

Park 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?
    RV, trailer and tent sites
    Arrive:  1 p.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    On-park 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 $38.37 (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.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leashes and supervised at all times.

Occupancy
No bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

General
Quiet hours must be respected between midnight and 7 a.m..
The playing of music or live music instruments are not permitted.

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

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

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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