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Crake Trees Manor: Camping in the Wildflower meadows

General

  • Working farm in a hilltop setting, welcoming guests for over 30 years
  • In the Westmorland Dales surrounded by walking and cycling routes
  • Stable kitchen with fridge, sink, microwave and kettle

Crake Trees Manor is a peaceful hilltop site in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, 15 minutes' drive from the M6 and A66 and half an hour from Penrith, Cumbria.

In the Westmorland Dales just to the east of the Lake District National Park, Crake Trees Manor sits at the centre of a family farm, 800 feet high up with spectacular views over the farm to the Eden valley and the Pennines. The farm is in a wildlife haven and has stargazing by night under the clear dark skies of Cumbria.

The accommodation areas are on mown pathways in conservation grassland, with long grass and wildflowers all around. A short walk from the pitches gets you to the warm shower, mobile toilets and sink (all regularly cleaned). The warm community stable kitchen is also here, with outside communal barbecue and firepit. Guests can order farmer Mike's breakfast baps (Cumberland sausage and egg bap and a flask of fresh coffee) to be delivered in the morning (order by text using the number in your booking confirmation email).

Designated vehicle parking is in the farm courtyard, with wheelbarrows to transport your kit.

The site does not allow fires and all barbecues must be raised securely off the ground (no disposable barbecues please).

Please note

At least one of the party members must be aged 21 or over.

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).

Group bookings of 3 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

No gas barbecues allowed.

Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.

Your dog must be tattooed or microchipped.

Reception is closed due to restrictions imposed by the coronavirus outbreak.

Minimum spacing of 10 metres between pitches.

Please note that the toilet/shower facilities are unisex.

This is a quiet site: no music is allowed.

Group bookings of 6 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).

Bookings must not consist of more than 2 different households.

Owing to government regulations, groups of 6 or more people are not permitted.

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Protective masks must be worn at all times in common areas.

All onsite food and drink establishments are closed due to restrictions imposed by the coronavirus outbreak.

Guests must bring their own duvets, pillows, sheets and towels when staying in rental accommodation. You will not be allowed to stay if you do not bring these items.

Coronavirus update: The site takes all guests' health and safety seriously; please respect other guests and abide by social distancing regulations.

Shower and toilet facilities will be cleaned more frequently during the day. Hand sanitiser points will be at all entrance and exit points.

Kitchen area will be cleaned frequently.

Each spacious shower and toilet cubicle will have antibacterial soap, paper towels and toilet paper. Products and disposable cloths are provided for cleaning after use.


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9.3

Overall rating based on 54 reviews

 

93% would recommend this site to a friend.

93% would stay here again.

  94% described as Peaceful ?

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Wonderful stay10/30/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJames c.Confirmed

  • Blue camping pod (2 adults and 2 children)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Wonderful stay at Crake Trees Blue Pod. Quiet and relaxing. Easy access to amenities and near by places. Would definitely recommend.

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Nice campsite09/21/2020

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

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch (2 adults and 2 children, family)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    We had a great time, it was quiet had plenty of privacy in field, the facilities were great, we used the communal kitchen, my girlfriend used the indoor showers I used the outdoor shower which was next to the tents field. We took our dog which was nice as there is a a field next to campsite where I could take her to in the mornings. The owner came round in the morning to check on us after a very windy night. We are definitely coming back. If you want a quiet camping site with no cars in field I would recommend this campsite, carpark is right next to field and the futhere pitching spot is only 2mins walk with wheelbarrow which they provide to carry stuff.

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Safe (Covid), friendly staff, lovely spacious pods.09/14/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomLeah H.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Blue camping pod (2 adults and 2 children)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The cleanliness of the pods and toilets , accessibility and location! We felt very save with all the Covid restrictions. This was our first get away after my partner returned from the Army and this was just what we needed. Nice and relaxing. 5*.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing really. My only dislike would be that not everything was open but this was no fault of Crake Trees, this was due to the Covid restrictions.

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Lovely location, sympathetic with mother nature, friendly owners09/03/2020

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

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch (2 adults and 2 children, family)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Set on a working farm in idyllic natural surroundings, the campsite is in a wildflower meadow with mown pathways allowing you to choose where to pitch. Car parking is right next to the field and wheelbarrows are provided so you can choose how far to walk from your car; the more isolated spots are further but worth the extra legwork in our opinion, and camping without cars in the field creates a much more relaxing atmosphere. The location is good for accessing both the Lake District and the Pennines/Yorks Dales, and the local village of Shap has good shops and pub. Next to the field are portaloos, shower and water point - all kept spotlessly clean and with lots of antibac spray to keep Covid at bay. A short walk up the field takes you to the kitchen/shower block which also has proper loos if you're squeamish about using a portaloo, and a lovely horse called Millie. Farmer Mike is super friendly and helpful, and is on hand every morning to dish out sausage baps if you don't feel like making your own breakfast :)

    Disliked: 

    Having to go home at the end!

From the manager...

Thank you for the lovely review.
It fills our hearts with joy.

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Was a short drive to nice walks09/01/2020

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

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch (2 adults and 2 children, family)
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  • Liked: 

    Was a short drive to nice walks

    Disliked: 

    The field was saturated with mud, the portaloos were horrible and the shower was in a wooden shed which I couldn't stand up in. I was very dissapointed.

From the manager...

Im afraid I did not have the pleasure of meeting this delightful group of three sour faced ladies.
It would have been good to hear your comments first hand.

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Excellent site with clean facilities. Very friendly and good site.08/29/2020

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

  • Blue camping pod (2 adults and 2 children)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Pod was nice. Clean and the facilities were good and clean.

    Disliked: 

    Just a little out the way of the lakes, but still a very nice area.

From the manager...

Probably a big plus at Crake Trees is that we are not actually in the Lakes
We are part of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
Superbly accesable from M6 and A66 . Its just a 15 minute drive without queuing to exit at these motorway roundabouts.
Also 3 hrs from London if you travel by train to Penrith and hire an electric community car.
But regarding hills to climb why not tackle High Cup Nick, Scar Fell on the Pennines, the sleeping elephants of The Howgills or find Robin Hoods grave right up on the remote and empty Crosby Fell.
Maybe just climb up 1000 ft to the top of Windy Hill (5 minutes from your tent) lay down in the sweet native grasses and wildflowers. Say hello to a grazing heifer and take in the view that goes south, east and north for almost 100 miles.

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Lovely peaceful place with good, clean facilities08/29/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJennifer W.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch (2 adults and 2 children, family)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Kitchen facilities were simple but functional.
    Shower and toilet block was clean and warm.
    The site was quiet and had plenty of space for us to pitch up.

    Using the app was an excellent way to keep informed during these socially distant times.

    Disliked: 

    Portaloos were a bit grim but we just used the regular toilet block instead.

    Would be good to have a covered space for congregation under in the rain.

From the manager...

So pleased you found our Crake Trees App useful.
It's been quite a challenge developing an idea I had at the end of Lockdown.
We have worked really hard on its development, indeed it's still a project that brings new challenges and ideas each week.
Over the winter I hope to develop it further to make more personalised walking, biking and driving trails.
I think it may be a "first" so I'm quite proud of the achievement.

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Peaceful and spacious site that was very clean08/29/2020

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

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch (2 adults and 2 children, family)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The space and serenity - there was plenty of room at the site and of the tents were spaced out and had their own privacy. The site itself had gorgeous views. I also liked the fact that cars were kept off the site, as it added an extra feeling of being away of the world and being able to truly disconnect.
    The facilities were kept meticulously clean and there was disinfectant and hand sanitizer available. We felt that Ruth and Mike were doing all that they could to ensure safety and cleanliness for all campers.
    It was a great treat to have baps delivered for breakfast as well!
    Thank you Ruth and Mike for a wonderful stay!

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Great location08/28/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch (2 adults and 2 children, family)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Peaceful location ; near all the attractions; lovely village pub with excellent food ; the beautiful village of Askham is nearby ; friendly and helpful owners. Bring wellies!!

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The facilities in the shower block, everything was very clean …08/28/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomCarly M.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch (2 adults and 2 children, family)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The facilities in the shower block, everything was very clean and looks well looked after or possible brand new. Had a fridge and freezer you could use. Also, like the washing up area and the use of the kettle.

    Disliked: 

    The amount of mud.

From the manager...

Oh dear that second half of August was a horror.
Rain, wind, rain, wind and bursts of sunshine.
But we survived.
I am ever astounded by the resilience and cheerfulness of our campers when the weather is somewhat inclement.

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Features

Coronavirus

Check-in: self check-in (unattended)

Deep cleaning of accommodation units between guests

Disinfectant sprays and wipes provided

Hand sanitising stations

Individual rooms in toilet/shower/basin facilities

Meal delivery to unit/pitch/outdoor seated area

More frequent emptying of bins

Removal of soft furnishings (e.g. decorative cushions)

Shared spaces: more frequent cleaning

We're Good To Go (VisitBritain accreditation)

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

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

Camping 2.0

Camping pods

Themes

Lake and/or mountain

Leave the car at home

Peaceful

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

Type

Farm

Small (11-25 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Tennis nearby

Location

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  • Crosby Ravensworth, Penrith, Cumbria, England, CA10 3JG
  • Timezone Europe/London +0100 (GMT+01:00)   GPS 54.5365°N 2.5956°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Penrith: Rail Station Coach Stop — 10.8 miles
Kirkby Stephen: Market Square Coach Stop — 10.8 miles
Penrith Bus Station — 10.9 miles
Train stations
Appleby Rail Station — 5.3 miles
Kirkby Stephen Rail Station — 10.7 miles
Penrith North Lakes Rail Station — 10.9 miles
Ferry ports
Pooley Bridge Ullswater Ferry Landing — 10.6 miles
Howtown Ullswater Ferry Landing — 11.0 miles
Glenridding Ullswater Ferry Landing — 14.0 miles
Airports
Durham Tees Valley Airport — 46.8 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

By foot or bike, the farm is close to several horse-riding trails: it’s adjacent to the Coast to Coast and Land's End to John O'Groats bike routes and near the Westmorland Way and Lady Annes Way hiking paths. And that’s not all… Cumbria and the Westmorland Dales have several circular cycle trails passing through the local village too.

If jaunts in the car appeal instead, type Alston into the satnav and travel 50 minutes on a scenic drive voted one of England’s best, ending up in a famed market town so historical it’s appeared in both Oliver Twist and Jane Eyre...

To potter through a pretty urban centre a touch closer to the site, Kendal is 40 minutes away from Crake Trees Manor and has 12th-century ruins to roam round as well as a natural history museum.

Feel like pootling about another stately building? Lowther Castle and its gorgeous gardens are a 25-minute drive, while ambles around the banks of stunning Haweswater Reservoir are within reach in 30 if getting back to Lake District nature takes your fancy...

Must see

  • The Rheged Centre (10.7 miles)
  • Dalemain Historic House & Gardens (11.0 miles)
  • Ullswater Steamers (14.0 miles)

National Trust

  • Acorn Bank Garden and Watermill (7.7 miles)
  • Townend (15.5 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:  3 p.m. –  7 p.m.
Depart by:  10 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  3 p.m. –  7 p.m.
Depart by:  10 a.m.

Crake Trees Manor cancellation policy

No refunds within 12 weeks of arrival date.

Bookings cannot be amended within 7 day(s) of arrival.

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

The site is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.

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. Crake Trees Manor will debit the balance from your card 12 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 12 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Cash
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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does Crake Trees Manor have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Crake Trees Manor dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Crake Trees Manor? By foot or bike, the farm is close to several horse-riding trails: it’s adjacent to the Coast to Coast and Land's End to John O'Groats bike routes and near the Westmorland Way … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Crake Trees Manor?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  3 p.m. –  7 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  3 p.m. –  7 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Crake Trees Manor? From €27.91 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - 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.

Coronavirus
All onsite food and drink establishments are closed due to restrictions imposed by the coronavirus outbreak.

Admission
At least one of the party members must be aged 21 or over.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.

Changes to your holiday
Bookings cannot be amended within 7 day(s) of arrival.

Coronavirus
Bookings must not consist of more than 2 different households.

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

Safety
Firearms are not permitted.

Occupancy
Group bookings of 3 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.
Group bookings of 6 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).

Safety
Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.

Coronavirus
Guests must bring their own duvets, pillows, sheets and towels when staying in rental accommodation. You will not be allowed to stay if you do not bring these items.

General
In the event of a complaint, please speak to reception immediately. Complaints which are not brought to the management's attention during your stay cannot be dealt with once you have left the site.

Coronavirus
Minimum spacing of 10 metres between pitches.

Extras
Motorbike(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.

Safety
No gas barbecues allowed.

Occupancy
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Arrivals and departures
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

Vehicles
No vehicle movement between 10 p.m. and 7:30 a.m..

Safety
Open fires are prohibited.

Coronavirus
Owing to government regulations, groups of 6 or more people are not permitted.

Pitches
Please note, pup tents are to be used for storage purposes only. Guests may not use them for sleeping.

General
Please note that the toilet/shower facilities are unisex.

Coronavirus
Protective masks must be worn at all times in common areas.

General
Public areas are non-smoking.
Quiet (afternoon) hours must be respected between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m..
Quiet hours must be respected between 10:30 p.m. and 7:30 a.m..
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.

Coronavirus
Reception is closed due to restrictions imposed by the coronavirus outbreak.

Reception
Reception is unmanned after 7 p.m.. Please inform the site while on your way there should you expect to arrive after this time, so that the team can provide information about your unit/pitch.

General
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behaviour is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

Arrivals and departures
There is no reception at this site. Please check in at the self check-in point instead.

Dogs
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).

General
The site is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.

Arrivals and departures
The site will send you further check-in information 1 day(s) before your arrival.

General
This is a quiet site: no music is allowed.

Visitors
Visitors are not permitted on site.
Visitors’ cars are not permitted on site.

Pitches
You must follow the management directives when pitching your tent/unit and related equipment.

Dogs
Your dog must be tattooed or microchipped.

Hired accommodation
Your unit must be left clean and tidy; a fine of £50.00 (€58.36) will be charged for unclean units upon departure.

Additional terms

If needed, wheelbarrows are available to help carry luggage and equipment to your unit/pitch.

Wifi is not available onsite but there is good mobile 4G signal.

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