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Cairn Meadow Pods: Oyster Catcher camping pod exterior

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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Reviews

9.5

Overall rating based on 58 reviews

 

98% would recommend this site to a friend.

98% would stay here again.

  95% described as Peaceful ?

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Clean modern pod with everything you could need in a beautiful area.06/27/2022

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

  • Oyster Catcher camping pod
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    Very clean and modern pod with everything you could need. It was great having a mini kitchen, en suite and tv as was a bit of a wet weekend so nice that we didn’t have to leave the pod if we didn’t want to. Comfortable bed as well. Beautiful area and views from the pod too.

    Disliked: 

    Signal isn’t great on some networks and no Wi-Fi which was fine for us as we were after peace and quiet but understand it might not suit everyone

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Lovely site, lovely location, lovely pod.06/08/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomTim M.Confirmed

  • Oyster Catcher camping pod
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    The pod was lovely and well equipped. The campsite was easy to find and in a beautiful location, with good access to a huge number of wonderful places to visit.

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Excellent pods with great facilities and very clean,06/08/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomClayton A.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Oyster Catcher camping pod
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    Pods were clean and brilliant facilities, very quiet area to chill out and get a break from city life, travel to Lake District in 40 minutes from pod so lots to do for the adventurous type.

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Excellent. Third time of visiting. Ans will go agai.05/10/2022

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  • Moorhen camping pod
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    Cleanliness was outstanding

    Disliked: 

    Shower only lasted 5 minutes before going cold

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Very clean, in our pod we had all we needed and we had amazing time.05/03/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomEva L.Confirmed

  • Moorhen camping pod
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    Stayed in lovely pod with my partner and our dog. Our camping pod was amazing. Beautiful lake view, nice and calm place to stay just what we needed.. Definitely would stay there again. Worth of money

    Disliked: 

    Our shower door did not close properly so water could leak out. Could be quite quiet for some people not a lot to do around better to drive everywhere but still worth to visit this lovely place

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Great location and cabin very clean.05/03/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Heron camping pod
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    Great location and cabin very clean.

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Lovely location. Loved every minute will definitely be back!04/19/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMegan K.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Moorhen camping pod
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    The pod was spotlessly clean and was in a beautiful location. Had all the essentials provided and was super homely. Couldn’t have asked for a better and was at a great price.

    Disliked: 

    Hot water kept going on and off whilst we was there but only in the shower however we managed. We also had no WiFi in the pods but this wasn’t a big issue.

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Lovely weekend break!04/18/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJoanne F.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Heron camping pod
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    Pods are lovely, very clean and everything you could need in them!
    Loved the pods have a grassed area in front for my little boy to play and could watch him from the pod.

    Disliked: 

    No dislike in regards to the pods however no pubs/restaurants in walking distance especially with a pram. However this didn’t effect our holiday, there is a few pubs around in a short drive.

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2nd bed should be sorted out properly, everything else fine.04/15/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Moorhen camping pod
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    Spacious, clean, amazing scenery, peaceful

    Disliked: 

    Two single futon beds put together to make 2nd double bed. Very uncomfortable because of metal bar running through.

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This was the first and only time anyone has complained about the sofa bed
I was quite surprised when I saw the review as I had spoken with them a couple of times during their stay, although the sofa bed was commented
on they seemed really happy with things overall .

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Gorgeous cosy warm pods 😍04/11/2022

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

  • Moorhen camping pod
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    Amazing!! Underfloor heating meant the pod was nice and cosy even when the snow started outside . Everything was spotless and straightforward to use . Had such a good weekend getaway.

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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 +0100 (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

Deposit transferable during COVID-19. 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.

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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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • 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 €111.49 (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.

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

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

Coronavirus
Bookings must not consist of more than 1 different households.

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

Safety
Firearms are not permitted.

Dogs
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.

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.

Hired accommodation
No naked flames are allowed inside the hired accommodation units.

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

Safety
Open fires are prohibited.

General
Quiet hours must be respected between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m..
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.

Safety
Swimming in the lake is not allowed.

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.

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).

Arrivals and departures
The site will send you further check-in information 7 day(s) before your arrival.

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

Hired accommodation
Your unit must be left clean and tidy; a fine of £18.00 (€20.93) will be charged for unclean units upon departure.

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