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Howbeck Lodge

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Howbeck Lodge: Bell tent

General

  • Peaceful touring pitches on a family-run working farm with great views
  • Bassenthwaite, Ullswater and Helvellyn within a half-hour drive
  • By the C2C cycle trail; 10 minutes' walk from a village shop and pub

What would you say to a stint at Howbeck Lodge, a peaceful site on a family-run working farm at the northern tip of the Lake District? If the answer is 'yes, please', then you can look forward to lovely views over the river that runs past the pitches and out to the green countryside beyond…

This may be a rural site, but it’s a most conveniently located one: the M6 (Junction 41) is easily accessed 10 miles away, and the village of Hesket Newmarket is 10 minutes’ walk away for a village shop and pub. The C2C (Coast to Coast) route passes just by the farm as well, so this makes a handy stopover for any cyclists making their way across the country by pedal power.

Days out are just as handy: it’s straightforward to get to several of the northern lakes (including Ullswater and Bassenthwaite) and peaks like Skiddaw and Helvellyn, or to Hadrian’s Wall or the Solway coast. Carlisle is half an hour’s drive away if you feel the need for a bit of city time.

The farm’s serviced pitches are dog-friendly and have access to facilities including a toilet and shower block a short walk away.

Please note

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

Dogs are not allowed in the accommodation units.

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

Single-sex bookings of 3 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

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


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Reviews

9.4

Overall rating based on 192 reviews

 

95% would recommend this site to a friend.

94% would stay here again.

  89% described as Peaceful ?

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Lovely small site with few frills. Host was welcoming and …09/27/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomRobin C.Confirmed

  • Fully-serviced gravel and concrete caravan site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Lovely small site with few frills. Host was welcoming and very easy going. Location was good only 5 minutes stroll to the very interesting small village of Hesket Newmarket. We'd recommend the The Old Crown pub for a visit, it's a wonderful olde world pub with great food and beers from their own brewery. It's also the first cooperative pub in England, run by the locals. Facilities were very clean and adequate for a small site. There are many little used footpaths in the local hills for walking.

    Disliked: 

    This didn't apply to us but if you are towing a big caravan then reversing into the pitches could be a bit tricky.

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good price and ideal for visiting the Lakes09/26/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAndrew H.Confirmed

  • Fully-serviced gravel and concrete caravan site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Nice level ground, WiFi available, also available on site is pizza and fresh break on demand. Welcome pack you pick up as you drive in at the gate.

    Disliked: 

    no dedicated dish washing sink

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Beautiful view, lots of extra services on site, could not …09/22/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomHelen O.Confirmed

  • Fully-serviced gravel and concrete caravan site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Beautiful view, lots of extra services on site, could not fault site.

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Excellent site clean and tidy …. Staff friendly and helpful….09/20/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomNicola C.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Fully-serviced gravel and concrete caravan site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    It was a family run working farm and they offered a variety of cooked and uncooked food ….. showers and toilets were clean and cleaned regularly…..

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Very quiet, water and grey water services on each pitch.09/20/2022

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

  • Fully-serviced gravel and concrete caravan site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Very quiet, water and grey water services on each pitch.

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Lovely peaceful position. Clean and tidy.09/19/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Fully-serviced gravel and concrete caravan site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Views, peacful, size of pitches, walking opportunities, local pub

    Disliked: 

    Too few toilets when site full.

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Excellent small site with level hardstanding pitches. Clean facilities09/18/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAlan C.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Fully-serviced gravel and concrete caravan site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Beautiful surroundings and dark skies at night

    Disliked: 

    Lack of washing up facilities

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Small site, fabulous views, clean facilities, food made to order …09/18/2022

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

  • Fully-serviced gravel and concrete caravan site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Small site, fabulous views, clean facilities, food made to order on site.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Everything09/10/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomPhilip S.Confirmed

  • Fully-serviced gravel and concrete caravan site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Everything

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Overall we had an enjoyable stay and may return in the future.09/05/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Bell tent
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  • Liked: 

    Lovely rural location but with excellent nearby village pubs for dining out. Good base for Northern Lakes/Scottish Borders. Staff were friendly and helpful. We loved the home baked bread.

    Disliked: 

    Early showers were lovely and warm but the hot water seemed to run out later on ( could be a bit chilly in colder weather?)

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Features

Coronavirus

Check-in: contactless (in person)

Check-in: one group at a time

Deep cleaning of accommodation units between guests

Disinfectant sprays and wipes provided

Hand sanitising stations

Masks/gloves available

Meal delivery to unit/site/outdoor seated area

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 site/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundry

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

Bell tents

Themes

Lake and/or mountain

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Dump point

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Convenience store nearby

Dog walk nearby

Type

Farm

Small (11-25 sites)

Nearby leisure

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Drainage hook-up points for caravans

Motorhome service point

Seasonal sites

Water hook-up points for caravans

Location

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  • Hesket Newmarket, Cumbria, England, CA7 8JN
  • Timezone Europe/London +0100 (GMT+01:00)   GPS 54.7368°N 3.0185°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Bus Station — 17.0 kilometres
Bus Station — 18.4 kilometres
Rail Station — 18.7 kilometres
Train stations
Dalston (Cumbria) Rail Station — 12.3 kilometres
Wigton Rail Station — 13.9 kilometres
Armathwaite Rail Station — 17.8 kilometres
Ferry ports
Keswick Ferry Landing — 17.7 kilometres
Nichol End (Derwentwater) Ferry Landing — 18.1 kilometres
Pooley Bridge Ullswater Ferry Landing — 18.7 kilometres
Airports
Newcastle International Airport — 90.4 kilometres

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

If you're looking to spend some time by the water, Bassenthwaite Lake (20 minutes' drive) will surely be on your list. This most northerly lake in the national park is very quiet, with few towns and villages around its shores. Head here for walks along the path that runs along the western shore, or stick around to discover the animals on display just to the north of the lake at the Lake District Wildlife Park (20 minutes).

It's a short drive to other top attractions too, the likes of which include historic Dalemain House (20 minutes), the Lakes Distillery (20 minutes), mountain peaks like Helvellyn (30 minutes) or Skiddaw (35 minutes) and the far-famed Derwent Pencil Museum, where you can learn all about graphite. Birdoswald Roman Fort, part of Hadrian’s Wall, can be reached by road in 50 minutes as well.

Cumbrian life isn't all about the fells and lakes, though: you can take yourself off to Carlisle (30 minutes) for a more urban day out at the castle, cathedral and Tullie House museum, or you could get to Cumbria's gorgeous coastline in about 35 minutes for days out on the sand.

Must see

  • Mirehouse Historic House and Gardens (15.1 kilometres)
  • Castlerigg Stone Circle (15.8 kilometres)
  • Dalemain Historic House & Gardens (17.5 kilometres)

National Trust

  • Wordsworth House and Garden (23.9 kilometres)
  • Acorn Bank Garden and Watermill (28.7 kilometres)

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 caravan
Arrive:  noon –  10:30 p.m.
Depart by:  11:30 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  noon –  6:30 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.

Howbeck Lodge cancellation policy

No refunds within 2 weeks of arrival date.

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. Howbeck Lodge will debit the balance from your card 2 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 2 weeks 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.

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  • Does Howbeck Lodge have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Howbeck Lodge dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Howbeck Lodge? If you're looking to spend some time by the water, Bassenthwaite Lake (20 minutes' drive) will surely be on your list. This most northerly lake in the national park is very quiet, … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Howbeck Lodge?
    Camping and caravan
    Arrive:  noon –  10:30 p.m.
    Depart by:  11:30 a.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  noon –  6:30 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Howbeck Lodge? From $57.96 (for 1 night, 6 people) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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