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- Small, friendly rural site a mile from Broughton-in-Furness
- A 15-minute drive from Coniston Water and 20 minutes from the coast
- Simple pitches with splendid views and easy access to walks
In a secluded spot on the southern side of the Lake District National Park and roughly halfway between the coast and Coniston Water – even the most demanding of visitors would have to admit that this is a pretty cracking Cumbria setting.
Lakeside ambles and seaside strolls alike are easily accessed (with a drive of less than 20 minutes) from The Barn’s Lickle Valley location, and there are plenty of country trails to ply straight from the site too. Perhaps one of the most rewarding of these is the footpath that runs for a mile into the local village of Broughton-in-Furness, which is home to several pubs, an award-winning bakery and a fab deli and butcher.
Not in the mood for any such outings? Stick around and soak up the scenery on site: large pitches have spectacular views of The Old Man of Coniston (that’s a mountain, not a person), and there’s plenty of space to chill out the quiet and fresh air while watching the buzzards overhead. Dogs are welcome to join you but they’ll need to be kept under control as there are working farms all around and often sheep grazing in the fields.
To preserve the peace, facilities are limited to fresh water and toilets; there’s no power available but most networks will be able to access mobile phone signal on site. Parking isn’t allowed by the pitches but there’s plenty of parking and wheelbarrows are available to help trundle your kit along (and someone will usually be on hand with an ATV if you need extra help).
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Beautiful views, a quiet site and the best shower in …
Very peaceful and scenic, friendly owners.
The view and peace was excellent.
Beautiful views from pitch and friendly and accommodating owners !
Got to the Barn in the pitch black, when we …
Level hard standing slate pitch
Capacity reduced to increase social distancing
Check-in: contactless (in person)
Check-in: one group at a time
Dedicated toilet per site
Hand sanitizing stations
No cash accepted on site
Shared spaces: daily deep cleaning
Leisure on park
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on park
Car parking by site/unit
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Barbecue grills allowed
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Lake and/or mountain
Electric car charging point(s)
No drinkable water point
No hot water
No running water
Propane/gas cylinders available
Convenience store nearby
Dog walk nearby
Tiny (1-10 sites)
Cycle hire nearby
Mountain biking nearby
- Coach stations
Daffodil Hotel for Dove Cottage
— 22.1 kilometres
22.1 kilometres Lakeside House for Dove Cottage — 22.1 kilometres
22.1 kilometres Kelsick Road opposite Library — 22.4 kilometres
- Train stations
Foxfield Rail Station
— 3.8 kilometres
3.8 kilometres Green Road Rail Station — 5.7 kilometres
5.7 kilometres Kirkby-in-Furness Rail Station — 7.0 kilometres
- Ferry ports
Lake Bank (Coniston) Ferry Landing
— 8.1 kilometres
8.1 kilometres Water Park (Coniston) Ferry Landing — 8.5 kilometres
8.5 kilometres Sunny Bank (Coniston) Ferry Landing — 8.8 kilometres
Liverpool John Lennon Airport
— 108.9 kilometres
The lane is very narrow with very few passing places so please drive slowly and expect to reverse if needed. You may well think it cant be down here but do keep going; the site is just past the back of beyond!
First-time Cumbria visitors will no doubt want to tick off several of the area’s big sights, and that’s pretty straightforward from The Barn. Start with Coniston Water (15 minutes’ drive) for scenic lakeside walks and dabbling in watersports, then travel a few minutes further to hike to the top of the Old Man of Coniston.
Beyond that, Beatrix Potter’s old haunt Hill Top (35 minutes) is a popular place to visit, as is Sca Fell (45 minutes) – the second-highest mountain in England, no less. The market town of Ulverston (25 minutes) is another place to add to the list, whether you’re stopping by at the Laurel and Hardy museum or stepping out on the 70-mile Cumbria Way.
Sprinkle a bit of heritage into your scenic outings by heading to Swinside Stone Circle; if wildlife’s more your thing then there’s plenty of birdwatching to be done at RSPB Hodbarrow nature reserve (both about 20 minutes away). More family-friendly visits might include Cumbrian Heavy Horses (15 minutes) and the shiny vehicles of the Lakeland Motor Museum (half an hour).
- South Lakes Wild Animal Park (14.2 kilometres)
- Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway (14.3 kilometres)
- Lakeland Motor Museum (15.2 kilometres)
- Gondola' (12.5 kilometres)
- Coniston and Tarn Hows (14.0 kilometres)
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- Does The Barn have a swimming pool? No View all features
- Is The Barn dog friendly? Yes View all features
- What attractions are near The Barn? First-time Cumbria visitors will no doubt want to tick off several of the area’s big sights, and that’s pretty straightforward from The Barn. Start with Coniston Water (15 minutes’ drive) for scenic … Read more
- When can I check in and check out of The Barn?
Camping and touring Arrive: 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. Depart by: noon On-site accommodation Arrive: 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. Depart by: noon