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Mains Farm Camping and Caravan Site

9.8
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Aerial view of the caravan site and electric grass pitches

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

No bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

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.


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Reviews

9.8

Overall rating based on 103 reviews

 

100% would recommend this site to a friend.

100% would stay here again.

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Fab time. Kids loved it. Friendly family.08/03/2020

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

  • Camping pod (2 adults and 2 children, family)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Location and family

    Disliked: 

    Bikers staying

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Excellent camp site, can't wait to go again07/29/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJanice T.Confirmed

  • Electric grass touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The owners Robert and Julie were great. You only have to ask and then are very willing to help. Nice clean showers and toilets showers nice and hot. Liked the way there was different fields to camp in rather than one huge area. Lots of lovely walks and interesting things to see. Good spacious caravan plot with electric hook up. Stayed on the woods nice and quiet.

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    Nothing will be booking again

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Great site. Highly recommend07/26/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Everything. Very clean and we felt very safe Covid wise. Brilliant facilities and absolutely beautiful site.

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Great family site , friendly staff and level pitches07/24/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • Electric grass touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    We enjoyed staying on this site, we really appreciated the woodland scenery and easily accessible walks to the river. The kids (not ours) were having a great time!
    Very pleasant owners. We would definitely return

    Disliked: 

    The signage could be improved and there was a very narrow entrance to site. You need to approach from Kirkoswald and not from the South.

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Friendly owners brilliant views and walks07/14/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Friendly owners brilliant views and walks

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Great site07/13/2020

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

  • Electric grass touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Very picturesque site with great facilities and a relaxed atmosphere

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As always a great stay....Julie and Robert are amazing hosts,nothing …07/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMoira S.Confirmed

  • Electric grass touring pitch
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    As always a great stay....Julie and Robert are amazing hosts,nothing is a bother to them.Facilities are 1st class.Can't wait to go back

    Disliked: 

    Nothing to dislike

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Beautiful views, well maintained , very friendly owners and dececent …07/08/2020

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

  • Camping pod (2 adults and 2 children, family)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Beautiful views, well maintained , very friendly owners and dececent showers.

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Lovely, family run site. Very helpful owners, great location.07/08/2020

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

  • Electric grass touring pitch
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    Julie and Robert were so friendly and welcoming in. Julie suggested a lovely walk for me and my dog. The site is spacious and well kept. I stayed on the first day of campsites being open and everything was in place to keep people safe. I have booked again for August :)

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Clean with great showers and friendly hosts03/24/2020

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

  • Electric grass touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Showers, kitchen, surrounding area

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Features

Leisure on park

Bar or club house

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Fishing

Fitness centre

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Playground

Recreation room/arcade

Takeout

Tennis

TV room

Watersports

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Convenience store nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Utilities

Charging facilities

Dump station

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

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

Restrooms

Shower available

Washing-up area

Wheelchair access

Wifi

Touring and motorhomes

Motorhome service point

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Hikers’ paradise

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Wildlife haven

Rules

Barbecue grills allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Type

Farm

Large (51-200 sites)

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Scouts welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Camping 2.0

Camping pods

Jumbo tent sites

Location

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  • Kirkoswald, Penrith, Cumbria, England, CA10 1DH
  • Timezone Europe/London +0100 (GMT+01:00)   GPS 54.7522°N 2.6819°W

Nearest transport

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

Directions


From the M6, come off at Junction 41, take the A6 to Plumpton then turn off and follow the signs through Lazonby and over the bridge to Kirkoswald. Once in Kirkoswald go past the church, and keep hard right, signpost Glassonby. We are the first available right turn-off, after roughly a mile.

From the A66, come off at the Skirsgill roundabout, as you are entering Penrith. Take the last exit, along the A686. Follow signs for Great Salkeld and Lazonby. In Lazonby turn right at the Midland Hotel and carry on over the bridge to Kirkoswald. Once in Kirkoswald go past the church, and keep hard right, signpost Glassonby. We are the first available right turn-off, after roughly a mile.

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

National Trust

  • Acorn Bank Garden and Watermill (12.7 kilometres)
  • Allen Banks and Staward Gorge (32.8 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 touring
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.

Mains Farm Camping and Caravan Site cancellation 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 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.

The remainder is payable on arrival.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Terms and conditions

Site 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?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  2 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 R345,26 (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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