Blakebeck Farm Camping Barn, Blakebeck, Mungrisdale, Penrith, CA11 0SZ
OverviewBlakebeck Farm Camping Barn is set amidst wildflower meadows in Mungrisdale with panoramic views. It is on the C2C cycle route, the Cumbrian Way passes close by and there are many Lake District Peaks within easy reach. It is ideal as an overnight for cyclists and weekend breaks for walkers and families. There is a large upstairs room with bunkbeds for 10 people (BYO sleeping bags) and there is a farmhouse table and chairs. Next to this room is a kitchen with hob, microwave, toaster and sink. Utensils, tea towels and washing up liquid are provided. Downstairs are two shower rooms each with a toilet and handwash basin and a third room with sink and hanging space, also ideal for bike storage. For those travelling light, towels, bedding and DIY breakfast and packed lunches can be pre-booked. The Barn has great WiFi. Showers cost £1 and electric oil heaters are available for a small charge. One dog is welcome when a group has sole use. Not suitable for partying groups as it is close to the farmhouse. There are also two self-catering cottages on the farm. This accommodation is featured on our map of the Lake District and here is its own website.
Rooms & Beds:10: 1x10 + holiday cottages
Open:All year. All day
Price per night:£11 per person. Sole use £110. Dog £10 per stay.
Booking:by phone or email
Directions:A66 Penrith to Keswick take turning to Mungrisdale and Caldbeck, after half a mile take left turn to Blakebeck Farm.
Public Transport:Train station at Penrith, buses to Mungrisdale. Road End, about 15 minutes walk from the barn.
Walks:Long Distance Walks
This accommodation allows dogs by arrangement, is near mountains, is available to individuals, gives a Best Price Guarantee, has a pub within walking distance and is on the camping barn map, the C2C Cycle Route and the or near to the Settle to Carlisle railway.
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Alpacas at Blakebeck Farm
April 16th 2018
There are 4 female alpacas at Blakebeck Farm.
There are 4 alpacas at Blakebeck Farm. They are all female, we have had the white ones Princess and Narla and two others Honey and Treacle.
The alpacas get clipped once a year in June/July time, oh what a challenge that is, we have a great chap who comes to clip them and he makes it look easy, then we have the lovely soft fleeces. I have spun some; it is so lovely and soft. They are very inquisitive animals and love to see what is going on and will come to see you from a distance, they are also very timid.
They do not like dogs at all and sometimes start squealing when they see them; they would chase and hurt a dog if they were in the field with them. They are very useful at lambing time as they look after the sheep and lambs protecting them from foxes and dogs, they love lambs and will stand with a lost lamb and look after it until its mum comes back.
October 24th 2017
A simple and affordable camping barn in the Lake District
Blakebeck Farm Camping Barn was one of the first barns to be converted by the YHA to be used for accommodation for walkers and cyclists back in the distant past. It is an independent Camping Barn now but still maintains that simple and affordable vibe. £10 for a night’s stay, you can’t argue with that! With a kitchen, hot showrs and communal dining area, it offers more facilities than many camping barns.
The postal address says Penrith but it is equally close to Keswick, so you’re spoiled for choice for handsome country towns in the Lake District. For the more adventurously inclined, the camping barn sits on the coast to coast cycle route, the Cumbrian Way and all those amazing Lake District peaks.
The ‘Farm’ bit of the name gives us a chance to go ‘Aahh!’ over the alpacas and the Donkeys. You’ll have to recalibrate your sense of cute after you’ve seen the baby alpacas!
Blakebeck Farm has a new Website.
March 21st 2017
The first camping barn to benefit from a website built by Independent Hostels UK.
Blakebeck Farm is the first camping barn to benefit from a website built by Independent Hostels UK. The new website features bespoke artwork painted by artist Jo Watson. There are lots of wide-screen photos around the farm showing the stunning surrounding scenery. The website has pages about the animals on the farm, the farms holiday cottages and music studio. The camping barn has a unique history being one of the first camping barns established by the YHA over 20 years ago.