Blakebeck Farm Camping Barn, Blakebeck, Mungrisdale, Penrith, CA11 0SZ
Blakebeck 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 where up to 10 people can sleep on the mattresses provided (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 drying facilities, 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. 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.
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017687 79957 mobile: 07789287121
All year all day
£10 per person. Sole use £100. Dog £10 per stay.
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A66 Penrith to Keswick take turning to Mungrisdale and Caldbeck, after half a mile take left turn to Blakebeck Farm.
Train station at Penrith, buses to Mungrisdale. Road End, about 15 minutes walk from the barn.
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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.
Blakebeck Camping Barn, on the Cycle Coast to Coast in the English Lakes, is thought to be the first YHA camping barn.
Blakebeck Camping Barn, on the Coast to Coast Cycle Route in the English Lakes, is thought to be the first YHA camping barn conversion. Set on the privately owned Blakebeck Farm, amidst wildflower meadows with panoramic views, the camping barn was converted from a stone barn over 20 years ago with guidance from the YHA. Unused in recent years, a change of ownership at Blakebeck Farm has seen the camping barn return to life with a modern kitchen, hot showers, a large farmhouse table and chairs and plenty of space to socialise. Mattresses are provided so all you need for your stay is sleeping bags, pillows and food to cook. Find out about more Ex YHA Camping barns.
Visit the Lake Districts first ever camping barn, set in wildflower meadows on Blakebeck Farm.
Directly on the C2C Cycle route between Keswick and Penrith Blakebeck Farm Camping Barn has a self catering kitchen, hot showers and mattresses to sleep on. For those travelling light bedding can be rented and DIY breakfasts and packed lunches are available on request. The Mill Inn at Mumgrisdale provides excellent evening meals and is 10 minutes cycle ride away along a flat country road.