Cragg Camping Barn, Cragg House Farm, Buttermere, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CA13 9XA

Call John and Vicki Temple on Camping Barn 01768 774301 Farm and Cottage 01768 770204


Cragg Barn Camping Barn is a traditional stone-built barn with stunning views of Buttermere fells. It has a kitchen and seating area with electric heater and socket on a meter, a sink and cold running water. There is a hot shower on a meter, a toilet and washbasin with hot and cold water. The sleeping area has 8 mattresses, bring your own sleeping bag. You need a stove and eating utensils if you wish to self-cater. Under-5's and well behaved dogs welcome - sole occupancy only. Cragg Barn is a great base for walkers of all abilities. It is also ideal for climbing, mountain biking (bike storage in barn), fishing and wildlife/bird-watching. There are many local tourist attractions within a short drive. Guided farm and wildlife walks available. Cragg House Farm also has a holiday cottage sleeping two, enquire for details.

This accommodation is featured on our map of the Lake District and here is its own website.


  • Beds & Rooms:

    8: 1 x 8
  • Open:

    All year. Arrival from 4pm, late arrivals by arrangement.
  • Price per night:

    £12 per person.
  • Booking:

    Booking essential at least 24 hrs in advance. Book online.
  • Directions:

    GPS 54.542813, -3.279011. GR NY173171. From Keswick follow signs to Borrowdale, continue through Rosthwaite, Seatoller and over Honister Pass. Continue past Buttermere lake into Buttermere village. Keep on main road. Cragg House Farm is on the left on the brow of the hill before you get to NT car park. In icy conditions approach from Cockermouth town centre and continue through Lorton. Turn left to Buttermere following road signs. Cragg Farm is 1st on the right past the Buttermere village sign.
  • Public Transport:

    Train stations at Penrith / Workington. Bus links from Penrith station and Workington town centre to Keswick. Bus runs seasonally from Keswick.
  • Walks:

    Long Distance Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks

This accommodation allows dogs by arrangement, is near mountains, is in a National Park, is available to individuals and has a pub within walking distance. It is on the Duke of Edinburgh's Award page and the camping barn map.


aMixed dormitories
fSleeping bags required
hSome areas heated
oMeals available locally
!Bike/equipment store (unlocked)
vWithin 5 miles of NCN
ZDogs by arrangement
5Very basic accommodation


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Cragg Camping Barn is an ideal base for Lake explorers

February 23rd 2020

Easter in the Lakes is always a magical time and the location of this camping barn helps fully realise this. It’s also handy for the National Trust’s annual Easter egg hunt.

Situated in an often underappreciated region of the Lake district Cragg Camping Barn offers simple accommodation. Those who are less interested in 5 star hotels and just want to get in the thick of it will be happy to find a dry and comfy sleeping area awaiting them after the days adventure. The Barn, while simple also has toilet and shower facilities. With less distractions its easier to fully take in the Lake district and its wonder.  Perhaps a walk round the tranquil lake Buttermere, or a climb up the surrounding hills, in such a wonderful location the choice is up to you. Full availability for Easter 2020. Minimum 2 night stay but no minimum group size but sole occupancy required if bringing children under 5 or dogs.

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Well they do say you’ll find a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow….

August 3rd 2019

So Cragg Camping Barn must be a pot of gold!

The camping barns of the Lake district offer a great way to get back to nature in stunning surroundings, without having to carry a tent.

Cragg House Farm, with its stunning views over Buttermere, has an 8 bed camping barn and a cottage for two, for those who require more comfort. Camping Barns were originally created to provide accommodation in remote spots for walkers and cyclists; often on farms, these simple barns were always independently owned.



Stay on a traditional Lakeland fell farm in Buttermere

May 25th 2018

Cragg House Farm has a holiday cottage for 2 people and a camping barn sleeping up to 8.

Cragg House Farm is a traditional Lakeland Fell farm which runs a flock of Herdwick, and Cheviot sheep.  The farmhouse is a grade II listed traditional property dating from the 17th century and lies in the untouched village of Buttermere.  On the farm is a holiday cottage sleeping two people and a camping barn sleeping up to eight people.

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