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

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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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News & Offers from Cragg Camping Barn

We’re having to suspend new bookings for October and November for Cragg Barn in Buttermere for the moment 🙁

September 22nd 2020

It is with regret that due to a change in our own health circumstances, we won’t be taking any new bookings for the barn for the next couple of months.

Unfortunately, we’re not in a position to be taking new bookings for October and November at the moment but we will be honouring existing bookings where they comply with the latest regulations. We hope this will only be for a couple of months and we look forward to welcoming you back soon.


Beautiful Buttermere in Autumn

September 6th 2020

Here at Cragg Barn in Buttermere we are open all year round so we’re a budget-friendly option for families looking for an autumn/winter break.

With the flowering heather and changing autumn colours, there’s still plenty to do in beautiful Buttermere at this time of year. And because the weather can be a bit more unpredictable, our camping barn is the perfect alternative to camping outdoors. It’s a great place to get the kids (and grown-ups!) away from the computer screens we’ve all had to use so much this Summer and get outside. Whatever you enjoy doing: walking; hiking; biking; kayaking; paddle-boarding; lake swimming; photography; wildlife-watching bring your gear and you can do it all either straight from the barn or less than a 5-minute drive away! To keep us all safe, we’ve reduced the number of bookings we take to allow thorough cleaning in-between stays and in line with current Government COVID advice, we only accept bookings from a maximum of two households or support bubbles. For full details or if you have any queries, please get in touch but hurry – we’re booking up fast!!


Cragg Camping Barn is open

August 13th 2020

We are pretty booked up through September 2020 but may have some availability in October and November.


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