Cragg Camping Barn, Cragg House Farm, Buttermere, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CA13 9XA
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. 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. 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.
or call John and Vicki Temple on
Camping Barn 017687 74301.
8: 1 x 8
All year, arrival from 4pm, late arrivals by arrangement.
£10 per person.
Booking essential at least 24 hrs in advance. Book online.
John and Vicki Temple
GR NY 173 171. 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.
Train stations at Penrith / Workington. Bus links from Penrith station and Workington town centre to Keswick. Bus runs seasonally from Keswick.
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Remote and peaceful.
Cragg Barn, in cumbria, is a traditional camping barn. Its camping – but indoors. That means its warm and clean and dry. You need to bring camping stuff for cooking and sleeping but obviously not a tent!
The camping barns network was set up by the YHA as accommodation in remote spots for walkers and cyclists. Although no longer part of the YHA, they still exist as part of the Independent Hostels network and they still maintain that function. In fact, the ‘remote spot’ detail is precisely why they’re valuable. That ‘indoor camping’ tag will put some people off, but maybe they’re the sort of people we want to take a break from by getting ourselves to distant corners of the British Isles!
Let’s take Cragg Barn for example. Its sits on a small isthmus between Buttermere and Crummock Water There are sharp purple mountains on all four sides. You can walk, from the door, high into the Buttermere fells. Tough lakeland sheep tug at the grasses right outside. Think of the clear, unspoilt night skies; the dewy mornings; the quiet, quiet, quiet.
Cragg Farm Camping Barn, with its stunning views over Buttermere, has once again become part of the Independent Hostels UK network.
Cragg Farm Camping Barn, with its stunning views over Buttermere, has once again become part of the Independent Hostels UK network. 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 has an 8 bed camping barn and a cottage for two, for those who require more comfort. Camping Barns were created by the YHA to provide accommodation in remote spots for walkers and cyclists. Often on farms, these simple barns were always independently owned, and the YHA is removing its last support from them at the end of this month. You can find out more here about all the ex YHA Camping Barns in the Independent Hostels network.