Lake District National Park. 8 Person Camping Barn near Selside between Shap and Kendal


Dacres Stable Camping Barn, Grisedale Farm, Whinfell, Kendal, Cumbria, LA8 9EN

Only 20 minutes’ drive from Kendal, Dacre’s Stable Camping Barn at Grisedale Farm is in the new Eastern extension to the Lake District National Park, On a very quiet gated road away from the main A6 it is a perfect base from which to explore the Yorkshire Dales, the Lake District and the Eden valley, all within an hour’s drive. Great for mountain biking, walking, and cycling on quiet tracks and
lanes, surrounded by wildlife and space to gaze, bird-watch, sketch, play, read or do nothing but dream. Dacre’s Stable (named after a fell pony who lived at the farm) is a flexible, friendly space for families or groups, with a green ethos. It comfortably sleeps 8 on a sole use, self-catering basis. The ground floor sleeps 2 (double bed) with shower room, wood-burner and well equipped kitchen. Upstairs, reached by outside steps, sleeps 6+ with extra mattresses and pillows and a wood-burner and drying rack. A big barn on the farm provides bad weather play space for children as well as extra storage. BYO towels, sleeping bags/ warm bedding, pillow cases, torches and some dry kindling wood.

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

call Hilary Fell on
01539 823208 Mob: 07788 633936

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Rooms & Beds:

8: 1×2 1×6.


All year.

Price per night:

Sole use only – from £55pn (min 2 nights). Discounts for midweek/longer stays.


Please phone to book and discuss requirements.


10 mins from A6, 7miles north of Kendal, please phone for directions.

Public Transport:

Trains: Penrith & Oxenholme (30 mins' drive), Kendal (20 mins' drive). Car hire and National Express buses also at Kendal. No local buses.

This accommodation is near mountains, is in a National Park, is available to individuals, is an 'Eco Hostel' and is on the Small Hostels Map and the Dales Way.

News & Offers

Dacre’s Stable Winter Closing

Dacre’s Stable Winter Closing

Dacre’s Stable will be shut from 11th December to end of January.

Dacre’s Stable camping barn at Grisedale Farm will be closed from 11th December 2017 to the end of January 2018. 

Please phone 01539 823208 for enquiries or bookings for 2018. 

Hilary Fell wishes all her visitors a very Happy Christmas and New Year

Dacre’s Stable suits all sorts and ages of people.

Dacre’s Stable suits all sorts and ages of people.

I have regular bookings from walking groups and kayakers, but a huge variety of families love the place too.

Dacre’s Stable suits all sorts and ages of people.   I have regular bookings from walking groups and kayakers, but a huge variety of groups and families love the place. It is enjoyed in so many ways; mainly for the  peaceful, relaxed location, but also for the endless variety of landscape and interesting attractions in the area, more than can be done in one short stay.  Kendal is a lively Festival Town, with museums, art gallery, arts centre theatre and cinemas, leisure centre, restaurants, a great climbing wall, and good communications. Within 20 mile radius of the Stable are lakes, mountains, rivers and tourist attractions; water sports and golf courses, theatre, National Trust properties, historic farms, mills and mines, houses and gardens and steam railways. Two local villages have outdoor heated swimming pools; there is climbing in the fells and caving in the Dales, and much more besides.

Contact Dacres Stable Camping Barn:

01539 823208 Mob: 07788 633936View website