Dacres Stable Camping Barn
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.
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01539 823208 Mob: 07788 633936
10 mins from A6, 7miles north of Kendal, please phone for directions.
Trains: Penrith & Oxenholme (30 mins’ drive), Kendal (20 mins’ drive). Car hire and National Express buses also at Kendal. No local buses.
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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.
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Dacres Stable has an idyllic position, hidden away along a gated road in one of the lesser know vales of the Lake District. This accommodation is a must for families who love ponies and anyone who want to get away from it all.
Situated on the beautifully isolated Grisedale farm…
Situated on the beautifully isolated Grisedale farm, our Camping Barn is in a superb location for anyone that wants to explore the Yorkshire Dales National Park, The Eden Valley and The Lake District National Park.
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