Lake District camping barns : Camping barn in Kentmere in the Lakes National Park

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Maggs Howe Camping Barn, Kentmere, Kendal, Cumbria, LA8 9JP

Kentmere is a quiet, unspoilt valley within the Lake District National Park. It’s a ramblers’ paradise with woods, fields, lanes, a scattering of traditional lakeland farms and dwellings and of course the fells with their walks so favoured by Wainwright. The Lakeland to Lindisfarne long distance path passes this way as well as the mountain bikers’ and horse riders’ Coast to Coast. Kentmere offers plenty of activities which include biking, riding and fishing, but most of all quiet enjoyment. A pleasant day can be spent in Kendal and Lake Windermere which are only 20 minutes away. Maggs Howe provides B&B in 3 rooms of the farmhouse. The camping barn has two sleeping areas, kitchen, two showers and toilets. Bring a sleeping bag for the camping barn,there are bunk beds for 10 and extra mattresses are provided. Pillows with clean covers are provided. Breakfasts and suppers are available at the farmhouse with notice. Dogs accepted with prior permission

This accommodation is featured on our map of the Lake District.
Maggs Howe Camping Barn | Lake District camping barns : Camping barn in Kentmere in the Lakes National Park

Contact Maggs Howe Camping Barn

or call Christine Hevey on
01539 821689

Rooms & Beds:

Camping Barn 14: 1×6, 1×4 + 4 mattresses. B&B 8: 1×4(family), 1×2 (double), 1×2 (twin).


All year, 24 hours.

Price per night:

Barn: Mid week £12pp or £120 sole use. Friday and Saturday night must be sole use: £240/two nights or £180/one night. B&B: £30-£35pp


50% deposit for groups. Individuals can book but it is not essential


GR 462 041, MAP OS English Lakes South East. Green Quarter. Leave the A591 and come into Staveley, proceed to Kentmere for 4 miles, then take right fork to Green Quarter keeping right until you reach Maggs Howe.

Public Transport:

Staveley 4 miles with train and bus service. Oxenholme train station is 10 miles. Kendal / Windermere National Express 8 miles.

This accommodation allows dogs by arrangement, is near mountains, is in a National Park, is available to individuals and is on the camping barn map, the Coast to Coast Mountain Bike route and the Hostels that welcome stag and hen parties map.

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Maggs Howe Camping Barn

Maggs Howe Camping Barn

…far from the crowds and the noise of modernity…

Maggs Howe Camping Barn is in the quiet valley of Kentmere in The Lake District. You might arrive by the mountain bike or horse back on the Coast to Coast route, or perhaps on foot following the Lakeland to Lindisfarne long distance path. 

If you are on the latter, or the Roman High Street coming over the ridge of the eponymous mountain then maybe history is on your mind. It is easy to imagine, across these quiet and unspoilt miles that you’re far back in time. In Kentmere itself, a small ephemeral lake which feeds the river which gives Kendal its name, archeaologists discovered a medieval boat. Over there is Kentmere Hall with its tower house, built as a safe redoubt in the face of attack – a reminder that this peaceful haven was once anything but. Nearby is St. Cuthbert’s church – a name that again takes us back to the earliest British kingdoms. The churchyard yew tree has stood and seen every monarch of Britain from WIlliam I onwards. 

It seems that all throughout Kentmere we can dream a historical reverie and enjoy far from the crowds and the noise of modernity.

Maggs Howe Camping Barn

Maggs Howe Camping Barn

A place to stay with your family or friends !

Ideal for groups and individuals.  Lets relax in Maggs Howe Camping Barn in the Lake District national park !

Climbing, Fishing, Walking or Mountain biking !  Chose your preference !

And enjoy !

Contact Maggs Howe Camping Barn:

01539 821689Message