St Johns in the Vale Camping Barn, Low Bridge End Farm, St John’s-in-the-Vale, Keswick, CA12 4TS

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Camping barn in the Lake District near Keswick

St John's-in-the-Vale Camping Barn is adapted from an 18th century stable and hayloft, in an idyllic setting. Overlooking St John's Beck, the peaceful hill farm has stunning views to Blencathra, Helvellyn and Castle Rock.

The Barn has a sleeping area upstairs (mattress provided) with a kitchen and sitting/dining area below. A separate toilet, and shower are within the building. The kitchen has a hob, microwave, kettle and fridge. Pans, crockery and cutlery are provided. A wood-burning stove provides a focal point and warmth!

There is a BBQ and seating area outside and, as there is no light pollution, the star-filled night skies are magical. Northern Lights have been seen too! Home produced meat is also available along with our own free range eggs and preserves.

The farm also has a self-catering unit in the Old Hay Loft. It has a twin bedded bedroom and a sofa bed in the kitchen / living area. Perfect for a family of four or 2 adults.

Please book by email (using the contact form on this page).

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


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  • Beds & Rooms:

    Barn 8: 1x8
  • Open:

    All year. All day.
  • Price per night:

    Barn: From £16pp, min £50 a night. £128 Fri & Sat. min 2 nights
  • Booking:

    Advised in advance.
  • Directions:

    Leave M6 at junction 40. Take A66 towards Keswick for 14 miles. Turn left onto B5322 St Johns-in-the-Vale Road. We are 3 miles along the road on the right.
  • Public Transport :

    Trains terminate at Windermere. From there take a 555 bus towards Keswick. Get off at Thirlmere Dam Road End (Smaithwaite). Climb over ladder stile and we are ½ mile north along a footpath.
  • Walks :

    Long Distance Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks C2C Cycle Route Trans Euro Trail
This accommodation is featured on the following pages
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This accommodation is available at the following peak times

Available for Christmas 2023 Available February Half Term 2024 Available Easter 2024 Available May Day Bank Holiday 2024 Available Spring Bank Holiday or Half Term 2024 Available August Bank Holiday 2023 Available October Half Term 2024


aMixed dormitories
fSleeping bags required
hSome areas heated
kSelf catering facilities
tWithin 1 mile of NCN
ZDogs by arrangement
5Very basic accommodation


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Spend Easter on a Lakeland Fell Farm

February 19th 2023

Escape the strains & stresses of everyday life and treat your family/friends to a few days tucked away on a Lake District hill farm. Wake up to stunning views of Blencathra, Helvellyn and Castle Rock and the comings and goings of a working farm.

A flock of ducks waddling across a field

DofE campers welcome at St Johns In the Vale, Keswick

June 17th 2022

Did you know? Not only is St Johns In The Vale Camping Barn the ideal basic barn for groups up to eight, it also has camping availability for DofE groups!

With views overlooking Blencathra, Helvellyn and Castle Rock, it is unsurprising that St John’s in the Vale Camping Barn is popular amongst DofE groups. With enough facilities for a comfortable yet intrepid weekend such as a tap and a compost toilet, DofE expeditions will have a taste of the wild side while simultaneously having their needs catered for.

St Johns in the Vale Camping Barn has a limited number of nights available for DofE campers due to its popularity, so enquire directly to avoid disappointment.



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Lake District Camping Barns

September 4th 2009

The Lake District has been a popular holiday destination for over 100 years and as a National Park is protected from over-development. However you can still stay in some of the most isolate and protected locations by using the Lake District camping barns.

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