St Johns in the Vale Camping Barn, Low Bridge End Farm, St John's-in-the-Vale, Keswick, CA12 4TS
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OverviewSt 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 and fridge. Pans, crockery and cutlery are provided.
A wood-burning stove provides a focal point and warmth! There is a BBQ (home produced charcoal available) 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. Please book by email (using the contact form on this page).
Beds & Rooms:8 : 1x8 + camping
Open:All year. All day.
Price per night:£15pp, Minimum of £50 at weekends. All stays minimum of 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. 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 Walks
Reopening 2021 Camping Barns and Bothies Duke of Edinburgh's Award Mountains in the UK Accommodation for Cyclists Camping Available to Individuals
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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.Read More
St John’s in the Vale camping barn ….We’re reopening!
April 11th 2021
As of 12th April we are ready to welcome single households. We have been busy decorating and spring cleaning and making a few alterations to make your stay more comfortable.
There is plenty going on, on the farm at the moment. We have lambs and chicks to feed and lots of sunshine, although that is not guaranteed! There are plenty of walks from the doorstep and even the much photographed Raven Crag is only a stones throw away! Why not come and relax, enjoy the peace and fresh air?
St Johns in the Vale Camping Barn
September 12th 2019
Our Camping Barn is superbly located, set in Low Bridge End Farm which is situated in the heart of the English Lake District.
Our Camping Barn is superbly located, set in Low Bridge End Farm which is situated in the heart of the English Lake District around 6 Miles from Keswick. Right on the Camping Barn’s doorstep is a tea garden (with homemade bakes) a woodland display and a farm trail providing stunning views across Blencathra, Helvellyn and Castle Rock. The Barn sleeps up to 8 and had a family friendly dining area. Outside there is a barbecue and an outside seating area with mountain and river views, perfect for the summer!
Everyone enjoying breakfast at St Johns in the Vale!
August 25th 2019
Local resident red squirrels and farm animals rejoice in this natural haven… why shouldn’t you?
With prices from £10 per person per night, our cosy camping barn with wood burning stove is nearly as cheap as camping. Why not come and stay?
While you are visiting beautiful St John’s in the Vale near Keswick you can challenge yourself to hike Helvellyn!