Keen Ground Farm

Hawkshead, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 0NW

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  • Dogs
  • Peaceful stays
  • Working farm

Why stay here ...

This is a small intimate site situated on the edge of the pictures village of Hawkshead. A slightly sloping site with fantastic views. Excellent for all levels of walking. The village is well equipped with amenities where there are four pubs, all serving food. two village shops, post office, chemist and Dr surgery, numerous café and gift shops.

Attractions within the village are Beatrix Potter Gallery, Wordsworth Grammar School. The award winning Hawkshead Relish Company. Chocolate factory. St Michaels all angels church. A Recreation ground with children’s play area, tennis courts and crown green bowling.

Walking into the village by road would take approximately five to ten minutes, by footpath via fields ten to fifteen minutes.

There is a bus service at the bottom of the drive giving access to most of the lake district, day passes are available.

Within a five-mile radius there is Beatrix Potter’s house (Hill Top), John Ruskin museum Coniston, Windermere lake cruises, Grizedale forest activity centre, Wray Castle, Brockhall activity centre, access to wainwrights walking. On National Cycle network. Plus, many more attraction within the area.

Electricity supply is 16amp but unfortunately is unable to cope with the charging of electric cars, the nearest charging point is at Ambleside four miles away on low fold car park. (Near Hayes garden world).

Dogs are welcome on the site and there are plenty of dog walking opportunities but they must be kept under control, for the benefit of other members and we are a working farm.  

Pre bookings only- All payments to be made to Helen Brown.

minimum three-night stay. (Three nights stay must be paid in full at time of booking).

Departure by 12 noon- arrival from 2pm onwards.

£20 non- refundable deposit on stays over three nights to be paid within two weeks of booking. £15 per night for car and caravan, £3 extra for an owning. Extra car £1 per night to be arranged.

Motorhomes – can only accommodate to a maximum length of  7m or 22 feet.

 At certain times of the year we may ask you to park your car on hard ground close to your van to try and preserve the site for everyone. And only use a ground sheet if necessary.

On site we have electric hook ups 16amp, waste disposal point, grey water disposal point, two water points one for caravans and one for motor homes, TV booster and cables, we encourage recycling and the use of organic toilet fluid. We are adjacent to a working farm.

Facilities on site ...

  • Dog walk from site
  • Working farm

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Latest arrival time: 12:00 AM

Latest departure time: 12:00 PM

2 acres

Some sloping pitches

Electric amperage: 16

Lawned site

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Postcode:
LA22 0NW
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GPS:
Lat 54.377922 / Lon -3.000996
OS field ref:
SD347984
OS map ref:
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Transport links

  • Bus stop within 1 mile
  • Buses go to: Ambleside and Consiton
  • Daily public transport within 1 mile

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Lovley site.

Just had eight nights at this site .It was really good ,short grass and well maintained.Short walk to Hawkshead over the fields . Fantastic views , its a real gem.

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Very conveniently located

A peaceful spot in walking distance of Hawkshead and bus routes so we were able to leave our motor home whilst we explored. Walks from the well kept site soon take you away from the touristy Hawkshead into beautiful scenery away from it all. No toilet on site. We borrowed a cable so that TV was possible.

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Great CL

Just returned from a 3 night stay at this very tidy and well maintained site. Great views and very quiet. Lovely 15 minute stroll through the fields into Hawkshead with numerous food and drink places. The site location was so good though we just BBQ’d and sat out admiring the view. TV reception via a link next to the pitch, the owner leant us a cable which worked perfectly. Even the weather was great. Suggest you book in plenty of time as the number of CL’s in this area are few. Will be back soon.
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Quiet well-kept site, recommended

Interrupting Mr Taylforth in the middle of dinner on our arrival, he cheerfully and helpfully showed us where to fill up with water and to a pitch with good hardstanding and electic hook up on a slight slope. Recommended.
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Tranquil site in the heart of the Lakes

Welcomed by Mr Taylforth who ensured we could fill up our motor home with fresh water. He has a very long hosepipe which made this very easy. We had our pick of the 3 hardstandings, all with electric hookup which worked perfectly. The hard standing was very solid and despite 2 nights of heavy rain our classic and very heavy camper did not sink one bit. Views from our pitch were of fields of sheep, Lakeland fells and picturesque greenery. Travelling from the south we used the route via Newby Bridge recommended by another review and found this route straightforward and a pleasant drive in. Closeness to Hawkshead is superb with options of road or permissive path and it takes about 10 minutes to walk into the village. There is also the option via the permissive path to join another path to Ambleside which is signed as 6 miles. Overall a perfect place to use as a base at a very reasonable price. We will return.
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