Crofton Hall

Crofton, Thursby, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA5 6QD

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  • Dogs
  • Families
  • Peaceful stays

Why stay here ...

CL of the Year Award 2014 - Regional Winner

CL of the Year Award 2013 - Regional Winner

CL of the Year Award 2012 - 2nd Place

Crofton Hall Certificated location (CL) is set in the walled garden of Crofton Hall, at the heart of the Crofton estate. Whilst the Hall no longer stands, many of the surrounding buildings still remain intact and give a real 'country estate' feel to the area. The walled garden itself is around two acres, through which we have spread five generously spaced pitches, each with its own water supply and electricity hookup. Waste water and chemical disposal points are provided in the corner of the site, along with refuse and recycling bins.

Located in the wall of the garden are several small buildings, one of which contains a full-sized table tennis table as well as a notice board displaying local services that may be of interest. Just outside the garden, in the West Wing of the Stable Block of the estate, is a well-equipped bathroom with two WC's, four shower cubicles and two sinks with mirrors, lighting and electric shaver points. Also located in this building are a small lending library and a selection of toys and games for younger children. Just across the lane from the site is the old estate Dairy. Guests have the opportunity to visit the Crofton Cheese Farm, where you can watch the cheese being made from locally sourced cows' and goats' milk and can even purchase some if desired.

Also located close by is the Crofton Fishing Lake. This is available for coarse fishing to non-members from Tuesday to Thursday. The lake is a real wildlife magnet and makes for a beautiful walk in all seasons. Walkers will have the opportunity to see the resident family of grey herons, and otters have been spotted here too.

The estate was once ringed by stone walls which created a deer park for roe and fallow deer. Some of these can still be seen when walking on the public footpaths around the site.

The CL is centrally located between several areas of outstanding natural beauty, including the Northern Lake District, The Solway Coast and the forest parks and picturesque towns of South-West Scotland. The Border City of Carlisle is just eight miles away.

Well-behaved dogs are permitted on site at no extra charge. Our pricing is charged at a flat-rate and includes your caravan, awning, car(s), pets, children, extra adults, power, water and usage of the bathroom.

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Facilities on site ...

  • Drive over waste disposal for motorhomes
  • Information room
  • Recycling facilities
  • Shower (exclusive use)
  • TV reception: variable
  • WC (exclusive use)

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Latest arrival time: 9:00 PM

2 acres

Some sloping pitches

Levelling blocks required

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CA5 6QD
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GPS:
Lat 54.838197 / Lon -3.090363
OS field ref:
NY304499
OS map ref:
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Transport links

  • Bus stop within 1 mile
  • Buses go to: Carlisle, Wigton
  • Daily public transport within 1 mile

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All I can say is we keep going back, the site is magic and plenty in the area to do and see. Just go and enjoy the peace and quite.
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The Perfect Site - best we've visited to date

We had a lovely time during our 10 days at Crofton Hall. Having three dogs, we like to go to CL sites because they are not so busy as the main sites. We struck lucky here! The pitches are all extremely spacious which allowed us to pitch our large twin axle van and park the car next to it on the hard standing, whilst still having a large area of grass on which to pitch our awning. We were on pitch 2 which had a large thick hedge between ourselves and pitch 1 making it extremely private The equally spacious other pitches, all separated by hedges, were over on the other side a good distance away as the site is enormous. The landscaping is lovely with lots of trees and a wildlife area in the centre. The TV signal was good and the convenience of having a tap on each pitch was a bonus. Having the added bonus of the toilet and shower facilities which were kept immaculate was the icing on the cake. The dogs thoroughly enjoyed their walks around the fishing lake, as did we, and we now know quite a bit about carp fishing from talking to all the anglers. There is so much to do in the surrounding area without having to drive miles. To name a few places: Carlisle Castle and Museum was very interesting and make sure you visit the Cathedral as well which was beautiful; Lancercost Priory which also had a lovely tearoom next to the parking area; Birdoswald Roman Fort followed by a delicious meal at the Samson Inn in Gilsland; Lowther Castle which only has the walls standing but has been landscaped by Dan Pearson to make the most beautiful gardens and parkland; Allonby Beach though make sure you park in the village to get onto it so you don't have to wade through water, Siloth West Beach was miles of sand and more or less deserted with the town having a beautiful grassed promenade area for picnics and more walks; Mirehouse and Gardens by Bassenthwaite Lake with the Old Sawmill Tearoom next to the entrance; Caldbeck for a lovely river walk. This is just to name but a few places in the area. All of the places I have mentioned welcome dogs which is our main criteria when planning trips. We will certainly be going back to Crofton Hall. Try it yourselves, you'll love it.

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Stayed here a number of times, mainly when working in the area but have holidayed here aswell as it's within easy reach of Carlisle, the Lake District & Scottish borders. It is extremely spacious with tall hedging between each pitch. Excellent toilets/showers. Lovely surroundings with large fishing lake across the lane for dog walking. Claire & Phil have been managing it since it opened and they're still doing a great job. I've uploaded a short video to Youtube of site arrival and facilities.

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Lovely spot

Had a week here in early June (fabulous weather). Lovely secluded hardstanding pitches in a large old walled garden. Water as well as electric on the pitch. Very sheltered and tranquil. Nice bathroom facilities a very short walk away in the old stable block. Only met the owner very briefly on the last night. Explored Carlisle, the Solway Coast and the northern Lakes, with a couple of amazing day walks on the fells. We would return.
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22nd May 2018 Visit

Caravan and Motorhome Club CL Site Set within a walled garden, massive site for 5 pitches set around boundary with central tree copse, main area grass, Friendly site manager, Calm and peaceful site. 5 pitches, electric and water to each pitch, Pitch Size is excellent approx 10m deep by 12m wide, each pitch separated by hedges. Hard standing for caravan and car, pitch awning on grass. Grey Water and Elsan disposal on had standing covered area. Unisex Family area wc (2 number) whb (2 number) and Shower area (5 number) is approx 50m off site within small business courtyard area, accessed via keypad. Facilities are well kept, clean and within easy reach from the site. Also within the small business area there is a chocolatier, providing exceptional hand made chocolates they will also give you a viewing of the process (depending on how busy they are and a Cheese Producer with excellent product range of sheep, goat and cow cheeses plus a few oddments to accompany the cheeses. Adjacent to the site is Crofton Coarse Fishing lake which provides an easy morning stroll approx 3/4 mile long. Currently the owners are refurbishing cottages adjacent to the site (the works are not intrusive) to provide accommodation for additional small business - we believe a marshmallow business to be set up in one of the units.
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