Crofton Hall

Crofton, Thursby, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA5 6QD

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  • Dogs
  • 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. 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.

Please visit our Website for more information including availability and booking.

Facilities on site ...

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

* Please confirm with owner

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Latest arrival time: 9:00 PM

2 acres

Some sloping pitches

Levelling blocks required

Electric amperage: 16

Lawned site

Recycling Facilities

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Postcode:
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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Tranquil place

Crofton Hall
A beautiful location. A great setting within the Hall’s walled garden. A level site with electric and water to each pitch. The pitches are separated by tall hedges, giving you lots of privacy and room to sit outside in your own space. The grass is cut and collected a couple of times a week. There is a wild area in the centre of the site attracting lots of birds. Didn’t use the shower but the loos were lovely and clean, couple of minutes walk from the pitch. You have to drive to either Wigton or Carlisle for shops. We chose Carlisle as it had more choice. However, there is a farm shop on the Carlisle road, which had a good range of food stuffs. Good road and rail access to areas, we enjoyed visits to the northern lakes and had a great day on the Ravenglass railway. Hadrian’s wall Birdoswold Fort was interesting. The best day out was to the “Dirty Porridge “ museum near Annan, really great place, who knew a nine mile long factory was built there, well worth a visit. Will definitely return for another holiday .

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Reviewed on 05/07/2021 15:45

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Crofton Hall
Large pitches in a large CL. Incredibly peaceful. You have plenty of space. No plots are overlooked, electric and water on the pitch but not grey water drain. We booked pitch 2 which at the time of booking was in a corner under the wall and was booked as would be a sun trap. Due to water logging the CL has moved the pitch to a new location. New immature hedge etc.but perfect for evening sun and not overlooked. Will be great in a couple of years when the hedge is grown. Although hard standing check your levels. Owners friendly. The good bits - massive pitches, very quiet and private. easy from the motorway, but watch the directions. Do not approach from the arch... the google map directions in the link on the website take you that way despite the site telling you to take the other road....The less good bits - I prefer an elsan point with a screen around it. The dump point was a bit open for me. Due to covid the shower and loo were closed. We are happy to use our van facilities. Check the CL is actually where you want to be, its not in the Lake District. We took trips to the Solway coast, Buttermere and Siddaw, Keswick etc. All 20 minute + drives. The local walk was overgrown and we abandoned it. The fishing lake is nice for a little walk, our dog is now terrified of geese. A visit to the cheese and the chocolate shops is essential. Lovely products. Recommend Johns Plaice fish and chip takeaway a couple of miles away. Overall a lovely week.

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Reviewed on 04/07/2021 19:21

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Crofton Hall
This site is all as others have described but as a motorhome owner it is not an area for walkers, busy main roads to negotiate, difficult to find straight forward paths ,but lovely area if you have a car. The little lake is nice and plenty of fishermen. Bought cheese from the little shop.

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Reviewed on 22/06/2021 12:39

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Crofton Hall
This CL is immaculate. It has huge hardstanding pitches but with plenty of grass as well. Electricity and water supply at each pitch. There is a very easy online booking system to use. There are pleasant walks from the site and easy access to the Lakes, Carlisle and the Borders. It sets the standard for what a CL should provide.

MaggieR

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Reviewed on 19/05/2021 14:22

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Crofton Hall
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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Reviewed on 30/08/2019 19:57

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