Grate Farm

Helsington, Kendal, Cumbria, LA8 8AA

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  • Dogs
  • Families
  • Scenic views

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Call at house on arrival

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  • TV reception: good

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2 acres

Some sloping pitches

Electric amperage: 16

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LA8 8AA
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Lat 54.300171 / Lon -2.762497
OS field ref:
SD505897
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  • Daily public transport within 1 mile

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Hard to find working farm

Pros - it is straight off the A6, when you can find the entrance as it is not signposted either as a CL or by the name of the farm. Convenient for the lakes but you won't want to take your outfit down the farm track too often. Cons - not up to the usual standards of cleanliness. The site is severely sloping but there is a narrow strip by the side of the hedge that is level. Road noise is high and avoid the car boot sales at the weekends, unless that floats your boat.??

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Typical farm CL is a central spot

Stayed for 5 nights end August 2015 Straightforward farm CL.  Had everything we needed.  Great location, not far from the M6 and just outside Kendal - easy access to lakes, nice setting, lovely nearby farm shops etc.  Only negative is that it is right by a main road so there is some traffic noise - but then we chose the site because it was right by the main road so no suprise, but be aware if you plan to sit out around the caravan you will hear the road but you can't see it.  We are very noise intolerant though so many people won't even notice.  A previous reviewer commented on animal smells - its a farm, yes you are surrounded by sheep but if you don't like farms then don't stay on one!  For us we like having the livestock around and enjoyed watching the sheep.  We will use it as a stop over again.
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Will be going back

Used this site a couple of times in 2013, intended going back last year but illness prevented this. Will be going this year, not far from motorway for an overnight stop or central for southern lakes. Basic but everything you need and some great views..
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A place to stay to visit the Lakes

We stayed hear July 2014. This site is a working sheep farm and some days there are Animal smells . The owners are friendly and will help with information if you ask. It is a good site for the lakes and towns, not far from anywhere quite central. You will need levelling blocks. Views over the distant hills are worth mentioning. Please note when you come home from Kendal or Windermere always take the sign for SHENSTONE follow this to get you back to the site, miss it and it is quite a drive before you are able to get back (we did). We feel this site is ok for somewhere to stay to explore the Lake District no more.

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Close to Kendal and the Lakes

Stopped here for 2 nights on way to Scotland. Owner was out on arrival but we pitched up no problem as pre-booked. Leveling blocks needed. Nice views over the distant hills the other side of the main road which was far enough away down hill and not to noisy. Only a short drive to Kendal and handy for the lakes. Friendly owner who gave info on local area.
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