Kiln Hill Barn

Bassenthwaite, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 4RG

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Ideal for ...

  • Dogs
  • Peaceful stays
  • Scenic views
  • Working farm

Why stay here ...

Please Note: This CL has temporarily closed information room and laundry following Covid 19 guidance.  Will also be operating with reduced pitches available for 2021.

  • Good area for walking. Golf nearby.
  • We are within 5 miles of cycle routes.
  • Dogs are welcome.
  • Please note we are closed from 4th January - 4 February each year.
  • Working farm, chickens may visit you on the CL and you are welcome to buy eggs.

Facilities on site ...

  • Drive over waste disposal for motorhomes
  • Information room
  • Laundry facilities
  • Recycling facilities
  • TV reception: good
  • Working farm

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Latest arrival time: 12:00 AM

2 acres

Some sloping pitches

Lawned site

Recycling Facilities

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Postcode:
CA12 4RG
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Lat 54.682064 / Lon -3.214579
OS field ref:
NY215326
OS map ref:
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Transport links

  • Daily public transport within 1 mile

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Stunning views - tired site

Kiln Hill Barn
The views from the CL are stunning - in between Lake District clouds! And a motor mover is pretty much essential here - especially if the ground is wet. However, for a CL in such a beautiful location, a little bit of investment to sort drainage, mark out and perhaps extend and level the pitches a little would be most welcomed. Our pitch by the stile got muddier and muddier as our stay progressed with all the rainwater coming down the drive and settling around our van. A motorhome came in during our stay and made a mess of trying to get in the top pitch by the barn and ended up parking up on the bottom - very close to other units and running their electric lead right across the site. With the 3 bottom pitches not marked out clearly, it was difficult to know what space we had and had we wished to erect an awning, would have struggled to know where to put our vehicle - especially as the middle caravan on our arrival had gone in sideways. We love CLs dearly - and in comparison to many others now, we felt Kiln Hill Barn to be tired. Be careful on arrival - the site does creep up! We missed the entrance first time, but there is safe turning a little further on. In fact, turning into the site from the right is a lot easier! Very easy electronic payment from the owners. So apologies for the slightly negative review - it is, as it was!

aalg425

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Reviewed on 24/10/2020 09:12

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Kiln Hill Barn
This is our 4th visit and the views are very special,still peaceful and a good walk to the sunn inn well worth it food great Just a couple of niggles the hardstanding has worn away making it muddy on the front pitches, Theresa who is looking after the site said they have plans to renew this but can only complete when the bookings reduce. In the meantime it would help them if club members used their grey water collectors and not just drain away waste directly on the ground as happened while were there on both sides of us as we were in the middle pitch. A sign for the disposal of grey water would be helpful as it seems people are not sure where it should go. Still enjoyed our stay and will return yet again Pete/Karen

peter karen

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Reviewed on 22/09/2020 18:01

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Amazing Views

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We have just had our first stay here and this site has amazing views, The Sun Inn a mile away and plenty of walking in the area. We loved the location and would stay again, however, we have one or two things to mention, our first encounter with the owners was a request to pay the full amount for our stay in advance a MONTH before our arrival, a deposit is sometimes requested but this is a first for us and we use cl sites most of the time. The instructions for A591 from Keswick, although appear clear on reading, the entrance is obscured and the caravan club sign is not clear on approach so nearly all new arrivals had to turn round in the hotel car park higher up the road. The pitches are all accessed by a single track road, as you can see in the picture, and are difficult to negotiate onto without a motor mover as you're not allowed on the grass (there are signs everywhere), if the caravans have awnings on the lower three pitches cars cannot park easily as there is only one car width at back of each caravan (there wasn't as much room as picture shows), so we had to keep asking the two other caravanners to move their cars to be let in and out. We also had a lot of heavy rain, the lower three pitches have very poor drainage and we were all waterlogged.

sueboo

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Reviewed on 08/09/2020 15:56

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Kiln Hill Barn

Spent 4 nights in October. View from the pitches towards Borrowdale is fantastic. Site is very quiet. Somewhat muddy in wet weather. Access is easy from the A591, though you come across the site entrance at very short notice when driving from Keswick (More detailed directions are available on Kiln Hill's own website). Under new ownership and management since August 2019. We received a warm welcome and were invited to choose from the available pitches, which are all on a slope. Approach to customers is friendly and relaxed. We only used the EHU, waste disposal and fresh water facilities so didn't verify the other facilities advertised.

JE Meecham

Reviewed on 29/10/2019 10:15

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Amazing Site

Kiln Hill Barn
We booked this site in the depths of winter when you really need a summer holiday to look forward too. We were not disappointed. The views are spectacular and we found many walks we could do from the site. The site is well maintained and very clean. We are now planning a holiday next May with our neice and nephew and hoping to stay here then.

Jovic

Reviewed on 25/06/2018 14:20

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