Old Barn Farm

Fiddler Hall, Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 8NQ

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Ideal for ...

  • Adults
  • Beach stays
  • Dogs
  • Peaceful stays
  • Scenic views

Why stay here ...

  • Set at the head of the Cartmel valley in a picturesque setting with easy access from nearby 'A' road.
  • One mile from Lake Windermere making it a perfect base for exploring the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales.
  • Close to many Lakeland attractions including Lakeside and Haverthwaite Steam Railway, 'Go Ape' in Greizedale forest, Beatrix Potter, Holker Hall, Levens Hall, Sizergh Castle, South Lakeland Animal Park, Lakeland Aquarium, Windermere Steamers, Cartmel races and much more.
  • Numerous eating establishments nearby serving local produce.
  • Motorhomes welcome.
  • Bed and Breakfast and Self Catering cottages available.

Facilities on site ...

  • Dog walk from site
  • Recycling facilities
  • TV reception: fair

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Latest arrival time: 12:00 AM

0.5 acres

Electric amperage: 16

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Postcode:
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Lat 54.255324 / Lon -2.947557
OS field ref:
SD383849
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Transport links

  • Bus stop within 1 mile
  • Buses go to: Windermere, Kendal, Grange-over-Sands, Ambleside.
  • Daily public transport within 1 mile
  • Nearest train station: Grange over Sands
  • Train station within 5 miles

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Great for walking

Old Barn Farm
Good CL for walking in the beautiful surrounding countryside. Some noise from the busy main road. All hard standing so no issue with mud. Pitches fo slope from front to back so levelling ramps are required.

RAG13

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Reviewed on 19/09/2021 08:15

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Old Barn Farm

Had to leave 4 days early because of the noise from the 13 bed self-catering cottage 3 meters from our pitch, run by site owners. Party cottage, loud music, shouting, screaming until early hours of the morning. Gangs of males and females. Could not sit outside, hear our TV or sleep. Second group that came immediately played loud music outside, so we booked on a 112 pitch site which was quieter. Only just managed to fit motorhome through collapsing gate entrance. Too many large overhanging trees, close to roof of vehicle. Dogs from cottages brought to toilet on site. 

CRAIG HANSON

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Reviewed on 30/07/2021 15:35

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Old Barn Farm
Very good cl. Easy to access, beautiful surroundings. There is some road noise but didn't really concern us. Well situated for exploring south lakes villages and Lake Windrrmere at Lakeside. The site was not over busy whilst we were there which was surprising. Would visit agsin.

Mel Shrewsbury

Caravanner from Shropshire

Reviewed on 13/07/2021 19:09

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Old Barn Farm
We booked and paid on the phone, and had been told to just park up on any available pitch. This we did,and did not see the warden at all during our 5 day stay, which was ok because of the covid distancing. A small site, we used our own facilities. We found access to the water and waste a small problem, as there is not much room behind the van parked in pitch 1, not a huge problem but a nuisance as you need to get close to the parked van. Pitches are pleasant, clean and are on slate chippings, so no mud!! The view is a raised meadow, so not much to see, although there is a short mowed path right around. A busy road means some road noise, but most of the noise came from a large party in the adjacent holiday let, who partied in the garden until the early hours, not conducive to a peaceful stay. Easy to drive to the sites in the Southern lakes, and to the coast.

Mardymadam

Reviewed on 21/07/2020 15:04

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Old Barn Farm
Arrival on site is straightforward, whichever way you drive along the A590.Just lookout for the Cartmel sign as described in the Site Guide and the barn/house is on the left in 150 yards. The entrance is after the house (now converted to holiday complex). The gate is not very wide but you approach in a straight line so shouldn't cause you any problems. We were met by a young lady who pointed out where everything was. All the facilities are contained in a dry stone cladded enclosure found behind the first pitch. As other reviewers have mentioned, staying on this pitch may not be to everyones taste as other members will have to walk behind you to get to the facilities. A motorhome was parked there for 2 nights and parked on the edge of the pitch allowing a bit of room. The pitches are as per the photograph, in a straight line, more or less facing east. There is a small meadow field in front for basic dog exercise first and last thing. All of the pitches are on slate chipping, quite large with what appears hard core underneath. I wouldn't have thought it was the easiest to erect an awning. We didn't bring one as only a 5 night stop. There are some not fully grown trees on grass verges between pitches. We managed to find a level, side to side, pitch but the nose was a bit down. Motorhomes take note. The facilities include full recycling bins, an elsan that is more than adequate and fresh water. My only gripe would be that, whilst both water taps are clearly marked, some numpty is bound to clean his toilet cassette with the wrong one. The views of the low level hills opposite the CL are wonderful and it is quite easy to access Gummer How from site with the appropriate map. Normally easy access to Bowness via the east road along Windermere but at the time of writing pipe laying is continuing and the road is closed. We had no problem with WiFi signal or telephone. Don't know about TV as we don't have one. Now the downside. The CL is about 150 yards away from the A590, a busy road from Grange to Ulverstone and Barrow and there is a constant stream of traffic along it at all times of day and night. It does drop off at night but if you are a very light sleeper and road noise affects you then this probably isn't the place for you. I can't say it was peaceful but it wouldn't stop me going back. There is a Shell garage about 1 mile down towards Newby Bridge that acts as a Spar type shop and the Swan Inn Hotel is just a little further along. There are walks to be had from site with good maps and the rest of the Southern Lakes are within easy driving distance. All in all a decent CL stop, particularly for winter with its hardstanding. We didn't see the owner again but didn't need to. She did mention that we could stay a bit longer on our leaving day if required. Please note we were asked for a deposit when booking. If you have non camping friends or relatives then the holiday apartments will be very handy.

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Reviewed on 03/03/2019 10:19

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