Old Barn Farm

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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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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Another Winner

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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Lovely little gem!!

Currently writing the review whilst at the site and 100% agree with the last review.. surprisingly nobody else here but it’s a nice little site.. the driveway and pitches are slate chippings and it’s level!! The meadow is great for the dog and it’s well located for so much in the area! Yes there is road noise from the main a590 but it’s easily bearable! Without doubt coming back here!
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Pleasant CL

This is a nice CL with easy access although the Club sign is mostly hidden by plants so we very nearly missed the entrance. The pitches are smaller than they look in the pictures but separated by trees that are now a lot bigger. It seems the site is under new ownership, we only saw them the day we arrived. The site was very quiet while we were there, 3 of the 4 nights we stayed we were the only caravan. This seems a shame as it is ideally situated for visiting the southern lake district.

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My first visit to any CL

This was my first visit to any CL. I visited this site during the heatwave end of June 2018. I wanted somewhere no more than a 90 minute drive from home in Fleetwood. I rang and left messages with another 2 sites. It was only this site that first responded, so I took it. In actual fact, it ended up being ideally situated for some road cycling. The pitches may be smaller than other sites, but that didn't bother me, I actually like a conversation with my neighbours. Some mentioned the services behind pitch 1. I wouldn't find this too intrusive. A bonus for pitch 1 is that it catches most of the sun and has no trees to cover your roof with tree sap. It had a little meadow with a grass path around it for dogs and a lovely vista of some hills. I've also heard much greater road noise from Club sites. Again this didn't bother me. It really is ideally situated for Windermere (North), Zizergh Castle (East) Cartmel and Grange (South) and many more towns and attractions (West). On arrival you are left to your own devices. A peacefully and tranquil retreat for sure. I can see me making this cosy gem a regular visit for a quick getaway. So don't all rush here at once, as I don't want to miss out on future bookings! Lol
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Pleasant site but a few issues

Pleasant site but as another reviewer has stated, pitch one is very narrow. With the waste and water only a metre behind this pitch it does make it difficult for campers to access waste. To compound this the adjacent cottage has major renovation works in progress and during both our stays there were up to 10 work vans here trying to park in a very small area. This resulted in the early rising workman (6.45am) having to park very close to campers outfits. We would have appreciated prior knowledge of the disruption or a visit from site owners at sometime during both our short stays.

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