Oysterber Farm

Burton Road, Low Bentham, Lancaster, North Yorkshire, LA2 7ET

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Ideal for ...

  • Dogs
  • Peaceful stays
  • Scenic views

Why stay here ...

Oysterber Farm CL is situated near Ingleton in the Yorkshire Dales set in open countryside midway between the villages of Low Bentham and Burton-in-Lonsdale. There are three pubs all within walking distance. At High Bentham 2 miles away, there are a good range of shops including 2 small supermarkets, full banking facilities and a post office.

Close to the three peaks of Ingleborough, Whernside and Pen-y-Ghent, this part of England offers some of the very best walking, climbing, cycling and caving. From the CL you are on the doorstep of The Yorkshire Dales, the Lake District, and the west coast seaside resorts of Morecambe Bay and the beautiful Lancashire countryside only a few miles away in the Forest of Bowland.

Ingleton and Clapham, both famous for waterfalls and caves, are very close and it is only 6 miles from the attractive Cumbrian Market town of Kirkby Lonsdale whilst the wildlife reserve at Leighton Moss is only a further 5 miles away.

Recreational facilities around Bentham are many and varied, including fishing in the river Wenning for trout and sea trout and Stocks Reservoir and the charming village of Slaidburn are only 15 miles away. There is an 18-hole golf course with a modern clubhouse 2 miles away at High Bentham and a very active footpath group organizes guided walks around the area every week; there are 28 well sign posted walks in all. Both on and off road cycling is very popular and there are many green roads free of traffic to ride, including a cycle way that runs the length of the Lune Valley all the way to Morecambe on the Coast with branches off to various other destinations. This Facebook page may be useful.

Close to the CL is the owners Studio Pottery where you can book a pottery course. Ranging from half a day to a full week, or simply just to come and watch. The area was once famous for its small potteries and the nearby village of Burton-in-Lonsdale was the centre of this rural industry. The pottery is produced in the traditional manner, mainly on the wheel and fired in a gas kiln to stoneware temperatures and sold from the showroom which is on site.

Dogs are welcome but must be kept on a lead at all times due to livestock in the adjacent fields. There are many walks direct from the CL for exercising them, two of our favourites are on the banks of the Rivers Wenning and Greta, just ask us for details when you arrive.

It is a very quiet site and has electric hook up points, a shower, WC and washbasin.

If you need any further information, do not hesitate to contact us.

Baz & Kathy Cartledge

Facilities on site ...

  • Dog walk from site
  • Information room
  • Recycling facilities
  • Shower (shared use)
  • TV reception: good
  • WC (non-exclusive use)
  • Wi-Fi

Prices

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Latest arrival time: 5:00 PM

Latest departure time: 10:00 AM

0.25 acres

Some sloping pitches

Electric amperage: 10

Recycling Facilities

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Postcode:
LA2 7ET
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GPS:
Lat 54.127053 / Lon -2.534909
OS field ref:
SD650704
OS map ref:
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Transport links

  • Daily public transport within 1 mile
  • Nearest train station: High Bentham

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Oysterber Farm
After a stressful and unsuccessful call to the Club to try and make a booking for a Club site whilst on the road, we took pot luck and called Oysterber Farm and are so glad we did! Mr Cartledge did ask the length of our MH as longer vehicles would have trouble getting in but ours was ok (6.3 metres). Yes, the weather had been very dry and yes, the field was sloping and I can understand it could cause problems getting in and out of the site, but what a little gem of a CL this proved to be for us. We pitched up first and the very first thing we heard (and soon saw) was a curlew, which made our day. We were then warmly welcomed by Mrs Cartledge and shown the facilities which were very clean and the shower worked well. We sat outside for the rest of the evening, soaking up the amazing scenery and the peace and quiet. I just wished we could have stayed longer than one night and had to leave before the pottery shop was open. Anyway, at £20 pn with EHU, plus exclusive shower and loo, I think this CL is great value. We've paid more for much less!

eviebobs

Reviewed on 17/06/2023 21:24

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Not fit for purpose

Oysterber Farm
Hate to do negative reviews but this has to be mentioned. On arrival we went into the Pottery Shop as it was 'open', not the friendliest of greeting (turned out to be the owners Son) was sent to the house but no reply so went back to Pottery. shop. The chap said he felt it would have to be hardstanding (we had asked for that),we agreed, so he pointed to an area by the shop clearly used for parking - with an EHU over by the shower - giving us a view of the rubbish bins! We asked about the field and went through a narrow entrance with a fairly steep incline, the field was sodden and very uneven - every very uneven. Then the owner arrived (a very nice lady). We said we did not consider the hardstanding to be a suitable/adequate pitch and she suggested we could pitch on the access road it self inside the field. This we did - when it came to leaving, luckily we have a mover as the C'van had to go backwards out of the field down the incline to allow us to hook up. We do not feel this can be considered a suitable site for caravans and motorhomes, especially outwith the dry summer months.

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Caravanner

Reviewed on 29/11/2022 18:10

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Wet site and relatively steep

Oysterber Farm
We visited the site in early September admittedly after a wet summer. The main area of the site is relatively steep and was very wet. A small area of the site near the gateway was firm but large areas were sodden. My 4 wheel drive car was quickly stuck in deep ruts left by previous vehicles and I was unable to move with my caravan attached. Fortunately. I have a motor mover and was able to detach the caravan and manoeuvre to a drier area at the bottom of the field. The site is relatively steep and substantial levelling blocks are required. We got stuck getting off the site but managed to get moving with the assistance of two fit and able enthusiastic fellow caravaners who were fortunately there to help. The two other caravans on the site over the weekend also got stuck getting on. The field is poorly drained and I dread to think what it would be like later in the year. The grass was relatively long which obscured the rutts.

RandAJ

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Reviewed on 07/09/2020 20:38

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Oysterber Farm
After a warm welcome whilst parked in the car park area of the holiday cottages and pottery, we were shown the narrow access track to the site which was steep and uneven and the site was on so much of a slope we would never get anywhere near level even with the aid of our ramps. The ground was also so wet that as we could see the ruts left by the previous units trying lo leave we decided to not even attempt to get into a pitch with our Motorhome. So we were offered a hard standing area in the car park next to the bins, recycling area and cottage laundry room where the views were nowhere as good as the views from the main site. We were looking at a stone wall directly in front of us but there were views to the side of us over the car park and surrounding fields. The next day another Motorhome arrived and tried to access the site but got stuck as soon as the vehicle left the rough track. A good location for walking directly from the site to the local villages where the pubs were friendly and provided good food I consider this site unsuitable as a CL due to the narrow, poorly maintained access track to the site and the unacceptable slope of the pitches. I expect to be able to get the vehicle somewhere near level with the aid of ramps. There are many CL’s out there with much better access, more level pitches and suitable hard standing for less than the cost If this site.

AJP2

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Reviewed on 09/08/2020 22:22

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Oysterber Farm
Loved our stay here very quiet and peaceful we will certainly return

andy5363

Reviewed on 01/08/2018 23:47

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