Stybeck Farm

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We had a friendly welcome here on this busy working farm. Walking from the site is easy and on the day of the recent royal visit to Keswick we were able to walk up the fell behind, along a ridge and down to Thirlmere and back along the side of the lake. As it’s a few miles out of Keswick we benefitted from the peace and tranquility, but the theatre and amenities of Keswick are there if you want them. Television reception is not brilliant but the owner offered us a cable. Eggs from the farm too were a bonus.

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Lovely Countryside Site

The site is beautifully situated, and considering it is a working farm, well kept. It's not very large, but there is adequate space for all and , yes , there are farm noises at all hours - but what should you expect ? The facilities are OK. The weather was mixed, but that's the lake district for you. Overall we have a great few days here and would not hesitate to stay again.
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Glad we went

We almost didn't book this CL because of the bad reviews that it received a couple of years ago, but decided to give it a try and were pleased that we did. We found it interesting to watch all the goings-on at the farm, and the surroundings and views are lovely. We always leave the van on site and found pleasant walks straight from the farm. We saw masses of bluebells and heard a cuckoo. If we had stayed longer we would have caught the bus into Keswick and maybe to Grasmere as well. Don't be put off by those old reviews- this is a nice place to stay.

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Beautiful views, helpful owners

We have just spent a very enjoyable 9 nights here over Easter. The family were always friendly and helpful, despite clearly being busy, even lending us a sky box and aerial lead to help us get TV reception (Freesat not freeview here - may save others time!) They even organised some of the best weather I can remember in many years for us :-) Our kids enjoyed their time on the farm and not once did I feel they were at any risk from the dogs - they were always friendly. To be able to look out on the fells and see the sheep (and lambs) with your morning coffee is fabulous and we made the most of the walking available from the site and nearby. The site is not the biggest but there was plenty of space for our van and awning and we would happily go back in the future.
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Working farm with beautiful views, perfect for walkers

A lovely location, with the warmest of welcomes. The cl area is quite small behind the farmhouse and some levelling is required but is on hard ground so no issues with being stuck. The working dogs do bark early and farm noises are also early but to be expected. W.c. and shower, whilst not in the first flush of youth are kept spotlessly clean. The half hourly bus service between Keswick and Lancaster run at the foot of the farm access road and we used them frequently which saved moving the motorhome once pitched. We really hope to stay here again, enjoying the hospitality of this very hardworking family.
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An honest & unbiased review!

We visited this wonderful farm in April 2018 we arrived in an absolute torrent of rain to be greeted by the most friendly couple we have ever met on a caravan site. We pitched our van on the small but very well drained area allocated for touring vans. The toilet & shower were located at the side of the farm house & crossing the yard (despite the weather) was no more muddy than the average country road. The shower was hot & cost £1 it ran for so long we realised getting the timing right we could both use it. The next day brought sunshine & we then realised the wonderful location of the site with views across to Thirlmere. The location is excellent for visiting local villages in the Lake District. We stayed for 4 days & would have made it longer but the site was fully booked. This is a working farm & my goodness do the Hodgson Family work hard. It was lambing season so they never stopped but always had the courtesy to pass the time of day, have a joke & a smile with us. Mrs Hodgson let us borrow a sky box for better TV reception. We cannot wait to return to the site & lovely family! As for other review comments - smell of a farm yard -no not really but what do you expect on a working farm - VERY unfair comment. Being bitten by the dog - well Alf loved us & enjoyed having his ears tickled the other dogs were very well behaved, neither was there any dog excrement! Dirty - no it is a working farm & as such was unbelievably clean! Admittedly there was an early morning call from a cockerel - personally that part of having a holiday in the country side - heaven!

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Site ideal for walking and touring

This CL is on a working farm in the most beautiful location. There is a small sloping field at the back of the farm buildings on the fells for members but we were at the side of the farm entrance road, known as the lane, overlooking Thirlmere, it was just beautiful there was very little traffic just deliveries to the farm. The Farmers Wife is very helpful supplying sky box and cable to plug into the pole with the satellite connection as there is no TV reception with the aerial . We went for a week and stayed for two.
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We renamed it Pigsty Farm

We were excited at booking a CL in the middle of the beautiful Cumbrian fells. However, the experience wasn't what we had expected. The CL is situated just above the farm yard on a patch of waste ground with no outlook whatsoever, and there was generally a strong smell of manure being in such close proximity to the farm yard (and I was raised on a farm). It was absolutely impossible to pitch our twin axle caravan on the proposed site (although we had informed them of its size on booking) and I am used to used to reversing tractors and trailers. There was also old concrete/tarmac around the pitch which would have made pitching an awning impossible. On walking to the farm house to speak to the owners, I was bitten on the hand by one of the many farm dogs roaming loose (not great for our little children), but this was vehemently denied by the farmer's wife (who was no where to be seen, but who we contacted by email later). There were also caravans pitched on the side of the farm drive (exceeding the limit of five per cl). I had trouble getting off the site due to the lack of space and off we went. This left us in a tricky situation as we had four young children, had travelled from South Wales, and were here for two weeks. We were fortunate to get a pitch on another site. In all, a disaster of a cl which shouldn't be in existence. Those who have enjoyed the site are welcome to it...
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Farmers Yard!

This is not a CL site - it is a farmers yard. A tiny grassed area is provided which can only fit three units on at a squeeze and if you're not one of them, you park on the track leading to the farm yard itself. I have stayed on many working farms but this one took the biscuit - dog excrement everywhere, dogs barking constantly, tractors on the move ALL the time and a cockerel housed just yards away from the site. A big disappointment, left after one very long disturbed night.

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Great place to stay.

Had three nights here and could have stayed more. A really lovely spot near the edge of Thirlmere. Quite a sloping site so levellers are a must.  Very friendly and welcoming owners. On a farm, so it's interesting to watch the goings on.Even seeing the sheep gathered by motorbike up on the fell! Walk up the lane from the farm and you can get up to walk along to Helvellyn. Pub is an easy walk away and bus stop close by. A very good place today tour this part of the lakes. 
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