Stybeck Farm

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A working farm with excellent access to multiple Wainwrights

Having read some negative reviews we were slightly apprehensive, however the owners are down to earth Cumbrian hill farmers. The area we were allocated was very good. You may need blocks but the area has lovely views We came here for access to the fells, which totally delivered. No, there’s no WiFi or TV signal but that’s not what you come to this part of Cumbria for. Shower immaculately clean with loads of hot water, though it is £1, and the toilet again, scrupulously clean. Come here for access to the Dodds, Helvellyn, Thirlmere and a farm experience. Recommended.
Motorhomer from Cheshire

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Worst CL site I have seen

We were booked in to this site, first of all the directions are appalling, we only found it after my husband walked up a lane. It is the worst CL site we had ever seen. I am amazed that Caravan and Motorhome club accepted it. When we arrived there were 4 men jet washing scramble bikes. Loose dogs barking as I walked about. Our impression straight away was that it was a travellers site. The owner eventually came out and pointed to 2 places that we could chose, one was on the side of the road where there would have been nowhere to sit out. Vehicles would have been passing all the time. The second pitch was in a very small area where there were other vans that had obviously been there for a long time, plant pots around the caravan.Again not much space to site out. I immediately told the owner that I wasn't impressed and wouldn't be staying. I would not recommend this site to anyone.
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Farmyard

Basically we were asked to pitch in the driveway to the farm which at times was not only noisy but quite dangerous with some traffic moving quite quickly. The shower was less than basic and also required money in the meter to operate. Great access to the sticks pass route to Hellvelyn. Nice cafe and a pub relatively close.

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Found it after overshooting as instructions not very clear. Do not rely on post code! Wonderful views on a working farm, a bit noisy but you expect this on a farm. Advertised as good TV signal but only via box provided by owner but signal then too strong! Never heard of this? Internet search reveals we needed a dB attenuator but given we were in the Lakes could not acquire one for days (not even Amazon prime).
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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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