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Thornfield Luxury en-suite Camping Cabins

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Please refer to our Rates & Availability Page for special offers and the availability calendar.

THE WHOLE SITE IS FULLY BOOKED UNTIL SEPTEMBER. No weekend availability left on the main site (en-suite pods) until October 23rd unless you can take a Saturday- Monday then we have 10th-12th October in Pheasant pod only. Plenty of availability for (two persons maximum) in Stable pod.


  • There will be no handling of the small animals with children on site (due to close contact risk and how busy all the staff are on site)
  • The children will not be able collect the eggs which we normally like to do with them.
  • We cannot allow access to any of the toy stores. However there is access to a trampoline and football goal. (Please bring your own toys/games when possible)
  • Lilly the site cat is tempremental befriend her at your own risk!

About us

Thornfield Camping Cabins is set in a picturesque landscape and rural setting between the border city of Carlisle and Caldbeck on the edge of the Lake District National Park. Karen and Andrew have welcomed clients since July 2016 and along with their team, they aim to provide you with a warm welcome and a pleasant stay; and if you wish to bring your well-behaved dog - your four legged friends too! Providing high quality, affordable and warm year-round self catering accommodation with home from home comforts, in a tranquil rural setting, a real back to nature holiday experience surrounded by woodlands, walks, a range of wildlife and extensive rural views.

Our Promise to You!

  • A passion to create an outdoor haven; sympathetic to the natural environment for our guests to enjoy while staying in quality, quirky, affordable accomodation with home-from-home comforts.
  • Provide a fantastic place to stay, with stunning views; bringing peace and relaxation.
  • Think of the little things for our guests; a warm welcome to everyone enabling our guests to feel they are with friends.


There are 6 Luxury en-suite Glamping PODS:

2 x (Extra Large) PODS - Fox & Badger (with the option to add on a 6 seater hot tub

  • Full bathroom-separate shower cubicle, toilet and sink. 
  • Underfloor heating, a country style kitchen with a belfast sink.
  • Sleeping up to 4 adults (one kingsize bed and one double bed settee) or 2 adults and 3 children (maximum)
  • Includes the use of either a one or two ring portable induction hob with pans - available on request.
  • Fridge / Microwave/ Kettle / Toaster 
  • Crockery and Cutlery
  • Badger Pod - No dogs accepted. Please read our terms and conditions regarding breach of the pet free rule
  • Retro Mk11 DAB/DAB+/FM/Apple Lightening Dock/Bluetooth radio.

4 x (Large) PODS - Pheasant, Owl, Deer & Squirrel (with the option to add on a 4 seater hot tub)

  • En-suite wet room (Includes, shower, toilet & sink)
  • Underfloor heating 
  • Sleeping up to 4 adults (one double bed and one double bed settee) or 2 adults and 2 children (maximum)
  • Fridge / Microwave/ Kettle / Toaster (Please note: No hob / rings)
  • Crockery and Cutlery
  • Retro Mini DAB/DAB+/FM/Bluetooth radio.

Stable Pod (Not en-suite) – Budget Cabin (with the option to add on a 4 seater hot tub)

Due to popular demand for one night stays we have brought in an additional pod called "Stable pod". Quirky in design, cosy and comfortable; highly insulated with a panel heater.  Sleeping a maximum of two adults; this could be the perfect solution for short stay restrictions in your plans possibly due to walking the Cumbria Way, Cycling Lands’ End to John O’Groats or a midway overnight stop en-route North or South.  However, it is just as suitable for longer stays too. This pod does not benefit from the beautiful views of the main site as it is located to the left of our Stable-Garage-Utility room and behind our bungalow.  Our brand-new toilet and shower facilities (for your sole use during Covid-19) are only a hop, skip and a jump away along the path in the rear of the utility room. It is preferred that you provide you own bedding – sleeping bags but if you are travelling light then you can add this on for £15.  Should be able to stay two nights or more then we can offer you the option to add on a hot tub however, please note: it does not have a canopy over it to protect you from the elements like the pods on the main site.

The accommodation briefly comprises of:

  • Caravan style bed set up where you close up the gap in the seating area to make your bed.
  • Fold away table.
  • Kitchenette area with 2 hob rings, sink, combination microwave-grill, fridge, kettle, toaster and all crockery and cutlery and pans required for two person.
  • Retro Mini DAB/DAB+/FM/Bluetooth radio.

Meg's Room - New Utility / Shower Room

We are well on our way with the creation of our brand-new utility room which will be a fantastic addition to our onsite facilities.  Providing all our guests with additional fridge and freezer storage space, washing machine and tumble dryer facilities and also a sink for washing off the muddy boots.  To the rear of the utility room we will have a large shower room which is predominantly for those staying in the Stable pod but also for the occasional tent camper.

Electric Vehicle Charging Points

We have installed 2 x Rolec EV charging points in car parking bays 2 & 4.  You are required to download an app to use these facilities.

General Information

  • Free Wifi (Don't expect miracles - we do not have fibre and the speed is slow!) However it is free!     
  • Car parking free for the duration of your stay (Strictly one vehicle per cabin during July & August). Additional vehicles by arrangement only and chargeable.
  • Comprehensive information folder in each cabin detailing ALL site and health & safety information; details of the local amenities in Dalston village and the surrounding area along with information on walking and cycling.

For the Children

To introduce the childen to our animals please click here.  You will also find information on the range of games and activities available to both children and adults.

Dogs - Important Information!

As dog lovers ourselves we welcome well behaved dogs. (A maximum of 2 dogs per cabin - Stable pod - 1 dog)  However, it is crucial that ALL dogs are kept off the bed and bed settee.  We are experiencing an increasing number of incidents where we are having to deal with laundry that cannot be cleaned (muddy stains cannot be removed by the laundry) incurring a high replacement cost to us.  Sadly if this persists then we may have no alternative but to reduce the number of cabins that accept our four legged friends. Your dog is provided with a water bowl, tie out rope and a towel to dry them.  Should they need to be hosed down due to excess mud you can use the hose pipe next to the hot tubs.

The basic rules are as follows; if you cannot abide by them then please do not bring your dog!

  • Dogs must be kept off the furniture (please bring a couple of large throws if you are concerned)
  • All dogs must be kept on a lead and under control at all times when on site for the safety of other site users and due to the fact we have free range poultry on site too!
  • No dogs to be left unattended in the cabins at any time.
  • Poop scoops are provided for dog waste. It is disposed of in the green wheelie bins.

Group Bookings - MUST seek prior approval

If you wish to make a group booking of 2 PODS or more please can you email us with your requirements in order for us to assess the suitablility of your group to our site.  The following factors have to be taken into account: Other guests on site - noise levels and the impact that the group could have on the enjoyment of others staying on site. Adequate parking spaces (we only have 1 space available per cabin).  Hot tub requirements - refer to the hot tub page - no sharing of hot tubs during Covid-19 pandemic.

External Hot Tub Hire

We are now offering external HOT TUB hire. Available (within a 10 mile radius of CA5 7BX).  All bookings via our website booking page. Social distancing will be adhered to at all times. (See Hot tub page for full details)

Gift Vouchers

Gift vouchers are available and perfect for any occasion.  Treat a loved one to an alternative gift even those who say they "don't do camping".  The response we get is fantastic and we usually find they will certainly repeat the experience!

Woodside Welcome Cycle Cafe

Working in conjunction with Woodside Welcome Cycle Cafe - next door they can offer you either a continental or cooked breakfast packages and can cater for all dietary requirements including: vegetarians and vegans if notified in advance.  Please refer to the Woodside Welcome Cycle Cafe facebook page for information on what they can provide and to pre-book please telephone: 01228 710764.  (All payments to be made direct to Woodside Welcome). 




Example of Fox & Badger pod interior

Fox & Badger Kitchen area

Fox & Badger en-suite shower room

Pheasant, Owl, Deer & Squirrel interior

Pheasant, Owl, Deer & Squirrel Interior

Pheasant, Owl, Deer & Squirrel En-suite wet room

Gift Vouchers available


Click the graphic below for an interactive map showing the location of Thornfield Camping Cabins near Dalston, Cumbria close to the Lake District.

Glamping location, Dalston


To check prices and availability, see our availability page.

To make an enquiry, please use our enquiry form, email or telephone.

Tel: 01228 319028


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