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Luxury Glamping Pods within easy access to the Lake District
Tel: 01228 319028

ALL bookings and payments are made via the website. We post any cancellations which become available on the home page and you will find further general information on our Facebook page. The calendar identifies what availability we have on site. Use the search box option below to find the pods which are available to suit the makeup of your group.

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Enter your chosen dates in the search box and tick if you require a pet friendly cabin. (Remember to add on your dog/s when you progress through the booking form, they are chargeable) It will bring up available pods which suit the requirements of your search criteria with pictures; it will show you the base price for the minimum stay of two nights. (Remember we offer "lower prices for longer stays"). Standard discounts are built into our new pricing structure for 2024. Seasonal offers and respective discount codes will be listed below.



Rates & Offers

Things to consider before making your booking

  • We cannot accept bookings from or for guests under the age of 21. (The lead person staying on site MUST be at least 21 years old)
  • Group bookings can only be accepted for a maximum of 3 cabins and there must be no over occupancy.
  • If you are NOT bringing a dog PLEASE can you try to book a PET FREE pod in order for us to have plenty of pet friendly options available to those who wish to bring their dogs! (If we encounter difficulties we will look at the bookings we have in and where possible swap pods around if someone has booked into a pet friendly pod but has no dog booked in. This is subject to us having the same standard of pod available which is in the pet free category).
  • Our standard check in days are: Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday with arrival times between 4.00pm & 8.00pm.
  • The departure time is 10.00am prompt.
  • We do NOT allow disposable BBQ’s on site. They are a high fire risk and due to the packaging used very environmentally unfriendly.


Unfortunately due to the economic climate and rising costs in all areas of running a business we have to advise that from 1st November 2024 until 31st March 2025 we will only be opening the site for weekends with a Friday or Saturday arrival for a minimum of a two night stay unless we have a request for a significant booking to make it worth our while. (We will be open for New Year Bookings with arrivals on Monday 30th December for a minimum stay of 3 nights). This is to allow both of us to undertake alternative employment off site during the winter months.  


Fox & Badger (Family Pods)

Maximum Occupancy 2 Adults or (2 Adults and 3 x under 16's). Third child free of charge. (Pet Friendly Pods) 

Pheasant & Owl (Family Pods)

Maximum Occupancy 2 Adults or (2 Adults and 3 x under 16's). Third child free of charge. (Pet FREE Pods)

Rates: Basic Rate £125 per night - Minimum stay 2 nights / Bank Holidays £135 per night - Minimum stay 3 nights.

Deer & Squirrel  (Couples Pods)

Maximum Occupancy 2 Adults (Pet Friendly Pods)

Rates: Basic Rate £110 per night - Minimum stay 2 nights / Bank Holidays £120 per night - Minimum stay 3 nights.

Stable (Couples Pod - No open view) 

Maximum Occupancy 2 persons - Pet Free Pod 

Rates: Basic Rate £85 per night - Minimum stay 2 nights / Bank Holidays £95 per night - Minimum stay 3 nights.

(This cabin is the same specification as Deer & Squirrel with a compact wet room but NOT with open views like the main site - only bookable between April and end of September). Due to the close proximity of a gas tank it is not possible to hire a fire pit with this pod.  Gas BBQ only. 

2 night stays or more - you are provided with a fully made up bed and a bale of towels for two persons. A minimum of 2 nights is required if you wish to add on a hot tub. (No bedding or towels included in the price for one night stays).  

 What is included

  • A fully made up king size or double bed which includes a duvet and pillows with covers (when staying 2 nights or more). 
  • A bale of towels for two persons (when staying 2 nights or more - NOT for Hot Tub use!)
  • Crockery (cereal bowls, plates, mugs, glasses, cutlery, can/bottle opener – no pans) sufficient for four people.
  • One or two ring hobs with pans available on request subject to availability.
  • Car parking free for the duration of your stay (ONLY one vehicle per cabin).


  • Teenagers 12-16 years - £10.00 per night
  • Children aged 5-11 years £5.00 per night.
  • Children under 5 years old stay for free.
  • Dogs £20.00 each for the duration of the stay (maximum of 2 small to medium size dogs) (If in doubt please enquire before booking) Please ensure that you can abide by our rules for dogs on site!
  • Additional vehicles by arrangement (subject to available space only) and at a charge of £15.00 per vehicle. (Strictly one vehicle per cabin during July & August - we cannot accommodate additional vehicles, there are a couple of layby's close to the site).

Optional Extras - Inside the Pod:

  • Bedding Pack Hire (Includes Duvet with covers, one sheet and pillows) - £15.00 (For extra persons who use the bed settee or those who stay 1 night only)
  • Towel Pack Hire - £5.00 per person (For additional persons over and above the first two guests) - NOT for hot tub use.
  • Bottle of Wine £12.00
  • Bottle of Prosecco £15.00

Optional Extras - External:

Hot Tubs:

2024 Rate - Hot Tub Hire - £70.00 (For duration of stay up to 7 days - thereafter £10 per day)  (Must be booked prior to arrival - at least 24 hours notice)

Hot Tub Dressing Gown Hire - £8.00 per person (A returnable deposit of £10.00 per item will be required on arrival and returned when the item is handed back) 

Hot Tub Bath Sheet Hire - £5.00 each (A returnable deposit of £10.00 per item will be required on arrival and will be returned when the item is handed back)


  • Portable Gas Barbecue Hire, suitable for heating pans - £18.00 for duration of your stay.
  • Fire Pit with generous supply of Logs/fuel Hire - £20.00
  • Fire Pit with Swing Arm BBQ Grill & BBQ tools (Full tub of logs and a bucket of charcoal) - £30.00 
  • Additional logs (full tub) - £15.00
  • Fire Pit - Swing Arm Grill attachment & Charcoal with BBQ tools - £10.00 (You can upgrade your fire pit to include the BBQ grill arm and charcoal if you wish when you are on site)
  • Additional Charcoal - £6.00 per bucket
  • Various local maps (Walking & Cycling) - £4.00 each.

One Night Stays - (Stable Pod only)

Available from April to end of September in Stable pod only - outside the "Peak" season (July & August) and Bank Holidays.  The price for one night does not include bedding.  A bedding pack can be provided at an additional cost of £15 per bed. Breakfast can be arranged. (Please note that our standard arrival days are: Monday, Wednesday & Friday's).   Please contact us via email to enable you to make this type of booking. 

NOTE: ALL BOOKINGS: - A deposit of £100 is required at the time of booking with the balance outstanding due 6 weeks prior to arrival.  You will receive an automated email advising you that your balance is due and you can log onto your booking to make the payment.  We cannot take payments over the phone.

ALL YEAR - 10% discount on bookings of 5 nights or more.

PLEASE NOTEOnce your booking is confirmed any changes to the dates of your stay will incur an administration charge of: £25.00.

Arrival /Departure times for all Pods Check in time is between: 4.00pm & 8.00pm -  Check out time: 10.00am prompt. (Please advise on your predicted arrival time at point of booking and update as necessary on you arrival day should circumstances change).


ALL on site requests MUST be made between the hours of 9.00am and 6.00pm only unless it is an emergency. if would like a fire pit, a BBQ or may be runing out of wood and charcoal please ask a member of staff during these times as someone is usually working around the site (before you go out for the day) or drop us an email and we will action the request as soon as we can or on our return.   Any on site requests for optional extras must be paid for in cash or online via your booking prior to receiving the additional items.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF BOOKING INCLUDING CANCELLATION POLICY! (You will find them at the bottom of the website page)


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Tel: 01228 319028


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