We are frequent visitors to the Lakes and have been going further West to Eskdale for the last fifteen years, avoiding the tourist traps of Windermere etc and the Great British holiday maker!
So it was with some trepidation that we decided to give glamping at Sunny Brow Farm a go. Having endured a 10 hour car journey up from Somerset, we finally arrived at 10.45 and were met by Philip our host who was welcoming in spite of the lateness of the hour. He showed us to Limestone Beck Yurt which is the furthest from the farmhouse. Heaven is the only way to describe it. Cozy, warm and a haven of tranquility apart from the children and the dogs! The woodburner was great and by some strange miracle, if you keep feeding it,(with the free firewood) it keeps burning! Easy to control and in true castaway style, it is possible to wake in the chill of the autumn morning and relight it from the embers of the night before.
I could go on for hours but this for me was the perfect way to get away from it all; camping without the fuss, enabling us to get out onto the fells which is what people come for, isn't it. Thank Philip, we will see you again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our Barn/Cottages are of the highest standard furnished with quality and care, we offer a very secluded holiday experience within a small farm and woodland environment, but within easy reach of all areas of the South Lakes. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Sunny Brow Barn Ambleside, Lake District