- Listed in Cumbria
- Stonethwaite, Borrowdale, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5XG
- 01768 777 256
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A Little About Chapel House Farm
The Weirs family has run the Chapel house farm campsite for more than three generations. Nestled at the foot of Bessyboot, the campsite is an ideal place to escape into the arms of nature and relax. Your first impression is made as you see an open field, a wooded valley, a gurgling river and serene lake in the vicinity.
The Weirs believe in keeping the campsite a refuge for nature lovers and for those who come to seek it’s tranquility. For this reason one of the rules of the campsite is to turn in by 10 at night. So as you can imagine by 10:30 absolute silence prevails. They even request the early risers to respect the other campers. Such a boon for a person like me who loves to sleep in.
The Chapel House Farm campsite has some attractive facilities.
Showers : Even though they keep in terms with the traditional style of camping, you can still expect hot water for your shower. There is a 50p charge for hot showers but if you want to feel refreshed after a long day of walking the sum is really paltry. Winter months are an exception though. They campsite runs at a reduced capacity and the showers are often not kept on because of the threat of pipes bursting. However, you can call in advance an request a hot shower. If the weather permits they will definitely have it ready for you.
Toilets : A very important facility that we always check before traveling are the toilets. Bad toilets usually equate to a bad mood. The Weirs family however has ensured that this is not the case with the Chapel House Campsite. The toilets are accessible, well lit and immaculately maintained. They even have separate toilets for men and women.
Dogs and other pets : If you have a family like mine then you know that where ever you go your dog goes along. Luckily for us the Chapel house farm campsite allows dogs and small pets, though as they say within reason.
Parking is easily available so you need not worry about that either. Just drive up on the day that you have booked your reservation for. No need of any extra thought on this point.
Dish washing facilities : If you’ve been camping before you will know what I mean when I say washing dishes without a sink can be very cumbersome. As luck would have it, the campsite has three sinks. I would say that that’s one more plus point in their favour.
As you can see the facilities are in accordance with traditional camping. The location is such that aside from the campsite there a number of places worthwhile visiting. A historical market town called Keswick lies approximately 6 miles north of the campsite. It’s home to a number of interesting shops which sell a variety of camping gear.
Lake Derwentwater offers an array of activities. Some boating activities such as the Keswick launch are active during the summer months. If you want to do something even more different then head down to the Honister Slate mines. They produce the world famous Westmorland green slate. Take a tour of the mines and admire how the beautiful material has been extracted over centuries. Remember every penny you spend in these mines goes to support the mines and the young people working there.
The Chapel House Farm Campsite is an ideal get away from your busy life. Vehicles are banished to the parking lot and all that remains is you and nature. It’s amenities and picturesque location have got it rated high on my list of campsites in Cumbria and I’m sure you will feel the same after your visit.
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