Dog-friendly luxury Lake District pod
- Sleeps 4 (max 4 adults, 3 children)
- Cooking facilities
- Beds Provided
- Bed Linen Provided
- Private Bathroom
- One of three family-sized pods stunningly located amidst the trees
- En-suite bathroom with wet-room shower and underfloor heating
- Set on a working sheep farm close to the shores of Ullswater
The Owner Says
In a quiet corner amongst trees our three luxury glamping pods offer a relaxing base with stunning views of Blencathra.
They are in an excellent position to explore the North Lakes, walk or bike from the door or just soak up the scenery and relax.
The pods are ideal for couples and families, each pod sleeps up to four. The car park is nearby. Facilities include:
- Comfy double bed and double sofa bed
- Wet room shower, toilet and basin
- Fridge, microwave, toaster and kettle
- Dining table and 4 chairs
- Electric points
- Down lighters
- Underfloor heating
- Lockable French doors
- Fire pit, BBQ, outdoor seats and picnic bench
- Wooden decking and slate patio
- Spectacular views!
Highgate Close is a working farm that is run alongside Glencoyne, a National Trust farm where the owners live, on the shores of Ullswater. Both farms have grazing rights on Matterdale common, and almost meet on the tops as the crow flies.
Not dog friendly!
Features & Facilities
Pods each sleep up to 4 people, with a fixed double bed and a sofa bed (all bedding and linen provided). En-suite, wet-room-style shower and toilet. Compact kitchenette with sink, microwave, fridge, toaster, kettle, crockery, cutlery and utensils. Dining table and chairs. Underfloor heating. Lockable french doors. Outside there is a wooden deck, seating, a picnic bench and BBQ. Firepits for hire. Spectacular views. Parking for two cars and lockable shed for bikes. Small paddock also available if guests are bringing horses in summer.
Ewe Love Camping Pods is situated on the challenging coast-to-coast cycle route and cyclists passing through will find secure bike storage on the site. There are, of course, plenty of other popular road and mountain biking routes around, along with the endless list of Lake District hiking trails. The OS Explorer map you'll want for the local area is OL5 or get the Keswick and Penrith Landranger map number 90. The most famous spot, of course, is the whopping great mountain that you look out on from your pod – Blencathra – on which there are numerous routes for all levels, including the challenging scramble along Sharp Edge, which is not for the faint hearted. En route to Keswick one day, be sure to stop off at ancient Castlerigg Stone Circle (0370 333 1181), constructed at some point between 3,300–900 BC (during the Late Neolithic and Early Bronze Ages). Ullswater is a short drive away and, being England’s second largest lake, has a huge range of activities and water sports to offer, including sailing, kayaking, and fishing trips. Rookin House Equestrian Centre (017684 83561) is a family-owned adventure venue with everything from air rifle shooting and archery to riding lessons and trekking.
Food & Drink
Scales, a five-minute drive away, is probably the nearest place to quench your thirst. The White Horse Inn (017687 79883) has paths up Blencathra immediately from the beer garden. Threlkeld, a couple of minutes further down the road, is also a popular sport with scramblers who've gone up or down Blencathra's sharp spines. The Horse and Farrier (017687 79688), on the roadside, dates from 1688 and has a great atmosphere, while there's a quaint café in the village hall (017687 79501). In Keswick, we recommend Fellpack (017687 71177) for takeaway sandwiches and healthy evening meals, Bar eS (017687 75222) for Mexican tapas and good craft beers and Casa Bella (017687 75575) for Italian cuisine.
From Penrith, take the A66 West and, after 8 miles, turn left onto the A5091. After 500 yards turn right, following the brown sign for Gill Head Camping. Go 1½ miles past Red Syke Farm and pine trees on your right, then take the next left. At end of the road, take the right over the cattle grid into Highgate Close’s yard. Parking for the pods is past the sheep shed on your right.
From Keswick, take the A66 east towards Penrith for 6 miles to the White Horse at Scales on your left. Turn right to Walthwaite, then down the hill, turn right over the cattle grid and go through the farm (gated road) up the hill and turn right at end of road (over the cattle grid) into Highgate Close’s yard. Parking for the pods is on your right past the sheep shed.
There are trains and buses to Penrith. From Penrith buses go to Keswick and stop at Troutbeck but it's a 2 mile walk from there, so we would recommend a taxi.