Swallow Barn, Loweswater, Cumbria.

Basic Camping Barn accommodation at an affordable price.

Come and stay on a farm in the heart of the English Lake District, so beautiful that the valley was chosen

for the opening scenes of the Beatrix Potter Film "Miss Potter", staring Renée Zellweger and Ewan McGregor.

© MGM Weinstein

Swallow Barn is a traditional farm building set in the picturesque valley of Loweswater, Cumbria.

It is an excellent base for taking both high and low level walks, in spectacular scenery around the quieter western fells,

but still close to the more popular peaks that you may also wish to conquer.

Anyone can stay in a barn, whether going away with friends, family or as part of a group (we are particularly popular with youth clubs, cycling and walking groups, as well as Duke of Edinburgh Award groups and cadets).

Spring in Holme Woods

across the lake under Burnbank.

Waterend Farm in

summer, seen from on high.


Autumn Loweswater,

within a mile of the Barn.

Winter Watergate meadows,

looking toward Buttermere.

Come along any time of year, bring your friends and Family.

You'll find a warm welcome and classic Camping Barn simplicity.

Our accommodation consists of our unique barn with sleeping accommodation totalling 18 bed spaces,

divided into 4 separate sleeping areas, making it ideal for individual families and friends or larger groups.

Sleeping mattresses are provided for all rooms.

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The cooking, eating area and main room are communal as with most Barns.

There are the 2 coin operated showers, 2 sinks, 2 WCs and a metered power socket.

A Calor gas heater can be hired for use in the communal area.

Oh yes . . . and dogs are welcome ( but please lets us know when booking.)

The converted byre . . .
The yard . . .
. . . and the main barn.

Arrival time is after 4pm on the day of arrival.  To be vacated by 10am on the morning of departure.

All young people under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Parking is to the rear of the barn with ample spaces for all.

For more information and to book your Swallow Barn stay contact Kath Leck at Waterend Farm on 01-946-861465

You can book online @ www.lakelandcampingbarns.co.uk and search for Swallow Barn

or ring our booking agents on 01-768-774301

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Inside we offer the simple but clean Camping Barn environment.

The large bedroom, one of four separate sleeping areas.
The communal cooking area.
. . . and the main room and dining area.

Head for the hills . . . and the famous Kirkstile Inn (which you can't quite see in this photo).
The local Pub is just over a mile away and offers good local food and the famous Loweswater Beers for your delight.

Canoes can now be launched on Loweswater, and permits for this and fishing can be obtained from the farm.

Click here if you fancy the idea for a local afternoon or evening walk from the Barn.

Askill Knott overlooks the lake and the 2 mile walk should take you about an hour.

Swallow Barn is situated on the valley road overlooking Loweswater.  It is convenient for visiting Crummock and the ever popular Buttermere Valley.

[photo:  The Buttermere Pines at the head of Buttermere lake]

A short drive south or a walk over the Loweswater fells brings you to the more remote western valleys of Ennerdale and Wastwater.

The barn is close enough as a base to scale Scafell Pike

and the high fells of the western and central Lake District.

Click here for a whole host of walk ideas courtesy of the local walking website Loweswatercam.

Should you wish to travel further, the market town of Cockermouth is 8 miles, Keswick or the famous Honister mines are just 10 miles away.

If your interests are more historically orientated try Maryport, steeped in Roman history, Carlisle or Hadrian's Wall which are all within a day's outing.

Alternatively take a drive to the quieter Solway coast, famous for its bird life and seashore environment.

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How to find us . . .

Swallow Barn can be found on most maps, often shown as Waterend Farm.

From the M6 leave at junction 40 (Penrith) and head for Keswick.  Stay on the A66 avoiding Keswick itself but at Braithwaite take a left turn signposted to "Lorton via the Whinlatter Pass". Down through Lorton village, turn left onto the Buttermere Road (B5292) and follow the valley up heading towards Loweswater.

Do not turn to Buttermere but continue on via Scale Hill, an old hotel.  Continue on past the Loweswater Village sign and the Kirkstile turning and then up the short rise till you see the lake.

At the far end of the lake, just beyond the grey phone box is Waterend Farm.

Swallow Barn is the building on the right where the road narrows.

Click here for a map of Loweswater.

You can book online @ www.lakelandcampingbarns.co.uk

or ring our booking agents on (Keswick) 01-768-774301

Website created by Loweswatercam . . . © Rmh 2015