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Damson View Glamping
20 reviews
· Cumbria, England
1 acre
5 units
5 Glamping
Self-contained glamping pods in the Lake District's beautiful Lyth Valley
In a national park not short of spectacular scenery, the little-known Lyth Valley is quite the place to discover. It lies between Kendal and Windermere, between the town that’s touted as ‘the gateway to The Lakes’ and the place most people want to go. And yet it’s not a busy spot: all rolling hills, sheep-scattered fields and fruit trees. In April, it’s full of blossom and by September damsons are falling from the trees. Some of them in Crosthwaite, a traditional place with a pretty church, a local inn that once doubled as a blacksmiths and a village school. In days gone by, you might have seen the local farmer’s children here selling damsons from their orchard up the lane. Those kids have long since grown up and instead of sharing fruit, they’re now sharing Damson View instead. The orchard may be old but the trees here are young, having been planted recently to rejuvenate the place. The other new arrivals are the glamping pods; little timber cabins which are perfect for two. They offer everything you’d expect from a self-catering cottage in miniature: a made-up double bed, a bathroom with towels and toiletries, a kitchenette, sofa, dining table and TV. Outside there’s seating, a fire pit and views of the village and the hills beyond. It’s these limestone uplands, Cartmel and Whitbarrow Scar, which help shelter the valley and give it a mild and sunny microclimate. It’s right for growing juicy fruit and great for glampers too as the west-facing huts are bathed in sun (when it shines) until it dips below the hills. With such a view and a location in England’s biggest national park, it’s no surprise that the walking, cycling and outdoor activity is world class. And it starts right on site with the family farm’s private fell rising up behind the pods. Climb it to see the cairn created by village kids and views that stretch all the way to Blackpool Tower (on a clear day). Head up nearby Gummer’s How for views of Windermere or make your way to the shores of the lake for a cruise. The Lyth Valley and Damson View pods present one of the Lake District’s tamer faces but whether you’re here to explore the local surrounds or will adventure further afield, they work well as a base. They’re luxurious for people who usually camp, a breath of great-value fresh air for those who are used to self-catering cottages and for glampers? You might say they're the pick of the bunch.
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Cumbria, England, United KingdomTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Carole & Howard L.Joined in February 2021
25 Ratings · 20 reviews
Dennis B.recommends
July 24, 2022
Hubbersty - sleeps 2
Glamping at Damson View was wonderful. The view was beautiful. Lovely and peaceful location. Pods contained everything we needed and are well maintained. It was perfect, Howard was really nice and was always around if you needed anything. Would definitely come back sometime in the future, highly recommended
Keiko D.recommends
July 20, 2022
Goswick - sleeps 2
We enjoyed staying at Damson View Glamping. Beautiful scenery around the ground and Carole & Howard were very friendly and helpful. The pod was very clean and so comfortable to stay! Highly recommended.
Colin M.recommends
July 19, 2022
Hubbersty - sleeps 2
Glamping at Damson View was amazing the view from the pod were amazing. The location was very rural ,peaceful. The pods of a very high standard and the hosts were very friendly and helpful. We will certainly go back.
Kirsten J.recommends
July 15, 2022
Goswick - sleeps 2
Loved the views we had from our pod, i would deffo recommend and will deffo be visiting again. Carole and Howard very easy to talk to and so chatty, they made us very welcome from the minute we turned up. Nothing was an issue for them, always around if you needed anything. Everything you needed was provided.
Elizabeth B.recommends
June 27, 2022
Hubbersty - sleeps 2
Glamping at Damson View
Loved the peace and quiet of Damson View and Howard was an excellent host. The glamping pods were fantastic and so much better than we had anticipated. The proximity of such a great pub (The Punchbowl) enhanced the whole experience. We'll definitely be going back!
Rachel M.recommends
June 8, 2022
Hubbersty - sleeps 2
Fabulous accommodation with everything you could wish for. Lots of lovely little touches. Beautiful scenery. Friendly and helpful. Thanks for a great stay
From the host
Damson View Glamping is located in a lovely quiet picturesque village called Crosthwaite, a 15 minute drive from Bowness and Lake Windermere. Relax and unwind in one of our five luxury ensuite glamping pods whilst admiring the stunning views over Crosthwaite, Cartmel Fell and Whitbarrow Scar from your own private patio. Please note we are an adults only campsite. All our spacious luxury pods have a king-size bed (under bed storage) & comfy sofa - sleep 2 (all bedding and towels included). The ensuite bathroom has a large walk-in shower, heated towel rail, toilet & basin. The compact kitchen has a sink, fridge, microwave grill, ceramic hob, kettle, toaster, cutlery and utensils. Dining table and chairs. All the pods have heating, electric, smart TV, wifi and outside seating. Firepit/bbq (wood and charcoal available to buy on site). We have a drying room on site, perfect for drying all your walking gear and hiking boots. We also have lots of space for bike storage and a workshop which you can use for bike repairs. Coming soon - so excited to say we will have B4RN rural hyper fast broadband this summer. 1000 mbps – yes it’s super fast. In the meantime, we have BT broadband available. Complimentary small loaf available on request (starter tea, coffee, sugar, milk complimentary). www.damsonviewglamping.co.uk
Nearby attractions
It's the Lake District National Park so walkers, cyclists, climbers, wild swimmers, kayakers and sailors are spoilt for choice. A recommended local walk starts a five-minute drive from Damson View up Gummer's How, which offers a spectacular view over Lake Windermere and across to Coniston Fells. Ask on site for more recommendations. It's only a 15-minute drive to the tourist attractions of Bowness (six miles away) and Lake Windermere. Perhaps hop aboard a steam boat with Windermere Lake Cruises at Bowness and cruise round to Ambleside. Back on dry land, Grasmere is a little further (15 miles) but definitely worth a visit, with more fabulous walks like Helm Crag, Loughrigg and Rydal Water (to name just a few), as well as Sarah Nelson's Gingerbread Shop. If you prefer something a bit less energetic then you could visit Levens Hall (01539 560321) which has fantastic gardens and topiary, Sizergh Castle (01539 560951) or Blackwell Arts & Crafts House (01539 446139) which are all within 10 miles of site. For nostalgia lovers, we would recommend catching the steam train at Lakeside & Haverthwaite, which can be combined with a lake cruise.
Food and drink
A little welcome pack with tea, bread, milk, butter and jam is provided for your arrival. The recommended Punch Bowl Inn (015395 68237), which serves food and great local ales is just a short stroll from the glamping pods. A little further away but also within walking distance are The Black Labrador (015395 68234) in Underbarrow, The Masons Arms (015395 68486) in Cartmel Fell and The Brown Horse Inn (015394 43443) in Winster (all around three miles from site).
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