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Keskadale Farm Caravan

Newlands Valley, Lake District
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
3 star
Working farm
Log Cabin / Lodge
2 more

At a glance

  • A cosy and inviting family caravan situated on a traditional working farm with sheep and cattle
  • Offering glorious panoramic views across a glorious Lake District valley
  • The caravan is ideal for keen walkers discovering the local fells, lakes and valleys
Property code: SZ280

Set in a beautiful, elevated spot in the stunning Newlands Valley, this relaxing caravan provides an ideal base for a couple or family exploring the Lake District between Derwentwater and Buttermere.

Discover this quirky caravan in Keskadale, which is the upper part of Newlands Valley and takes its name from the beck that flows from Robinson fell. The caravan is situated on a traditional working farm with Swaledale sheep and Limousin beef cattle. You may also see the resident guinea fowl patrolling the fields and hedges. The caravan offers modest, clean, and comfortable accommodation in two bedrooms and an open-plan living area boasting superb views across the valley.

High above Keskadale, the twin peaks of Knott Rigg and Ard Crags form an impressive backdrop to the farm. Wainwright was particularly fond of the walk on these two tops and took the liberty of naming one of the ridges Keskadale Edge in honour of the farm below. The Newlands Valley is an excellent location for walkers. It offers some of the best ridge walks in the Lake District. Height is gained quickly and there are several outstanding horseshoe walks in the valley including the Dale Head and Coledale horseshoes.

The caravan is within easy driving distance of Buttermere, Braithwaite and Derwentwater. It is also a superb base for cyclists as the Newlands Pass offers several exciting hairpin bends and testing hills. It forms a circuit with the Whinlatter Pass or a longer circuit with Honister Pass providing thrilling road cycling and magnificent scenery.

There is a pub in the valley serving good food and beer. There is also a newly opened outside bar that allows you to admire the view whilst supping a pint. There are also pubs in Braithwaite and Buttermere. Keswick is a short drive away boasting plenty of pubs, shops, cafes and restaurants. Keswick also has an art deco cinema and a theatre.

Steps lead to the door, opening into the open-plan living area. There is a kitchen dining area and lounge. This open-plan living area benefits from superb views across the Newlands Valley. The lounge area has comfortable seating, a gas fire, TV and DVD, and views to the high fells. Please note there is no Wi-Fi in the caravan but the owner can allow you access to use her Wi-Fi in the farmhouse if you need to occassionally check emails. There is no mobile phone signal here but you can get a signal further up the valley.

The kitchen area is fitted with a gas oven and hob, undercounter fridge with freezer compartment, microwave and a table and chairs. Please note there is no washing machine in the caravan.

At the other end of the caravan is the small twin bedroom with 2' 6' single beds and a double bedroom with ample storage. There is a bathroom which features a half bath with shower over, WC and wash basin.

The caravan is set in its own small garden area with grass and shrubs. The wooden seating provides wonderful views across the stunning Newlands Valley to the high fells.

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 double, 1 twin with 2’6” beds
  • 1 bathroom with shower over half-bath and WC
  • Gas oven and hob, fridge with ice compartment, microwave. Please note there is no washing machine
  • TV, DVD
  • No Wi-Fi
  • Towels not included
  • Partially enclosed garden with seating
  • Regret no pets due to location on working farm
  • There is no mobile signal at Keskadale however you may be able to reach signal further up the valley
  • Pub 2.5 miles
  • Buttermere, Derwentwater and Crummock Water all within 4 miles
  • Due to size of the twin room and beds, the cottage best suited for 2 adults and 2 children
  • Regret no children or babies under the age of 2 years old
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

Victoria Rees

This property is personally managed by Victoria.


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Reviewed by Amz 15th April 2022

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Absolutely stunning location. Views of grassland, rolling hills and the mountains. Can't get better than that. Note the twin room is very small and more suitable for children rather than adults. Otherwise it's great. :))


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