Abbots Reading Farm Octolodges

Haverthwaite, Ulverston, Cumbria

OS Grid Reference: NY 345 851

A truly upmarket luxury camping experience in the South Lakes between Newby Bridge and Ulverston. Abbots Reading Farm is a traditional, working, family run farm within the Lake District National Park and is situated in the tranquil Rusland Valley.

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We farm in a very environmentally sensitive way and are passionate about producing a top quality eating product from our traditional, native breeds of livestock. We are in a Higher Level Stewardship agreement with Natural England and work closely with the RSPB and have been recognised as one of the most inspirational wildlife-friendly farms in the UK.

We are now able to offer the opportunity to stay on our farm in one of our new, fantastic Octolodges. We are an ideal location for bird watching, walking and cycling and for exploring the delights of the Lake District.

Octolodges offer something completely different - a truly upmarket camping experience. Our beautifully constructed range of lodges:

  • will accommodate up to six people
  • are solid, insulated and secure
  • offer heating, beds with memory foam mattresses and plenty of storage
  • have power points for your electrical goods
  • are fitted with a fridge, kettle, microwave and T.V.
  • are superbly situated to offer the most spectacular views of the Coniston mountains

Onsite facilities include:

  • a toilet and shower block
  • laundry area
  • pot washing facilities
  • designated barbecue areas
  • freezer for ice packs

So, just bring your sleeping bags and pillows, cooking equipment and eating utensils and enjoy getting closer to nature here on your adventurous Lakeland holiday.

Open Late March until 31st October 2017.
Facilities Showers Available Male Washroom Facilities Female Washroom Facilities Laundry
2017 Rates 3 berth octolodge - £45 per night
4 berth octolodge - £60 per night
6 berth octolodge - £70 per night
Booking required? Yes. Minimum 2 night booking. Minimum 3 nights at Bank Holidays.
Users Families
Small Groups
Max Users 3, 4 and 6 berth octalodges available.
No. of Toilets Blocks 2.
No. of Showers 1 male, 1 female.
Car Parking Yes - in designated parking areas.
Gas Refills available? No.
Open fires allowed? No.
Disposable barbeques allowed? Yes - in designated areas.
Nearest Food & Drink

White Hart Inn - Bouth (1.5 miles)
Great food and range of local real ales.

Rusland Pool Hotel (1.5 miles)
Good food and ales.

The Anglers Arms (1.5 miles away)
Another great local pub.

Backbarrow (1.5 miles) - village shop.

Greenodd (3 miles) - shop and part-time post office, bakery, butchers, fish and chip shop and garage.

Ulverston (6 miles) - restaurants, pubs, shops and cafes

Kendal and Barrow-in-Furness (15 miles) - Large towns, many amenities and attractions
Nearest Bank ATM and banks at Ulverston (6 miles)
Mountain Bike Hire? Yes - Grizedale Forest (3 miles)
Local Walks/Attractions Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway
Lakeland Motor Museum
Windermere Lakes Cruises
Conishead Priory
The World of Beatrix Potter
The Laurel and Hardy Museum
Holker Hall and Gardens
Dalton Wildlife Animal Park
Dock Museum
Ducky's Park Farm
The Dock Museum
Grizedale Forest including 'Go Ape'
The Aquarium of the Lakes

Abbots Reading Farm Octolodges

Haverthwaite, nr Ulverston, Cumbria
LA12 8JP

T: 07812 173334
Contact: Tony & Sharon

Don’t forget to mention Lake District Camping when you contact this campsite

Find Us:

Take J36 off the M6 which is signposted South Lakes/Kendal and Barrow. Follow the A590 towards Newby Bridge and Barrow and you will pass the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Steam Railway on the right. Turn right at the next junction signposted Grizedale Forest Park. At the first T junction, turn right and you will find us half a mile up on the right hand side. Take the second entrance on the right to Abbots Reading Farm.