Lake District Farm (formerly Howbeck Lodge), on the northern edge of the Lake District, is 300-acre organic sheep and cattle farm working under a sustainable countryside award scheme, home to prize-winning livestock and a family that have run it for the past 20 years.

The collection of safari-style glamping tents sleep either 4 or 6 people and come fully-furnished with home comforts, running water and outdoor living space. You can ramp-up the luxury by opting for a 'frills' lodge which also includes an en-suite bathroom, wooden terrace for al fresco dining and beds made on arrival.

There are plenty of 'extras' you can book for your arrival, including breakfast hampers and the premier service which guarantees your beds are made up, the wood burner and lanterns lit, and a meal and drink ready for your arrival. There is an on-site honesty shop where you can stock-up on local produce, Christine (the farmer's wife) cooking up a variety of treats and the chickens are nearby for you to select fresh eggs each morning.

Of course, being set at the site of England's largest national park creates ideal opportunities for walks through beautiful landscapes, and the nearby village Hesket Newmarket is just a short stroll away with a playground, pub and community-owned brewery.


Lake District Farm is located on the northern-most tip of the Lake District, just over half an hour south of Carlisle and a 25-min drive from Bassenthwaite Lake.

Lake District Farm

What to expect

On-site shop


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Feeding time at Lake District Farm.

Feeding time at Lake District Farm.

Feeding time at Lake District Farm.

Feeding time at Lake District Farm.


Canvas Lodge sleeps up to 6 people (5 adults and 1 child up to 12yrs) in master double bedroom, bunk bed room and cupboard bed (for 2 kids or one adult), with toilet and cooking stove. All cooking equipment, plates, cutlery, etc. Cook chest also provided in the tent. Picnic table.

Canvas Lodges sleeping 4 are also available.

Canvas Frills Lodge with en-suite bathroom also available, sleeping either 4 or 6 people.

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Pizza oven at Lake District Farm.

Pizza oven at Lake District Farm.


Fresh eggs from chicken coop.

Honesty shop.

Full house breakfast hamper (extra cost; pre-book).

Cot; highchair (pre-book).

Ready beddy service (beds made for your arrival; extra cost).

Premier service (beds made up, wood burner and lanterns lit, meal and drink; provided on arrival; extra cost).

Canvas Lodge interior at Lake District Farm.

Canvas lodge interior at Lake District Farm.