Fall in love with the sanctuary that is Howgills Hideaway, a gorgeous retreat tucked away in Cumbria's idyllic Howgills Fells.
Here, you're invited to soak up the simple life with an unforgettable stay in a timber-clad glamping pod or a secluded static caravan.
Howgills Hideaway is found at Beck House - a traditional, upland livestock farm run by the Stainton family. As well as 125 acres of grassland and a flock of Kendal Rough Fell sheep to greet you here, you can also look forward to the warmest of welcomes from owners Siobhan and David!
Surely the most wonderful start to your stay, however, is the view of those majestic Howgills Fells, sweeping all the way to the stunning Lune Valley. Described by famous fell walker A. Wainwright as the ‘sleeping elephants', these undulating hills can be enjoyed by everyone - whether you're walking them or simply standing back in wonder. And the best news is, you're treated to unbeatable vistas wherever you stay at Howgills Hideaway!
For groups of up to four, why not try a stay in one of the cosy, fully insulated glamping pods? With three to choose from - Whins End, Fell Head, and Brown Moor - they're perfect for young families to holiday on their own, or to book together with another family. Set in their own field, there's more than enough space for kids to run and play, while each pod is surrounded with enough space for your privacy.
All pods are perfectly organised with everything you need for your stay. Your compact kitchen area has a sink, a two-ring electrical hob, a microwave, fridge, kettle, and toaster, as well as every pot and pan you could possibly need. Eat in at the cosy dining table, or take your meals outside on the private deck to make the most of those dramatic views. Hire a fire pit, toast marshmallows, and count the stars, or simply sit back and listen to the sounds of the Cumbrian countryside around you.
Come bedtime, there's a full-size double bed and a smaller double sofa bed to keep you sleeping soundly. Each pod also comes with a television and DVD player, as well as a small selection of games - perfect for rainy days! Guests are even invited to order a breakfast basket, delivered to your pod in the morning.
The glamping pods share the use of a timber-clad shower and toilet block, complete with two family bathrooms (with a shower, toilet and basin in each), and two additional toilets.
Alternatively, why not stay in one of Howgills Hideaways' static caravans - Valley View and Fell View? Each is set in its own private garden, tucked away from the rest of the world. Valley View, which looks out over the gorgeous Lune Valley, sleeps six between a double room, a twin room, and a sofa bed, as well as sleeping an additional small child on a drop-down bed. Fell View overlooks the breath-taking Fells, and again sleeps six between a double room, a twin room, and a sofa bed.
Both caravans are kept beautifully warm, thanks to the electric fire in the lounge and panel heaters in the bedroom. Self-catering is easy in the fully equipped kitchen, where you'll find a gas cooker with a four-ring hob and grill, as well as a fridge and microwave. Each caravan has a bathroom with a shower, as well as a television and DVD player, a selection of books, and board games to enjoy.
When you're not cosied up in your caravan or glamping pod, spend some time exploring those wonderful Fells. Brave the steps of Wainwright himself as you trace one of his walks through the farmyard and up to Fell Head. Or, if you'd rather, take things slowly with a stroll down the lane and along the banks of the River Lune.
The Fells also mark the border between the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District, giving guests both of these glorious areas to enjoy. 20 miles to the east is stunning Windermere, where you can visit Beatrix Potter's cottage, while 20 miles westward takes you to Hawes - home of the Wensleydale Cheese Factory and the Dales Countryside Museum.
Closer to home, you're just under four miles from the market town of Sedbergh - a treat for bibliophiles! Named England's official ‘Book Town', Sedbergh has no fewer than eight bookshops - including Westwood's, with over 70,000 titles in stock! Famous Kendal is a little further on, with a shopping centre, leisure facilities, cinema and restaurants.
When all you want to do is escape from the city, Howgills Hideaway is waiting for you. With beautiful scenery, a prime location, and cosy accommodation, it really is quite perfect!Things to note
Extra bedding may be hired locally for sofa bed, breakfast baskets are available, fire pits available. All accommodation is pet-friendly.
Tried and tested
"What a beautiful place! Fantastic facilities. Great spot for dog walking. The owner went above and beyond to make our stay really wonderful."
"We've had a lovely weekend in the country! In an idyllic setting, everything you need to relax and unwind. The pod was spotless clean, well equipped and very warm so that we hardly even used the heater! The shower and toilet block was immaculate and very modern! We were welcomed with homemade cupcakes on the table which was a lovely touch and got the kids very excited."
"A comfortable and well-maintained caravan in a beautiful location. The garden is lovely and brilliant for dogs as it is fully enclosed. We were made to feel very welcome with delicious home-made cakes, milk, flowers and biscuits for the dogs. Everything was perfect and we really enjoyed our stay."
Region: Howgill, Cumbria
Cost (from): £45 per night
Sleeps: 4-6 per unit
Bedrooms: Open plan
Minimum stay: 1 night (pods)
Property ref: 260
Pods sleep 4, double bed, small double sofa bed (bedding included for main double bed only), kitchen, sink, 2 ring electric hob, microwave, fridge, kettle, toaster, cutlery, crockery, dining table, TV, DVD player, books, games, outdoor decking, table & chairs, parking. Communal shower & toilet block are a short walk away.
Castles, museums, climbing, dry skiing, horse riding, cycling, hiking, kayaking, sailing, mountaineering, fishing, abseiling.
At a glance
- Secluded hideaway on family farm in Cumbria's Howgills Fells, offering self-catered glamping pods and static caravans
- Glamping pods sleep 4
- Static caravans sleep 6 (with space for an additional child in Valley View)
- All accommodation enjoys unbeatable views of Fells
- Ideally situated on border of Yorkshire Dales and Lake District - 20m in either direction are Windermere and Hawes
- England's Book Town, Sedbergh, is just under 4m away; Kendal is 11m away