Fall in love with the sanctuary that is Howgills Hideaway, a gorgeous retreat tucked away in Cumbria's idyllic Howgills Fells. 
  • Sleeps: 4-6 per unit
  • Bedroom: Open plan
  • Bathroom: Communal
  • Minimum stay: 1 night (pods)

Here, you’re invited to soak up the simple life with an unforgettable stay in a timber-clad glamping pod or cabin, a secluded static caravan, or a beautiful bell tent.

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.

For groups of up to four, why not try a stay in one of the cosy, fully insulated glamping pods?  With four to choose from – Whins End, Fell Head, Brown Moor, and Ellergill – 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.

Whichever pod you choose, it’ll be perfectly organised with everything you need for your stay.  Your compact kitchen area is packed with essentials, while you can eat in at the cosy dining table, or take your meals outside on the private deck to make the most of those dramatic views.  Toast marshmallows on your very own firepit 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 – or a barbecue hamper for an extra treat.

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.  For an extra touch of luxury, Ellergill comes complete with en-suite facilities and a sumptuous secluded outdoor bath.

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At a glance

  • Secluded hideaway on family farm in Cumbria’s Howgills Fells, offering self-catered glamping pods, static caravans, a cedar cabin and bell tent.
  • The glamping pods and cedar cabin (available from April 2024) each sleep 4.
  • The static caravan sleeps 6, with space for an additional child.
  • Blossom Bell Tent is available from May-September and sleeps up to 4.
  • Pet-friendly
  • Pizza ovens and pizza-making kits are available to hire, with breakfast baskets and barbecue packs available to order.
  • 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

Features

  • Dog Friendly
  • Family Friendly

Facilities

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.  (Ellergill pod boasts en-suite facilities and an outdoor bath).

Static caravan sleeps 6 with private garden, double/twin bedrooms, sofa bed, space for 1 extra small child on drop-down bed, electric fire, TV/DVD player, books, board games, kitchen with gas cooker, 4-ring hob and grill, fridge and microwave, bathroom with shower.

Pods and caravan all have a private firepit and a swingover barbecue grill.

Cedar cabin sleeps 4, kingsize bed, full double sofa bed, full kitchen/bathroom facilities, outdoor bath and wood-fired sauna.

Bell tent sleeps 4, double bed, 2 singles, electric fire, private toilet, shower and kitchen facilities outside, outdoor bath.

Local activities

Castles, museums, climbing, dry skiing, horse riding, cycling, hiking, kayaking, sailing, mountaineering, fishing, abseiling.

More information

Alternatively, why not stay in a static caravan or cabin?  Valley View caravan is set in its own private garden, tucked away from the rest of the world.  Looking out over the gorgeous Lune Valley, six guests can share a double room, a twin room, and a sofa bed, with an additional small child on a drop-down bed if needed.

There’s an electric fire in the lounge and panel heaters in the bedroom, while 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.  You’ll also have a bathroom with a shower, as well as a television and DVD player, a selection of books, and board games to enjoy.

Orchard Cabin, meanwhile, is available from April 2024: a cedar-clad treat with a kingsize bed and full double sofa bed, full kitchen and bathroom facilities… and for added indulgence, a covered outdoor bath and a wood-fired sauna!

The newest addition, Blossom Bell Tent, is available from May to September: a 5-metre haven elevated on its own decking for superlative views.  Cosy and fairy-lit, there’s a double bed and two singles, with an electric fire to keep you toasty.  Outside awaits a private toilet, shower, and kitchen – along with a gorgeously secluded outdoor bath.

When you’re not cosied up in your caravan or glamping pod, or out cooking up a feast on your barbecue (there’s a pizza oven and kits for hire, too!), 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!  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. All accommodation is pet-friendly.

 

Where you'll be staying

Howgill, Cumbria

What the guests of Howgills Hideaway say

“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.”

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