Below are answers to our guests frequently asked questions. If you have any other questions about the yurts or the glamping site please don’t hesitate to ask, You can get in touch using the contact details at the bottom of this frequently asked questions page.
The yurts are heated by a wood burning stove. Once the fire is lit the yurts warm up very quickly. The yurts are insulated and retain the heat well making them very cosy. During the colder months we have a ‘night pack’ available which includes heat logs that burn for up to 8 hours; perfect for overnight.
The site is off-grid. Battery packs are used to power lights both inside and outside the yurts. These packs can also be used to charge phones and cameras etc. The batteries are not suitable for use with high power items such as hairdryers or kettles.
There is good 4G mobile internet at the site.
Bedding and towels are provided for up to 4 people per yurt. This includes everything you need for the double bed and the two additional camp style beds if required. Two towels are provided per guest (one large towel and one small towel). If required, robes can be hired under the extras tab when booking.
Each yurt has a small kitchen bench, a single gas ring and a stove top kettle, frying pan and saucepan. There is a good selection of cooking utensils. Crockery and cutlery are also provided. Outside there is a BBQ (please bring you own charcoal) and a fire pit. If you prefer to use a gas BBQ there is one available for hire. We also have a woodfired pizza oven for hire – cooks pizzas in 60 seconds! Over the winter we will be building covered cooking areas.
Smoking and vaping are not allowed in the yurts neither are candles and other naked flames.
Yes you can bring a gazebo / event shelter.
Yes, the site is dog friendly. Each yurt can accommodate up to two well behaved dogs (over 6 months old and fully house trained please) at a cost of £20 per dog for the stay (this charge is for additional cleaning). The site is surrounded by livestock, including free range chickens, so it is important that dogs are kept under control. This is also essential for the comfort of other guests. There is a boundary fence and gate. Dogs must not be left unattended in the yurts and are not allowed on the beds, blankets and other furniture. Take a look at our blog on Dog Friendly Places to Eat Out if you’d like some ideas of where you and your four legged friend(s) can go for dinner.
The closest supermarket is in Brampton, 5 miles away from the site. Larger supermarkets will deliver to the site although you must be on site to receive your delivery.
Walton village (3 miles) has a unique little bar open on Friday and Saturday night serving their own ales and a full selection of bar drinks. Slightly further afield, The Samson Inn (Gilsland), the Duke of Cumberland (Castle Carrock) and The Sally (Irthington) all serve delicious home cooked food. The Hidden River Cafe (Longtown) is really lovely too, serving Cumbrian dishes made from local ingredients. If you are looking for something special there is the Pentonbridge Inn (Penton) which serves top class food. Take a look at our blog on Dog Friendly Places to Eat Out if you’d like a few suggestions of where you can go with your furry friend. Brampton offers a selection of takeaways (collection only) and the Urban Wood Fired Pizza Van visits the local villages. For a real treat, cocktails can be ordered for delivery by the Lakes Horse Box Bar.