Linskeldfield Holiday Cottages and Camping
Child friendly farm, Lake District & Cumbria – Cockermouth, Cumbria, Lake District
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About Linskeldfield Holiday Cottages and Camping
A warm welcome awaits you in this delightful spot on a working farm in the Western Lakes near Cockermouth. Based within the Lake District National Park there are lovely views from the site, across a wildfowl sanctuary on the farm's large tarn, pasture where ponies graze, to Skiddaw and Binsey Fell in the distance.
Linskeldfield Farm has four holiday cottages set amidst 200 acres of farmland and is located within a few miles from Keswick. With superb views of the Fells of the Northern Lake District, here is the perfect retreat for families looking for an idyllic place to wind down and enjoy the beauty of the area. Discover the abundant wildlife - the farm has its own beautiful Tarn with a 12 man bird watching hide, or visit the many family friendly tourist attractions in the area. Linskeldfield Farm certainly comes into its own when on holiday with little ones, as it has a superb range of baby and toddler kit just ready should you request it. Together with a fully enclosed children’s play area, age appropriate toys, resident miniature Shetland Ponies, Pigmy Goats and a steady supply of freshly laid eggs for your breakfast Linskeldfield Farm is one place the whole family will enjoy.
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Staying on the farm, one of the many benefits is the never ending supply of freshly laid eggs for your breakfast supplied by one of the resident 18,000 free-range hens that roam in a secure, large enclosed designated area. The surrounding farmland is a tranquil haven for wild-life where you can get up close to nature, as the farm has its own beautiful Tarn with a large bird watching hide. Otters and kingfishers have also been sighted regularly.
The Holiday Cottages
The four cottages created within a converted barn have all been furbished to a very high standard and can sleep 2, 4 and 6 guests. All have outstanding views of the surrounding hills and open countryside and have free internet access available. Badgers Cottage sleeping 2 has excellent limited mobility access. These lovely 4 star cottages have been awarded by Visit England - pet friendly, walker friendly, cyclist friendly and children friendly!
There is a large grassed enclosed play area in front of the cottages which has football goal posts and a children's adventure playground with conveniently placed picnic table and benches dotted about for mums and dads to watch little ones from the sidelines. Age appropriate books and toys are available to use in your cottage(age up to 6yrs / age 6yrs plus) and a selection of children's DVDs are available to watch when you need quiet time.
A purpose built games room for the cottages has just been completed that includes pool table, darts board, games console etc.
Baby and Toddler Kit
The following baby and toddler essentials are provided complimentary so that you might have space in your car to pack the children! Just fill out a wish list before arriving.
- Travel cot with bedding
- Baby monitor, Nightlights, Mattress protectors, Bed guards
- Baby bath, bath mat and toys
- Changing mat, Nappy wrapper, Potty, Loo seat, Toilet step
- Steriliser, Plastic crockery and cutlery, Booster seat, Bottle warmer
- Playpen, Bouncy chair, Learn and groove activity station (suitable for up to 1yr)
Permanent stair gates are fitted in Otters Pocket and Ospreys Nest cottages at the top of the staircase. There is also no excuse not to stretch those legs and take advantage of the stunning scenery on your doorstep, as a front baby carrier and backpack carrier are also available to borrow.
Camping and Caravanning with Wooden Pod
As an addition to the 4 holiday cottages Linskeldfield Farm have a beautiful Hideaway Camping and Caravanning Club Certificated site. The designated camping area which has flat pitches with lovely panoramic views also boasts virtually no road noise. They are able to site up to five caravans or motorhomes and ten tents. Site fee is £12 per night or £14 per night with Electric Hook Up, per unit of upto 2 adults and 2 children, one pet is included, more are allowed by prior arrangement. The new toilet, shower and washing up areas are now complete. Stay in the brand new camping pod, set in beautiful suroundings a 'Glamping' experience of camping without having to put up a tent. Included in the pod is a carpeted floor, air mattress, heating, electric lights and socket and blackout curtains. Relax outside on the decked area with fire pit included. Parking area close to the pod. You bring everything as if you were camping, except your tent. The toilet, shower and other facilities are close to the pod. Pod can comfortably sleep 2 adults and 2 small children, or 3 adults. £35 for 1st Night, £30 for 2nd Night and £25 for each night after that.
Things for families to do and places to visit around Cockermouth
Being only a stone's throw from the Reivers Cycle Route this is the perfect base for those of you who would like to bring your bikes as there is secure lock-up facilities.
Keswick is only a few miles away and is the walking and climbing capital of the Lake District. Keswick also boasts a good selection of eateries. One of my families favorite picnic spots involves a buggy friendly walk around the Bassenthwaite Lake and takes you past beauty spots Friars Craig onto Strands Hag Bay. Head to Keswick Marina to ditch the car there and you can hire a rowing boat to enjoy the serenity out on the lake and feast your eyes on the view. After a long walk (or short) a good pit stop is the lakeside cafe that serves delicious tea and scones.
Trotters World of Animals is another firm family favorite and would advise anyone in the area to go and check it out. It is good value for money and entertains both old and young. You could easily spend the whole day there where handling of the animals is actively encouraged and you will be amazed at the bird flying displays.
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