FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

About Hollows Farm Campsite:

  1. What facilities are there?
  2. Where is the nearest food shop?
  3. Where is the nearest pub/restaurant?
  4. Where is the nearest town/village?
  5. Where is the nearest bus stop?
  6. Where is the nearest lake?
  7. Where are there some walks nearby?
Yurts at Hollows & Seatoller:
  1. How many does each Yurt sleep?
  2. Do we need to bring bedding?
  3. Are the Yurts secure?


About Seatoller Farm Campsite:
  1. What facilities are there?
  2. Where is the nearest food shop?
  3. Where is the nearest pub/restaurant?
  4. Where is the nearest town/village?
  5. Where is the nearest bus stop?
  6. Where is the nearest lake?
  7. Where are there some walks nearby?
General about our sites & the and Borrowdale area:
  1. Is Yurt holiday suitable for children?
  2. Will I be warm enough?
  3. Are the Yurts waterproof?
  4. What do we need to bring with us?
  5. Can we bring our pet?
  6. What is there to do?
  7. Can we fish nearby?
  8. Can we mountain bike nearby?
  9. Where is the nearest bank?
  10. What’s the weather going to do?

YURTS AT HOLLOWS AND SEATOLLER

How many does each Yurt sleep?
Each Yurt can comfortably accommodate five people. There are two single and one double futon sofa beds which can be folded away in the day to make a pleasant seating area. The single sofa beds can also be pushed together to make a 2nd double. We can also provide an air bed for a 5th person if necessary.


Do we need to bring bedding for the Yurt?
No - we provide comfy feather duvets, pillows and sheets.


Are the yurts secure?
The yurts have a lockable door. Although the Yurt be more difficult to get into than a normal tent it is still a tent. If you are worried then take your valuables with you or lock them in your car. Inside Out Camping cannot take responsibility for any loss or damage incurred during your stay.

ABOUT HOLLOWS FARM CAMPSITE

What facilities are there?
The campsite has the following facilities all within a short walk:
  1. Toilets (2 mins) and hot showers (10 mins), cleaned regularly
  2. Washing up area - cold water only (2 mins)
  3. Note - Unfortunately there is no electricity on the campsite


Where is the nearest food shop?
There are several shops in Keswick which is a 10 min drive away. It has a Booths supermarket with a car park (pay and display, but redeemable when spending over £5). The town has several small food shop and a great market on a Saturday and Thursday. www.keswick.org / www.dokeswick.co.uk


Where is the nearest pub or restaurant?
The Scafell Inn is a 2.5 mile drive south on the main road or you can walk from the camp site along the river for a about a 2.5 miles (remember if you are walking back along the river at night to take torches). The Flock Inn café in Rosthwaite which combines café and farm shop is worth a trip.

There famous Shepherds Café is just past the Borrowdale Hotel at High Ladore Farm. This is very popular with climbers and walkers and has excellent service, reasonably priced food and great outdoor seating. (They do a cracking cooked breakfast before 11.00am)


Where is the nearest town or village?
Grange is the nearest village with a couple of excellent café’s. North of here, Keswick is the main town with shops, restaurants, cafés and numerous outdoor shops. South of Hollows Farm are the small hamlets of Rosthwaite, Seathwaite and Seatoller. The main TIC is at the Moot Hall in the centre of Keswick (017687 772645)


Where is the nearest bus stop?
The nearest bus stop is approximately 1 mile from the campsite. It is situated over the double bridge from Grange on the main Kewsick road. The Borrowdale Rambler service runs up and down the valley from Keswick bus station to Seatoller and back. http://www.dokeswick.com/buses/borrowdale.html


Which is the nearest lake?
Derwent Water is 30 mins walk away on public footpath/ minor roads. If you drive around the lake there are several car parks from which to access it. Ferry boats run on the lake stopping various points. Buttermere to the southwest and Bassenthwaite to the northwest are also easily reached. www.keswick-launch.co.uk


Where are some good walks for families?
There are countless walks starting from the campsite which are suitable for families. There is an easy walk along the valley from the site to Rosthwaite and Seatoller via Castle Crag if you are so inclined.

A map is advisable and the routes too numerous to outline here. Please refer to www.lakedistrictoutdoors.co.uk for further ideas and advice or www.lakedistrictwalks.com. Maps and guides can be obtained from various shops in Keswick or ordered by post by calling Keswick Tourist Information Centre on 017687 772645.

A map/compass is advisable along with other essential equipment for any eventualities and weather conditions. There are other routes too numerous to outline here and maps and guides can be obtained from various shops in Keswick.

ABOUT SEATOLLER FARM CAMPSITE

What facilities are there?
The campsite has the following facilities all within a short walk:
  1. Toilets (3 mins) and hot showers (5 mins across the road at the Farmhouse)
  2. Washing up area - cold water only (3 mins)
  3. Note - Unfortunately there is no electricity on the campsite and no mobile signal



Where is the nearest food shop?
There are several shops in Keswick which is a 15 min drive away. It has a Booths supermarket with a car park (pay and display, but redeemable when spending over £5). The town has several small food shop and a great market on a Saturday and Thursday. www.keswick.org


Where is the nearest pub or restaurant?
In Stonethwaite about 1.25 miles towards Keswick is the Langstrath Inn - www.langstrath.com

The Scafell Inn is a 1.5 mile drive north on the main road towards Keswick. There is also the The Flock Inn café in Rosthwaite which combines café and farm shop. www.borrowdaleherdwick.co.uk

There famous Shepherds Café (4.5 miles north) is just past the Borrowdale Hotel at High Ladore Farm. This is very popular with climbers and walkers and has excellent service, reasonably priced food and great outdoor seating. (They do a cracking cooked breakfast before 11.00am)


Where is the nearest town or village?
Seatoller is only a small hamlet 2 mins from the site and has a café. Keswick is the main town with shops, restaurants, cafés and numerous outdoor shops. North of Seatoller are the small hamlets of Rosthwaite, Seathwaite and the village of Grange. The main TIC is at the Moot Hall in the centre of Keswick (017687 772645)


Where is the nearest bus stop?
The nearest bus stop is 200m from the campsite. It is to the right hand side of Seatoller Farm house. The Borrowdale Rambler service runs up and down the valley from Keswick bus station to Seatoller and back.
http://www.dokeswick.com/buses/borrowdale.htm


Which is the nearest lake?
Derwent Water is a 10 mins drive back towards Keswick. If you drive around the lake there are several car parks from which to access it. Ferry boats run on the lake stopping various points. www.keswick-launch.co.uk Buttermere to the southwest and Bassenthwaite to the northwest are also easily reached.


Where are some good walks for families?
There are walks starting from the campsite which are suitable for families. There is an easy walk along the valley from the site to Rosthwaite and Grange (via Castle Crag if desired).


A map is advisable and the routes too numerous to outline here. Please refer to www.lakedistrictoutdoors.co.uk for further ideas and advice or www.lakedistrictwalks.com. Maps and guides can be obtained from various shops in Keswick or ordered by post by calling Keswick Tourist Information Centre on 017687 772645.

GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT OUR SITES AND THE BORROWDALE AREA

Is Yurt holiday suitable for children?
Absolutely yes, it’s fun, different and above all exciting. There’s also loads of things to do both in the surrounding area and beyond.



Will I be warm enough?
Yes, all of our Yurts have a 4 KW wood burning stove which will keep you all cosy and warm. Firewood is also provided.


Are the Yurts waterproof?
Yes the Yurts are covered with a tough waterproof canvas layer which keep out the worst the Lake District weather can throw at it.


What do we need to bring with us?
We have tried to provide everything you might need to make your stay as relaxing and comfortable as possible. However there are a few things that you will need to bring from home. A torch would be useful for walking around the site in the dark. In addition we advise you bring suitable clothes and footwear for all conditions, the Lake District can be somewhat un-predictable. Having specific ‘inside’ pair of shoes is useful as it keeps the majority of the inside clean and dry.


Can we bring our pet with us?
YES - we are pet friendly  - by arrangement - please email or call Simon first.


What is there to do?
The simple answer is everything, and nothing. Whatever type of break you are looking for there is something here for everyone. Recently voted the best UK destination (2008 British Travel Awards) the Lake District has a lot to offer. Whether it’s exploring the hills, valleys and lakes on foot, taking photographs, reading, writing, or for the more adventurous, climbing, canoeing and mountain biking, it’s all here. However, if you choose to do nothing but just sit back, relax and enjoy being in a truly magical setting away from all the hustle and bustle of modern day life then that’s definitely available too.

There is a file in each Yurt which gives you a comprehensive guide to what’s on in the Lakes and other visitor attractions for all ages.


Can we go fishing nearby?
Derwent water is a stream fed lake where you can find perch, pike salmon and trout. Week and day tickets are available. www.lakedistrictfishing.net

Permits available from: Rob Youdale at Youdale's Newsagents, 83 Main Street, Keswick, Cumbria CA12 5DT, Tel: 01768 772259; Keswick Tourist information, Tel: 01768 772645; and from High Hill Garage, Keswick. Boats available from Keswick Launch Company, Lakeside, Keswick, Tel: 01768 772263.


Where are some good mountain bike routes?
Keswick is fast becoming a top destination for mountain biking with the opening of the new purpose built trails in Whinlatter Forest (10 min west of Keswick along the A66). Cyclewise offer mountain bike hire and full workshop facilities there. Cyclewise Whinlatter www.cyclewise.co.uk can be contacted on 017687 78711. Keswick Mountain Bikes (017687 75202) hire bikes from the town centre. www.keswickmountainbikes.co.uk General information www.mountain-bike-cumbria.co.uk


Where is the nearest bank?
The nearest banks with cash machines are in Keswick - NatWest, LloydsTSB. Barclays and HSBC.


What's the weather going to do?
For up to date weather information, please telephone the Lake District Weatherline 08700 550575. Also met office - http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/loutdoor/mountainsafety/lakedistrict/lakedistrict_forecast_weather.html

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