Sleeping – Each Yurt can 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.
Bedding – We provide comfy feather duvets, pillows and sheets.
Security – 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.
Facilities – The campsite has the following facilities all within a short walk Toilets (3 mins) and hot showers (5/6 mins across the road at the Farm) Washing up area – cold water only (3 mins)
Note – Unfortunately there is no electricity on the campsite and mobile is only slightly possible on some Vodafone networks.
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.
Heating – All of our Yurts have a 4 KW wood burning stove which will keep you all cosy and warm. One bag of firewood is provided with extras on site at cost (£5)
What to bring – 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 a specific inside pair of shoes is useful as it keeps the majority of the inside clean and dry.
Pets – We are pet friendly by arrangement – please email or call us first.
Food Shops – 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.
Pub/Restaurant – In Stonethwaite about 1.25 miles towards Keswick is the Langstrath Inn – www.langstrath.com
The Scafell Inn is a 1.5 miles north on the main road towards Keswick. There is also the The Flock Inn cafe in Rosthwaite which combines cafe and farm shop. www.borrowdaleherdwick.co.uk
The famous Shepherds Cafe (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)
Nearby town/Village – Seatoller is only a small hamlet 2 mins from the site. Keswick is the main town with shops, restaurants, cafes 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)
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.
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 west and Bassenthwaite to the northwest are also easily reached.
Walks – 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 Hike Ideas and Where to Walk
Maps and guides can be obtained from various shops in Keswick or ordered by post by calling Keswick Tourist Information Centre on 017687 772645.
Things to do – The simple answer is everything, and nothing. Whatever type of break you are looking for there is something here for everyone. 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 guide to what’s on in the Lakes and other visitor attractions for all ages
Fishing – Derwent water is a stream fed lake where you can find perch, pike salmon and trout. Week and day tickets are available. Lake District Fishing.
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.
Mountain Biking – 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. www.cyclewise.co.uk can be contacted on 017687 78711. Keswick Mountain Bikes (017687 75202) hire bikes from the town centre.
Banks – The nearest banks with cash machines are in Keswick – NatWest, LloydsTSB. Barclays and HSBC.
Weather – For up to date weather information, please telephone the Lake District Weatherline 08700 550575. Also met office: by phone or fax from the UK Tel: 0370 900 0100 Fax: 0370 900 5050 / By phone or fax outside the UK Tel: +44 1392 885680 Fax: +44 1392 885681 / By email: firstname.lastname@example.org