Shepherds Views Holidays; Holmrook

WELCOME TO SHEPHERDS VIEWS HOLIDAYS

We are a family run farm, based in West Cumbria, a stone throw from both the beach and some of the finest countryside in the UK, the Lake District.

Our farm and campsite are set in 210 acres of farmland with stunning views.
We are ideally situated as a base for access to England’s Highest mountain, Scawfell Pike which stands at 3,209ft.
If you’re looking for water sports then we are only a few minutes to a fantastic beach which is ideal for kayaking, canoeing, paddle boarding, and sailing.

​We offer a wide range of 1st class accommodation and pitches including 3 holiday cottages, 2 camping pods, and beautifully maintained fully serviced pitches. We also have a great camping area. Our camping and touring guests can enjoy a nice warm shower in our fully heated showing and wash facility.

Shepherds Views is a lovely site in a peaceful corner of West Cumbria, close to the sea and the Lake District mountains – perfect for a relaxing break.

Julie & Stephen Shepherd with their family run this caravan & camping site with 3 self-catering cottages set in 210 acres of farmland. At dusk or dawn, you may spot our resident Barn Owl hunting for food, or our bats, which are fascinating to watch darting to & fro in the evening sky.

ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS

Cottages

Cottages

All three of our Gold award – 4 star Lake District self-catering cottages were created in 2009. Each of the units has been created from an 18th century farmhouse and retains some original features, such as original slate floors & exposed beams. There is a Hot Tub that seats up to 8 guests, this is shared between the 3 cottages.

Open plan Lake District self-catering cottage with use of the hot tub, wood/log burner, and original slate floors.

Dairymaids Cottage

Our Dairymaids Cottage is a character 18th Century converted farm cottage set on our working farm. It has been lovingly converted into a 2 bedroomed attached property sleeping up to 4 guests. Both bedrooms have zip & link beds & can be super king or twin beds.
Downstairs is a wet room with walk-in shower, toilet & washbasin.
There is an open plan living/dining/kitchen area, including dishwasher & washing machine.
The cottage is fully underfloor heated downstairs & radiators upstairs.
Set in a shared courtyard with your own patio & seating.
There is a hot tub privately fenced off within the courtyard.

The Old Farmhouse

Spacious self-catering holiday cottage with a large fireplace containing wood burner & use of the hot tub.
A character 18th Century farmhouse set on the owners working farm converted into a 4 bedroomed attached property sleeping up to 8 guests. The 2 master bedrooms have zip & link beds so can be 1 super king or twin beds, the other 2 bedrooms are twin beds.
There is a toilet & washbasin upstairs. Downstairs is a wet room with walk-in shower, toilet & washbasin.
There is a spacious open plan living/dining area & kitchen, including dishwasher & washing machine.
The holiday cottage is fully underfloor heated downstairs & radiators upstairs.
Set in a shared courtyard with your own patio & seating.
There is a hot tub privately fenced off within the courtyard.

The Old Bakehouse

Open plan self-catering cottage in the Cumbrian, Lake District, with Woodburner original slate floors and use of the hot tub. The Old Bakehouse is a character 18th Century converted cottage set our working farm converted into a ground floor 1 bedroom attached property which can sleep up to 2 guests.
The bedroom has a zip & link bed so can be 1 super king or twin beds, there is a wet room in the cottage with walk-in shower, toilet & washbasin.
There is an open plan living area and kitchen, including a dishwasher and washing machine.
The property is fully underfloor heated. Set in a shared courtyard with its own patio and seating.
There is a hot tub privately fenced off within the courtyard.

NOTE: The hot tub is only for the use of guests residing in the cottage properties

 

CAMPING PODS

Camping Pods
Fed up of putting up and taking down your tent? Then why not try one of our fabulous camping pods

Come and have some fun and enjoy a new experience! Experience camping in a pod….. If you’re fed up with putting up & taking down your tent, or want to try something a little different, then try our camping pods as an alternative.

Our pods have electric light, 3 pin sockets & small heater. Each pod is equipped with 2 single bench style beds with a self-inflating camping mattress.

One side of the bench can be pulled across to make one large bed. Our Pods are able to accommodate 2 adults & one child. There are pull down blinds on the window & doors for privacy.

Also with the pods, you can experience the ‘back to basics’ of camping with a campfire.

We have been awarded Visit England 4 star Camping & Touring Park status here at Shepherds Views Holidays and offer self-catering, caravan touring & camping on the west coast of Cumbria’s Lake District.
There is a large grassed area for camping and we also provide an immaculate family/unisex amenity block with underfloor heating, showers, washbasins & toilet facilities. There are also electric hairdryers and shaving points.

The Perfect Location

This is a perfect location to explore the beaches and the Wasdale valley, tour the area’s attractions and keep clear of the Lake District crowds.

Amazing how close the traditional Lake District visitor attractions and areas are, although to get there you would have to tackle Hardknott Pass. A worthy adversary for any walker, cyclist, or even car!

There are of course easier ways, but they just take longer.

Bike Hire

Why not explore the local area by bike. We have a selection of well maintained bikes available for hire on site.

Men’s & Ladies Mountain Bikes

Children’s Bikes

Tag-along Bikes

2 Seater Toddler Trailer

£20.00 per day

£15.00 per day

£15.00 per day

£15.00 per day

All bikes are provided with a safety helmet.

All hiring is subject to availability – terms & conditions apply

 

The Local Area

Just a 15 minute walk from Shepherds Views will find you on a beautiful sandy beach where you can build sandcastles with your family or go for a romantic evening stroll to watch the sunset.

A short stroll up the lane through the farmyard will take you to Hallsenna Moor, an area of conservation and natural beauty. Choose one of the designated walks and look out for the wild deer grazing, fox cubs playing, the red squirrels, and many wild birds and animals native to the moor.

Yet another short stroll finds you at Spindlecraft, a quaint craft shop, which is part of the old station house.

The railway station serves the Barrow to Carlisle West Coast line, so you don’t even have to drive all the time.

Just a short drive brings you to Muncaster Castle and the Ravenglass & Eskdale narrow-gauge railway, known locally as ’ The L’al Ratty.’

Slightly further afield is Grasmere, Ambleside, Coniston, Hawkshead & Windermere, which are all a short hop over the hills! Via Hardknott Pass that is.

The nearest Public House to Shepherds Views is the Victoria Hotel, which is just under a mile.  There are a number of traditional Public Houses & Restaurants in and around the area, where you can also sample some of Cumbria’s finest traditional ales & good home-cooked meals using local produce.

WALKING & HIKING

Shepherds Views is an ideal base camp for tacking some of the best walks in the UK.

St Bees, a short drive up the coast is the starting point for the Wainwright’s Coast To Coast Walk. The route passes through 3 contrasting National Parks before reaching Robin Hoods Bay.

Great Gable and Scafell Pike lie at the heart of the Lake District. They are the most popular of the Lakeland fells and there are several routes to the summits.

For those looking for a nice family walk either down a long sandy beach or across lowland fells, we have it all.

EVENTS & ATTRACTIONS

Throughout the summer season, there are many country shows held. These events are great for all the family and showcase some of the best arts, crafts, sports, and animal classes you can find.

If you’re looking for history then checkout Muncaster Castle. Take a tour around the castle and gardens or enjoy the amazing birds of prep demonstrations.

There are also several local tea rooms offering the finest afternoon teas, snacks, meals and Ice Creams

MOUNTAIN BIKING

What better way to see the fabulous views around West Cumbria and the Lake District. There are many routes both off-road and on-road around the area and up into the fells.

Fancy a challenge then try Hard Knott Pass. This will get your heart pumping but the views at the top are well worth it.

WATER SPORTS

There are many places to kayak, paddleboard, or sail around the west coast and on some of the local lakes and waterways.

In the village of Seascale, there is a ramp to the beach which is ideal for launching sailing dinghies or fishing boats.

With a short drive you can paddle Wast Water, Ennerdale Water, Ravenglass Estuary, Coniston Water and Windermere to name but a few.

In the town of Whitehaven, there is a marina that offers berthing for larger boats and access to the sea.

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