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Chapel House Farm Campsite, Borrowdale, Cumbria – Review

Chapel House Campsite Cumbria
Where We Stayed

Chapel House Farm Campsite
Stonethwaite, Borrowdale, Keswick, Cumbria CA12 5XG
Telephone: 01768 777 256
Visit their website here

  • £6 per night per adult
  • Grass pitches (no EHU pitches available)
  • No open fires
  • No loud noise after 10:30
  • Accept DofE (discounted rates available)
  • Ignore the postcode, it won’t get you there, use the OS Grid Reference : NY 257,140

Chapel House Campsite Cumbria

The Facilities

This is a fairly basic campsite; you won’t find a kids play park or on site shop, but don’t let that put you off. It’s in a stunning location and it may be the old hippy in me, but it’s got a really special vibe to the area.

On site you’ll find the usual toilets and showers (both rustic and very clean), as well as washing up facilities. The star of the show is definitely the location though, and it’s perfectly situated, close to Keswick in the Borrowdale Valley.

Entrance to Chapel House Farm Campsite

What We Thought

So, more about that location; the Borrowdale Valley really is a true stunner and picture perfect. The campsite itself is located on a Farm, and split across two fields. The primary field contains the carpark as well as the main toilet and shower block.

Chapel House Campsite in Borrowdale CumbriaThe main carpark in the primary camping field

Chapel House Campsite in BorrowdaleThe toilet and shower block

The second field (which we were in) is a short walk across a quiet country road and both are surrounded by dramatic hills. All of the pitches are pretty much flat, and you can arrive and pitch where you like.

Chapel House Farm Cumbria Campsite

There was a really relaxed vibe to the campsite, so much so, that you don’t even need to pay on arrival, campsite fee’s are collected first thing in the morning (so do be prepared for a possibly earlier than normal wake up!).

Chapel House Campsite CumbriaOur tent, about to be pitched in the second field

Chapel House Campsite CumbriaThe view from our tent

Chapel House Campsite CumbriaEnjoying the stunning sunset at Chapel House Farm Campsite


Chapel House Farm is a superb value campsite, in a beautiful area of the Lake District. We loved the no-frills feel, and had a wonderful stay. The campsite owners were friendly and helpful and the location is hard to beat, making it easy to get to places like Honister Slate Mine, Buttermere, Keswick and Derwentwater.

The chilled out vibe and great value pitching fee’s mean that this is a campsite we loved, and one we’d have no hesitation to recommend and return to.

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Chapel House Campsite Cumbria



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