Thorny Crag

  • Lake District, England
  • Open all year
  • From GBP £100 per night
  • Camping Barns
  • Sleeps up to 12 guests in 2 units
  • Stunning secluded location
  • Nestled in the northern fells
  • Amazing scenery
  • Dog friendly
Booking Enquiry

“Nestled in the Northern Fells, a traditional Cumbrian longhouse divided into two separate dwellings and only accessible by foot.”

Description of Thorny Crag

A traditional Cumbrian longhouse divided into 2 dwellings, each side accommodating 6 guests. Only accessible by foot, 1/2 mile walk.

Take a trip back in time to experience the rustic, raw luxury, of staying in one of the rare surviving traditional Cumbrian longhouses, untouched by modern society.

Thorny Crag has been restored into 2 self catering dwellings, low beams being one of its original features.

Located on the Dash farmland which is a designated county wildlife site, Thorny Crag is secluded with spectacular views onto Skiddaw and Bassenthwaite lake.

A Cumbrian Longhouse…

Longhouses were rectangular single storey medieval farmhouses.

So many of these longhouses have been restored and modernised, we felt that we wanted to keep Thorny Crag as close to its original condition as possible (just without the livestock inside!) great care has been taken to do this.

The roof is parged, no felt, lime mortar has been used and no cement, there are no extra windows.

Dogs are Welcome.

Accommodation Highlights

Cumbrian Longhouses
  • 2 Units
  • Sleeps: 6 Persons
  • Toilets (Private) , Showers (Private)
  • Towels(No) and Bedding(No)
  • Self Catering

Sleeping area bed boxes with curtains for a little privacy and changing room.

Downstairs kitchen sitting area.

Also shower room and separate toilet.

Other Accommodation at Thorny Crag

The Dash:

Luxury self catering farmhouse, underfloor heating, Three double bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1 wet room, utility with washing machine and drier.

Tremendous views from the windows onto Dash waterfall, Skiddaw, Bassenthwaite lake and down onto the Solway coast.

Communal Areas

  • None, everything is private

Shared Amenities

  • None, everything is private

What to bring?

  • Basic Provisions
  • Pillows
  • Sleeping Bags
  • Towels

Children might like to fetch wellies for paddling in the stream.

Contact Thorny Crag

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Camp details
  • Eleanor Irving
  • Lake District, England
  • 07410547019
  • Camp Fires Allowed
  • Child Friendly
  • Dog Friendly
  • Large Groups
  • Wheelchair Access
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Thorny Crag has advertised on Go Glamping since:

April 30, 2018


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