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Abbots Reading Farm Octolodges

Glamping in Cumbria


We are a unique, friendly glampsite in the Lake District with stunning mountain views, surrounded by beautiful countryside on a family run farm. We are in an ideal location in South Cumbria for walking, cycling and bird/wildlife watching and for exploring the delights of the Lake District.

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  • Abbots ReadingFarm Octolodges are situated in the beautiful , tranquil Rusland Valley in the South Lakes. It is a traditional, working, family run farm within the Lake District National Park.

    We are situated in an excellent area for easy access to lots of lovely places to visit and fantastic attractions in the Lake District. 

    Also - Education at Abbots Reading Farm

    As part of our Higher Level Stewardship agreement with Natural England, we are now able to offer group visits to the farm. We have excellent facilities including a classroom, access trailer, bird hide, viewing platform etc... Visits are free of charge but you will have to organise and pay for transport.

    Learning opportunities at Abbots Reading Farm

    • Guided tractor and trailer tours
    • Habitats
    • Wildlife conservation
    • Bird watching
    • Mini beast hunts
    • Hay meadows
    • Traditional land management
    • Pond dipping
    • Nature walks
    • Meat production
    • Animal husbandry
    • Poultry
    • Horticulture

    We aim to provide stimulating and interesting visits, full of exciting first hand experiences, which are linked to the National Curriculum. The visits are run by ourselves, with life long farming experience and my wife, who is a qualified primary school teacher, has 18 years teaching experience. We can arrange pre-visit meetings so we can discuss themes and ensure the activities are tailor made to suit your requirements.

  • We have six, beautifully constructed octolodges of different sizes - 2/3 berth (£45.00 per night), 4 berth (£60.00 per night) and 6 berth (£70.00 per night).  They offer a truly upmarket glamping experience.  

    Our beautifully constructed range of lodges:

    • will accommodate up to six people
    • are solid, insulated and secure
    • have heating
    • beds with memory foam mattresses and plenty of storage
    • are fitted with a fridge, kettle, microwave and flat screen T.V.
    • are superbly situated to offer the most spectacular views of the Coniston mountains
    • have electric heaters and power points for your electrical goods
    • There is also a decked balcony which offers stunning views and includes a table and chairs and outside each octolodge is a designated BBQ area.

    3 berth Octolodge (3 single beds, one of which is a bunk bed*) £45.00 per night
    4 berth Octolodge (1 double and 2 single beds)    £60.00 per night
    6 berth Octolodge (1 double and 4 singles, two of which are bunk beds*)    £70.00 per night
    *bunk beds are for the under 12's. 

    Minimum 2 night booking. 
    Minimum of a 3 night stay over Bank Holidays. 
    Arrival time - from 3 pm.

    Season Dates
    Late March - October


  • Onsite facilities include:

    • first class, heated toilet and shower block
    • large undercover barn area that includes picnic tables and benches, ideal for BBQ's etc.. even in wet weather
    • table tennis and table football in the barn
    • large play area with toddler climbing frame and playing field with football nets
    • laundry area
    • pot washing facilities
    • designated barbecue areas
    • freezer for ice packs

  • We have table tennis and table football in the barn.

    There is lots of space for outdoor games too and we have football nets and a toddler climbing frame.  We have installed a bird hide overlooking a pond which is only a short walk from the farm and also a viewing platform in an elevated position with spectacular views overlooking the Rusland Valley across to the Coniston mountains.


    We are situated in an excellent area for easy access to lots of lovely places to visit and fantastic attractions in the Lake District. 

    Surrounding Area


    Cycling/mountain biking
    We are only six miles away from Grizedale Forest which offers excellent facilities for all cyclists, from beginners trails to the more challenging, famous ‘North Face’.

    John Sutcliffe provides guided cycle tours and bicycle hire. He's located in Lowick near to Abbots Reading Farm. See the website for more details

    We are an ideal base for walkers. Our surrounding countryside offers breathtaking scenery. There are walks to suit all levels.

Abbots Reading Farm Octolodges

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Abbots Reading Farm Octolodges

Abbots Reading Farm, Haverthwaite, Nr Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 8JP, Ulverston, LA12 8JP

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