Birchbank holiday cottage and campsite
Holiday cottage & campsite in rural Cumbria

Birchbank Holiday Cottage and Campsite

Bookings for the Cottage

You can now book the cottage online using our secure booking system. Check availability using the search widget below or go direct to our online booking page where you can view our availability calendar and make a booking.

The weekly price for the cottage in 2024 is from £378 to £539, start day is Saturday but is flexible from November to March.

Short Breaks from November to March excluding Christmas and New Year are £270 for 3 nights.


The charge for a dog is £15 per week.  Your dog should not be left in the cottage unattended and will usually need to be on a lead when walking on the fell because of the sheep.


A deposit of one third of the hire charge is payable within 3 days of making the booking and the balance of the hire charge is due one month before the holiday. Please make cheques payable to Mrs Linda Nicholson or email for online banking details.


Camping Site

Please call 01229 885277 or email for availability and booking. Online booking is available on but some pitches may not be available on the website.

Tariff 2024

Tent/Caravan including one car and up to 4 people  £20 per night
Extra Adult £5 per night
Extra child or car £2 per night
Electric Hook up £5 per night
Dogs £1 per night
Backpackers (no car) £5 per person per night


A deposit of £20.00 is payable for bookings for Bank Holidays, school holidays and for more than one pitch, the remainder is payable on arrival.  Sorry we do not take card payments.

Booking is recommended for Bank Holidays and high season ie July and August

Bookings which are cancelled with less than 24 hours notice must be paid for.

Minimum Stay of two nights for Bank Holidays.


Please follow the web site directions to Birchbank (Directions)

Stay on the A5092 until the top of the hill past Gawthwaite. Do not turn onto the A5084 even if your Sat Nav tells you to. Sat Navs and Google maps are sending visitors over a track which is not suitable for cars or through three gates.

Please call 01229 885277 or email to check availability.

Guest Reviews

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The moment we had our tea and buns we knew we would enjoy our break, peaceful, picturesque and quaint. All we can say is great, great, great.

Dent family, Cheshire

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Ideal location and cottage. Exactly what we were looking for, peaceful with lots of walks on the doorstep.

Burrows family, Yorkshire

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Had a fantastic time, cottage perfect for our needs. Very comfortable, clean and well equipped and in a perfect setting to escape the city.

Briggs family, Scotland (+ toddler)