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

Birchbank Holiday Cottage and Campsite

Cottage Tariff

These are the weekly prices for the cottage in 2021, the start day is on a Saturday but is flexible from November to March.

Period Price
2nd January - 2nd April 2021 £300
3rd April  - 16th April 2021 £400
17th April - 28th May 2021 £375
29th May   - 4th June 2021 £450
5th June - 2nd July 2021 £400
3rd July  - 23rd July 2021 £450
24th July  - 27th August 2021 £495
28th August  - 3rd September 2021 £450
4th September  - 1st October 2021 £400
2nd October  - 21st October 2021 £375
23rd  October -29th  October 2021 £400
30th October - 17th  December 2021 £300
18th December 2021 - 7th January 2021 £450
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.

Start dates for Christmas and New Year may vary according to requirements

Short Breaks in November, December (excluding Christmas), January, February and March
2 Nights: £180,  3 nights £210,  Extra night: £30

Short Breaks in Spring and Autumn can only be booked one month in advance    3 nights:  £250,  an extra night £40


A deposit of one third of the hire charge is payable when booking and the balance of the hire charge is due one month before the holiday.  Please make cheques payable to" Mrs L Nicholson" or if you would like to make a bank transfer please ask for the account details.


Camping Site Tariff

Tent/Caravan including one car and up to 4 people  £14 per night
Extra Adult £4 per night
Extra child or car £2 per night
Electric Hook up £4 per night
Dogs £1 per night
Backpackers (no car) £5 per person per night


A deposit of £14.00 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.


Short Breaks of 3 nights £210 in winter. Short breaks may be available in Spring and Autumn for £250


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.

The cottage is fully booked until September.

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)