In a quiet corner amongst trees our three luxury glamping pods offer a relaxing base with stunning views of Blencathra.
They are in an excellent position to explore the North Lakes, walk or bike from the door or just soak up the scenery and relax.
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Our Pods are locally made in Cumbria, they are cosy with underfloor heating the double bed and sofa bed come with linen. There is an en suite shower/toilet and a microwave and fridge.
The pods are ideal for couples and families, each pod sleeps up to four. The car park is nearby.
Highgate Close is a working farm that is run alongside Glencoyne, a National Trust farm where the owners live, on the shores of Ullswater. Both farms have grazing rights on Matterdale common, and almost meet on the tops as the crow flies.
Comfy double bed and double sofa bed
Wet room shower, toilet and basin
Fridge, microwave, toaster and kettle
Dining table and 4 chairs
Lockable French doors
BBQ, outdoor seats and picnic bench
Wooden decking and slate patio
Immerse yourself in the peaceful and tranquil surrounds of the farm, explore our small nature rich section of Mosedale beck beyond our flower rich hay meadows, and in spring see the lambs.
Situated half way between Penrith and Keswick, and across the valley from Scales. There is easy access to the many attraction of the North Lakes. Before you head off in the car you can walk across part of Matterdale common to meet the coach road from your pod or bike from the door.
Highgate Close and Glencoyne are both in Higher Level Stewardship schemes. This means we have signed up to environmental management over all the land we farm.
Some areas have no sheep or cows, some areas have only cattle grazing, all our management is done to improve biodiversity, help slow the water runoff to reduce the impacts of flooding and protect the vast areas of peat bogs that are important carbon sinks. We cut our traditional meadows, using no artificial fertiliser, later so flower seeds can set. We have planted new trees and have large areas of natural tree regeneration enabled by reduced stocking rates.
The sheep at Highgate are rare White faced Woodlands and Swaledales.
We lamb the sheep inside at Highgate Close in April, great for a close up view of some lambs, then as they go out you can watch them playing in the fields near your pods.
The sheep at Glencoyne are mostly Herdwicks and Swaledales who spend their summers on the fells above Glencoyne going up on fells such as Sheffield Pike and Birkett fell and Gowbarrow above Aira Force Waterfall.
Some of our Shorthorn cows from Glencoyne winter inside at Highgate Close feeding on the flower rich silage/hay made in the summer and calving in the shed in March/April.
After winter the cows return to Glencoyne to graze on our extensive woodland regeneration areas.
From Highgate Close you can Great Mell Fell which is part of Glencoyne.
This fell is managed for nature and woodland regeneration and is grazed by our small herd of 6 Highland ponies, they are off the fell at times to have their feet trimmed. It has been managed in this way for a few years and it is exciting to see new trees, heather and bilberry regeneration.
At Highgate we have red squirrels,not always easy to see but we have feeders out, so you might get lucky.
There are numerous birds including woodpeckers, owls, curlews kestrels, buzzards and nuthatches.
The farm has several wooded areas and the section of Mosedale beck can be found in our own little valley fields where roe deer graze and spring flowers can be found in abundance. The river flows very fast after heavy rain so care must be taken.