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Rated ★★★★★ over 96 reviews
Quite and enjoyable
This is a rare opportunity to camp in a great location on a working farm,with the limited campers using the site you are not waiting to use the facilities,the owners make you feel welcome and nothing is to much trouble for them,being away from the husle and busel of the main town was good for us and only a short walk to one of the villages,will be booking again
Amazing views in a relaxed campsite
Stayed for 6 nights and had a fantastic time at Moss Side. The views from the campsite were amazing and had lots of good footpaths to go on locals walks. A lot quieter than the busier areas of the lakes which was great but was also not to far away to drive to Windermere etc for the day! Would recommend this site to friends! The owner was lovely and we had a great stay!
Beautiful views from this campsite! We’ve visited twice now and will definitely be back again. Lovely and quiet at night, and the owner is great. There are fire pits dotted around the site which are a great addition. The showers are hot and clean, if basic. Only 20 minutes from Coniston, even closer to another small village for supplies. Would recommend to anyone.
We stayed here for 1 night after climbing the old man of coniston mountain which was an hike and a half lol.Arrived at 3:30pm and picked our own railway hut.Surrounded by beautiful scenery and the weather was perfect. The hut itself was more than adequate with a double bed and a bunk bed. Very quiet campsite which is what we wanted after a tough day climbing.Our dog Jim the Jack Russell loved it too especially all the chickens pottering about. Only stayed for 1 night but would definitely make a return visit for maybe 3 or 4 nights so we could maybe climb a few more mountains. Louise the owner was also very helpful and knowledgeable about the area which was handy.
Lovely quiet campsite with plenty to offer
Spent 4 nights here in august 2021. Thoroughly enjoyed it and would recommend Moss Side Farm campsite without question. Plenty of variety in the plots and we were rewarded for exploring the site before choosing our pitch. Campfires and hot showers are big pluses and the view is sublime. Will be coming back to explore more of the western lakes.
Lovely relaxed pretty campsite
Very friendly owner who could not have been more helpful. A pretty location with limited number of camping spots which made it relaxed and chilled. Perfect for our holiday. We will return 😎
Perfect mini break
This is my girlfriends first camping experience, and she’s already asking when we’re going again! Lovely small campsite, with multiple areas to set up meaning you don’t feel like you’re packed in with 100 other people. Very peaceful, with amazing views of the countryside. Small touches like the fire pits in front of each pitch make it extra special, as there’s nothing better than relaxing by the fire to end your day! Would 1000% recommend.
Scenic with lovely walks
Lovely place to camp with beautiful views. A really good choice of camp pitches, so it was easy to get away from the masses and be a bit more secluded/private. Nice and quiet on an evening away from the other campers! Some great walks to explore with the dog. Good facilities. Only small issue I had, which didn't massively affect me due to where I chose to pitch the tent, was that there were lots of small children! The site specifically stated no under 13's but there were a lot of young children about and small toddlers who were crying/screaming on in the evening (luckily a good distance away to not bother me too much). My dog isn't great with small children so this was a worry for me as they were unexpected, but the site was big enough to be able to avoid them... Apart from the children, the site was lovely!
We had 3 nights in a railway car which I loved. Sort of camping with the luxury of a bed. We were a bit unlucky with the weather but despite the rain we stayed cosy in our carriage. Clean toilets. Was concerned there would be no hot water for showers but there was plenty. Showers communal but spacious. Gorgeous views and friendly hosts. I would recommend a stay.
Lovely campsite beautiful views
The only thing that let this campsite down for me was the shower block it was awful and a real shame as it has the ability to be awesome! Also no hot water in the toilets to wash hands was a shame. But the views and the field were great!
What a absolutely fabulous campsite. None of the usual allotted square that you have to camp in and fires and barbecues allowed! Amazing views to asked up to. Really friendly owners and very cute dogs lol. Perfect x
Relaxed, great location
Very nice campsite with great views and amiable hosts. Relaxed, without the numerous lists of dos and don’ts you often see! Great that you can have a fire. Good location, good facilities and as someone else said, if you are in a tent bring a mallet ad the ground is hard! The kind of campsite I really like and would go back to.
myself and my partner stayed for a few days at moss side, we were greeted by Louise who informed us about all the ins and outs of the campsite ( she was super friendly!) I cant knock it all. The campsite itself is just beautiful and you have a stunning view from each field. The facilities are very standard but what else do you really need when you are camping? The water was very hot, the showers and toilets were very clean and covid secure! The freezer and charging points were very handy too. The 3 dogs that roam the campsite are very friendly, which I was a little worried about having a dog myself, they kept their distance but still enjoyed a little cuddle. Overall the stay was very delightful and just overall relaxing. Perfect weekend !
Loved this campsite
Just spent 3 nights camping at Moss side. The views and location are amazing. Louise is a lovely, welcoming host who was approachable and friendly. Free fire pits and hot showers. Farm Animals, dogs (collie and cute Irish terriers) and chickens are free range which is great but worth considering if you have a reactive dog, as can be when on leads. We had a great time, inc our terrier. Peaceful and relaxed. Closer to neighbours than I would liked ordinarily but worked it out and everyone was friendly. Smiled and laughed a lot. Highly recommended for people who like a back to basics, happy campsite. Yurts and hot tubs for those who want a treat. Loved it ♥️ Good walks, recycling and nearby friendly village. Fully recommended. Ps pack a mallet if camping :)
Stunning views and quiet..but very basic facilities
If you want peace and quiet with views to die for this place is for you.. However to get those views you have to pitch in the top field which is a trek up and down a farm track every time you need to use the facilities. Also it's a bit hairy trying to get your car through the gap into the top camping field. We ended up leaving our car at the bottom but camped at the top. There are no radios or music allowed here so it's very peaceful. The owner Louise is lovely. There are horses, ducks, chickens, pigs and dogs on the farm. The lower camping field gets really busy and you need to be prepared for someone to pitch right by you. The facilities are very basic indeed.. no privacy in the shower or toilets. There are 2 for men and 2 for the ladies accessed by one shared door. Showers were hit and miss.. if you went super late after 11pm then they were hot and you had them to yourselves, but we had to put up with cold showers at times if people were using the sink for washing up or had used all the hot hot water. There isn't anywhere to hang stuff and the floor is permanently wet.. we would advise wearing flip flops whilst in the shower. The toilets weren't the cleanest.. but were ok... there are portaloos dotted around but I chose not to use these. There are 6 charging sockets for use..but they are not secure..so we took charging banks rather than leaving our phones there overnight. You can buy wood from the farm..we found it to be wet so didnt burn very well so ended up buying kiln dried wood at a garage. It's an ideal location to explore Coniston and the southern lakes. It is a lovely campsite but I would say not suited to everyone.
Beautiful location, true-to-farm-like facilities.
This place is all about setting; views, farm & wildlife, silence. Showers, toilets & sink facilities are basic but clean enough. There are only 2 of each (porta loos not included). Please add some hanging areas to the shower room! Friendly welcome. Fire pits on offer. Local info offered on-site. A great stopover to recharge the soul.
Cute site & fantastic views
Spacious campsite with fantastic views & adequate facilities: showers are warm, space for washing up with a freezer & charging area. There are friendly dogs, chickens, ducks & pigs on site with cows & horses nearby. We explored the suggested walking routes & they didn't disappoint! Would recommend & happily visit again
The best weekend!
We were over the moon with our holiday. The campsite was all that you could ask for and more. As we arrived we were greeted by Louise. Louise was lovely and so welcoming. We had a beautiful spot up in the top fields. The fire pits are a fabulous addition and kept us warm until late in the evening. We certainly will be returning again. Thank you for everything.
Amazing location, stunning views
The site is small and well kept, facilities are basic but all work. We pitched up overlooking the valley and had an amazing view. As a base, the site is perfect, and we explored a little bit of Broughton, Askam and Coniston before making our way home. We'll definitely be back, as there's so much within a half hour drive or so, and we loved the site so much.
Stayed twice and will do again.
Stayed in a Shepherds hut first stay and was very cosy with the wood burner fired up absolutely loved it. 2nd stay was in a tent and was a brilliant stay again. Facilities are good, views are awesome, owners are friendly and dogs, chickens are too, they have pigs too. Lots of good walking trails near. Will stay again.
loved the site so much.
Camped last summer and loved the site so much we decided to return this year and stay in a cabin for 5 nights. The cabins are very reasonably priced, a great size and modestly furnished, which is perfect for us. The facilities are basic but clean. Shower pressure is good and felt great after a long days walk. The log burner in the cabin kept us warm at night and the mattress was very comfortable (don't forget to bring your own bedding!) Loved the pigs and feeding them our scraps. Also the farm dogs are such characters and kept us company during our stay. Louise the owner is so welcoming, approachable and helpful. Moss side farm is an excellent base for exploring the lakes, please don't change a thing! Highly recommend the 35min walk into town and a pint at The Manor Arms.
Lovely site, just not for us.
The farm is in a lovely location with a wonderful view if you’re pitched on the actual campsite, we stayed in one of the train cabins which sadly sit opposite a lot of trees. If I’m honest, we wished we had bought a tent and stayed on the campsite as it would have been more comfortable and out of the way so we could have enjoyed the stay a bit more. The bed in the train cabin was so uncomfortable, I woke up at 3am and debated on sleeping in the car, had I have had more blankets with me I would have but unfortunately we only took one. We had our two dogs with us who were kept on leads at all times however, trying to walk round the campsite was impossible as our dogs were chased and barked by the farm dogs and one even tried to nip one of ours on the bum, our other dog was jumping up at us to get away. I know not all dogs get along, that’s fine, so we went back to the cabin but even then our dogs couldn’t walk (on leads) round to sniff without the other dogs running and barking at them, this was horribly stressful and made sitting outside impossible. There was a sign outside the bathroom which I’m not sure if it was a joke but said something along the lines of “if you shower more than 4 minutes you’ll be dragged out by your ear” I know you have to be respectful of others, but as a woman with long hair there’s no way I’m getting showered in less than 10 minutes. We had booked to stay Monday to Friday, we wished we’d had listened to the review that said this isn’t somewhere you stay longer than a night as this was definitely the case, we stayed the Monday night and Tuesday afternoon packed our car and left. This was a last minute booking after our holiday abroad was cancelled and to be honest, we were both so stressed and upset at how it turned out we just came home. All in all, lovely camp site to pitch a tent, the tipis looked lovely and we’re out of the way so maybe would have been better if we stayed there.
Have just been to Moss Side this weekend, Friday to Monday. We managed to get a spot right at the top overlooking the beautiful countryside. The drive up is very steep so you really need a good car. There's a portaloo uo there to save walking all the way down, however, this needed emptying and cleaning properly as people used and didn't clean up after themselves so we didn't end uo using it. Plenty of facilities, showers, toilets, washing up etc. A lovely site and highly reccomend.
Second visit did not disappoint
We returned for a second weekend break after first visiting last year. The weather was beautiful and the setting remains impressive. The site is fairly basic and split into different areas which works well to suit different campers needs. Its blissfully quiet and has excellent recycling facilities. Louise is incredibly friendly and welcoming and it looks like some of the facilities are in progress to be improved but not in a way that means there is a lot of building work. Like any campsite, it is greatly improved by guests staying being respectful of others which made this trip a vast improvement to our last stay when four families camped as a group and would not be told to keep the noise down.
Amazing few days away, lovely little camp!
We stayed for a couple of nights in the top field, everyone was so helpful and friendly. Basic but everything you need! Added bonus of the dogs coming to say hey! Lovely and quiet and the views are beautiful. Will definitely return :)
Perfect location for a restorative trip to the Lakes
Lovely small site in a remote and peaceful location. Superb views from all around the site. Helpful and welcoming staff, they even lent me a chair when mine broke. Dogs and hens roaming free and the dogs never went in the tents, unlike the cheeky hens. Only downside was the shower facilities. Everything was spotlessly clean but only two showers and they're wasnt anywhere to hang your towel, clothes etc.
quiet, relaxed site on a working farm with great views
Lovely site with great views. The facilities were basic but clean (no showers open when we went in early May). The owners sold logs and firelighters for a firepit. There are hens, ducks and dogs roaming the site as well as cows and sheep in the barns. There are a number of fields to choose from so there is a place for everyone. Would highly recommend.
Lovely time in a beautiful location surrounded by amazing farm animals and dogs!
Loved the owners of the farm, very friendly. Really enjoyed the free roaming chickens, geese and dogs popping their heads round the tent in the morning and generally just keeping us company. Beautiful views and very clean facilities 10/10 would recommend!
Friendly, beautiful setting
Freedom to pitch your tent where you like; variety of accomodation options available, beautiful setting and working farm environment.
Some friends and I stayed here for 2 nights on 6th May as a base for doing some green lanes in the Land Rovers. Got to say this camp site is brilliant and very well run. The facilities are clean and the showers are hot and the whole place has a nice atmosphere. With it only being a small site it is very peaceful and the views are amazing. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone looking to get away for a few nights and was telling my neighbour about the place and how good it was a couple of days ago and he has now booked. We will be back. Thank you
Second Time - Not the last time!
Excellent Campsite with excellent facilities and very friendly owners. Somehow manages to keep the freedom of a wild camping type experience but on a managed campsite with all you might need.
Relaxed camping with a view
We had a fantastic camping experience and Louise made us feel so welcome. There are different pitching spots where you can be closer to families or you have the option to camp higher for a more relaxed scenery and the fire wood gets delivered to your tent. We will definitely go back.
Fantastic Views Friendly People and Friendly Dogs
We arrived wed 28th set up camp with fantastic views friendly lady who guided us to where to camp. 4 dogs very friendly which we fed our sausages too from our barbecue next morning 2 were sitting outside my tent when i woke up. Ideal for lake district toilets and showers are fine we bought some firewood to have a fire at night to keep warm would deffenitley recommend we had a great time the views and watching the moon rise behind the mountains was fantastic will book again.
We had an amazing time on the campsite; the views from the pitches are incredible, there are fire pits on every pitch and we bought wood and lighters from the farm. The toilets are close to the pitches and there are good washing facilities. We even made friends with the animals! Chickens, dogs, pigs and the lambs!! Louise was amazing, the only downside was we had to leave early, but we’ll be back to make up for it soon!
Great camping experience
Lovely views from the campsite, able to camp in some great spots in the farm, the fire pits were really nice in the evenings.
Friendly atmosphere and great location
Spent two nights in a shepherds hut and we had a lovely time. Received a friendly welcome from the people on site and the roaming animals (chickens and a couple of dogs). Decor inside the hut was lovely with a great log burner - quad bikes come round at 6pm each night to sell logs for £4 a sack and firefighters for £1. We had seating and a fire pit outside for BBQing on. There is plenty of parking and toilet/shower block very close by. Shower & toilets are basic but were clean with decent water pressure and hot water (although be careful not to overuse/leave water running so fellow campers can enjoy hot water too). The site has lovely views and consists of a number of fields so there is plenty of space for campers. Despite staying during Covid, we found no issues with social distancing. Notices were on display and campers were respectful of this. Don’t forget your bedding and cooking equipment. There are fridges in the communal dish wash room and a couple of spare sockets in there. Would recommend bringing a padlock for the hut whilst you’re out and about and we also brought a kettle for morning brews and to fill up our flasks. Old Man Coniston is a short drive away and we would highly recommend the food at the Black Cock Inn in Broughton in Furness. We booked a table the night before just in case, due to Covid restrictions. I have already recommended this site to a few friends. It was ideal for a little couples getaway.
Friendly, cosy, and stunning beauty
Despite the foul weather (rain and stormy gusty wind) we were cosy and warm in our little railway hut. The outlook over the river valley was gorgeous- especially when lit by the full moon. Lovely walks right from the site in one of the most beautiful spots I have visited. Such a friendly reception, and animals everywhere! We’ll be visiting again, hopefully in better times. Meantime Moss Side Farm was a wonderful haven in troubled times.
We came here for our honeymoon and had the most wonderful time...perfect for romantic old hippies! We drove up from Dorset in our old vdub and the long slog was worth every minute! The site is rustic and rural, well kept and clean! Poetry worthy views and story book walks from the site made it hard to head out to for amazing adventurous days! Fires at night underneath a blanket of magical stars made it easy to forget about the sadness encapsulating the world! Huge animal lovers....it was lovely to wake up to the moo's baa's and cock-a-doodle-doos! Sharing toast with the chickens and bacon with the doglets, having Mildred the chicken roost on my hubbys shoulder for hours one eve....all made for memories and great pics! Only downside I fell in love with Lottie the doggy and Louise wouldn't let me take her home!!!!! Tee hee....mwah! X
Best views ever from a campsite
Lovely little site with friendly owners and pets. I found the perfect pitch for my tent and motorbike up on the banking with the best outlook I've ever had on a campsite. Facilities are fine for the type of site and will definitely be going again. I bought some wood on my final night and watched the moon through the flames of an open fire!
It is picturesque the views were amazing many places to visit in surrounding areas Windermere isn’t too far and Broughton village is a cute little village nearby millom and Askam also small villages nearby and found lots to do even in the bad weather I would like to thank John and Louise for having us would love to return in the warmer weather
Beautiful views from our railway sleeper. Nice and clean and has everything you need. Toilets and showers kept very clean. Log burner in the railway sleeper to keep us warm. Very happy with experience would definitely recommend and come back again
This was such a beautiful site. Views were stunning. Facilities were very good. Ducks cats dogs pigs all very friendly. Couldn't really say more go and see for yourself.
Perfect quiet campers paradise
The railway sleepers provided everything we needed - we wanted to camp originally but after checking the weather and having to cut the break to one night we decided perhaps our tent wasn’t to be needed that weekend. The sleeper was perfect with a log burner to provide warmth for the evening and campfires provided at the picnic tables outside. You could buy wood and kindling from the farm. We were able to cook using our own camping stoves and the shared toilet and showers were spotless. Very friendly owners with a wealth of knowledge about the area. The dogs and chickens roaming really make it special as do the food recycling team of pigs! But please keep your own dogs on a lead at all times - despite the numerous notices people still let their dogs off, quite frankly dangerous with all the livestock about. Location wise it’s a 40 min walk along a disused railway to the nearest town which had lots of great pubs. 15 mins from Coniston town too. We would definitely visit again. Perfect for campers who don’t fancy setting the tent up or those that want an introduction to camping :)
We stayed in one of the delightful rail pods for a week. Despite the (unusually!) incredible weather, it was still lovely to get the fire going in the evening and keep the place cosy. The location of the site was great for exploring the South Lakes and the team there are very friendly and welcoming. Lovely hot showers, friendly on-site animals, stunning views and great amenities. We normally camp but had been looking for some more 'solid' accommodation and this ended up being much better value than an airbnb - and more fun! We would most definitely book again and recommend this place to campers and glampers alike.
Peaceful spot & beautiful views
We stayed for only 1 night in September 2020. We were in the camper and stayed on the top field as the lower field was a little water logged on the date we had chosen, there are beautiful views all around! This is a dog friendly site. Facilities are clean and include hot water showers, washing up room with plug sockets for phone charging and even the use of fridge and freezer which is good to know for future visits. Fire pits were available around the site and logs & kindling available for about £5. We were time limited so didn't get to explore the area like we had intended so will definitely be back, hopefully for a little longer next time!
An amazing place. Loved our time here. Friendly and warm people. Def go back.
Quirky, working farm. Cannot praise enough. Firepits and wood provided at night made it extra special. Listening to owls, cows, cockerills.
Tranquil spot with awe inspiring views
Sat nav took me straight to the site. On arriving it was a breath of fresh air. Stunning views and a sense of calm. Louise the host was friendly and welcoming letting me choose from several options where to pitch. After pitching I went to explore the surroundings which did not disappoint. As a solo camper I felt relaxed and comfortable around the site.Toilets and showers are very clean with good supply of hot water. Tranquil spot with awe inspiring views. Will definitely recommend and will definitely be back.
Incredible view from your tent door!
Welcoming and friendly owner, with some lovely pitches at different levels of the valley available, I pitched the tent only to decide 10 minutes later that I’d found a better spot hidden up a slope! Basic facilities but plenty of hot water and fridge/freezer, along with plugs for charging your phones. Nice old railway line walk into the nearby village to restock at the shop and get a drink at the pub! Will hopefully stay here again soon!
Lovely camp site, with friendly owners. Facilities basic, but more than adequate, and very clean and dog friendly. Great views and a good location between the coast and Coniston. We normally camp but this year we were persuaded by the teens to ‘glamp’ and stayed in a railway carriage which was very cosy - especially as we lit the wood burner!
Hidden gem of a place, you must visit!
Absolutely brilliant, the railway carriages are so good, loads of room, clean, and well thought out, double bed one side, bunk on the other with a log burner in the middle ..with the log burner on it soon gets warm. Amazing views on a working farm, a couple of pigs, loads of hens and some adorable dogs. Logs and kindling , fire lighters are available to buy on site, although it took me a a good hour to get the log burner lit, my god it was warm! Lighting one isn’t easy if you’ve not done it before, I googled it... it’s not just shove a log in and some firelighters, there is a way.. deffo worth the wait tho. The showers, Loos, kitchen, all clean, and functional and plenty of hot water. Definitely booking again, it’s a 30 min tops drive from Coniston, so it’s not to in the sticks. Can’t wait for next visit! 10/10 Thanks for a great stay!!!
A charming and lovely place to stay
What a lovely little spot this is. This family run farm has just about all you need including stunning views across the hill side. We stayed in one of the Sheppard huts which was perfect and cosy. The drive up to the farm is narrow so be careful. The huts have a fire which really warms it up and wood (£4) and fire lighters (£1) can be bought from the farm. I'd recommend bringing a padlock, AA batteries and some pegs (small line behind fire to try socks) All in all a lovely place to stay with friendly hosts and dogs, simple wash facilities but adequate.
A hidden gem with spectacular views!
A lovely family-run campsite tucked away in the middle of the Cumbrian countryside. The owners are very friendly and helpful, the pitches were good quality and the views are just breathtaking! Waking up each morning with a cup of tea looking over at the rolling fields and peaks sets your day off right. The local village is a nice scenic walk and it's a good base camp for exploring the surrounding area. Some reviews have mentioned the toilets, they are basic but perfectly adequate and clean for camping. Overall this place is definitely worth a visit as it's great value for money and a real hidden gem!
Lovely little hidden gem
Lovely place the cleanest facilities wev ever seen on campsites, we had a cold shower but the taps was in use at the time the kids went later and had hot showers so best to use when not rush hour morning, the kids loved exploring and feeding the animals we was on the lower field the hill up was fine cos it was a dry weekend but we'd prefer the leveler field up incase we arnt so lucky next time, we kept our cars up top so it was fine, lovely views the kids enjoyed the fires at nite with marshmallows watching the stars, the common room where u could charge ur phones and lights and freeze ur ice packs if needed was a lovely addition, lots of information on all things local in there too, the kids picked apples and fed the pig daily and even went up n fed the horses, to say its a working farm you expect a bit of a basic but it defo wasn't was very clean, lovely owners friendly and approachable wel be defo returning in the future, our friends we came with was a first camp trip for them and they also loved it
Lovely little hidden gem
We had a lovely weekend the facilities are the cleanest wev ever been to on a camp trip, the kids loved the animals and exploring the land, we was in the lower field and would of prob struggled getting up if it was wet weather but as it was fine it wasn't too bad, the kids enjoyed picking apples and feeding the animals, and an evening fire watching the stars over the hills amazing views will defo be a returning customer
Beautiful, quiet site with amazing views!
Perfect little site with everything you could need. Hot showers, clean toilets, washing room with communal fridges/freezer, fire pits and wood/firelighters delivered by quad bike every evening! Loved waking up and looking over the fields and peaks in the distance. Expect a visit from 3 little dogs every time you start cooking, very cute and friendly! Can’t thank Louise enough for accommodating us last minute on a bank holiday weekend of all times, after our last site closed due to the weather.
Lovely, friendly and relaxing
A lovely, friendly and relaxing campsite which is in the heart of the farm. Lots of animals to entertain kids and great location
Great week despite the weather
Great location with access to the coast and Windermere. The weather was wet all week so the fields were pretty muddy and soft. Wouldn’t recommend driving onto the pitches without a 4x4 so be prepared to walk your gear across the site! Lovely friendly staff and loved having the animals visit at dinner time! Safe site to let the kids run free and explore! Very quiet with excellent views. Toilets and showers perfect and kept clean. Campers laundry for ice blocks provided was a nice touch. Would be difficult to visit the area if relying completely on public transport. We had a lovely week.
2 night stay in one of the Rail Cabins. On arrival, a great welcome by the owner Louise. Showed us our cabin, gave us tour and info about facilities and local walks. Very clean cabin, comfy bed and plenty of room for our dog bed. Toilets were very clean and plenty of hot water for washing up or showers. Next morning woke to fantastic view from cabin down the valley. Very friendly owners and regular visits by their dogs. We will be back.
A proper camping experience
Cant fault this place, one of the best views you could crawl out of a tent to.
Friendly, Family Campsite
Would definitely recommend this campsite. Our kids loved roaming the small campsite seeing the animals and making friends. It’s a very quiet campsite, lots of space and beautiful views. Great facilities, including the fridges which were useful to chill the wine! We will definitely be going back.
Fun on the farm
Our family group of seven spent three nights at Moss Side Farm. Our grandchildren loved all the animals they could meet including the cheeky dogs, one of which came into our tent and curled up to sleep one day. We also felt safe letting the kids roam around the grounds adventuring. The camping is set on several levels and we were on the top with a brilliant view. The only downside we had was that Storm Ellen visited us overnight on our first night. We were severely wind beaten and the rain was relentless but we survived. The same couldn't be said of the ground which took a battering and got even more churned up as cars took several attempts to drive in and out . All part of the fun though. Conditions are basic on the farm but more than adequate. Some other reviews have mentioned a lack of toilets, counting just the two for each gender, but there are some portaloos around as well although they may be a new addition. Broughton is the nearest village and more touristy spots like Ulverston and Coniston are just a short drive away. The farm may lack the luxuries of other sites but we loved it and would definitely go back, it must be fabulous on hot sunny days.
Amazing views, fantastic site
Stunning views to wake up to - we loved having a cup of coffee in front of the surrounding hills in the morning! Lovely stream was a big hit with the little one. Couple of power points available and shared fridges and freezer that made our longer stay much easier. Loads of walks in the area. Ground was fairly stoney so make sure you pack plenty of pegs...
Lovely, welcoming, a little basic
Owners were really helpful when I booked and again when I phoned up a few days before to check the amenities in the railway cabin. They also gave a very warm welcome. Overall the site was charming, lovely views, camping across multiple well kept fields so felt cosy and private, the cabin had nice touches such as fairy lights and some art on the walls. The amenities were clean but a little basic and the water was not always hot, especially in the washing up room. Also the bunk beds in the cabin were not the safest, there was no ladder to the top bunk and the slats were not fixed and moved around resulting in one of my kids falling through! They bounced as they hit the bottom bunk and saw the funny side. On the plus side, the cabin had a nice wood burning stove, electric light, picnic table outside, fire bowl for BBQ and camp fire, wood was available for purchase as were a few other staples, and there was a communal fridge and freezer (although someone unhelpfully defrosted it with our stuff in it!). And lets not forget its a working farm, the kids loved the animals, pigs, dogs, chickens, ponies and a cat. There are a couple of pubs in the village, a 5min drive or 40min walk, the Black Cock was definitely better than the Old Kings Head, not that the latter was bad, just the Black Cock was excellent. Worth booking in advance. A fun time had by all, thanks.
Fabulous views, lovely animals
Great campsite, free roaming chickens and dogs, lovely friendly hosts and the best views!
Not got a single fault with this campsite, it was great. The views were amazing (we were on the top field), it was peaceful (even though it was busy) and the owners were really friendly. Never had to queue long for the showers. Best campsite we've been to!
Laid back and friendly. The animals are fun to watch with dogs, ducks and chickens roaming around the farm... pigs and chickens in the pens .... amazing views and the walks where fun to do... wood and lighters get driven around the pitches for purchase (very convenient). Staff are very helpful and friendly...😁 and very nice to talk too.... will be going again.
Quiet, idyllic and lovely farm dogs
We spent 4 nights at Moss Side Farm and were welcomed by three lovely farm dogs, Lottie, Toby and Cookie. We were a little early for checking into one of the railway carriages so we asked Louise (who was also really lovely and welcoming) if we could explore the farm. We met the pigs, chickens and found a stream to dip our feet into. When we returned our carriage (Annie) was ready and it did not disappoint, spacious with comfy beds and a lovely view. The facilities were just what we needed, Louise called them basic but after years of wild camping without a ground sheet they were luxury! Clean toilets with plenty of hand sanitiser and other campers who respected social distancing. We welcomed the no noise after 10 rule as it meant we could really appreciate our surroundings. The location of the farm meant we were close enough to drive Swineside Stone Circle which is definitely worth a visit and Silecroft beach. There are plenty of footpaths around the Farm to explore and see a much quieter more relaxing part of the lakes.
Quiet and safe for families
Very rustic (basic) but spotless. Simple pitches, facilities and easy going. Great location for Coniston and surrounding areas. Will definitely be back! My children learnt so much about farming and food from staying on a farm and not just seeing animals in farm parks/zoos!
This is a great campsite! Stunning views, lots of different pitching fields to choose from, great low-key vibe, and animals to feed! I would highly recommend and will return.
Lovely peaceful site, fabulous views
The site was quiet, well organised and coping well with the restrictions imposed by Covid-19. The owners were able to offer helpful information about the area and, again within the Covid-19 restrictions, advice after I trod on a nail and needed medical attention.
As close to wild camping as we hoped to get! We were lucky enough to be able to pitch on the old railway embankment. The drainage there was excellent (and much needed as we had very heavy rain a couple of nights/mornings). We enjoyed the resident owls and the views were fantastic. The site is in a great location in such a peaceful valley. We largely avoided using the bathroom facilities after reading other reviews but the owners have provided facilities for emptying chemical toilets so we were able to be independent in these socially distanced times. We received a really warm welcome and would love to return.
We stayed for 6 nights at Moss Side Farm from 18th to 23rd July. As we arrived the sun came out! We had a very private pitch on top of the old railway embankment with stunning views all round. The site is very basic, which is what we like.. but a lick of paint and some hot water in the showers (would be happy to pay for showers) wouldnt have gone a miss. Most people on the site were very friendly, but there was a big noisy group when we arrived, and another even bigger group set up on our last night, who I have to say were very quiet. Lousie and her husband were very friendly and always able to provide helpful information. I would stay again, but not for as many nights, as the facilites were only really adequate for a 2/3 night stay....
We stayed 2 nights in July. We liked the location and the views from the top field were amazing, it's a proper farm campsite. It was pretty busy (I think all campsites are this summer) and the facilities were basic (as expected) but clean.
Friendly, homely camping experience
We enjoyed one night at Moss side. The staff were really friendly and accommodating, and they helped us set up as well as give us all the info on the local area. The campsite was busy, but it didn't feel too intrustive. The higher you went up the site, the better the views. The shower/toilets are a little dated. Argubly not many of them for the amount of people on the site, but overall the campsite had everything you needed for an enjoyable, relaxing stay :)
Beautiful Views with just what we needed
My husband and I stayed at Moss Side for 5 nights and camped at the top field which had the best views! But I think the views from all fields were great though. The farm had hens and dogs wandering around and a pig you can feed your leftovers to. Louise was so friendly and came round every day with wood for camp fires. We walked to pubs in Broughton in Furness for dinner which took 40 mins and is a scenic route. The facilities are simple but were just what I expected for what we paid, it was great to have freezers for our ice packs and also power points to charge things. Thanks for a lovely stay.
Fantastic rural fairly basic campsite with excellent views.
Campsite is on a farm in a fairly rural location with great views. Facilities are adequate. Really relaxed atmosphere. Very friendly staff, they even deliver logs straight to your tent! Really nice 40 minute walk into the village which has a couple of pubs with good pints and food. We had a great time at the site and will definitely be back.
Beautiful site, good facilities
We stayed at Moss Side Farm between 17th-19th July 2020. We arrived in the rain to be met by the host who showed us round the site and allowed us a choice of where to pitch. We were also greeted by a number of friendly dogs. The farm is set in a beautiful location and has many different areas to pitch. Our trip was only mildly spoilt by a group of 4 families with a large number of children that bent the rules and booked a group stay surreptitiously. They allowed their large number children the run round the farm screaming from morning to night running between tents and caravans. They played music and refused to turn it off on what is a no music site. We understand they were told to quieten down several times. I believe after two warnings they should have been asked to leave.
This was a great campsite, basic (as we like it) with stunning views. We would definitely book again but would hope that the showers would be updated. They were not reliably hot which is a bit disappointing. Family friendly with pitches well away from playing children if that is what you prefer. It’s a good base for climbing the Old Man of Coniston.
Lovely farm campsite
Beautiful campsite on a farm which was great for kids to explore the facilities were basic I would have liked to see toilets and shower area a bit cleaner and toilet seats were missing in ladies, but you are on a farm so I didn’t expect hotel facilities but things could be improved slightly. My main reason for booking this was no big groups aloud but when we arrived there was a large group of 12+ they were loud and the kids were rude This wouldn’t stop me booking again and Would recommend to anyone who has children as I hope it was a one off with the large group Louise was friendly and came round with logs at 6 pm which was great plenty of fields and woods for kids to run around all in all we had a great time 😃
A great mini break - wish we could have stayed!
We stayed at Moss Side Friday to Sunday as two adults - due to Covid, our trip to Paris to celebrate our 10th Wedding Anniversery so we decided on a little camping trip instead. What can we say? We loved every second of it and only wished we could have stayed longer! Will definately be coming back .. we opted for the main field which allowed children and every tent was so spaced out, the views were fantastic! Louise was great and beought round logs, fire lighters and marshmallows at 6pm each night for camp fires (pits are provided around the site). Showers, toilets and washing facilities were clean and exactly what you expect of a farm camp site. We went into Broughton for a meal at the Black Cock one night and could not reccomend enough! Fab service and the food was outstanding - our meal was easily enough to feed four and thr quality is amazing. Lovely little butchers, grocers and bakers too for fresh goods. Went on to visit Ulverston and Windemere during our trip so this is in a great location. We didn't wander round the farm on this occasion, as we stayed round our little tent due to limited time. Thank you for a memorable anniversery
Pretty on the eye
The campsite itself is very pretty with its green landscape and scenery. Unfortunately the facilities where certainly not adequate for the number of users and certainly no covid restrictions put in place other than a hand sanitizer that kept falling off the wall in the ladies. Also whilst there for 3 nights there was no toilet seat on one of the two female cubicles. Also they advertise no large groups. Yet a group of 12 adults arrived and set up directly in front of us and proceeded to be noisy into the night with music and load talking. I did air my concerns with the campsite owner. Would of been a perfect get away if not for the few issues mentioned.
We have returned from our first camping since lockdown. Moss side campsite is what it says--- lovely views, friendly owners, clean facilities. Peaceful nights.
We stayed in a cabin which was wonderful. Very spacious and warm when the log burner is on. Louise who runs the campsite was great. Can’t wait to come back.
Great location, friendly and welcoming farm
Love the location, the farm has a lovely feeling to it and the owners are friendly and very relaxed. Will definitely recommend to friends and stay there again myself.
Beautiful views, good location
The campsite was quiet during our week's stay which meant we got a spot with a beautiful view. Louise was very welcoming and friendly. The location of the campsite is in such a peaceful setting, it's walking distance to a lovely pub and has easy access to lots of great walks (Scafell Pike, Old Man Coniston etc.). The campsites facilities are fairly basic but the price of the campsite reflects that. Access to fridge, freezer, kettle and washing up facilities was great. The toilet blocks could have been cleaner is our only complaint (they may have been cleaned less than normal as the campsite was quiet). Also bear in mind that some of the pitches (esp. the ones with the best views) can get quite muddy at this time of the year.
Nice but was expecting more
Stayed with friends for just short of a week. The site was more tightly packed and the shop a little less well stocked (kids were hoping to be able to go and buy a few sweets for example) than we were expecting from the description. Kids had a lovely time playing in the little stream though and the walk to the local village was nice and had a decent meal in the pub. Other tents and cars blocked the nice view for much of the week, a leave your car by the gate rule would have helped with this. Toilets clean and plenty of hot water. Overall the campsite was fine and in a lovely part of the country.
Fantastic little place!!
We have just returned from two nights at Moss side. Fantastic site!! Set on a working farm and so we often had chickens and dogs visiting our camper which was lovely. The farmer was very welcoming and helpful. It is located in a beautiful part of the world! Fantastic sitting around the fire looking out over to the mountains and a lovely woodland area with a stream right alongside our camper. We will definitely be returning!
A hidden gem
Stayed here 29th for four nights( we left a day early due to my daughter twisting her ankle) What an absolute little treasure this is, set up for a comfortable stay be it tent or other options, amenities are generous for such an affordable site fee, beautiful location, very friendly owners, very helpful and welcoming, they have a little gang of animals to come to great you at your tent door morning noon and night. It’s very easy to locate but still seems your miles away from the maddening world, it is a working farm but encapsulates tranquility too, the view from waking and looking out of tent was priceless, it seems to attract really lovely clientele who all appreciate a respectful stay. I will be booking again for a stay in one of their carriages for Halloween with my daughter, she had fallen in love with the place on her first ever camping experience, I hate to sing it’s praises as selfishly I’d like no one to know about this place, but it warrants that I do, thank you Moss Side Farm.
Beautiful and peaceful setting. Simple no fuss camping.
The site was small and quite simple in terms of facilities, with a laid back feel. Just what we like. Very beautiful surroundings. Good walks to local pubs.
Nice campsite with very good views and nice owners
Friendly small campsite
The campsite was small and quiet and the owner very friendly when we arrived. Our daughter loved exploring the site with her new-found friends. And we loved being able to have a campfire. A very relaxing night away!
Peaceful location great facilities and friendly helpful host
Fab camp site
Went here for the bank holiday weekend! It was lovely and quiet even tho it was busy! Was a perfect site as a base for walks and lovely of an evening for camp fires! We are already planning in coming back next year! Plenty of space to pitch tents too. Cant wait to go back!!
Peaceful, scenic getaway!
Great campsite. Spacious pitches and very friendly animals! Pleasant and helpful owners. Would definitely return.
Great for families
Great spot for visiting Coniston and the surrounding area, very laid back, quiet and family friendly. Facilities are basic as expected, but the indoor potwash area with kettle and microwave was a great little addition. Kids had a great time running round after chickens and ducks!
Wonderful campsite. Only stayed 2 nights but wish it could have been more :( views are amazing, campsite is nice, small and quiet but it was also not overcrowded, which can somestimes be quite hard to find on a busy weekend in the Lake District! Was very pleased this place lived up to expectations and love having campfires! :) Thank you