Borderside Farm: "Scenic, Rural and Peaceful" Top 5 Page for this destination Lake District National Park Hotel Tip by nickandchris
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A most marvellous location, tucked in off a very minor road and close to Lake Windermere. Despite being so close to one of England's most famous lakes, it remains quiet and unspoilt.
Although there were a couple of caravans here, they were unoccupied, as were a couple of very small tents that seemed to have been abandoned. We literally had the whole 3 acres to ourselves apart from a flock of tups that were later removed (I don't know whether it was for our own safety or the sheep's - they were quite big boys....!)
Upon arriving, we had an alfresco lunch, accompanied by birdsong and not much else and appreciated our rural surroundings. It was marvellously peaceful and we couldn't understand why, on such a glorious weekend,we were the only residents, particularly when you take into consideration how close we were to Lake Windermere.
The site's situation was ideal for touring the small roads by motorbike and we spent a very enjoyable afternoon tootling along them.
Unique Qualities: For us, the fact that this was a basic farm site with no electric hook-ups. More and more CL's are installing electricity so caravanners who come to escape the ratrace can enjoy all mod cons in their vans. We never understand this, caravans and motorhomes have leisure batteries and do not need a power supply. We can only presume they are watching television, using an amazing amount of lighting, microwaving and any other item they can think of to be plugged in for! Is it really worth coming away from home??
The outlook was beautiful. Fields of sheep and cows in the distance, woods and fell land. Hardly a building in sight. Oh, and not forgetting the birds of prey.
Update. Returned here in May 2008 year and again in July 2010.Glorious weekend. Still as lovely as ever.Much excitement when a hot air balloon passed over us.
2010 price: £5 per unit per night.
Address: Borderside Farm, Crosthwaite,Kendal,Cumbria, LA8 8JQ
Comparison: least expensive
Directions: Off A5074, turn left for Bowland Bridge and then right for Winster.Site on left in 0.5 mile.
Map ref:097 416 902
othercontact: Mr. J Kitching
Phone: 01539 531783
Price: less than US$20
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