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Burns Farm Caravan And Campsite
St Johns In The Vale
(lake District)
Cumbria   (Browse area)
CA12 4RR
Tel: 01768 779112
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Pitches: 30
Open: March To November

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 106 Reviews
                8/10 from 106 Reviews

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 No Statics for Hire   No Statics on Sale   No Seasonal Pitches   No Caravan Storage 
 Electric Hookups   Hardstanding Pitches   Fully Serviced Pitches   Show Full Facilities
Who's it for
 Families Welcome   Not Members Only   Rallies Welcome   Not Naturist Site 
 Dogs Welcome   No Dogs Allowed   Groups Welcome   Motorbikers Welcome 
 Toilet Facilities   Hot Showers   Washing Up   Bathroom 
 Baby Changing Facilities   Laundry On Site   Drinking Water   Disabled Friendly 
 Chemical Disposal   Battery Charging   Gas Exchange   Recycling Facilities 
 Kitchen Facilities   Freezer / Fridge    Motorhome Point 
 Shop <1 mile   Bar <1 mile   Restaurant <1 mile   Wifi Access 
 No Playground   No TV Room   No Games Room   No Evening Ents 
 Fishing 5 miles   Wild Swimming 1 mile   Indoor Pool 5 miles   Outdoor Pool 5 miles 
 Horse Riding 5 miles   Cycle Hire 5 miles   Golf 1 mile   Tennis 5 miles 
 Beach 5 miles   Watersports 5 miles   Boat Launch / Mooring 5 miles 
Other Features
 No Sea Views   Working Farm   Campfires Allowed   Not Open All Year 
 No Waterside Pitches   Public Transport 1 mile  Offroad Dog Walk On Site or Direct Access 

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Reviewer: Cave Troll 4 reviews from this member

June 2005
Great facilities and very clean with plenty of hot water. They pack a lot more than 32 tents onto the site. The weekend we were there they put 2 or 3 tents on each pitch and there was as little as 3 feet between tents ! We could only see 1 fire extinguisher on the site and that was in the middle of very high nettles and impossible to get to. As part of a large group booking we were given a special price by email but the owners reneged on the deal and tried to insist on a much higher fee at the end of our stay.

Reviewer: Lancashirelass2 5 reviews from this member

August 2005
Just got back from 2 nights at Burns Farm. Views are stunning, owner is nice, new toilet & shower block are nice too, but as previous reviewers have said, the site is overcrowded. I counted 100 tents & caravans on the site on Sat 21st Aug, and the facilities just aren't sufficient for that number. Out of 4 trips to wash up, I queued 3 times and the water was hot only once (only 2 sinks). All the showers we had were cold and the owners must have had to replenish the loo rolls ten times a day. There appear to be only 3 loo's, 3 basins & 3 showers for each sex -although I did find the old block behind the farmhouse which didn't have electricity, but at least the water was hot.

I know it was busy season, but the cold water and crowded conditions did spoil it a little. Surprisingly quiet though. We took 3 teenagers and a toddler and all slept OK. Would probably use site again, just for location and views, but owner needs to consider increasing facilities, esp hot water to ensure repeat visitors.

Reviewer: Smillie 8 reviews from this member

August 2005
As everyone else has said the site was over packed when we visited, how ever we passed quite a few other campsites that were just as packed.

We discovered that this is only their second season so they are on a tight learning kurb. Linda Lamb and her family were lovley and always around checking things were running smoothly.

They have two shower blocks one new and in a clean condition the other in the farm yard opposite which has no lighting at night. Hot water was in short supply only my mum managed to have a hot shower and that was on the friday night. I tried to shower at 7.30 on sunday morning and the showers weren't even luke warm.

I reckon that in a couple of years they will have the last of their teething problems sorted out. In the mean time if you like to open your tent in the morning onto the hills of the northen lakes and go strolling off for the day this is definatly a good location for it. Not too far from keswick and all the major peaks also within easy reach of the M6.

Tip - aim to get there in the morning if you are pitching a tent as you can get a spot round the edge of the field with a bit more cover as it can be quite windy.

Reviewer: Paul B 7 reviews from this member

July 2005
We used Burn's Farm when visting the annual Convention at Keswick, and found it very convenient for travelling to and from Keswick.

The site itself was great, whilst some pitches did seem to be quite squashed together, most of the pitches seemed adequate. Showers wash facilities etc were always immaculate (often cleaned twice a day), they were slightly small for the size of site, but showering last thing at night, or at obscure time during the day seemed to beat the queue.

Owners were very helpful, and always seemed to be on hand to help.

All in all a very enjoyable holiday and we'll definitely return in the future.

Date of Visit: June 2005
Reviewer: Magicaly 5 reviews from this member

Although the owner is very nice and the site in a beautiful location, she does like to pack them in. This puts a terrible strain on the facilities which are inadequate for the number of people on site. The worst was the bins which were became full again one day after being emptied. This meant that there were mounds of rubbish all around the bins for several days. There was also long queues for showers, washing up etc and even problems parking as most of the site was covered in tents and caravans sited so close together there was no room to park your car.

The views from the site are lovely and there are walks from your tent. The location is also good for getting into Keswick for excellent shopping and eating. There are also 2 very good pubs doing food in Threlkeld about a mile from the site.

Reviewer: Shona2005 1 review from this member

March 2005
There seemed to be a lot more than 32 pitches - well at least, we were all crammed in close!! The water in the nice new showers wasn't hot and, to be honest, I'd rather pay a small fee and have it hot! Lovely people running the site but it is unlikely we'll be camping there again. Having said that, the self catering cottages look very nice!!

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