This guide lists the best camping pods Lake District has to offer.

Camping pods are a great option for anyone who wants to get outdoors for a break. They offer the same cosy feeling as a tent but with more comfort. There is no setup and it is easier to stay dry in bad weather. Plus most of them come with the comfort of a real bed.

The Lake District is one of my favourite National Parks and for good reason. Taking up 912 square miles, housing 16 lakes and England’s highest mountain, you are never short of good views. It’s a great place to base yourself in a pod while enjoying the parks natural beauty with walking, cycling or water sports.

8 Best camping pods Lake District

As you’ll see from this guide, the comfort level of the pods varies greatly from empty shells (no beds included) to large spacious kitted out pods (basically a small home).

The basic pods come with a lower price tag. To work out which camping pod is right for you to decide:

  • how much are you willing to spend
  • Your comfort levels (what is a must and what can you live without)
  • What activities you want to do: this will determine your location and if easy access to walks or towns is essential
Best Lake district camping pods

#1 National Trust Great Langdale

Situated in Great Langdale Valley, this campsite has offers both grassy pitches and pods. The well-equipped site has toilet and shower blocks, washing-up areas, laundry and drying rooms and even a bouldering wall, children’s play area and an on-site orienteering course. There is a pub just 10 minutes’ walk away.

Pod features:

  • Heating and sheep wool insulation
  • Designed with sound insulation to cut down noise in heavy rain
  • No bed provided

Plus pod features:

  • 2 single beds and 2 mattresses (linen not provided)
  • Underfloor heating
  • Mattresses fold into seating in the day

Suitable for: couples and families up to 4
Electricity: yes
Dog-friendly: no

Price: £30-65 per night (standard/family) £55-85 (plus)
Book: Website

#2 Castlerigg Hall

Castlerigg Hall is a caravan and camping park convienitently located just a mile and a half from Keswick Town centre. The site is slightly elevated giving you good views of Derwentwater and Bassenthwaite Lake.

As well as pitches for tents and caravans, they also have 3 different types of pods from basic to luxury. Their most basic pod does not come fitted with beds so you will need to bring your own air mattress or roll mat.

Standard pod features:

  • Insulated with sheep wool
  • Shared bathroom facilities
  • No bed provided

Castle Pod features

  • Double bed and bunk bed (linen not provided)
  • Picnic bench and decking area
  • Heating

InspirePod features

  • Most luxurious pod – large and tastefully furnished
  • Large outdoor decking and seating area
  • Bed (linen provided), sofa and flatscreen TV
  • Kettle and toaster
  • Private en-suite shower.toilet

Suitable for: couples and families up to 4
Electricity: yes
Dog-friendly: yes (only in the standard pod)

Price: £44-100 per night
Book: Website

Park Cliffe camping pod Lake District

#3 Park Cliffe

Park Cliffe, near Lake Windermere, has 5 different typed of pods dotted around their park, including dog-friendly ones. Their most basic pod has nothing fitted inside so you will need to bring all your own air bed or mattress – think of it as a tent!

Their more premium pods come with fitted and fold out beds and also an option for a larger size.

Basic pod features:

  • Vinyl flooring
  • Heating
  • Shared bathroom. Option to hire a private bathroom for £14 a night
  • No bed provided

Premium pod features:

  • Carpeted flooring
  • Double bed and bunk beds (or roll out foam beds)
  • Heating
  • Views of Windermere
  • Shared bathroom. Option to hire a private bathroom for £14 a night

The park is open from 1st March until 15th December 2019

Suitable for: couples and families up to 5
Electricity: yes
Dog-friendly: yes

Price: £44-66 per night
Book: Website

#4 National Trust Wasdale Campsite

Walsdale Campsite is home to tent pitches, 11 Campervan pitches, and 7 camping pods. With an impressive location, the site has a shop, washing up areas, laundry room and charge point for electric bikes.

It’s an ideal location for hikers and walkers who can access Wastwater and Wasdale as well as the famous Scafell Pike.

Pod features:

  • Heating and sheep wool insulation
  • Designed with sound insulation to cut down noise in heavy rain
  • No bed provided

Plus pod features:

  • 2 single beds and 2 mattresses (linen not provided)
  • Underfloor heating
  • Mattresses fold into seating in the day

Suitable for: couples and families up to 5
Electricity: yes
Dog-friendly: no

Price: £30-65 per night (standard/family) £55-85 (plus)
Book: Website

#5 Kentmere Farm Pods

Kentmere Farm Pods are set on a working family farm in the Lake District. Situated between Kendal and Windermere in the South Lakes. Their glamping pods boast a peaceful retreat set in the beautiful Kentmere Valley.

Pod features:

  • Bed linen provided
  • Wetroom private en-suite toilet/shower
  • Kitchen with microwave, fridge, toaster, and kettle
  • Dining table and four chairs
  • Private parking space nearby
  • Walking and mountain biking acitivites from your doorstep
  • Double bed and double sofa bed
  • Great views

Suitable for: couples and families up to 4
Electricity: yes
Dog-friendly: yes

Price: £60-80 per night
Book: Website

Camping pod Lake District

#6 Mosedale End Farm

Mosedale End Farm is a great choice if looking for camping pods Lake District if you like the sound of homemade cake, the option of a cooked breakfast and fresh milk. This working beef and sheep farm has both an bed and breakfast as well as glamping options.

Pod features:

  • Double bed and sofa bed (with towels and linen provided)
  • Underfloor heating
  • Private en-suite shower/toilet room
  • Kitchen with microwave, kettle, toaster, and fridge
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Situated next to a stream and fields

Suitable for: couples and families up to 4
Electricity: yes
Dog-friendly: no

Price: £70-85 per night (standard/family) £40-85 (lake view)
Book: Website

#7 National Trust Low Wray Campsite

Sat on the western side of Lake Windermere, Low Wray boasts to occupy ‘one of the finest locations in Lake District’. They offer a variety of camping options including safari tents, camping pods and even a tree tent.

On-site, you can find the following facilities: shop, three toilet and shower blocks, laundry, washing-up areas, a children’s adventure playground. There are also canoes, rowing boats, kayaks and paddle boards available to hire to use on Windemere Lake.

Pod features:

  • Heating and sheep wool insulation
  • Designed with sound insulation to cut down noise in heavy rain
  • Mattresses are provided
  • Mattresses fold into seating in the day
  • Choice of Meadow/woodland no electricity pods or more expensive lake view with electricity pods

Suitable for: couples and families up to 5
Electricity: yes (lake view pods only)
Dog-friendly: yes (dogs aren’t allowed in the pods but there is a mini ‘dog pod’ which you can put next to your pod, suitable for 1 big dog or 2 small dogs)

Price: £30-62 per night (standard/family) £40-85 (lake view)
Book: Website

#8 Hill Of Oaks Windemere

Hill Of Oaks has 2 dog-friendly camping pods overlooking the beautiful Lake Windemere. The pods are at the luxury end coming with all the fittings and mod-cons you would need for your stay.

Pod features:

  • Double bed and double sofa bed (towels and linen provided)
  • Underfloor heating
  • Dining table and chairs
  • Private en-suite shower/toilet
  • Kitchenette including ring cooker, fridge, microwave, toaster and kettle
  • Balcony with views of Lake Windermere

Suitable for: couples and families up to 4
Electricity: yes
Dog-friendly: yes (up to 1 dog)

Price: £100-150 per night
Book: Website

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