in The Lake District

Camping at Graythwaite; Summer 2023

Imagine waking up with Lake Windermere as the backdrop and nature as the soundtrack.  Throughout the summer months, we host a very limited number of private group booking camps where you and your guests can enjoy the rural setting in the heart of the Lake District National Park, off-grid living and being surrounded by the beauty of the estate. 

From our own experience, sleeping everywhere from 5-star luxury to the back of vans, there’s nothing quite as comfy, cosy and satisfying as sleeping under canvas. Located on the western side of Lake Windermere, we offer private bell tent camps; the tents come with fitted carpets and waterproof groundsheets but are unfurnished. Beyond that, we can provide a package designed just for you to include anything from a communal tent to and outdoor kitchen facility, to a generator, shower trailer and festoon lighting. You may opt to keep things as simple as possible with just a fire pit and cook your own BBQ, or you may wish to glamp it up with a luxury package and a private chef!

*** SUMMER 2023 – Graythwaite offered GENERAL PUBLIC CAMPING at Cunsey Farm on the estate; a gorgeous setting where you can pitch your own tent or park your own campervan for just one night or a week or more. Plans for summer 2024 are yet to be finalised – we’ll share more when we know.

Activities on the estate include clay pigeon shooting, archery and axe throwing, watersports, off-road driving, boat tours and bushcraft experiences. If and when you venture beyond the estate, you’ll be well-placed to visit a number of local attractions, Michelin-starred restaurants, lakeshore trails, some great pubs and breweries and pretty towns and villages like Hawkshead and Ambleside.

For more info, feel free to get in touch. 🙂

For any queries, please call us on 07498 574659 or email us

What you should bring, depending upon chosen package …

  • Sleeping mat or inflatable mattress and bedding 
  • Torches are a good idea if it’s not a full moon and given our lack of light pollution 
  • Cooking equipment
  • Food and drink
  • A sense of adventure!

We try to keep rules to a minimum, but there are some …

  • Leave no trace; we request that you leave the space as tidy as when you arrived
  • Music to be kept to a reasonable level, with no amplified music after 10.30pm
  • All rubbish to be removed or can be recycled (at a cost)
  • No naked flames inside the bell tents
  • No barbecues directly on the ground

Experience. Explore. Escape.