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Scales Plantation – Cumbria

  • Safari tent for 6 from £98 per night

    1 double, 1 twin, 2 bunks, 1 double sofa bed in the main living area

Suitable for children of all ages

Pets welcome

Children and pets both welcome, but please be careful of the resident sheep

A spacious family escape in the Lake District. Explore and come home to a hot shower, a wood-burning range oven and comfy beds...

Scales Plantation, the home of three great Shepherd’s hut camps, goes canvas with this family sized tent. Tucked away in a clearing in the lower part of the woodland, Eden is a great place to bring the whole tribe and be able to keep them where you can see them! Strike out into the Lake District on foot or by bike, but come back to the comfort of real beds, a hot gas-powered shower and the wood-burning range warming the tent 

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The main bedroom has a big double bed and there's a second room with a single and bunk beds, plus the sofabed in the main living room. All will be made up for your arrival (even the sofa bed if requested) with quality linen and towels waiting for you. With the sofa bed in sitting mode, the main living area is a spacious, comfortable place for the whole family to gather.

If the camp is booked for the dates you were after – or if you’d like to bring another group along – try the other Scales Plantation sites, Shepherd’s huts Carrock, Blencathra and Skiddaw or bell tent camp Herdwick.

Our guests say...

"Fantastic stay at camp Eden, Scales plantation. All the luxury you could ask for on a glamping vacation. The location was lovely and could not find fault with anything. Great way to escape from the hustle and bustle!"



"Loved our stay. 4 friends getting together, 2 driving up from the south of England and two driving down from Scotland. The accommodation was great, host Tabitha was helpful and it was an ideal weekend for us. Location really lovely, but not all that hard to find even 'tho it had a countryside setting."



"We had a lovely relaxing stay. Gorgeous, comfortable tent in beautiful, peaceful surroundings where the children could go off on their bikes and build dens and made campfires.  They didn't want to leave."



"We had a wonderful time despite the weather. There were six of us and we had plenty of space in very peaceful surroundings. The Eden 'tent' not really the right word as the accommodation was excellent was warm and cosy once the range was going and the boys enjoyed the challenge of keeping the outside fire going in the rain! The best thing was the accommodation and the fact that it was no where near any other accommodation so the kids could make as much noise as they wanted. We visited the Slate mine for the extreme Via Ferretta and Whinfell for mountain bike riding - both of which were great fun!  We would definitely come back!"



"Our stay was fantastic .  My whole  family was there and my granddaughter loved seeing the wildlife.   The weather was amazing. And quite near to a lot of attractions"



"The girls were excited from the second it was booked, the boys were getting the mick taken out of them for going "glamping".... When we pulled up to Eden we were all amazed at how fantastic it was, more so the boys! Not one of us out of 8 has a negative thing to say. The range cooker inside supplied heat and along with the utensils provided us with very tasty food! All the finishing touches eg: lanterns, cow skin rug, feather duvets and pillows, delivery of fresh eggs from Tab, towels, just made it! We are arranging our next trip already and we cannot stop telling everybody about it (although we feel we want to keep it our own secret because it's too good!)"



"The owners were great and made sure that we had everything that we needed. A Fantastic weekend!"



"We had a fantastic week! The accommodation far exceeded our expectations and the photos on the web do not do it justice. The owners were incredibly friendly and helpful with a lovely complimentary welcome basket with eggs, milk, orange juice, bacon and bread rolls!"



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