Drybecks Wood Cabins – The Lantern House

The Lantern House is the second of our takes on the Camping Pod concept. This is larger than the Wigloo, sleeping up to 4 and looks a bit like, we think, a traditional lantern, hence the name. Similar in size and shape to a Yurt with a large central skylight it is very light and airy. It contains a double bed, wood burning stove, double futon and fully equipped kitchen area with table chairs, electric oven, fridge and all the necessary utensils.

However many think that The Lantern House’s truly unique feature lies outside where we have converted a beautiful Kaldewei Kuatsu bathing tub. This is a large deep 600 litre bathing tub in which you can immerse your whole body without lying down. This tub takes it’s inspiration from Japanese bathing culture where the focus is as much on relaxing the body as washing. It has an armchair style design in which 2 adults can sit side by side for the ultimate relaxing bathing experience. The tub is heated via a wood burner. You can have a wonderfully relaxing bathe in the Great Outdoors. We even provide candles and bath bubbles. It stands under its own Gazebo style structure with a fire pit, barbecue and outdoor seating close at hand.  For more hot tub info visit our FAQ’s page

The Lantern House also has its own private compost loo just behind it saving a trek across the site to the communal loos. Again we have recycled reclaimed items to make even a trip to the loo a unique experience.

  •   Absolutely amazing!! Steve was fab - so personable and he even let our twins feed his horses. Lovely site and amazingly clean. We couldn’t have asked for more. Oh! The breakfast was gorgeous and the hot tub Devine. Lots of family fun - well worth...More

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    3/14/2018
  •   Had a couple of days at this quirky hideaway in the Cumbrian countryside . Stayed in the wigloo which was very cosy everything we needed Drybeck Farm supplied. We were greeted by Steve whom wAs welcoming and friendly he gave us a brief tour and...More

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    1/03/2019
  •   Me and my partner recently stayed here for 3 days and found it to be exactly what we were looking for in. Had everything we needed and a good equipped kitchen. The host was great and available if we needed anything and friendly.we have recommended...More

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    7/06/2018
  •   I cannot put into words how good this place is. Perfection is probably an understatement. We had a family weekend away for my sons 16th birthday, 3 of us stayed in the yurt and 2 of us in a gypsy caravan. Each one comes with...More

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    5/25/2018
  •   I stayed in the Evelyn Gypsy Caravan. The charm and character was antique quaint, with warm blankets, and traditional quilts on the bed to snuggle and keep one cosy. The ambiance was that of a time long ago. There was lantern lighting. I would suggest...More

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    9/12/2018
  •   Stephen was really helpful. Large pitch for our tent, perfect for our group. Basic facilities but that didn’t bother us. Compost toilets, may not be for everyone. Lovely site. Situated right on the River Eden.

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    8/26/2018
  •   We stayed here for two nights in June. The first night was dry but cold (we sat out round the fire pit). For the second night it rained nonstop (we sat it round the wood burning stove). Despite this, we return and we will recommend...More

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    6/19/2018
  •   My first visit to Drybeck Farm,booked Evelyn the gypsy caravan for myself my friend and my pooch. I could not believe at first how beautiful this 'oasis of calm'was even just driving in.We were met and welcomed by Steve who took us over to our...More

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    7/20/2018