What makes Neaum Crag so special? It's our unique location!

Neaum Crag Estate is set in 18 acres of enchanting woodland on the South facing hillside above Skelwith Bridge close to the neighbouring villages of Ambleside, Coniston and at the entrance to the Langdale Valley. Set in the Lake District National Park known to all as a walkers paradise, Neaum Crag offers walking in all directions from its door step. 

The estate is made up of 86 lodges 16 apartments and 3 self catering cottages, many of which are rented out to members of the public. Offering a wide range of properties for holiday rental, from small lodges and apartments for two people to families and groups sleeping up to 6 people.


Neaum Crag History

Neaum Crag house was the original main dwelling surrounded by the woodland, with Coach House and kitchen garden. In the late 1800’s a man called Fleming who was a friend of Ruskin occupied the house. The grounds would have been managed and laid out with paths running through the woodlands. The area where the pool hall now stands was a kitchen garden complete with large sundial.  Most of the mature native and specimen trees date from this period.

As with many such properties the Great 1914-18 war altered everything and the house and estate struggled to maintain viability up to 1960 when the whole was sold to the Lake District Planning Board. The Board developed the estate into a caravan and campsite. Pitches for touring caravans were dotted through the woodland and the whole of the upper area was available for camping. 

In 1980 the Planning Board sold the whole site as a going concern to Dorridge Limited, a company which already owned and ran the Wasdale Head Inn. In 1984 the company began installing timber ‘mobile homes’ instead of taking touring caravans. ‘Mains services’ were run to each lodge. These individual plots were then sold freehold with the chalet and its contents. Each individual owner of property on the estate has one share in the company Neaum Crag Ltd. which manages the site.