Our unique location perhaps…

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 doorstep. 

The estate is made up of 82 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.

Why book with Neaum Crag services?

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Hello, I’m Heather - your first point of call for booking a lodge at Neaum Crag Estate.

Having grown up in Ambleside and having lived in the Lakes all my life, I am a fountain of local knowledge.  Whether it’s places to eat, attractions or where to locate that special gift for the neighbour, I can just about answer any questions and will do my very best to help in anyway.

Booking is easy with online, live availability, pay with a 25% deposit if more than 8 weeks before arrival. 8 weeks before the balance is then due.  You can pay with a debit or credit card or bank transfer at the time of enquiry.

If you’re looking for peace and quiet in natural surroundings, with an abundance of wildlife Neaum Crag Estate is the place for you. You can park the car up and set out on foot in all directions, with the local bus route a 5 min walk from the entrance to the estate.

If during your stay you do encounter an issue with the property you can contact me via phone or email, and with living on the estate, I’d do my best to assist, and to sort any issues out as quickly as possible should any arise.

Once it’s time for home you’ll be sent an email requesting feedback for your stay, all feedback is welcome.  

I’d hope you’d enjoy your stay and will look forward to welcoming you back time and time again.

Heather x