Caravan Club Certified Location (CL)
Located at Crofton, between Carlisle and Wigton, Cumbria. A multi-award winning Certificated Location (CL) for current members of the Caravan Club only. Pitch your Caravan and visit the Northern Lake District and The Solway Coast
Check availability on-line at our "Availability" page, then use "Contact Us" to get in touch and book!
We're pleased to announce that we will soon be opening our gates again for 2016 customers. Many of our old friends will be returning again, and no doubt we will welcome new guests too. We're open from March to October each year, please check our 'Availability' calendar to see if we can accomodate you.
Crofton Hall Caravan Park is a Caravan Club Certified Location (CL) site located within the two-acre Victorian walled garden of the Crofton Hall Estate, a picturesque, sheltered and quiet location around eight miles South-West of the City of Carlisle. Whilst Crofton Hall itself no longer stands, the rest of the estate bears testimony to the history that unfolded here.
The site itself has been developed with a view to preserving the history of the area, which can be traced back to the twelfth century, eventually becoming the seat of the Brisco family, until the 1930’s.
The CL Site
The site features five spacious pitches, each screened from the next by fencing and hedges. The site is surrounded on North, East and West sides by the original garden walls and on the south side by a screen of mixed pine trees.
Each pitch has its own drinking water supply and power hook-up and on the North edge of the site is a south-facing, semi-enclosed recreation area for picnics and barbecues, that may be enjoyed whatever the weather! Two of the pitches have partial hard-standing - ideal for motorhomes. A noticeboard in this area shows some local information and menus.
Adjacent to the CL site to the North is the former Stable Block, which dates back to the 1850’ and
features a beautiful grade II listed Georgian facade, within which, there is a family bathroom,
which provides two toilet cubicles, two sinks with electric razor points and a shower room with four
shower cubicles, each with an electric shower.
for disabled customers: The shortest route to the bathroom requires the use of steps (as shown in the
right-hand picture above). For those who use a mobility scooter, access is possible via the main site
entrance, although it is further).
The bathroom is around 250ft (75m) from the site itself, via the steps in the building shown above right.
Since the estate left the ownership of the Brisco family, the buildings have had to find new owners and new uses. They are now used for all kinds of different purposes, although some, like the former dairy, haven't changed all that much. We're very pleased to say that the buildings around Crofton Hall have generally been used for sympathetic purposes, which are very much in keeping with the spirit of the estate.
Here are just a few of our neighbours; we hope that it will show you what is on offer immediately surrounding the CL site.
The Crofton Lake
Near the site is a large coarse-fishing lake, which was originally the water feature for the Crofton Hall. It is now owned and managed by the Carlisle and District Angling Club.
We're delighted to be able to offer weekly fishing permits for the lake, on behalf of the Carlisle and District Angling Club, who have kindly allowed us a special exemption to their 'members only' rule.
See the Crofton Hall Estate page for more details.
The Cheese Farm
In the former dairy buildings, the Thornby Moor Dairy is housed, started in 1979 by Carolyn Fairbairn. Local shorthorn cows provide milk for unpasteurized cheese. Goats' cheese is another of their products, which visitors can purchase in the shop after viewing the cheese being made.
See the Thorny Moor Dairy Website for more information.
Secure Self Storage
We are also able to offer Secure Self Storage at Crofton Hall Self Storage just adjacent to the CL Site. We provide high-quality Secure self storage for your property, with a very high standard of security, excellent access and long opening hours.
See the Crofton Self Storage Website for more information.