Log Cabin at sunrise Guests drinking tea at the picnic table outside Cabin Woman reading her book sitting by a log fire inside the Cabin Bluebells in full bloom outside of the log Cabins View from behind the Cabin of the sun going down Cabin with glowing lights in the dark of the night

Our Glamping Cabins

Full Circle now has three cosy Scandinavian cabins that each sleep six people. The cabins are purpose built for warmth and protection from the changeable Lake District weather. So you get to be close to the sublime beauty of the landscape while staying snug and comfortable.
Roaring log file Cagin front door
Dinner and booze on the dinning table looking out at the view through the front door Kitchenette and shelf of crockery and kitchenware
Inside view of the Cabin
Cot bed Bedding fabric
Cabin at night with sarts in the sky Cabin at night
View of the cabin from the window in the front door

So What Can You Expect?

What You Get

  • One cosy cabin
  • A double bed
  • Two single beds
  • Bunk beds
  • Fresh linen for six
  • Wooden floors with lots of rugs
  • Coat hangers
  • Wood burning stove & oven:
    • Free wood & kindling
    • Box of matches
  • Cooking equipment:
    • Double gas hob
    • Free gas
    • Cooking pans
    • Utensils (fully stocked)
    • Casserole dish
    • Baking tray
    • Bottle opener
    • Kettle
  • Cool box
  • Fire extinguisher / fire blanket / bucket of sand
  • Lanterns
  • Outside picnic area by your cabin:
    • Decking
    • Bench
    • Brazier


  • New shower & toilet block:
    • Clean toilets
    • Toilet paper
    • 3 pronged sockets
    • Hand dryers
    • Hot cubicle showers
  • Washing up area
  • Use of freezer for ice packs
  • Access to ornate grounds & gardens of Rydal Hall
  • Priceless view from your cabin door

What You Don't Get

  • Hidden charges!
  • No charges for fire wood & kindling
  • No charges for showers
  • No charges for linen & tea towels
  • No charges for gas
  • Cars near your cabin
  • Tents near your cabin
  • Noisy neighbours

The cabin sleeps upto six people. There is a standard double bed and twin single beds. For the beds we provide pillows and duvets with freshly laundered cotton covers.

Drinking water is available from a tap less than 100m metres away. This water comes straight off the fells and undergoes a UV treatment and is the best tasting water you will ever get short of standing beneath a glacier. Experience nature at its finest and leave behind plastic bottled water. There is uni sex shower facilities and male & female toilets less then 300 metres away from your yurt that are cleaned daily.These were completed in 2011 and are tiled throughout and have underfloor heating and use solar and hydro electric energy. Not your usual camp site toilets.

“Magical place”

The best holiday we have been on! Stunning spot, near many walks and waterfalls. Plenty of hikes and magnificent views. Toilets and showers were warm and super clean. We stayed in a tiny cabin that was clean, had everything we needed and an unlimited amount of wood. So peaceful at night to sit under the stars in front of the fire. You will not want to come home! Magical place.
Reviewed by Janine - 2021
“lovely cabin with breath-taking views”

This is a lovely cabin with breath-taking views. The fire kept us lovely and warm in winter and we even managed to sit round the fire at night. Lucky enough to get a full moon and the added frost lit the place up at night. Just what is needed during these times. Risk free stay but a break from reality!
Reviewed by Lucy - 2021

Booking & Pricing for Cabins

Peak Season
Weekend Fri to Mon (3 night weekend) £435 (£145 per night)
Midweek Mon to Fri (4 night midweek) £520 (£130 per night)
Whole Week Mon to Mon or Fri to Fri £840 (£120 per night)

Mid Season
2 Nights Any night £350 (£116 per night)
Weekend Fri to Mon (3 night weekend) £375 (£125 per night)
Midweek Mon to Fri (4 night midweek) £440 (£110 per night)
Whole Week Mon to Mon or Fri to Fri £700 (£100 per night)

Low Season
1 Night Any night (excluding weekends) £99 (£99 per night)
2 Nights Any night £180 (£90 per night)
Weekend Fri to Mon (3 night weekend) £225 (£70 per night)
Midweek Mon to Fri (4 night midweek) £260 (£65 per night)
Whole Week Mon to Mon or Fri to Fri £420 (£60 per night)

Gap Fillers
Please contact us directly for last minute one or two night bookings, if the spaces are available, at discounted prices. One nights stays available from £60 per night.

10% DISCOUNT for being an Eco Warrior
We would like to encourage people to come by public transport. Send us your ticket and we will refund you 10%. Also, if you can keep a litter diary, or litter you collected daily on your travels and dutifully disposed of contentiously please, send us the pictures and we will refund you 10%. This is a great project for children - we suggest you give them the pocket money on us!

Frequently Asked Questions


Do you provide cots

We can provide a travel cot upon request.

Do you provide hair dryers

please bring your own hair dryers to be plugged in at the shower block.

Is there electricity in the cabin

There are solar powered lights and usb plugs for charging. The idea is to be off grid and perfectly peaceful. You will find 3-pronged sockets in the shower units.


What do we need to bring

You need to bring your own towels for a occupants and sleeping bags and carry mats for additional guests. Be sure to pack sensible clothes and footwear after all this is the Lake District. You may also want to bring food for that day or your whole stay depending on whether you're eating out or not.

Is it suitable for children

Yes, the accommodation and its surroundings make for a fantastic holiday for children. It also gives families the opportunity to share communal space together, which in our experience can really help build relationships. Thereís also a smaller stream for building dams and canals or a larger one for swimming! Ask us about our secret woodland swing or book and take part in one of our many experience and activities that children love.

Do you provide towels

We provide a tea towel for drying your dishes but you need to bring your own towels for showering.

Is it suitable for pets

We do allow well-behaved pets in Cabin 2 and Yurt 1 and 2. As dog owners ourselves we know how important it is to find somewhere that accepts every member of the family. Conditions are as followed. Only 'pet friendly' accommodation is allowed pets. No pets are allowed unless confirmed on booking. You must follow the following rules.

Pet owners clean up after their pet and dispose of appropriately.

Pets are kept on a lead/tether whilst at the Rydal Hall grounds as there are grazing sheep & other wildlife on site. (There is a wood 100m away where they can exercise off the lead).

  • Rydal Hall management has the right to ask any pet owner to leave if these 2 wishes are not respected.
  • Bring your own duvet cover to put over our own. They are not allowed on the beds.
  • Cleaning of pets feet on entering the dwelling.
  • Removal of any malted fur or feathers.
  • Pets claws are trimmed before arrival to prevent scratching of the wooden floor.
  • A Pet counts as a member of your party and this must not exceed six. No more then two pets in a dwelling at anyone time.

Should we bring food

If you want to bring food you will be able to cook in the accomodation. We provide a double gas hob, a grill and the utensils you will need. We have an on site freezer if you want to bring cool pack to chill food in the cool boxes. There is an excellent array of shops locally to buy food. We recommend Granny Smiths Organic Grocers , both local Butchers and the local co-op. If you wish to forage the wild environs of the accommodation for food then join us on one of our foraging and cook out afternoons.

Do we need to bring bedding

There are pillows, duvets and freshly laundered cotton sheets for the double and single beds.

Will we be warm enough if it gets cold

Oh yes, we will provide a good size supply of firewood for your fire and all the type of accommodation are very well insulated. We promise you will be toasty warm as long as you tend your fire! Do however bring your own warm clothes and thermals for out and about. The Lake District has very changeable weather. In extreme cold we recommend that you bring extra sleeping bags for the early hours of the morning for when your fire has gone out. If you have trouble regulating your body temperature and suffer from feeling cold then our breath work and wild swimming experience is perfect for kickstarting your bodyís homeostasis and boosting your immune system.

Are belongings in the accommodation secure

The accommodation door can be locked and you will be given a key. However you are in a secluded corner of a retreat centre away from any footpaths and are unlikely to be disturbed. However we advise you to keep valuables on you or locked in your car. We assume no responsibility for the loss or theft of your possessions.

Are there mice

The field that the accomodation is in is a very healthy meadow. Field mice are an intrinsic part of itís ecosystem and we accordingly refuse to lay poisoned bait for them. We have installed sonic repellant devices to prevent them nesting in or near the dwellings and provide mouse proof boxes to protect your food.


What about toilets and showers

There is a purpose built toilet and shower block that is cleaned regularly and is situated just 3 mins from your door.

Where do I park

When you have checked in at Rydal Hall Reception which is the first turning on the right. Take the second road immediately after it that runs along a stone wall at the bottom of a wood. Drive past the Ramblerís Tea Shop , over the bridge and past the houses and park in the gravel car park.

Rydal Parking

What about disability access


Do you have a Cancellation List

If the dates you require are already booked, then you can send an email to the link below, to be put on a cancellations list. Please note we will not read the email, but only reply to all if we get any cancellations.
Join The Cancellation List

Do accept Hen or Stag Parties

No. We are on Rydal Hall's land and they wish to keep the site for families.


Can I get to Rydal by public transport

You can get to within 400m or Rydal Hall reception by Train and Bus and if you do we’ll give you a 10% DISCOUNT for your effort! Catch the train to Windermere Station and then the #555 bus to Keswick which leaves around every half hour on a week day. It takes about 25 minutes to Rydal. Ask the driver to let you know when you get there.

What’s the weather like

The Lake District has some beautiful weather. It also rains. In the middle of winter it can be glorious and in summer it can be grey. And it can change between the two very quickly. Always expect the unexpected. Bring clothing for all conditions whatever time of year you visit. Donít be put of by the clouds or rain. Some of the most dramatic and beautiful vistas of the Lake District are to be seen with swirling mists and cloud wrapped mountains. Check out:


Do I need special clothes

Bring warm and waterproof clothing for your stay. You wonít need them in your dwelling but you will need them to make the best of your stay in the Lake District.

What is there to do

Statistics say that most tourists donít go more then 500m from their car during a stay in The Lake District. What a tragedy. The Lake District is just the best location for a range of different style of breaks away. Whatever you seek, be it fun, adventure, culture, history, a chance to relax, read, write, paint, shop, eat out, and get a local late night lock in down the pub, listen to music. There are hundreds of drop dead beautiful places to commune with nature: Waterfalls, crags, woods, mountains, streams, beaches. Purpose made attractions for people of all ages are to found around every corner in the Lake District. There is a file in the yurt that has a list of suggested day outings for different weather condition. Book Ben on a guided walk if you lust after a real walking adventure. Spend the whole day marvelling at vistas that will make your heart soar and your soul sing.

Where can I walk

There are an abundance of walks from the site that you can go on without having to get into your car. Do look up www.amblesideonline.co.uk for suggestions or ask Ben on arrival.

Where are the nearest facilities: shop, petrol, cash point, etc?

There is a Tea Shop, Pub and Restaurant and pay phone in Rydal itself. You can stroll 30 minutes into the bustling tourist village of Ambleside (or drive for 5minutes). Here you will find everything you need: Shops, Banks, Off Licenses, Restaurants, Cinemas, Police, Doctors Surgery, Dentist, Tourist Information, Cafes and a whole lot more. See: www.amblesideonline.co.uk and plan your trip before time.

Full Circle Activities

During your stay, why not treat yourself to a Full Circle adventure 'Experience' or a 'Wellness' session?
(also available to none-residents)

Packhorse Picnic, Adventure and Wellness Day
The Happy Ape
Meditate with Horses
Meditation and Breath Work in Nature
Calm Dogs Trust Training
Guided Walks
Foraging and Cookout Adventure
Breath Work and Wild Swimming
Axe Throwing
Cacao Ceremony
Tai Chi

Also See ...

Guests drinking tea at the picnic table outside Cabin sorrounded by trees and rocks