Full Circle Holidays
Full Circle Holidays
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

Glamping Cabins

Full Circle now has three cosy Scandinavian cabins that each sleep five 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


  • 1 double bed
  • 1 single bed
  • Bunk beds
  • Fresh linen for five
  • Wooden floors with lots of rugs
  • Coat hangers
  • Solar powered lighting
  • 2 USB charge sockets (solar powered)
  • Tea Light candle chandelier (free candles)
  • Wood burning stove with small oven:
    • 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 leisure area by your cabin:
    • Decking
    • Picnic bench
    • Brazier


  • Modern 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

What You Don't Get

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


  • Wood burning charge of £15 per day.
  • In any of our 'pet friendly' units there is a one-off charge of £25 for a dog and £10 per additional dog, for cleaning.
  • Due to the parking limitations at Rydal Hall, we now require you to hold a Parking Permit at the cost of £20 for any car that you bring on site.  This is a one-off charge that will cover your vehicle for the duration of your stay.

Beth, our Bookings Manager will contact you post booking to arrange any surcharge requirements.

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

I prefer to book through calendar view

Season Rates
Jan to end March* Sun to Thurs (week)
Fri & Sat (weekend)
* - Feb Half Term
April to end June* Sun to Thurs (week)
Fri & Sat (weekend)
* - Easter
   - May Half Term
July to end August* £230PRPN
Sept and Oct* Sun to Thurs (week)
Fri & Sat (weekend)
* - Oct Half Term
Nov to Dec 14th* Sun to Thurs (week)
Fri & Sat (weekend)
* - Oct Half Term
Dec 15th to Jan 1st £190PRPN

A week+ for 5% OFF
A fortnight+ for 10% OFF
30 days+ for 15% OFF


Gap Fillers
Please contact us directly for last minute one or two night bookings at discounted prices (if the spaces are available, one nights stays are from £90 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!

Litter Picking Eco Worriors in The Lake District

Frequently Asked Questions


How many does each cabin sleep

Each cabin sleeps up to 5 occupants with, 1 double bed, 1 bunk bed with a pull-out trundle bed. Our Public Liability Insurance will not allow more than 5 occupants.

Is there electricity in the cabins

Yes, there are solar powered lights. You can find 3-pronged sockets in the site shower and toilet block. We recommend, as part of unplugging and rewilding, that you limit focus on your personal devices during your stay.


What do we need to bring

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.

You need to bring:

  • Towels for showering.
  • A personal torch.
  • Food and refreshments.
  • Battery packs for your devices.

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.

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.


  • Pet owners must clean up after their pets.
  • Pets must be 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 rules are not respected.
  • No pets on the beds.
  • Cleaning of pets feet on entering the dwelling.
  • No more then two pets allowed per dwelling.

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, accessible only in the summer seasion, if you want to bring a cool pack to chill food in the cool boxes.

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 supply as much free fire wood as you require and all accommodation units are very well insulated.  We promise you will be toasty warm, as long as you tend your fire!

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, we advise you to keep any valuables locked in your car.  We assume no responsibility for the loss of your possessions.


What about toilets and showers

There is a purpose built toilet and shower block that is cleaned regularly and is situated just 3mins 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 on the right immediately after it (marked 'Alternate route' on the map).  The road runs along a stone wall at the bottom of a wood.  You will go through a gate and drive past the Ramblerís Tea Shop, over the bridge, past the houses and turn left up slope then park in the gravel car park.

Rydal Parking

What about disability access


Do you have a Cancellation List

Yes, if the dates you require are already booked, then you can send an email to the link below, to be put on the 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 then 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 25mins 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. It can change between the two very quickly - Always expect the unexpected! Bring clothing for all conditions whatever time of year you visit.


Do I need special clothes

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

What is there to do

The Lake District is one of the most accessible National Parks you will ever have the joy to explore. It is perfect for a range of different 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 etc. There are hundreds of breathtakingly beautiful places to commune with nature: Waterfalls, crags, woods, mountains, streams, beaches. See: Full Circle Experiences to get the most from your holiday.

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 & Restaurant 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)

Also See ...

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