The STAG

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£360
/for 2 nights

The STAG

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A cosy space and a fabulous bath under an oak tree in the heart of the Lake District, surrounded by peaks trails and local ales

The STAG named itself when it was pulled out of the lambing shed into our field overlooked by Blencathra. Standing very proud in a quiet corner of St Johns In The Vale it’s our most private place to be. It’s a cosy space, entirely unique and complemented with a bespoke tub under an aged oak tree in the heart of the Lake District, surrounded by peaks, trails, and local ales. This was the first bespoke cabin to be built at Birkett Mire by eldest son Luke.

Douglas fir trees are harvested at the top of the Vale before being sawn into our cladding at Bram Crag Sawmill. The Bathroom sink’s pedestal came out of a larch tree that was felled in a winter storm. The STAG also features a quirky king-sized bed that is more than out of the ordinary.

Please note: Check-in and Check out days all must be on either a Monday, Wednesday, or Friday.

BIRKETT MIRE, THRLKELD, KESWICK, CA12 4TT

BY CAR
Following directions for CA12 4TT from the A66, approx 1 mile from your destination you will turn off the A66 heading onto station Rd/B5322, signposted St johns in the vale and Threlkeld Mining Museum. Once on this road you should look for the first farm on your right (Birkett Mire sign at the top of the lonning). 

If arriving from the south via the lakes, follow directions for CA124TT or Threlkeld. There are a couple of addresses that share this postcode so when in a 1 mile radius look for a farm on your left hand side (Birkett Mire). If you get to the junction for Threlkeld Quarry and mining museum you’ve gone roughly 50m too far. 

BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT
The nearest train station is 15 miles away at Penrith and the local bus stop is 1.2 miles away in the village of Threlkeld. 

AT BIRKETT MIRE
Located in the heart of the Lake District, In The Vale is in a prime location for access to many outdoor activities.

Walking around the farm grounds and the local peaks can entertain you from 1 hour to a full day. With two rivers close you can experience wild swimming from your doorstep.

Birkett Mire is a fully working farm so guests can expect to see the full works from lambing time in spring to tupping season in autumn; there will almost always be some sort of livestock in the near vicinity of The Stag, The Fawn, and The Fallow.

During the summer months, you can pick your own potatoes from the potato patch.

KESWICK MARKET
The place to find local products and local crafts.

Lingholm kitchen and walled garden
Home to fantastic breakfast and brunch, you can also find Quad treks and Alpaca walking here.

Plenty of walks such as Striding Edge (Helvellyn), Sharp Edge (Blencathra), Skiddaw, Scarfell Pike, Catbells, Force Crag mines, Derwent Water, Buttermere, and Ullswater. 

Whinlatter Forest
Assortment of Mountain Biking Trails, walking trails and cafe with an osprey zone.

Honister Slate Mine
Located at the very top of the Borrowdale valley hosting a wide range of outdoor activities from Mine Tours to the Via Ferrata and infinity bridge.

LAKES DISTILLERY
Just a 20-minute drive from our lovely stays you can immerse yourself in the sights, sounds, and smells of a working distillery. Tours and tasting are available all year round. 

The Horse and Farrier
Located in the village of Threlkeld, only a 10-minute walk from Birkett Mire, The Horse and Farrier offers a wide range of Lakeland ales and spirits from the Lakes Distillery and serves a wide variety of great food.

KESWICK
Home to an abundance of restaurants, bars, and cafes which is only 4 miles away.

The Jumble Room
Grassmere is a must and the owners really do recommend making time to visit. The small cosy restaurant is cow-themed and is family-owned. The only downside is you will have to jump in a car for 15 mins.

The Yan
The Yan Bistro, also situated in Grasmere, serves delicious rustic Cumbrian dishes, nostalgic British classics, and exciting modern flavours all inspired by the farm’s history. Everything is made from fantastic quality local Cumbrian ingredients. A great place to end a day after walking on the fells. 

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