Coniston Experience Freedom Glamping

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Coniston Water (added by manager 15 Sep 2022)
Glamping pod area at coniston experience freedom glamping (added by manager 15 sep 2022)
The glamping pods (added by manager 27 feb 2019)
Camping pods (added by manager 31 may 2024)

  • On the banks of Coniston Water in a convenient Lake District location
  • A 35-minute drive to Lake Windermere and two-hour walk to the Old Man
  • Playground, shop, laundry facilities, bathroom facilities and wifi
Wanting a walking hol in the Lake District? Make Coniston Experience Freedom Glamping in Cumbria, right on the shores of Coniston Water, your base for strolls aplenty through this famed landscape. The site is a 35-minute drive from Windermere, the most well-known lake of the lot, and a two-hour amble from the peak of the 2,634-foot-high Old Man of Coniston fell. Wanders through woodlands can be had straight from the park, while aquatic adventures start at Coniston's Waterhead Pier, under a 10-minute drive away. Try windsurfing and canoeing, as well as dinghy sailing and steamboat rides… or simply stay put soaking up the scenery on site while the kids scamper around the playground and go gung ho for the organised activities. Sticking to dry land, cycling, pony trekking and abseiling are all available in the area too; to navigate rope bridges and whoosh across zipwires above the trees, Go Ape in Grizedale Forest is a half-hour drive away. Not up for any of these most energetic expeditions? As Lake District aficionados well know, this locale also has lots on offer if you’re into lazing. Bookworms can mosey around Beatrix Potter’s old home, a 40-minute drive from the site, while picnickers might want to make it as far as the National Trust's Aira Force waterfall, an hour away. You can fill your hamper at the park’s shop, or head over to Coniston village (a 10-minute drive) for the supermarket.

Site type

Lodges, cabins, pods or huts 12
Open now
Please note
  • Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.
  • No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
  • Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.
  • Minimum spacing of 2 metres between pitches.

Languages spoken

English

Open from Sun, 1 Jan 2023 to

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Pitch types & availability

Reviews

97%

would recommend this site to a friend

90%

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Only showing reviews for the last 30 months.

Friendly staff

Overall 10/10
Location 8
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 2
Andrew C. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Glamping cabin

Liked: Amazing cabin had everything provided and the quality of the cabin was amazing. The site was lovely and quiet with lovely walks to the coniston lake. The cabin had all mod cons that is needed for your holiday and staff was super friendly and very helpful. Recommended for families with young children as they also had play areas for the kids which was lovely.

Disliked: Only issue which is not a issue really but the cabins did not have WiFi when we believed it did. Apart from that lovely enjoy stay

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Great location,well equipped/clean cabin apart from the BBQ/Wifi…

Overall 8/10
Location 10
Value for money 6
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 8
Child friendliness 8
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 2
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Glamping cabin

Liked: Great location,well equipped/clean cabin apart from the BBQ/Wifi

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A very enjoyable couple of days in an idyllic location

Overall 8/10
Location 10
Value for money 6
Accommodation 8
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 2
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Glamping microlodge

Liked: The location was excellent with a short stroll to both Coniston Water and Coniston village centre. Very well thought through design of accommodation which was compact but very functional. Decking area and bar-b-q area extended the accommodation nicely.

Disliked: Nothing.

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What an absolute gem of a find.

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Jessica C. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Glamping microlodge

Liked: Everything. From us needing to rearrange the booking to adding the kids on the site could not be more helpful or accommodating. Arrived home today after 2 nights and we have definitely found our go to stay in the lake district. Peaceful site in beautiful surroundings. Well stocked shop and friendly staff. The microlodge glamping pods are so well equipped and have absolutely everything you need. Lovely touch of coffee, tea, biscuits etc. Better shower than the one we have at home! 😂 Close to the water and plenty of places to eat. Can also recommend the Crown Inn pub to eat, delicious food! To top it off once we returned home realised we'd left all our walking boots, rang and spoke to someone straight away who were more than helpful and said they would box them up for us no problem if we wanted to arrange a collection. Will be recommending this place to all our friends and family. Thank you for a lovely stay 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Disliked: Nothing

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From the manager: Thank you so much for the glowing review, Jessica. So glad we could help rearrange the booking to make the perfect stay for you and your family. We have a lovely location and I'm glad you got the chance to explore and soak up the sights. We're glad you managed to get your walking boots back, they're vital for any trip into the area! We can't wait to welcome you all back- to this site or any of our other amazing locations. -Amy

Very close to Coniston village. Ideal location by the lake. Everything worked really…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 2
Masako P. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Glamping cabin

Liked: Very close to Coniston village. Ideal location by the lake. Everything worked really well. Very clean and well equipped.

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From the manager: Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review, Masako. We do love the views around Coniston and hope you got a chance to explore and see them all. We hope to welcome you back to our sites again soon. -Amy

We are extremely satisfied and will definitely come back again

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 6
Sebastian G. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Glamping cabin

Liked: "The cottage was amazing, the surroundings beautiful, calm, and peaceful. The equipment in the cottage was first class, everything we needed was there. We are extremely satisfied and will definitely come back again."

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From the manager: Thank you for your review, Sebastian. I am pleased to hear you had a nice time away with us and found time to rest and recharge in this little relaxing part of the world. We're glad you want to come back and stay with us again, we are excited to have you back. -Amy

Nice cabin/pod, very clean and tidy. Well equipped for everything we needed,…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 8
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 8
Child friendliness 6
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 6
Steve J. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Glamping microlodge

Liked: Nice cabin/pod, very clean and tidy. Well equipped for everything we needed, a little tight for space but still very good. Quiet site and good access to walks, local village eat walks out onto Lake Coniston, Old Man and surrounding areas. Good reception area and fish and chips. Very pleased.

Disliked: Please STOP raining! LOL.

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From the manager: Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review, Steve. We will try our best to book the sun for your next trip away with us, no promises though. :) Sounds like the rain didn't dampen the mood for your trip and you still managed to explore the site and surrounding areas. We hope to welcome you back to our sites again soon. -Amy

The site was situated in a beautiful place, and the staff very…

Overall 8/10
Location 10
Value for money 8
Accommodation 8
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 8
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 10
Florin T. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Glamping microlodge

Liked: The site was situated in a beautiful place, and the staff very helpful. The accommodation nice , cozy and clean

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From the manager: Thank you for your review, Florin. I'm happy to hear you found the site and the accommodation clean and cosy. The walks and views in Coniston are lovely and I hope you got a chance to explore them. -Amy

Amazing family weekend stay, clean, friendly, perfect location.

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Glamping microlodge

Liked: Perfect location, easy to find. We stayed in the micro glamping pod and it was amazing. Had everything we could need. For them being “micro” there was plenty space for two adults and two children. Very clean. The staff couldn’t have been any more friendly and happy to help.

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From the manager: Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review. It certainly looks like your little human enjoyed the views and we hope the rest of your family enjoyed them just as much. I'm so happy to hear the staff were super friendly and helpful, hopefully, that made your stay extra special. We can't wait to welcome you back onto one of our sites again soon. -Amy

Everything…

Overall 8/10
Location 8
Value for money 10
Accommodation 8
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 10
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 8
Lloyd C. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Glamping microlodge

Liked: Everything

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From the manager: Thank you for the review, Lloyd. I'm glad you had a nice time away with us, we can't wait to welcome you back onto one of our sites again soon. -Amy


Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house Cycle hire Evening entertainment Fishing Fitness centre Games room Indoor swimming pool Kids' club On-site restaurant/cafe Outdoor swimming pool Play area TV room Take away Tennis Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available Car parking by pitch/unit Composting toilet Dog park Drying room Food shop Free wifi Ice pack freezing Internet access Launderette Parent & baby washroom Pick-up from public transport Portable toilet Pub toilets Public telephone Shower available Toilet block Washing-up area Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly Motorcycle friendly Single-sex groups welcome Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided Barbecues allowed Campfires allowed Commercial vehicles allowed Dogs allowed No dogs allowed

Themes

Lake and/or mountain Spectacular scenery Walkers' paradise

Utilities

Charging facilities Chemical disposal Electric car charging point(s) Gas cylinders available Recycling available Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby Dog walk nearby

Type

Very large (over 200 pitches)

Accessibility

Disabled facilities

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby Sailing nearby Watersports nearby

Location

Coniston Experience Freedom Glamping

Park Gate

Coniston

Cumbria

England

LA21 8LA

Directions

Timezone

Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)

GPS

54.35295°N
-3.08364°W

Nearest transport

Coach
7.2 mi Kelsick Road opposite Library
7.4 mi Daffodil Hotel for Dove Cottage
7.5 mi Tourist Information Centre
Rail
7.5 mi Windermere Rail Station
8.4 mi Foxfield Rail Station
9.3 mi Kirkby-in-Furness Rail Station
Ferry
0.5 mi Torver (Coniston) Ferry Landing
0.9 mi Brantwood (Coniston) Ferry Landing
1 mi Coniston Ferry Landing

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

If you're seeking slightly different leisure days in the Lake District, John Ruskin’s House at Brantwood, with its unique stone xylophone, is 20 minutes' drive from the park. The neo-Gothic Victorian Wray Castle is half an hour away, while Rydal Hall Gardens – also 30 minutes – has an open-air sculpture trail to potter along. To see exotic animals instead of art, South Lakes Safari Zoo, 45 minutes from the site, is home to everything from soaring macaws to bounding kangaroos, while the Lingholm Estate (1 hour and five minutes) has alpacas to accompany you on short walks. Sticking closer to the park, sort your Lake District views by driving to the Tarns (20 minutes away) and meandering as long as you please. Once you’re done with above-ground explores, Cathedral cave, a series of connected quarries, is also reachable within a 20-minute drive. If you're up for setting your goals higher – perhaps as high as Scafell Pike, England’s highest mountain – start this bucket-list trek after driving for an hour and 20 minutes to the beginning of the trail.

Water quality at nearby bathing waters

Name Distance Type 2020 2019 2018 2017
Haverigg 14 mi Sea Poor N/A N/A N/A
Silecroft 14.2 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Seascale 16.6 mi Sea N/A Good Good Good
Walney West Shore 17.7 mi Sea N/A Good Good N/A
Walney Sandy Gap 18.8 mi Sea N/A Good Good N/A

Data source: European Environment Agency

Must see

Beatrix Potter Gallery 3.7 mi

Hill Top 4.5 mi

Windermere Lake Cruises, Bowness 6.5 mi

Blackwell, The Arts & Craft House 6.5 mi

Brockhole - Lake District Visitor Centre 6.6 mi

National Trust

Gondola' 1 mi

Coniston and Tarn Hows 2 mi

Beatrix Potter Gallery 3.7 mi

Hill Top 4.5 mi

Grasmere and Great Langdale 6.4 mi

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Other

The Coniston Heights: The Old Man to Swirl How 0.9 mi

Coniston - Levers Water - Coniston 1.1 mi

Coniston - Little Arrow - Coniston Lakeshore 1.2 mi

Coniston - Tarn Hows - Coniston 1.2 mi

Coniston - Holme Fell 1.2 mi

Local events

  • Kendal Calling (Thursday 1 August 2024 – Thursday 1 August 2024)

    Penrith, Cumbria 22.8 mi

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Nearest sites

Unfortunately, we have no nearby bookable sites.

Want to know more about camping in The Lake District and Cumbria?

  • Does Coniston Experience Freedom Glamping have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Coniston Experience Freedom Glamping dog friendly? No View all features
  • What attractions are near Coniston Experience Freedom Glamping? If you're seeking slightly different leisure days in the Lake District, John Ruskin’s House at Brantwood, with its unique stone xylophone, is 20 minutes' drive from the park. The neo-Gothic Victorian Wray … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Coniston Experience Freedom Glamping?
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  3 p.m. –  7 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
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  • How much does it cost to stay at Coniston Experience Freedom Glamping? From £39 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party.