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Gill Head Farm

9.6

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General

  • Working hill farm in the north of the Lake District National Park
  • A 15-minute drive from Keswick and Penrith; 10 minutes from Ullswater
  • Stunning views of Blencathra and the Northern Fells

Check out those views… family-run Gill Head Farm is a scenic place indeed, with a backdrop of Blencathra and the Northern Fells. And it’s a cinch to get to as well – this site on the banks of Trout Beck are less than a mile from the A66, so you can get your fix of proper rural time without having to navigate miles of winding lanes.

It’s often said that visitors to the Lake District National Park are spoilt for choice when it comes to activities – and that’s certainly true at this Cumbria site. Days of hikes, horse riding, watersports, climbing, visiting historic houses and wild swimming are among the many options around here. If you don’t know where to start, have a chat with the owners – as outdoorsy folk themselves they’re happy to help plan your adventures and offer up local tips.

Whatever you get up to by day, it also must be noted that those views make a great setting for an evening by the campfire – handily, there are firepits to hire on site, and bags of logs and kindling for sale. What if it’s not campfire weather? Retreat to the indoor communal area which has comfy seating, a dining area and a little kitchen area (with microwaves, kettles, a fridge and a freezer) – or take the 15-minute walk to the local pub.

To stock up on food for your barbecues/picnics there are plenty of shops in Penrith and Keswick, both 15 minutes’ drive away (or get to Keswick on the bus). Back at base, facilities include a laundry room and a shower/toilet block that was done up in 2019 to offer spacious and clean amenities.


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Reviews

9.6

Overall rating based on 277 reviews

 

99% would recommend this site to a friend.

99% would stay here again.

  79% described as Spectacular scenery ?

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Lovely friendly owners and great facilities.07/11/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomKatie R.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Camping pod (four man, pet friendly)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Great facilities - kettle toaster fridge etc and under cover sinks plus great toilets and showers and a playground.

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Perfect site & clean facilities. Great location.02/11/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Camping pod (four man)
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  • Liked: 

    Stayed in 4 man pod. Great base location for access to the mountains. Stunning views and the site facilities were great and clean. We will be returning for next season.

    Disliked: 

    Mattress! Wish I’d taken an air bed for on top of it. Doesn’t put me off going back though.

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Great location, very near the main road but far enough …01/11/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJames B.Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
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    Great location, very near the main road but far enough away that we had a very tranquil stay. I travelled with three children from age 4 to 12. The play park was great, the trampolines weren't operational due to the time of year. The lounge area was a nice surprise and had tables with chairs and a couple of sofas and a TV. It was great because I decided not to take the awning as it was a 4-night stay and I was expecting a lot of rain. It rained the entire time so the lounge was a Godsend.
    The toilets, shower area and washing area were all clean and the water was a lovely temperature in the showers.

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    The only area of improvement I would recommend is that there are more recycling options and the labelling of the recycling is clearer. It wasn't completely clear that the cans and plastic bottles went together as the sign had faded away. I wasn't able to recycle plastic packaging and there was no area to recycle paper and cardboard. I would encourage expanding the recycling provision.
    More board games and the like in the lounge area would be an added bonus.

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Excellent site we love the place, beautiful views01/11/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomDiana S.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Camping pod (five man)
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    Lovely family friendly site

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Would definitely stay again.31/10/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Camping pod (four man)
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  • Liked: 

    Excellent site, friendly welcoming staff with top facilities.

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    The Great British weather. Lol. It rained throughout the stay, but it didn’t dampen our enjoyment of the break.

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Lovely campsite! Amenities are local if needed. Highly recommended!31/10/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJames H.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional grass tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    The facilities were great, fantastic communal area and lovely owners!!

    Disliked: 

    Nothing!!

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Lovely site, convenient for North Lakes, great facilities31/10/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomDenise J.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Camping pod (two man)
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    Lovely pod for this time of year - had a heater which made it cosy. Toilets and showers were immaculate with great view of Blencathra. Handy common room with kettle, toaster, microwave, fridge, tv, sofas and tables

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Small site, kitchen facilities, good showers, good location30/10/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomChris R.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Camping pod (four man)
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    Small site, kitchen facilities, good showers, good location

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Warm and comfortable pods Very nice hosts Quiet site with …28/10/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMark B.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Camping pod (four man, pet friendly)
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    Warm and comfortable pods
    Very nice hosts
    Quiet site with good facilities

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Had a lovely stay at Gill head will be back next year27/10/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomPeter M.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
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    Mountains
    The Farm

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Features

Coronavirus

Capacity reduced to increase social distancing

Check-in: contactless (in person)

Disinfectant sprays and wipes provided

Hand sanitising stations

Shared spaces: more frequent cleaning

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

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Camping 2.0

Camping pods

Themes

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Communal freezer

Communal fridge

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Farm

Medium (26-50 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Seasonal pitches

Location

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  • Troutbeck, Penrith, Cumbria, England, CA11 0ST
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 54.6334°N 2.9620°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Bus Station — 7.6 miles
Rail Station — 8.4 miles
Lakeside House for Dove Cottage — 12.6 miles
Train stations
Penrith North Lakes Rail Station — 8.4 miles
Langwathby Rail Station — 12.7 miles
Lazonby & Kirkoswald Rail Station — 13.1 miles
Ferry ports
Pooley Bridge Ullswater Ferry Landing — 5.6 miles
Howtown Ullswater Ferry Landing — 5.8 miles
Glenridding Ullswater Ferry Landing — 6.2 miles
Airports
Newcastle International Airport — 57.2 miles

Directions


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

Ullswater is the nearest of the lakes at 10 minutes’ drive away, so that’s as good a place to start as any – stop by at Aira Force waterfall on your way down there, then get down to the lake itself for waterside walks, steamer cruises and various watersports – or even a wild swim if you’re feeling brave.

Over on the banks of Derwentwater, Keswick (15 minutes’ drive) is another good place to explore, with a brewery, The Puzzling Place and the Derwent Pencil Museum as well as boat trips and paddleboards to hire.

Walkers of all varieties have much to choose from around here, from gentle lakeside wanders to uphill scrambles at Blencathra and Helvellyn, both of which are close by. The folk on the farm are happy to suggest routes to suit – or point you towards the likes of Dalemain Mansion (15 minutes), Mirehouse & Gardens (20 minutes) or Lowther Castle (25 minutes) for stately-home strolls.

Must see

  • Dalemain Historic House & Gardens (5.8 miles)
  • Castlerigg Stone Circle (5.9 miles)
  • Ullswater Steamers (6.2 miles)

National Trust

  • Grasmere and Great Langdale (13.7 miles)
  • Acorn Bank Garden and Watermill (14.5 miles)

Cycle routes

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

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

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  1 p.m. –  6 p.m.
Depart by:  11:30 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  1 p.m. –  6 p.m.
Depart by:  10:30 a.m.

Gill Head Farm cancellation policy

No refunds within 3 weeks of arrival date.

The balance paid will be refunded if the pitch/unit is relet.

Modifications are subject to a £10.00 fee.

Bookings cannot be amended within 5 day(s) of arrival.

The site is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

Payment

Deposit transferable during COVID-19. Gill Head Farm will debit the balance from your card 30 days before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 30 days then the balance will be taken immediately.

Refunds within the indicated cancellation period are only possible if the site is able to relet your unit/pitch.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does Gill Head Farm have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Gill Head Farm dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Gill Head Farm? Ullswater is the nearest of the lakes at 10 minutes’ drive away, so that’s as good a place to start as any – stop by at Aira Force waterfall on your way … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Gill Head Farm?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  1 p.m. –  6 p.m.
    Depart by:  11:30 a.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  1 p.m. –  6 p.m.
    Depart by:  10:30 a.m.
    Read more

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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.
At least one of the party members must be aged 21 or over.

Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Changes to your holiday
Bookings cannot be amended within 5 day(s) of arrival.
Modifications are subject to a £10.00 fee.

Coronavirus
All onsite food and drink establishments are closed due to restrictions imposed by the coronavirus outbreak.
Minimum spacing of 4 metres between pitches.
Protective masks must be worn at all times in common areas.
The kitchen facilities are closed due to restrictions imposed by the coronavirus outbreak.
The laundry facilities are currently closed due to restrictions imposed by the coronavirus outbreak.

Dogs
Dogs are prohibited from main facilities and amenities.
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.

General
Bookings must not be for more than 14 consecutive nights.
In the event of a complaint, please speak to reception immediately. Complaints which are not brought to the management's attention during your stay cannot be dealt with once you have left the site.
Public areas are non-smoking.
Quiet hours must be respected between 10:30 p.m. and 7:30 a.m..
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.
Refunds within the indicated cancellation period are only possible if the site is able to relet your unit/pitch.
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behaviour is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.
The site is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.
This is a quiet site: no music is allowed.

Hired accommodation
No naked flames are allowed inside the hired accommodation units.

Occupancy
Group bookings of 2 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.
Group bookings of 3 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
Single-sex bookings of 4 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.
The site caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.

Pitches
You must follow the management directives when pitching your tent/unit and related equipment.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Firearms are not permitted.
Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.
If making a fire, the fuel, logs and coal have to be purchased on site.
No electric barbecues allowed.
Open fires are prohibited.
Please do not touch or feed the animals.

Vehicles
No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.
No vehicle movement between 7 p.m. and 7:30 a.m..

Visitors
Visitors must leave the premises by 8 p.m..
Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.

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