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Hillcroft: Family camping pod

General

  • Peaceful park overlooking Ullswater
  • Modern, landscaped and with spectacular Lake District views
  • Launderette, drying room, licensed shop and large play area

‘It is the happiest combination of beauty and grandeur, which any of the lakes affords,’ wrote that romantic William Wordsworth, before wandering lonely as a cloud and penning his poem about daffodils bobbing about on the banks of Ullswater.

And it's easy to see why… Ullswater is said by many to be the most beautiful lake in Britain, so staying in the countryside overlooking its banks will lull any wilters into a relaxed (and romantic) mood in no time.

You won’t even have to pitch a tent to retreat and get away from it all in style: the owners at lovely Hillcroft, steps away from Ullswater, will be very pleased to introduce you to their affordable camping pods, sleeping up to four (two adults and two children under five) and each with their own mini balcony.

The park is modern, landscaped and snuggled among gorgeous views of the English countryside: base yourself here to relax and bloom, or to wander o’er hills and vales as you explore the Lake District.

Facilities on site include all you need with a launderette, drying room, well-stocked licensed shop, washing-up area, wifi, a parent and baby washroom, and toilets with disabled access; there’s a huge play area for the little sprouts, and tail waggers are welcome too.

Gold David Bellamy Conservation Award

Please note

Families and couples only: single-sex group bookings are not accepted via Pitchup.com.

Please note that gazebos are not allowed in the pod area due to fire regulations.


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9.8

Overall rating based on 63 reviews

 

100% would recommend this site to a friend.

100% would stay here again.

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The hut is very luxury, very comfortable, clean and the …03/08/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJulia V.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Camping pod (2 adults and 2 children, no pets)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The hut is very luxury, very comfortable, clean and the campsite really well located

    Disliked: 

    I only wished there were some dishes/ cup/ glasses available in the hut, as lots of appliance, but not even a cup, I cane completely unprepared!

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Very nice surroundings for mountain biking, dont cycle around the …13/07/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomRene A.Confirmed

  • Camping pod (2 adults and 3 children, no pets)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Very nice surroundings for mountain biking, dont cycle around the lake Ullswater, there is no cycle path from the south on the east side - pathway suitable only for walking.
    Cabin good size for two adults, shared toilets/showers very clean and not to busy (maybe that will change in school holidays).
    Very good sausage and mash from the van parked at the campsite.
    Walking distance to small village nearby with a few reasonable priced pubs with good food and drinks and plenty outdoor sitings.

    Disliked: 

    Rain, make sure you bring gazebo with you .

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clean facilities, clean glamping pod, everything you needed,26/06/2021

Reviewer's country: United Kingdombryan n.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Camping pod (2 adults and 2 children, no pets)
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  • Liked: 

    easiness of checking in, nice clean site plenty to do.

    Disliked: 

    nothing

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Brilliant accommodation, small but perfectly formed with everything needed for …16/04/2021

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  • Camping pod (2 adults and 3 children, no pets)
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    Brilliant accommodation, small but perfectly formed with everything needed for our stay. A beautiful site accommodating both families and those wanting a quieter time.

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Very clean! Toilets amazing04/11/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMarco C.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Camping pod (2 adults and 2 children)
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    Very clean! Toilets amazing

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We were in a pod, not sure what camping would be like.28/10/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomNeil D.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Camping pod (2 adults and 2 children)
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    Everything! If every site was like I wouldn’t have to complain, the site is very clean, well organised, friendly reception, the best shower/toilet block I’ve ever seen it’s that good I could live in there! Nice atmosphere, brilliant accommodation, excellent really.

    Disliked: 

    3 hours from my house!

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friendly staff, immaculate facilities, we're definitely coming back26/10/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomHelen C.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Camping pod (2 adults and 2 children, no pets)
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    Everything

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Shower block Site Layout Staff Location23/10/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Camping pod (2 adults and 2 children, no pets)
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    Shower block
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Very nice site . Bathrooms extra modern . Very close …22/10/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Camping pod (2 adults and 2 children)
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    Very nice site . Bathrooms extra modern . Very close to the nearest village .stunning walking area ext to ullswater lake .

    Disliked: 

    The heater in the pod just wasn’t warm enough to take the chill off .

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Loved every part of it, pod was great, toilets and …20/10/2020

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

  • Camping pod (2 adults and 2 children, no pets)
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    Loved every part of it, pod was great, toilets and shower area were immaculate. Just an overall nice place to stay! Friendly staff too!

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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

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Local produce

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

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

Budget/backpacker

Lake and/or mountain

Luxury

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

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

Medium (26-50 pitches)

Pop-up campsite

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

Location

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  • Pooley Bridge, Penrith, Cumbria, England, CA10 2LT
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 54.6099°N 2.8109°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Rail Station — 4.2 miles
Bus Station — 13.3 miles
Lakeside House for Dove Cottage — 13.6 miles
Train stations
Penrith North Lakes Rail Station — 4.2 miles
Langwathby Rail Station — 8.3 miles
Lazonby & Kirkoswald Rail Station — 10.6 miles
Ferry ports
Pooley Bridge Ullswater Ferry Landing — 0.7 miles
Howtown Ullswater Ferry Landing — 3.4 miles
Glenridding Ullswater Ferry Landing — 7.0 miles
Airports
Newcastle International Airport — 53.0 miles

Directions


From Junction 40 of the M6 take the A66 to Keswick. After one mile turn left onto the A592 for Ullswater. At the lake turn left to Pooley Bridge; bear right at the village church; go straight over the crossroads and the park is after 100m on the left.

PLEASE NOTE FROM SEPTEMBER 2019 to SPRING 2020:
From Junction 40, take the A66 east towards Brough, then at the next roundabout take the fourth exit (A6 Shap). Follow this road to the next roundabout and take the second exit for Pooley Bridge.

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

Never be dull around Lake Ullswater, which has a watery wealth of things to do: take a trip on Lady Dorothy or one of the other Ullswater Steamers; zip across the lake in a motorboat or drift around gently on a yacht; go rowing, go diving… or be overwhelmed at the crashing waterfall Aira Force, also mentioned by Wordsworth in his Lake District scribblings.

Those who like to stretch their legs a tad more can make their way to the nearby village of Glenridding at the south of Ullswater to scale Helvellyn, England’s third highest mountain (goggleboxers or campers of a less energetic bent might be persuaded to come along too as this was the setting for the TV series The Lakes).

The village of Pooley Bridge to the north is five minutes’ walk away from Hillcroft and has exceptional views, three pubs and a sixteenth century bridge straddling the River Eamont.

It’s said that the Lake District can experience four seasons in one day, so luckily there’s an array of attractions around suitable for all types of British weather: take tea at Dalemain Historic House and Gardens; trundle on the Lakeside Railway from Haverthwaite to Windermere; gape at the Ice Age stalactites at White Star Cave; go underground again at the Honister Slate Mines; or rabbit away to Jemima Puddle Duck and Mrs Tiggy-Winkle at Bowness’s The World of Beatrix Potter.

Must see

  • Dalemain Historic House & Gardens (1.5 miles)
  • The Rheged Centre (2.8 miles)
  • Ullswater Steamers (7.0 miles)

National Trust

  • Acorn Bank Garden and Watermill (8.9 miles)
  • Townend (14.4 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

On-site accommodation
Arrive:  1:30 p.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart by:  10:30 a.m.

Hillcroft cancellation policy

No refunds within 30 days of arrival date.

Cancellations are subject to a £20 fee.

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. Hillcroft 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.

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 Hillcroft have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Hillcroft dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Hillcroft? Never be dull around Lake Ullswater, which has a watery wealth of things to do: take a trip on Lady Dorothy or one of the other Ullswater Steamers; zip across the lake … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Hillcroft?
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  1:30 p.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  10:30 a.m.
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  • How much does it cost to stay at Hillcroft? From £5 (for 1 night, 5 people) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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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.

Additional terms

Families and couples only: single-sex group bookings are not accepted via Pitchup.com.

Late arrivals must notify us as soon as possible.

Please note that gazebos are not allowed in the pod area due to fire regulations.

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