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- Peaceful site for pod, tent and van dwellers
- On-site pub converted from a 17th-century barn
- Outdoor playground and indoor games room available for kids
Guests here will be lulled by the lovely views of Ullswater at The Quiet Site, which huddles in scenic seclusion in the fells above a lake.
You’ll find a tiptop selection of facilities here, including family-sized bathrooms, an on-site shop and a large playground, but the thing that really sets The Quiet Site apart is its pub: dictionary dude Samuel Johnson was surely thinking of the Quiet Bar when he stated, 'There is nothing which has yet been contrived by man by which so much happiness is produced as by a good tavern or inn.'
Not only is it a splendid 17th-century barn with an absurdly well-provisioned cellar, but it has its own games room (with table football, pool, air hockey, and table tennis), and – for the ultimate in parental pleasure – an upstairs playhouse and softplay centre for the kids.
Open from 04/07/2020 to 31/12/2020
Open from 01/01/2021 to 31/12/2021
Open from 01/01/2022 to 31/12/2022
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Level pitch, clean facilities.
Clean, quiet as it says excellent facilities never had a …
Beautiful site, shame about the hard standing.
From the manager...
Thank you for your review.
Quiet and peaceful site. The bar is great and all …
Very friendly and knowledgeable staff. Nice pitches all with nice view
Views were lovely and facilities were good.
From the manager...
Thank you for your review. To put things into context, after 21 consecutive days of rain, we were the only park still able to offer good quality camping pitches as the other 9 Ullswater parks were no longer taking tents due to waterlogged ground. Our camping bases have been pea gravel for the last decade and are regularly topped up with fresh stone. The mud you mention will be from the grass surrounding the pea gravel centres. On a bank holiday Monday we did run out of gravel to top up the access path to your pitch, which I apologise about. Gravel was with you at 9am the next day.
Cycle hire nearby
Horse riding nearby
Indoor pool nearby
Mountain biking nearby
Outdoor pool nearby
Gas cylinders available
Public transport nearby
Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Touring and motorhomes
Drainage hook-up points for tourers
Fully serviced pitches
Motorhome service point
Tourer storage facilities
Water hook-up points for tourers
Jumbo tent pitches
Amenities on site
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Tents for hire
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
D. of E. welcome
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Lake and/or mountain
Large (51-200 pitches)
- Coach stations
Troutbeck (Cumbria): Hotel Bus Stop
— 3.4 miles
3.4 miles Penrith: Rail Station Coach Stop — 6.4 miles
6.4 miles Penrith Bus Station — 6.8 miles
- Train stations
Penrith North Lakes Rail Station
— 6.4 miles
6.4 miles Langwathby Rail Station — 10.8 miles
10.8 miles Lazonby & Kirkoswald Rail Station — 12.4 miles
- Ferry ports
Pooley Bridge Ullswater Ferry Landing
— 2.3 miles
2.3 miles Howtown Ullswater Ferry Landing — 2.4 miles
2.4 miles Glenridding Ullswater Ferry Landing — 4.9 miles
Newcastle International Airport
— 55.6 miles
Travelling from the M6, Junction 40 (at Penrith)
Take the A66, signposted Keswick, for 1 mile and then take the A592 signposted Ullswater for 4 miles. Turn right when you see the lake in front of you, still on the A592, signposted Windermere. After approximately 1 mile, you will see the Brackenrigg Inn on your righthand side; there is a road to the right directly after the Inn. Drive up here for 1.5 miles. You will see The Quiet Site on the righthand side. Turn right and book in at the shop.
If your caravan or motorhome is very large, please ignore the Brackenrigg Inn turn. Instead, continue on to the next right turn, which is by the telephone box. Turn right here and follow the lane up the hill past the church and take the first turn on the right. The site is on the left.
This being the Lake District, there are oodles of things to do nearby: walks and bike rides; pony trekking; steam trains to steam boats, paddling and rowing, and pretty much everything water-based in between. Landlubbers of a historical bent will find no shortage of castles, Roman forts and stately homes to tempt them.
The locals laugh in the face of drizzly days (well, they see quite a few) and have set up a vast array of coping mechanisms: visit one of the multifarious museums in the area, which feature everything from James Bond to pencils, or perhaps take a trip to an aquarium, Ice Age caverns filled with stalactites, or even a slate mine.
- Dalemain Historic House & Gardens (3.3 miles)
- Ullswater Steamers (4.9 miles)
- The Rheged Centre (5.0 miles)
- Acorn Bank Garden and Watermill (11.7 miles)
- Grasmere and Great Langdale (12.8 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
- Does The Quiet Site have a swimming pool? No View all features
- Is The Quiet Site dog friendly? Yes View all features
- What attractions are near The Quiet Site? This being the Lake District, there are oodles of things to do nearby: walks and bike rides; pony trekking; steam trains to steam boats, paddling and rowing, and pretty much everything water-based … Read more
When can I check in and check out of The Quiet Site?
Camping and touring Arrive: 12 p.m. – 9 p.m. Depart by: 11 a.m. On-site accommodation Arrive: 2:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. Depart by: 10:30 a.m.