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The Quiet Site

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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.

Gold David Bellamy Conservation Award

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Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment


Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

TV room

Take away



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


Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport


Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Tents for hire

Toilet block

Washing-up area


Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome


Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Camping 2.0

Bell tents

Camping pods

Jumbo tent pitches


Pre-erected tents


Lake and/or mountain



Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven


Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby


Large (51-200 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

Drainage hook-up points for tourers

Motorhome service point

Seasonal pitches

Tourer storage facilities

Water hook-up points for tourers


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  • Ullswater, Penrith, Cumbria, England, CA11 0LS
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 54.6047°N 2.8835°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Rail Station — 6.4 miles
Bus Station — 10.4 miles
Lakeside House for Dove Cottage — 11.7 miles
Train stations
Penrith North Lakes Rail Station — 6.4 miles
Langwathby Rail Station — 10.8 miles
Lazonby & Kirkoswald Rail Station — 12.4 miles
Ferry ports
Pooley Bridge Ullswater Ferry Landing — 2.3 miles
Howtown Ullswater Ferry Landing — 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.

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

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.

Must see

  • Dalemain Historic House & Gardens (3.3 miles)
  • Ullswater Steamers (4.9 miles)
  • The Rheged Centre (5.0 miles)

National Trust

  • Acorn Bank Garden and Watermill (11.7 miles)
  • Grasmere and Great Langdale (12.8 miles)

Cycle routes

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

  • 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.
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Additional terms

Please note that this is a quiet site and all guests are expected to avoid any noise or nuisance that may disturb other guests. Groups of four or more adults are required to pay a refundable noise bond of £50 on arrival. This will be refunded on departure should no noise or nuisance be caused.

The maximum unit length allowed is 7 metres.