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The Quiet Site

9.3
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General

  • 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 splendid seclusion in the fells above a lake.

You’ll find a ti-top selection of facilities here, including family-sized bathrooms, an on-site shop and a large children’s 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 magnificent seventeenth 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

Please note

Group bookings of 2 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).

The site caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.

Sorry, no dogs allowed in the camping pods or bell tents.


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9.3

Overall rating based on 137 reviews

 

97% would recommend this site to a friend.

95% would stay here again.

 

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Myself and my partner just visited the Quiet Site and ... 21/11/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Richard P. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Camping pod (2 adults and 2 children)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Myself and my partner just visited the Quiet Site and stayed there for a weekend - we had the most incredible time. We stayed in a pod which had heating and was very clean - don’t get me started on the views! They were absolutely spectacular!! The toilets and bathrooms were very clean and again were heated. We also tried the saucy sausage which was also quite popular and we honestly can’t complain about it - the food was delicious. The pub is amazing - I have never been in a pub more beautiful. The most important thing was that the staff were really friendly - always positive, smiling and are always happy to help! We would highly recommend the quiet site and we will definitely be back again!

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Lovely clean park with very friendly staff 18/11/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Margaret H. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Camping pod (2 adults and 2 children)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    First welcome from Claire very enthusiastic she had a great knowledge of the surrounding area, didn’t meet any other staff on a one to one, but noone on the park passed us without a friendly greeting, park itself lovely with a very unique pub would definitely book this park again

    Disliked: 

    On more than one occasion came out from toilet to find a male cleaner cleaning, not that I have a problem with a male cleaner just didn’t seem appropriate whilst toilets were occupied

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Site was great friendly staff great facilities on site 16/11/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Joanne H. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • VW electric mixed campervan pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Site was great friendly staff great facilities on site

    Disliked: 

    Bit more lighting at night

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Really fantastic 06/11/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Kirsty H. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Fully-serviced mixed touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Location is beautiful, the team at the site are lovely, facilities are clean and warm and the bar is cosy and welcoming

    Disliked: 

    Nothing - WiFi is hard to get but honestly who really needs it with the fabulous location

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Great location, really good site, will be back! 04/11/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Orsolya O. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Camping pod (2 adults and 2 children)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Family bathroom (if we returned with the kids), clean facilities, scenery, location, silence policy, really awesome quirky bar, polite and helpful staff.

    Disliked: 

    Pod had a little bit of a dog smell at first but knowing now that some of them are dog friendly we can always ask for a dog-free pod!

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Lovely site near Ullswater, friendly staff 02/11/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Teresa L. Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Lovely clean facilities, hot showers, drying room, on-site Saucy Sausage van for breakfast or tea, and beautiful views

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A fab time in a lovely part of the Lakes - thank you 01/11/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Wendy H. Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    We loved the location. The directions were perfect - especially the alternative ones because we had a twin axle caravan. Access to the site was great and we had a really roomy pitch. Toilets and shower areas were clean and the hairdryers were very powerful! We didn't get to use the bar on site but it looked nice. The owners were really helpful - our check in was painless. We enjoyed it so much that we added an extra night to the trip - again, a seamless process! We didn't use the sausage van but it looked very popular and a great addition to the site!

    Disliked: 

    We arrived during October Half Term so of course it wasn't a 'Quiet Site' but it wasn't too bad. Kids will be kids - and after a couple of days, the went home anyway! We needed an attachment for the freshwater as it was really difficult to fill our Aquaroll without a hose and no spares were available so we had to fill 1/3rd of the way and then keep topping it up! Again, no hard shakes but we did get very wet shoes in the process! Wi-Fi was a bit intermittent but not sure if that was the connection or the high wins

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Everything, the site was clean and tidy as were the ... 31/10/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Marie H. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric mixed tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Everything, the site was clean and tidy as were the facilities. Large family bathrooms are a plus as I'd definitely bring the kids in the summer. Food van and pub were both great, so was the shop. Lovely site and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay despite it being a bit windy.

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    Nothing

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Top site, nice facilities. Great friendly staff. 31/10/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Norman A. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Camping pod (2 adults and 2 children)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Really nice, clean site with good facilities and Bar area. Very friendly staff who have lots of good local knowledge.

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Very good pitches, clean toilets and good facilities (family bathroom) 30/10/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Chloe H. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric mixed tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    The pub on site, all very friendly people with a great atmosphere and everyone on the site was very helpful

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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

Take away

Tennis

TV room

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Tents for hire

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Touring and motorhomes

Drainage hook-up points for tourers

Fully serviced pitches

Hard standings

Motorhome service point

Seasonal pitches

Tourer storage facilities

Water hook-up points for tourers

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Lake and/or mountain

Luxury

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

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

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Large (51-200 pitches)

Camping 2.0

Bell tents

Camping pods

Jumbo tent pitches

Microlodges

Pre-erected tents

Location

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

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Troutbeck (Cumbria): Hotel Bus Stop — 3.4 miles
Penrith: Rail Station Coach Stop — 6.4 miles
Penrith Bus Station — 6.8 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
Airports
Newcastle International Airport — 55.6 miles

Directions


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 right-hand 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 right-hand 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: fantastic 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

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:  12 p.m. –  Anytime
Depart:  11 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  2:30 p.m. –  Anytime
Depart:  10:30 a.m.

The Quiet Site cancellation policy

No refunds within 2 weeks of arrival date.

If you wish to cancel a booking you must notify us in writing by either email or post. If you cancel more than 14 days before the start date of your holiday, you will forfeit an administration charge of £10 per night booked and the balance will be refunded. Alternatively, we can issue a full credit note for monies paid to The Quiet Site.

Group bookings of 2 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

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

The Quiet Site will debit the full amount from your card immediately. This includes a 15% non-refundable deposit.

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

Occupancy
Group bookings of 2 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).
Group bookings of 2 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together 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.

Additional terms

Sorry, no dogs allowed in the camping pods or bell tents.

Please note, we are a quiet site and expect all guests to avoid any noise or nuisance that may disturb other guests. Groups of 4 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.

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