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The Quiet Site

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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

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

Dogs are not allowed in the accommodation units.

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


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9.6

Overall rating based on 164 reviews

 

98% would recommend this site to a friend.

98% would stay here again.

 

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Very well run site. 18/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom neil_m226550 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Fully-serviced mixed touring pitch (2 adults and 4 children)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Great location for walking and touring. Warm and friendly staff. Well run site with good mix of accommodation. Met some very friendly people including a German couple from Ausberg.

    Disliked: 

    Parents with lack of control over children playing around cars and caravans. Dangerous and annoying. Excellent play area and field not used.

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Good site shall go again 16/06/2018

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

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

    Locality and bar

    Disliked: 

    Chemical wast point

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Area was beautiful, staff were very friendly. 16/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Charlotte E. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Bell tent (2 adults and 4 children)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Area was beautiful, staff were very friendly.

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Exellent site with clean facilities. Very friendly. Well maintained. 15/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Paul G. Confirmed

  • Fully-serviced mixed touring pitch (2 adults and 4 children)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The Quiet atmosphere. Showers and toilets are always clean. The bar for unwinding and relaxing. Fabulous local walks for all abilities.

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Thank you for a very clean and welcoming site 14/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom gill_s319456 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Fully-serviced mixed touring pitch (2 adults and 4 children)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Welcoming staff very helpful.large pitches.very clean site with very clean facilities.really liked the shower room which clearly facilities those less able with access needs
    Good small well stocked site shop whilst didn't use the bar it looked good
    A very well organised site with all taken care of.
    Would highly recommend if you want peace and quiet and comfort
    Would certainly visit again

    Disliked: 

    Poor TV reception but not always necessary

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xcellent facilities & friendly staff. Toilets/showers perfect 11/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Julie p. Confirmed

  • Electric mixed tent pitch (2 adults and 4 children)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    location

    Disliked: 

    very dark bar
    would be lovely in winter with fire going but in summer far too dark/dingy

    bar tender far too pushy to serve double/trebles - singles didn't seem to be an option!

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Excellent site with Clean Facilities, friendly staff 10/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Michelle S. Confirmed

  • VW electric mixed campervan pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Great site with stunning views over Ullswater helped by the glorious weather.
    Had a lovely time visiting around the Lake District. Site is nice and quiet the toilets and washroom facilities are some of the best I have seen. Never seen a bath !

    Nice little shop on site that sells the essentials if you didn't want to drive to the local supermarkets which are around 5 miles away.

    The whole campsite is stunning with the Hobbit Holes and Caravans with plenty of places for dog walking.

    The sausage and mash van is great, they also do a mean Cumbrian Breakfast.

    We stayed with the VW Campers which is on a mixed Gravel/Grass section, next time we will bring the Gravel Pegs and the normal pegs don't go into the ground easily.

    Wifi was a bit hit and miss, but that didn't bother us as we are not glued to a gadget, but if your someone that has to keep checking social media you do get a mobile signal just the wifi is not very strong.

    Will definitely be back

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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location and views delightful. The set up of the site ... 09/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Jane S. Confirmed

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

    location and views delightful. The set up of the site was very good and staff were helpful and friendly. I thought the facilities clean and well maintained. Recycling on site very good. Will Definitely be returning.

    Disliked: 

    Shop perhaps a little small.

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Good facilities, clean site, friendly staff 08/06/2018

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    the bar in the barn very atmospheric, the staff were very helpful and friendly, pitches level, well maintained site, showers hot and powerful.

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Peaceful well kept lovely site 07/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom noel b. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Fully-serviced mixed touring pitch (2 adults and 4 children)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Peaceful well kept lovely site

    Disliked: 

    Long walk to shower block

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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 BST (GMT+01:00)   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. –  9 p.m.
Depart:  11 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  2:30 p.m. –  9 p.m.
Depart:  10:30 a.m.

The Quiet Site cancellation policy

No refunds within 2 weeks of arrival date.

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.

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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Terms and conditions

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

Dogs
Dogs are not allowed in the accommodation units.

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

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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