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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

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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Reviews

9.3

Overall rating based on 121 reviews

 

98% would recommend this site to a friend.

96% would stay here again.

 
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excellent site, friendly staff, great size pitches with lovely views 12/07/2017

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

  • Electric mixed tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    views
    bathroom facilities
    on site bar
    roomly pitches

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Excellent site with good facilities 10/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Lorna C. Confirmed

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

    Beautiful views from campsite. Park was clean and tidy and toilet and showers excellent .The bar was friendly and relaxing with lovely log fires and perfect to chill at the end of the day. Good walks from site and helpful and friendly staff.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Very friendly site,clean ,good hot showers, quiet at night,good pub. 07/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Alan W. Confirmed

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

    The friendliness of the staff, the cleanliness and the fact that the site was environmentally friendly. Good facilities all round, excellent pub on site and lovely and quiet after dark.

    Disliked: 

    The rain, but that is all part of the experience.

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Very clean site, the staff couldn't be more helpful and ... 05/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom andrew_r313765 Confirmed

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

    Very clean site, the staff couldn't be more helpful and the views are second to none.
    Plenty to do in the local area,would highly recommend it.

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Great site, nice clean site, friendly and helpful staff 03/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Susan C. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric mixed tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Views
    Pub
    Facilities
    Staff

    Disliked: 

    Toilets bit far away for campers

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Great site with fantastic views and a friendly atmosphere 01/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom mark_r319594 Confirmed

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

    View was great to wake up to, good variety of pitches. Very friendly and helpful staff, clean facilities. A good sized play area for the kids to let off steam. Highly recommend for someone who wants to give camping a try without having to spend a lot on a tent to decide if this is for them.

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Grwat stop over on route to Scotland. had a lovely 3night stop. would 29/06/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom dawn w. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    Friendly atmosphere, lovely wide pitch. Great walks from site.

    Disliked: 

    Would have liked a secured area to let dogs run free. Also saucy sausage man had NO gluten free options so I had to envy other half tucking into his meal.

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very welcoming, clean, good staff and very helpful, good walk. ... 26/06/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom kelly s. Confirmed

  • Electric mixed tent pitch
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    very welcoming, clean, good staff and very helpful, good walk. overall 10/10 I will go again

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Lovely friendly site on site bar good strange decor facilities ... 23/06/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom julie h. Confirmed

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

    Lovely friendly site on site bar good strange decor facilities nice and clean

    Disliked: 

    No food on site

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Fantastic we will be back!! 23/06/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Chelsey M. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric mixed tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Everything! Their was nothing not to like! The site is self overlooked The lake and was simply beautiful. The pitches were spacious and very very clean! It is so suitable for everyone we where happy as a couple but would certainly bring a family here. Loved the idea of a burger van onsite however it's typically closed on a Wednesday when we where there but it looked delicious . The shop and bar where great the bar was an old decorated barn it was lovely however only thing it lacked was an outside seating area for drinks in the sun. Staff very helpful. We loved out stay so much we cannot wait to return! Thanks for the perfect first camping trip.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing at all

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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

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Drying room

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Free wifi

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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. –  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.

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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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