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Church Stile Farm Holiday Park

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General

  • Peaceful Lake District park near Scafell Peak and Wastwater
  • Local pub within two minutes' walk
  • Well-equipped play area, picnic tables and woodland area

Holy moly. You'll likely already be sold with the Lake District location of welcoming Church Stile Farm Holiday Park, in the midst of superbly scenic Wasdale with close-by climbing and kayaking on Scafell Pike and Wastwater.

But a hard day clambering and kayaking is always best followed by a fine ale and supper at a local watering hole, so you'll likely be sold all the more with Church Stile’s locale only two minutes’ walk from the two pubs and hotel of local hamlet Nether Wasdale. Praise be.

All is praiseworthy on site too: Church Stile Farm Holiday Park covers about seven acres of a spacious oak woodland and wildlife-laden setting, with venerable views of the Wasdale valley and the Screes mountains range.

Facilities are kept to high standards and include free hot showers in separate ladies’ and gents’ washrooms, free hairdryers (for both ladies and gents, hurrah), and a disabled/family room with baby changing unit. The laundry room has hot and cold drink vending machines, a free freezer for ice blocks, and a coin-operated washing machine, dryer, iron and ironing board.

To keep the kids happy when they’re not sorting out the laundry, there’s a well-equipped play area with swings and climbing frames, a grass area for ball games, and a woodland area adjacent to the site for wildlife spotting and walks. Picnic tables are dotted around the park and barbecues/firepits are available to hire (pick up essentials for the barbie in the shop and some wood from the Church Stile team).

Gold David Bellamy Conservation Award

Please note

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Bookings must not be for more than 14 consecutive nights.

Please be aware that there's no mobile phone reception in Wasdale. A free wifi hotspot is available at the reception/shop.


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9.7

Overall rating based on 166 reviews

 

98% would recommend this site to a friend.

95% would stay here again.

 

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Beautiful location and very handy for the pub 16/10/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Peter J. Confirmed

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

    Beautiful location.
    Choice of two pubs within easy walking distance.
    Clean, modernised shower block.

    Disliked: 

    Couldn't empty motor home grey water tank directly into drain.

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Best campsite I’ve stayed at in the most perfect location 08/10/2018

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

  • Camping pod (maximum 3 adults)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Location
    Facilities very clean and well laid out
    Reception and shop area
    The ruralness, the scenery was breathtaking
    Staff were very friendly
    Great for dogs
    Play area
    Picnic tables available everywhere

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Very warm welcome. Pod was excellent much better than taking ... 06/10/2018

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

  • Camping pod (maximum 3 adults)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Very warm welcome. Pod was excellent much better than taking my tent. Especially as it rained and saved space on the motorbike. Shower block was spotless. Will certainly go back next year if the wife lets me disappear for a couple of days on my own

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Quietness and location 04/10/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Anonymous Confirmed

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

    Quietness and location

    Disliked: 

    1. Price for facilities offered
    2. Lack of wifi except at shop. Essential these days for a site with poor mobile phone coverage

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Beautiful & quiet! We loved enjoying the fells and then ... 02/10/2018

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

  • Hogget shepherd's hut
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Beautiful & quiet! We loved enjoying the fells and then returning to the warmth of our log burner in our little shepherds hut. A lovely escape!

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Fantastic Stay while we took on Scarfell 01/10/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Joseph S. Confirmed

  • Electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Location
    Grounds
    Showers
    Staff
    Views
    Shop \ Cafe
    Play Area
    Surroundings

    I liked the site so much I will be saving into favorites and going back with the family.

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Brilliant site for everyone 29/09/2018

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

  • Electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch (large)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Friendly staff,clean and tidy site,remote and quiet location with nearby pubs

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Great site in very beautiful surroundings. Heartily recommended 24/09/2018

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

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

    Friendly welcome. Beautiful location. Great facilities, especially the excellent espresso at the farm shop!

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Lovely locayions bit just be careful where your sat nav sends you !! 23/09/2018

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

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

    Clean warm toilets and showers
    Not having to check in
    Wide arrival time

    Disliked: 

    Felt we were packed in a bit and spaces too near one another ..but that's just our personal choice

From the manager...

Thank you for your feedback. Please note, we do require visitors to check in at reception on arrival.
I am sorry if you felt packed in at Church Stile, we do try and ensure people have as much room as possible. However, I have had a look at your booking and there were only 2 tents in your vicinity that weekend, and both were on pitches at least 15 metres away from your motorhome pitch.
We are pleased you enjoyed other aspects of our campsite. We do work very hard to provide a friendly welcoming environment with good, clean facilities.

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Would return again. 22/09/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Anonymous Confirmed

  • Swaledale 2 bedroom static caravan
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Cleanliness, views, very tidy site, very helpful staff, great cafe. Great eateries 3 mins walk away in village.

    Disliked: 

    Wifi only available at cafe not extended to rest of site. This is important as there was no mobile phone signal.

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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

Local produce

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Touring and motorhomes

Hard standings

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Lake and/or mountain

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Farm

Large (51-200 pitches)

Camping 2.0

Bell tents

Shepherd's huts

Location

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  • Nether Wasdale, Wasdale, Cumbria, England, CA20 1ET
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 54.4241°N 3.3492°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Whitehaven: Tangier Street Coach Stop — 13.0 miles
Grasmere Coach Stop — 13.5 miles
Distington (Cumbria): Coach Stop — 14.2 miles
Train stations
Drigg Rail Station — 5.0 miles
Ravenglass Rail Station — 5.3 miles
Seascale Rail Station — 5.8 miles
Ferry ports
Coniston Ferry Landing — 12.2 miles
Waterhead Hotel (Coniston) Ferry Landing — 12.3 miles
Torver (Coniston) Ferry Landing — 12.3 miles
Airports
Durham Tees Valley Airport — 77.4 miles

Directions


Church Stile Farm Holiday Park is in the heart of Wasdale Valley in the Western Lake District.

From the south:
Leave the M6 at Junction 36. Follow the signs to Barrow-in-Furness and Ulverston (A590). Before reaching Ulverston, turn right onto the A5092 at Greenodd (signposted Western Lake District, Whitehaven and Workington). The A5092 merges with the A595; continue on this road following the signs for Whitehaven/Workington.

A few miles north of Ravenglass you will come to the village of Gosforth. Turn right into the village. Follow the signs for Nether Wasdale (approximately 3.5 miles). Coming down the hill into Nether Wasdale you will pass between two pubs and then a small church on your left. The turning to Church Stile Farm Holiday Park is immediately beyond the church.

From the north:
Leave the M6 at Junction 40 and take the A66 towards Keswick and Cockermouth. At Cockermouth take the A5086 signposted Egremont. The A5086 joins the A595; follow this south past Egremont. A few miles south of the village of Calderbridge you will come to the village of Gosforth: turn left into the village. Passing through the village follow signs to Nether Wasdale as above.

From the east:
From Ambleside take the A593 towards Coniston and then head towards Eskdale over Wrynose Pass and Hardknott pass. Beware: it is a single track road with passing places but the scenery is stunning.

By public transport:
Northern Rail operate the coastal railway between Carlisle and Barrow-in-Furness. Seascale is the nearest railway station and is about 7 miles west of Church Stile.

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

Whether you’re climbing, canoeing or just ambling gently around with picnic in backpack, the Wasdale valley is a pretty perfect place for a Lake District hol.

The valley is over 10 miles long if you fancy a full day’s historic hike, starting from the village of Wasdale Head, the start of the Three Peaks Challenge and the former home of Cumbrian pub landlord Will Ritson, whose tall tales led to the still going strong Biggest Liar Competition. One of the tiniest churches in the land, St Olaf’s, is at Wasdale in its ‘Viking fields’: Wasdale was originally settled by Norse farmers and the beams in the church are rumoured to be from Viking longships.

Climbers can get to Scafell Pike and Great Gable from Wasdale Head, but walkers can continue along the valley length down to the village of Gosforth, which has the biggest Viking Cross in England at the Grade I-listed St Mary’s Church.

Finally, fancy the beach? The Cumbrian coast at Seascale is seven miles from Church Stile Farm (walkable, you might reckon), with miles of sandy beach leading to the Lake District’s only coastal village, the fishing village of Ravenglass.

Must see

  • Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway (5.3 miles)
  • Dove Cottage and the Wordsworth Museum (13.5 miles)
  • Whinlatter Forest & Visitor Centre (13.9 miles)

National Trust

  • Wasdale, Eskdale and Duddon (0.0 miles)
  • Buttermere and Ennerdale (9.9 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.

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Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart:  11 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart:  11 a.m.

Church Stile Farm Holiday Park cancellation policy

In the event of cancellation within 4 weeks of arrival, Church Stile Holiday Park will try and rebook your accommodation. If successful, the balance will be refunded. Otherwise no refund will be offered.

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

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

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. Church Stile Farm Holiday Park will debit the balance from your card 4 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 4 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

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Terms and conditions

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

Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Arrivals and departures
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
Bookings must not be for more than 14 consecutive nights.
In the event of a complaint, please speak to reception immediately. Complaints which are not brought to the management's attention during your stay cannot be dealt with once you have left the site.
Quiet (afternoon) hours must be respected between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m..
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behaviour is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

Occupancy
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Vehicles
Only one car is to be parked by the pitch. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.
The car is only included in the rate if you are travelling with a touring caravan or a tent. If you wish to bring a car along with your motorhome/campervan please select the extra.

Additional terms

Cleanliness of the interior and breakages are the responsibility of the hirer.

Please note hard ground tent pegs are recommended.

Shower block has hot water until 9pm.

Please be aware that there's no mobile phone reception in Wasdale. A free wifi hotspot is available at the reception/shop.

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