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General

  • Small and secluded site on the southern edge of the Lake District
  • Broughton-in-Furness a 10-minute drive away; Coniston Water 30 minutes
  • Six acres of private land with direct access to forest walks

Need something to finally fix that writer's block? Seeking solace in the splendid south Lakes? Then pack a pen, plenty of pads and perhaps some reading material and make for The Writer's Retreat, a secluded six-acre site in a private Duddon Valley woodland.

As well as bookish and other artsy types, this place is great for families and couples looking for peace, quiet and pretty panoramas, of which there are many hereabouts – The Writer's Retreat is a few minutes' drive from the coast and half an hour from Coniston Water.

Set at the end of a narrow country lane, the site has a small number of wild-style pitches among the trees – self-sufficient travellers will do well here. If you need a bit of contact with the outside world, the Lakeland market town of Broughton-in-Furness and its handful of pubs and shops is a 10-minute drive away. It's also a half-hour walk from Green Road railway station – handy if you want to dispense with the car for your trip or fancy a drive-free jaunt elsewhere along the Cumbrian coast.

The Writer's Retreat is also a five-minute drive from Millom, where there's a supermarket and petrol station.

Please note

No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.

Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.

Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.

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

Units longer than 6 metres are not allowed.

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

Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.

Continental touring caravans (caravans built with the door on the right-hand side) are not permitted.

No electric barbecues allowed.

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


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Had an amazing weekend at The Writers Retreat! The views …22/10/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAlex H.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Had an amazing weekend at The Writers Retreat! The views were spectacular even from right outside our tent! Lee (the owner) found the perfect balance of leaving us to our own devices, but also helping us with absolutely anything we needed. The site has lovely secluded pitches surrounded by nature. With nice woodland walks close by.

    If you are a fan of wild camping but also want the convenience of a site this is the place for you! Lee made us feel right at home right from the get go and even shared a beer with us from his home bar! 🍻
    We will deffinetly be returning.

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A perfect site for those that are looking for peace and quiet17/10/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomRichard B.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass and gravel motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Our fist night in a motorhome and we couldn't have found a better site; peaceful with fantastic views. Lee, the owner, was the perfect host; welcoming, helpful and hospitable. Would definitely visit again.

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Absolutely brilliant site. The owner is very friendly and helpful. …06/10/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomChristopher E.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
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    Absolutely brilliant site. The owner is very friendly and helpful. If you want to get away from it all I recommend here. Very private pitches with fantastic views

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Features

Coronavirus

Capacity reduced to increase social distancing

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

TV room

Take away

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Car parking by pitch/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Forest

Peaceful

Remote location

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Communal fridge

Gas cylinders available

No hot water

No potable water point

No running water

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Tiny (1-10 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

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Surf school nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Touring and motorhomes

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Location

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  • Fell View, The Hill, Cumbria, England, LA18 5HF
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 54.2380°N 3.2593°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Windermere: Rail Station Coach Stop — 17.4 miles
Ambleside: Bus Shelter, King Street — 17.9 miles
Grasmere Coach Stop — 17.9 miles
Train stations
Green Road Rail Station — 0.7 miles
Millom Rail Station — 1.9 miles
Foxfield Rail Station — 2.3 miles
Ferry ports
Lake Bank (Coniston) Ferry Landing — 8.0 miles
Water Park (Coniston) Ferry Landing — 8.3 miles
Sunny Bank (Coniston) Ferry Landing — 8.9 miles
Airports
Liverpool John Lennon Airport — 64.4 miles

Directions


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

Local attractions and activities include:

- Broughton-in-Furness: 10 minutes' drive

- Swinside Stone Circle: 15 minutes

- Coniston Water: 30 minutes

- The Old Man of Coniston: 35 minutes

- South Lakes Safari Zoo: 35 minutes

- Windermere: 40 minutes

- Kendal: an hour

Must see

  • South Lakes Wild Animal Park (6.0 miles)
  • Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway (10.2 miles)
  • Lakeland Motor Museum (11.0 miles)

National Trust

  • Dalton Castle (6.4 miles)
  • Gondola' (11.6 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:  12:30 p.m. –  7 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.

The Writer's Retreat cancellation policy

No refunds within 1 week of arrival date.

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

Deposit transferable during COVID-19. The Writer's Retreat will debit the balance from your card 1 week before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 1 week then the balance will be taken immediately.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does The Writer's Retreat have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is The Writer's Retreat dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near The Writer's Retreat? Local attractions and activities include: - Broughton-in-Furness: 10 minutes' drive - Swinside Stone Circle: 15 minutes - Coniston Water: 30 minutes - The Old Man of Coniston: 35 minutes - South Lakes … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of The Writer's Retreat?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  12:30 p.m. –  7 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
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  • How much does it cost to stay at The Writer's Retreat? From £20 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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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.
All guests spending the night at the park must present their ID at the reception desk and sign registration forms.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

General
This is a quiet site: no music is allowed.

Occupancy
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.

Pitches
You must follow the management directives when pitching your tent/unit and related equipment.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Firearms are not permitted.
Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.
No electric barbecues allowed.
Open fires are prohibited.

Vehicles
Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.
Continental touring caravans (caravans built with the door on the right-hand side) are not permitted.
No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.
No vehicle movement between 9 p.m. and 8:30 a.m..
Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.
Units longer than 6 metres are not allowed.

Visitors
Visitors are not permitted on site.
Visitors’ cars are not permitted on site.

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