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9.6
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Family camping pod

General

  • Peaceful park overlooking Ullswater
  • Modern, landscaped and with spectacular Lake District views
  • Launderette, drying room, licensed shop and large play area

‘It is the happiest combination of beauty and grandeur, which any of the lakes affords,’ wrote that romantic William Wordsworth, before wandering lonely as a cloud and penning his poem about daffodils bobbing about on the banks of Ullswater.

And it's easy to see why… Ullswater is said by many to be the most beautiful lake in Britain, so staying in the countryside overlooking its banks will lull any wilters into a relaxed (and romantic) mood in no time.

You won’t even have to pitch a tent to retreat and get away from it all in style: the owners at lovely Hillcroft, steps away from Ullswater, will be very pleased to introduce you to their affordable camping pods, sleeping up to four (two adults and two children under five) and each with their own mini balcony.

The park is modern, landscaped and snuggled among gorgeous views of the English countryside: base yourself here to relax and bloom, or to wander o’er hills and vales as you explore the Lake District.

Facilities on site include all you need with a launderette, drying room, well-stocked licensed shop, washing-up area, wifi, a parent and baby washroom, and toilets with disabled access; there’s a huge play area for the little sprouts, and tail waggers are welcome too.

Gold David Bellamy Conservation Award

Please note

Families and couples only: single-sex group bookings are not accepted via Pitchup.com.

Please note that gazebos are not allowed in the pod area due to fire regulations.


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Reviews

9.6

Overall rating based on 33 reviews

 

100% would recommend this park to a friend.

100% would stay here again.

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Very clean! Toilets amazing11/04/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMarco C.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Camping pod (2 adults and 2 children, no pets)
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    Very clean! Toilets amazing

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We were in a pod, not sure what camping would be like.10/28/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomNeil D.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Camping pod (2 adults and 2 children, no pets)
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    Everything! If every site was like I wouldn’t have to complain, the site is very clean, well organised, friendly reception, the best shower/toilet block I’ve ever seen it’s that good I could live in there! Nice atmosphere, brilliant accommodation, excellent really.

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    3 hours from my house!

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friendly staff, immaculate facilities, we're definitely coming back10/26/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomHelen C.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Camping pod (2 adults and 2 children)
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    Everything

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Shower block Site Layout Staff Location10/23/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Camping pod (2 adults and 2 children)
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Very nice site . Bathrooms extra modern . Very close …10/22/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Camping pod (2 adults and 2 children, no pets)
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    Very nice site . Bathrooms extra modern . Very close to the nearest village .stunning walking area ext to ullswater lake .

    Disliked: 

    The heater in the pod just wasn’t warm enough to take the chill off .

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Loved every part of it, pod was great, toilets and …10/20/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJacob S.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Camping pod (2 adults and 2 children)
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    Loved every part of it, pod was great, toilets and shower area were immaculate. Just an overall nice place to stay! Friendly staff too!

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Amazing facilities, cosy pod, beautiful place.10/15/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMaxine R.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Camping pod (2 adults and 2 children)
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    Everything was beautiful!

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    Just needs an updated map as we tried to find the toilets at 11pm and they aren't on the map but it was not a problem.

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Brilliant site, great facilities, beautiful area. Super dog friendly.10/12/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomLauren K.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Camping pod (2 adults and 2 children)
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    Amazing facilities and such friendly, helpful staff.

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Excellent facilities, great pods and very quiet with no bother!10/05/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAlexandra R.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Camping pod (2 adults and 3 children, family)
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    LOVED absolutely everything about the place. The pod was perfect for me, my partner and our 2 dogs. Hillcroft is literally a short walk into Pooley Bridge. Perfect setting! We will be returning!

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Brilliant caravan and campsite with high quality facilities.09/24/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomChris C.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Camping pod (2 adults and 2 children, no pets)
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    The whole site was fantastic . We stayed in one of the pods which was big and warm. Friendly staff great location and just a 10 minute walk to pooley bridge.

    If you want a family friendly campsite then choose this one it's perfect!

    All in all we will be back here with the grandkids this time.

    High quality facilities on site.

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Features

Leisure on park

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Playground

Recreation room/arcade

TV room

Takeout

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on park

Bath available

Car parking by site/unit

Composting toilet

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundromat

Local produce

Parent & baby washroom

Payphone

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Restrooms

Shower available

Washing-up area

Wheelchair access

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Scouts welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue grills allowed

Barbecue provided

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Camping 2.0

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Themes

Budget/backpacker

Hikers’ paradise

Lake and/or mountain

Luxury

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Utilities

Charging facilities

Communal fridge

Dump station

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Convenience store nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transportation nearby

Type

Medium (26-50 sites)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horseback riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Location

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  • Pooley Bridge, Penrith, Cumbria, England, CA10 2LT
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 54.6099°N 2.8109°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Penrith: Rail Station Coach Stop — 6.7 kilometers
Penrith Bus Station — 7.3 kilometers
Troutbeck (Cumbria): Hotel Bus Stop — 9.4 kilometers
Train stations
Penrith North Lakes Rail Station — 6.7 kilometers
Langwathby Rail Station — 13.4 kilometers
Lazonby & Kirkoswald Rail Station — 17.1 kilometers
Ferry ports
Pooley Bridge Ullswater Ferry Landing — 1.1 kilometers
Howtown Ullswater Ferry Landing — 5.4 kilometers
Glenridding Ullswater Ferry Landing — 11.3 kilometers
Airports
Newcastle International Airport — 85.2 kilometers

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

Never be dull around Lake Ullswater, which has a watery wealth of things to do: take a trip on Lady Dorothy or one of the other Ullswater Steamers; zip across the lake in a motorboat or drift around gently on a yacht; go rowing, go diving… or be overwhelmed at the crashing waterfall Aira Force, also mentioned by Wordsworth in his Lake District scribblings.

Those who like to stretch their legs a tad more can make their way to the nearby village of Glenridding at the south of Ullswater to scale Helvellyn, England’s third highest mountain (goggleboxers or campers of a less energetic bent might be persuaded to come along too as this was the setting for the TV series The Lakes).

The village of Pooley Bridge to the north is five minutes’ walk away from Hillcroft and has exceptional views, three pubs and a sixteenth century bridge straddling the River Eamont.

It’s said that the Lake District can experience four seasons in one day, so luckily there’s an array of attractions around suitable for all types of British weather: take tea at Dalemain Historic House and Gardens; trundle on the Lakeside Railway from Haverthwaite to Windermere; gape at the Ice Age stalactites at White Star Cave; go underground again at the Honister Slate Mines; or rabbit away to Jemima Puddle Duck and Mrs Tiggy-Winkle at Bowness’s The World of Beatrix Potter.

Must see

  • Dalemain Historic House & Gardens (2.5 kilometers)
  • The Rheged Centre (4.5 kilometers)
  • Ullswater Steamers (11.3 kilometers)

National Trust

  • Acorn Bank Garden and Watermill (14.3 kilometers)
  • Townend (23.2 kilometers)

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

On-park accommodation
Arrive:  1:30 p.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart by:  10:30 a.m.

Hillcroft cancelation policy

No refunds within 30 days of arrival date.

Cancellations are subject to a £20 fee.

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 cancelations 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. Hillcroft will debit the balance from your card 30 days before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 30 days 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 at the park

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Terms and conditions

Park booking terms and conditions

  • Does Hillcroft have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Hillcroft dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Hillcroft? Never be dull around Lake Ullswater, which has a watery wealth of things to do: take a trip on Lady Dorothy or one of the other Ullswater Steamers; zip across the lake … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Hillcroft?
    On-park accommodation
    Arrive:  1:30 p.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  10:30 a.m.
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  • How much does it cost to stay at Hillcroft? From $86.77 (for 1 night, 5 people) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.

Additional terms

Families and couples only: single-sex group bookings are not accepted via Pitchup.com.

Late arrivals must notify us as soon as possible.

Please note that gazebos are not allowed in the pod area due to fire regulations.

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