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Blaithwaite House

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Pitches with countryside views

General

  • Family-friendly site with stunning views across Solway Firth
  • A 10-minute drive from the Lake District and 20 from the coast
  • Shops and restaurants five miles away in Wigton

Rural rambles without having to leave base – bag a berth at Blaithwaite House, 10 minutes’ drive from the market town of Wigton, for a taste of life on a Cumbria country estate.

And not just any old country estate – this one stretches for a generous 200 acres, bringing with it 50 acres of woodland to frolic in, and a walking trail that covers over two miles (Yes, it’s a big place, so best be picking up a map before striding forth.) Enjoyed that warm up? More walks, bike rides and other outdoorsy pursuits are 10 minutes’ drive away in the Lake District National Park or 20 minutes away on the Solway coast.

Time to catch your breath? Settle in on site for splendid views over the Solway Firth or to cook up something tasty at the barbecue and firepit area (shop ahead and you can stash your supplies in the site’s fridges and freezer). If cooking doesn’t appeal, decamp to a local pub – two such establishments an easy five-minute drive away serve up homemade food.

Still got energy to burn? Play areas, a football field and a playing field offer plenty of space to let off steam. If you’ve got a gaggle of buddies on hand, book ahead to mercilessly hunt them down with a game of laser tag… but whatever you get up to, don’t forget to give a cheery wave to Snowy the goat and her chicken pals.

The site may be sizeable, but facilities aren’t far-flung – washing-up areas and individual toilets and showers are in the pitches field and supplied with hot water from the eco-friendly biomass boilers.

Please note

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

No bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act.

Bookings must not be for more than 21 consecutive nights.

The site is also a wedding venue: the rose garden, summerhouse and miniature golf are not available to camping guests when a wedding is held.


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9.5

Overall rating based on 174 reviews

 

97% would recommend this site to a friend.

95% would stay here again.

  78% described as Peaceful ?

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Fab site with friendly staff and adequate facilities08/04/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass tent pitch (eight man)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The owners were really helpful, polite and friendly. The grounds of the campsite were lovely for a walk around and my little boy loved being close to the playground. Lots of cleaning going on and COVID secure.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing other than noisy guests which wasn’t anyone else’s fault.

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Nice grounds, great customer service, local to small towns08/03/2020

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

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch (two man)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Nice grounds, great customer service, local to small towns

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Had a lovely weekend, was a gorgeous location and lovely staff08/03/2020

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomlouise j.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch (two man)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Everything

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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excellent stay, clean toilets and showers, deffinatly coming back08/03/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomStephen C.Confirmed

  • Electric grass tent pitch (eight man)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The views were amazing. The grounds themselves were lovely and the owners were realy friendly. Great COVID-19 precautions were been taken.

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Great place to camp and not relaxing.08/03/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSally M.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch (two man)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The extra touches, whilst being so rural also the breakfast truck and Saturday pizza great idea.

    Disliked: 

    Only negative opened second field but few options where to place tent as not flat and boggy at the bottom of slope.

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Highly recommended camping location near Lake District08/02/2020

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

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch (two man)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Fantastic location close to Lake District. Grounds are pleasant and in good condition. Facilities are kept clean. Great Covid-19 systems in place (numerous shower/bathroom units, frequent cleaning, ample and centrally located hand sanitiser dispensers, reduced numbers meaning adequate space between pitches). Team are friendly and accommodating.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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A very welcoming, child friendly site with nice clean toilets …08/02/2020

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

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    A very welcoming, child friendly site with nice clean toilets and showers

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Excellent site will definitely be visiting again!08/02/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomNatalie G.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass tent pitch (eight man)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Facilities were great!

    Disliked: 

    Toilet queues but couldn’t be helped due to the pandemic...
    No WiFi- or maybe that’s a good thing!

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Anonymous user

Clean facilities, hot water available 24hrs and great play areas …08/02/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric asphalt and grass motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Clean facilities, hot water available 24hrs and great play areas for the children. The addition of the ice-cream van and pizzas was great.
    Even with COVID restrictions the site was well managed and very clean
    Easy access to the Lake District and nearby beaches. Local shops and amenities not too far away.
    Very good value for money.

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Cannot thank the team at blaithwaite house enough!08/01/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMatt B.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Everything

    Disliked: 

    Absolutely nothing

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Features

Coronavirus

Activities/entertainment run in smaller groups

Capacity reduced to increase social distancing

Check-in: contactless (in person)

Check-in: one group at a time

Deep cleaning of accommodation units between guests

Disinfectant sprays and wipes provided

Distance markers in shared facilities

Hand sanitizing stations

Individual rooms in toilet/shower/basin facilities

Removal of soft furnishings (e.g. decorative cushions)

Shared spaces: more frequent cleaning

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

Takeout

Tennis

TV room

Watersports

Nearby leisure

Climbing nearby

Fishing nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Amenities on park

Bath available

Composting toilet

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundromat

Parent & baby washroom

Payphone

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Restrooms

Shower available

Washing-up area

Wheelchair access

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Dump station

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Rules

Barbecue grills allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Scouts welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Touring and motorhomes

Hard standings

Themes

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Camping 2.0

Bell tents

Type

Large (51-200 sites)

Location

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  • Wigton, Cumbria, England, CA7 0AZ
  • Timezone Europe/London +0100 (GMT+01:00)   GPS 54.7915°N 3.2250°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Wigton: King Street Bus Stop — 5.7 kilometres
Aspatria: Market Square Coach Stop — 7.7 kilometres
Cockermouth: Monument Main Street Coach Stop — 16.9 kilometres
Train stations
Wigton Rail Station — 5.7 kilometres
Aspatria Rail Station — 7.8 kilometres
Dalston (Cumbria) Rail Station — 16.4 kilometres
Ferry ports
Nichol End (Derwentwater) Ferry Landing — 22.3 kilometres
Keswick Ferry Landing — 22.6 kilometres
Hawes End Derwentwater Ferry Landing — 23.8 kilometres
Airports
Newcastle International Airport — 100.9 kilometres

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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

As well as the hiking trails of the Lake District National Park, active options nearby include Bassenthwaite Lakes, 20 minutes’ drive from base, where there are lakeside paths, boat hire and tours and tastings at Lakes Distillery.

Derwentwater, half an hour away, has kayaking, paddleboarding and sailing; you could also get out on the water on an Ullswater Steamer at Pooley Bridge (access 40 minutes' drive away at Penrith), cruising by some of the area's highest peaks.

Historical highlights are plentiful in the region too: Carlisle Castle and Mirehouse House and Gardens are both within half an hour, Gretna Green is 40 minutes away and the remains of the great Hadrian’s Wall are reachable in about an hour.

Try something a little different at the Rheged Discovery Centre, 40 minutes away, where there are cafés, craft shops and a six-storey cinema screen, all in the UK’s largest grass-covered building.

Must see

  • Mirehouse Historic House and Gardens (16.7 kilometres)
  • Whinlatter Forest & Visitor Centre (20.7 kilometres)
  • Carlisle Castle (21.5 kilometres)

National Trust

  • Wordsworth House and Garden (16.9 kilometres)
  • Buttermere and Ennerdale (35.2 kilometres)

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:  2 p.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.

Blaithwaite House cancellation policy

No refunds within 1 week of arrival date.

Bookings cannot be amended within 3 day(s) of arrival.

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

Deposit transferable during COVID-19. Blaithwaite House will debit the balance from your card 2 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 2 weeks 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 Blaithwaite House have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Blaithwaite House dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Blaithwaite House? As well as the hiking trails of the Lake District National Park, active options nearby include Bassenthwaite Lakes, 20 minutes’ drive from base, where there are lakeside paths, boat hire and tours … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Blaithwaite House?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Blaithwaite House? From R272,81 (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.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.

Changes to your holiday
Bookings cannot be amended within 3 day(s) of arrival.

General
Bookings must not be for more than 21 consecutive nights.

Dogs
Dogs are prohibited from main facilities and amenities.
Dogs must be kept on leashes and supervised at all times.

Safety
Firearms are not permitted.

Dogs
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.

General
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.

Extras
Motorcycle(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.

Occupancy
No bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

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

Vehicles
Only one car is to be parked at the site. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.

General
Quiet hours must be respected between 11:30 p.m. and 7 a.m..
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and trunks must be closed quietly.

Reception
Reception is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. between 01/03 and 31/10.

General
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behavior is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

Dogs
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act.

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

Visitors
Visitors must leave the premises by 8 p.m..

Sites
You must follow management instructions when setting up your tent/rig and related equipment.

Hired accommodation
Your unit must be left clean and tidy, a fine of £50,00 (R1 167,24) will be charged for unclean units upon departure.

Additional terms

The site is also a wedding venue: the rose garden, summerhouse and miniature golf are not available to camping guests when a wedding is held.

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