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Visitor Reviews - Windermere Camping And Caravanning Club Site

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Windermere Camping And Caravanning Club Site
Ashes Lane
Cumbria   (Browse area)
LA8 9JS   See Map
Tel: 01539 821119
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Pitches: 215
Open: 09 March - 07 January

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 112 Reviews
                9/10 from 112 Reviews

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Who's it for
 Adults Only   Club Members Only   Rallies Welcome   Naturist Site 
 Dogs Welcome   No Dogs Allowed   Groups Welcome   Motorbikers Welcome 
 Toilet Facilities   Hot Showers   Washing Up   Bathroom 
 Baby Changing Facilities   Laundry On Site   Drinking Water   Disabled Friendly 
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 Kitchen Facilities   Freezer Available    Motorhome Point   Fully Serviced Pitches 
 Shop On Site   Bar On Site   Restaurant On Site   Wifi Access 
 Kids Playground   TV Room   Games Room   Evening Entertainment 
 Fishing <1 mile   Wild Swimming   Indoor Pool   Outdoor Pool 
 Horse Riding   Cycle Hire   Golf   Tennis 
 Beach   Watersports <1 mile   Boat Launch / Mooring 
Other Features
 Sea Views   Working Farm   Campfires Allowed   Open All Year 
 Waterside Location   Dog Walk   Public Transport <5 miles 

Reviews:  112 in total, now showing 79 to 84                 Previous 6          Next 6
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Date of Visit: August 2008 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Natsandjasper 3 reviews from this member

Not the best weekend for camping - constant heavy rain for almost the whole time, but nonetheless I enjoyed a pleasant stay at this campsite.

Received a very warm welcome from the wardens, one of whom directed me to the main non-ehu camping area close to the main entrance of the site. She helpfully measured out the minimum distance from the tent-next-door and then explained where all the main facilities were. She even offered to go back to the office and find out where my parents (who arrived earlier in the week) were pitched in their folding camper.

In my opinion, if you are camping without EHU you definitely get the best this site has to offer. Its a small, but level grassy area with a gravel area for car-parking in the middle - you don't park next to your tent, which is worth knowing if you depend upon your car battery for lighting. There is a Backpackers Retreat - with a drying room, washing up facilities, an area for cooking/food prep and some picnic benches - very useful in the bad weather!

The rest of the site is split into small areas with hardstanding pitches for caravans / campers with EHU. Some pitches are set away on their own, which must be nice for privacy, but they tend to be shady. There is also another grassy area with EHU for tents.

All of the site is well-maintained and my only gripe would be that the roads / paths did become very waterlogged in the heavy rain - but the weather was quite extreme so perhaps this isn't usually a problem.

There are two sets of toilet / shower blocks - which are closed at different times of the day for cleaning. They are well-kept and even in the worst of the weather they didn't get too dirty at all. The showers are hot and free - what more can you ask for!

I didn't use 'The Whistling Pig', the onsite pub / restaurant / takeaway so can't comment on it - but it was nice to know it was there if I didn't fancy cooking. It certainly never added to the noise levels, I found the site very quiet indeed despite it being very busy.

Very pleasant - I'll definitely be back there, hopefully with a little sunshine next time!

Date of Visit: July 2008 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Max-and-Paddy 29 reviews from this member

I've just come back from this site and I really didn't want to come home. The site is beautifully kept and the landscaping and plenty of trees break it up into several smaller areas so you don't really get a feel of quite how big the site is.

I was lucky to be fairly close to the dog walk, which is one of the best I've seen. It's actually a lane which leads to the entrance in one direction and over the fields in the other so you can walk quite a long way and it's safe to let the dog off the lead until you get to the fields. There are also plenty of bins around the site in general.

The toilets and showers were spotless, as usual on a Club site, and plenty of them.

I didn't try the bar, but there's a beer garden and a family room although unfortunately they don't allow dogs in the bar area so still out of bounds if the weather's bad.

The fact that it was out in the middle of nowhere was a plus for me especially as you could get the basics - milk, bread, eggs, etc. - from the shop at reception. I did need a 'proper' shop at one point, though, and the closest I could find was Asda at Kendal.

There is also now wi fi internet connection if you can't live without your computer. However, there is no digital TV reception at all but I got the 4 analogue channels OK.

Date of Visit: October 2007 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: Simgsxr 4 reviews from this member

This was our first visit to the Lakes. The site is quite large but doesn't feel it as it is spread out into smaller areas. The staff were very friendly & helpful throughout the week. The pitch was a good size.
Showerblocks were very clean, plenty of hot water etc. Excellent dog walk from the site. Short drive from Windermere & excellent 'Outdoor' shop just up the road. Would definitely go back.

Date of Visit: May 2008 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: Cleck 2 reviews from this member

We ended up at this site after a mix up at another site, so it was at short notice that we got in. All the staff on the site were very helpful. It was our maiden voyage in a caravan so there were several snags but these were sorted out with the help of the staff.

We’ve stayed here before and the site is very good. The toilet / showers are very clean and well maintained. The onsite pub is good and has improved its menu.

There are plenty of places to go for a walk and Windermere is a short drive or a longer walk away.

Thoroughly enjoyed the weekend.

Date of Visit: March 2008 Unit:  Motorhome
Reviewer: Ianjren 2 reviews from this member

We stayed on this site for 2 nights and on arrival were impressed with the site itself and the cleanliness of the facilities. The staff are very helpful and friendly and the on site bar and restaurant are handy, although not very big.

The only down side with this site was the fact that it is a little in the middle of nowhere, with the nearest village being a 3 mile hike up and down hill - so not recommended for children or pushchairs.

Windermere is a little further than implied on the literature about the site and without a car this can be problematic as local transport can be hit and miss.

Overall the site is very good, but not ideal if you want close by amenities and are reliant on foot or bikes, so as not to unhook your motorhome.

Date of Visit: November 2007 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: Jobee 3 reviews from this member

We visited this site with our touring caravan late last year. We have previously visited this site on several occassions with our tent.

The site has excellent facilities, including a small pub, shop, and games area where you can also order food to eat in or take away.

The food prices are reasonable and the menu is quite nice. Came in very handy when we visited with the tent when I was pregnant and feeling quite fussy about food and was craving for a pizza (not easy to cook on a BBQ).

We have stayed on two tenting areas. One opposite where the wardens stay, and the other was to the rear of the site. Both were lovely.

When we came with the caravan recently we found the staff really helpful in helping you pitch and cycling round keeping an eye out.

There is a strict 'No Noise' policy (like other C&C club sites) which came in handy for us with the children as you really don't want to be kept awake late at night.

We love this site. It is ideally situated in location, has great views, and very helpful friendly staff.

We can't wait for it to open for the season again this year so we can visit again.

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