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The Quiet Site
The Lake District
Cumbria   (Browse area)
CA11 0LS   See Map
Tel: 07768 727016  or  017684 86337
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Pitches: 83
Open: Open All Year

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 214 Reviews
                8/10 from 214 Reviews

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 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 
 Chemical Disposal   Battery Charging   Gas Exchange   Recycling Facilities 
 Kitchen Facilities   Freezer Available    Motorhome Point   Fully Serviced Pitches 
 Shop On Site   Bar On Site   Restaurant <5 miles   Wifi Access 
 Kids Playground   TV Room   Games Room   Evening Entertainment 
 Fishing <5 miles   Wild Swimming   Indoor Pool   Outdoor Pool 
 Horse Riding <5 miles   Cycle Hire <5 miles   Golf <5 miles   Tennis <1 mile 
 Beach <5 miles   Watersports <5 miles   Boat Launch / Mooring <1 mile 
Other Features
 Sea Views   Working Farm   Campfires Allowed   Open All Year 
 Waterside Location   Dog Walk   Public Transport <1 mile 

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Date of Visit: September 2012 Unit:  Other Rating:
Reviewer: Woddy 2 reviews from this member

We stayed in a POD for 3 nights, which was excellent, they are well kept, a lamp and heater are provided, and there are 2 plug sockets. They provide good space for 2 people, we had campbeds and managed to fit our table & chairs inside to eat when it got a bit cold outside.

Although the site is well kept, the staff friendly and the Quiet Bar is a lovely, quirky place, we felt the site was a little over-rated and over priced. The one and only shower block is modern and clean, but the showers only last approx 25 seconds! We even tried pressing the nob several times to keep the water on to no avail. Also, our clothes got soaked whilst the shower was on, there is a narrow panel with a small seat behind which is not adequate to keep anything dry or even to sit on. I hung some things on the door hook and even they got sprayed with water. My husband said he had seen better facilities, but the women's were fine.

The on site shop is extremely small and acts as a reception area. There is limited choice, so you will need to bring more or less everything with you.

The bar is very cosy and has a roaring fire, but it's a shame they don't do more in the way of bar snacks, ie soup, sandwiches etc.

One good tip is to not follow one of the local walks that the site provide you with, the owner omits to tell you that you need to go through the Ullswater camping/caravan site, through 3 very boggy fields and up to the lane to get back. Thanks to the staff at the Ullswater site, we managed to get back but covered in mud and cow muck. Being given the impression that this was an easy 4 mile walk, we didn't dress for all terrains.

From reviewing the web-site, the impression is that this is a 4 star site, in our opinion it is not, there are better sites that are cheaper with better facilities.

Although we enjoyed our stay, we won't be staying here again and will be staying at Castlerigg Hall camp site in Keswick, far better facilities, shop, and location.

Date of Visit: August 2012 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: ClareMew 3 reviews from this member

Dusted off the tent for a weeks camping in the wettest summer on record! We love the Ullswater valley more than anywhere else and this site is perfectly placed to give extensive views from its fell side location. The site is located on the side of a fell about a mile above the lake. There are no sloping pitches as they have all been terraced (think Chinese paddy fields) The services are all based in converted farm buildings which can be a hike from the highest pitches.

Services are excellent, clean, free hot showers. They have invested in solar water heating, underfloor heating, private bathrooms etc and they all seem to work well.

The site bar was a real bonus as it rained just a bit! Children welcome, had their own play room, toddlers room etc. Bar has a lovely smokey feel and we enjoyed it in its own right.

Large play field with low key play park. Dog walk area.

The pitches were a mix of grass and pea gravel and remained completely free of mud through out stay.

Staff were friendly and helpful. The website is full of information and you can download walks, cycle rides etc or view on your smartphone as you walk.

For us this is a site we will return to. The facilities, location and fellow campers were just what we were looking for.

Date of Visit: August 2012 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Camper Hamper 2 reviews from this member

Had a lovely break despite the rain.

The weather (as we all know!) had to be the worst we have ever experienced. Ground conditions in the camping field were very good.

The grass pitches have a pea gravel centre which prevents them turning into mud. Although a little worried about the prospect of these new type pitches, after 7 days they were as good was as when we found it.

Showers were great, unlimited free hot water. Press the button every 30 seconds or so to restart. They were kept very clean despite the weather.

The children preferred the bathrooms, which made life easy for us!

28 per night for 5 of us which I thought was OK.

The play field was fairly damp, but the kids enjoyed it and ended up there most evenings when we returned.

Great walks from the site (given to us on arrival)

Excellent location for touring the area.

We did not like Penrith at all but it does have 5 supermarkets!

Bar super. Ours loved the soft play area.

All in all a fab site. Lots of families and couples. Staff very friendly and helpful.

3 good; Bar, Kids field, family bathrooms

3 bad; no food for sale, bar only open evenings, the weather!

Date of Visit: August 2012 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Cate19 7 reviews from this member

Just returned from a 4 night stay at The Quiet Site. The staff are friendly and helpful & showed us where everything was when we arrived. We were shown to our pitch - all the pitches are grass with a pea gravel centre. The camp pitches are terraced and on a raised level. I had to indicate the size of tent prior to arrival. We have a Nevada M with a front extension & the pitch was only just big enough for our tent. I'm glad we have a footprint as the pea gravel could easily damage the base of your tent. You will definitely need an air bed or camp bed as the gravel would make uncomfortable sleeping if you just had a mat! We found that the pitches were fairly close together in comparison to other sites. You can park your car on a hard area close to your tent but not alongside. This is fine but when I got up early morning for a cup of tea my view from the tent consisted of rows of cars.

The site is well kept. The ladies shower block is excellent with piping hot showers & plenty of room. My husband said that the gents block was a bit small. There are individual bathrooms which is great if you have children. There is a well stocked small shop & a brilliant bar on site which is quirky & has a roaring log fire! We found it to be a busy site so avoid it if you are after solitude! I just feel that this site is too expensive at 28 per night - I'm not sure how they justify charging so much & on that basis although we enjoyed ourselves we will not return as there are other lovely sites charging a lot less. There is a play area for children and lots of lovely walks locally & lots to see & do if you want to. Shame its so expensive!

Date of Visit: June 2012 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Silvercamp pod 11 reviews from this member

We stayed here for 5 nights during half term. We had a good sized pitch with EHU near to the facilities. The site is a good size, busy but not crammed in. The children loved the playground and space. The shop was well stocked and the bar a big highlight.

The washrooms were great, underfloor heating with good sized showers. Bit steamy if anything! We also used one of the three bathrooms available, having the choice was great and does make life a little bit easier.

We visited Ullswater steamers, Keswick, Penrith, and ventured to Ambleside although that was a little further, but a great drive.

Date of Visit: August 2012 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Gudge04 2 reviews from this member

Just been to the Quiet Site for the first time. Initially when we paid for the 5 nights we were a little surprised at the 30 a night charge, easily the most we have paid per night. I assured my good lady wife that it will be some site for that price.

Firstly I would suggest using a sat nav to find the site if you don't know the area as it is not clearly sign posted and I struggled to find the site at first.

Anyway upon arrival we were shown to our pitch and I immediately thought a tent shouldn't have a placed on the hard standing pitch we were given. I actually was getting quite mad when I was bending all my steel pegs. Fortunately my friend gave me some rock pegs which are a must but there was nothing on the website or in the literature advising of this. Also ended up ripping our tent carpet because of the rocks underneath and it was very uncomfy to walk on.

The shower blocks were to a high standard but got very busy and there were a few queues. I don't think I have been to a site where so many tents were in close proximity to each other.

The site also seemed to cater for children under 5 but we had three nine year olds in our group and they were not always treated with understanding and respect in the site shop when attempting to purchase sweets etc.

The bar at night was a good way to unwind but was locked up till 7 every day and because almost everyday was driving rain we thought it may have been a idea to open it up just so there was somewhere to keep dry.

The site is literally in the middle of nowhere so every time we went off site it was a car journey as Pooley bridge is the nearest town/village and that's around 3 or 4 miles away.

To finish off then there are some amazing views from the site but I do feel that for the price it was not what I expected. Probably the atrocious weather has dampened my enthusiasm for the site but I don't think I would frequent here again. Would look for somewhere by the side of ullswater nearer to where there was something going on!

Date of Visit: July 2012 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: TheHs 4 reviews from this member

We arrived late afternoon without booking and still got a decent spot. All pitches have been levelled and many have electric hook up.

The facilities are excellent and very clean. New shower block and a very good laundry and washing up facilities. The kids loved the outdoor play area and there's also an indoor games room with a table tennis table etc.

There's a dedicated dog walking area which is small but leads directly onto one of the footpaths off site so ideal. The on site bar was lovely with an open fire and lots of quirky bits. Not the friendliest barman but you can't have everything!

Overall, a beautifully kept site in a great location. We'll definitely be back.

Date of Visit: July 2012 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: DeanStockwell 2 reviews from this member

Just returned from a three night stay at the Quiet Site. It was a last minute trip so rang and booked just before we set off. The website advised not to use a sat nav to get there but gave excellent directions and we found the site with no problems (the last quarter mile is a narrow single track road (alternative directions are available for large or towing vehicles).

We paid 30 per night for the pitch with hook up. The site is very nice and well kept, facilities are all situated round the shop/office and include two wash up areas, three individual bathrooms (with baths) showers and toilets, all very clean.

We received a very warm welcome and shown to our pitch. Tent pitches are at the top of the site with fantastic views over Ullswater. We had a raised flat pitch which was part gravel (bent a few pegs). By the time we has pitched the tent the site shop had closed, however the barman in the site bar was very helpful and got us some milk from the shop. The bar is fantastic and has to bee seen!

Overall a great site and we will probably visit again, the only negative points were the pitches being quite close together (although we have a large tent), you will hear your neighbours.

Gents showers, showering, keeping clothes dry, drying and dressing in a toilet size cubicle was not the easiest, apparently the ladies shower cubicles are larger.

Date of Visit: July 2012 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Caroljones 1 review from this member

Stopped here on the way up to Scotland. Great site which is just as it says: quiet. We had a lovely view from our pitch which was large enough for us to park sde- on and really appreciate them.

Really lovely owner who was very helpful. The toilet facilities were spotlessly clean with liquid soap and hair dryers supplied.

Great walks from the site. Yes, a little expensive but worth it. Would definitely return.

Date of Visit: July 2012 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Vanditostaffie 5 reviews from this member

Sorry but this is not the quiet site, it is the cramped site.

We were touching distance from the wooden pods and feet away from a caravan with three kids under 5 despite having two dogs and making it clear we would be best suited to be placed out of the way if possible when making our booking. All we heard was stomp stomp of people in pods on wood flooring and snoring ! Not ours. I think you have to be lucky to get one of few pitches that offer any privacy.

The showers have been recently renovated, but the cubicles small. The dividing wall between the shower and your belongings is inadequate hence my ruck sack and clothes being wet.

There were 2 free hair dryers, but no additional sockets.

The bathrooms were clean but some selfish people do seem to need to brush their hair over the sink, so I could not bring myself to brush my teeth in them.

Also why would I want to shower in close proximity to someone in the loo opposite me, it is not just this campsite but others that cram loos and showers together.

There were two larger bathrooms with baths, they were much more spacious.

The pitch was flat but be warned you will need pegs for hard ground. With the van and an awning there was no surplus space.

Our only view was of other campers, however the dog walking park is great as is the pub on site that is handy but with no other pub in walking distance the only choice.

We are used to walking but it is a road walk to Ullswater Lake and a good drive to Windermere. There are no local shops so all provisions need to be taken. There is a shop on site but we did not use it.

In all honesty very expensive I expected something special, unfortunately it did not deliver for 30 night.

We were tempted to leave after the first night and I would describe it as formal rather than friendly. We asked for an alternative pitch but were offered one other even more central, , , yet on our stay we saw lots of other pitches that remained vacant. You get what you are given.

Sorry but would not recommend or return.

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