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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 
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 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: July 2012 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Stephenvp 2 reviews from this member

The Quiet site is situated high above Ullswater, this provides great views, we stayed for 12 nights. This also presents access problems, both access roads up to the Quiet site are very narrow and steep. We had many problems with passing and on more than one occasion felt other local users were less helpful than they could have been, driving too fast and refusing to back up when this was the best and safest options. The site directions say use the road next to the pub, this is in fact the most dangerous and I would recommend driving to the next right turn and following the road up. It is wider for longer and safer.

The toilet block is new and clean with plenty of hot water. There maybe a problem early in the morning when the site is busy as there are limited showers. This was not a problem for us except at the weekends. The site is well spread out with all the toilet blocks, pot wash, rubbish collections, pub and shop in the same area at the entrance to the site.

The tent field could be some distance from these services therefore a walk of around 3/4 minutes each time (each way). This was a real problem at night! There could and should be a toilet facility at the top of the site. Many tent and pod users were using camping khazies/buckets due to the lack of services at the side and top of the site (not good).

The play area was fine for younger children, the games room in the pub/play room is basic and not well presented.

The site states there is free wifi access, which is true, only if you stand at the toilet block. This should say limited wifi access.

The pub is old and has a nice log fire, that's it, could do more with the pub to ensure a welcome and happy atmosphere! I don't understand why hot snacks could not be sold, soup, pies etc, everywhere else manages to offer this service.

The local area is great, lots to do, lots of local attractions. However, if you are based at the Quiet site you will need to drive to most of these. Pooley Bridge is closest, good pubs, cafe and very friendly people. I would recommend staying closer to Pooley Bridge. There are many options for camping in the area. The Quiet site also appeared to be 3. 00 more expensive per night for us compared with many other sites we came across, with similar or better facilities.

The ground is pea shingle and grass, this does help with drainage, however we had to replace both our air beds due to holes. We have a footprint and ground sheet before the airbeds, but they still managed to bet holes in them. We purchased new airbeds from Go Out Doors in Penrith, 6 miles away, life saver! I then used the old beds as under lay for the new beds and this worked well. I know airbeds don't last for long, these were new and had only been used for 3 nights previously. They were fine before!

Overall, the quiet site is very good for caravans/campervans, after the access issues. It does not appear to be good for tents, poor ground surface, tents are the furthest away from the services, which they need more than the caravans/statics/campervans, which appears odd!

Date of Visit: June 2012 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: John and Beryl 2 reviews from this member

This site was perfect for what we wanted - which was to simply get away and chill out in peace and quiet.

The facilities were all you needed clean and well maintained - the staff were very friendly and helpful

The bar and eating facilities were adequate - the location was perfect - ideal spot for getting around the local places of interest - ideal for getting to the lake for the cruisers and for getting to Penrith if you needed to for a touch of retail therapy

Date of Visit: June 2012 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: DoreenH01 3 reviews from this member

Arrived on the Saturday and the owner showed us to our site which was near to the amenities, which is what I wanted as I am bad at walking. The shower block is very clean and the showers are great.

No tv reception but we bought an aerial booster and could then get only BBC channels. Lovely little dog walk area.

This site certainly lives up to its name as it is very quiet.

There is a lovely bar with family area and a log fire which is great on a cool night, dogs are allowed in the bar. There is also a small shop.

We had a lovely week and would recommend this site.

Date of Visit: May 2012 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Kenbongo 2 reviews from this member

We visited this site after a couple of friends with campervans had raved about it. I know exactly why they did, it truly lives up to the name.

The owners are really nice, friendly and helpful. We are big fans of small, tranquil sites and having heard there was a bar on site, we wondered what it would be like.

The bar is a converted barn with some of the nicest old touches, and a fantastic open fire. They serve local brewed beer which is very nice, the whole place is quiet and relaxing.

Unfortunately the weather wasn't the best but we could still see that on clear days the views would be fantastic.

The owners really care about the environment and are regularly planting new trees and doing all the can for the wildlife etc in the area.

The shower and toilet facilities are spotless, and so are the washing up areas, also a nice touch particularly after a long day walking is the bathrooms (with yes. A bath!).

Will return without a shadow of a doubt, thoroughly recommended!

Date of Visit: March 2012 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: THERESA KERR 10 reviews from this member

This site is situated approximately seven miles from Junction 40 off the M6. You then turn off onto a narrow road which has a few passing places and the site is located high up with fantastic views of Ullswater.

The site has a small shop/reception which is well stocked.

The toilets are new and modern and I have to say that they are the best showers/toilets I have used and even better than the Caravan Club standard, which is saying something!

The owners have converted one of the farm buildings into a rather cosy pub, which houses a pool table, children's play area. When we were there, the log fire was on in the evening which just added to the ambience. They do not do food but there is a Hotel at the bottom of the road as you turn in and we sampled their food which is very good. This hotel has a really good atmosphere and was very busy when we were there.

The owners on site are very friendly and cannot do enough for you. The drive in and some of the pitches are quite steep which gave us a bit of a challenge as we tow a smart car on a trailer. The owner was passing and offered to assist.

Should mention the other service they provide is a fridge/freezer and kettle under an enclosed farm building which was used by the campers on site.

All in all a great site which we would highly recommend and we will definitely be back.

Date of Visit: April 2012 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Erri 2 reviews from this member

There was nothing about this site that justified or explained the extortionate fees. We stayed for a Sunday and Monday night and were charged 30. 00 per night.

The toilets were clean but only as clean as most over sites. Same with the showers. The site wasn't full but the toilets and showers still felt very busy.

We will not return to The Quiet Site site as there are plenty of other friendlier, more realistically priced sites in the area with better views then this one.

Date of Visit: March 2012 Unit:  Trailer Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Upsydaisy 4 reviews from this member

Lovely site, facilities good, pub lovely and well needed on a snowy cold night having a glass of red sat by a real fire.

10 amp not enough but was told this is due to be upgraded.

There were 2 bathrooms with baths which was fantastic when you have kids. Leave them in the warm bath whilst you get dressed then sort the kids out.

Loads of walks but you need a car for supplies.

Wardens friendly. Great for dogs. Kids playground probably needs some swings or something more for younger kids.

Electric kept tripping whilst we were there

Date of Visit: March 2012 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Gina1972 5 reviews from this member

My partner, I and our dog have just returned from this site, having stayed there for the weekend. We arrived to a nice welcome and were shown where our pitch was immediately and all of the facilities. We were a bit concerned that the tourers seemed to be close together and that we wouldn't get our awning put up and because of the graveled pitch, but when we got settled, there was plenty of room and we decided not to put up the awning anyway as the weather was nice.

We were given a hand drawn sheet of A4, detailing four walks from the site, ranging from 2 to 8 miles. However, we didn't do any of them as we ventured further afield over the weekend.

The showers etc are immaculate and free and there's a bath on site! Which my partner enjoyed, he said the water was nice and hot but that the bath wasn't that large (and he isn't a tall man).

There's a nice washing up area and free use of iron/ironing board. A washing machine and dryer are available also.

The pub is fabulous with its huge log fire and we enjoy a game of pool, but the cue was in need of replacing and there's a querky roof beam which hovers directly over the centre of the table - so watch your heads if you play!

There's a big park for kids to enjoy and plenty of space for little ones to run around and a small dog walking area. There's also a play room for children (and adults) to use near the pub.

Views from the top of the site are stunning on a clear day, looking over beautiful Ullswater. Tent pitches are at the top of the site and we couldn't see any hookups for campers, but I think this is planned and in progress. There are also holiday cottages, but we can't comment as didn't stay in one. There's a lovely area where the camping pods are situated and I think we counted 12 or 13 pods. But they having nothing inside, so it would be a case of taking everything but your tent! I have stayed on sites over the years where pods or wooden wigwams have had tv's, microwaves, fridges, seating/beds but there is a freezer/microwave available near reception.

Our electricity tripped but the owners were quick to come and return the supply to us and advising us not to use to many electricals at once!

The site was quiet on an evening and there were quite a few families etc staying at the time, we didn't hear any noise at all during our stay.

We came from the north to the site and took the right turn after The Brackenrigg Inn and the road is narrow, our tourer is only 17 foot long. We wouldn't advise towing anything bigger and agree with the site info of taking the next right turn - it is a long way round but would be better for larger units.

We are definitely returning and have left our tourer behind for a fortnight, utilising their storage service.

I wish we could add photos to Uk Campsite reviews as we have quite a few of the site and views from the site.

We can't wait to go back!

Date of Visit: February 2012 Unit:  Other Rating:
Reviewer: Wolfykaz123 1 review from this member

Just stayed at the quiet site for 2 nights. We stayed in a camping pod which was very clean and comfortable. With it being February, the wind was strong and it came into the pod so was quite cold at night. That was the only fault we found -although only to be expected. The facilities were very good, the shower and toilet blocks were very clean. The shop on site was well stocked and the owner was very helpful and friendly. The location was good and quite easy to find. Plenty to do around the area, local villages of Pooley Bridge and Glenridding provided good food. The playground on site was very good for the children. It kept the kids busy so that left us adults some free time. The bar on site was really nice - an olf converted barn with traditional beamed ceilings, and very cosy. It had a games room for the kids and a pool table for the adults. The bar was also well stocked up with drinks and alcahol. I would definitely reccommend the quiet site.

Date of Visit: February 2012 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: The Brackstones 1 review from this member

The Quiet Site is perfectly located near Ullswater. A perfect site for visiting Pooley Bridge and Glenridding. The on site pub is fantastic and was a perfect end to our day of walking in the surrounding area. The shower blocks were clean and tidy with plenty of hot water. The pitches at the top of the site had the best views. We were told to select any pitch we liked but the choice of pitch was narrowed down due to the incline of the pitch site from the road running around the site.

We would return to this site although we couldn't understand why there was a 12 price difference between a normal stay on a Wednesday in February to the Wednesday in the February half term. We felt that this was an unneccesary price hike to take advantage of school holidays. Especially as we agree with other people's comments about the water taps, so for 28 a night you were not receiving full facilities.

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