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Hillcroft Park
Roe Head Lane
Pooley Bridge
Cumbria   (Browse area)
CA10 2LT   See Map
Tel: 01768 486363
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Pitches: 75
Open: March To November

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 54 Reviews
                9/10 from 54 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 <1 mile   Restaurant <1 mile   Wifi Access 
 Kids Playground   TV Room   Games Room   Evening Entertainment 
 Fishing <1 mile   Wild Swimming   Indoor Pool   Outdoor Pool 
 Horse Riding <5 miles   Cycle Hire <10 miles   Golf <5 miles   Tennis 
 Beach   Watersports <1 mile   Boat Launch / Mooring <1 mile 
Other Features
 Sea Views   Working Farm   Campfires Allowed   Open All Year 
 Waterside Location   Dog Walk   Public Transport <1 mile 

Reviews:  54 in total, now showing 1 to 6                 Previous 6          Next 6
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Date of Visit: May 2018 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Mickcaro 6 reviews from this member

Just returned from 4 nights here over a busy bank holiday weekend.

It's a huge park, about 2 thirds statics and lodges with 2 camping fields, pods and 2 caravan areas. The whole park is clean, tidy and well looked after and there are always friendly staff about. Handy shop for essentials and fresh coffee, and a large play area and ball field for the kids.

We booked one of the new super pitches at the top and it was enormous. Space for the caravan, awning and 2 cars, with water and drainage and a tv aerial point. Lovely views looking down over the park and across the valley with a glimpse of the lake. The only minor niggle was that the hard standing consisted of very large chunks of rock and slate which isn't great under the groundsheet, especially with a toddler.

I don't normally rave about shower facilities but the brand new shower/loo block is amazing. Stone floors, powerful hot (free) showers with motion sensors, loads of space for changing and I never once had to queue despite how busy it was. Hairdryers in both the women's and men's, huge potwash area outside and even a special doggy shower outside. They also have luxurious private bathrooms with jacuzzi baths that you can rent per night.

The location is great, 10 minutes walk from Pooley Bridge with lots of walks on the doorstep and beautiful views down the lake towards Helvellyn. You can catch the steamer from Pooley Bridge and stop at various points around the lake. 3 nice pubs and a couple of cafes and shops. About 15 minutes drive to Penrith. A totally relaxing few days and I'd recommend this site to anyone.

Date of Visit: August 2017 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Tibbs1cat 3 reviews from this member

Went with my wife and 3 kids, Never again! the pitch was mud and needs leveling out, Ball games all day against our tent from as early as 7:30! A hot tub nearby at a static that was humming on and off all night keeping us all awake, the owners were there and never even used it! a groundsman said he would tell reception and get it sorted, well if he did nothing was done about it!

Seems if you're camping, nobody seems to care! We also booked on the understanding the new facilities would be open, they were not! they managed to get all the extra new hard standing done though to make the already over used toilet/shower block even worse! one night there was no toilet roll! we left tired and feeling we needed a weeks holiday just to catch up on our sleep! when you pay nearly 200 you at least expect a decent QUIET nights sleep!

Date of Visit: April 2017 Unit:  Other Rating:
Reviewer: Barty38 1 review from this member

We stayed in a pod on this beautiful campsite, we had a wonderful time on our mini break here. The toilet block was clean and tidy, we noticed a new block in the process of being built which is good to see for future visitors. The staff were extremely friendly and all in all we couldn't fault the experience.

Date of Visit: August 2015 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Newnatjj 19 reviews from this member

Two adults, two kids (aged 16 & 13) plus dog, Gelert Bliss 4 & EHU.

Returned from a nice 4 night stay at Hillcroft after one of the best online booking systems I have come across; you can choose the pitch you want as it shows you the ones that are available for the dates you've selected. We did arrive 45 minutes earlier than pitch time and although our pitch was empty we were asked to have a walk around the area and return for the allocated 12pm check in time.

Hillcroft Park is just a short walk away from Pooley Bridge which is a lovely village at the end of Ullswater. The village has lots of little shops, a post office, several pubs, a small camping shop (although this is up for sale so I don't know how long it will remain), tea rooms, lots of lovely walks along Ullswater, the river and woodland. You can also catch the Steamer which takes you to Glenridding. We did this and purchased an all day ticket, which allowed us to hop on/off at different piers along the lake; well worth the money. We did pay the additional cost on the steamer to allow us to go to Aira Force which was beautiful.

The site has two camping fields and then a large area of statics. We were pitched on the first field which also has camping pods, at the bottom of a slope. The camping fields are surrounded by shrubs/small trees. One word of advice would be not to park on the grass - we did this and our car got stuck! We were very lucky with the weather while we were there but I could imagine the field getting muddy and possibly boggy with a lot of rain.

The facilities are situated on the edge of the statics. There was plenty of showers and toilets. These were given a quick clean a couple of times a day, however I do feel they would benefit from a deep clean. You are able to adjust the temperature on the showers and these were powerful enough - no push buttons neither which was great! It is definitely a struggle getting dry & changed though - two hooks available and anything left on the floor of the tiny dry area ended up soaked. Washing up area is outside but these are under cover.

It cost 130 for 4 nights for the 4 of us, dog and electric. Fairly priced for the area, I would not be happy paying more for the site though.

There is a lovely play park for the kids, plenty of grass to play on, and wifi available at an additional cost. This was expensive - 6 per day or you could pay 12 for 3 days; anything to keep the teens happy though I guess!

Ullswater is a stunning location, which we will definitely return to - possibly staying at Hillcroft Park again.

Date of Visit: July 2015 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Davy / Jean 8 reviews from this member

Spent 4 great nights on this site, when arrived we were instructed of size of pitch & we explained it might be tight, we looked at pitch & this was to small, returned to reception & informed them it was to small, the lady on reception allocated the pitch next & said we could turn tent sideways, this was superb for our set up.

The site is very clean & well maintained, The location is great for a base in the lakes with all roads very easy accessed, Penrith is 6 miles away & has a go outdoors in case you need anything.

Poorley Bridge is a 5 minute walk,

The steamer pier is there & worth while purchasing a all day ticket this allows you to jump on & off the steamer also taking in some great sights of ullswater, Aira force is well worth visiting.

My only issue was Wifi that was chargeable where all sites now have this free.

We will be using this site as our base on further visits to the lakes

Date of Visit: July 2015 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Amanda.ferrol 2 reviews from this member

A lovely clean site, busy but not noisy and very friendly. Not over crowded and well maintained grounds. Handy little shop. Showers hot and powerful but could do with extra room to get ready as difficult to get dry in small area. Very handy to walk into village, good play area for kids. Pubs dog friendly with plenty outdoor sitting areas in nice weather. Lovely tearooms also dog friendly. Well stocked food shop and a lovely little gift shop.

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