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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 114 Reviews
                9/10 from 114 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:  114 in total, now showing 73 to 78                 Previous 6          Next 6
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Date of Visit: May 2009 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Karend123 5 reviews from this member

I visited this site over May bank holiday with friends and booked on the basis of the reviews on this site.

I admit to having high standards and I can say that I wasn't disappointed with this site; it is without doubt one of the best I have ever visited!

Our friends went camping for the 1st time & were so impressed with the site they are now hooked! I have already booked this site again for a long weekend in July as it is only 45 mins from home and yet feels like a million miles away due to the peace & tranquillity!

In every aspect the site was 5*; staff really friendly & helpful, site is well drained, beautifully landscaped and wildlife was in abundance everywhere.

The toilets & showers were modern and kept immaculately clean. (lovely hot showers using push button)

The pitches were well tended and spacious. Although the site was full it was really peaceful and the 'no late noise' rule was completely adhered to, which helped ensure a goods night sleep!

I would really recommending getting the right size pitch for your needs though, as our van is 26ft long, unfortunately we forgot to mention this when we booked and the standard pitch was tight in length and the van ended up sticking out onto the road which wasn't ideal. The larger pitches would have been better as we were worried about someone hitting the van hitch as they drove past in the dark. As the site was full we couldn't move, but it was our fault not the sites and it was a lesson learnt!

There is a lovely little bar on site, but it really is very small (observation not a complaint), so if you want a chair or table get there early!

The site is quite isolated and access is via a narrow track approx 2 miles off the main road & through beautiful bluebell woods. Again not a criticism, but be prepared to drive to get to shops & pubs.

The site is only 5-10 minutes drive into Windermere; if you wanted to walk it would take about 30 minutes (as the site is in Stavely not Windermere)There is a small supermarket, loads of lovely local shops and there is so much to do in the local area. I would really recommend Muncaster Castle for a full day out. Also Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway is wonderful; get off at the end & do the walk up to the waterfalls - there is plenty of places for a picnic & the waterfalls are stunning!

I didn't notice if there was much for the kids to do as mine are all grown up: but the kids we saw seemed happy riding thier bikes around and exploring the trees, hedges & countryside.

I would highly recommend this site & feel sure you wouldn't be disappointed. This site is a real credit to the C&C Club!

Date of Visit: June 2009 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Dan Mac 4 reviews from this member

Stayed here for 1st ever camping trip. Arrived 6.15pm Friday and after a friendly greeting and some basic instructions we were given a couple of options of where to pitch by helpful camp staff. We pitched in a fairly level area near the reception and on-site pub. There was a backpackers hut right there for washing up and people seemed to gather there at night to drink and be merry.

Can't fault anything really except maybe they could add another half hour to the pub opening hrs;-)

A great place for us to start our camping careers!

Date of Visit: June 2009 Unit:  Trailer Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Gina_g 3 reviews from this member

A really nice family site.

We spent a lovely weekend here, despite the horrific weather.

We were met on arrival by Bob who escorted us on his cycle to our spot. He helped us push the trailer into position and told us where everything was. This is a huge site but due to the layout it doesn't feel it. It is completely surrounded by lovely countryside, loads of wildlife around, the kids sat inches away from rabbits and pheasants and the birds squalk a lovely tune as it breaks daylight!

The play area suits older children well although it's out of the way and they have to be supervised, the shop stocks everything you could ever need, they were even selling a TV for £20!

The small pub looks good and the family room is great, we went in one lunchtime and although it wasn't open they let us in and even put on the TV for us.

We didn't get to enjoy any of the walks but the scenery is great.

The showers were lovely, spotless, hot and heated. Small cubicles with sinks in were great for getting the family ready.

The only complaint I have is I paid £7 for 24 hours internet and was unable to connect! The wireless connection can only be picked up if you're close to reception. Other than that I would not hesitate to return, hopefully with better weather this time.

Date of Visit: May 2009 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: MandyLou29 15 reviews from this member

We were very suited with this site. Warm welcome at reception and showed to our pitch which was in a nice location. We needed rock pegs so go prepared.

Found the warden to be very precise over the spacing and how much room you were allowed to consume so he came back to check on our canopy and windbreak location and let it be as the site was pretty quiet. He explained his reasons which were fair so canít complain but would bear it in mind if booking again in peak season.

We had a wander round the site and it was very clean and tidy, nice children's play area and all very scenic. Shop sells essentials but thatís about it. They say thereís a pub on site but itís really more of a room with pub style furniture. Donít get me wrong, we were happy with it but itís just not very big and we sometimes struggled to get a seat.

Thereís a more family friendly room attached to it with pool table etc. Children werenít allowed in the actual bar area. The toilet/ shower blocks and wash up facilities were always clean and thereís plenty to go round so canít find any complaints. We had to pay a refundable deposit (£10) for a key fob which operates the barrier system at the entrance. It locks down at 11pm at which time you have to leave your vehicle in the overnight parking area. A nice safety touch.

The site was further from Windermere itself than we expected (about 5 miles) but only a short drive away and we were happy with that. We love Ambleside and spent a day there and we also had a day walking round Bowness, all within short distance.

The site itself is by a busy A Road so no real walks from the site or anything in walking distance so be prepared for a drive out. Thereís a nice discount warehouse down the road selling outdoor gear although they didnít seem to be discount prices but very nice store. Thereís also a garage just down the road which is convenient. Thereís a Spar shop in nearby Staveley, thatís probably the closest supermarket.

We very much enjoyed our stay and can recommend to others. We will definitely be returning.

Date of Visit: March 2009 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: Davidxyz 6 reviews from this member

Just spent two nights here.

It's a big site but is broken up into smaller smaller areas, so doesn't feel too big. Pitches are spacious and well kept. Electric hookups and water, waste water, bins close by.

Excellent toilets, showers, never had to queue. Onsite pub is ok apart from uncomfortable seats. No other pubs within walking distance.

Quiet lane next to site leading to open fields with good views. Short drive to Kendal or Windermere. Lots to do in the surrounding area.

Friendly, helpful staff. Highly recommended.

Date of Visit: January 2009 Unit:  Motorhome
Reviewer: Checkett 8 reviews from this member

We stayed here for 2 nights in our motorhome with our 2 dogs. The walks were great the weather was ok but very cold (however what do you expect in January), but what I would most like to comment on is the owners/employees. As this was only the 2nd time we had used our new motorhome, we were still very new to it. What started out as a nightmare weekend with everything possible going wrong for us, was soon sorted by 'Bob'. When we went to go out on our first morning after we arrived out motorhome battery was a flat as a doh doh. Bob brought his tractor over to our van and jump started us. Also on arrival we could not get any water to come out of our taps so resided ourselves to filling up bottles from the outside tap as we thought our tank was frozen it wasn't. Whatever it was that was wrong, 'Bob fixed it' for us. Great site. We would definitely stop there again. Very friendly

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