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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)
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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 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 79 to 84                 Previous 6          Next 6
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Date of Visit: September 2008 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: Aaduff 4 reviews from this member

Just had a weekend and a then a week at the site after having placed our Tourer on site until January.

Very well recommended.

The toilet blocks are spotless and the showers are lovely and warm.

Never too far from running water and the bins to dispose of rubbish. Mostly electric hook ups apart from the main camping area at the front of the site.

The children's playground isn't the best as it is a mix of two kiddy swings, two older swings and a small slide plus a curious wooden boat along with a small castle construction.

Very handy site as it is close to the A591 and its around a 35 minute walk into Staveley along a green lane and then a road where you can catch a train or a bus to other Lake District locations.

We also during our week stay took a pram along the green lane and part of the Dales Way into Windermere a lovely 6 mile walk if your that way inclined.

Can get a little busy at Weekends but a bit quieter during the week. Small reception/shop is handy for all the little essentials and the Whistling Pig also has a family room which serves some nice bar food.

If you get the chance to go you wont be disappointed.

Date of Visit: August 2008 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Playford 14 reviews from this member

Second visit to this site and the kid's favourite. This is a large site, but broken up into smaller fields making it seem smaller. Great Facilities with two well maintained shower blocks, a Pub and beer garden and a small shop with the essentials. Helpful and friendly staff.
We were pitched on a small row of around five tents, with the rest of the pitches being caravan hard standings. There is a separate field for tents without electric near the entrance and grass pitches in other fields, so plenty of space for tents.
The site is quite isolated with Windermere a 15min car drive away, but a great spot to explore the Southern Lakes from. Would recommend and we will (hopefully) be back next year.

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.

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