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Reviews of Waterside House Campsite

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Waterside House Campsite
Waterside House
Howtown
Penrith
Ullswater
Cumbria   (Browse area)
CA10 2NA
Tel: 01768 486332
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Open: 28/03/2024 to 01/11/2024
           

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 208 Reviews
                8/10 from 208 Reviews

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Who's it for
 Families Welcome   Not Members Only   Rallies Welcome   Not Naturist Site 
 Dogs Welcome   No Dogs Allowed   Groups Welcome   Motorbikers Welcome 
Facilities
 Toilet Facilities   Hot Showers   Washing Up   No Bathroom 
 Baby Changing Facilities   Laundry On Site   Drinking Water   Disabled Friendly 
 Chemical Disposal   No Battery Charging   Gas Exchange   Recycling Facilities 
 No Kitchen Facilities   Freezer / Fridge    Motorhome Point   Wifi Access 
 Shop On Site   Bar <1 mile   Restaurant or Cafe or Takeaway On Site 
Activities
 Kids Playground   No TV Room   No Games Room   No Evening Ents 
 Fishing On Site   Wild Swimming On Site   No Indoor Pool   No Outdoor Pool 
 Horse Riding <1 mile   Cycle Hire On Site   No Golf   No Tennis 
 Beach On Site   Watersports On Site   Boat Launch / Mooring On Site 
Other Features
 Sea Views   Working Farm   No Campfires Allowed 
 Lakeside Pitches   Public Transport <1 mile  Offroad Dog Walk On Site or Direct Access 

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Date of Visit: October 2021  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Touring Caravan
Nights stayed: 3 Travelling as:  Family with older children
Reviewer: Jburro 1 review from this member

 Views lovely! If paths/roads were covered with stones/ gravel it would be much nicer as it was very muddy and lots of pot holes.

Little shop and cafe on site but didn't use.

Short walk to lovely Pooley Bridge Village. 


Date of Visit: October 2021  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Motorhome
Nights stayed: 1 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Sueosu 1 review from this member

 What a beautiful place! We stopped here on the way to Scotland and really wanted to stop here on the way back!

Views were to die for, right on the lake ( we parked up further back but could still see the lake) within a short beautiful walk along the waters edge is the village with pubs and restaurants - really yummy food!

Site has all amenities. be careful after driving over water drain to deposit your water its a tight turn back out if you don't go back a little. I didn't and nearly took their drainpipe off!

The people working there are so nice and helpful.

Great for having fun in the lake.

All in all a great find and we will come back in the summer. 
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Date of Visit: September 2021 Unit:  Campervan
Nights stayed: 3 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Sue6 38 reviews from this member

 The upside; The Locations is good. You can walk along the lock to Pooley Bridge.

You can hire a canoe on site. Dog friendly.

The downside; It is a big busy site, the facilities were unclean it was busy.

Plenty of children running round. 


Date of Visit: August 2021  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Motorhome
Nights stayed: 1 Travelling as:  Family with young children
Reviewer: Momtaz 1 review from this member

 Beautiful campsite. Very popular and busy. I enjoyed my stay here. Everyone was very friendly.

Amazing views of Ulswater lake. If you have inflatable water rafts or anything to enjoy the lake pack it! I think you can do wild swimming. Double check with the campsite though. 


Date of Visit: September 2021 Unit:  Tent
Nights stayed: 2 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Madmags22 2 reviews from this member

 Lovely site but just so busy and noisy! Toilets ok but really not enough for the amount of people.

Signs in the ladies shower block saying do not brush your teeth there(!) There is a freezer for blocks but no fridge available. Sinks for dishwashing are in the open with no shelter apart from a couple at the entrance.

Donít consider this site if you want peace and quiet, itís full of families and friends in large groups. If that suits you itís lovely with access to the lake and a lakeside walk into pooley bridge and lots of dogs.

Doubt if weíll be back though. 
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Date of Visit: June 2021 Unit:  Tent
Nights stayed: 5 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Annemariefields 2 reviews from this member

 Waterside site is in a beautiful location, with amazing views, situated right on the banks of lake Ullswater

Excellent facilities on site

Site staff were very helpful and friendly, even with the site being full throughout our stay!

Very quiet site after 10pm 
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Date of Visit: June 2021  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Campervan
Nights stayed: 3 Travelling as:  Retired couple
Reviewer: Julesmorris 33 reviews from this member

 We usually avoid large sites but this one was nice - adequate facilities, plentiful hot water, good weather, lakeside site (kayak and paddleboard hire)

Reasonably quiet (even during the Euros),

Friendly staff and easy walking distance to Pooley Bridge.

We'll use it again. 


Date of Visit: April 2021  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Tent
Nights stayed: 2 Travelling as:  Solo traveller
Reviewer: Mjhill 3 reviews from this member

 Fabulous setting, very helpful and polite people working at the site.

Ideal place for walking from site or travel by car to start your hike. Not far either into pooley bridge which offers few pubs, cafes and shops.

You could actually stay at the site and fish, swim or kayak, loads of other things to do than just walk.

I will be back. 
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Date of Visit: September 2020  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Tent
Nights stayed: 5 Travelling as:  Family with older children
Reviewer: Dpholm 1 review from this member

 Excellent, beautiful site at the side of the lake, great facilities good on site cafe.

Nice easy walk into Pooley Bridge where there are enty of pubs/eating places. 
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Date of Visit: September 2020 Unit:  Other
Nights stayed: 3 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: BobCat10 25 reviews from this member

 Just returned having spent 3 nights in a POD at Waterside Farm.

The location was PERFECT, the PODs are separate from the rest of the site.

Stunning views, so lucky with the weather.

I was able to access Barton Fell and follow the scenic Ullswater Way to Howtown and back, a steady 8mile undulating route. Fab.

The facilities on site are 1st class, the staff are accommodating and happy to pass the time of day.

Pooley Bridge is a short walk away along the lake shore.

For me it was the easy access to the fells and get away to enjoy nature.

We'd forgotten just how good it is to spend some time in the UK and only 2hrs away.

A great site, thankfully not too commercial like the one nearby that we don't talk about. Horses for courses and all that. 
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Is Waterside House Campsite child friendly?  YES, it accepts children & has a playground  View all facilities

Where is the nearest shop to Waterside House Campsite?  There is a shop on site  View all facilities

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