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Waterside House Campsite
Waterside House
Cumbria   (Browse area)
CA10 2NA
Tel: 01768 486332
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Pitches: 120
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 
 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 
 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: July 2020 Unit:  Motorhome
Nights stayed: 4 Travelling as:  Family with older children
Reviewer: Sssnake 39 reviews from this member

 Fabulous. A busy family campsite on the shores of beautiful Ullswater. Given the numbers of people I was amazed at how pristine the washrooms were at all times. A credit to the staff.

There are a limited number of hook up pitches and a good number of hard standings. Hook ups are allocated in advance but everything else is ‘first come first served’.

Great food served from Cathy’s Diner, the breakfast baps are humungous.

We recommend this site to anyone who wants easy access to the lake, walking in the fells or a short stroll to a village with some good pubs. 

Date of Visit: July 2020 Unit:  Tent
Nights stayed: 5 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Jettyboy100 1 review from this member

 Great location next to lake as we love to swim and kayak. Nice walk into Pooley Bridge.

Unfortunately I found the site too busy especially with current covid situation. People squeezing into places that should have been left empty but with no policing by the owners this was bound to happen.

Also large group of selfish chavs arrived behind us (approx 8 adults & 10 kids) shouting and screaming and playing loud music well into the night spoilt the holiday for us.

Shame because some parts of this large site were peaceful and if we were staying longer we would have moved our tent. Maybe the owners could provide a quiet section for couples who just want a bit of peace and quiet, it's definitely large enough to do this.

Would maybe return outside of school holidays simply because of the location, otherwise no thanks! 

Date of Visit: August 2020 Unit:  Tent
Nights stayed: 3 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Trevorandfiona 11 reviews from this member

 This was the only site we could book because of the Covid problem this year - all our usual ones were full already. Sadly it was very disappointing.

It was total chaos with no marked pitches and nobody there to check where people were putting their tents meaning that their 3m rule was a joke. The ‘no groups’ rule was also absurd with several very large groups on our field alone (one close to our tent was a circle composed of 8 tents and cars).

There is supposed to be silence after 11pm (already a bit late really) but each night we were there the noise continued well on past midnight. We even texted the warden at 11pm when it was particularly bad but there was no reply and no solution to the problem.

The next morning we were woken by a camper flying a drone overhead at 6. 30am! All in all a great site if you are coming to party unrestricted but you can forget relaxing in peace and quiet or getting any sleep at all. 
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Date of Visit: September 2019 Unit:  Campervan
Nights stayed: 2 Travelling as:  Family with young children
Reviewer: Jenny-B-G 2 reviews from this member

 Had a great stay at this campsite.

It ticked a lot of boxes. Immaculate toilets and showers, location on Ullswater including boat hire, short walk into Pooley Bridge, Cafe, shop, campfires allowed and breath taking views.

Only small problem was that the grass was so long, which was a bit annoying.

Will definitely return, maybe with my mower. 
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Date of Visit: June 2019 Unit:  Tent
Nights stayed: 2 Travelling as:  Family with young children
Reviewer: Lynetty 3 reviews from this member

 We've stayed here around 4 or 5 times and it gets better and better. Lovely facilities, perfect location, shame they don't sell a couple of beers on site, but otherwise perfect.

Great for kids building their confidence on the water.

Will be back very soon! 
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Date of Visit: May 2019 Unit:  Tent
Nights stayed: 4 Travelling as:  Family with young children
Reviewer: MandE 7 reviews from this member

 Great site for a family with amazing views across Ullswater. We had an EHU pitch which was on pea gravel which we hadn't pitched on before, but it was fine.

Facilities on site were great, and the walk along the lakeside to Pooley Bridge was wonderful. 
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Date of Visit: May 2019 Unit:  Campervan
Nights stayed: 2 Travelling as:  With friends
Reviewer: Arnoldbongo 7 reviews from this member

 Location is perfect. Easy stroll into pooley bridge wheres there's lovely pubs and you can catch the ulswater steamer and travel aroumd the lake. We had lake side camping so the views were amazing.

Lovely clean site, lots of space. Food (vegan ice cream and pizza options too)

Canoe hire.

What more would you need. Couldnt recommend more 
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Date of Visit: March 2019 Unit:  Campervan
Nights stayed: 2 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Gallabers Traveller 11 reviews from this member

 Really like this site. It is clearly still a proper farm with a campsite, meaning that agricultural sights sounds and smells are par for the course!

Having said that, the aspect from the camping field is to die for, with glorious views up and down the lake and up to Helvellyn,
(snow covered when we visited)

Pooley Bridge is a 20 min stroll away along the lakeside path for retail and pubs, but if you are looking to get your own craft on the water, you may not need to venture far for all necessities.

There is now a brilliant cafe on site which we can highly recommend. 
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Date of Visit: September 2018 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Gooner8026 1 review from this member

 Very friendly staff, nice and peaceful on the shore of Ullswater. 20 minute amble into pooley bridge for shops and pubs, the crown inns fillet steak is fab, booking recommended.

Excellent recently refurbished toilets and showers, shame people cant read polite signs and follow the instructions when leaving said facilities. There is a small van on site offering hot food and drink to take away ( open friday night all day saturday and sunday morning).

One small criticism, it could do with some lighting around the pitching areas as its very dark. All in all a great little site with very friendly staff. 

Date of Visit: May 2018 Unit:  Campervan
Reviewer: BeachDog 30 reviews from this member

 Campsite on the edge of Ullswater, mix of hard standing and grass pitches, mostly level. Camper van pitches available next to the waterside but no EHU.

Hardstanding pitches away from the waterside have EHU. Access for launching small boats, canoes, SUP's.

Great new clean facilities with a small shop on site. It is a working farm and you have to drive past farm buildings into the site. The farm dogs are around and are lively but very friendly.

Easy 15 min lakeside walk to Pooley Bridge and steamer pier. Very family friendly site with big fields for play. 

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