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The Croft: Caravans Lodges & Apartments
North Lonsdale Road
Cumbria   (Browse area)
LA22 0NX
Tel: 01539 436 374
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Pitches: 54
Open: 01/01/2024 to 31/12/2024

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 116 Reviews
                9/10 from 116 Reviews

 No Tents   No Caravans   No Motorhomes   No Campervans 
 No Glamping Units   Holiday Homes for Hire   No Statics for Sale   No Seasonal Pitches 
 No Electric Hookups   No Hardstandings   No Fully Serviced Pitches   Show Full Facilities
Who's it for
 Families Welcome   Not Members Only   No Rallies   Not Naturist Site 
 Dogs Welcome   No Dogs Allowed   Groups Welcome 
 Toilet Facilities   Hot Showers   Washing Up   Bathroom 
 No Baby Changing   Laundry On Site   Drinking Water   Disabled Friendly 
 Chemical Disposal   No Battery Charging   No Gas Exchange   Recycling Facilities 
 No Kitchen Facilities   No Freezer / Fridge    Motorhome Point   Wifi Access 
 Shop <1 mile   Bar <1 mile   Restaurant or Cafe or Takeaway <1 mile 
 No Playground   TV Room   Games Room   No Evening Ents 
 Fishing <1 mile   No Wild Swimming   No Indoor Pool   No Outdoor Pool 
 Horse Riding <5 miles   No Cycle Hire   No Golf   Tennis <1 mile 
 No Beach   Watersports <5 miles   No Boat Launch 
Other Features
 No Sea Views   Not Working Farm   No Campfires Allowed   Open All Year 
 No Waterside Pitches   Public Transport <1 mile  No Dog Walk 

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Date of Visit: July 2022  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Static
Nights stayed: 7 Travelling as:  Solo traveller
Reviewer: Flicky 1 review from this member

 Had a most wonderful time and look forward to another visit to The Croft camp site,

The location being central to the Village of hawkshead is an asset. 

Date of Visit: May 2018 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: Liz+ ant Slade 33 reviews from this member

 Great site which is perfectly situated for visiting the delightful village of Hawkshead where there are at least four decent pubs. From there there are many bus routes into other areas if you don't want to use your car

Facilities are ok and staff friendly and helpful.

Only concern is the road into the area which is twisty and single track in some cases.

We are going back this year and next year and next year 

Date of Visit: April 2018 Unit:  Motorhome
Nights stayed: 4 Travelling as:  With friends
Reviewer: Ann Jeanes 1 review from this member

 A very nice campsite extremely convenient for Hawkshead village (200 yards). The facilities were very clean and spacious. A very warm well fitted out Tv/games/library room. Waste points for both grey and chemical waste. Perfect for a long or short stay with fantastic walking direct from the site or a short bus ride away. 

Date of Visit: November 2017 Unit:  Motorhome
Reviewer: Brendanr2004 636 reviews from this member

 This is a perfectly located site for the village of Hawkshead, which is just minutes walking from the site. It's a great little village and certainly worth a visit.

Good walking in the area, but you need to drive further afield to the Langdales or Coniston for more adventurous trips.

Site facilities good and staff helpful. 

Date of Visit: September 2017 Unit:  Motorhome
Reviewer: Mickngayle 3 reviews from this member

 This was a very nice site located just a couple of minutes walk from Hawkshead village. It had excellent facilities for motorhomes. Fresh water, grey waste disposal, TV point and electric hookup were all available on large flat hardstanding pitches. There was a well equipped TV lounge where free wifi was available along with a pool table, books, games and lots of local information.

The shower facilities were a little odd, being made up of a gent's shower block and 3 individual unisex complete shower rooms. These shower rooms, one of which was a bath with shower over opened directly from the outside. There were no mats for wiping muddy feet or anti slip mats. Neither was there a mop to wipe slippy or muddy floors. Also on one occasion (even though I went early) the water was barely warm enough. These were minor complaints and not enough to put us off returning. What would put us off though is the journey. The roads around Hawkshead are extremely narrow and quite busy. 


Date of Visit: July 2016 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: Carreglwyd 1 review from this member

 A very nice site. Hawkshead village directly opposite with excellent restaurants but booking is recommended in high season. Very clean toilet block with hot showers. Plenty of space between pitches.

Welcoming and helpful staff without being invasive!

The only drawback are the narrow roads leading to the village of Hawkshead but there are plenty of passing bays. The site is very convenient for visiting Ambleside, Windermere and other attractions,

Would visit again. 

Date of Visit: May 2016 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Humberstunner 1 review from this member

 Great campsite, this has the best electric hook up facilities for camping which include your own water and TV socket.

The showers and toilet facilities are superbly clean and modern and the place is just across the road from Hawkshead which has a reasonably priced co-op and four not so reasonably priced pubs.

Also included is free wifi which you can access in the TV room, though we could pick this up from our tent. A pool table and even a bus service to Ambleside.

The only thing missing was views of mountains but they would have been a bit harder to supply. 

Date of Visit: September 2015 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: JuanHuNose 4 reviews from this member

 Very well located site, just a matter of yards from the village. We pitched on a hard standing pitch, flat and level and with hook up for electric, water, waste water and TV. It was a little noisy, but we picked a site next to the road so was to be expected, pitches further away were probably less affected.

Toilet block arrangement seemed strange, a `gents` with loos, urinals and showers, then `unisex` rooms. SWMBO said there wasn`t a `ladies` as such which is unusual. Facilities were clean and serviceable, but SWMBO said that one of the unisex rooms had no loo paper for a couple of days on the bounce which suggests they may not be cleaned/inspected daily.

Other than booking in we never really saw any staff, which was fine, and the site never appeared to be over-regimented.

Would we stop here again? Absolutely not, but that is no reflection on the site or the staff - if you want a site adjacent to a pretty village with all the facilities you could want, you may struggle to do better. The problem we found was actually with the locals running the village businesses, who with very few exceptions are ignorant and rude which is quite amazing as without the visiting public they would have little or no customers (or income). If I can manage a `please`, `thank you` or `good morning` and I`m spending money in their shops I don`t think unreasonable to expect some sort of response. There are so many other stunning areas of the Lake District that don`t seem to resent visitors it makes sense to visit them, and not Hawkshead. A shame for the site, really. 

Date of Visit: August 2015 Unit:  Static
Reviewer: Simon harrison 1 review from this member

 This is the first time as a family that we had booked a static caravan for a holiday as we normally go under canvas as campers. However as we were looking at a 5 hour journey from home to the site with a 7 year old, 9 year old (are we there yet ) and dog only having to take our clothes was a great attraction to booking a caravan. The caravan was superb, clean, warm and new just as the web site stated every thing you could need was supplied including all bedding and towels. Hawkshead as a village is a great base to explore the Lake District as it is situated between Coniston and Windermere and is very well supplied by pubs, tea rooms and artisan food shops as well as a late night Co-Op for those every day needs. There is also a good selection of out door shops for all your expedition clothing needs. The staff at the croft were always helpful and polite and the site seemed to be immaculate there is a local milkman who comes round most days, there is also a TV room with pool table and books and comfy sofas and chairs, all in all a great location for a holiday will be returning in the future. 

Date of Visit: June 2015 Unit:  Motorhome
Reviewer: RIMMER 203 reviews from this member

 In general I thought this quite a nice site with a pitch where you want policy so motorhomers beware however this site is ideal for leaving the unit behind and go anywhere in the lakes by bus which can be caught from the village less than 5 mins away. Toilets/showers to a high standard especially so the unisex shower rooms. Site a bit open and road noise only during the day. The hard-standing pitches are all fully serviced including TV point however the cost is on the high end at 29/night, a lot more than I normally pay, I suppose this is reflected to the proximity of the local village. There are four pubs in the village, all do food and many serve the local Hawkshead beers. 

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