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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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Pitches: 120
Open: 28/03/2024 to 01/11/2024
           

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 210 Reviews
                8/10 from 210 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: May 2024  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Tent
Nights stayed: 3 Travelling as:  Family with young children
Reviewer: Kevan9 1 review from this member

 The campsite is excellent well laid out excellent facilities and excellent location, really enjoyed our holiday

The location to easily walk into Pooley Bridge and enjoy the restaurants in the town was an excellent bonus 
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Date of Visit: May 2024  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Campervan
Nights stayed: 3 Travelling as:  With friends
Reviewer: Claire 1 review from this member

 Beautiful site on the edge of the lake so great for paddle boarders etc,

Short walk into town around the lake.

The shower block and toilets are very clean. , 
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Date of Visit: July 2023 Unit:  Motorhome
Nights stayed: 5 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Ande 3 reviews from this member

 Fantastic location right next to the Lake, which is ideal for water based activities. Really nice easy walk into Pooley Bridge.

Facilities clean and adequate. There is a cafe and shop on site. Watersports centre on site.

Downsides are it's expensive but you are paying for the location.

However if you pay for a premium pitch right on the lake then be prepared for people to walk right through your pitch to gain access to the lake rather than using the other access points.

Lots of dogs off lead on the site during our stay. Overall this site is good and we would come back. 
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Date of Visit: June 2023 Unit:  Tent
Nights stayed: 20 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Kevdev 1 review from this member

 We have been using this site for the last 20 years and the facilities continue to get better and better. If tents are not for you, then there are luxury ‘wigwams’ and pods with full electricity, heating etc. Which are handy for shorter breaks.

The main selling point for this campsite is that it is right next to the lake, perfect access for a multitude of water sports.

The facilities are spotlessly clean on this family run site and caters for all your needs.

The site is situated a short 20 minute walk along the lakeside right into the village of Pooley Bridge where you have the choice of three pubs all of which serve food.

I would highly recommend this site situated perfectly for exploring the north and south Lakeland. 
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Date of Visit: June 2023  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Tent
Nights stayed: 1 Travelling as:  Solo traveller
Reviewer: Robert 2 reviews from this member

 One night stay touring on motorcycle. Been a few times previously with family.

Great location and facilities.

Love the walk into Pooley Bridge on an evening.

Will be back soon 
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Date of Visit: September 2022  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Tent
Nights stayed: 3 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Nmcfar 1 review from this member

 As you will find on your booking information we use your site regular. We have to give it 10/10 very well maintained fields

Immaculate facilities

Lovely hot clean showers

Great cafe with excellent quality food.

Staff go above and beyond.

Lady in office/shop always has a smile 😃 and gives time to chat

We as Mcfarlane family always tell friends & neighbours about your perfectly situated site beside lake.

My young grandchildren came in Sumner and loved being in the water right beside the tents.

Can't wait for next visit 😍 
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Date of Visit: September 2022 Unit:  Motorhome
Nights stayed: 1 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Crazy Maisie 40 reviews from this member

 Stayed at this site towards the end of a 2000 mile trip around the coast of Scotland, starting in the Midlands, so this was the 21st out of 22 sites we used.

Lovely position of the edge of Ullswater with access for water sports and it had a cafe and a shop but at £32 per night for a motorhome pitch with EHU it was overpriced.

The facilities, which were new, clean and modern, were inadequate in number for the volume of campers; it was absolutely rammed, mostly with tenters, so their demand for facilities is obviously higher.

We were doubtful we'd get a shower if we didn't get in early so 6am we're in the facilities only the water comes through cold for at least 2 minutes and only operates for seconds at a time so you have to stand under cold water continually pressing the button until the warm makes an appearance.

The ground leading to pitches was just compressed soil mixed with stones wholly unsuitable for the Lake District, getting around it was virtually a dance due to the proliferation of puddles.

The recycling bins didn't have a plastics disposal bin, the general waste bins were filthy and smelly and we never found the grey water disposal.

Sadly it was the most disappointing of all the sites and dampened what had been an absolutely amazing trip. 


Date of Visit: September 2022  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Campervan
Nights stayed: 2 Travelling as:  Solo traveller
Reviewer: Gazw30 1 review from this member

 Well ran, tidy,

Close to the Water,

Showerblocks free, washing facilities and toilets all clean.

Close to walks, village, pubs and attractions.

Close to the Motorway 
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Date of Visit: August 2022 Unit:  Tent
Nights stayed: 5 Travelling as:  With friends
Reviewer: HenryJF 8 reviews from this member

 Great site adjacent to the lake,

Facilities were regularly cleaned and despite site being full it didn’t feel crowded.

Ideal for kids and families in general but not if you're looking for a romantic getaway.

On-site shop handy with cafe and Pooley Bridge village itself only a quick mile walk away. 
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Date of Visit: July 2022  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Tent
Nights stayed: 3 Travelling as:  Family with young children
Reviewer: Devsam 1 review from this member

 Fantastic place with amazing scenery.

Great on-site facility well kept and a brilliant well price cafe & shop.

Cathy was brilliant!

Park for the kids, water sports available the full package 
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Is Waterside House Campsite child friendly?  YES, it accepts children & has a playground  View all facilities

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