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Waterside House Campsite
Waterside House
Cumbria   (Browse area)
CA10 2NA
Tel: 01768 486332
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Pitches: 120
Open: 17/04/2021 to 01/11/2021
           01/03/2022 to 30/11/2022

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 195 Reviews
                8/10 from 195 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: 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.

Don’t consider this site if you want peace and quiet, it’s full of families and friends in large groups. If that suits you it’s lovely with access to the lake and a lakeside walk into pooley bridge and lots of dogs.

Doubt if we’ll 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 9 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 2 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 23 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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Date of Visit: July 2020 Unit:  Motorhome
Nights stayed: 4 Travelling as:  Family with older children
Reviewer: Sssnake 37 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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