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Ashes Exclusively Adult Caravan Park
New Hutton
(the Lake District)
Cumbria   (Browse area)
Tel: 01539 731833  or  07384 757195
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Pitches: 24
Open: 01/03 To 31/10

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 87 Reviews
                9/10 from 87 Reviews

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

Reviews:  87 in total, now showing 1 to 10                 Previous 10          Next 10
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Date of Visit: April 2019 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Nights stayed: 3 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: ALH1 2 reviews from this member

I donít really think this site qualifies as a 5*, donít get me wrong it was pleasant enough but to warrant five star I think there should be services to the pitches which were really quite small maybe free Wi-Fi.

The shower block was immaculate and the water lovely and hot, underfloor heating but only two shower rooms, both unisex and only two toilets in each of the ladies and gents. If the campsite was full there could be a problem. Main bugbear was the EHU, this was only 10 amp and tripped very easily without using many appliances.

We tried a couple of walks from the door but failed miserably due to what I can only assume is awkward farmers not showing where the footpath should go and, on one occasion, a sign saying footpath closed, no reason and no alternative given!

On the other hand the cycling was great and managed to clock up nearly 200 miles in three days.

There is one pub around 2 miles away but canít comment as we didnít visit and no shops.
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Date of Visit: August 2018 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Lita 8 reviews from this member

The campsite is very quiet surrounded by fields, it is kept very tidy. There is only two showers, two toilets in the ladies, and according to husband one toilet and one urinal in the men's these were kept very clean. If you are going to be late arriving make sure you have essentials as it is eight miles to Morrisons or Asda there are no village shops nearby.

The information pack was ok for info about the Lake District but didn't have any general info about pubs, takeaways, caravan accessory shops(which we needed) supermarkets.

I got the feeling that the site is more suitable for stopover or short stays the pitches are very small not suitable for full awnings you feel very hemmed in. We had booked for ten days but came home early this was partly due to me not being very well and partly due to the pitches. Would I go back, maybe but only for a weekend.

Date of Visit: July 2018 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Stuart l 86 reviews from this member

Stopped here for an overnight break on the way to Scotland, mainly because the Camping Club site wouldn't take a one night booking. How glad we were! The Ashes is a little gem of a site!

The site is about a mile down a narrow lane not too far from the M6 and overlooks beautiful lakeland countryside. Were met at the site entrance by the resident warden and assisted to our pitch. Very peaceful.

Although the amenity block is small it seemed to cope with the demands on it from a full quota of caravans. At £23 for one night it seemed quite reasonable. It is Adults only - brilliant!

There is a pub that serves meals about 2 miles away at Oxenholme, although car parking was an issue when we went.

We must go back to The Ashes next year!

Date of Visit: January 2018 Unit:  Other
Reviewer: Webmaster

Please note this site has reopened under new ownership for 2018 following a brief closure during 2017 whilst for sale. The site is once more taking bookings for the 2018 season onwards

Date of Visit: July 2016 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Mark and tracy jone 10 reviews from this member

Lovely, clean and very quiet (except for the sound of cows and sheep)

Toilets and separate shower block both very clean - we really enjoyed a nice and relaxing break and would definitely return when we next feel the need to holiday up in Kendal.

Date of Visit: July 2016 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Outdoorlass 4 reviews from this member

Mixed feelings about this site, there's excellent points and not so good points.

The Good Points

Lovely, friendly and helpful welcome

Stunning views of the surrounding hills & livestock

Friendly & very helpful fellow caravanners

Handy for Kendal for supplies

Concrete levellers on the pitches, as site is sloping

Clean loos, didn't use showers (used van)

Site, pretty, very well manicured & maintained

Handy green folder with lots of information in, which proved useful

Beautiful horse just over the wall to watch

The Bad Points

Pitches very small and very on top of each other, giving a hemmed in feeling

No noise policy until after 9am a bit over the top, 9am is quite late for campers, we needed water as we had sprung a leak late the night before & having been up since 6am, felt a long time to wait to get water for a brew, very silly rule.

Pitches very tight to get in and out of without going on the grass, not just us, saw others struggle too

Dog walk area, very small, with no dog poop bin, dog mess was to be bagged and then walked up the hill to the main rubbish area and thrown into heavy lidded biffa style bins, tricky while your'e trying to hold onto a dog and the bins are quite high. (also tricky to do quietly)

Cows mooing although nice for some, one morning the noise was very loud indeed, also lots of barking dogs noise late night and early morning from local farm, which was a bit annoying considering the no noise until after 9am policy

No mobile phone or 3G on 02 (expected issue) bought their wifi which constantly logged you out of your'e devise

TV signal for us was extremely poor, we ended up buying an ariel from asda.

A bit on the expensive side for the amount of facilities, but its the lake district, so I guess you're paying for that alone

Surrounding area is beautiful a real getaway, bridle paths to walk dogs along, however are quite overgrown and a bit rocky and trecherouse, so be mindful of that. The lane is quiet enough to walk along though, just the odd car and tractor.

Access roads to site are very narrow, but traffic very little coming the opposite way, so didn't pose too much of a problem.

Would we stay again? Probably, despite the issues, I would however avoid pitch 11 which is sited right next to chemical toilet disposal point and the water tap. Would also wait to see if the no noise policy before 9am was dropped.

Date of Visit: July 2016 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Podbods 13 reviews from this member

This is a well maintained site. Slopes down from the toilets near the top to the bottom pitches, so an uphill walk to the toilets/showers. Pitches have concrete pads/slabs to locate wheels on to help with levelling. Need transport as quite out of the way

Sheep in one field and cows in the other, we could also watch some sheepdog training, which was interesting. TV reception not too great. Had to pay for wifi card which is a bit much given the price per night.

Toilets, showers and pot wash were all immaculate. However, only 2 showers for the whole site which was inconvenient when it was almost full. Also only 2 toilets in Gents' and Ladies' and no clothes washing facilities.

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

We had a fantastic stay at this beautiful part of the country, it was so we could see friends who live in kendal. We gave them a ring to see if we could go a day early and they were very accommodatin.

Alison was lovely and very helpful, places to go etc. Alison and hubby keep the site extremely neat and tidy, the one and only thing that they were lacking was somewhere to wash our laundry, even if it was just a sink because there isn't enough room in our van sink. We went to Morecambe had a lovely walk along the front and a smashing lunch at frankie&bennys, great lunch and would definitely recommend it.

We had a day at Cartmel, what a quaint village, very reasonable parking prices. We spent an hour or two looking around the priory, we went for a cuppa and a slice of almond tart at a lovely cafe called the mallard cafe, very popular with the locals apparently, very busy place. We visited the brewery, the cheese and bakery, had some lovely tasting sessions 😊, we also went to Lancaster, we went to the Vue cinema to watch the new startrek movie, comfy seats and great film, although they charge plenty to see it and too much for popcorn, way too much. We also had some time with our friends. We love kendal and the surrounding area.

We would definitely recommend ashes site to anyone who wants a lovely quiet and relaxing holiday all that wakes you up is the sheel bas, cows moos and the birdsong. Perfect xx

Date of Visit: June 2016 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Manj 15 reviews from this member

Stayed here for a week recently and could not fault it at all. We were welcomed by the friendly owner and directed to our pitch. All the pitches are round the perimeter with a well kept grassy garden area in the middle.

Facilities were spotless at all times. Only a few miles from Kendal and a short drive to the lakes. If you're looking for a quiet, relaxing break this site certainly fits the bill. Would certainly return if in the area again.

Date of Visit: May 2016 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: ClaireWillby 6 reviews from this member

Nice clean well laid out site. Facilities were spotless. Surroundings and views were lovely. Very peaceful and a short hop from the M6. This was our first visit but am sure it won't be the last. I also thought the information folder was a nice touch full of useful leaflets of places to visit.

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