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Reviews of Borrowdale Caravan And Motorhome Club Site

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Borrowdale Caravan And Motorhome Club Site
Cumbria   (Browse area)
CA12 5UG
Tel: 01342 327 490
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Pitches: 59
Open: 16/03/2024 to 05/11/2024

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 38 Reviews
                9/10 from 38 Reviews

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 No Glamping Units   No Statics for Hire   No Statics for Sale   No Seasonal Pitches 
 Electric Hookups   Hardstanding Pitches   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 
 No Toilets   No Showers   No Washing Up Area   No Bathroom 
 No Baby Changing   No Laundry   Drinking Water   Disabled Friendly 
 Chemical Disposal   No Battery Charging   Gas Exchange   No Recycling Facilities 
 No Kitchen Facilities   No Freezer / Fridge    Motorhome Point   Wifi Access 
 Shop <5 miles   Bar <5 miles   Restaurant or Cafe or Takeaway <5 miles 
 No Playground   No TV Room   No Games Room   No Evening Ents 
 Fishing <5 miles   No Wild Swimming   Indoor Pool <5 miles   No Outdoor Pool 
 Horse Riding <5 miles   No Cycle Hire   No Golf   No Tennis 
 No Beach   Watersports <5 miles   Boat Launch / Mooring <5 miles 
Other Features
 No Sea Views   Not Working Farm   No Campfires Allowed 
 No Waterside Pitches   Public Transport <1 mile  No Dog Walk 

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Date of Visit: November 2019  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Motorhome
Nights stayed: 1 Travelling as:  Family with older children
Reviewer: Wilsok 1 review from this member

 We have just returned from a weekend break at the Borrow dale caravan and motor home site.

Wow what a beautiful and peaceful place. Is perfect to just get away from the stresses of life and chill out. Everything was clean and tidy.

The wardens very welcoming and helpful. We felt there was help if we needed it but also left along to enjoy our time together.

We will definitely be going again. Our favourite site so far!

Didn't have toilet block but didn't need it, didn't have pool/club house etc which was great as meant nice and quiet.

Was quite expensive considering no facilities though. By time add number of people in the party etc cost soon goes up. 

Date of Visit: October 2019 Unit:  Motorhome
Nights stayed: 2 Travelling as:  Family with young children
Reviewer: Brendanr2004 636 reviews from this member

 Excellent site in a beautiful location.

Set in woodland with large secluded pitches, all with electricity.

Close walking distance to Derwentwater and the Borrowdale Fells.

Nice welcome from wardens. 
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Date of Visit: June 2019 Unit:  Motorhome
Nights stayed: 2 Travelling as:  Retired couple
Reviewer: Sumitra 25 reviews from this member

 This is a pretty site in a popular area. There is a very small shop on site and some local bars/cafes within easy walking distance. Good walking and good local transport. Bus every half hour and also boats at roughly every half hour round lake and to Keswick. Electric hookups to all pitches.

There is no shower or toilet block so I was a bit disappointed in the number of water points/toilet disposal facilities. If you are using your own facilities all the time you will need to use these more often. Access to the site is a bit tight. It is doable but not fun!

There is good and very usable motorhome service point. WiFi and mobile signal is only available by the office, no where else. 

Date of Visit: April 2019 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Nights stayed: 7 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Grantwilson 1 review from this member

 This place must be good, my first visit was as a child 50 years ago shortly after my parents bought a caravan. I have lost count of the visits I have made over the years.

Situated in Manesty Woods it still holds the same magic for me, The site hay have been greatly inproved and the layout changed over that time but still remains a simple site and long may it remain.

Somewhere that has so many memories for me is difficult for me to review properly. I suspect that it may be a bit of a 'Marmite' place, you will either love it or hate it. 

Date of Visit: March 2019 Unit:  Campervan
Nights stayed: 3 Travelling as:  Retired couple
Reviewer: Paulmold 98 reviews from this member

 Quiet, peaceful. Lots of birds, no red squirrels to be seen.

This is a no-toilet block site so own sanitation required.

Site about 5 miles from Keswick. 
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Date of Visit: June 2017 Unit:  Motorhome
Reviewer: Brendanr2004 636 reviews from this member

 We used the site as a base for Keswick Mountain Festival and it was ideal.

Large, well-spaced pitches, all with EHU. No shower block on site.

Great location for Derwentwater! Excellent walks from the site.

Excellent site! 

Date of Visit: May 2017 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: Photolady 7 reviews from this member

 This site is beautifully situated on the edge of Derwentwater in the trees at the south west end of the lake.

There are no facilities apart from electric hook up. The staff were friendly and helpful.

Many of the pitches are nestled in amongst the trees giving a high degree of privacy. The pitches are handstanding.

The only disadvantage is that the trees are mainly conifer and very tall so sun getting through is limited.

Otherwise a perfect base for exploring the area. 

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

 Another excellent stay at this site.

Peaceful location and ideally placed for the fells of Borrowdale.

Well placed for Derwentwater and a short drive into Keswick or over to Buttermere.

Will no doubt be returning soon! 

Date of Visit: September 2016 Unit:  Motorhome
Reviewer: PilgrimPhil 86 reviews from this member

 We stayed at Borrowdale for 5 nights in early September 2016 as the base for the final part of our own 2016 National Three Peaks Challenge i. E. The ascent of Scafell Pike.

As others have said, the site has no facilities [i. E. No toilets or showers] but all the hardstandings have an electric & TV point close by.

The site is fairly spread out and all pitches are within the forested area so, at times, it can feel a bit dark & oppressive. We did get a mobile signal [Tesco] which supported our MiFi system, so contact with the outside world was available [some may not relish that though!].

The motorhome service point is probably the best that we have come across in recent years, although the need to lift the waste water covers is a pain – open gratings would be so much better.

There is good access to the shores of the perimeter paths around Derewentwater as well as walks to Cat Bells & Castle Crag directly from the site. The village of Grange is a short distance away and had two café’s & a hotel.

We did manage the Scafell Pike ascent and we were collected from site to start from Seathwaite rather than take the motorhome down the narrow lane to the start point. A tiring walk but we found the Langstrath Country Inn in Stonethwaite for much needed refreshment! 

Date of Visit: May 2016 Unit:  Motorhome
Reviewer: Brendanr2004 636 reviews from this member

 We spent both May bank holidays at Borrowdale. As always, good welcome, site well maintained and a great base for the area.

There are great walks of various levels of challenge and a couple of good places to eat and drink within 15 minutes walk.

Excellent site! 

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