The Quiet Site

“An eco-driven policy blends with eclectic accommodation options” - AA Inspector

LOCATION

WATERMILLOCK, CUMBRIA

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Our Inspector's view

A wonderful sustainable park with breathtaking views across Ullswater, and only a short drive away from some of the best fell walking and attractions in the Lake District, including Aira Force, Lowther Castle and Helvellyn. Caravans, motorhomes and tents enjoy well-sized terraced pitches, and fantastic glamping options can be found at the top of the park, including the Glamping Burrows and Gingerbread Houses. This is a site justifiably proud of its green credentials, and very much ahead of the norm; the park is 90% self-sufficient as energy is powered through solar panels, a biomass boiler, a ground source heat pump and PV panels. Fast free WiFi is available throughout the park and residents also have access to a TV/meeting room. The 16th-century 'Quiet Bar' with its authentic, rustic decor and is open all year around. 'The Quiet Bite' offers breakfast crêpes and bacon rolls, as well as an evening pizza takeaway service. A brand new shower block was opened in 2023 that has private, fully serviced cubicles.

Awards, accolades & Welcome Schemes

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Campsite of the Year – Overall Winner
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Campsite of the Year for England

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The Quiet Site
Ullswater, WATERMILLOCK, CA11 0LS

Features

Leisure
  • Game Room
  • Licensed Bar
  • Sports field
Facilities
  • Launderette
  • Ice pack facility
  • Fast food/takeaway
  • Picnic Area
  • Shop onsite
  • Wifi available
  • Motorvan service point
  • Calor Gas
  • Camping Gaz
  • Battery Charging
  • Toilet fluid
Opening times
  • Open all year
Site Information
  • Total Touring Pitches: 100
  • Caravan Pitches Available
  • Motorhome Pitches Available
  • Tent Pitches Available

About the area

Discover Cumbria

Cumbria's rugged yet beautiful landscape is best known for the Lake District National Park that sits within its boundaries. It’s famous for Lake Windermere, England’s largest lake, and Derwent Water, ‘Queen of the English Lakes'. This beautiful countryside once inspired William Wordsworth and his home, Dove Cottage, in Grasmere is a popular museum. Another place of literary pilgrimage is Hill Top, home of Beatrix Potter, located near Windermere. Tom Kitten, Samuel Whiskers and Jemima Puddleduck were all created here.

Much of Cumbria is often overlooked in favour of the Lake Distirct. In the south, the Lune Valley remains as lovely as it was when Turner painted it. The coast is also a secret gem. With its wide cobbled streets, spacious green and views of the Solway Firth, Silloth is a fine Victorian seaside resort. Other towns along this coastline include Whitehaven, Workington and Maryport. Carlisle is well worth a look – once a Roman camp, its red-brick cathedral dates back to the early 12th century and its 11th-century castle was built by William Rufus.

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