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Limefitt Park

Windermere, Cumbria

Limefitt Park is a stunning, five star rated collection of holiday parks and lodges found a stone’s throw from the beautiful Lake Windermere and just north of the town of Windermere in the heart of the Lake District National Park. Open all year, the park also has permanently owned holiday homes, perfect for families looking for a regular holiday retreat throughout the year or even for those considering making Limefitt Park their retirement destination.

The park itself is quiet and tranquil, and is well sheltered by the beautiful woodland, while offering easy access to all that the Lake District has to offer. Among the locations that guests can easily get to from Limefitt Park include the local fells, where several walking routes and hikes are available, along with many opportunities for wildlife watching. The park is framed nicely by a number of surrounding peaks, while on site there are stone buildings and stone walls to be discovered.
Troutbeck Stream runs through the park and offers brilliant country and hillside walking opportunities on its banks, as well as plenty of areas where activities from fishing to gorge walking can be enjoyed. While walkers and climbers typically love the area, within a short distance of the park a whole range of other activities can be enjoyed. These include water sports on Lake Windermere, while lake cruises are also highly popular, with both those who spend the whole day on the water enjoying lunch and the sights, and those that take a one-way trip and walk back. You can read more in Practical Caravan's Travel Guide to the Lake District –

There is a wide range of facilities available on site at Limefitt Park to keep guests busy, entertained, and refreshed during their stay. The sizeable children’s play area is excellent for allowing little ones to expend energy, while the games room offers a number of fun amusement arcade games. One section of the stream, known as the river pool, is accessible from the park, and is a wide, slow moving area where children can paddle and fish if they want to. There is also a charming picnic area by the side of the stream where the whole family can sit and relax.

Guests can pick up something to eat and drink at The Haybarn, the friendly on-site country pub offering locally sourced produce. There is also a shop found at Limefitt Park, selling a range of groceries and essentials, while a laundrette and Wi-Fi internet are also available.

As well as exploring the area around Windermere, guests are encouraged to explore the rest of the Lake District, with other lakes such as Ullswater offering their own activities and places to visit. The towns of the Lake District are all welcoming and have a range of local amenities and businesses, while further afield guests can travel to Carlisle, drive west to Whitehaven and the Cumbrian coast, or head south to explore the Lancashire coast.

Limefitt Park is a great place to make a permanent holiday retreat or to head for a quiet, relaxing family break, with wonderful access to the beauty of the Lake District and beyond.

Disabled access, Family park, Pets allowed, Children's play area(s), Designated / private parking, Laundry, Shop, Take away food, Visitor parking, Wireless internet, Bar, Restaurant

Chalets (for rent), Holiday homes (for rent), Holiday homes (owned)

Limefitt Park (www)

Patterdale Road
Cumbria, North of England
United Kingdom
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Overall rating

4.5 stars

Based on 16 review(s)


5.0 stars

We recently stayed at our holiday home at Limefitt and it seems to get better and better everytime.

Limefitt is a really peaceful park and is a great place to go to for some quality relaxing time.

The staff are always helpful and the pub on-site is great if you don't fancy cooking after a day's walking.


5.0 stars

Limefitt is everything we wanted from a holiday lodge park.

We've owned our lodge there now for about 18months and never miss a chance to spend time up there.

The park is quiet and absolutely beautiful. There is a pub there that serves a fantastic range of food and a good range of drinks.

Limefitt isn't too far away from places like Ambleside and Bowness, so there are plenty of attractions, shops and bars/restaurants to see/visit.

Limefitt is the perfect place to own a holiday lodge as the surroundings and pace of the park are incredible.


5.0 stars

Limefitt is everything we want from a holiday home park. We had visited a few times and was impressed with the location and the quality of the holiday homes that we decided to buy one so we can escape to the country at weekends.

What appealed to us about Limefitt most of all was how peaceful it is. As it's off the beaten track and not specifically aimed at children, we felt that it was a place that we could visit for some proper relaxation time.

There is a pub within the park that has a great range of food and is reasonably priced. It also has a good range of beers and wines.

With it being tucked away in the countryside you will often see all kinds of wildlife such as deer in the clearings on site.

It's the perfect place for a country retreat!


5.0 stars

After having stayed at Limefitt back in April my friends and I decided that we would go back for the Bank Holiday weekend at the end of May. Last time we visited we stayed in one of the classic lodges, but this time we decided to stay in one of the superior caravans.

We were expecting a drop in the quality of the accommodation, but it was just as good as the lodge (and cheaper too).

When we arrived the place was clean and tidy and although it was slightly smaller than the classic lodge we still had enough room.

The Haybarn Inn seemed to have a few more people in than the last time we visited which was good as it seemed a little quiet last time.

After having two great breaks at Limefitt, I think it's safe to say we may well visit again in the near future.
Limefitt Park, Windermere, Cumbria, Lake District


5.0 stars

Limefitt is our sanctuary. We head up there at least twice a month to stay at our holiday lodge and completely switch off from the Monday - Friday grind!

The park is peaceful and the people there (staff, owners and holidaymakers alike) are friendly.

There is a pub on site where you can get a decent pint and something to eat.

The park grounds are great for a walk around and you'll occasionally see some deer.

Although the park is tucked away, it's still not too far from civilisation and attractions around Lake Windermere.

We love it up there and can't wait to get back.
Limefitt Park, Windermere, Lake District, Cumbria


5.0 stars

We've been coming to Limefitt for the past few years and decided to buy a holiday home 18 months ago. We go up there every couple of weeks to spend some quality time away from normality.

What I love about Limefitt is that it is secluded, but not too far away from Troutbeck and Ambleside.

The scenery within the park is incredible and you can often see all kinds of wildlife wandering around. During our last stay we stumbled across several deer grazing in one of the fields.

The shop on site is basic, but has all the essentials you would need for a short break in the country.

The jewel in the crown has to be the pub, The Haybarn, which has a great atmosphere, friendly staff, a great range of drinks and quality food. There's nothing better on a summer's day than sitting outside with a pint and admiring the views around the park. And on a winter's day there's nothing better than being sat around one of the big fires!

If you're looking for somewhere more tranquil than your usual holiday home park, then Limefitt is the place for you.
Limefitt Park, Windermere, Lake District, Cumbria

St Helens

5.0 stars

I just got back from Limefitt after spending a week there with some friends and it was just what we had hoped for when we booked it. It's a really peaceful park that's surrounded by countryside that's perfect for long walks.

There were 6 of us and we stayed in one of the classic lodges to make sure that there was enough room for us all, which there was even when we were all in the lounge area. The lodge was spotless and at times we forgot that we were in a lodge in the middle of the countryside. Until we got outside that is.

The park had plenty of things to make our stay more enjoyable including a bike hire service, a shop, a bar and places to eat.

We'll definitely be going back there for walking breaks in the future.
Limefitt Park, Windermere, Lake District, Cumbria


5.0 stars

My wife and I love going through to Limefitt, usually with friends, to have a walking weekend. We had been to Limefitt a hand full of times before deciding that it would be a better idea to buy a lodge there so that we can go whenever we want without having to worry whether there will be room in any of the other accommodation options.

Despite what some of the other reviews say, the Haybarn Inn is a lovely treat after a day's walking. It's nice to have somewhere to finish the day before going back to the lodge.

The park has a shop that has all the things that you'll need for your stay, as although the pub does food, it's nice to be able to eat when and what you want to.

The other owners (and indeed holiday makers) are a good bunch and it's always nice to see them when we visit.
Limefitt Park, windermere, Cumbria


5.0 stars

I hadn't stayed at Limefitt before, we normally stay at a B&B in Troutbeck, but we'll definitely be back to Limefitt in the future.

When we visit the lakes we like to go walking and so to stay in a park that is not only surrounded by some fantastic walks but has walks on-site, it was perfect for us.

We stayed in one of the caravans which was comfortable, had everything we needed for our stay (especially the shower and kitchen!) and was a good price for the weekend.

There was a nice pub on the site which was just what we needed after a long day's walking! The shop on site was handy too, so we didn't have to go far to get food for our stay.

It was definitely better than staying in a B&B for the weekend!
Limefitt Park, Windermere, Cumbria


5.0 stars

My wife and I have been visiting the Lake District for a number of years and decided 18 months ago to buy a holiday lodge there. We chose Limefitt because of it's location and the quality of the lodge that we ended up buying.

The lodge is our little country retreat and we try to get up there as often as we can. Last weekend was the first time we'd been up there since before Christmas and we had a great time. We arrived on the Friday and had a relaxing evening in the lodge. On Saturday we went walking in the surrounding area during the day and went to the on-site pub in the evening. Sunday was spent relaxing in front of the TV before making the journey home.

The park is so peaceful and because it seems more geared towards couples or groups of friends you don't find many noisy kids there, which makes it that little bit easier to relax.
Fallbarrow Park, Windermere, Lakre District, Cumbria


5.0 stars

Buying a holiday home at Limefitt was one of the best decisions we've made. We only bought it last year, but have visited numerous times and aren't bored of the place at all.

The park is so peaceful, the people (both holidaymakers and staff) are lovely people and it's the perfect place for a getaway from the norm.

If you're into walking, then this is the park for you! There are plenty of countryside walks to embark on and a lovely pub on site, which is a great way to wind down after a day's walking.

We've just got back from another weekend up there and can't wait to get back!
Limefitt Park, Lake District, Cumbria

tyne & wear

1.0 stars

we staying at this park april09, we were told and paid for a fully serviced pitch
the pitch had only one water tap between two pitches, therefore the first to connect to the tap with their hose pipe got running water, the waste drain was up hill therfore our waste would not travel up hill. the campers kitchen has been removed why i don,t know as it is still advertised on the website as a facillity
the showers hot water was very hit and miss
all this was reported to the reception on site but nothing was done
what a shame for such a site with a great setting
Limefitt Park, Windermere, Lake district, Cumbria


3.0 stars

This site is in a fantastic setting, with some great walks starting from the park.

The toilets/shower were clean & free. The only problem I had was they were a bit too hot for me, and there was no way to adjust the temperature.

One surprising thing was the number of dogs on site for a supposedly pet-free area!

the biggest problem with this site, however, was the pub/restaurant. the food was amongst some of the worst I've evern been served, and even getting a drink took forever.

1.0 stars

Beautiful scenary. However, we were dealt with in a couldn't-care-less attitude on the night we got there (only 6pm). We had to walk from reception to their on site pub to look for the manager who was sitting quite happily puffing away at his cigarette. We were treated like someone who was homeless begging for somewhere to stay! He didn't even get out of his chair to welcome us. Anyway, when we did get to our holiday caravan home, we hadn't any gas or any heat and we were freezing. We were told, "We'll have to call out a plumber. Goodness knows how long that'll take". We were never offered another caravan to compensate, even though they weren't full. We decided to leave next morning and got our full refund. We'll never stay there again. Travelled 200+ miles to get there and so we decided to continue our holiday in a B&B, which was heaven!

Greater Manchester

3.0 stars

Great site, lovely and quiet with super views. We were impressed with the facilities. Good kids play area and picturesque picnic table by a large stream were the little ones or big kids, can dig and paddle. Clean, hot showers but be warned they were so powerful they almost hurt, no good for small children but the site has a couple a half size baths for toddlers. You need to ask at reception for a passcode. Not to far from Windermere, you really feel like you are in the countrysideut you do need your own transport really.


5.0 stars


emma n stef here! we went camping in a tent with emma's uncle dad and cousins and it was great. staff were very friendly ;oP

there was lots of places to go (we climbed a fat a mountain! took us 3 hours to get up there and half an hour to get down... we had to run away from the sheep :oP) couldnt wait to get a shower after that!

the kids enjoyed it because the park was nearby and they could wander off on their own without us worrying about their safety.

fascilities were good, you could pay for electricity direct to your tent or you could use the plugs in the ladies loos :oD (perfect for stratening hair and listenin to music at the same time )

**who said camping wasnt glamourous hahahahahahaha**


Greater Manchester

Visited this site in March 2005. I found this site to be extremely clean and well maintained. There is a shop on site which is well stocked and a campers kitchen. The site is located close to towns but also secluded enough to feel that you are in the countryside. The noise from the pub when it closes can be quite loud for a few minutes but this usually dies down. I would give this site 9/10 and will definitely be going back.


just spent a week here(10 adults,16 kids)and would like to recommend this site for families.plenty of local attractions,good shops in area,people very friendly and helpfull.scenery is breathtaking,much like the north of scotland but with more tree' has a bar,shop,games room,walks,parks,small stream to paddle in,and other camp only concern is about the shop,it being a "mace"i would like if prices had been slightly cheaper,this was my only fault. 9/10

The Past

** This review was originally posted by John Greatbatch from stoke on trent. **

Having been on, or stayed on about 12 campsites this year alone. I have to say that Limefitt is one that rates very highly. I first stayed here in the great summer of 1976 and have been a frequent visitor since.

The toilets and showers are amongst the best I have visited and is well run.

The only items I can think of are:-

1) that there could be more facilities available on site, ( there used to be grass skiing) but I think the new owners are going to build more?

2) extending the season by at least a week as not all school holidays are the same around the country.

3) Provide more tent pitches as there are never enough.



The Past

** This review was originally posted by Jeni-lee McCallum from Scotland. **

We have visited Limefitt for the past 4 years. With two small children in tow! It is a lovely campsite with spotless toilet and shower blocks. Always roasting hot water on tap for the dishes. Play area really good but I think too far away from caravans. Take away food good although not open on a Tuesday which really snookered us as we only found this out after the shop had closed for the night! Good campers kitchen to sit in, cook and watch the telly! We will be back this year, it is hard to get my man to go anywhere else!!!

The Past

** This review was originally posted by jim jolly from spain. **

jolly good

The Past

** This review was originally posted by Les McAuly-Brand from Aberdeen. **

My wife and I have camped for a number of years both in the UK and in France. We have recently introduced our young children to the camping life and they love it. Our week at Limefitt was excellent and the site is, by far, the best we have ever visited over the past 20 years. We will undoubtedly return to Limefitt within the next two years.

The Past

** This review was originally posted by john green from county durham. **

I have been coming to limefit park for over 30 years, originally with my mother & father, now with my own family. I was lucky enough to win their competition a few years ago, when they were trying to find their longest seving customer, & what a great prize it was, 2 weeks in one of their luxury caravans.
I have been to many camping & caravan sites, in different parts of the country, but none of them come close to Limefit Park in my opinion, I think it is the most beautiful, peacful place there is.
the camp is immaculate, & the toilets & showers are as good, if not better than many hotels.

The Past

** This review was originally posted by beverley spencer from barnsley. **

limefitt is situated in the most beautiful countryside i have ever seen, the parks facilitys are first class, and i had a wonderfull stay there, i shall definately be going back, and have recommended it to all my friends, some of which have already booked

The Past

** This review was originally posted by thomas marshall from chadderton. **

Limefitt park is a magnificent camp site nestled at the bottom of a beautiful and explorable mountain/hill.The camp site's pub,thehaybarn inn, is also an enjoyable sensation for alcoholics and dads all over the country.
The pitches are a brilliant green colour and the holiday home is brilliant.