Hill Of Oaks Lodge and Caravan Park Windermere, Cumbria, North of England, LA12 8NR (Location map)

4 stars out of 6 reviews

1st March to 14th November

Found in the picturesque Lake District National Park, Hill of Oaks Lodge and Caravan Park is in a very special location, its rare and exclusive lake frontage onto Lake Windermere meaning this site is justifiably popular with those for whom boat (or board/dinghy) launching is a priority.

So next time you're in the Lake District on your motorhome and caravan holidays, why not book time at this Caravan Park and find out what all the fuss is about?

Hill of Oaks Lodge and Caravan Park is an award-winning campsite, with five stars from Visit England, as well as holding a four-pennant rating from the AA and a David Bellamy gold award. Visitors can choose from a range of self catering accommodation options including lake view apartments and lakeside luxury Pods.

This family friendly and dog friendly campsite welcomes guests in touring caravans and motorhomes, and awnings, pets and an electric hook-up are all included in the standard pitch fee. On-site facilities include a washblock with a family room as well as disabled access and baby changing facilities, a dishwashing area and a laundry room, plus Calor Gas is available at the park's reception and Wi-Fi is available. You can also launch your boat onto the water directly from the jetties at this site. During the main summer season, Windermere ferry picks up at our main jetty every morning for transfer to Lakeside Pier.

In addition, Hill of Oaks Lodge and Caravan Park has a fully licensed on-site shop stocked with everyday essentials like milk and bread, as well as newspapers and alcoholic drinks. You can get information about the local area here, too, to help you plan your adventures. Learn more about the natural environment in which this site sits by following the wildlife walks plus there's a children's play area suitable for kids of all ages, fenced off from the rest of the park. If the weather allows and you fancy a picnic, you can do so at one of the tables on the neatly landscaped lawn which leads down to the edge of the lake.

There are also five holiday apartments that you can hire that sleep from two to six persons and one is dog friendly too. From all five apartments, guests will be able to enjoy stunning views across Lake Windermere and have access to all the Parks facilities.

Or if you fall in love with this park, you can buy a holiday home and make Hill of Oaks Lodge and Caravan Park your permanent holiday retreat. Both new and pre-owned properties are available, suiting a range of budgets.

Whatever your age, you'll find plenty to do when you visit the World Heritage Lake District on your motorhome and caravan holidays. This park's location, just a half hour drive from Kendal and under an hour's drive from Keswick and Ullswater, makeing it an ideal base for exploring much of the area. Whether scaling Scafell Pike or learning more about Peter Rabbit and friends and The World of Beatrix Potter, just a 10-minute drive from this site, are on the agenda, this is a lovely part of the country, stunning countryside, charming towns and villages and expansive lakes combining to create an area you'll want to return to time and again.


Hill Of Oaks Lodge and Caravan Park (www)
Tower Wood, Newby Bridge
Cumbria, North of England
United Kingdom
LA12 8NR


Exit Junction 36 on the M6 Motorway and head west on the A590, follow the A590 when it branches left, follow signs for Barrow and Newby Bridge. Follow the A590 until you reach a roundabout signposted Bowness turn right onto the A592 and we are approximately three miles on the left hand side where you will see a sign for Hill Of Oaks Caravan and Lodge park Park turn left and follow the road down past the white Farmhouse until you reach reception by the lakeside where our staff will be happy to help.
Phone 015395 31578.
By Train:
Getting here by train is also quite simple. Kendal is on the main west coast line and trains run regularly from London Euston and Glasgow Central., alternatively there is a train from Kendal train station (Oxenholme) to Windermere station. It is then just a ten minute taxi ride to the leisurely relaxation of Hill of Oaks.

Nearby attractions

Local event information is available within our shop, as well as a large selection of leaflets from attractions within the Lake District National Park. There are many things to see and do, making this the perfect centre for your holiday. Why not dive to the depths in the Lakeside Aquarium, visit the Peter Rabbit Tea Garden, Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway, Windermere Lake Cruises - NOW OPERATING FROM OUR PIERS, Motor Museum or shop for a souvenir in the Peter Rabbit & Friends shop in Bowness.

Our location makes us an ideal base for touring other areas within the Lake District National Park. Take a journey over Kirkstone Pass, at 1492ft it is Lakelands highest mountain pass that leads into the picturesque villages of Patterdale and Glenridding. One of our sister attractions Ullswater ‘Steamers’ operates from Glenridding, offering lake cruises on Ullswater.

La'aL Ratty on the West Coast is home to Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway, the second of our sister companies. Book tickets to both of these attractions when you book your stay with us online and save!

Things to do nearby

  • Beach
  • Boat launch
  • Cycle hire
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Horse Riding
  • Sailing
  • Swimming (Indoor)
  • Swimming (Outdoor)
  • Tennis
  • Winter Sports
  • Water Sports
  • Internet Access
  • Games Room
  • Gym
  • Snooker/Pool
  • Sauna
  • Leisure Centre

All above are fairly close to the park. On site there are five jetties to choose from, boat launching and access to watersport activities as well as our nature walks, we provide one of the most idyllic locations to holiday, within the Lake District National Park. Please call into reception for full details on our boat launching facilities and use of the piers. Fishing is also permitted from the shores, with the appropriate licences which are available locally.



Other facilities

Daily lake cruise connection to Lakeside Pier. Explore Bowness and Ambelside by boat transfer.

Motorhome pitches43£19.50-£44.00
Touring pitches43£19.50-£44.00
Tent pitches
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Holiday homes226
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Overall rating

4.5 stars

Based on 3 review(s)


5.0 stars

I was very disappointed to find out that there are no seasonal pitches available on this site. I have previously been given a weekly price for a pitch and have now been informed that there are no pitches available & the site does not have a waiting list. Do any seasonal pitchholders, know of anyone deciding to move on for next year? Hill of oaks was exactly what we wanted, a quiet, family site. Many thanks to anyone that can help us. Disappointed Mum of Sam Max & Sadie.


3.0 stars

Hill Of Oaks & Blake Holme Caravan Estate, Windermere, Cumbria A beautifully situated site. It caters mainly for static caravans which are located in pleasant secluded bays among the trees. Some of these sites are poorly maintained by the caravan owners which somewhat spoiled the tranquility of the location. The touring pitches are all hard standing and are of an impressive size, the toilet blocks and facilities all immaculatley maintained - some of the best I have ever used. Childrens play park and football field are good but located too far from the touring area to allow children to play unsupervised. Friendly and helpful staff.

West Yorkshire

5.0 stars

Ace Site We have a seasonal tourer on the site and we abosolutely love visiting the caravan each weekend We particually enjoy the friendlyness of the staff and other owners of caravans. We visit every weekend during the season and when the season end we always look forward to the start again.

West Yorkshire

Just stayed here aug 2004, superb quiet site. Excellent for lake. Very nice and freindly staff, site kept very clean. Kids loved it will be back.

The Past

** This review was originally posted by neil crockett from lancashire. ** excellent site. hospitallity is 100 % quiet, clean friendly and have everything on site. The Kids like it !! The Wife likes it !! We really enjoyed our visit to this site and will strongly recommend it to our friends . Well done Hill of Oaks !

Photo of Lodge
32' x 12'
year built
With breathtaking views over Windermere, this aptly named detached Lakeland lodge offers stylish and contemporary accommodation with a cosy, romantic atmosphere. Blakeholme Bay View is a couple’s haven in one of the most desirable Lake District locations. The accommodation comprises of an airy open plan living area with oak flooring throughout and vaulted ceilings. There is a very well equipped kitchen area with stainless steel appliances and a solid oak dining table for two which leads on to the lounge area with leather furnishings, including, a large chair and footstool and small two seater sofa. There is also a 40" plasma screen television with all the expected gadgets! Patio doors lead out to a decked veranda, perfect for al-fresco living. The elegant bedroom with sumptuous Egyptian cotton bedding also boasts the fantastic lake views and there is also an iPod/iPhone docking station for those who can't quite leave behind the latest technology! The shower room is complete with power shower and luxurious Egyptian cotton towels, a great way to unwind after a day on the fells.

Price per week: £350.00 - £630.00

Photo of Camping pod
year built
Located by the lakeshore in an idyllic setting, we have four luxury Pods on site (one dog friendly) that sleep up to four persons. Each Pod comes fully equipped with a kitchen ( including two ring cooker, microwave and fridge ), underfloor heating, TV, free Wi-Fi ( fair usage policy), shower, toilet, leather sofa bed, table and chairs. To the exterior, direct lakeshore access (fishing by licence please enquire at reception ), porch with raised balcony area and patio furniture . Parking for one car. Towels and bed linen are included, guests are welcome to use park laundry facilities. Welcome pack on arrival. Short breaks from 3/4 nights available from £210, start day Monday or Friday. Please call 01539531578 if you would like a booking of 7 nights or longer. Holidays in the Pods are bookable between 1st March and 13th November. Please note: Whilst we cater for families and couples, we do not accept bookings from hen or stag parties etc. Please refer to our Terms & Conditions for more information

Price per week: £210.00 - £400.00

Forsales enquiries , call directly on015395 31578.