An award winning campsite near Penrith, Cumbria, listed in the Top 100 Sites Guide compiled by Caravan Sitefinder in association with Practical Caravan and Practical Motorhome magazines, Waterfoot Park is a lovely site set within the grounds of a Georgian mansion. From the Mansion garden guest are offered tremendous views of Ullswater, one of the Lake District’s most popular valleys, yet as it is not too far off the M6, it is well connected and easy to get to.
There are a variety of accommodation options at Waterfoot Park. The touring area welcomes motor homes and caravans and has 31 hard standing pitches, all of which have electric, water, and TV hook-ups. Guests have the use of clean and tidy washrooms, including baby changing facilities, plus there is a laundry room, somewhere to do your washing up, and also a recycling point. Campfires are not permitted, however, this is a dog friendly campsite (there is a small fee pooch), but owners are reminded to keep their dogs on a short lead and under control, and to clean up after them. Awnings are included in your fee. However, tents are not allowed at Waterfoot and there are no seasonal touring pitches. The Mansion Bar is open in the main season, times vary. Free Wi-Fi is available in this area.
There are four Self Catering Mansion apartments for short and weekly hire. Three are dog friendly and all four properties afford spectacular views over Ullswater. There is also Captain's Cottage, a three bedroom, dog friendly cottage that is just a stone's throw away from Pooley Bridge. All cottages and apartments are fully equipped including dishwasher, washing machine for that perfect Self Catering holiday. Each property is a different internal layout with patio and garden areas. Accommodation sleeps from four up to eight persons depending on the property chosen. Towels and bed linen are included with Free Wi-Fi.
Or how about giving Glamping a go? Four fully equipped Self Catering Glamping Pods are available for hire at this campsite in the Lake District. You will need to bring your own toiletries, cooking and eating equipment, bedding and towels. Each pod can house two adults and up to two children, sleeping in the fixed double bed and the double sofa bed. There's a kitchenette with fridge, kettle, toaster, two ring hob and microwave, an en suite shower and toilet and a dining table with chairs, while outside you have the use of a barbecue area and a picnic table.
We also have four contemporary 'Hive' Self Catering Cabins that sleep up to four persons. Inspired by nature inside and out, the Hives offer the perfect pad for busy bees. Inside you will find an open plan area with a well equipped kitchen (with fridge/freezer, electric hob and microwave), two double sofa beds, TV and dining space for up to four persons. There is also a shower room with toilet. Outside, there is a small decking area for alfresco dining and a dog and boot wash, perfect for muddy paws when returning from a day in the fells. Two Hives are dog friendly. Bed linen and towels are provided.
There are also Holiday Homes at Waterfoot Park that are available to buy, both new and used. All the Park's Holiday Home pitches have electricity, mains water and drainage.
To keep the kids entertained during your stay, there is a football pitch, as well as a children's play area, where you will find a slide, swings and much more. In addition, the site's shop is open everyday, selling local provisions and Calor Gas.
Head for the former mansion building and you’ll find a bar (where Wi-Fi access is free), a coffee lounge, as well as an information area. There is also a book swap.
If you're heading here to enjoy your Glamping, Self Catering, Motor Home or Caravan Holidays in the Lake District, you will not be short of things to do. Take a trip off-site and you’ll be able to enjoy a cruise on the water with Ullswater 'Steamers'; you can even take your bike on board if you would like to try out one of the locality’s many cycle paths. There are also lots of lovely walking paths that connect from the Ullswater Way footpath which runs through the Caravan Park via Pooley Bridge and the Steamer Pier and Maiden Hill to Aira Force. The Ullswater Way is a 20 mile round the lake footpath that connects to cruise routes. The Dalemain Loop is also nearby and offers a shorter route.
Fancy something a bit different? There are lots of activity centres in the area where you can have a go at canoeing, sailing, scrambling, climbing, abseiling, paragliding, windsurfing and much more. After all that, you'll have worked up an appetite, so why not head to a pub in nearby Pooley Bridge (10 minute walk) or in the local market town Penrith, which is only about a 15 minute drive from this site.
Wi-Fi cards can be purchased in reception, free Wi-Fi is available in the Mansion Bar area.