An award winning holiday park near Penrith in the Lake District National Park. The site has been 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, guests are offered tremendous views of Ullswater, one of the Lake District’s most popular valleys.
There is 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. This is a dog friendly campsite (there is a small fee) but owners are reminded to keep their dogs on a short lead, 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.
There are four self-catering cottages for short and weekly hire. Three are dog friendly and all four properties afford spectacular views over Ullswater. There is also the Captain's Cottage, a three bedroom, dog friendly cottage just a stone's throw away from nearby Pooley Bridge village. All cottages are fully equipped and included a dishwasher and washing machine. There is access to a patio and garden areas. Accommodation sleeps from four up to eight persons depending on the property chosen. Towels and bed linen are included plus free Wi-Fi.
Or how about glamping? Four fully equipped self-catering glamping pods are available for hire. 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 to 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.
Whether you're heading here to enjoy your glamping, self-catering, motor home or caravan holiday in the Lake District, you won't be short of things to do. Enjoy a cruise on the water with Ullswater 'Steamers'; you can even take your bike on board if you would like to try one of the many local cycle paths. There are also lots of lovely walking paths that connect from the Ullswater Way footpath which runs through the 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.