Waterfoot Park

Penrith, Cumbria

4.5 stars out of 4 reviews

Open from
1st March to 5th January
Penrith, Cumbria, North of England, CA11 0JF
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Last updated
04 Nov 2020
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Motorhome pitches
(£19.00 - £32.00)
Touring pitches
(£19.00 - £32.00)
Tent pitches
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Seasonal pitches
Motorhome pitches34£19.00-£32.00
Touring pitches34£19.00-£32.00
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Serviced pitches
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Camping pods8
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Holiday homes126

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.

More about the parkHide
  • Disabled access
  • Family park
  • Pets allowed
  • Caravans to buy
  • 8 Camping pods
  • 1 Children's play area(s)
  • Chemical disposal point
  • Designated / private parking
  • Drainage hook-ups
  • 34 Electric hook-ups
  • Laundry
  • LPG stockist
  • Sanitary block(s)
  • Shop
  • Visitor parking
  • Washing up facilities
  • Water hook-ups
  • Wireless internet
  • Bar
  • Breaks near water
  • Glamping accommodation
  • Romantic breaks for couples
  • Walking breaks
  • Hiking breaks
  • Wildlife

Wi-Fi cards can be purchased in reception. Free Wi-Fi is available in the Mansion Bar area.
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Waterfoot Park (www)

Pooley Bridge, Ullswater
Cumbria, North of England
United Kingdom
CA11 0JF


Exit at Junction 40 M6, take the A66 for 1 mile, then take the A592 to Ullswater, Waterfoot is approx 5 miles from the motorway, situated on the right hand side of the road, just before the Lake, which is a 5 minute walk from the Park. Please note that our park is NOT SAT NAV COMPATIBLE - so please make sure to plan your journey before arriving to ensure a stress-free journey.

Nearby attractions

  • Boat launch
  • Cycle hire
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Horse riding holidays
  • Sailing
  • Swimming (Indoor)
  • Swimming (Outdoor)
  • Water Sports
  • Internet Access
  • Games Room
  • Snooker/Pool

Ullswater Steamers, Rheged visitor centre, Dalemain Historic House & Gardens, Alpaca Centre, National Trust Aira Force, Pooley Bridge village, Rookin House, Lowther Castle

Ullswater 'Steamers' Lake Cruises, Lowther Castle, Dalemain Mansion & Gardens, Rheged Centre, pony trekking, watersports and boat hire




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Overall rating

4.5 stars

Based on 3 review(s)


5.0 stars

Just returned here with our tourer after a break of 8 years from caravaning and it is still as good as ever, but with the added bonus of hard wired TV points !!
The touring area is a small very clean and well kept area with hard standings for all pitches, shower facilities are of a good standard and always clean with plenty of hot water. While we were there there was a good mixture of couples and families all of whom were very friendly and enjoying their stay. There is a seperate playing field with swings and climbing frames for the kids. The shop is a bit of a blast from the past, small old fashioned but stocked with all the essentials, the bar are is the same a cosy old fashioned full of character place for a beer.
The site is perhaps a 15min stroll from Pooley Bridge through two fields and a woodland path (not suitable for prams)or alternatively you can walk along the road, but there is no pavements.
Note if you want the evening sun pitch on the left hand side of feild as you drive in, as the rest is in shade from early evening.
All in all very friendly, clean, and a safe place for kids, a highly recommended site that is a credit to it's owners, BEWARE WE WILL BE BACK...


5.0 stars

This is a lovely site, very relaxed, clean and well kept. half a mile walk into Pooly Bridge, many woodland and river?
/lakeside walks. On site faciities are very good. Plenty of space around touring caravans, lovely childrens play area,We have now visited this site three times and would certainley go again.

North Lanarkshire

4.0 stars

Little gem of a site.

Very relaxed friendly atmosphere, with all the necessary services available and play area for children.

Clean toilet/shower facilities with laundry room, very large spaces available for caravan, awning and car.

The pictures do not do it credit and need updating.

Would recommend highly as good value for money.

Photo of Holiday Home/Static caravan: Willerby Rio Gold
Willerby Rio Gold
38' x 12'
year built
A favourite for a number of years, the Rio Gold just gets better and better. It’s such a practical yet stylish home that’s ideal for family holidays or weekend getaways and it will suit a number of lifestyles and budgets. The large open plan lounge has a huge wrap-around L-shaped sofa, which is great for putting your feet up and watching TV or snuggling together in front of the fire. The fixed dining area is really practical and a great way to keep an eye on the kids while their food is being prepared. Relax, enjoy and unwind in the Rio Gold. Coming directly into the kitchen, you’ll love the clean lines and contemporary feel. With an integrated fridge-freezer and handy storage it’s a great home for family living. Price includes :- 15 year licence Delivery Siting Connections Steps Gas storage box 2 x 47kg gas bottles Storage box TV connection Dressing pack Price excludes :- Rent Rates Insurance Decking The Willerby Rio Gold comes with the following specifications :- Exterior Aluminium cladding - Environmental Green Energy efficient Environmental Green PVCu double glazed windows and doors Interior Gas powered water heater Energy efficient lighting Lounge Wrap-around seating with fold-out occasional sofa bed Gas fire TV cabinet and storage unit Kitchen Double cavity gas oven with hob/grill and glass splashback Modern worktops with matching upstands Dining Area Fixed dinette seating Freestanding pedestal dining table Fully upholstered cylinder stools Main Bedroom Double bed En-suite WC Full height wardrobes Wall storage unit Twin Bedroom Single beds Full height wardrobes Wall storage unit Family Shower Room Shower enclosure with thermostatically controlled shower


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Photo of Camping pod: Wigwam
10' x 6'
year built
We have four self catering Running Water II Wigwams for hire. Each Wigwam can accommodate 2 adults and up to 2 children. Each Wigwam is provided with a fixed double bed, a double sofa bed both with mattresses,an en-suite toilet and shower room, a kitchenette which has storage space with a sink, under counter fridge, kettle, microwave, hob and toaster . There is a dining table with 4 chairs, broom, bin, dustpan/brush and chopping board for your use. Outside you will find a picnic table and gravelled area suitable for barbecueing. Waterfoot wigwams do not have television reception but you may bring your own for the purpose of watching DVD's.Please note dogs are welcome in select wigwams for a samll charge per night.

Price per week: £47.00 - £58.00

Photo of Log Cabin
Our new contemporary 'Hive' self-catering Cabins sleep up to four persons. Inspired by nature inside and out; right down to the outdoor boot and dog wash. 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. Two cabins are dog friendly. Bed linen and towels are provided.

Price per week: £385.00 - £599.00

For sales enquiries, call directly on 01539 531578.

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