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The Quiet Site

Ullswater, Cumbria, England

This site is a great base with views over Ullswater Lake District National Park. Offers Hobbits Holes, glamping tents, cabins & pods.

The Quiet Campsite is found between Little Mell Fell and Ullswater in Cumbria and offers amazing views in all directions.  The site has a choice of properties including large Hobbit Holes and Bell tents, both of which sleep 2+4, camping pods which can sleep 2+2, glamping cabins that sleep 2,  plus pitches available on the vast fields for caravans, motorhomes and tents and 2 cottages that can be let individually or together. The site is very proud to operate as a carbon neutral company having implemented various measures over the years including a new zero waste shop, eco friendly cleaning products and a bee hotel in the wild flower meadow! 

The site is a a perfect base for a wide range of outdoor activities. There are opportunities for various hiking trails and plenty of off-road biking from the site. Within 25 minutes drive from the site activities such as pony trekking, a miniature railway, sailing, hiking and even an outward bound centre.

The Quiet Bar, originally built in 1648 as an agricultural barn, is a great meeting place whilst staying in the Quiet Site. It offers a soft play centre for younger children, a pool table, air hockey and table football for older children whilst parents can relax and have a drink in the bar. 

Experience life in a Hobbit Hole, an energy efficient and well insulated "hole" that blends in to its surroundings. Suitable for larger families, the interior is 15m sq and sleeps up to 2 adults and 4 children! Inside there is a bench, table, heater, lights, plugs and USB charge sockets. A large soft covered ledge (3m x 2m) covers one end for your sleeping comfort. A small loo and wash basin is included. Outside enjoy a covered area with amazing views, bring your own BBQ and enjoy al-fresco dining. A picnic table is provided. Bring your own camping gear with you - obviously minus the tent.

The Bell Tents have plenty of headroom and sleep up to 2 adults and 4 children, perfect for the larger family. They are empty on arrival (except for an electrical plug socket for charging phones etc and mains lights)so bring everything you need with you to enjoy your ready made spacious tent! 

The Camping Pods are wooden huts and sleep 2 adults or 2 adults plus 2 small children. These offer ventilation for the summer days and lamb's wool insulation for the chillier ones so are perfect all year round. They have a carpeted floor, heater, mains light and power point plus a terrace area for enjoying the views. 

The Glamping Cabin offers more luxury for those that aren't quite up to camping yet. They have a double bed, en-suite shower room and toilet, underfloor heating, microwave, fridge, toaster and kettle! Outside is a lovely covered terrace area with deck chairs, the perfect place for relaxing with your favourite beverage! Lighting and numerous electrical points and USB sockets complete the cabin. 

Last but definitely not least there are 2 gorgeous cottages that date from the 16th century and are full of character with exposed beautiful oak beams. Each one has its one stone terrace and garden furniture and they share a garden area with sunken trampoline and children's 2 storey playhouse! Ivy Cottage sleeps 6 and Watermillock Cottage sleeps 9, plus both have room for a cot too. These can be rented individually or together, perfect for that celebratory event! 

Dogs welcome in some Hobbit Holes and Camping Pods. 

Nightly price as follows with a minimum 2 night stay in low season and minimum 3 night stay in high season in all these options:

Hobbit Holes ranges from £65 - £130 per night. Bell Tents from £40 - £65 per night. Camping Pods from £40 - £65 per night. Glamping Cabin ranges from £80 - £130 per night. 

Cottages range from £415 - £1400 per week with a minimum 7 night stay. 

Group bookings of up to 2 families / couples are accepted, please get in touch to arrange. 

Room Types

Double
Double Ensuite
Family Rooms
Whole property for 5 or more

Nearest Airport/s

Manchester / Liverpool / Carlisle