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Brow Edge Road Newby Bridge: Jazzberry Cottage

My mum went with us and 5 always make it difficult to book into a hotel. We rented a lovely cottage in Newby Bridge. It was spacious and the kitchen had everything and anything you can think of. We stocked up at Waitrose on our way in as I realised there weren't really big supermarkets around. There are a few convenience stores in the area. The cottage was superb, with a stunning bathrook and kitchen.

Great bathroom and kitchen. Lovely tranquil area.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Hiking and Walking, Family Travel, Budget Travel
  • Written October 14, 2013
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The Strands Inn: Excellent Accommodation at an affordable price

If you are looking for Excellent Accommodation at an affordable price in Lakeland then look no further that The Strands Inn at Nether Wasdale.

This well run and comfortable hotel nestles in the small village of Nether Wasdale, just a mile from Wastwater, England’s Deepest Lake, England’s Highest Mountain, Scafell Pike is at the head of the lake, as is Saint Olaf’s Church, reputed to be England’s Smallest Church.

The Hotel was built around 1800 as a Hotel and Post House and now has 14 individually designed bedrooms
(13 En-suite, 1 private bathroom)
It has a main bar with log fire, Snug area with open fire and 4 Areas for Dining Main Bar, Breakfast Room, Front Room & Stag Room
Offering an Extensive menu choice using locally produced ingredients
Separate Vegetarian menu
Bottom Bar Games Room and Beer Garden

Attached there is also an attached Micro Brewery completed in 2007 brewing a selection of ales. As of Oct 2012 brewing up to 28 different types over the year (at least six to choose from everyday)

What more could you ask for !!

Further details as well as special offers (When available) please see the web-link below

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Hiking and Walking, National/State Park, Family Travel
  • Written February 27, 2013
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Kemplerigg Certificated site: One We Return To Again and Again

This is one of our all time favourite certificated locations and we are lucky enough to have it less than an hour away from us. It was one of the first sites we ever stayed on in our motorhome, back in 1996 and nothing has changed, 14 years later.Bliss!!

There is a huge nine acres of field, in three sections, to choose where you want to pitch. Most of the site is flat but at the top of the first field, where the best views are from, you will need levelling chocks.

The owners are exceptionally friendly folks who like to have a good old chinwag.You can learn a lot from the Prestons!

The huge empty field and the stunning views up to Wasdale Head all make this a beautiful site but for us, an even better quality is the fact that there are NO electric hook ups. The only facilities are a tap and a chem. disposal point. We need nothing more and this site fits the bill perfectly.

It's location is close to the Cumbrian coast with it's sandy beaches and right in the heart of the western Lakes, wastwater being a short drive away.

In the 14 years of our staying here, the price has risen from £2.50 to a staggering £3.50. Need I say anymore?

  • Opinion of Price: least expensive
  • Related to: Camping, Hiking and Walking, Budget Travel
  • Written September 12, 2010
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Mill Beck Certificated Site: Nice Location, Shame About The Price.....

We were pleased to see the inclusion of this site (5 units only) in the Camping and Caravanning Club, as Dent was somewhere we weren't very familiar with. The price quoted in the Club's handbook was £6 - £7 a night.

Upon arrival, we were amazed to find it empty, in such a lovely location. Our hostess met us and that's when things went wrong. We were charged £6 each per night, doubling the quoted price. Needless to say, we were not happy bunnies. We tried explaining club rules meant a nightly fee should be inclusive for a family of four and a caravan/motorhome/tent. The site owner would have none of this so our only option was to pay up as we didn't want to have to move onto the commercial site. I did write a letter to the Camping Club about the situation and am presently awaiting a reply.

0.8 acres of sloping field, a tap, chemical disposal and a port-a-loo. On the main road so noisy until night time. Nice views of surrounding countryside. Close to the village and it's shop, cafes and pubs.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Hiking and Walking, Camping, Motorcycle
  • Written July 24, 2010
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County Hotel Carlisle: Carlisle Centre

£ 49 single was great value for bed and breakfast. The hotel was newly decorated inside, but outside yet to be done. The room was clean with comfy bed, en suite, tv and kettle to make tea or coffee provided. Breakfast was full English breakfast. There a Bar and Restaurant., and Lift. The architecture of the hotel is from a bygone day but this hotel is definitely of today.

Central.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Written July 14, 2010
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County Hotel Kendal: Handy for Lake District Cumbria

This hotel is 100m from Kendal railway station. Has you walk down the slope from the station the hotel is straight in front of you. In July 2010 it was shining yellow having just been painted. The room was en suite with comfy bed, and kettle to make your own tea and coffee. Staff where friendly. Breakfast was full English , enough to fill till evening. There is a Bar.

The price for single was £46 including breakfast.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Written July 14, 2010
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Borderside Farm: Scenic, Rural and Close to Lake Windermere.

A most marvellous location, tucked in off a very minor road and close to Lake Windermere. Despite being so close to one of England's most famous lakes, it remains quiet and unspoilt.
Although there were a couple of caravans here, they were unoccupied, as were a couple of very small tents that seemed to have been abandoned. We literally had the whole 3 acres to ourselves apart from a flock of tups that were later removed (I don't know whether it was for our own safety or the sheep's - they were quite big boys....!)

Upon arriving, we had an alfresco lunch, accompanied by birdsong and not much else and appreciated our rural surroundings. It was marvellously peaceful and we couldn't understand why, on such a glorious weekend,we were the only residents, particularly when you take into consideration how close we were to Lake Windermere.
The site's situation was ideal for touring the small roads by motorbike and we spent a very enjoyable afternoon tootling along them.

2010 price: £5 per unit per night.

For us, the fact that this was a basic farm site with no electric hook-ups. More and more CL's are installing electricity so caravanners who come to escape the ratrace can enjoy all mod cons in their vans. We never understand this, caravans and motorhomes have leisure batteries and do not need a power supply. We can only presume they are watching television, using an amazing amount of lighting, microwaving and any other item they can think of to be plugged in for! Is it really worth coming away from home??

The outlook was beautiful. Fields of sheep and cows in the distance, woods and fell land. Hardly a building in sight. Oh, and not forgetting the birds of prey.

Update. Returned here in May 2008 year and again in July 2010.Glorious weekend. Still as lovely as ever.Much excitement when a hot air balloon passed over us.

  • Opinion of Price: least expensive
  • Related to: Budget Travel, Camping, Farm Stay
  • Written July 5, 2010
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Scales Cottage: Outstanding Location

We were looking for a site in the Mungrisdale area.As it was heading for winter and we had had plenty of rain, we knew we would require hardstandings to stop our motorhome getting bogged in. We also wanted to test our freeview boxes before we went digital (north Cumbria having already gone digital) so electricity was a good idea. Scales Cottage fitted the bill with glorious views thrown in as an added bonus.

The site is set in a huge field, with two distinct areas, a mown grassy area for tents and the hardstandings at the other end for caravans and motorhomes. All pitches offer fantastic views to Blencathra and surroundiing fells and it is wonderfully quiet, being out in the middle of nowhere.

There is a good recycling facility and electric hook-ups with extension leads.

The gate to the site must be closed at night to stop the fell ponies entering and nibbling and buffeting the vans!! There is also a notice mentioning keeping bin lids secure to stop badgers pilfering!! I wish we had seen one....

You have to be a member of the Camping and Caravan Club to use this site.

The friendly, helpful owners, who although away during our stay, were extremely helpful when I phoned to book. Instructions were to leave our rent in the letterbox only if we had enjoyed our stay. We thought £8 a night including electric was good value for a site in this location and with hardstandings.

The views were very special as you will see from the photos on the website and ours.

This is a beautiful, well maintained site, excellently located in extremely scenic surroundings.
You have to be a member of the Camping and Caravan Club to use this site.

  • Opinion of Price: least expensive
  • Related to: Camping, Hiking and Walking, National/State Park
  • Written July 1, 2010
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Sawbridge Hall: Good Location

This site is well off the beaten track in the middle of nowhere, which is exactly as we wanted.

We took the long way round, taking less major roads across Tarn Moor.When we arrived, we were a little put off, as we had been assured the site was level. Well, we actually tried three different parts of the acre field and still weren't bang on level. Still, we weren't that far out, we had been less level in our times away so opted for our last pitch, at the rtop of the field.

Disappointingly, there aren't any real views from the site, despite being in a very scenic part of the world. We were surrounded by rolling fields and our neighbours were cows and their fairly new born calves.

Once again, we were the sole occupants on site and had the place to ourselves.

We walked up to the farm and paid our £4 a night fee. Water was on site but the chem disposal was some distance away in a seperate field with no water supply. Not so good. The whole place had a slightly run-down feeling to it but this did not put us off.

Very quiet, away from it all but well positioned for exploring both Appleby and Kirkby Stephen.

Be warned, this site has sheep, fresh sheep *** everywhere!

  • Opinion of Price: least expensive
  • Related to: Farm Stay, Camping, Budget Travel
  • Written June 28, 2010
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Keld Farm Certificated Location: Rural Bliss!

This site is in north eastern Cumbria.

This was the May Day bank holiday weekend and we had this site all to ourselves! Just as well, really, as it was all sloping and the only place we could get level with the help of a ramp was in the top corner.

The site is an acre of sloping grass, offering lovely views to the fells to the east. The drive to it is surfaced and in early May, was lined with daffodils.

Facilities included a tap, a bin and a chemical disposal point, which is all we required. The price per night was £5.

Ideally located for exploring the Eden Valley, as well as Penrith and Appleby. The site had the feeling of remoteness, being well off the minor road but in fact, was reasonably close to the B6413 and the M6. Here, we found perfect peace with only the sound of an owl disburbing the peace at night time.

Would definitely recommend.

  • Opinion of Price: least expensive
  • Related to: Camping, Motorcycle, Budget Travel
  • Written May 13, 2010
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Croft House Camping Club Certificated Location: Peace and Tranquility

I picked this site, (close to the north Cumrian town of Shap) simply because it was in an area we didn't know too well and it was in a quiet location. What a winner this turned out to be!!

The site is a 2 acre level(ish) field lined by trees, presumably planted for shelter. On our visit, the field had been newly mown but the surrounding fields were absolutely full of celandines, creating yellow carpets everywhere.

We had the whole place to ourselves, which we were surprised at, given it's proximity to Haweswater and it being a beautiful early summer weekend.

The site does have a toilet which was cleaned especially for us upon our arrival and we didn't even use it, preferring to use our own onboard facilities. Other amenities include a tap and a chemical disposal point. No hook ups, which we liked, so don't come here expecting to run all your electrical equipment.

Purely it's quiet location, close to Haweswater as well as the pretty village of Bampton and the town of Shap. There are plenty of pubs in the area if that's what you are looking for, but all a drive away.

The owners were very friendly and the site has resident ducks!

We were charged 6 a night and thought that reasonable in this day and age. It was so nice to find a basic site without electricity, just listening to the sounds of nature at work around us.

  • Opinion of Price: least expensive
  • Related to: Camping, Hiking and Walking, National/State Park
  • Written June 30, 2009
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Marsh Farm Camp Site: Coast, Town, Railway and Fells

This site is on the coast(the Duddon Estuary) at Askam-in-Furness, about two miles from Dalton.

There is a part with privately owned statics of all shapes, sizes and age with a small area for touring vans. It has direct access to the beach with coastal walks.

There is also a seperate, very nice field for campers and caravanners.

Facilities include old, basic showers and toilets, clean, and a washing up area.

Next door is a golf course complete with clubhouse, if you are into that sort of thing.
It's good fun searching for discarded, lost golf balls!

Stunning views across the estuary.

We were charged £5 (2006) a night in the motorhome. I told you Furness is good value!!!!

  • Opinion of Price: least expensive
  • Related to: Camping, Beaches, Hiking and Walking
  • Written June 24, 2009
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Church Stile Farm Camp Site: A Most Beautiful Location....

This is a marvellous camp site in the western Lake District, offering good old grass pitches and caters only for tents and motorhomes. There are hook ups if so required.

Although it's a good few years since we have camped here, the site has an excellent up to date website with full details of it's facilities and location.

We had some truly wonderful weekends here in our tent, usually enjoying good weather and always sitting round a camp fire in the evenings (not sure whether these are still allowed.)

The site caters mainly for those who love nature and all it has to offer rather than for those seeking the bright lights.The rowdy element will not be tolerated!!!

The site's location couldn't be bettered, being in Nether Wasdale, close to two pubs and the Lake District's deepest lake, Wastwater. Plenty of walking for all abilities, whether it be low lying footpaths or high peak scrambles, this area has it all. Cumbria's coast is not far away, either, if you fancy sandy beaches and a paddle! Also close by is the nuclear processing plant, Sellafield, which has a very informative visitor centre with free admission. Good for a wet day!!

From the campsite,the evening sun reflecting on Wastwater's screes is a sight not to miss, turning the landscape pink as it sets.

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Family Travel, Hiking and Walking, Camping
  • Written January 19, 2009
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Hall Hills: Cumbria's best self-catering accommodation

Stayed in Hall Hills self-catering holiday homes and was delighted. The quality is better than you would expect from a hotel. These beautifully converted stone barns from the 17th century live up to their 4 and 5 star rating.

The interior decor - designed by Jude (the proprietor) herself - is very tasteful. The homes are equipped to the most demanding standards and there is a lovely private patio with uninterrupted views across the Roe Valley. It's a great base for trips into the Lake District and up into the Scottish Borders, but its far enough off the beaten track to be really tranquil.

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  • Related to: Luxury Travel, Family Travel, Hiking and Walking
  • Written August 5, 2008
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High Foulshaw Farm CL.: Right on the Kent Estuary.

As we were looking for somewhere local to stay in the motorhome, we thought we'd give this Camping Club Certificated location a try. Were we glad we did, it turned out to be everything we wanted and made for a great two nights stay.

This 0.75 acre site is well off the A590, right behind the levy for the Kent Estuary. There is access to the river and the Cumbrian Coastal walk passes through here. The area is flat, so good for biking. Looking across the A590, you have lovely views of Whitbarrow Scar, a large limestone mass, again excellent walking terrain.

We were the only folks staying, so had the site to ourselves. Philip took full advantage of this, driving his petrol radio controlled car full pelt,sending the gravel swirling as he skidded rouind tight bends. He and Nick also made good use of the new bb rifle and later, had a go at fishing in the Kent (I'm sure it would have been private fishing but there wasn't a sign to be seen.) Needless to say, all they managed to succeed in doing was lose some tackle!!!

For us, the unique qualityof this site was the fact that the only facilities were water, a bin and a chemical disposal point. We had no use for such fineries as electricity, although we did watch television in bed, running from 12 volts.

Also the peace and quiet, being the only residents.

The owners were in the midst of lambing and were kept busy with their new deliveries. This was the first place I'd ever seen new lambs with plastic coats on!!

All this for £4.50 a night.

  • Opinion of Price: least expensive
  • Related to: Camping, Hiking and Walking, Beaches
  • Written April 15, 2008
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