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A family-friendly campsite in the Lakes with all types of accommodation from tents to cottages and even hobbit holes

The location

The Quiet Site is about a mile or so above Ullswater on a small road.

This large campsite has views across the fields, with some glimpses of the lake from certain points.

It is laid out around converted farm houses with plenty of land for playing on.

Accommodation choice

You can choose almost any sort of accommodation here. From pitching your own tent right through to large holiday cottages.

There’s also glamping options with hobbit holes (wooden buildings dug into the side of a fell), pods and bell tents. There are static holiday homes to buy as well.

A hobbit hole accommodation at the Quiet Site in the Lake District

A hobbit hole

We stayed in one of the two 16th century cottages, which was huge.

It had a large lounge, three good sized bedrooms and a well-equipped kitchen. There was also a decent sized garden shared with the adjoining cottage.

children on a trampoline outside a cottage

This cottage is one of the options

The facilities

There is a pub on site, the Quiet Bar, which is deliberately rustic having changed little since 1963.

It is cosy and homely with a log fire and pool table.

Elsewhere the site has cooking facilities, a small shop for food and drinks and there’s often a wagon selling sausage and mash in the evening.

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The nearest restaurants are about a mile away.

Child-friendly

Little ones are well catered for, our holiday cottage had a brilliant trampoline, which we all tried out!

There was also a playhouse in the garden and plenty of DVDs and games in the house.

The main site has a large playground with swings, climbing equipment, a play fort and space to run around.

Adjoining The Quiet Bar is a soft play area, which is a useful rainy day distraction.

The walks

There are plenty of options from an eight-mile trek to Aira Force and back, through to a couple of miles around Little Mell Fell, which sits right above the site.

There are maps and guides on the website and the owners can help you when you arrive to point you in the right direction.

We went far enough with our two children to take in the wonderful scenery and feel like we were in the great outdoors.

a view of Ullswater through the trees

There are walks from the site with views of Ullswater

In conclusion

A family-friendly, award-winning option with accommodation to suit all tastes and budgets.

For a review of the full holiday, see here.

Visit the Quiet Site website for more information and rates.

(We stayed as guests of the site for the purpose of this review. All views are our own).

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