Waterside House Campsite

We stayed at Waterside House Campsite on a busy May Bank Holiday in 2015.

And yes, the campsite was very busy. But then again, so is every campsite in the Lake District during the May Bank Holidays!

We also felt that the peak season prices were a bit high. But again, this is the Lake District, which is extremely popular.

Boat Hire at Ullswater

The location was absolutely stunning.

Ullswater may not be as visited as Windermere, but it is a beautiful lake. And not being as crowed, is all the better for it.

Enjoying the evening by the lake

A short stroll from the campsite is Pooley Bridge. We found a good family friendly pub there that served good meals.

While we stayed at Waterside House we had a go at Ghyll Scrambling with Distant Horizons. They picked us up right from the campsite.

If you do decide to stay here, we thoroughly recommend that you consider giving this a go.

Planning on visiting Waterside House Campsite? Details below.

Set on the shores of Ullswater, Waterside House Campsite provides great views of this magnificent and classic Lake District scene.
You can either bring your own tent, bring a motorhome, or stay in one of the Tipis by the lake sure. (Sorry, no caravans).

Waterside House is still a working farm. Depending on the time of year you visit, you may see lamps, sheep being dipped, or young calfs in the barn near the campsite shop.

As well as camping, you can also take advantage of being next to Ullswater, and hire rowing boats or Canadian Canoes.

Pitches for Large Family Tents

Waterside House campsite has large camping fields. Camping charges are based on people, not tent sizes. There are additional charges for Awnings/Gazebos.

Shower Facilities

Waterside House has FREE hot showers.
There’s also a laundrette on site.

Electric Hook Ups

Electric hook-ups are available. However, all EHU pitches are on gravel. There are no grass EHU pitches, and so if you need EHU with your tent, you will need to pitch on the gravel.

Internet Access

WiFi is available, but only at the shop.

Nearby Places to Eat

There’s a walk from the campsite along the lake shore to Pooley Bridge, where you can find a few local family-friendly places to eat.
You can also find a snack bar at the campsite.

Getting in Touch with Waterside House Campsite

Here’s how you can get in contact with Waterside House Campsite.

Waterside House Campsite Website

017684 86332

Where to find Waterside House Campsite

Sat Nav Postcode: CA10 2NA

Latitude: 54.5948181, Longitude: -2.8337352

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From junction 40 of the M6 motorway take the A66 signposted Keswick.

After one mile turn left onto the A592 for Ullswater and Pooley Bridge.

Turn left at the lake, continue straight on and then over the river into Pooley Bridge.Go through the village and take the first right to Howtown, continue along the this road.

Waterside House is the second campsite on the right- approximately one mile. There is a lakeshore footpath from Pooley Bridge to the campsite.

Waterside House Campsite, Howtown Road, Pooley Bridge, Penrith, Cumbria CA10 2NA.

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