Waterside House Campsite

Waterside House Campsite

 Cumbria, England.
TentsSmall CampervansMotorhomesGlampingLodgesShowersWash-upChemical DisposalShopLaundretteParkingToiletsDogs WelcomeWiFi
Tents allowed  TentsCaravans not accepted - but ring to check  CaravansSmall Campervans allowed  Small CampervansMotorhomes allowed  Motorhomes

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 calves 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.

Our Review

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

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

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.

Pitch Types

Grass available  Grass (no electric)Grass Electric not available   Grass with ElectricHardstanding Electric available   Hardstanding with ElectricFully Serviced not available    Fully Serviced


 Glamping Lodges

Campsite Facilities

 Showers Wash-up Chemical Disposal Shop Laundrette

Large Pitch Restrictions

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

Shower Details

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.


 Parking Toilets Dogs Welcome WiFi

Facilities Details

WiFi is available, but only at the shop.

Tipis are available from May to September. Please click the link to view the latest tariffs.

View prices on their website

On The Map


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

Longitude: -2.832803
Latitude: 54.599745

How to get in touch

 Visit their Website

 Call on 017684 86332