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Waterside House Campsite

Waterside House Pooley Bridge Waterside House Pooley Bridge, Pooley Bridge, Penrith CA10 2NA England
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  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
Updated 06/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 06/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#2 of 4 Speciality lodging in Pooley Bridge
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Waterside House is a beautifully situated family run Lake District campsite situated right on the northern shores of Ullswater. Perfectly positioned at the foot of Barton Fell, it is an ideal base for mountain biking, walking, sailing, fishing, paddleboarding, wakesurfing and pony trekking or simply relaxing. Services available include: •Camping •Glamping Tipi Hire •Rowing Boat, Canoe and Kayak Hire •Mountain Bike Hire The pretty village of Pooley Bridge is one mile from the campsite and can be easily reached by road or the lakeshore footpath. Here you will find local shops and cafes as well as a few inns serving excellent bar food and traditional real ales.
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Property amenities
Paid public parking on-site
Public wifi
Coffee shop
Bicycle rental
Children's playground
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Convenience store
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Horseback riding
Water sport equipment rentals
Canoeing offsite
Walking tours
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Gift shop
Picnic area
Shared bathroom
First aid kit
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Simon wrote a review 3 Nov
Portsmouth, United Kingdom1 contribution
We had a lovely stay for 3 nights. Great walks from site straight onto the shore Ullswater Lake, Site was clean and tidy and the staff were very pleasant and helpful. I would highly recommend the site. The scenery was lovely , the site was well equipped, We will be back.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
AmiEatingOut wrote a review 2 Nov
Shoreham-by-Sea, United Kingdom16 contributions6 helpful votes
Stayed here to break up the trip to Scotland. Campsite has loads of space, especially compared to the campsite down the road. We managed to get a waterside pitch which was lovely, plenty of flat ground. There’s a nice looking cafe but we didn’t stay long enough to sample it. Bathroom facilities are good - tidy and plentiful.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
David G wrote a review 1 Nov
Clitheroe, England, United Kingdom11 contributions8 helpful votes
Very special place right next to the lake. A pity about the weather, very windy and wet. Pooley Bridge is only a 5-10inute walk along the edge of the lake. A few places to eat and drink with some great vegan food.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
amelia p wrote a review Oct 2021
3 contributions2 helpful votes
Staff friendly and helpful. Toilets so clean and posh, it was like using a bathroom at an expensive restaurant. Showers clean and free. Free hairdryer available. There was an area that had washing machines, dryers, coffee machine, books and chairs. There was a a camp shop. They had a restauant and bar, we didn't use it but the prices seemed reasonable. There were kyaks etc to hire. The best thing was that they had a quiet time from 11pm to 8am which people abided to. It is about 20 mins walk to Pooley bridge along the water which is really nice. In the evening you can walk around the campsite and along the waters edge. It is very picturesque. I have already recommneded this site and we will definately come again.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Arron B wrote a review Oct 2021
Canvey Island, United Kingdom41 contributions12 helpful votes
Love the location of this campsite, the views across Lake Ullswater are spectacular but believe it could do with a few changes in my opinion. Firstly it could do with more bins around the site. Apart from the cafe bins which you can only put cafe rubbish in you have to walk across the site to the bins at the back. Secondly I understand its a working farm but on the Friday night there were loads of cows in the shed and they "moo'd" all night which kept us awake. One more thing which I believe the site could benefit with is more gravel where the premium pitches are. Being the Lakes it rains a lot and the grass around the tents gets very muddy and that transfers on to your boots and clothes. I understand its camping and you can't stay 100% clean but again in my opinion I believe it will help. I do love the location and the view and the food at the cafe is very nice. Again these are my thoughts.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
United KingdomEnglandCumbriaLake DistrictEden DistrictPenrithPooley Bridge
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Frequently Asked Questions about Waterside House Campsite
Which popular attractions are close to Waterside House Campsite?
Nearby attractions include Chestnut House (1.6 km), Hallin Fell (4.4 km), and Ullswater Lake (1.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Waterside House Campsite?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include kids activities, bicycle rental, and boating.
What food & drink options are available at Waterside House Campsite?
Guests can enjoy an outdoor dining area and a snack bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Waterside House Campsite?
Yes, paid public parking on-site is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Waterside House Campsite?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Clickham Inn, 1863 Restaurant, and Granny Dowbekin's.
Are there any historical sites close to Waterside House Campsite?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Long Meg and her Daughters (12.7 km), Brougham Castle (9.6 km), and Shap Abbey (12.3 km).
Does Waterside House Campsite have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.