Hobbit Hole (12 at The Quiet Site)
The Owner Says
These new Hobbit Holes are large underground living spaces with an amazing view over the Ullswater Valley. They are superbly insulated, energy efficient, secure and virtually invisible unless you know where to look… hobbits like to blend into the local scenery! They are four times larger than a standard camping pod and suitable for larger families or those wanting a little more in the way of space and facilities.
The generous space of a Hobbit Hole is ideal for family living. The 15-metre-squared interior can accommodate up to two adults and four children. Inside there is a bench, table, heater, bin, lights, plugs and USB charge sockets. A large soft covered sleep ledge (three metres by two metres) covers one end. There is also an en-suite toilet and wash basin in each Hobbit Hole.
Outside is a large covered patio with a magnificent view over to the lake and fells beyond. The sheltered patio area – providing a flat area suitable for portable BBQs – allows you to cook, admire the view and yet stay dry when the weather is less than its perfect self. A picnic table enables a real inside/outside living experience.
All you need to bring is your camping gear – minus the tent – and take advantage of all the facilities on offer on site. With no tent to erect (or pack away), your holiday could just have become a whole lot easier.
About The Quiet Site
Tents, glampers, caravans, campervans, small motorhomes, dogs – yes. Large groups (unless pre-arranged) – no.
You'll be given a sheet with some advice on local walks when you arrive at the campsite and there's plenty of local tourist information at reception. In particular, the eight-mile walk from The Quiet Site to Aira Force Waterfalls is highly recommended and constantly tops the rankings for visitors' favourite day out. On a rainy day the drive takes 10 minutes. For the real headline hikes, Helvellyn and Blencathra are two of the most famous climbs in the Lake District and both within easy reach – both hikes have steep spines if you want to get the pulse racing. If you'd prefer to explore by bike, a local bike hire company delivers to The Quiet Site (£25 per day or £40 for Ebikes). Prices include helmet, lock, pump and repair kit and as long as you give at least 24hrs notice, delivery to the campsite is free. No trip to this part of the Lakes can end without catching the Ullswater Steamer; 10% discount vouchers are available from the campsite reception for the cruise around the lake, which you can join at Glenridding or Pooley Bridge. If you go from Glenridding, jump off at Howtown and take the gorgeous walk back (dogs welcome). History bods may also want to explore nearby Dalemain House (01768 486450); don’t forget to visit the lovely tea rooms.
Food & Drink
The on-site pub really is one of the best we have come across in the UK. They serve a variety of local ales (including their own brew) but no food. But if you’re after some dinner then head to the Brackenrigg Inn (01768 486206) overlooking Ullswater for above-average grub with a change of scenery. On the shores of Lake Ullswater, the Sharrow Bay Hotel (01768 486301) has a Michelin-starred restaurant. You can do lunch or dinner but they’re famous for afternoon teas.
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Rated ★★★★★ over 26 reviews
Response from The Quiet Site
We are again sorry that neighbouring dog owners have not shown you respect. Holiday parks rely on their customers to behave in a neighbourly manner. The Quiet Team are always on hand to promote this feeling of mutual respect and I am very sorry if you felt this missing. We would certainly never allow a group with 7 dogs on site. The maximum is 2 per pitch. Your opinion of our team is completely different to every other review we have had.
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Fantastic site well placed good facilities and great staff what’s not to like.
The Quiet Site is located at Watermillock, Penrith, Cumbria CA11 0LS
On the A66 to Keswick, take the A592 toward Glenridding, turning right at the Brackenrigg Inn. The site is 1¼ mile on your right.
At Penrith board a 508 Stagecoach bus toward Glenridding. Get off outside the Brackenrigg Inn and follow the lane that runs beside the inn, the site is 1¼ mile further along on your right. The campsite can arrange free pick-up from the bus stop.