Windermere (Ready Camp)

UK England Lake District Cumbria

Ashes Lane, Staveley, Kendal, Cumbria LA8 9JS
A convenient glamping location between the market town of Kendal and gargantuan Windermere; the crowning waterbody of the Lake District.
Home to five modern, Ready Camp safari tents, Winderemere Campsite, halfway between Kendal and Windermere, is really quite a find. Conveniently close to an A-road but hidden down a leafy lane, darkened by deciduous trees on either side, the place has a quiet, pastoral feel while still boasting easy transport to the Lakes beyond. Gargantuan Lake Windermere is a short drive away, with its waterborne rentals and beautiful banks, but when you want to drift back into the trees for a little peace and quiet this place is a more than comfortable bet.

The safari tents themselves have everything you need. Bedecked with a luxury interior, they include beds for up to six people, sofas, dining furniture and a handy kitchenette with cooking hobs, fridge and microwave. Each has private parking and a large amount of space around it, where you can play ball games or sit in the sun, peeping over the drystone walls to the countryside beyond.

Facilities are excellent too. While the tents are well equipped, their location within a larger campsite means you also have access to top-notch ablutions with the likes of a drying room – for airing out your post-climbing footwear – and an onsite shop with daily newspapers. Next door to reception there’s even an onsite pub – pop your nose in for a chat before you head out or have a browse of the information boards. There’s plenty of friendly advice to be found.

It’s a pleasant mile and a half walk to Stavely or drive to Windermere town and make the 20-minute stroll up through the woods to Orrest Head (784ft). The views in every direction are worth the clamber and those looking for more intrepid climbs will see the taller peaks poking up in the north – Stony Cove Pike, Red Screes, Helvellyn, the Langdale Pikes, Bowfell – these famous and more challenging routes are all within an easy half hours drive.

The Owner Says

Your time spent…where it matters
Time away with family & friends is great, but let’s be honest - it can sometimes be hectic to even think about!
Ready Camp takes away some of the stresses and hassles of camping - having a pre-erected, canvas-wrapped haven with real beds, a kitchen and dining area. There’s no need to fill the car rammed to the rafters with an endless supply of ‘just in cases’. We give you back the time to do the fun things together with your friends and family.

Pack your bedding & a sense of adventure
Walk into a comfortable haven with cosy furnishings and oodles of little luxuries.  With two bedrooms, an open plan living/dining area where you can wine and dine to your hearts content or put your feet up on the comfy settee after a long day’s adventure.
The Kitchen area includes a fridge, microwave and hob, along with basic cooking utensils, crockery and cutlery. (We’ve even supplied the corkscrew!)
When it comes to light’s out…we’ve even included a torch for those midnight toilet trips, or just to make funny shadows on the tent!


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Safari Tent Stay in November

Dec 21, 2015 by JW14

I stayed in a safari tent here a month ago. It was a really cold weekend, so I have to say it was pretty freezing, but we knew that when we booked anyway and just took loads of sleeping bags and duvets. The campsite was really nice, a surprising amount of people there too given it was so far out of season, always a good sign! Nice staff, great (and heated!) facilities blocks and the safari tent was well equipped. thanks

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