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The Quiet Site


Ideally situated in the heart of Cumbria's Lake District National Park in Ullswater, there's no better place to visit. Experience the beautiful scenery surrounding The Quiet Site and discover nearby walks, fells, lakes, cycle tracks, shops and so much more. The facilities are housed mostly in old converted farm buildings and are superbly maintained and very picturesque. You can start from the quiet site from a lot of beautiful walks, as well as a short drive from various attractions and activities.

15 superbly insulated, energy-efficient, secure and virtually invisible Hobbit Holes unless you know where to look. The Hobbit Holes are four times larger than a regular camping pod and are therefore ideal for larger families or for those who want a little more space and facilities. Outside, there is a large patio overlooking the lake and beyond. The sheltered patio area provides a flat area for portable BBQs and allows you to cook and admire the view and stay dry when the weather is not quite perfect. 

4  fully insulated, wonderful Glamping Cabins are now available to book for 2020, boasting a sprung double bed, gorgeous cotton sheets, duvet and pillows. Your own inside WC, basin, shower and towels. A large outside wooden deck with amazing views over Little Mell and Priests Cragg.

What makes a stay at The Quiet Site unique?

For 2020 The Quiet Site were again rewarded the Green Tourism Gold Award, the only holiday park in the Lake District to be given this reward. They are the only holiday park in the Lake District to hold a platinum level rating for Trip Advisors Green Leaders. In 2019 they were the proud winners of the Cumbria Tourism Gold Sustainability Award for the 4th year in a row. The Circular economy is the way the world will need to move to survive. Designing out waste and pollution, keeping materials in use and using renewable energy sources doesn’t sound too hard – does it! Investing in the visitor economy to bring social and economic benefit to people, place and planet which leads ultimately to a fully sustainable experience for all.

What is there to see and do at The Quiet Site?

Take the 8-mile walk to Aira Force Waterfalls from the Quiet Site, a firm favourite of many whilst staying in Cumbria. Spend an evening in The Quiet Bar, the onsite bar at The Quiet Site and often referred to as the best holiday park bar in Britain. Take a cruise around the most beautiful lake in England on Ullswater Steamers. Jump off at Howtown and take the gorgeous walk back to Glenridding. Once voted the nations favourite walk, Helvellyn makes for a superb day out. Lowther Castle is an imposing ruin with a large children’s playground and lots of lovely cycle paths. 

Top facilities

Free WiFi

Private bathroom

Facilities & information


Private bathroom


Parking (free)

Child friendly

Dog/Pet friendly


Free broadband access (wifi)

Outdoor terrace

Shared Kitchen Facilities

Kitchen Facilities

Pool/snooker table

Iron/ironing board

Washing machine

Bicycle storage



Picnic area




Recommended walks

Extra info

Vendor Accreditation: Green tourism Gold 2020 Green Leaders Platinum 2020 Coolest place to stay in Britain 2019 Ethical, Sustainable and Responsible CT 2019 FSB NW Sustainable Business of the year 2020 AA Campsite of the Year for the North West 2020 Queens Award for Enterprise: Sustainable Development 2020

Arrival information and directions


Address: The Quiet Site, Ullswater, Cumbria, CumbriaCA11 0LS, United Kingdom

By Car Travelling from M6 Junction 40 (at Penrith). Take A66 signposted Keswick for 1 mile and then take the A592 signposted Ullswater for 4 miles. Turn right when you see the lake in front of you, still on the A592, signposted Windermere.

After approximately 1 mile, you will see the Brackenrigg Inn on your right-hand side, there is a road to the right directly after the Inn. Drive-up here for 1 ½ miles. Then you will see The Quiet Site on the right-hand side. Turn right and book in at the shop.

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