The Old School House

Aulthurstside Schoolhouse, Woodland, Broughton-in-Furness, Cumbria, LA20 6AE

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Ideal for ...

  • Dogs
  • Peaceful stays
  • Scenic views

Why stay here ...

Splendid site set in 4 acres of land, (all pitches hard standing,) with a picnic area, picnic benches, a fire pit, plus several connected footpaths and lovely views of the open countryside.

Great starting point for many walks, Beacon Tarn, Woodland Fell, Broughton Mills, Broughton in Furness. Circular walks taking in pubs, cafes and shops ( grocers, butchers, bakery and post office) in the village 1.8 miles away.

Walk or cycle on the Coniston old railway line which is traffic free so safe for children with the added incentive of a good playground at the end.

Excellent site for exploring the uncommercial south lakes, but Coniston is just 8 miles away.

Facilities on site ...

  • Battery charging
  • Drive over waste disposal for motorhomes
  • Information room
  • Recycling facilities
  • TV reception: good
  • WC (exclusive use)

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Latest arrival time: 9:00 PM

0.5 acres

Electric amperage: 16

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Postcode:
LA20 6AE
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GPS:
Lat 54.295528 / Lon -3.188873
OS field ref:
SD227895
OS map ref:
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Transport links

  • Nearest train station: Foxfield

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The Old School House
We loved it here. Initially booked 2 nights but decided to stay longer and ended up staying for 8 nights. Barbara was lovely, very friendly and helpful. We were on pitch 5, all pitches are hardstanding and there are plenty of grassed areas and picnic tables. Facilities were clean and well maintained. Inexperienced drivers may have difficulty with the narrow entrance but if you take it carefully it's fine. The site is very conveniently situated with lovely walks through the woods into the town, where there is a butchers, grocers, bakery and several pubs. A short and very scenic walk will take you to Broughton Mills and the lovely Blacksmiths Arms. This is a fantastic CL, one of our favourites and reasonably priced. We would love to return.

Abryll

Motorhomer

Reviewed on 23/06/2021 21:08

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Not really suitable for large caravans

The Old School House

We visited this site looking for a quiet site which with the A road being right along side it was quite noisy. The entrance to the site is not very big and our caravan only just fitted through the gate which did not impress hubby. With it being on a busy A road you had to be careful when leaving the site because of the speed of the traffic.To get the caravan back out the site I had to stand in the middle of the road to stop the traffic and then someone else had to watch the back end so we didn't hit the stone wall or the fence. We could not get a tv reception and someone else told me it was not good on the site and they had trouble. If you put your awning up then there is no where on the pitch to park your car. Luckily there was no one on one of the pitches as the owner only uses 4 out of the 5 so we could park our car there. The rubbish bins are right at the end of the owners drive and to get to the toilet and chemical waste you have to go down a steep slope. On the last night we had problems with out electricity going off for no reason

Comment from the Club:

Thank you for your review. The CL Owner has been in touch as she works really hard to ensure everyone has the best possible time on their site. Please be advised if you had mentioned the tv signal the CL Owner would have been more than happy to have helped you with this and could have also righted the electric for you. As they were not aware of this they couldn't assist. With the site being small they only ever take 4 units so there is always a space for cars to be parked, this way it keeps everyone comfortable.

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Reviewed on 03/06/2021 21:08

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Small CL in Great Location

The Old School House
Just an update on the previous reviews which are a couple of years old. The site is compact and the owners only let 4 of the 5 pitches to allow space for cars to be parked. All the same caravan owners will probably want to use their mover, and levelling blocks will likely be needed. You will definitely need 'rock pegs' and a club hammer if you are pegging out an awning. The toilet and waste disposal amenities are all of good standard, but the path to them is steep and 'loose', not wheelchair accessible and not for those with impaired mobility. The communal firepit and picnic tables are very welcome. Howard also sells dry kindling for the fire. Take care to read the owners directions, otherwise you'll miss the entrance and it's a long way back. The owners are very helpful. We wish we'd asked their advice before booking a meal at the Black Cock in Broughton in Furness. It was very disappointing. In good weather the site enjoys lovely views and the local walks are very enjoyable.

Collapso

Reviewed on 21/05/2021 08:41

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Great site

The Old School House
An unpretentious, peaceful site with great views. Wonderful for walks (long or short) and pubs with good food and beer. We appreciated the warm welcome, local info and super clean loo. The path to the loo is a little steep so bear that in mind if that is an issue. We hope it doesn't become too popular as we will certainly be returning. Lots still so see and visit in this part of the Lake District which many people ignore.

philhanson

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Reviewed on 15/04/2019 17:51

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Great little site

The Old School House
Had a lovely stopover in our campervan last week during our tour of the Lakes. Barbara is very helpful and welcoming even before we arrived! Lovely, quantity and spotless little loo packed with all the essential information you need. Looking forward to returning and spending some quality time at this little gem!

olylowe

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Reviewed on 05/11/2018 15:47

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