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After many years of visiting the area and coveting the location of this CL we have finally paid a visit!
We stayed for 5 nights over New Year and although the site was full it was peaceful (all apart from a very loud TV from the Motorhome next door, but they weren't there long!), and very well kept.
I used the shower/loo facilities once during our stay and although spotlessly clean there is no heating and you only get 4 minutes hot water for your 50p, so it was just easier to use the facilities in the van after that, but I'm sure they'll be much more user friendly in the summer.
The CL is in a perfect location for the village with everything in walking distance and there is direct access to some lovely walks, down towards the lake and up into the fells.
In fact, we loved it so much we have decided to spend Christmas there this year!
We have just recently concluded a 4 day stay on this site. It was an excellent base from which to explore the Southern Lake District. Once onsite you are only 5 minutes walk from the centre of Coniston and around 10 minutes down to the lake itself,
The bus stop is also around 5 minutes away putting both Windermete and Grasmere within reach if you prefer not to drive once parked up. The site is well maintained and the toilets and shower were kept topped up with loo rolls and clean. Peter and his wife gave us a friendly welcome and we would certainly come again.
Given the excellent location we felt it was good value.
Just had 3 nights on this little gem of a CL. Location is everything, and this place is slap bang in the middle of Coniston Village, and a 5 minute walk to the water. Owners very friendly, and always there to answer any questions. The surrounding area delivers everything you would want from The Lake District.
Just one gripe, but it's regarding other site users, and not the site itself. We were onsite during the recent World Cup, and one of the other campers was a bit offish because we were supporting our country!
Easy to find with ok access. Very central to town and Coniston lake both within a 5 min walk.
Friendly owners who make you welcome. Two basic but clean toilets one with shower at 50p a go.
Only complaint was when I watched the owner wash out the toilet brushes under the drinking water tap ?
My family and I had a great 5 night stay at Beckthwaite, the scenery was breathtaking. If this cl was on the edge of most towns then it perhaps would not of been anything special but it is all about the location. The pitches are quite small but they are level and did the job fine. The facilities were basic but clean enough and having 2 toilets is always handy. There is paid for showers but we did not need to use them. The gentleman that owns the cl is a friendly helpful man as was everyone else we met. Just one word of caution for the people who have not yet been to Coniston - the roads in and out are awfully narrow and extra caution is required when towing. See you again soon Beckthwaite - cant wait.