Patterdale Hall Estate

Glenridding, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 0PJ

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Ideal for ...

  • Dogs
  • Peaceful stays
  • Waterside stays
  • Working farm

Why stay here ...

A lovely little five pitch riverside CL site for club member’s only, located in the foothills of Helvellyn amidst ancient woodland next to Grisedale Beck. The site is situated on a private estate at the southern tip of Ullswater, England’s most beautiful lake. All CL guests have access to a private foreshore for fishing or boating & lake view picnic area a short walk from the site. Ullswater provides the ideal destination for relaxation and exploration.

Site Facilities

  • All pitches are hardstanding, with electric hook up and picnic table
  • Satellite & terrestrial Freeview TV point on each pitch
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Cold water tap & chemical waste disposal point, including grey water disposal
  • We do not have any toilet or shower facilities on site
  • Small tents are allowed as long as they fit on your pitch, with a supplementary charge of £4 per night
  • Arrival and departure is midday
  • Vodafone is currently the only network provider in the area
  • TV signal is good
  • Launderette nearby, free to use (donation tin if you’re putting more than one load)
  • Pets are welcome, but please keep dogs on a lead at all times whilst on the estate

The Local Area

  • The site is situated in the heart of the Lake District with a multitude of walks available from your doorstep including Place Fell, High Street, St Sunday Crag, Fairfield, Helvellyn, the Howtown to Glenridding lakeshore walk, and the wonderful new Ullswater Way which circumnavigates Ullswater and includes a fascinating Heritage Trail.
  • Within a 10 minute stroll from the local shops, post office, cafes, restaurants and pubs in the villages of Glenridding and Patterdale. 
  • From Glenridding you can catch one of the Ullswater Steamers to the piers at Aira Point (for Aira Force Waterfall & tearooms and the 3 mile walk back to the site); Howtown (for walks including the 6 mile lakeshore path back to Patterdale); or Pooley Bridge. The other option is not to walk at all and just sit back and enjoy a cruise to the various points, or opt for the full round the Lake Pass and finally explore the new footpath, The Ullswater Way which navigates all around Lake Ullswater. We have Steamer discount vouchers available in the estate office upon request.
  • Centrally located within the National Park the site is ideally situated for touring the Lake District and is under 30 minutes from Windermere, Ambleside, Keswick, Kendal, Penrith etc.

Local Activities

  • St Patrick’s Boat Hire (rowing boats, motor boats)
  • Glenridding Sailing School (sailing boats, canoes)
  • Fishing permits available locally – just a standard rod license required.
  • Activity providers such as Reach Beyond Adventure (gorge walking, bush craft, climbing, walking, canoeing etc.).
  • Ullswater Steamers, Rheged, Dalemain, Lowther Castle and many more attractions nearby. 

Stargazing

We are extremely lucky to have dark skies great for stargazing. On a clear night it is still possible to see the Milky Way with the naked eye.

Location

  • Based just off the A592 many places such as Ambleside, Windermere, Coniston, Keswick & Penrith all within a 30 minute drive.
  • Bus Service 508 from Penrith
  • Nearest train station is Penrith.

Facilities on site ...

  • Dog walk from site
  • Information room
  • Recycling facilities
  • TV reception: good
  • Wi-Fi
  • Working farm

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Latest arrival time: 12:00 AM

0.75 acres

Electric amperage: 10

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CA11 0PJ
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Lat 54.536507 / Lon -2.944072
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Transport links

  • Daily public transport within 1 mile

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Lovely Patterdale

We stayed at this site for 4 nights at the end of July/Beginning of August. We were both expecting to have access to the Lake directly from the CL, however please be aware that you do need to cross a road and walk through the Estate's Lodge site for this, and although initially disappointed with this it did not have any impact of the enjoyment of our holiday. We pitched next to the beck on a good sixed and reasonably level hard standing. There is a TV point and free wifi also, the wifi being very handy in this area where phone signal is hit and miss. There was some confusion with the launderette with the CAMC information stating that it is free for CL users, but with signage on site asking for a donation if you are using it from the CL, this is a minor thing but could do with clearing up (there was separate signage asking lodge users to donate if they were doing more than one wash per week). We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will definitely be back next year.
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Absolutely the best CL site we have stayed at, beautiful site with plenty of room for each van, excellent walks in the area and the scenery is stunning. The staff are friendly, helpful and welcoming, there is free Wi-Fi, and a laundrette what more could you ask for......Superb.
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Relaxing in Patterdale

Lovely welcome, helpful and informative. Very convenient for local shops, pubs and restaurants and would definitely recommend the Helvellyn Kitchen in Glenridding, and with direct access to Helvellyn itself. Great walks direct from the site, local buses you certainly do not need your car once you've arrived
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Very nice site

We were here a few years ago, under the previous owners, and our main concern then was that the pitches were too small. Since the new owners have taken over the pitches have been widened, and TV and WiFi are now available, handy as it means you don't need to walk into Glenridding to get the mountain forecast. The big draw of this site is its location. We walked Helvellyn one day, and Place Fell another, all without needing to touch the car keys. Glenridding and Patterdale have a couple of convenience stores, but it's a good idea to stock up before you arrive as nearest supermarkets are around d 30 mins drive away
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Very poorly signed. On the good side its a nice wooded site near a road, good walks to pub etc. On the downside, apart from electric there is nothing else which of course its a strong point but not when your paying £20 / night for the privilege.

Response from the Club:

Many thanks for leaving a review. The CL owner has been in touch as he wants to address the concerns you raised. Please be assured they have as many signs as they are allowed in the area and have actually been in trouble with highways for having further signage in the past. Please be assured they do their utmost with signs to the site and directions to help members easily find the site.

Please note as well as electricity, the site price also includes 70mbs dual line WiFi on all pitches, coaxial tv points on all pitches plus the usual water and recycling facilities.

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