Slapestone Villa

Stainton, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 0EB

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Ideal for ...

  • Dogs
  • Peaceful stays
  • Scenic views
  • Working farm

Why stay here ...

  • Game fishing adjacent.
  • There is a bus service to Penrith, Keswick and Workington just outside the CL.

Facilities on site ...

  • Dog walk from site
  • Drive over waste disposal for motorhomes
  • Recycling facilities
  • TV reception: good
  • Working farm

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0.75 acres

Electric amperage: 16

Lawned site

Recycling Facilities

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Postcode:
CA11 0EB
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Lat 54.646403 / Lon -2.784921
OS field ref:
NY493283
OS map ref:
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Transport links

  • Buses go to: Penrith, Keswick and Workington.
  • Daily public transport within 1 mile
  • Nearest train station: Penrith
  • Train station within 5 miles

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Good for more than a Stopover point at Penrith

Slapestone Villa
It would be easier and quicker to name the things that are poor with this CL rather than list all of the good points but when I've come to think of the poor things then they aren't really that bad. You have to drive over grass to reach 3 of the 5 Hardstanding pitches! But even after heavy persistent Lake District rain the ground underneath was firm and we had no problem exiting the site on it. Um... oh yes, the traffic noise? Nope, had worse on country farm sites miles from the nearest main road. Yes it is there but drops off at night and no noise from the nearby M6. That's it folks. The rest is all good including the splendiferous view. The owners even supply wooden blocks for pitching if you can't get level. Shops are nearby in Penrith. Bus stops right outside the CL to take you to Keswick or Penrith or even Workington should you so desire. Plus at £12 a night it still represents excellent value. So there you have it. A really good CL.

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Reviewed on 25/09/2020 20:51

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The best view from caravan window!

Slapestone Villa
We love this C L, very easy access from from M 6. Bus stop outside the gate, into Keswick and beyond. Owners are very friendly. Even in poor weather the view is great. Good hardstandings and the site is kept very tidy.

Marydavie

Reviewed on 15/07/2020 21:50

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The best CL we have been too in our limited yrs of Caravanning.

Slapestone Villa
We arrived on a damp and windy Sunday afternoon and after getting the legs down and sited, Andrew decided to come and ask if we wouldnt rather have the beautiful view down the Valley? So we whipped the legs and 4 of us managed to spin the twin wheeler round. It is a fantastic little site within easy reach of the M6 and A66 and we found the access rather easy but did swing wide with the size of van. The owners Thelma and Andrew cant do enough for you and only need to ask for any directions etc. We have been very lucky in the full wk here that it only rained thru the day fully on one occasion, the rest was all overnight. We were sat outside on the chairs during the afternoons even though a little chilly at times but so tranquil looking down the valley. We have already booked for next yr and we will be paying it a visit in the not too distant future as well. Thank you Thelma and Andrew for a great wk.

bryann weimars

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Reviewed on 18/08/2019 19:39

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Our Favourite CL in Cumbria!

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We have been coming to this CL for nearly 10 years now and it's in the top 5 of all the CL's we've stayed at in our 12 years of caravanning. Mrs Richie's late parents ran the CL for many years beforehand and they were lovely folk as are Thelma & Andrew - it's a compact site but very well kept and Mr & Mrs Ritchie are always pleased to see us. There is a bus stop just outside the CL and you can take the bus to Keswick or Penrith as well - Just around the corner is Rheghed Visitor Centre and we sometimes pop over to pick up a Wi-Fi signal or just a cup of coffee. I really can't praise Thelma & Andrew enough for their assistance and help over the years.. I should also note that Harry (Thelma's Dad who ran the CL with his late wife) passed away recently so I'm sure she & Andrew can be forgiven up there were one or two mix ups in bookings as per a previous review. Over our caravanning years we've kept a record and a rating of all the sites we been to and Slapestone Villa comes out at 88% (Five start all round)!

JohnJ44

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Reviewed on 01/07/2018 23:27

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Stayed here for 3 nights end of March 2018. Really nice site with fantastic views towards the mountains south of Ullswater. Easy access to public transport, and a nice pub in the nearby village of Stainton (Kings Arms Inn). Does great food, and the ale is not too bad either. No problems with booking, the pitch was marked clearly with our name to reserve the spot. Will definately be back.

dougie578

Reviewed on 27/03/2018 18:24

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