Englethwaite Hall Caravan Club Site (REF : ENG)

Armathwaite, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA4 9SY

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Ideal for ...

  • Cycling
  • Dogs
  • Peaceful stays
  • Walking

Why stay here ...

Englethwaite Hall Club Site is a tranquil oasis scattered with rhododendrons from the garden of the former Old Hall. Located in the Eden Valley of Carlisle, the caravan park is set against a backdrop of the lovely High Stand Forest. Recent reports show that the number of red squirrels in the area has increased, so you may be lucky to see some during your visit. The site now offers a viewing hide from which you can watch red squirrels.

Come for a night, stay for a week. That's what happens to those using the Englethwaite Hall Club Site as a stopover during the drive to Scotland on the M6. The area is especially popular for walkers because of its convenient footpath access to uncrowded landscapes and scenic beauty - the Eden Valley riverside walk is a special treat. For added activities such as a swimming pool, cinema, restaurants and pubs, the nearby town of Carlisle won't disappoint. The town can be reached by steam train, along a line which passes through scenic countryside and waterfalls. The Settle to Carlisle Railway runs right past the bottom of the site driveway. In the summer special steam train events pass the site twice a week and visitors can stand right by the track to enjoy the atmosphere and take photographs. Carlisle Castle and the famous Hadrian's Wall are only a short drive away. The site is a perfect choice for those with dogs, with many local dog-friendly pubs. A serene gem surrounded by views of the Lakeland fells and wild flower scattered country lanes, the caravan site offers an excellent escape.

The site is quiet during the school holidays, making it the ideal choice for those seeking a peaceful and relaxing holiday.

Service pitches are available.

Please note: This site does not have a toilet block.

Facilities on site ...

  • BBQs allowed: charcoal, gas, electric
  • Dog walk from site
  • Dog walk on site
  • Drive over waste disposal for motorhomes
  • Electric hook-up
  • Gas
  • Motorhome service point
  • TV reception: good
  • Wi-Fi

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Walking notes:

You can walk in both directions from the site. The Eden Valley riverside walk is also highly recommended.

Supermarket notes:
The closest is at junction 43 on the M6.

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Directions

Please only use these recommended directions and not sat nat for the final approach, due to other roads being unsuitable for towing vehicles, and do not approach through Armathwaite. Leave M6/A6 at junction 42 onto the B6263 (signposted Wetheral). In 1.75 miles (about 0.25 mile after crossing the railway bridge in Cumwhinton) turn right (signposted Wetheral Shield, Armathwaite, Animal Refuge). The site is on the right in about 2.75 miles. Bumpy road - recommended maximum speed 35mph.

Sites key: Club Site

Postcode:
CA4 9SY
GPS:
Lat 54.84483 / Lon -2.80131
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OS field ref:
NY487504
OS map ref:
86
Handbook map ref:
F12

Transport links

  • Buses go to: Carlisle and Dalston
  • Car hire on site
  • Nearest train station: Wetheral
  • Train station within 5 miles

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Peaceful stay

A relaxing and peaceful stay at the well kept Englethwaite Hall site. The blossoming shrubs added to the attractiveness of this site, and even though fully booked it was still very restful well recommended

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Absolutely perfect site

Our first stay at this perfect site was over the early May bank holiday weekend. The site is amazingly neat and well kept by the lovely wardens. It's peaceful with quite a large fenced off area for your dog to run off the lead and walks in the woods literally at the edge of the campsite. If you want a quiet, out of the way place to stay then this is the site for you, and the wardens even go to the chip shop for you on a Friday night. We didn't give 5 stars for facilities only because there isn't a toilet block but the site is really well kept, and we didn't give 5 stars for families because there isn't a playground and it is very quiet. All in all, perfect.
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Wonderful site, proximate to M6 and hosted by lovely, helpful wardens.

We made our first visit to this beautiful site the week before Easter and received a wonderful and helpful welcome from Isobel. The site is quiet, but heartily recommended to those seeking peace. Children have plenty of grass to play on and the site roads are perfect for youngl people's bikes! The whole place is immaculate - I even caught Isobel wiping down the electricity supply boxes! The site is proximate to Hadrian's Wall and the Northern Lakes, latter via the M6 south to Penrith. It is also fairly convenient to those travelling to and from Scotland as a short stopover. We had a week there but could have happily stayed. Looking forward to returning.
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Purple pegs and part time reception.

Yet another lovely visit to our favourite site, tinged this time with a little sadness at the increasing number of purple pegs (seasonal pitches) and also much reduced opening hours at the reception / shop. We don't have an issue with the club needing to offer seasonal pitches as a means of collecting revenue to maintain the site but not at the detriment of those of us who still like to tour. It seems at Englethwaite, the best pitches are now taken up by seasonals and to be pitched surrounded by empty units left us feeling that we had perhaps parked up in a caravan storage yard. We have always had the pick of pitches at this site, all large and well maintained but we fear if more purple pegs appear, this will no longer be the case and we would therefore knock it off our list. Whilst the reception doesn't always need to be open especially if the wardens are busy with other jobs, it now appears to only be open minimally especially Sunday to Thursday. Ordinarily though we would expect to see wardens out and about the site, chatting, gardening, tidying etc, but on our last visit, in some part, there was no wardens on site at all. They were having an afternoon off, much deserved you might say but it seems with the reception closed most of the time and no sight nor sound of them around the site, what were they having an afternoon off from??? Not having a dig, just making observations. The shop also lost revenue during the day as on more than one occasion, we wandered over to make a 'treat' purchase, only to find it was closed. We weren't the only ones either. We will visit again as we love it but if things continue the way they have changed over the last couple of years, we may not be visiting as regularly.

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A very clean tidy and attractive site set in beautiful countryside. Very peaceful with quiet roads for cycling.

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Site contact details

Telephone:
01228 560202

Site information

Please note that there is currently a road closure on the B6263 until 1 June. The diversion is unsuitable for towing. When leaving the M6 at Junction 42 please take the A6 towards Carlisle. After 1.5 miles turn right at the traffic lights onto Cumwhinton Road. Follow this all the way to the T-junction in Cumwhinton then turn left and follow the directions in the handbook.

Our Wi-Fi hotspot service on this site means internet access is available within a pre-determined, communal area of the site. Please be aware the hotspot speed is currently slow, and we are working with our suppliers to improve this. 

Please note: This site does not have a toilet block.