Englethwaite Hall Caravan Club Site

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:
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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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Perfect peace

This was our first visit but won't be our last! We loved this site and its peaceful location. We'd like to echo previous reviewers who have said that a toilet/shower block definitely isn't needed. Even though our water pump had broken before we arrived, we wouldn't have wished the site to be any different. The running of the site is a credit to Isobel and Philip and they were both very helpful and sympathetic to the problems we were experiencing. Thank you for a lovely stay.
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Nice site without facilities

Nice site, very peaceful. We chose pitch 31 which clearly stated liable to flooding (1 of 3 pitches with this warning). I found the EHU difficult to use. The bollard has 3 sockets and you had to flick a trip switch to get it to work. No reference to which switch controlled which socket - I’m concerned I turned off other members EHU. Please fix with some stickers with numbers on
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Please stop asking for facilities!!

Great site we need more of these on the network , please don't ask for facilities, the reason this and others like it are so pleasant and peaceful is because by their very nature they're basic , if you want a site with facilities please go elsewhere . Why book a no facility site and then moan about .
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5th visit, cannot wait for the next!

We have just returned from our 5th visit to this site as we were due to go at Easter but Covid arrived and everything stopped. I have read several of the more recent reviews and there seems to be repeated comments about this site not having facilities. The comments aren't necessarily negative but I wonder when the website states that there are no facilities, this needs repeating on every review and also that surely the price paid per night during peak is so much less then a site with facilities, what do folk think they are paying for. We prefer the difference in price to pay for more nights away and wish there were more sites like this on the network. I might also add that some clientele are not always respectful with provided facilities and therefore during the current virus crisis, there is no way we would be using shared facilities with strangers. This site always has always provided us more over with the quiet down time needed and this visit although a lot busier then previous visits was no different. There was a host of electrical problems dealt with by the wardens and contractors as quickly as they could. The dog walks from site are endless and the doggy play paddock is a godsend. The grass cutting and hedge cutting was a little excessive, yes grass needs cutting to keep the site tidy looking but the hedges could have been seen to before opening up the site after lock down. I am also curious as to why glass is not recycled separately like plastics and paper etc and is just to be put in with general waste. I also think that sanitiser dispensers could be provided by the water / waste / refuge and elsan points. Yes, this is an extra cost and another job for the wardens but it would also promote personal responsibility to be covid alert and lesson the risk of surface spread. We have had a weekend jolly at a privately run site where this is done with no negative issues at all, in fact most patrons of that site welcomed it. My only real issue again and not just at Englethwaite but network wide is the need for drivers to have a lead foot on the gas pedal and speed around the sites. For some folk though, rules and regulations only apply to everyone else. If you need facilities, playgrounds, public transport, clubhouse, excellent mobile signal or a supermarket within a stones throw then this site is not for you. It will be 2021 sadly before we visit again but we will be back as this is our little haven less than 2 hours journey time from home with easy access and great friendly warden and at affordable prices.

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Excellent stay!

Great location. Lovely staff. Spaced out. Could just do with some toilets but I guess you know that when you book.
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Telephone:
01228 560202

Site information

This Club campsite is now open and is following social distancing and safety requirements as set out by the UK government. Our priority is first and foremost the health and safety of our staff, our members, our guests and the local communities. Therefore, we are asking all those guests entering reception areas and shops to wear a face covering, so please remember to bring your own with you.

Only pay 5% VAT. A 12.5% reduction on all published prices will be applied to your booking when you arrive and pay for your stay on site.

Please Note: Until Wednesday 23 September there is an active road closure on the B6263, between Cumwhinton and Wetheral. Outfits approaching from the M6 can still access the site via the directions in the site book, AFTER passing the first road closed sign.

After the 23 September until 26 September, roadworks will be taking place PRIOR to the right turn towards Armathwaite and Animal Refuge. However roadworks staff will allow outfits through to access the site.