Beckthwaite

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This CL is HOT Property

We have just returned home after a two week stay at Beckthwaite and miss the stunning scenery, peace and views already. We were welcomed by Peter Dixon as we arrived and I very soon discovered he and I shared a long service history with the Fire Service, felt at home in a heartbeat. Peter and Margaret are lovely people and the site is beautifully maintained, Indeed Peter builds his own dry stone boundary walls. The site, as other reviews have indicated, is ideally located for Coniston Village with its own private foot bridge across the beck and private road up into the village. All the attractions associated with the Lake District are within easy reach and, if you have four wheels and the bottle, I would encourage you to take the Hardknott Pass to the Eskdale & Ravenglass Railway, it's exhillirating to say the least. I could go on and on about this gem of a CL but, I'm sure you can pick up on my enthusiasm, needless to say we can't wait for a return visit.

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Perfect Village location

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!
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Excellent location for Southern Lake District

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.

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Great Location

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!
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Coniston lake

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 ?

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Lovely

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.
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Great CL

We have often seen this CL in the past but this is the first time we have used it , I now realise why it is often fully booked , it is a great site ,in great location close to all of Conistons amenities . Very nice owner , 2 toilets and 1 shower that are cleaned regularly ,we had the pitch next to the little river which we felt was the best one and the bridge across makes a good short cut into the centre of Coniston
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Great spot!

A nice little site for easy access to Coniston Water and nearby town, pubs and pretty walks. Mr Dixon was a great guy, very accommodating at short notice. Need 50ps for the shower but still it was handy to have together with two onsite toilets. A pretty stream sits next to the site (the closest pitch to this in our opinion is the best of the pitches) with a dinky metal bridge allowing you to reach the other side. We would revisit if we were in the area.
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Very convenient site

This was a most convenient site for the lake, the town and for walks without having to use the van on the narrow roads. We were lucky enough to have lovely weather and made the most of the attractions in the area. We use our van amenities so can't comment on the toilet/shower but the toilet emptying involved lifting the cassette so we just ensured it was not too full! Concerned at the lack of recycling which is no doubt a local council issue. Hope to be back soon.

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Nice cl Site

We return again to this lovely site to enjoy the peace and quiet and the spectacular views and always a warm welcome from peter. And a bonus now as the mobile phone work better and now you get internet on them.
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