Rated 4 of 5

Rated 4 of 5

Peace and tranquility

Rated 5 of 5

Access to local places of interest

Rated 5 of 5

Beauty of surroundings and scenery

Rated 5 of 5

Ease of arrival/welcome

Patterdale Hall cl: almost perfect

Just got back from a 3 night stay and have had a wonderful time. The perfect base for exploring the fells and mountains straight from the site on foot, so no need to find parking. Our car didn't move until it was time to go home! Really pleasant and helpful manager, who we chatted to when we walked over to the site office to pay. No phone signal (bliss) but free wifi so not completely cut off. TV aerials provided but we didn't bother as too much to do! Really good organised recycling facilities and water point etc. Situated just off the A592 so some road noise through the day (although if you choose a pitch beside beck you probably won't notice road) but completely quiet at night-apart from the resident owls! There is a brilliant on site dog walk along the beck so great for early morning and late night walks. The local shop in Patterdale stocks virtually everything from walking gear to wine and bread: they also do delicious baguettes. Just to clarify an issue raised in the1* star review: the "extra 6th pitch" is actually a "volunteer" pitch, which is provided free of charge for volunteers who help out at the Patterdale Hall charity (gardening, painting and other maintenance jobs). It is cordoned off from the other pitches in its own area and it didn't bother us at all that someone was using it. We were told about it when we booked and it's also mentioned on their website. I appreciate some members won't be happy that there appears to be a breach of the 5 van rule, but as I said it's not something they hide.....The same reviewer gave this cl 1 star for "access to local places of interest"and "beauty of surroundings and scenery", so maybe they were being a bit unfair? Patterdale is amongst the most beautiful spots in the Lake District and as I said we never needed to use our car at all. Anyway for those who love hiking and walking etc it doesn't get much better than this. We will definitely return.
Caravanner from Tyne & Wear

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