Town End Cottage

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Tranquil and not far from M6

Lovely site. Plenty of room to pitch 5 vans easy manoeuvring. You must arrive in the described way otherwise you will get stuck! We missed the sign about ringing on arrival and seemed to be no one at the house. The chickens checked us out and I think we passed. Site is flat and wide. Lovely views and dark skies. No noise except the odd tractor passing but not disturbing. Very near to Bunkers Hill where you can get fresh pure natural milk. Also their eggs and a selection of cheeses and other farm produce. Sorry but Town End Cottage do eggs too. Not far to Penrith’s lovely shopping centre with Sainsbury’s and Morrison’s. The castle is worth exploring. Also Brougham Castle is nearby. Not too far to Appleby with its lovely independent shops. The other way is Keswick also worth visiting. All the Lake District is accessible. I could go on and on. We will be returning, very surprised we were the only van that weekend.
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I think we chose a bad weekend!!

Reading the other reviews if this CL I think we may have chosen a bad weekend....not aided by the appalling weather!! We arrived late Saturday afternoon on our return from Scotland, fortunately we have a Caravan Club satnav with sites programmed in, as only saw one sign to CL as we approached it. Nobody met us on arrival, we had to go and search out owners in the nearby cottage to find out where to pitch in the VERY wet field ( caused by the torrential overnight rain they'd had, which continued that night and all the following day!) I think we disturbed the owner who was working on his computer...he came to door as if he wasn't expecting us - despite previous booking and email correspondence - quickly told us to go choose a pitch, briefly pointed out chemical waste disposal and waste bins and left us to it! It wasn't many minutes before we were stuck in the waterlogged field and needed to "disturb" the owner again to get some matting and assistance to get sited. He came out with some plastic matting that aided us to get to a pitch, then we never saw him again for the two nights we stayed. Fortunately we managed to hitch up and vacate the site on Monday morning with limited wheel slip and went to find the owner at the cottage to pay our fees. A pleasant lady answered the door, although again looking surprised at our presence. I advised her we were departing and asked if I could settle up with her...paid and left. I'm certain that in mid summer this could be a lovely peaceful grassy site, with chickens and fresh eggs on hand, but I have to say we were not impressed on this occasion. Will we try it again?....hmmm? Maybe if we can guarantee no rain in the weather forecast!!

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Lovely CL handy for motorway and north lakes and amazing value

Stayed here summer 2019. Site very easy to find from M6 on easy access roads. No road noise & very tranquil. Nice pub just 20 min walk/5 min drive with good food & beers. Handy for Ullswater and north lakes attractions. The price is so cheap for what you get too. When weather dry enough they open their 2 fields, so you have a lot more space (all grass pitches so can't always open 2 fields, but top one is still spacious). You can also go anywhere in the big field for privacy if you can go without electric. Nice countryside views. The toilet is in an outhouse away from field so private and is clean - door shuts so not spidery! No showers so need own. Choice of books available too. Chickens roam free in the field all day, which we found cute but they do come round the van begging so not for you if you don't like chickens. They left a lot of poo around though which may have become a bit smelly if we had stayed for longer, but we loved them. Grass just mowed when we were there and owners said they rarely have issues with soft ground (despite being in Cumbria!) All in all a little gem at a great price - we will be back.
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Spacious Cl with entertaining chickens

A large CL with electric hook up points along a fence line in the centre. The chickens were a great source of entertainment! Fresh water was from a tap near the entrance and the chemical toilet point behind a gate and near the toilet for use by motorhomers/caravaners. The grass was short and the entire site looked well cared for. We stayed here for ease of access to the Skelton Agricultural Show. We found a circular walk to do that was slightly over grown, and attempted another which a farmer advised us not to do (it went through his farm yard so maybe not keen to encourage walkers or else it really was a walk that had not been maintained) - nothing to do with the CL but for information really. The Cl was peaceful and a lovely place to stay.
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Perfect site for our 5th wheel

This was our first CL and only our 4th campsite with our new 5th Wheel. We were slightly worried about access and manoeuvrability but had no problems negotiating the entrance on arrival. Once in we had bags of room to park up and had a choice of either of the two fields. As a totally grass site we were fine as we were in the middle of a heatwave and the ground was bone dry, the grass manicured and pretty flat. We used the hookup which was fine. The single WC was perfectly adequate for our needs. Views were superb across to the Northern Fells where we took several walks and some wild swimming in the Lowther and Eden rivers. All in all a friendly site that was a perfect antidote after 3 weeks in larger sites. We'll be back.
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Just perfect.

Just returned from an eight night stay on this beautifully kept site. We stayed on the larger field of the two which gave our two boys plenty of space to play. The hens roaming freely around the site were a delight to see and very entertaining, 1 hen even came into our caravan daily. Great tasting eggs to purchase from them too. The weather was very good which was an added bonus, many many places to visit within easy distance the area is just outstanding. If you like a site full of peace and quiet (apart from the roosting crows!) then this is a must! We have travelled about abit in our van but this was by far one of the most enjoyable holidays we have had. Thank you to the lovely mr and mrs noble for such a great site. Have booked again already to secure a spot as i do think it has its returning members. . The turner family.
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lovely CL

Very handy for Penrith and northern lakes. Easy to find as well signposted. Mrs Noble a lovely lady and very helpful. Lovely free range eggs available. Well maintained site with grass kept short. Ideal for stop off going north but we stayed for two weeks as so peaceful. Thank you.

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SO PEACEFUL.

Came across this CL as we were needing access to North Lakes for a change. We had recently been to Penrith which is a vibrant town with all you will need and more. The site is really well signposted and gives you lots of choices as where to pitch,{bring 2 power lines to increase your choices}. Peaceful yet so near to the shops and its so nice to put another spin on The Lakes by being North.
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Great little CL

Great little CL, very handy for Penrith and the Northern Lakes. Well maintained level grass field with all amenities close to hand. Very pleasant owners on hand, their son gave us an excellent tour of what was where when we arrived. The free range chickens are very entertaining. We will definitely be back.

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Delightful

We've been coming to this cl for years. Always a pleasent welcome weather staying for 1 night or 2 weeks. Grass always cut. Plenty of room. We hope to come here many more times.

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