Troutbeck Head Caravan Club Site

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Overpriced

Site is divided into two. Service pitch area is above the main site and best for access to the forest road dog walk, but away from the toilet blocks. Two people on a service pitch in 2019 can be as high as £56.20 for one night. If you are on the lower site you will be in earshot of the adjacent adventure centre. On the Saturday when I was there engine noise from fast moving quads; on the Sunday gunfire for two hours. No wi-fi, no 4G and even the normal mobile signal is poor at night. Freeview HD unavailable. Only 21 channels and some unusable due to signal crashing.

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WOW

Wow, our first visit back to Troutbeck Head since the refurbishment! What a fantastic job, Facilities were as expected, finished to a high standard,cosy and warm and immaculately clean. The hardstandings have also been refurbished and look great. The wardens were lovely, friendly and helpful even though they were busy putting up Seasonal decorations in readiness for Christmas and New Year. So many more Serviced pitches now and lovely dog walks easily accessed directly from the site without the need to go on to the road . We were just amazed that when we arrived there was no one else there ..... so come on peeps get booking you will not be disappointed 😁.

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Not the best if you have dogs.

We spent the weekend here to investigate Ullswater and the surrounding area. The site has been referred, which means lovely showers, etc. The layout is open, this could have been I proved with hedges to give privacy. . For us and are dogs this was not what we enjoy, because you are extremely limited for walking unless you are happy walking along a road to get to Ullswater. Once at Ullswater, great, however you do need to drive there as there are no walkable routes. The site however is adjacent to the hook in house farm, which has lots of activities for families and friends but this come at a cost.
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Walking holiday in the Lakes

Decided to book a short break in the lakes before putting our caravan into hibernation for the winter. We have been to Troutbeck Head several times but this is the first visit since the refurb. The toilet blocks have been done to a good standard and there are more hard standing pitches. Its a shame the drying room has been removed as we have previously found this useful to dry out our boots and jackets after walking in wet weather. We had a fabulous view of Blencathra from our pitch. Like the site as it is well located for Ullswater and Derwent Water and is easily accessed, Fish and chip van visits Tuesday and Friday evenings.
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Lovely facilities, but no WiFi , expensive

This was our first visit since this site has been refurbished. The new toilet blocks are very well done, and the pitches are the usual quality for a CMHC site . My concerns are around the lack of WiFi and the pricing structure. For a site which has undergone expensive refurbishment I find it bizarre that my yearly WiFi didn’t work here, not impressed. The price for this site appears higher than other sites at this time of year, The cheapest rate is from £23.10 ..... I had stayed at 4 ites in the previous week ranging from £17 at Castleton, £18 at Alderstead Heath, £21 at Chapel Lane, £18 at Ayr. Seems the newly refurbished site is going to cost us “members”. Overpriced, and no WiFi...poor....Don’t I think I’ll be going again.

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First visit since refurbishment

This probably is our most visited club site and this was our first visit since the refurbishment and we were interested to see what had changed. First the toilet blocks, The insides have been totally re-modelled. The long entrance room has been halved and depending on which toilet block you are in has different rooms, there is a baby and toddler washroom, a family, washroom, a larger laundry room, and the drying room room is now entered from outside. In side the toilets everything has been taken out and replaced. The old two door system have been taken out and privacy cubicles and showers on one side, while toilet facilities on the other. There is new tiling and walling (very appealing) the showers hare still large enough with a changing area before the actual shower. All doors and basins are brand new. The dish washing areas and cassette emptying points are on the outside (but still covered) but have been moved around and larger. There are also dedicated disabled toilets now. The information and games room has been repainted and now has settees, comfy chairs and a large TV in there too. On site there are new full road width MHSP and a duel height barrier key fob receptor. Also the grass pitches are been converted to hard standing pitches. All the previous hard standing stones have been replaced and the site looks very good indeed. Also all the water and waste points have been replaced too. The only thing to watch out for is that on the service pitches there is a long run to the drain which is placed in the corner of the pitch, we needed about 6m of pipe. As usual the staff are friendly and efficient, toilets blocks are cleaned very well indeed and there are two different cleaning times. We had a fantastic ten days with some very chilly sub zero weather. A great job of the up-grade and I think this site now sets the standard for all other club sites to follow.
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Revamped and peaceful site

We visited the site for weekend break, unfortunately "Storm Callum" also visited the site at the same time. However apart from the constant rain and strong gusts of wind for a 24 hour + period, we loved it. The site has just had a revamp which is apparent as soon as you arrive. Unable to make a comparison as did not visit the site pre revamp. Lovely welcome by staff, despite the weather they seemed to just take it in their stride. Overflowing drains, a river running down the middle of the site, not a problem, Storm really testing everyone, but its why we love camping? Special breed. As you would expect for a recent major upgrade, washrooms and other facilities spotless, however do not take that away from the hard work that the wardens do, even the brand new get dirty etc, especially in the weather we had to deal with. So a very well done to the "burgundy and green brigade" a credit to the club. The site is a bit isolated so motor homers be prepared to walk a mile and half, for local bus services into Penrith/Keswick and beyond. Due to the weather conditions we opted to get a taxi, cost £24 each way into Keswick. Yes got soaked...but back in time for Strictley, closed the door heating on...lots of treats....you know how it is....will be back shortly...hopefully without Callum this time. TY
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Pity about the smell

This is a great site spoiled by the smell from the waste processing unit. Lovely location, friendly staff, easy to get to and excellent washroom as you'd expect from a new build. Plenty of room for the caravan although I personally don't like a pebble base. Suggest you don't park next to the wooden fence near the unit and enjoy yourself.

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Beautiful autumn stay

We stayed at the Troutbeck site for 2 nights last week on way back south from touring Scotland. The site is easily reached from the M6, just 7 miles from Penrith and a short drive off the A66. The site is quite large, fairly open, very well cared for and a credit to the wardens, who obviously work very hard to maintain it. We have never seen such immaculate grass between pitches! The shower and toilet blocks have been rebuilt and are immaculate. For motor home owners, the site is fairly isolated. The nearest pub is a good 1.5 mile walk uphill and then on a road without any pedestrian path. The road from the site direct to Ullswater is very windy and narrow in places with lots of overhanging trees. If taking the motor home to Ullswater it is better to head back towards Penrith and follow the signs off the A66. Pooley Bridge was well worth a visit and lots of suitable parking available once you have crossed the bridge in to the village. Also some amazing riverside pubs. Penrith is also an interesting town to visit. We used the Sandgate car park, as you drive in to the car park look for the spaces to the top left of the car park as there is a grass verge behind the spaces where you can reverse the motor home and let the rear overhang the grass. Car park wardens were very helpful in ensuring we were parked safely. The only negative issue for this site is that there is no club WiFi available. This would put us off a longer stay on the site as we use it to keep in touch with family and friends when we are touring. Also use it for booking tourist attractions, onward sites etc, etc. We pay the annual club fee for WiFi and can’t understand why it is impossible to get a service at Troutbeck site. Surely you can do better Caravan and Motorhome club!
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Lovely stay with friends but not unfortunately together!

We are new to the club and so were our friends. We had a space all set up but unfortunately our friends booked a full service spot and when we met at reception I gave the number of the non service spot we wanted them so they were next to us. Sadly this seemed to completely upset the staff and the amount of effort involved meant they basically refused to move the pitch. We found this strange but accepted and spent the week walking from one end to the other for joint activities. One hopes this can be avoided for those who miss understand pitch terms and that when possible friends can also be neighbours on such a nice site

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