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Orchard Hideaways

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#6 of 12 campsites in Penrith
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Orchard Hideaways offers unique Social Spaces, Holiday Cottages, and Camping Pods on the edge of the Lake District. Nestled within an ancient apple tree orchard, Orchard Hideaways is the perfect rural escape. Located within walking distance of the historic market town, Penrith, and within easy reach of the M6 and the West Coast Main Line. With the Lake District on its doorstep, Orchard Hideaways is an ideal location to explore the UNESCO World Heritage site complete with breath taking scenery, mountains, valleys and lakes. Whether you’re looking for the perfect rural staycation, celebration or a stop-off for walkers or cyclists taking part in the Coast-to-Coast challenge we are suitable for all groups (Our 16 Camping Pods and two Social Spaces The Sizzle Shack and The Chill Out are based on-site at Orchard Hideaways, Our Holiday Cottages Brunswick and Gibson are both based 1.5 miles from Orchard Hideaways in the centre of Penrith)
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Property amenities
Free parking
Wifi
Sauna
Vending machine
Bicycle rental
Hiking
Children's playground
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Electric vehicle charging station
Parking
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared bathroom
24-hour check-in
Express check-in / check-out
Clothes dryer
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
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Microwave
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
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Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Family
Great View
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English
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JonB_SCC wrote a review Sept 2023
Waterlooville, United Kingdom18 contributions1 helpful vote
We had been let down on our planned accommodation and so needed to book the day of our stay. Despite this Orchard Hideaways still managed to help with bedding and even a bbq. The facilities were Very clean and plentiful and our pod was great. Would highly recommend a stay.
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Jessica R wrote a review Aug 2023
Sheffield, United Kingdom24 contributions3 helpful votes
Small but comfortable pods and a great place from which to explore the area. Well equipped with microwave, kettle, fridge and even a TV. We all got a good night’s sleep. 3 families stayed here together and we appreciated the outside space where the children could play happily (shame the play area was across a road, albeit a quiet one). We weren’t lucky with the weather but made use of the covered area with a smart speaker and heaters. Showers were great but could have done with being cleaned more often during the weekend. We booked the Sizzle shack- barbecue was great but was far too smoky for us to sit in the hut. We would have liked to have used the chill out area but it was booked by people from off-site during our stay. Overall I’d recommend.
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Jerrick R wrote a review Jun 2023
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We booked the Chill Out for five hours. Very pleasant experience, had a great night. Sauna, hot tub, TV and projector all worked great. Only complaint is that the chap who showed us around seemed a bit confrontational and slightly rude. Saying this like “I don’t want to have to come back here” and saying “you alright pal” in a harsh tone when my friend walked over to listen. I understand that when you see a group of lads you assume the worst, but just felt a bit put out, especially since we were paying customers. Not exactly a pleasant welcome. Other than that, great experience
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Rebecca S wrote a review May 2023
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Really disappointed with the customer service...do not book here through booking.com.Booked a night and was cancelled then a week later money was taken from account.Unable to go and tried to contact the company on several occasions.Never answer the phone!!!will not refund or even offer an alternative date to stay.Terrible way to treat paying customers through no mistake of their own.Do not book here.
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Date of stay: May 2023
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CG93 wrote a review Mar 2023
Chesterfield, United Kingdom2 contributions
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Having stayed here before back in 2019 I can honestly say this place is great. Perfect place to stay for either a relaxing break or hiking trip. We decided to come here for a bit of a break and we loved it. We arrived about an hour and a half too early for check in but this wasn't a problem as the owner very kindly gave us a free pass at a local soft play for our toddler to pass some time. The pod itself was very clean and spacious. Has a fridge, microwave, kettle and plates/cutlery. The outside temperature dropped to around -6 degrees one night but our pod was kept lovely and warm inside by the radiator. The shower/toilet block was again very clean and no issues with this. Although we didn't use it, the hot tub/shack area looks great value for money especially for larger parties. 100% would stay here for a third time!
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Parking is great as there is a space allocated for each pod. There is a Burger King around the...
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Lucy G wrote a review Oct 2022
Our first two nights here were lovely, the hut was just as we'd hoped and we had a relaxing evening in the chill out zone. Unfortunately on the Saturday night the chill out zone had been rented to a large party of locals who were not staying on site, who had also hired a band with their own sound system. We are a young couple ourselves and would not normally mind something like this, but we were the closest hut at approx 20m from the party (see photos) and the noise was unbearable . Two different groups from further up the site also commented to us on how they were unable to sleep, one being a mum of young children that was close to tears. The site's host Andy informed me during the party that "The quiet hours are from 11pm so there's not much that can be done until then", however the party went on into the early hours until Andy came and taxied them home himself. We were refunded for this night of our stay (after chasing the payment over a month on), however it did not make up for the lack of sleep and frustration of the night. The site is beautiful and has potential for a relaxing stay, however given that it is advertised as 'the perfect rural retreat', we felt the need to explain it is in fact also rented out for parties that are not staying on site with the option to bring bands/sound systems.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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KylieHodges_11 wrote a review Aug 2022
Bury, United Kingdom117 contributions41 helpful votes
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We booked for one night on our way back from the Scottish Highlands back to Manchester. One night was not enough! The huts are really comfortable and cosy with fantastic facilities. The outside space is outstanding. We used the sizzle shack which would have been a bit more fun on a cooler day, but was still excellent Highly recommend this wonderful place
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Laura wrote a review Jun 2022
7 contributions4 helpful votes
Second visit to orchard hideaways. I was fairly disappointed this visit as there was no one else staying at this site so felt a little unusual and uncomfortable. The mattresses were also very uncomfortable in the smaller pod so are perhaps ready for replacing. There was also more noise from the road this time round so would recommend one of the larger pods at the back of the site. You get relentless messages and texts before, during and after your stay. I left a night early due to been the only ones there and the uncomfortable mattresses and still got asked if I wanted late check out! All for an extra cost - obviously! Having said that the site itself is in a handy location to explore the lakes and Penrith area. The washing area and toilet facilities are really good and kept exceptionally clean for this type of accommodation. The accommodation is dog friendly with lots of space. Most pods come with a fridge, table, washing up equipment and outside facilities such as bbq area and table. Would recommend if you get a good deal on the price!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Lauren A S wrote a review Apr 2022
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We had booked two nights in a pod and two nights in the chill out area and despite doing a lot of research on the site I was pleasantly surprised at how beautiful everything was when we arrived. We were shown around the site and given all the necessary information. The washing and toilet facilities were of a high standard and kept very clean throughout our visit. The pods don't come with any towels or bedding which is quite standard when booking pod style accommodation so I was expecting this, the pod did however have two comfy mattresses, a radiator and kettle and microwave.. The location is very handy for exploring different parts of the lake district. Andy recommended a lovely walk about ten minutes from the site which was very kind. I would absolutely stay here again in a heartbeat and would recommend anyone else to. Thanks again for a lovely weekend and we will no doubt see you again soon.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Ameer I wrote a review Feb 2022
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I am not happy at all with happiness to me today because I came all the way from Coventry and we have been told our booking is cancelled. Andy the guy who terrible while we arrived and he told us to leave without any reason.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from andrew murray-jones, Owner at Orchard Hideaways
Responded 6 Apr 2022
Hi Ameer. I feel it is very unfair to leave a review without giving the full and correct story, Reviews can be very damaging to a business and yours is completely unacceptable given the circumstance which I'm more than happy to explain now. As a rule, we don't usually accept on the day reservations due to not always having extra staff on shift to clean unreserved pods, however, on this occasion when you called we had one available. You called and said you were desperate for somewhere to sleep as you and your group didn't have anywhere to stay. I told you The Chill Out & Sizzle Shack are both fully booked but if all you need is a pod for a night's sleep I could sort this out for you. You replied, "All we need is a bed for the night". I then manually created your reservation for you and sent you all relevant information ready for your arrival. Upon your arrival, you checked into your pod and then made your way straight to The Chill Out which you were trying to get into without a reservation. As I was inside cleaning the area ready for the next reserved session I opened the door to speak to you and your group. Your friend asked "when do we go in" which I explained that we are fully booked as I had previously told you on the phone earlier in the day and we only had a pod available for you to sleep in which you said was all you wanted. One of your group asked if you could have a look in the area while I was cleaning it which I said was fine and you all came in. Once in the area, your friend started calling me a liar and became visibly very angry and verbally aggressive towards me. I reminded him that It was me that was on the phone earlier in the day and i knew exactly what had been said as i had already told you that our Social Spaces were fully booked and you had only asked for somewhere to sleep. I then asked your group to leave the area as I wasn't comfortable with the atmosphere your group had created towards me and I needed to get back to cleaning for the next session. Your friend refused to leave and continued pacing around the area whilst continuing to be verbally aggressive towards me. It was at this point that I told you I no longer wanted your group on our site, I gave you a full refund and asked you all to leave immediately. The aggressive behaviour some of your group had shown is not something we tolerate on our site, for both the safety of our guests and staff I feel we dealt with the situation in the correct manner and would do so again. Kind regards Andy Orchard Hideaways
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Frequently Asked Questions about Orchard Hideaways
Which popular attractions are close to Orchard Hideaways?
Nearby attractions include Chestnut House (3.3 miles), Brougham Castle (2.0 miles), and Lowther Castle and Gardens (2.0 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Orchard Hideaways?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free parking, self serve laundry, and a sauna.
What food & drink options are available at Orchard Hideaways?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Orchard Hideaways?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Orchard Hideaways?
Conveniently located restaurants include Grants of CastleGate, Restaurant, La Casita, and Four & Twenty.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Orchard Hideaways?
Yes, guests have access to a sauna during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Orchard Hideaways?
Yes, self serve laundry and a clothes dryer are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Orchard Hideaways?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Orchard Hideaways?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Brougham Castle (2.0 miles), Long Meg and her Daughters (3.7 miles), and Penrith Castle (0.9 miles).