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Hawkshead Hall Campsite
Reviewed 3 September 2013

We stayed here for two nights, you could pitch where you wanted which was nice and weren't placed in a unsuitable place for you. It was quite quiet when we visited which was nice as well apart from one party was fairly noisey after 11pm. We are greeted by a mouse one night but you can't really moan at that. The shower and toilet block was nice and clean, the showers are free to use however take a while to get luke warm but still not warm enough for some people and there is no way to change the temperature. Overall, it was a nice site for a couple of nights.

Stayed: September 2013
Thank Laura T
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Reviewed 27 August 2013

we camped here in august for five nights,over the 5 days it rained, the sun shone, and got very windy! typical lakes! luckily due to the wonderful shower block (cleaned 3times a day!) we soon cleaned/warmed up.There are plug sockets in here too. we have camped here many times and will continue too.The family who run the site are lovely, friendly and helpful. You can choose where you want to pitch your tent (a few areas just for electric hook up) i like to camp at a side of the field or along the bottom, where we camped this time, and despite torrential rain we wer;nt flooded! due to good drainage i guess! there is a covered pot wash area with constant hot water, and also a stand full of leaflets with places to explore.In here there is also a large freezer to store ice packs.We camped as a family of 6 with a dog in 2 tents, it is a shame when other families are loud and disrespectful as it can spoil your whole stay, generally the people that stay here are considerate to others. We all love this site and the area and would recomend it.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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1  Thank mianju
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Reviewed 25 August 2013

Having previously stayed at the the croft campsite, in Hawkshead, we decided to use Hawkshead again as our base, as the croft was fully booked, but managed by the same people, we came here instead. The shower facilities were excellent and not out of place in a hotel, free hot water, plug points for hair dryers etc, good clean washing up room, with freezer for ice packs. The ground was slopey and in some places boggy, but there was plenty of room to pitch on level ground etc. You are a five min walk from village centre and is ideally located for Windermere, Ambleside, Grizedale etc. The path to the village has been laid with stones so is mud free. The staff were helpful when asking for directions etc.
The site is a mix of families and couples, and we camped with two dogs, there are plenty of walks straight from the campsite, and what we love about the lakes is there dog friendly policy, in the majority of places.
Be aware if you are using camping gaz, most petrol stations, only carry calor, we ended up with a 70 mile round trip to Penrith go outdoors to refill our bottle. Bring a spare!

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Sarah C
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Reviewed 20 August 2013

This is only our second camping trip but we decided from our first visit to a site near Helmsley we wanted somewhere quieter and found that here. You pitch where you want and it wasn't too busy when we arrived so chose a pitch with a great view. The toilets/showers were always fairly clean with constant hot water. There were lots of electrical points for charging phones/using hair dryers etc. The walk into Hawkshead takes about 10mins across a field, if you have a dog there is nowhere close by to let them off lead due to livestock but that wasn't an issue as we were out and about walking anyway. It was quiet on an evening and very dark! There are plenty of places to eat in hawkshead - we went to the queens head but further afield we ate at the cuckoo barn at far sawrey which was good. The only negative for us was a large family group pitched behind us and the mother spent 48hrs constantly screeching at the children, shouting at her husband and generally being loud and unpleasant. At one point the children hit my car with a cricket ball so I spoke to them. Would go back to this site.

Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
Thank eatsleepepeatblog
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Reviewed 10 August 2013 via mobile

We had originally booked another campsite but it wasn't what we expected. We stumbled across Hawkshead Hall and are so glad we did. The facilities were spotless with plenty of hot water in the showers. We stayed for two nights and there was an even mix of couples and families.

The scenery was fabulous and the site open plan. You have a wide choice of pitches and a milk van visited each morning. We couldn't fault it.

I see the only negative reviews are from people who didn't stay there. Shame they have to try and ruin it for everyone else.

Hawkshead is within walking distance (ten minutes maximum) with a few pubs serving food until 9pm and a coop open until 10pm

We would highly recommend this site

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Thank LavishCabbage
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Reviewed 5 August 2013

Spent 2 nights at the site and it's very good. Toilet blocks are awesome with just a push button for the showers and seemingly infinite hot water! The site is just a big field and you're allowed your vehicles next to the tent meaning charging phones etc was ideal (the site does have pretty good signal for o2 and tesco mobile). The size of the field means that getting a bit to yourself isn't difficult and all the children were playing together on site giving it a really nice family feel. The owner was really nice and professional despite the massive amount of people arriving etc.

We picked the site due to the proximity to Esthwaite Water (half hour walk) as well as a nice walk through the woods to Windermere. Hawkshead has no shortage of pubs and a decent co op shop.

Overall a brilliant site all round!

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Martin H
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Reviewed 22 July 2013 via mobile

Just spent 2 nights at this site. The normal site is a bit lumpy so pitches on there are limited but there is a large hay field that's used in busier times. The toilet block is spotless and there is a good washing up room with freezer for ice packs. The site is only a 2 minute walk into the village. The staff seemed very friendly and welcoming and overall I would go back again

  • Stayed: July 2013
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Thank Profski
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Additional Information about Hawkshead Hall Campsite

Address: Hawkshead | Nr Ambleside, Hawkshead, Ambleside LA22 ONN, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Ambleside > Hawkshead
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 Speciality Lodging in Hawkshead
Price Range: £61 - £61 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hawkshead Hall Campsite 3*
Also Known As:
Hawkshead Hall Campsite Lake District

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