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Old Post Office Campsite
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Reviewed 18 May 2014

A lovely small family run site with great facilities. Good access to Wasdale
5 or so miles away. Highly recommended. Local pub is a two minute walk away, great food, wine and local ales. You will also meet George the Labrador!!

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled solo
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1  Thank Mark C
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Reviewed 25 April 2014 via mobile

We have just spent three nights at this campsite.
Very nice, very idilic, with the bonus of having a pub with great food within spitting distance. Highly recommended. The only down side was the kids playing football. There is no play area for kids to play ball games so they tend to play in the middle of the campsite, in amongst the caravans tents and cars, gets a bit tedious having the tranquility shattered with the thump thump of a full size football being kicked about yards from your tent and car. We were paranoid about the ball coming through our very large and expensive tent. The parents weren't bothered as long as it wasn't near their stuff. If I was the owner I would not allow ball games, at all, the site isn't big enough. As I say that was the only down side. Otherwise a lovely site in beautiful scenery.
We will go back.
But please stop the ball games.

  • Stayed: April 2014
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1  Thank Yogi1200
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Reviewed 14 October 2013

A lovely family run campsite.

We arrived on a Friday evening in mid October for a 3 night stay and we welcomed in a friendly manor by the owner. We had a choice of pitches all of which were on well kept level pitches.

The river runs alongside the campsite which adds to the tranquil setting.

The site has good clean facilities made up of laundry room, washing up area, ladies and mens toilets with good showers.

There is a pub just over the bridge which serves delicious food and a good pint.

Ideal campsite in an ideal location for walking the fells.

Will certainly be back....

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Alister_Down
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Reviewed 9 September 2013

This campsite is great it has all the facilities you'd expect, however take some 50p pieces if you intend using the showers - this is the only draw back I found with this place. I don't recall it being advised on the website that showers were 'extra'. The location is perfect, there's a lovely river running by the edge of the site and a friendly pub over the bridge. I'd recommend this place to everyone and would defo return.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Andy S
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Reviewed 26 August 2013

Found this site on the internet while looking for somewhere to stay in the lake district, we are so glad we found this campsite its in a wonderful location with excellent hosts. The hosts were so helpful and accommodating we picked a pitch that required a longer electrical hookup and they came to the rescue which meant we could pitch near the water like we hoped we could. they used a splitter for the electricity and gave us a loan of an extension. George the dog was a character and the cat was so cute. The actual location was ideal for us although not avid walkers the views were amazing and plenty of walks for us to enjoy. I would certainly recommend this site to anyone who wishes to tour the lake district. Very family and pet friendly. Kids have a ball. We will definately return soon. Hope you have as good a time as we did.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 August 2013 via mobile

Stayed there in a tent for 2 nights in july, and I'd recommend this site to others. Electric hookup available for tents which is a bonus. Nice and quiet and in a great location. Not much else to say really.

  • Stayed: July 2013
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Reviewed 10 August 2013 via mobile

We turned up on spec and although mostly booked up, the very friendly people found us a beautiful corner spot for our tent. Everything you need is provided whilst retaining a low key and rural feel. The pub is a stone's throw serving local ale and good food.

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Address: Santon Bridge, Holmrook, Seascale CA19 1UY, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Seascale > Holmrook
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Ranked #1 of 3 Speciality Lodging in Holmrook
Price Range: £16 - £27 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Old Post Office Campsite is a small family run campsite ideally situated on the western edge of the Lake District national park. First established in 1951 it has developed over the years into the perfect place to spend your holiday. Scafell pike is only 5 miles away which makes us one of the closest campsites to explore Wasdale . Eskdale is a short drive and equally beautiful including the incredible hardknott pass!!! Situated in the quiet village of Santon Bridge, the site is bordered on one side by the River Irt - noted for it's salmon, sea and brown trout, daily and weekly rods are available by arrangement with the owners. Short walk across the bridge is the Bridge Inn, serving bar meals and real ale. Also within walking distance is a Woodlands Tea Room and Santon Bridge gift shop and post box. Seascale, on the coast, is only 6 miles away with miles of sandy beaches, shops and childrens play area. For those who wish to travel further along the coast without driving the west coast main line at Seascale provides frequent and speedy travel to all coastal towns in Cumbria. ... more   less 
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