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Side Farm

Patterdale CA11 0NP, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 via mobile

This was the first time I went camping, this campsite is fantastic. The views are stunning, and access to the lake is great. Facilities are just what you need, you're camping. .. you don't expect hotel standard bathrooms. Yes the road is a little bumpy on the way up to the site but that's the fun of it! Our 10... More 

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Woodbridge, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

Stayed here over the August bank holiday weekend and had a great time. Really central for a lot of walks including the Lakeland classic, Striding Edge. Whilst the track is a bit rutty, I managed to get my 350Z all the way from the farm yard to the far side of the campsite just by driving sensibly. Lovely hot showers... More 

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2 Thank Sue186387
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 via mobile

This place is a hidden gem for campers that want to chill and enjoy the surroundings of the stunning lake district. There was no electric hook up which didn't bother us but there is a plug in the shower block for a hair dryer etc, we were away with our teenage children and it was lovely to see their faces... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015 via mobile

Can't comment on facilities etc as we never got beyond 5 minutes stay... A small group of us were hoping to stay here for a night and as we were travelling from different areas of the UK we arrived separately. As soon as the camper van turned up (making our total 5) we were told we'd have to leave as... More 

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1 Thank Sorcha17
West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

It's not such the site it's the location, yes the shower block has a few spiders, yes it's on a slope.. who cares? £10 for a tent and a car is amazing with views to die for.. A must for any camper, glamper or a hardy soul like me.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 via mobile

We stayed at Side Farm this week after visiting here a year ago and falling in love with the view. We nearly didn't go back as last year we ended up being surrounded by school kids on our second night who didn't stop talking well past the "curfew" and the adults with them didn't seem to care. However, we asked... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 via mobile

We stopped here to meet up with my parents who were staying on a cottage in Patterdale. Basic facilities but clean what more do people want when they go camping,don't expect the Ritz whole point of camping is to rough it!! Owners were polite,friendly and very helpful.

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Hindhead, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Sorry, but I have first to take issue with an earlier reviewer who complained about the potholes, the likelihood of destroying the underside of your car unless it was a robust 4x4. A hint: that might be why there is a 10 mph limit!! Hmmm...anyway, it seemed to me that the VW Polo, Fiat Panda and Vauxhall Corsa I saw... More 

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Richmond, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Me and my girlfriend stayed here in August 2014, it's an ideal location for walking Helvellyn, some cracking views and right by the lake, we got lucky with the weather so it made our stay happier! A few issues with the campsite, it's on a slope so not many flat spots, the farm track is bad leading up from reception... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

It is as picturesque as the photos suggest, but, as indicated by others, very hard to find a completely flat spot for a tent. Despite the unusually good September weather, it did get quite cold at night, particularly under clear skies. Colossus87 clearly misunderstands what is meant by an 'open fire'---few campsites allow it but a list can be found... More 

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