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“Fantastic family site! NOT Colditz at all!” 5 of 5 stars
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Fellside Cottage, Eskdale CA19 1TF, England   |  
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“Fantastic family site! NOT Colditz at all!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012 via mobile

Just got back from a few days stay at Fisherground Campsite and we had a fantastic time. We went with our 9 year old daughter and she loved it. She would have played in the water area all day if we let her but there was so much to do. If walking is your thing there are great bridle paths to go for walks, a steam train circles the perimeter of the campsite and all you do is hold your hand up and he will stop for you to get on. The local pub King George is just a few hundred yards an easy ten minutes walk from camp. To put things right about what people have said about negatives of this site. Yes, you cannot park at the side of your tent BUT it's a massive twenty steps between your car and the tent! If you are unable to walk or carry things for twenty steps then you may struggle! Also the signs up about children and dogs basically say they are your responsibility - well yes they are your responsibility and so you should look after them! The owners of the camp were polite and made conversation and made sure we were happy and gave us lots of information being first time to this site. Not colditz at all! All in all a fantastic site and we will definitely be going again!

Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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English first
Worksop, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012

Stayed for 5 nights wanted to climb scar fell pike in good weather, wouldn't of stayed this long other wise, anyway Ive stayed all over the uk camping and i'm not a moaner either, but i had to review this site. its a shame really because the site is in a fab location, wonderful views, a few play grounds and a play pond for the kids to use, which they did like, Note if your kids like water and rope swings make sure you get them in swimming clothes 1st mine came to me in 5 mins Drenched. well the rules on site are very clearly laid out every where around the site with large signs and they are enforced and there is no refunds either which is placed on every board too, also there are small signs in the washing and WC/ shower areas to remind you of other rules in place, the walden will also walk around the site and tell you its 10:30pm, i do have to say the waldens on site are great but the owners are in the wrong job, i over heard the own ask a camper "why they had not left its gone 11am, your ment to be gone by 11am its say so on the ticket" the owners attide to people isnt right at all, like i said perfect site shame about the owners, i will not return ever, which is a shame cos i will miss the views, oh i sayed with 7 childen and 3 alduts, also one of the children pulled up a rock in the kids plays area and was told off, with added how would you like if i did that in your garden. you are controlled by pettie rules and your know all about them if you step out of line.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012

we stayed here 29th July to the 3rd August two families. Accommodation was clean and tidy. We loved the area but would never go back to this campsite again. The wardens were friendly enough to the children but they were controlled by the owners of this park. The owners were very rude. The rules of the campsite with children to be a little bit strict. Would go back to this area again but would NEVER EVER stay here again

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

I have read the previous reviews and thought I would add my thoughts.....

The campsite is in a great position, well positioned for many walks and visits in the West Lakes.

We took our two children (6 and 4) and they adored the site - despite the rain. There is a small play park which kept then busy for hours, the pond was a huge attraction and the tractor wheel boats and rope swing were in constant use.

The site is well used but never feels overcrowded. The shower block is constantly clean and again I never had to wait to use anything there... The water used for washing up is not always hot, that would be one of my minus points...

As far as the owners went, I found them very helpful. Agreed there are some signs around that may be a little over zealous, but that did not detract from the site.

My negatives would be

Washing up water not always hot.
Slightly more strict than some sites I am used to.

Positives

Waking up to "those views"
Keeps the kids happy without resorting to sugar or kids clubs!
A lovely sense of freedom!

Hope this was of use. I will be back next year, and I hope for a few more to come.....

Andy

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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13 hotel reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2012 via mobile

Fantastic place for family and couples, great surroundings

Love going here 3/4 times a year as just a get away, few logs on the open fire pits, BBQ going, bliss!!!

Owners and their team are fantastic and so friendly.

Toilet facilities do what they say on the in and are cleaned regularly.

Site is excellent grounding even in lake district weather. Paths are lite

  • Stayed September 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cannock, England, United Kingdom
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8 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2012

Only stayed for 2 nights but wished it was longer. Came away for the weekend with a couple of friends to walk the Ennerdale circuit (21 miles of sheer torture - never again!!!)

The campsite was really well laid out with plenty of room to pitch your tent & park the car. The facilities I thought were really good with clean showers & toilets and lots of sinks to wash your crocks. They even had an airer to dry your boots!

I don't consider myself to be a seasoned camper but I'm sure you could do a lot worse than stay at Fisherground. The staff were really pleasant & the pub down the road served really good food & drink.

If I did have one gripe it would be that the barrier to the site is closed at 9pm & doesn't reopen until 8am the next morning. This didn't cause me any problems but might for those with campervans.

Keep up the good work Fisherground!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012

Just returned from fisherground today, staying for four nights this time and three nights just over a month ago. There are some mixed reviews about this campsite... Having read them all, perhaps i would like to deal with a few specifics. In all fairness, we did not find the signs around the site offensive at all (helpfully if anything). They are strict about dogs being on the lead and cleaning after them, completely understandably. For example, we have a dog and a 8yo child. Not needing to worry about our son running bare feet and stepping into something was a great relief. The "noise restriction" after 10:30pm means that the few do not spoil the enjoyment of the many. The facilities might be viewed by some as basic, however we always found them clean, well maintained and none of us ever queued (our males are doctors and some hospitals would be proud with the level of attention to cleanliness shown by the staff). The showers we had were always hot, irrespective of the time of day. Our son was again devastated to leave the exciting playground after our stay. So were his two female chums. Had he been under five, we would have accompanied him, but being eight, he had a great and entirely safe time. Regarding 'over-crowding': some reviewers may be surprised to learn that the Lake District is smaller than France, therefore there will be times when the site is busy (might that in itself tell one something?), therefore if one can (as we did) it is clearly preferable to time a visit outside of the major Bank Holiday weekends and the beginning of school breaks.
Now our own thoughts: great location for walking, chilling, pubs, ever-present staff and owners (thanks Mike for loaning us those insulated coffee mugs!), very dog- and child-friendly, a nice mix of newbies and returning customers, extremely well-maintained grounds, in one of the most picturesque valleys in the region. We had planned to move from site to site, but I guess we will probably be back again!

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Address: Fellside Cottage, Eskdale CA19 1TF, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Eskdale
Amenities:
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Specialty Lodging in Eskdale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 38
Also Known As:
Fisherground Campsite Hotel Eskdale
Fisherground Campsite Eskdale, Lake District

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