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Reviewed October 16, 2016 via mobile

This campsite is situated right above the lake, with beautiful scenery and walks. There was some noise on the first day from some building works, but this did not affect the stay. The campsite is quite hilly, but I think this is to be expected with the location, and the scenery certainly compensates for this. There are showers, wash basins... More 

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Reviewed October 3, 2016 via mobile

We had a three day trip to Side Farm and after reading all the reviews we decided to choose this site. When we arrived we did struggle to find it as its very well hidden. But we got there eventually, we had to pay the entire weekend in full upon arriving. The cafe/tea room is about 3/4s mile away from... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 17, 2016

My fiancee and I had previously stayed one night at Side Farm on a busy August bank holiday weekend, which was our reconnaissance for a panoramic, picturesque three night stay a couple of weeks later. There is a large converted barn as you enter the two hundred by fifty metre (approx.) site with two private shower cubicles and three toilets... More 

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Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

Myself and my other half stayed at the farm camping for two nights. We were a little worried at first as there are some rather negative reviews.... To briefly summarise,... -Excellent toilet and shower block (can't understand the basic comments as there is toilet paper, hand soap, it's clean and there is a roof over your head, trust me for... More 

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Thank LauraannJo
Halifax, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

This was mine and my husbands second visit to side farm, but our 2.5yr olds first visit. We always love the warm welcome and the stunning views we see from side farm looking at glenridden and hellvelen. We managed to get a lovely pitch on the farm. Close enough to the toilet/shower block since we came with a lil one.... More 

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Thank Carrie W
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Reviewed August 27, 2016

We have just got back from a 2 night stay at this campsite, after reading a few negative reviews we were not too sure what to expect, but were pleasantly surprised. Yes the drive to the site is bumpy and a small country lane but this was not a problem in the slightest. The views from this site were amazing,... More 

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Thank Claire N
Edenbridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

This site is located down a farm track and feels remote, it has the mountains behind and the lake in front making very picturesque. The facilities are fine but basic, and there is also a couple of washing machines and dryers on site if needed. It does get busy so it is worth arriving early so you can get a... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

This is a really poor campsite. Only about 2% of pitches are actually flat and attempts to find one of these golden pitches are all the more hindered by the cars parked amongst the tents- it really wouldn't be that hard to designate one of the major slopes as the car park and thus allow more people to camp on... More 

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Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

I've camped here for a night with my husband. Beautiful sceneries. We chose to camp on the higher ground where the view was the best. However, the strong wind and the rain ruined it. I would have stayed here for few days if the weather was good. This campsite charges £10 each for a night.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 10, 2016

We really enjoyed the cafe and the huge pieces of cake. They were very welcome after a good walk up Helvelyn. The staff were very friendly and helpful our dog was welcome and the man serving was so nice and chatty

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  • Free Parking
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Side Farm

Address: Patterdale CA11 0NP, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Patterdale
Number of rooms: 65
Also Known As:
Side Farm Hotel Patterdale
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“Try to find a flattish spot”
  • The lake is accessible from the campsite
  • View from Southwest corner of campsite
  • A camper
  • View from Southwest corner of campsite
 of 5 bubbles JakeQz, Sep 19, 2014 | Read review
“The most pitches are sloping so you need to pick carfully, but if you are staying more than one night a bit of pitch swaping when peole leave is common.”
  • Best view and South facing !!
  • Morning view from tent
 of 5 bubbles Slavnist, Jul 23, 2014 | Read review
“Make sure your vehicle is good on bumpy country lanes and you can reverse as there is no plassing places”
 of 5 bubbles bradjones1uk, Jul 2, 2013 | Read review
“Arrive early!”
 of 5 bubbles SurfinBird1981, May 27, 2013 | Read review
“Pick the one flat pitch by arriving early and don't attempt to take a campervan. Avoidloke the plague in wet weather”
 of 5 bubbles Mandi-Mandita, Aug 19, 2012 | Read review
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