We have just returned from a week camping at Gill Head Farm. It is a lovely site with fantastic views. It has a brilliant children's play area with trampolines and swings etc., our children absolutely loved it.
When you arrive you are told to pitch wherever you want which is great if the site is not busy and the majority of people are sensible but there is always the minority! Unfortunately we were there over the bank holiday weekend when some people thought it was acceptable to pitch their tent so close to others that they were nearly touching even though there were plenty of suitable places available. I do believe it would be much better if the pitches were numbered and the 6m rule that the camping club have was implemented here.
The toilets and showers were cleaned daily but to be honest the showers needed a really good clean the partition walls were very grimy and stained (in both the ladies and gents) and the water that was left in the mop bucket to clean after use was like mud and didn't get changed on a regular basis. There were four showers and three toilets in the main block which was adequate at the beginning of our holiday but over the bank holiday weekend there were exceptionally longs queues for both the toilets and showers every morning and evening.
The washing up areas were very good. Just a minority of people who didn't clean up after themselves leaving food debris etc in and around the sinks.
We paid £33 per night which we thought was on the expensive side. We would probably go back to this site again but not on a bank holiday weekend.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set against the spectacular backdrop of the mighty Blencathra and the northern fells, Gill Head Farm offers a warm welcome to our family run working hill farm with a caravan and camping site and traditional lakeland farmhouse self catering accommodation. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Gill Head Farm Self Catering Holidays Penrith, UK - Lake District