General

Do you allow pets on the park?

We welcome well trained dogs that must be kept on a lead when on the park, but we reserve the right to refuse certain breeds and although we don’t allow dogs in the bar/restaurant area, we do have a lovely outdoor terrace area where your canine friends are more than welcome.

What is in the private bathrooms?

There is a full size bath with shower attachment, (shower attachment is for rinsing only, it is not a stand-up shower) sink, toilet, hairdryer, drying rack and radiator. They are exclusively for the use of the hirer, and personal belongings can be left safely, as only the hirer has a key. They cost £14 per night.

Do I need coins for the showers?

The showers are free of charge, and are open all the time.

Can we get a refund if we leave early if the weather is bad?

We cannot control the weather, so no refunds are given for early departures.

What about the family bathroom that can be booked for an hour?

This has all the same facilities as the private bathrooms, and also has a baby bath. This is available for 45 minutes per booking, for a £10 returnable deposit. We just ask that you clean it after use, leaving it in the same condition as you would wish to find it.

How good is the television reception on the park?

Due to the position of the park, with hills around us, TV reception can be variable, especially when it is windy. We have gone digital.

Are dogs allowed on the park?

We welcome well behaved dogs, but they must be kept on leads and although we don’t allow dogs in the bar/restaurant area, we do have a lovely outdoor terrace area where your canine friends are more than welcome.

How much does the laundry cost?

It is 2 x £1 coins for a wash, and 50p for the drier.

Do you have Wi-Fi?

We have free Wi-Fi in the bar and restaurant (please note only available when the bar and restaurant is open, closed midweek in low season). Wi-Fi also available in the games/information room and outside areas close to the restaurant and games room. The service we offer will not be what you might expect in your own home, not least because you are sharing a limited bandwidth with multiple fellow caravanners and campers on site but also because our site is quite some distance from the exchange which means the speed we can achieve is limited. As a consequence we can offer the service for basic web surfing and emails but during times of high demand will not be able to support any video or TV streaming e.g. BBC iplayer, YouTube. We ask you to limit your use of these services, uploads, updates or photos during busy periods as this will prevent others from accessing the Wi-Fi network.

What mobile phone networks work on the park?

Vodafone is the only reliable network.

Where can I launch a boat or canoe?

Fell Foot Park (national trust), 2.5 miles away, or Ferry Nab (2.5 miles).

Is there a bus service nearby?

800 Bike Bus – hourly service from 10am til 6pm, runs between Haverthwaite and Ambleside. Daily until 1st Sept, then weekends until 29th September. 6 service, daily service Newby Bridge to Windermere, until 3rd November – 5 per day , 3 on Sundays and Bank holidays.

How much does a taxi to Bowness cost?

It costs around £12 each way.

Can I walk to the lake from Park Cliffe?

There is no lake access nearby, as the land is privately owned. We do not recommend that you walk along the A592 as it is very busy, and there is no pavement for much of it. We do have a walk (available in reception) that takes you to Bowness on footpaths, which takes 2 hours.

What is your policy on noise?

We ask for quiet between 11pm and 7.30am. Please respect other campers who may be trying to sleep. We are a family site and will not tolerate anti-social behavior or language. Anyone causing a disturbance will be asked to leave, and no refunds will be given.

What if we go out and are back later than 11pm?

The vehicle will have to be parked outside the gates (ask at reception, and we will show you where).

What is the latest arrival time for checking in?

We would ideally like arrivals before 9pm, but appreciate that traffic can be bad, especially at weekends. However, there is no access after 11pm, as the gates are locked then to try to ensure a peaceful night for all.

Where is the nearest caravan accessory shop?

Bardsea Leisure, at Ulverston, is the closest, and has an extensive range of accessories.

Can I store my van at Park Cliffe?

We do not have a storage facility, but in low season you can leave your van unoccupied during the week for £4 per night, and just pay full price at the weekends, subject to availability.

What is access to the site like?

If our directions are followed, there is no problem. Please do not follow satnav, as it routes you along some quite narrow back roads. If approaching from the north (from Bowness) you will have to go past our road end and turn round elsewhere, as it is a sharp switch back turning.

Are there sockets available for my hair straighteners?

There are sockets in the shower blocks.