If you dream of owning your own holiday home in the Lake District, take a look at what we can offer. Park Cliffe is set in peaceful rural surroundings, with some stunning views of the lake and mountains, and yet is only 4 miles from the centre of Bowness-on-Windermere, in the heart of the Lake District.
With a warm welcome, a beautiful setting and in easy reach of all the main tourist attractions, the central fells, and also the shopping towns of Kendal and Barrow, it’s little wonder that so many visitors return time and time again. So, if you want your own little piece of Park Cliffe to come back to, why not consider indulging yourself with one of our luxury caravans or timber lodges.
A holiday home in the Lake District gives you the freedom to escape when-ever you choose; no more trying to book last minute breaks only to be disappointed, no more airport queues, your country retreat is always here for you and your family.
With a long season stretching the nine and a half months from March to mid December, there’s ample opportunity for plenty of holidays and short breaks throughout the year. We have a great selection of holiday homes in the Lake District, but all come with the same high standard of furnishings and fittings, all have central heating and all offer home-away-from-home comfort.
The caravans and lodges are set in a quiet area of the park, separate from the main site but still within easy access off all the facilities we offer. With the beautiful setting we enjoy at Park Cliffe, you’re sure to visit your own ‘room with a view’ again and again.
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Sorry but no open fires are permitted at Park Cliffe Caravan and Camping Park. BBQs are fine, but must be raised off the grass.
Dogs are allowed in certain static caravans at an extra charge of £40 per...
We do accommodate campers and tourers. We have private owners too with 46 holiday caravans and 9 holiday lodges but that section of the park is completely separate.
We welcome well trained dogs that must be kept on a lead when on...
We have free Wi-Fi throughout the park. The service we offer will not be...
We have both electric and non electric camping area. Our non electric camping area is located on ‘Fellside’ and is not allocated. Tent pitches with electric hook up are allocated. We have a 6amp electric hook up on’ Ghyllside’.
We have TV screens in the bar and will show matches which are available on normal TV channels.
For the safety and comfort of guests, the maximum occupancy is 4 people for our 2 bedroom caravans and 6 people for our 3 bedroom caravan.
Please visit Fellside Bar & Restaurant page for current details.
Included in the private bathrooms there is: a full size bath with shower attachment,...
Yes BBQs are fine, but must be raised off the grass. Stands are available in reception if required for a £5 returnable deposit.
Yes, dogs are welcome to stay in all our pods except our Family Vista...
We accept 1 small dog by arrangement in our self-catering cottage .
Unfortunately, we’re unable to accept pets in the Shepherd’s Hut.
Each of our caravan holiday homes has its own enclosed deck, so children can...
Yes, there are fish in Coniston and it’s a popular with anglers. Species include rainbow trout, brown trout and pike.
This traditional market town has a wide range of local shops and boutiques selling a wide range of products such as woollen jumpers, cakes, gifts, and art.
Yes there are plug sockets are available in the shower blocks. These are suitable...
Our private bathrooms are accessed via stairs above our facility block. They can be booked for exclusive use at £15/nt.
We have 2 x 7kw electric car charging points in the main car park. Tokens at £3.50 for an hour, purchase from reception.
Yes, there are plenty of cycling trails around Rydal water; however, these trails are not for the faint-hearted!
Yes, you can fish on Bassenthwaite Lake. It’s a lovely place to spend the day.
Yes! Fly fishing on Haweswater Reservoir is popular among those who visit!
Ice packs can be frozen in reception, and we have frozen blocks that can be borrowed whilst yours are freezing down. No charge for this service.
Yes, kayaking and canoeing are both permitted on Coniston. The picturesque lake is ideal for beginners as well as experienced kayakers.
We’re afraid not. Canoes, kayaks, paddleboards or boats of any kind are not permitted on the water.
Yes, it is possible to launch your own boat at Coniston. The most convenient place is at Coniston Boating Centre.
No, you cannot live in your holiday home. You are restricted to using it for holiday or recreational purposes only.
Yes, Bassenthwaite is a wonderful place to go paddleboarding in the Lake District.
SUP Paddleboarding, Kayaking and Canoeing are unfortunately not allowed in Haweswater Reservoir because it supplies drinking water to much of the north west.
Yes, there is allocated parking for 1 car next to the Shepherds Hut. If you are bringing more than one car, the second should be parked in the car park next to reception. Any commercial vehicles must be parked in the car park.
Yes, parking is available near the pods. We would ask you to leave it...
We would ask you to leave it on the track rather than on the...
I'm sorry we do not take table bookings. For up to date information on our opening hours and different food offerings please visit Fellside Bar & Restaurant page.
Immediate family and close, personal friends are all welcome to use your privately owned holiday home. We do not allow the commercial letting out of caravans or lodges on the park.
We do not have a storage facility, but out of the main season you...
Yes, it is possible to swim in Bassenthwaite. It’s much quieter than neighbouring lakes thanks to motorised craft (except electric vessels) being banned.
Swimming is unfortunately not allowed in Haweswater Reservoir.
Yes, absolutely. Surrounded by the mountains, Rydal waters is a relatively calm and gentle place to go swimming.
Absolutely! You are more than welcome to use your own kayak or canoe on Coniston
Yes, there are plenty of walks around Rydal water for all abilities. There is a circular walk where you can start in the village of Rydal and walk around the edge of the lake
It is possible to walk around some sections of Bassenthwaite, but there is not a complete circular route.
Yes, you can walk from Rydal Water to Ambleside! Known as The Coffin Route, the walk from Rydal Water to Ambleside is relatively easy.
As one of the most beautiful walks in the Lake District, you can take a circular walk which leads you around Rydal Water to Grasmere Lake.
There is no lake access nearby, as the land is privately owned. We do...
Unfortunately we are currently unable to offer finance when purchasing holiday homes at Park Cliffe.
We cannot control the weather, so unfortunately no refunds are given for early departures.
Yes, Windermere is a brilliant place to SUP (Stand Up Paddleboard) in the Lake District.
Yes, Windermere is a great place to enjoy a range of watersports.
Yes, you are allowed to fish on Crummock Water. There is opportunity for trout, char, pike and perch fishing.
Yes, you are allowed to fish on Wastwater, however you must only cast from the shore only.
Yes, kayaking and canoeing are both allowed at Crummock Water, however you must have a permit.
Yes, paddleboarding is allowed on Coniston Water and you do not need a permit. You can bring your own gear or hire a paddleboard from Coniston Water Boating Centre for a small charge.
Yes, you are allowed to paddle board on Crummock Water. Do bare in mind though that there is a limit of maximum 10 boats/boards in the water at a time.
Yes, cold water swimming is a popular activity on Coniston Water.
Yes, but you must be an experienced, confident open water swimmer.
Yes! Windermere is widely regarded as one of the best places to go wild swimming the Lake District.
Yes, it is possible to walk around Coniston Water and the route is approximately 14 miles.
Yes! The path around Haweswater Reservoir runs for around 10 miles.
Yes, you can walk around Wastwater. The circular walk is a popular, but challenging route.
No. All costs are included in the initial price paid, there are no hidden...
No, the showers are free of charge and are open all the time.
Yes, we use the standard contract produced by our trade association, the BH&HPA, and the NCC (National Caravan Council).
While we don’t encourage group bookings generally, we understand that on occasions you may wish to holiday with friends and family. Please contact the office before booking so we can understand the expectations for your holiday and agree our sites rules.
No, you will be shown our caravans by the Park Manager or one of...
We have full seasonal touring pitches; please ask the office for availability. Our season is March to the end of November. We also have a limited number of part seasonal pitches in 2021 from 1st September to 30th November.
No, we occasionally have good second hand caravans in a range of prices. Sadly we can’t predict what second hand caravans we will have at any time.
Please see our events page for various quiz nights and live music.
No, Keswick does not have a castle - however, that is not to be confused with ‘Castle Crag’ which is a fantastic circular walk up through old slate mines.
Rydal Water is 1.18km long and 350m wide.
We highly recommend starting a day in Keswick, by exploring the local countryside by going for a walk across Skiddaw Mountain.
Our non electric ‘Fellside’ camping area is not allocated. Pitch up where you like on ‘Fellside’, leaving a minimum of 3 meters between you and the next tent.
The distance between Keswick and Windermere is 18 miles. This journey approximately takes forty minutes by car.
Rydal Water is 6.9 miles from Windermere, taking roughly fifteen minutes to travel by car.
You can walk for eight miles around the lake in Keswick.
Due to the position of the park, with hills around us, TV reception can...
You can keep your caravan at Park Cliffe until it is 12 years old...
Coniston Water is the third largest lake in the Lake District. It is 5 miles long by just under half a mile wide. It is 184ft at its deepest point.
Rydal Water is 1.18km long. As one of the most beautiful walks in the Lake District, we recommend taking a circular walk which leads you around Rydal Water to Grasmere Lake.
Wastwater is 3 miles long and half a mile wide. It's also the deepest lake in England, with a maximum depth of 260 feet.
Bassenthwaite is approximately 4 miles long. Unlike many of the lakes in the Lake District there is not a circular footpath around Bassenthwaite. You will need to walk it in smaller sections.
The walk around Coniston is approximately 14 miles. The majority of the route is on road.
The walk around Crummock Water is 8.5 miles.
The West Shore walk there are two variations: a 4-mile route and the full length 8-mile route.
We have 2 bedroom and 3 bedroom rental static caravans. The 2 bedroom caravans have 1 double bed and 2 singles, the 3 bedroom caravan have 1 double bed and 4 singles. A travel cot can be provided, which will be positioned in place of one of the single beds.
Taxis range between £12-£15. Please call into reception for taxi numbers.
It is 4 x £1 coins for a wash, and 50p per 10 minutes...
If you were seriously thinking of owning a caravan or lodge for just one year, we would advise you not to go ahead.
Bassenthwaite is the only body of water in the Lake District National Park to have the word ‘lake’ in its name. The others are considered meres or waters.
No, Coniston water is not man made. It was formed naturally via the process of glaciation.
Yes, we highly recommend visiting Coniston Water during a holiday in the Lake District.
Yes, Crummock Water is a reservoir that supplies Cockermouth.
Yes, at 2.5 miles long, Crummock Water is bigger than Buttermere, which is 1.5 miles long.
Yes, Keswick is a fantastic town to visit whilst on holiday in the Lake District. This traditional town is full of traditional buildings, which is a testament to the distinct culture that exists within the Lake District.
Keswick is a relatively small town in the Lake District, however, there is plenty to do whilst visiting the area.
Keswick is regarded as being one of the best places for walking in the UK.
Yes absolutely, Keswick is worth visiting whilst on holiday in the Lake District.
Yes, at 260 feet deep, Wastwater is the deepest lake in England.
Yes, Windermere is the largest natural lake in the UK.
Yes, there is a 6amp supply. Pods come with lighting and a small heater....
Yes, the restaurant is family friendly and suitable for all ages. We also have a whole host of board games and colouring sheets available which you are welcome to use for free - currently unavailable due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Yes, Park Cliffe is a member of the BHHPA (British Holiday & Home Parks Association)....
There is a limited bus service from the bus stop, 1/4 mile from the...
Yes, the Shepherds Hut has underfloor heating, lighting and plug sockets for phone charging.
You can park for free in Keswick along the streets off Penrith Road and Ambleside Road.
There are a few parking spots near Rydal Water. Check out Parkopedia’s list for more information.
Although the reception is open for a lot of the time, it is well worth phoning beforehand to make sure that someone will be available to help you.
This has all the same facilities as the private bathrooms, and also has a...
Find out more about pitch fees and rates, electricity and gas and insurance for holiday homes and lodges.
Here we list the arrival and departure times for the touring, camping, glamping and self-catering accommodation at Park Cliffe Caravan Park.
All our touring pitches are gravel hard standing with their own electric, water and drainage.
Keswick’s beautiful surroundings and fantastic atmosphere attracts people to visit this Cumbrian town.
The Keswick outdoor market proceeds every week on a Thursday and Saturday from 9 am to 4:30 pm.
To hook up to our electric you will need an outdoor leisure lead. These are available from any good outdoor supplier. An ordinary extension lead will not work!
We provide duvets, pillows, bed linen, tea towel, dishcloth, washing up liquid. We even...
Bed linen is provided in our shepherds hut - you will just need to bring your own towels.
We have a bar, restaurant, pop up food trailers, shop, games room, and a children’s play area. We also have beautiful landscaped grounds complimented with lots of peace and quiet.
The vehicle will have to be parked outside the gates (ask at reception, and...
Keswick is best known for its stunning location as it is situated between the Skiddaw and Blencathra mountains and near the lake of Derwent Water. Many people visit Keswick to go hiking and cycling or to enjoy some watersports on the nearby lakes.
Windermere Lake is famous for being the largest natural lake in the UK.
If our directions to Park Cliffe are followed, there is no problem. Please do not follow...
Dog friendly Couple’s Pods are a little smaller than the standard pods but plenty...
The Shepherds Hut sleeps 2 people on a double bed. There is also a sofa and table.
The cottage sleeps up to 5 people with a king size master bedroom and adjacent family bathroom upstairs, on the ground floor 1 double bedroom and 1 single bedroom with en-suite shower & toilet. All linen and towels are provided.
We would ideally like arrivals before 9pm (6pm in low season), but appreciate that...
We ask for quiet between 11pm and 7.30am and no excessive noise at any...
Bassenthwaite is home to a variety of species. You can hope to catch perch, pike, roach and rainbow trout.
In Haweswater Reservoir you can expect to find Brown Trout, with an average size of 10-12 inches.
There are some magnificent mountains around Wastwater, including Scafell Pike, Great Gable, Red Pike and Kirk Fell
Vodafone is the only reliable network.
All of the touring pitches come with 10amp electric supply.
If you or any of your party have symptoms of a fever, a new continuous cough or loss of taste or smell you must not holiday at the park and return home.
Guests can normally check into our camping fields from 2pm.
Check in is normally from 2pm for tourers and motorhomes.
Check- in is normally from 2pm. The check in time for the Deluxe Camping...
Check in time is from 4pm.
Check out time from our rental caravans is 10am. However after you have checked...
Check out for guests staying in our camping fields is normally by 12pm. Please...
Check out of our touring pitches is normally by 12pm. Please check at reception if you wish stay later, as this will depend on availability.
The cottage will be available to check in from 4pm. Check out is 10am on the day of departure. Keys to be collected from the reception at Park Cliffe.
Check in for the Shepherds Hut is normally from 3pm.
Check out from our camping pods is at 10am. Please check at reception if you wish stay later, as this will depend on availability.
Check out from the Shepherds Hut is 10am. Please ask at reception if you require a later check out, as this will depend on availability.
Please visit Fellside Bar & Restaurant page for current details. The shop is just...
Park Cliffe allows its owners to use their caravan and lodges during the period 1st March to 19th December.
Access points for launching a boat or canoe on Windermere are: Fell Foot Park...
There are many places where you can launch a kayak on Coniston.
Rydal Water is in the centre of the Lake District here in Cumbria. With shallow and warm waters, it is no wonder that it is popular amongst fishers and swimmers.
Bardsea Leisure, at Ulverston, is the closest and around 13 miles from the park....
The closest village to Wastwater is Wasdale Head, which is a short walk away.
The southern points of Rydal Water are owned by The National Trust. The northern parts of the lake have restricted access as it is privately owned by Rydall Hall.
Coniston Water is one of the largest lakes in the Lake District. It sits at the base of The Old Man of Coniston and boasts beautiful scenery of the surrounding fells.
You need hard ground or rock pegs. We do not allow awnings on the grass.