Lake District Camping Pods

Why not snuggle down in one of our popular heated and sheep-wool insulated camping pods. It's a brilliant way to stay in the great outdoors!

Dog Friendly Standard Pods – Each pod has plenty of headroom and provides ample space for 2 adults, 1 small child and 1 dog. The Pods have vinly flooring, a double socket with a light and small heater. A small deck at the front provides a sitting area. The standard pods situated on Ghyllside, this area is across a minor road from the main park.  No beds are fitted to these pods and the use of camp beds or airbeds is recommended.

Family Pods (pet free)- If you need more space for the family why not book one of our larger family pods, they have plenty of headroom and provides ample space for 2 adults and 3 young children, alternatively could accommodate 4 adults. The Pods have an interior light as well as external lighting, a carpeted floor and a double socket with a small heater. One family pod is tucked away in an idyllic location by the side of the beck on the main park adjacent to the main camping area. The remaining are situated on Ghyllside, both with views of the lake and fells. (FP4 is accessed via steps).  No beds are fitted to these pods and the use of camp beds or airbeds is recommended.

Premier Pods (pet free) – We have 2 larger T-shaped pods.  In addition to the usual features of a carpeted floor, lighting, sockets, they also have a double bed and a set of bunks beds (full size singles) complete with 4″ foam camping mats, a trundle bed, hanging rail for clothes (please bring hangers), plenty of coathooks and a small heater.  Both Premier Pods have lovely views of Lake Windermere.  These pods are also situated on Ghyllside.

All you need to bring is your camping gear – minus the tent, a great experience for those who want a bit more comfort!

Benefits of staying in a Pod

  • Pod already set up when you get there – just move in and make yourself at home.
  • Avoids the adverse effects of driving rain and wetness.
  • More privacy and security through lockable doors.
  • All the benefits of an insulated structure in winter and summer.
  • A massive hit with kids – it’s a ‘den’ thing. No need to take down and dry wet tents

All our pods are made locally in the Lyth Valley nr Bowness on Windermere.

Our reception is open from 8.30am to 6pm (9pm high season).  If you require assistance outside of these times contact the Duty Warden.  Please check the notice on the reception door as where to locate them.

For your safety and security Park gates are locked at 11pm and open at 7.30am.  To ensure a peaceful night for all we would be grateful for your cooperation with our ‘no noise’ rule between these times.

Full details of Park Rules and Booking Terms and Conditions are available from our website or on request. All bookings are made subject to both Park Rules and Booking Terms and Conditions .

Max persons Dog Friendly Standard Pod, 2 adults, 1 dog.
Max persons Standard Pod, 2 adults and 1-2 small children
Max persons Family Pod, 2 adults and 3 children or 4 adults.
Max persons Premier Pod, 2 adults and 3 children.

Check in time from 2pm, departure by 11am.

The park is open from 1st March until 15th December 2019 (pods only)

We’ve extended our 2018 season until Sunday 16th December for Camping Pod breaks only.  The park will close to other visitors on 11th November, so Park Cliffe will be very peaceful for our pod customers.  We’ll also open the bar (sorry no food) between 6 pm and 10 pm on Fridays and Saturdays.

To celebrate our season extension we’re offering  a free night on midweek pod stays of 3 nights between 16th September and 16th December.  That’s 3 nights for the price of 2, between Sunday and Thursday,  in a standard, family or premier pod.  Book online using promotional code 3FOR2 or contact us on 015395 31344

Nightly rates 11th November – 16th December 2018
Standard pods (pet friendly) £35/nt, for 2 persons, 1 car
Family pods £45/nt for 2 persons, 1 car
Premier Pods £55/nt for 2 persons,1 car

If you would like a touch of luxury during your stay, why not hire one of our private bathrooms for your own personal use. These cost just £14.00 per night.

Pod’n’Pedal Sustainable holidays in The Lake District for the bike lover

Three of the Lake District’s best campsites have joined forces to offer a new cycling holiday experience. Two days cycling through some of the best countryside in the UK coupled with three nights staying in Camping Pods overlooking three different lakes.

For further information please visit or email Pod and Pedal. Check out cycle routes on our ‘Things to do page‘. Also available by foot or car.

Tariffs & Seasons

Tariffs Low Season Mid Season High Season

2 adults, 1 car for a Standard Pod (dog friendly)

£44.00 £48.00 £51.00

2 adults, 1 car for a Family Pod

£48.00 £52.00 £55.00

2 adults, 1 car for a Premier Pod

£58.00 £62.00 £66.00

Camping Pod Season

2019 M T W T F S S M T W T F S S M T W T F S S M T W T F S S M T W T F S S M T
Extra Charges Price per night
Extra Adult £5.00
Extra Child (5-17yrs) £3.00
Under 5's Free
2nd car £5.00
Boat / Jetski / Trailer £10.00
Minimum Stay Periods No. of Nights
All Bank Holidays 3

All other times are usually a 2 night minimum stay.


Can I freeze my ice packs on site?

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.

What time can I check in from?

Check in time is normally from 2pm.

Will I be able to leave later than 11am on the day of departure?

Please check at reception, as it will depend on what arrivals we have that day.


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 there sockets available for my hair straighteners/hairdryers?

There are sockets in the shower blocks. Hairdryers are available to borrow (£10 deposit required) from Reception. We also have hairdryers in the ladies shower blocks.

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.

Are camp fires allowed?

No open fires are permitted.

Are BBQs allowed?

BBQs are fine, but must be raised off the grass. Stands are available in reception if required for a £5 returnable deposit.

Can I park my car next to the pod?

We would ask you to leave it on the track rather than on the grass especially if the ground is wet. If you are bringing more than 1 car, the second one should be parked on the car park. Commercial vehicles must be parked in the car park.

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.

Is electric available in the pod?

Yes, there is a 6amp supply. Pods come with a light and small heater. Pods are not suitable for cooking in, which must be done outside. Please use the gravel area outside for your BBQ’s, NOT THE DECK. BBQ stands are available for a small deposit at Reception.
There is insufficient power for a kettle or toaster.

Are dogs allowed in the pods?

Sorry we are unable to accommodate dogs/pets in the pods.

Do I need coins for the showers?

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

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.

What is in a camping pod??

Standard pods have plenty of headroom and with a floor area of 2.1m x 2.7m providing ample space for 2 adults and even 1-2 small children. The family pod has a floor area of 2.3m x 3.5m providing ample space for 2 adults and 3 children or 4 adults.  Both these pods do not have beds, the use of airbeds is recommended.

Premier pods provide ample space for 2 adults and 3 children, they are spacious inside and have a double bed, a set of bunks (complete with 4″ camping mats) and a rollaway trundle bed (overall size 4.35m x 2.8m).  There is a hanging rail for clothes (please bring hangers).

All pods have a carpeted floor, electric socket, coat hooks and a heater.  All but one family pod are situated on Ghyllside (across a minor road from reception and the facilities).