The quiet location is award winning Sustainable camping Location in Watermillock on the western side of Ullswater – the ultimate escape to Lake area!
Glamping is a hassle-free way to enjoy the outdoors, and The Quiet Site achieves this with minimal environmental impact. This is music to my ears!
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My stay at The Quiet Site was a gift, however, all opinions are my own
Quiet site review
Sustainable camping in a gingerbread house
I'm all about research Sustainable housing In my travels, and Carbon positive gingerbread house The quiet location exceeded my expectations!
The gingerbread houses have solar roof panels, triple insulation, ground source heating, and are surrounded by planted beech hedges which have a high carbon storage capacity.
Better yet, they were built with recycled materials wherever possible, old building blocks were reused for foundations, and used beams and sustainable wood and stone were included in their construction.
So, what was it like to stay at the Gingerbread House?
The spacious accommodations included a sleeping ledge large enough for a family of four, so as a solo traveler I had bags of room. With the comfy bedding and pillows, I slept like a baby! I was helped by the melodic bird song that was so repetitive that I seriously thought it was coming out of the speaker as sound Complete focus of mind feature. It was just Mother Nature playing a tune!
The newly private bathroom had a powerful shower that got hot instantly, with recycled toilet paper provided. The small kitchen had all the modern amenities (fridge, microwave, kettle and toaster), I just needed to bring some. Camping essentials Such as cutlery and dishes.
Gingerbread homes have great attention to detail. There were 6 dual sockets with USB ports in useful places, which is missing in the layout of many hotel rooms.
The outdoor terrace has a picnic bench, two chairs and a clearly labeled board for portable barbecues. For a solo traveler, it seemed like a hassle to start a barbecue, but the whiff of smoke from the neighbors gave me minor pangs of jealousy. Either way, having breakfast and dinner in nature with these stunning views is the best feeling.
More accommodation in a quiet location
When choosing the type of luxury accommodation at The Quiet Site, I was spoiled for choice. There truly is a camping platform for all desires!
Glamping burrows – Spacious underground hobbit holes go back a long way and blend into the landscape. It is insulated, energy efficient, and has a private toilet, kitchenette and elevated views.
Glamping cabins – A touch of luxury for a romantic getaway. It has a duvet/sheets, private toilet, kitchenette, skylight with star views, and a wooden deck with a picnic table or table and chairs.
Camping capsules Made in Cumbria, these simple wooden pods are designed to be a more insulated alternative to a tent. They provide more protection from the elements and come with a roof area to absorb fresh air.
Camping and trekking fields – They provide all-weather pitches for tents, caravans or Volkswagen cars, in addition to fully serviced pitches for caravans and motorhomes. Many are partitioned for privacy, and all have amazing views.
Refuel in the quiet bite
The Quiet Bite is a separate zero-waste pizzeria with picnic benches located out front. It's hard to miss when it's open because of the hungry crowds.
As a huge fan of wood-fired pizza, I couldn't wait to devour the Mediterranean Vegetable Pizza. This aromatic and crunchy pizza was the perfect pairing with a glass of Malbec and stunning views over Lake areaEastern Fels is back in my Gingerbread House.
Other options include margherita, pepperoni, prosciutto ham and garlic mushrooms, vegetarian options, and garlic bread.
Breakfast at The Quiet Site offers a selection of bacon rolls, vegetarian sausages and crepes, served at weekends and during holiday periods. Help yourself to delicious spices and sauces Cumbria made From Hawkshead Relish to add flavour!
The menus are simple resulting in less waste, and the ingredients are… Local source. Food is served in reusable plates avoiding the use of cardboard takeaway boxes.
The pizza oven does not use fossil fuels, but is instead fueled by wood chips, a waste sourced from 20 miles away.
Be social in a quiet bar
The Quiet Bar is housed in a purposefully converted barn built in 1963, although the original building and traditional Cumbrian barn were constructed in the 16th century.
The whimsical decor of wagon wheels, stag heads, animal skins and beer barrel chairs goes with the rustic theme. Ornate stained glass windows above the large fireplace add a pop of color against the dark wood.
It may be called The Quiet Bar, but on Sundays it's far from quiet! I mean that in a good way as the live musical entertainment provided weekly from talented local artists is a big draw for spectators from this location and the surrounding area. The friendly atmosphere at The Quiet Bar makes this a popular spot on casual nights too.
The bar serves Lake District craft beers, as well as locally distilled fruit gins.
If the conversation ends, clear the table and make your way through the large pile of board games. For children, there is a separate games room in the basement with table football, air hockey and a billiards table.
The Quiet Bar features carbon neutral heating and thermal insulation in the roof making it a cozy bar and games room all year round!
Refill in the quiet store
The Quiet Zero Waste Shop is a unique concept in the holiday park, and as a regular user of at-home refill shops, this is a welcome discovery. I love the idea that it might encourage shop owners to look out for their local zero-waste store and make a conscious change as they return to everyday life.
the Zero plastic The shop also sells locally sourced or fair trade food, books by Cumbrian authors, Soap/shampoo barsBamboo toothbrushes, locally made gifts and toys.
The Quiet Shop also offers milk and orange juice in reusable glass bottles. You can return them to get 20p back, just like in the good old days with pop bottles before the advent of plastic!
Shared facilities in quiet location
Shower and washing facilities
The newly refurbished, modern building with separate gender rooms with shower, toilet and basin was spotless, with not a speck of dirt visible which is a miracle for a holiday park.
The quiet shower and laundry rooms are fossil fuel-free and run entirely on solar, biomass and geothermal energy.
For campers and campers without cooking facilities, this is a warm, well-equipped kitchen with tables and chairs to eat your meals while charging your devices.
The walls of The Quiet Site Camper's Kitchen are decorated with positive environmental messages, numerous awards and practical sketches detailing their pursuit of sustainability.
There is a huge field used for public games and a picnic area with a children's playground equipped with swings and a climbing frame. A wonderful space to relax near your own luxurious playground.
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Frequently Asked Questions | Quiet location
Staying at The Quiet Site is a no-brainer for me, but here are some helpful FAQs to help you on your way!
Does the quiet location have WiFi?
Wi-Fi is free and works well in some of the courts, bar and shop. I stayed at the Gingerbread House and was able to work easily with the fast WiFi on the picnic bench outside. The ideal scenario is to disconnect Reconnect with nature althoug!
Is the quiet location dog friendly?
The Quiet Site is completely dog-friendly, as long as the responsible owners inform the holiday park when booking that they will be bringing a four-legged friend. There is drinking water and bowls for the dogs, a nearby meadow to allow them to get rid of lead, and even a dog bath to wash them off after a day on the plains.
Is the quiet location wheelchair accessible?
While there are a few steps to getting into Camper's Kitchen and Camping Pods, there are a few steps Wheelchair allowed To other luxury accommodations and shared spaces.
Are BBQs and fire pits allowed on the quiet site?
There are dedicated stone slabs at the front of the pods at The Quiet Site for disposable barbecues and are required to be taken to the on-site recycling center after use.
Fire pits and campfires are not permitted at The Quiet Site.
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