Are you looking to travel in a more sustainable way?
The Quiet Site is an award winning Carbon Neutral Holiday Park based near the shores of Ullswater in The North of The Lake District. The site has won an array of awards for it’s continued dedication towards sustainable development. In 2020 they were the first ever winners of a Queens award for sustainable development and have gone onwards to win many more, including best glamping site for walkers and coolest places to stay.
For me, I was particularly interested in the fact that it is dog friendly. It was my first trip with my new dog Fudge. I’m also quite new to glamping and have only ever glamped once before. I was not so much looking forward to the shower situation but I was very excited to wake up to the best views every morning.
We stayed in the Glamping Burrows that are dug into the land and have the most amazing views. There are 15 in total on site and 4 times larger than a camping pod so are ideal for families. There was plenty of room for me, my partner and Fudge.
Next door to us we met a family staying comfortably in one and it was their third visit to the site. The burrows are energy efficient and well insulated. They are lovely to look at and remind me of the hobbit holes.
Inside we had our own toilet and sink cubicle which I really enjoyed having. It saved me going outside to the toilet and made a huge difference to how comfortable I felt. In the main room there are USB points, shelves, a small fridge, kettle and a microwave. You also get free Wifi. Outside you have chair as well as a picnic bench giving you the perfect spot for a cuppa and watching the sunrise in the best fashion.
They have brand new shower and wash facilities which offer walk in showers with modern, clean facilities and I was so amazed with how much I enjoyed them. They even offer a dog wash area for the muddy dog days.
Costs for the burrows range from £85 to £150 which is great value for money especially if you go with more people.
The site offers other accommodation including pitches for camping or youre motorhome and the newer additions of the Gingerbread Houses. These can sleep 2 adults and up to 4 children. These houses are carbon positive with triple insulation and ground source heating. The site are very proud of these and are making even more steps towards being completely carbon neutral with lots of plans upcoming.
On site you have the main reception area which is welcoming and home to the zero waste onsite shop. Here you can fill youre own tubs with essentials.
You will not find any plastic bottles here and they encourage you to use less waster with their own recycling centre too. For food options onsite the Quiet Bite offer Pizzas fresh from the pizza oven which are super popular. I for once, am not a fan of pizza but I did give it a go and enjoyed mine. They are served on plates that you return at the end to save waste. From the same spot the next morning they offer the most amazing crepes (tried and tested) as well as bacon rolls.
The site is a perfect haven for dog lovers even if you don’t have one yourself. Everywhere we looks everyone had a dog and they have their own dog walking area which is shared with the camping park next door and is absolutely massive. Every morning Fudge was wagging her tail ready to zoom areas the huge field and get ready for her hikes.
The Quiet Site is the perfect spot to explore the lakes no matter what youre plans are. We had brilliant weather and a full day of swimming in Ullswater and then climbing some wainwrights the next day. It’s a gateway into the lakes. Close by are some great sites to visit including Glenridding, Aira Force Waterfalls and Pooley Bridge. It you didn’t want to eat on site or make youre own food, I would recommend going into Pooley Bridge. It’s a short drive away for some great pub grub options.
Alternatively you can put youre feet up in the “the best bar in Britain”. The Quiet Bar was ordinarily built in the 16th century and was rebuilt more recently into a bar in 1963. It is a unique bar that is a favourite amongst everyone in The Lakes. It often has live music as well as a great selection of drinks too. Its the perfect place to relax no matter the weather after a long day of hiking and exploring.
As mentioned before we met repeat visitors as soon as we arrived. After our stay I am already looking to rebook. It appears that The Quiet Site have 84% of its bookings by recommendation or repeat visitors.
By staying at The Quiet Site you are making a difference in protecting the very thing that you are visiting. By making sustainable choices when you travel. It allows others to enjoy the unspoilt beauty of The Lakes for longer and you don’t have the break the bank to do it.
*ad gifted however all opinions are my own