Review for Hill of Oaks Lodge & Caravan Park, Windermere

DSC_0011Country:                                    England

Co-ordinates:                          54.18.1535N: 2.56.50153W

Address:                                 Tower Wood, Windermere, LA12 8NR

Good for visiting:                The Lake District! Bowness on Windermere, Ambleside, Scafell Pike, Keswick, Old Man of Coniston…

Phone & e-mail:                     01539 531 578    enquiries@hillofoaks.co.uk

Website:                                 https://www.hillofoaks.co.uk/

Date Visited:                          October 2017

Questions:-  (This review is from the point of view of motorhomers driving a Swift Kontiki 669 tag axle – 8.56m)

What are the pitches like?                

All hard standings of varying sizes (there are about 25 touring pitches in total)

This is a large park consisting mostly of lodges, set on the hill leading down to the water.  It is steep in places so probably not for those with limited mobility.

(Can I just say that, for some reason, we neglected to take any photos onsite so have to rely on photos of the area instead 🙂 )

Is there water on each pitch?            

Yes

What is the electric like?           

At least 10A– we had no problems

Drainage?     

By the toilet block

What’s the site access like?        

Access is good from the main road – the 1st entrance you see (coming from Bowness) is actually the exit – it’s important to use the 2nd gate on entry.  Steep windy road down to the site.  You will pass cottages and lodges – when you get to a bit where you’re not sure what way to go – go right!

What are the Sanitary facilities like?     

Toilets:                              1 sanitary block with ladies, gents and family room.  Excellent facilities for both ladies and gents.  You are given an access key for use.

Toilet paper provided? Yes – plentiful

Showers:                          Excellent.  Everything kept immaculately clean

What other facilities are there?    

Bins and CWD

Washing up area

Motorhome service point (drive over wastewater disposal)

Laundry

Drying area

Information

Shop

Launching facilities for boats (additional fee)

Launching areas for kayaks

Is there any internet; if so how much and how good?    

 

 

What’s the area like?         

Lovely.  Right on the water.  Not far from Bowness.

There is so much to do with lots of walking to be had.  And of course water sports (not really for the time of year we were there though!)

 

We liked:-

The area

The welcome

The facilities

We didn’t like so much:-

The weather!  Obviously not the site’s fault AND we missed the worst of it – in the days before we arrived there were many floods.

We hated:-

Nothing

Moving On:

We moved on to Knott End near Blackpool to meet friends.

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