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Welcome to TQS News. Here you can find out all the latest news and useful information from The Quiet site. We will update this page regularly so remember to visit it again to keep on-top of all the 'goings-on' at the Holiday Park.

If you have a news item that you feel would be appropriate for TQS News, please feel free to contact us with information about it.

Hobbit Hole Hotel finished

Construction of the Hobbit Hole Hotel will be finished by 1st February 2017  The last 2 Holes just have some internal finishings to complete and then we are ready for some hobbity guests..!

Hobbit Hole Gift Vouchers

What do you get someone with hairy toes..?  A Quiet Site Hobbit Hole Gift Voucher of course!

07768727016 or info@thequietsite.co.uk to buy one. All Values available in multiples of £50..

Have a Hobbity Christmas...

No 1 on Tripadvisor for Glamping


We are delighted to find ourselves the number one rated Holiday and Glamping park on Tripadvisor for the  whole of the Lake District. 
Love it or hate it, Tripadvisor has become the Gold Standard for review sites and with hundreds of reviews it has become the 'go to' place for those with travel decisions to make.
Tripadvisor uses the generic term 'Speciality Lodging' to catagorise Camping, Caravanning, Hostels, Glamping, Holiday parks, etc. 
There are 190 listings in the Lakes and we have the highest rating with 96% of our reviews scoring us 'excellent' or 'very good'  Thank you !

 

Top 100 Park winner

We have been voted one of the Top 100 parks in Britain, Thank You!

Top 100 Park winner

We have been boted one of the Top 100 parks in Britain, Thank You!

Twizy flock comes home

Two Twizy\'s have arrived at The Quiet Site and are available for hire. Contact the office to be one of the first to enjoy the new electric powered sheep like car.. 07768727016

Twizy flock comes home

Two Twizy's have arrived at The Quiet Site and are available for hire. Contact the office to be one of the first to enjoy the new electric powered sheep like car.. 07768727016

Three Lakes Tour

Top sites at Keswick, Windermere and Ullswater have joined up for 2016 to provide the ultimate 3 day tour of the lakes at a great price! Suitable for small motorhomes, tents or even stay in a stylish camping Pod if you prefer.. email info@thequietsite.co.uk for more info.

Looking forwards

Cumbria County Councils plans to have all the years rain fall, fall in December have been shelved after some isolated complaints in some low lying villages. Cumbria will revert to the little and often tactics previously employed.

The 3 Lakes Tour

Ullswater, Derwentwater and Windermere are all combined in this three-night lake-lovers break which has been created by ourselves and our friends at Park Cliffe and Castlerigg Hall.

The 3 Lakes Tour is on offer to small/medium campervan owners, those bringing a tent or hiring a camping pod.

You will be able to awake each morning to different views of spectacular lake and mountain scenery made world-famous by poets and artists enjoying a short break which is long on memorable experiences.

As well as forming a perfect triangle linking three of Cumbria’s best-loved lakes, the journey between the parks can also be planned to take in many of the region’s highlights.

These include the 4000-year-old mystical stone circle at Castlerigg, the Aira Force waterfalls, and plentiful picture-postcard villages and towns along the way.

As part of The 3 Lakes Tour guests will received a money-saving bonus in the form of vouchers entitling you to discounted travel on the various cruises which ply the three lakes on the tour.

The money-saving breaks are available from March until November 2016 covering any three nights from Sunday until Thursday, excluding school holiday periods.

Bookings can be made, gift vouchers purchased, or more information obtained, by contacting Park Cliffe on 015395 31344 or email info@parkcliffe.co.uk

Prices:

Based on 2 persons for 3 nights (1nt The Quite Site, 1nt Castlerigg Hall, 1 nt Park Cliffe) including discount vouchers for cruises on Ullswater, Derwentwater and Lake Windermere.

Small/medium Campervan        £60.00

Tent                                        £60.00

Camping Pod                          £120.00

Extra person 16yrs+ £5 per night

Extra charge of £2 applies for a dog (not permitted in pods).

Payment to be made in full at the time of booking.

VW Weekend 13th-14th November

 Magic and Music in the bar on Friday and Saturday evenings.
VW owners will receive 2 complimentary 'Quiet' pints (or equivalent) each evening. Book at www.thequietsite.co.uk
Contact info@thequietsite.co.uk for more details...

Hobbit Hole

We are pioneering a new sort of camping: one that is weather independent, well insulated and energy efficient, secure and virtually invisible unless you know where to look. It is part pod, part hobbit hole and part grass tent. The sleeping area is 18m2 and will accommodate a family of up to 6 people. Outside is a large covered patio with a picnic table and an awesome view.  The countries first Grass Tent can be booked at www.thequietsite.co.uk #hobbitsincumbria

 

Hobbit Hole

We are pioneering a new sort of camping: one that is weather independent, well insulated and energy efficient, secure and virtually invisible unless you know where to look. It is part pod, part hobbit hole and part grass tent. The sleeping area is 18m2 and will accommodate a family of up to 6 people. Outside is a large covered patio with a picnic table and an awesome view.  The countries first Grass Tent can be booked at www.thequietsite.co.uk #hobbitsincumbria

 

New Concept in camping

 

We are pioneering a new sort of camping: one that is weather independent, well insulated and energy efficient, secure and virtually invisible unless you know where to look. It is part pod, part hobbit hole and part grass tent. The sleeping area is 18m2 and will accommodate a family of up to 6 people. Outside is a large covered patio with a picnic table and an awesome view.  The countries first Grass Tent can be booked at www.thequietsite.co.uk #hobbitsincumbria

 

 

Money Raised for footpath repair

Thank you to all our customers for donating £189 to the Nurture Eden footpath repair fund..!

Couple Required

We are looking for a couple to join our friendly team at The Quiet Site.
Duties will include office administration, telephone enquiries, using an online booking system, booking people in, dealing with queries, grass cutting, strimming, caravan towing etc..
Please apply with CV's and a recent photo to: daniel@thequietsite.co.uk
Holiday caravan or pitch available.

3 days of live music..!

29th Dec    Boogie Woogie Will entertains on the piano..

30th  Dec   Fiona sings with guitar, lovely music.

31st Dec    Pete Lashley entertains with a banjo and guitar

1st Jan       Lewes the table magician starts the new year here!

The Quiet Site wins award for the second time..

We are delighted to anounce that The Quiet Site has won the Cumbria Sustainable Tourism award again for 2014.

Thank you to all our staff and customers, great effort!

Whats on in June in the Quiet Bar

 

 

Sunday 15th 7pm Bird of The Lake District
Thursday 19th 8pm England v Uruguay
Friday 20th 8pm The Stowe Swing Band
Saturday 21st Lewes Magic in the Bar
Tuesday 24th 5pm England v Costa Rica
Saturday 28th Lewes magic in the bar

 

 

 

 

Last few breaks left in our cottages

We have discounted the few remaining short breaks in our two family friendly luxury Cottages;

Watermillock Cottage, sleeps 9

16th June 6 nights £500

8th Sep 4 nights £350

 

Ivy Cottage, Sleeps 6 

1st September 3 nights £300

 

Please call 07768727016 or email info@thequietsite.co.uk for more info or to book.
Great cottages in probably the most beautiful valley in Britain.

 

World class Banjo player

World class banjo player 'Mean Mary' will be playing in the Quiet Bar on Monday 12th May at 8pm.

Entry is free but any donations will go towards the Patterdale Mountain Rescue.

Please come along to what proves to be a very exciting night!

The Quiet Site's postcode for Sat Nav is CA11 0LS

Call 07894160211 for info.

Luxury Cottages - Price Reduced.

LATE AVAILABILITY

Ivy Cottage                Sleeps 6  Ideal for families.   

Price reduced to £400. May Day weekend (3 nights) or £600 for 7 nights.

Call 07768727016 or email info@thequietsite.co.uk

Pitch for a New Holiday Home available

 

A pitch for a new holiday home has just become available.

10.5 month season.  15 year lease

Fantastic base for your lakeland life!

Contact the office for details.

07894160211

info@thequietsite.co.uk


 

Happy New Year..!

Hope to see you in 2014

Quiet Gift Vouchers

Quiet Site gift vouchers purchased from us can be used against staying at The Quiet Site in tents, caravans, pods, motorhomes and cottages.

Let us know how much you would like the voucher to be made out for, where to send it and we will do the rest.

Payments can be made by card, cheque or BACS.

07768727016  info@thequietsite.co.uk

Top 100 Park 2014

The 2014 Top 100 parks in the UK have just been announced...

Thank you to all the people who voted for us!

 

Holiday Park of the Year 2013

The Quiet Site has been awarded  Holiday Park of the Year by Cumbria Tourism for 2013. We are all delighted to receive another award after picking up last years Sustainable Tourism Award.  Thank you to all our lovely staff and customers.

Short listed for 2013 Award

 The Quiet Site has been short-listed for the Holiday Park of the Year category in the Cumbria Tourism Awards 2013.  Last year we won the Cumbrian Sustainable Business of the year category so everyone is very excited!  Winners are announced on Tuesday!

Short listed for 2013 Award

 The Quiet Site has been short-listed for the Holiday Park of the Year category in the Cumbria Tourism Awards 2013.  Last year we won the Cumbrian Sustainable Business of the year category so everyone is very excited!

£275 raised for the Air Ambulance

The Quiet Quiz and The Quiet Bingo raised a huge £275 for the Great North Air Ambulance, our chosen charity again this year.

Thank you to everyone who took part.

Easter is here.. but it feels like Christmas!

Wednesday nights sunset above.

After the interesting weather we have experienced over the last few weeks we are pleased to announce that all access and site roads are clear of snow and safe.  There is some snow on site, mainly in blown heaps.  The weather is sunny but still cold so wrap up warm if you are coming.

Dont forget Quiet Quiz in aid of the air ambulance on Saturday night!

Pre-erected tents arrive at The Quiet Site!

We have just ordered some super Bell Tents that will be available for hire this summer. They sleep up to 6 and are very swish! They include lights, charging points and lots of lovely space.. Email info@thequietsite.co.uk for more details.

Looking forward to February half term

We still have some vacancies...

Why not wrap up warm and treat the family to a holiday (not bank) break!

Bar open from 8th 23rd February.

Pods can be booked for just one night at this time!

Pitch available for New Holiday Home

A pitch for a new holiday home has just become available.

10.5 month season.  15 year lease

Fantastic base for your lakeland life!

Contact the office for details.

07894160211

info@thequietsite.co.uk

 

Happy New Year..

We wish all our customers, old and new, a happy New Year.

Fantastic music in the bar last night, thank you Lieutenant Pigeon!

Great quiz on the 30th, £120 raised for the air ambulance.

And to top the year off we watched two otters catch a fish on the side of Ullswater on our way home late last night..  perfect!

Half Price Weekend on any Tent Pitch

Date Range: Friday 28th & Saturday 29th September 2012

 

Book a tent pitch with or without EHU this weekend for 2 nights (Friday 28th & Saturday 29th September) and pay only half the price of your total cost. Please mention offer at time of booking. Offer applies to booking made from 25th September 2012.

Holiday Caravan for Sale

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There are some Long Stay pitches available for the winter months and a couple for next summer.

We have availability for touring caravans in our STORE and DELIVER caravan storage scheme. We take all the hard work out of owning a touring a caravan (ie the storing and towing) and leave you with all the nice bits!

Lots of new offers up, have a look!

Contact the office for more information.   info@thequietsite.co.uk 07768727016

Long Stay Pitches from September

We have a couple of long stay pitches available from September.

Please contact the office for details.

07768727016

info@thequietsite.co.uk

 

Good Luck

Everyone at The Quiet Site wishes George and his pony Dougal the best of luck at Wednesdays Royal International Horse Show. They are one of 30 who have qualified accross the UK for  the one of the most prestigious competitions around.

The pair won at the Horse of the Year Show in November and are in good form at the moment.

The Quiet Site helps with transport costs for Dougal. George helps out at the site during school holidays.

The picture shows George, Dougal and friends after qualifiing for the Royal International Horse Show

Rain, what rain?

Cumbria seems to be escaping with far less rain than the rest of the country this summer.  Indeed the last three days have been fantastic.  All our pitches are in tip top condition and the site looks great.  Years of investment in all weather pitches really does seem to have paid off.

We are looking forward to the Olympics.  All the main action will be shown on the big screen in the bar.

See you soon!

Any Colour as long as its GREEN!

The Quiet Site has won Cumbria Tourism’s 2012 award for Sustainable Tourism – a major recognition of its success in combining green values with a high quality visitor experience.
 In the same week, we have attained a Gold level Green Tourism Business Scheme (GTBS) accreditation and believes we may be the first Cumbrian holiday park to attain the Gold grading. 
These two  awards complement our David Bellamy Gold environmental award  and certainly underline our comitment to sustainability.

Gold Award from Green Tourism May 2012

We were all delighted to hear that we have been awarded GOLD in the Green Tourism Business Award Scheme. We are the first holiday park in Cumbria to be awarded this prestigious award. Below is the opening paragraph of the report:

The Quiet Site is located in a stunning rural location overlooking Ullswater in the heart of the Lake District National Park and enters the GTBS scheme with a GOLD award. Daniel has ensured that sustainability is at the heart of the day to day operation of the site and has already installed some significant energy and water saving measures.

Highlights from the audit include solar hot water, solar PV, locally made camping pods, a full reed bed water

treatment system and some good local produce use in the retail area and bar. Of particular note are the full range of water saving and reduction measures in place in an area traditionally enjoying high rainfall, including aerated taps and showers, push taps, low flush toilets and rainwater harvesting for said toilets.

 

This award complements our David Bellamy Gold environmental award and has given us plenty to think about!

 

Finalists unveiled for the 10th Cumbria Tourism Awards

 

In the last few days the Judges have been meeting to go through the entries submitted for this year’s Cumbria Tourism Awards to draw up a shortlist of finalists across the 12 categories.

 

The Quiet Site is delighted to have been chosen as one of the 3 finalists for the Sustainable Tourism Award sponsored by the Lake District National Park.

 

Dozens of businesses from around the county including ones from Brampton, Penrith, Keswick, Whitehaven, Carlisle, Windermere, Eskdale, Ravenglass, Grasmere, Ulverston, Barrow and Kirkby Lonsdale have entered the 10th annual Cumbria Tourism Awards. The lucky shortlisted businesses in each category are set to find out shortly if they are to attend the glitzy black tie award ceremony and compete for the honour of being recognised as the best in Cumbria in their respective category at the awards presentation, which is being held at Rheged on 24th May, starting at 6.00pm.

 

 

 

New Year Quiz raises £120 for the Air Ambulance

New year in the Quiet Site bar was greatly enjoyed by all. £120 was raised by the quiz teams.  Thanks again goes to Chris Durham for organising the quiz and hosting the event so well.  All our touring pitches were filled for the New year break so book early to avoid disappointment!

We have a couple of long stay pitches available for next season.  If you are interested please contact the office.

 

Holiday Caravan for sale

A very nice holiday caravan has just come up for sale.   It has 10 years left on it lease and boasts central heating, double glazing and a lake view!  Please call 07894160211 for more details.

The Quiet Site wins at HOYS!

This month Dougal and George made their debut at the prestigious Horse Of The Year Show.  George can often be found behind the shop till during the school holidays helping out.  The Quiet Site sponsor the pair providing rugs and transport. They have had an excellent summer winning many national classes so we were delighted when they won their class becoming champions for the year!

Autumn News

We have one definite pitch for a new holiday home.  This will be available in November. The choice of van is yours and the lease is available for up to 15 years.  Come and have a look at what could be your perfect holiday retreat!

 

The thermal solar panels have generated in excess of  28000 Kw hours worth of hot water this summer. The lovely sunny weather has helped. We are using around half the gas that we used before the solar panels were fitted.

 

Our 'allweather' pitches come into their own at this time of the year and along with the heated camping Pods have enabled us to keep fairly busy so far this autumn.

 

The Quiet Site cottages sleep up to 15 in Luxury and are available for week bookings and short breaks throughout the winter months. Some special offers apply.

HOYS debut
This month Dougal and George make their debut at the prestigious Horse Of The Year Show.  George can often be found behind the shop till during the school holidays helping out.  The Quiet Site sponsor the pair providing rugs and transport. They have had an excellent summer winning many national classes so fingers and hooves crossed! for HOYS.

Facebook  We are now on Facebook,  Welcome!   www.thequietsite.co.uk

Current Special Offers
We have lots of offers on for the winter months.  They change every few weeks so keep an eye on this link:  Accommodation Special Offers.  Forget New England, try old Cumbria for the autumn colours!

Stayed with us Before?
We’d love to hear about it.   We are committed to constantly improving everyone's holiday experience at The Quiet Site, and one way we can do this is by listening to what you, our guests, tell us after your visit.  At www.ratethispark.co.uk/TheQuietSite there is a simple questionnaire which allows you to rate different aspects of your stay. Good, bad or indifferent, we'd love to know!  Thank you for giving us your thoughts - and for helping us make The Quiet Site even better for your next visit!

Hello and Goodbye
This month we said goodbye to Mick and Parul.  They have been with us for 4 years and have worked incredibly hard.  They have just got married and we all wish them well in their new lives together. Good Luck! 
New staff starting include Sam (please direct any fishing questions here please!) and local boy Paul.  Paul also works as a walking guide so will be pleased to help you plan your route.  In the office Ros and Lee-anne will continue to bring organisation and humour to your holiday experience.
Premier Parks.  The Quiet Site has been invited to join the prestigious Premier Parks group.

Cumbria Tourism Awards
Having eaten virtually nothing for for two weeks to squeeze into the trusted suit we all set off for the Awards ceremony, this year held in a super Kendal hotel.  We had been nominated by industry experts for two awards this year, Sustainable business of the year and Holiday park of the year. Last year we were runner up in the Holiday park of the year and sadly we were pipped again this year (remember Richard Burton and Cary Grant never won an Oscar..) 
No matter, we still had the Sustainable award to be anounced.  The suit creaked as the nominations were read out. Guess what, pipped again, this time by the local business 'Ullswater Steamers'.   So Ullswater took first and second which, looking at the big picture, has to be a good thing.  We are now going forward to compete in the National Visit England Awards for Excellence.   Again, fingers and hooves crossed!

Double Nomination!

May 2011

This month we are delighted to have been nominated for two awards; Cumbrian Campsite of the Year and Cumbrian Sustainable Business of the Year.  We have reached the last three in each category and will find out in June how we have done.  These nominations reflect how hard our staff and technical team have worked over the last few years.  Thank you!

As fuel prices rise our sister company 'Lakes Caravan Storage' is enjoying another good year. If you fancy having your tourer stored 5 minutes from the J40 of the M6 please let us know.  Caravans using this storage facility qualify for free delivery and collection to The Quiet Site.    www.lakescaravanstore.co.uk

The beauty of the lake district  attracts over 15 million visitors each year. Many come to walk the fells. But this huge number of visitors leave a mark on the landscape. We are now fundraising for the Fix the Fells project through the local charity Nurture Lakeland. Donation Boxes are positioned in the bar and shop.

We have a new  Holiday Home for sale which is available now! Please contact the office on 07894160211 if you are interested.

Sun and Trees

April 2011

The new solar panels which have been doing very good business over the last few weeks. They have generated more than  200 KWhrs each day for the whole of April. This is a massive 6000 KWhrs for the month of April, or approximately 1.3 tonnes of carbon saved.

April has also seen the planting of nearly 1000 trees.  These will provide a great habitat for local wildlife, a natural screen for pitches and a fuel supply for our hungry wood burners in the years to come. Varieties include Silver Birch, Hazel, Rowan, Wild Cherry, Holly, Ash, Crab Apple and Oak. The Woodland trust has recommended tree types and quantities after analysing our projected usage figures over the next two decades. This ongoing programme will enable our fossil fuel requirements to be virtually eliminated in the service block and bar. 

Ladies services open for Mothers day!

March 2011

The refurbished ladies opened on 1st April, just in time for Mothers Day.

Underfloor heating, resin floor, free hairdryers, new partitions and loads of mirrors make it all very posh! As ever Peter the accountant is grumbling but hopefully everyone who uses them will be a little happier!

The last sloping area of the camping field has now been terraced. The days of rolling out of bed while camping at The Quiet Site are now behind you.  The new terraces have been designed to cater for larger tents and most have lake views.  Happy Camping!

 

 

Ladies makeover

February 2011

It's goodbye to the old and hello to the new. The ladies refurbishment has begun.  A new floor with underfloor heating will form the base of some very smart new facilities.

While the work is being carried out during February the family bathrooms will be reserved for just women and children. 

This picture shows the old ladies toilets during their last moments of life.

Due to the wonder of ebay the old cubicles live on and have have emigrated to Scotland!

£210 raised for Cumbrian air ambulance

January 2011

The 2010 new year's eve Quiet Quiz raised £210 for the Cumbrian Air Ambulance.  Everyone had a good time and congratulations to the winners; Mr Rowe and his talented team. They chose the 3 day break at The Quiet Site from the prizes, could they possibly be returning for the 2011 quiz? 

Thank you to all who took part, Chris Durham the Quizmaster and also The Rampsbeck Hotel and Greystones Farm shop for helping our with the prizes.

See you all next year!

Quiet Site Gift Vouchers

November 2010

What do you get someone who has everything?

Quiet Site Gift Vouchers are available for any amount.  Simply ring 07768727016 or email info@thequietsite.co.uk to order a present you will all enjoy!

Stayed Recently?

November 2010

We’d love to hear about it

We are committed to constantly improving everyone's holiday experience at The Quiet Site, and one way we do this is by listening to what you, our guests, tell us after their visit.

At www.ratethispark.co.uk/TheQuietSite there is a simple questionnaire which allows you to rate different aspects of your stay. Good, bad or indifferent, we'd love to know!

It won't take long - but we do realise that time is money. That is why you can enter into the £1000 cash draw taking place in November.

Thank you for giving us your thoughts - and for helping us make The Quiet Site even better for your next visit!

Just click on  www.ratethispark.co.uk/TheQuietSite.

Heating arrives in the Pods!

October 2010

Heating has arrived for the Pods in time for the winter! The radiator will keep the sheep wool insulated Pods nice and snug whatever the temperature outside.

We have also added an electric light as well as a plug socket for charging blow up beds, phones and laptaps. 

Discount at Ullswater Steamers

September 2010

Anyone staying at The Quiet Site is entitled to 10% off any fare on Ullswater Steamers. Please ask in the shop for a voucher.

www.ullswater-steamers.co.uk

David Bellamy Gold Conservation Award 2010

September 2010

 

We are delighted that Professor Bellamy has again awarded The Quiet Site with his Gold enviromental accolade. We think that The Quiet Site sets the pace for Sustainable Tourism and it looks like the Professor may agree!

Here comes the Sun..

August 2010

The Service block got a new sun hat this month in the shape of 35 square meters of solar panels.  These are to be used to heat water.  A 1000 litre tank is used to store this solar heated water at temperatures up to 85 degrees C.  This tank is used to feed a smaller tank which is kept at 65 degrees C which is in turn blended down to a shower temperature of  around 40 degrees C.

The whole system is fully automated and tells us exactly how many Kilo Watt hours have been produced by the solar panels. It works even when there is no direct sunlight, all that is needed is a differential in temperature between the panels and the solar tank.

We expect carbon savings in the region of 70%.

 

 

On Line Booking

July 2010

The Quiet Site has joined with Cumbria Tourism to offer an online booking service.  You can now now choose a pitch, select your dates and pay on line 24 hours a day!

This booking system runs on a secure server. All your personal and payment details will be encrypted and cannot be read as the information is transferred over the internet.

Bookings will remain provisional until confirmed by the office.

To take advantage of this new service please click below.

http://www.golakes.co.uk/camping-and-touring/Penrith-Touring-Park-The-Quiet-Site-Caravan-Park/details/?dms=2&pid=5062893&at=CP#Availability

Bubbly Water 00oooooo

June 2010

To reduce the amount of mains water we use here at The Quiet Site we have invested in aerated showers and taps.  The entire gents showers and all the ladies taps have been renewed with more to follow.

(Its a bit like aero chocolate, but with water.)


Air is bubbled in with the water, thus reducing the amount of water used but allowing a soft bubbly flow without any reduction in water pressure. It is virtually impossible for even the most discerning of customers to detect that the shower is using around half of the water needed for a super top shower!

The only downside is that they require significant investment...

 

Holiday park of the Year, 'Runner up'

May 2010

The Quiet  Site staff swapped their everyday clothes for Black ties and evening gowns to attend this month's Cumbria Tourism Awards, the holiday industry's version of the Oscars!

We were all delighted when The Quiet Site was announced runner up in the category 'Holiday Park of the Year 2010'

"It certainly makes all the hard work worthwhile" said Daniel Holder.  "The dedication of our team and the loyalty of our customers have been rewarded by this award.  We are already looking forward to next year's ceremony!"

Soft Play arrives

April 2010

The Toddlers room has been transformed into a haven for the young ones!  A custom made soft play centre has been installed taking up nearly half the room.  This area is only open during bar hours.

Gents Showers get a makeover!

March 2010

At last the long awaited gent’s showers and toilets have been reopened.

We hope that the under floor heating, resin floor and smart new cubicles all help make the wait worthwhile!

We have tried to get as much natural light as possible by incorporating two huge Velux windows into the roof. We can open these when the weather is warm and they close automatically if it rains..  All lights are operated by movement sensors and the heating is thermostatically controlled.

 

Wood Fuel

February 2010

The Quiet Site has become fully sufficient for wood fuel. This fuel is used to heat the bar and cottages.

A programe of felling and planting will slowly restore the native broadleaf trees that our wildlife enjoy.

Views Restored

January 2010

40 mature pine trees have been felled at The Quiet Site to restore the views enjoyed 30 years ago.  These felled trees have been replaced with 150 young Beech and Birch trees. 

New Bar Roof

 

February 2009

The existing bar roof had been keeping out the worst Cumbrian weather for over 400 years. At last the time had come to replace it.  Obviously the job had to be tackled when the site was 'quiet' but little did we realise that as we removed the first slate it would rain for 6 weeks without a break!

 As anyone who has ever been in the bar will know, the roof with its exposed beams and vaulted ceilings is one of the main things that make the bar have such a special atmosphere.

Many of the rotten beams, trusses and every purlin were replaced with new.  The whole wooden structure was then sandblasted and oiled thus making it virtually impossible to see the new from old.

The roof was then insulated to Scandinavian standards. The whole space is heated using just a large open fire and a wood burner powered central Heating system. No fossil fuels needed here!

 

First camping POD arrives..

June 2008

The first camping POD arrived this month.  These 'wooden tents' offer a little more protection against the elements than canvas.  They enable the camping experience to become a little bit more weather independent!

New Holiday Cottages

March 2008

We have recently bought the two cottages adjacent to The Quiet Site. They have been renovated and will be rented out for holiday use. This project has taken less than 12 months but has been a very challenging time!  Cumbria Tourism has graded Ivy Cottage with four stars and Watermillock Cottage has achieved the top grade of 5 stars.

Ivy Cottage sleeps 6 and Watermillock Cottage sleeps 9. They can be rented individually or as one.  The garden boasts a sunken trampoline and a play house with real lights!

Two more family Bathrooms

January 2008

We have now finished two more family bathrooms at The Quiet Site bringing the total numer to three.  These are available on a first come first served basis.

Old Technology...New Treatment Plant..

August 2007

The old mechanical water treatment plant has been replaced with a Reed Bed.  This system of cleaning grey water by passing it very slowly across an area inhabited by millions of hungry bugs has been used for 100's of years.  Many landowners built reed beds throughout the centuries, and the Victorians were great advocates until the grand building and chemical revolution got underway. Reed beds were a prime target for ‘updating’ our ablution facilities, because their replacements gave rise to greater profit opportunities.

We like them because they use no fossil fuels, have no moving parts, they are natural but mostly because to say that you have a reed bed in your back garden just sounds so cool!

Some of the clean water leaving the reed bed is pumped back up to the toilets to be used for flushing.  Recycling water makes sense in both business and environmental terms.

 

 

Live music at its best in probably the best bar in Britain..

29th Boogie Woogie Will entertains on the piano..

30th Fiona sings with guitar, lovely..

31st Pete Lashley entertains with a wide selection of music. Banjo and guitar

1st Lewes the table magician starts the new year here!

Live music at its best in probably the best bar in Britain..

29th Boogie Woogie Will entertains on the piano..

30th Fiona sings with guitar, lovely..

31st Pete Lashley entertains with a wide selection of music. Banjo and guitar

1st Lewes the table magician starts the new year here!