Discover the Lake District from our Campsite on the shores of Ullswater

Welcome to Waterside House: A Lake District Campsite on Ullswater

Waterside House is a family-run campsite alongside a working farm and has been in the same family for 5 generations. Perfectly positioned at the foot of Barton Fell, it is an ideal base for mountain biking, walking, sailing, fishing, and paddleboarding or simply relaxing.



Key Facilities
  • Toilet Facilities
  • Hot Showers
  • Shop
  • Wifi (Reception Area)
  • Boat Hire
  • Disabled facilities (Toilet and Shower)
  • Cafe
  • Pot wash areas
  • Laundry
  • Calor Gas Exchange
Pitches Available
  • Grass Pitch (non-electric)
  • All weatherElectric Hook Up
  • Premium lakeside Electric hook up
  • Glamping Pods
  • Tipi Tents for Hire

At Waterside Campsite we try to maintain a laid-back and relaxed atmosphere, full of like-minded people who are here to enjoy the great outdoors. As the campsite sits at the base of Barton Fell, on the shores of Ullswater, it is the ideal location for getting out there and making some lifelong memories. We accept tents, campervans, motorhomes and caravans and also offer some accommodation of our own, with Camping Pods and Tipis in our secluded glamping area overlooking the lake.


The Campsite doubles up as a working farm, dealing in cattle and sheep. At certain times of the year you may see lambs and calves in the on-site barn and pens or in the surrounding fields. There are working dogs on site, who can often be seen playing in the lake with children and other dogs during their down time!!


We enforce a strict noise curfew between 11pm and 8am, with reasonable noise and behaviour expected outside of these hours. As such, if you are looking for a place to party, you should look elsewhere!

A Working Farm and Campsite on the shore of Ullswater in the Lake District

Waterside House farm and Campsite have been run by the same family for five generations. 

The farmhouse is dated 1694 and is part of a working farm with land covering 279 acres. The farm is home to a flock of Swaledale Ewes, who spend most of their time in surrounding fields on the nearby Barton Fell.

At certain times of the year you may see the sheep being dipped or sheared, in the run up to Easter there will be lambs in the nearby fields and in the barn.  Cattle and calves are also reared here and can be seen in the fields around the campsite during the summer months.