Camping beside Ullswater lake in the Lake District

Waterside House is a beautifully situated, family run campsite along the northern shores of Ullswater in the Lake District.


Originally catering mainly to tents, the campsite is changing with the times and now also accommodates roof tents, campervans, motorhomes, and caravans.


Boasting 12 Premium Lakeside pitches (with electric hook up) that offer superb views over Ullswater. The campsite also has 54 hard-standing pea gravel pitches with electric hook up around the edges of the camping fields as well. For the traditional campers we have 3 fields of unmarked grass non-electric pitches.

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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

Map of the campsite

Here is our campsite map, you can see the Premium Lakeside pitches on the shores of Ullswater, labelled A-N.

You can then see the standard all-weather pitches with electric around the edges of the fields, labelled 1-54.

For the non-electric camping you have 3 fields of non-electric grass pitches, allowing you to choose your own camping location on a first come first served basis after checking in.

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The perfect base for adventure.

Whether you are an avid hiker, an extreme sports enthusiast or are looking for ways to occupy yourself on a rainy day, Waterside is the ideal starting location.

You can explore on foot, by bike, on a paddleboard or even on a boat with the Ullswater Steamer Pier around a mile away from the campsite. 

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