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Review Cross Dormont on Tripadvisor

Stayed July 2015 as a family of four.

We decided to spend a short holiday in the Lake District (family of four) over a long weekend in July 2015.  We were recommended the location by Friends.  The camping location had a wonderful view (similar to going to the Cinema); what ever location on the field you pitched you had a great view of the scenery.  It does not have rows and rows of shower blocks, bouncy castles or power pick up's etc  however, it also did not have wall to wall tents which we witnessed at the other local campsites. As far as we were concerned it offered 'Great value', clean and tidy camping with a great cinematic view of Ullswater.  A Farm with a camp site - A little gem in the Lakes - would recommend.

Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple

My husband and I stayed here for 5 days, a few weeks ago. The campsites down the road were crowded and busy and gave us the fear. Dormont Cross was a little haven for us; quiet, basic facilities (hot showers and water at the sinks though) and the most stunning view over the lake from our position on the elevated camping ground. Sitting outside in the evening watching the sunset in the peace and quiet was bliss.We even had our own picnic table outside our tent.The owners were really welcoming and helpful and great for local info. There is a fantastic walk up the hills, starting directly behind the farmhouse. We would head straight for this campsite if we visited the lakes again. If you want a quiet , relaxing camp, this is the place.

Stayed August 2014

Last weekend of the summer holidays and all the other oversized, over organised campsites were brimming over. However at around 9:30 pm we happened across this little place, pitched tent and turned in. The next morning we awoke to good views, alpacas and only five other groups on the whole field. Facilities are basic (just what we were after) but perfectly good. The camping site is simply a sloping grassy field. Owners were friendly and helpful.
Showers 50p.
No electric hookup
2 man tent £15 per night

Stayed May 2014 

This camp site is fantastic for kids...lots to do, good entertainment for all the family. Take ways to take back to you tent or just eat in like i did. Would definately reccommend this a famiky holiday, I took my grandson Jack and he loved every minute of his first camping trip...will defo take him again

Stayed August 2013

I liked this campsite because it wasn't crowded like all the others. The facilities were basic but bearable. The views were amazing! We pitched on the hill to be away from families which was a bit uncomfortable when sleeping. A large part of the field is flat though. We had two 4man tents and two 2man tents, it cost £128 all together for two nights. Not bad between 7 people! A friendly middle aged couple own the site and run a farm next to it.The site is right next to the river it's an easy walk to the shore. At the entrance there is a sign directing campers to the bungalow to pay. Up the track there is a tree swing and taps are dotted around so easy ti get water. Pooley Bridge is about 3km away.

Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple  

We went to this campsite following reading the previous reviews and wanted to see for ourselves. It is on an elevated position with panoramic views on all sides with the lake and fells to the front and wonderful views of the fells behind. There are walks nearby and a 30 min walk into Pooley Bridge where there are shops and pubs.
The facilities are very basic with one shower per male/female and an additional charge of 50 pence for 3 minutes ( not a good idea to have one when its dark!!)
The campsite is on a working farm with cattle, sheep and alpaca's.


Stayed August 2012

We stayed bank holiday Aug 2011. A large field and plenty of room to pitch up especially on a bank holiday weekend with no up front booking. You picked your pitch, it does slope but some areas are quite flat so no problem. Relaxed campsite with basic facilities and beautiful views. We met friends there as most campsites in lakes don't want groups of people. I don't think there was electric hook up but who cares if you are a proper camper! Camper vans and caravans were also there so u might need a generator.

Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple

This site must have one of the best views of Ullswater. The whole camping field slopes down towards the water, although there’s plenty of flat to pitch up. This means that where ever you site your tent you have a fantastic view of the lake, (see pix!) We spent the morning watching the Ullswater Steamers go back and forth. Overnight it was a little windy but as we only stayed for one night this could have been a one off. The toilets are clean, but a little dated, (that lost a star). We had wanted to stay in a more popular camp at the other end of the water but that was full. I’m glad we opted for Cross Dormont as the views were much better than others we have stayed in round the water. If you want simple no frills camping with a view to die for then this is your site.