A picturesque campsite near Keswick with several comfortable ‘hobbit holes’ offers Lord of the Rings fans and nature lovers a unique camping experience.

The Quiet Site, in Penrith, Cumbria, is an award-winning, eco-friendly holiday park that offers spaces for camping and glamping, as well as an on-site cafe, zero waste shop and ‘old world bar. Which dates back to 1680.

Among the many accommodation options at the carbon neutral campsite, there are 15 comfortable “Hobbit Holes”.

Built into the hillside and overlooking the spectacular Ullswater Valley, each includes a spacious underground living area with a kettle, microwave, fridge, toilet and sink, as well as a comfortable sleeping ledge.

There is also a large sheltered outdoor patio with two lounge chairs and a picnic table, perfect for barbecues or al fresco dining.



Each Hobbit Hole has a spacious but private outdoor patio with two lounge chairs and a picnic table.

Despite their namesake, the unique rental properties are actually four times the size of a standard camping pod, accommodating up to two adults and four children.

Guests also have access to The Quiet Site’s incredible range of amenities, which includes modern shower blocks, dog toilets, shoes and bikes, a children’s playroom with foosball and air hockey, a book exchange library, laundry room and even a meeting room.

A statement on the website adds, “They’re superbly insulated, energy efficient, secure, and virtually invisible unless you know where to look… hobbits like to blend in with the local landscape!”

Unsurprisingly, the original yet practical “Hobbit Holes” proved to be a big hit with more than JR Tolkien’s “The Hobbit” fans.

Tripadvisor users took to the recommendation site to praise the lovely places, as well as the entire campsite, which has an overall rating of 4.5 out of five and 689 “excellent” reviews.



The spacious “Hobbit Houses” can accommodate up to two adults and four children.

One wrote: “I spent two nights in a Hobbit Hole and it was perfect, so relaxing and peaceful.

“It’s a lovely site, very helpful, organized, friendly and clean.”

Another recent visitor commented, “Love this place and highly recommend it. ”

“From the location to the fabulous accommodation and facilities this is by far the best site I have stayed at.
“Hobbit holes are original, comfortable and functional.

“Can’t wait to go back in October.”

A third wrote of their Hobbit Hole trip: “Perfect for a night in the lakes.

“The site was welcoming, clean and well maintained.



Built into the hillside and overlooking the spectacular Ullswater Valley, The Quiet Site’s Hobbit Holes offer incredible views for campers and glampers alike.

“All staff were busy either welcoming guests or keeping abreast of COVID protocols.

“The view was beautiful and exactly what we were looking for.”

“We will definitely recommend and come back. ”

According to their website, up to 80 percent of visitors to The Quiet Site are loyal customers.

Many reviewers have also praised the delicious pancakes and pizzas available at the venue’s aptly named restaurant, The Quiet Bite, as well as the ‘quirky’ bar, which has a large open fireplace.

Customers can expect fresh bread and croissants at the holiday park’s zero-waste shop, according to reviews.

Despite being in the heart of the Lake District National District, the Quiet Site is just 10 minutes from the M6, and guests can reach Keswick in 25 minutes.



The award-winning, eco-friendly holiday park The Quiet Site features an on-site cafe, zero-waste shop, and an ‘old world’ bar dating back to 1680.

Ambleside, meanwhile, is just a 50-minute drive away.

Visitors can find world-class attractions such as the Aira Force Waterfalls, Ullswater Steamboats, and Lowther Castle, all a short distance from the site.

Luckily for dog owners, “Hobbit Holes” are dog friendly, which means your four-legged friend can go with them as well.

The Quiet Site also offers a number of luxury cottages, glamping cabins, camping pods, and RV, caravan and tent pitches, as well as its recently unveiled ‘Gingerbread Houses’.

The sustainability-focused campsite has already won the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Sustainable Development and the Green Tourism Gold Award, as well as the AA Holiday Park of the Year award.

Prices range from £ 85 to £ 150 per night in a ‘Hobbit Hole’, for a maximum of two adults and four children.

More information and reservation here.

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