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35 entries.
Caroline Goddard Caroline Goddard from Axminster wrote on 13/09/2022 at 8:38 pm
We broke our journey with a stay for one night at The Ashes on our way to the West coast of Scotland. We were blown away, even though it was getting late (we did ring ahead as we were held up on our way from Devon) we were shown to a choice of pitches and the welcome pack of Kendal mint cake was a lovely touch. The grounds are beautifully tended, the showers were spotlessly clean, there is even a dog exercise area. Our only complaint is no other site we stayed at could compare! We were totally blown away and would definitely stay again!
Ian Day Ian Day from Lincoln wrote on 04/09/2022 at 1:17 pm
Stayed in campervan for one night. Really nice site offering excellent facilities. Use again no problem.
Glen and Rob Glen and Rob from Bearsted wrote on 15/08/2022 at 8:05 pm
We were very lucky to find this booking last minute after a disappointing booking nearby. Love, love, love this site spotlessly clean facilities, beautifully tended gardens and fully serviced pitches the only downside is that we are only booked for 1 night. Highly recommend this site x
Julie Simpkins Julie Simpkins from Staffordshire Moorlands wrote on 03/07/2022 at 11:15 pm
Well, where do we begin to tell you all what a fabulous site The Ashes in Kendal is. The booking process was excellent, Rachel was very helpful and managed to extend our booking at very short notice. We arrived on site, to be welcomed by Fred, what a wonderful person he is, not only did he show us to our pitch, but he also helped us to unhook and set up: this has never happened before at any site we have stayed at. Nothing was too much trouble, we felt very valued as customers. Val welcomed us with a pack of three, Kendal Mint Cake bars, what a lovely gesture, again this has never happened before at any site we have stayed at. Fred maintains the site to the highest of standards, the array of well-manicured flower beds and plant pots is lovely to see. The views of the countryside are breath taking, the site is very quiet, you can hear the birds sing all day long. It was lovely to see all the animals, sheep, cattle, and horses; it was fascinating to see the farmer train his sheep dogs in a field below the site. There are around 24 pitches in total, and we would say that 50% of these are seasonal pitches; the seasonal caravaners are all warm and welcoming. The pot wash facilities are spotless and even though there is only one sink, we never saw any queues. The toilet and shower facilities are maintained to a very high standard, there are two showers in total but again even though the site was full there was never any queues to use them; Showers and toilets are cleaned between 4-5, we personally thought this was an excellent idea as we like to take things easy when on holiday. We will return to The Ashes as it is an excellent location for anyone wishing to tour the Lake District and Yorkshire Moors. Thank you Val, Fred and Natalie for making our stay so enjoyable.
Maxine Patterson Maxine Patterson from SEDGEFIELD CO. DURHAM wrote on 03/06/2022 at 7:25 pm
An amazing Platinum Jubilee picnic organised by Val, Fred and Rachel for all the caravanners and local people from the village. Wonderful afternoon, thank you for making this such a special event.
Wendy Sloan Wendy Sloan from Barrow-in-Furness wrote on 30/05/2022 at 6:50 pm
What a wonderful peaceful site so glad we came across it.. we will definitely be returning as soon as we can. Excellent dog play area. Grounds spotless and well maintained. Owners are so helpful they go out of their way to help you enjoy your stay
Sandra and Paul Grice Sandra and Paul Grice from Stamford wrote on 29/05/2022 at 7:38 pm
An absolute diamond of a park , fabulous scenery spotless facilities, and park. Sych a lovely, friendly welcome , thank you Fred for your help. We will definitely be returning
Angela Parker Angela Parker from Louth, lincolnshire wrote on 23/05/2022 at 8:33 pm
What a great site. It is in the perfect location with stunning scenery. The facilities were spotless and the hosts Val and Fred were lovely. I emailed to ask for a pitch near the shower block for medical reasons and we were right next door. Perfect pitch for us. We will definitely be back, many thanks.
Sue wright Sue wright from Southport wrote on 25/04/2022 at 9:29 am
Lovely, small site, perfectly kept. The owners are both very welcoming & helpful, even gave us a selection of Kendal mint cake on arrival. Showers & toilets are immaculate, the fenced in dog run was perfect for our two to run around & let off steam. The wi-if was excellent- kept our fire stick going with no issues. Nothing but fields around the site, gorgeous views & the only noise was from the sheep. We only stayed two nights but wished it was longer. We’ll definitely be back soon.
Maxine and Alan Maxine and Alan from SEDGEFIELD CO. DURHAM wrote on 23/04/2022 at 2:53 pm
Another Spring at the Ashes Caravan Park; so glad to be back. Quiet, restful surroundings, beautifully clean shower block and ever helpful Fred, Rachel and Val. Happy 2022!
Matthew Matthew from Hull wrote on 19/04/2022 at 8:04 pm
Stayed here last week during Easter. It was a very last minute booking for myself and a friend with our camper vans. Not only where the views surrounding the area stunning but the park itself was amazing. On arrival we were made to feel very very welcome getting given Kendal cake to try for the first time and the facilities are some of the best I’ve ever stayed at. The showers and toilets were always getting cleaned and the underfloor heating was a bonus! Each pitch had everything you could have wanted and if it’s something you look for the wifi was also brilliant. Overall the stay was fantastic and we ended up staying an extra night than we thought because of it! Couldn’t recommend more and we will 100% returning. Thank you for the lovely stay!
Andy Earl Andy Earl from Oxford wrote on 17/09/2021 at 4:34 pm
This caravan park is set amongst the most stunning scenery and is spotlessly clean throughout. Val was most accommodating and found us a space so we could arrive on Saturday evening then move to another pitch for a further 3 nights. We enjoyed our stay and will definitely return again in the future.
Edith Bickley Edith Bickley from Please choose... Staffordshire wrote on 12/09/2021 at 9:14 am
Well what can I say we had a fantastic holiday peace and quiet toilet and shower block very high standard lovely for the dog would recommend and a big thank you to Valerie and Fred for making us welcome and a big thank you to Fred for helping with the awning .
Robert Austin Robert Austin from Huthwaite wrote on 07/09/2021 at 8:38 am
Thanks for a warm welcome..the place was super clean and well kept.. absolute pleasure to stay here..10 out of 10 Rob & Deb
Colin Burns Colin Burns from Bordon wrote on 01/09/2021 at 4:31 pm
Very clean site quite had 2 weeks but wish it was more. Lots of places to go near by. Hope to go back next year
Margaret Margaret from Wirral wrote on 17/08/2021 at 8:35 pm
A beautiful site in a lovely location. Spotless facilities and well kept pitches. One of the best we have stayed on.
Trussler’s Trussler’s from Herefordshire wrote on 17/08/2021 at 5:24 pm
We found the campsite to be well organised very clean,tidy and quiet .The owners were warm and welcoming and very helpful nothing was to much trouble .The position had great access to the lakes and dales perfect for us ,we will definitely stay again in the future.
Tam Paula claridge Tam Paula claridge from Old struan wrote on 06/08/2021 at 8:38 am
Very beautiful site very generous hosts nothing too much trouble, 1st time on non club site we will be back for sure, if star ratings work it's a 10 from us
Sally Norton Sally Norton from Pickering wrote on 01/08/2021 at 6:50 pm
Our first stay in the Swaledale shepherds hut. Absolutely fantastic accommodation, Amazing layout in the hut and includes own bathroom with shower. Have booked to stay again as we loved it so much. Thank you Val and Fred 10/10
Amanda Taylor Amanda Taylor from Slaithwaite wrote on 29/07/2021 at 4:53 pm
We booked 2 overnights separated by a weekend at this delightful site nestling in the hills. On each occasion we were greeted promptly and efficiently and quickly directed to our pitch. A sense of peace and oneness with the clouds and landscape soon swept over us. The facilities were kept spotless. A return for a longer stay is definitely on the TO DO list. Thankyou so much for providing this site!

324 Comments on “Guest Book

  1. This was our first outing in our new caravan. Stayed for 3 night. Fabulously peaceful and quiet site with wonderful surrounding views and walks. Immaculate site. Weather wasn’t kind so will come back when the sun shines.
    Many thanks
    Linda and Ian

    • Hi Linda and Ian. Thank you for your great comments. We are so glad you enjoyed your time at The Ashes and we look forward to welcoming you back very soon. Thanks again, from all at The Ashes

    • Glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. Looking forward to welcoming you back soon. Best wishes from all at The Ashes

  2. What a wonderful site, security barrier, level hardstandings, very clean facilities, even a heated floor in the shower! A welcome pack including free Kendal Mint Cake, very reasonably priced & wonderful owners & wardens. What more could you want? Thank you Valerie & Co great stay.

    • Thank you so much..Its always great to hear great comments like these and always a pleasure to meet lovely guests. Hope you will be back to stay with us again soon. Best wishes from all at The Ashes

  3. Would like to add a comment about this little gem of a caravan site. Thank you Valerie for the very welcome treat of kendal mint cake on arrival, such a lovely surprise . Thanks also to Mike & Christine for your assistance when our caravan charger decided to break down, without your help we would have had to cut our holiday short !!
    This 5 star caravan park is in a beautiful, peaceful part of the stunning county of Cumbria, it is perfectly located within easy reach of all the lakes and pretty villages. The site is kept immaculately clean by wardens Christine and Mike who are also on hand and very helpful. I would recommend anyone to visit this caravan site if you are visiting Cumbria and will certainly be a repeat customer … thank you Ashes for making our break better .

    • Thank you for your great comments. Its always a pleasure to welcome such lovely people and we are extremely happy to discover you have enjoyed your time with us. We aim to provide a tranquil and peaceful environment for our guests and pride ourselves with the service we provide. Its lovely to hear this shows and we are extremely happy when we receive such a wonderful recommendation. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon. Thank you again. Best wishes, Val, Christine and Mike.

  4. Had a quick last minute visit to this wonderful site over the August bank holiday. This is a repeat visit for us after 2 years. It was wonderful still, quiet and tranquil, and immaculate.
    We look forward to visiting again next year hopefully on a more regular basis.

    • Thank you for your lovely comments. Its always a pleasure welcoming back guests and we look forward to seeing you again very soon. Come back and visit us anytime.

  5. We decided to go to the lakes for a few days to have a break from our work,we wanted a quiet place to stop at,we came off the A6and pulled into a lay-by,I got my phone out and looked at places to stop,first one to come up was The ashes we looked at a few more but decided to give it a try,we decided we was going to go to different places in the lakes,we pulled up at the gates and went to the reception was told to go down to the gates we met a nice couple who guided us to a pitch,we parked up and settled in we just thought it was for a day and we would move to another place the next day, well we was very pleased with the staff and site no one under 18 was the rule the next day we paid again then the next day,well we decided to stop 6 days in total it was lovely,clean and tidy, we will be going back again soon and think we will pay for the days we are up there instead of a day by day,we came stressed out and went home chilled out we would like to thank the owner and staff at the ashes thank you and will see you again Kev and Kev

    • Thank you for your excellent comments. Its great to know you enjoyed your stay, and even better that you extended your time with us. We pride ourselves in offering a peaceful environment and its always good to hear this stood out. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon. Thank you again, from all at The Ashes.

  6. A wonderful site! Perfect peace and quiet. Just what was needed. Beautifully kept grounds and the facilities are absolutely spotless. Will definitely come back.

    • We would love to welcome you back. Thank you for the lovely comments. Great to hear you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you again very soon. Thanks again, from all at The Ashes

  7. thanks for a wonder stay ,this is a lovely quiet site,just the sheep to listen to,every where was spotless,good area for dog and some lovely walks,our rottie love it,christine mike and val were wonderful keep up good work,will be back when up that way
    thank david and sue

    • Thanks for your great comments. So glad you enjoyed your stay at The Ashes. We would love to welcome you back anytime and it was a pleasure meeting you. Thanks again, Val, Christine and Mike.

  8. We stayed for six nights recently and it was one of the best experiences ever. Christine and Mike, the managers, were so helpful from start to finish. It’s so quiet, even when the park was full at the weekend it didn’t get noisy. Just the way we like it.

    The toilet block was always spotless and everybody respected that and looked after it, which was lovely. That really helped to make you feel you were staying with like-minded people.

    We’re already planning our next visit to the site.

    • Many thanks for your lovely comments. We are so pleased you have enjoyed your visit and extremely happy to know you have had an excellent experience at The Ashes. We hope you will be back to visit soon and look forward to providing an equally great atmosphere for your next holiday. Thank you again, Val.