Windermere – Lakeside Glamping FAQs

How many does each Yurt sleep?

Our Yurts at our Windermere – Lakeside site can comfortably accommodate six people. Each has a double futon and four singles. During day the futons can be folded to make a pleasant seating area. All the beds come with freshly laundered, sheets, duvets and pillows.

Is a Yurt holiday suitable for children?

Yes, a yurt holiday is ideal for children as it is fun, different and above all, exciting. There are also loads of things to do both in the surrounding area and beyond.

Will I be warm enough?

Yes, the yurts are fully equipped with a 4 KW wood burning stove which will keep you all cosy and warm. We provide one large basket of seasoned wood and firelighters upon arrival. Further baskets of wood/kindling are available for sale on site.

Is the Yurt waterproof?

Yes the yurts are covered with a tough waterproof canvas layer which keep out the worst the Lake District weather can throw at it.

What are the check In-Out times

Guests can check in anytime after 4pm and check out is by 10am on the day of departure.

Are the yurts secure?

Yes, the yurts have lockable doors. However, please be aware that they are located on a campsite which is accessible to all. Long Valley Yurts takes no responsibility for any loss or damage incurred during your stay.

Do we need to bring bedding?

No, all your bedding is provided. Each yurt comes with freshly laundered sheets, pillows and duvets. Please note; beds are made up for the number of occupants shown on the booking confirmation. Also, the double bed is always set for two unless requested otherwise.

Can we bring our pet?

Yes, we have two pet friendly yurts on site (subject to availability). The cost is £5 / pet / night up to a maximum of two pets per yurt.

Our Windermere – Lakeside site is a wonderful place to bring your pet. Please note the following:

  • Whilst on site you have to keep your pet on lead at all times.
  • You must ALWAYS clean up after your dog(s).
  • Your dog must be vaccinated, preferably chipped and not be on the dangerous dogs list.

Please remember: your pet is your responsibility and must be under your control at all times for the happiness and safety of everyone, including your dog too. Please read the Terms & Conditions with regards to booking your pet in to stay with us before booking.

Should you wish to bring your pet and the dog friendly yurts are not available then they are still welcome however, we do not allow them inside yurts that are not dog friendly. Some guests have still brought their dog, but also brought along a dog bed and had the dog sleep in the car which can be parked close to the Yurts. Others have brought along a portable kennel which they have placed outside the door of the Yurt.

What do we need to bring with us?

We have tried to provide everything you might need to make your stay as relaxing and comfortable as possible. However there are a few things that you will need to bring from home.

  • We do not provide towels or tea towels
  • The Yurts do not have any refrigeration system so we recommend you to bring a cool box with cool bricks. Cool bricks can be re-frozen on site
  • A torch to find your way at night. It can get extremely dark especially when there is no moon to light your way.
  • While the Yurts do come fully equipped with a wood burning stove and duvets it can still get cold at night, so if you feel the cold bring along a couple of extra blankets, thermals and cold weather gear just in case.
  • Slippers, an absolute must for keeping the inside of the Yurt clean and your feet warm and toasty.
  • If you have them onesies are brilliant for the kids at night.

In addition, we advise you bring suitable clothes and footwear for all conditions, the weather can be somewhat un-predictable.

Click here to see a downloadable list of everything we provide.

What’s the weather going to do?

The Lake District weather is every changeable, when it’s good there is no better place to be. When it’s not so good it can be pretty bad. While the yurts do have a log burning stove which keeps them toasty and warm it is still well worth bringing some extra layers, thermals and waterproofs and extra blankets just in case.

What is there to do?

The simplest answer is everything and nothing. Whatever type of break you are looking for there is something here for everyone as the Lake District has a lot to offer. We have teamed up with outdoor activity providers and are now able to offer almost 40 different outdoor activities from rock climbing and canoeing to bushcraft and survival and many more! You can also go exploring the hills, valleys and lakes, taking photographs, reading, writing or just having a picnic, etc. However, if you choose to do nothing but just sit back, relax and enjoy being in a truly magical setting away from all the hustle and bustle of modern day life then that’s definitely available too.

Before you arrive you will be sent an information pack via e-mail  which gives you a comprehensive guide to what’s on in the Lakes and other visitor attractions for all ages. We have also included a list of Long Valley Yurts hot spots and recommendations of places we really like. We hope you will too. See the ‘Things To Do‘ section on the website for more information.

Where is the nearest food shop?

The Shell Service Station at Newby Bridge – A590, LA12 8ND (3 miles) has a well stocked shop selling almost everything you might need.

Booths supermarket is the nearest to the site located in Ulverston (11 miles). There is also a Co-Op, a number of great cafes and butchers in Coniston (10 miles). A great opportunity to shop locally, support the community and enjoy some of the delights Cumbria food producers have to offer.

Kendal (18 miles) has a Sainsbury’s, Morrison’s, ASDA, M&S and an Aldi, as well as a variety of independent shops and cafes.

Where is the nearest pub / restaurant?

The Eagles Head is the nearest pub. It’s a short drive from the site (4.5 miles) in the village of Satterthwaite.

The Eagles Head

With a roaring log burner keeping you cosy and with a spacious beer garden acting as a sun trap in the summer, it’s the perfect place to sit and enjoy the last of the sun as you watch it set over the stunning scenery of Grizedale. Muddy walkers, bikers, children + paws are all welcome.

Address: Satterthwaite, Ulverston LA12 8LN

Tel: 01229 860237

Where is the nearest pub / restaurant? (continued)

Just up the road (7 miles) is the Outgate Inn, a hidden gem that sits at the heart of the tiny Lakeland hamlet whose name it shares. Home to some of the best beers and well-kept cask ales, a list of very drinkable wines and a growing reputation for its menu.

The Outgate Inn –

Further afield you are spoilt for choice, Coniston (10 miles) has an array of fantastic pubs, restaurants and cafes to choose from. Here’s a list of a few to choose from;

Steam Bistro – Coniston – – Booking essential

The Ship Inn  – Coniston –

The Sun Inn – Coniston –

The Black Bull – Coniston –

The Yewdale Inn – Coniston –

The Crown Inn – Coniston –

Where is the nearest bank?

The nearest banks are in Ulverston (11 miles). There is an ATM located at the Shell Newby Bridge Service (3 miles). There is also a well stocked shop.

Shell Newby Bridge Services – A590, Newby Bridge, Ulverston LA12 8ND

Where is the nearest town or village?

The beautiful Lakeland village of Coniston is just 10 miles from the site and, packed full of pubs, cafes, restaurants and an array of tourist activities.

Where is the nearest bus stop?

The nearest bus stop is at Newby Bridge (3 miles).

For more information on timetables, etc., please see;

Where is the nearest Train Station?

The nearest train station is in Grange-over-Sands (9 miles).

How safe is it to walk on the fells?

Please refer to the Lake District National Park Authority website for some useful guidelines on how to be safe whilst on the fells.

Where are some good walks?

The more adventurous and those wishing to bag some of the larger Lake District peaks have the entire Lake District within easy reach here.

A map is advisable and the routes too numerous to outline here. Please refer to for further ideas and advice or Maps and guides can be obtained from various shops around the area or ordered by post.

Can we go fishing nearby?

You can fish for free at many Lake District locations, such as Windermere, Ullswater and Coniston Water. In Coniston Water you can find perch, pike, trout and charr and fish for free. While not as densely populated as Windermere or Ullswater, Coniston Water is still a great place for fishing and there are reports of fish from this lake weighing up to 20 lbs every year.

For more information and where to get permits etc see;

Are there any laundry facilities?

Unfortunately, there are no laundry facilities available on site.

What places are there to visit nearby?

If you can muster the energy to leave the comfort of the yurt and the slow, relaxed pace of yurt living then the Lakeside site is ideally placed for an array of excursions both from the door of the yurt or a short drive away.

The Haverthwaite Railway running from Haverthwaite to Lakeside (you can get on at Lakeside) makes for a memorable day out without having to drive anywhere. Journeying in nostalgic 1950’s carriages hauled by one of the fleet of passionately restored and maintained steam locomotives. Enjoy the 3.5 mile journey on this former Furness Railway branch line to the foot of Windermere, then onwards to Bowness or Ambleside on one of Windermere Lake Cruises’ elegant steamers. With its tea room offering generous portions of home-cooked food for breakfasts and lunches, a gift shop and dynamic woodland play area for younger visitors along with track side picnic areas.

Lakeside Haverthwaite Railway –

Combine your trip on the Haverthwaite Railwayand with discovering the fascinating and often secret world of wildlife and freshwater creatures dwelling in and alongside these magnificent waters.

The Lakes Aquarium –

Windermere is England’s largest lake, in the heart of the Lake District. Windermere Lakes Cruises offer stunning boat services every day on historic ‘steamers’ and modern launches.

You can jump on at Lakeside and enjoy the short cruise across the lake to Bowness and then up the length of the lake to Ambleside offering magnificent views of mountain scenery, secluded bays and the many wooded islands.

Windermere Lakes Cruises –

A short drive away from the site you will find a whole host of exciting things to see and do.

If that’s not enough, the Scott Park Bobbin Mill and Lakeland Motor Museum both make for a fascinating excursion and are both within a 10 minute drive from the site.

Also available a short drive away are an array of outdoor activities. Why not try something more exciting and adrenaline filled? Through our partners we now offer almost 40 different outdoor activities from rock climbing and canoeing to bushcraft and survival and many more! Adventure awaits, seize the day.

Which is the nearest lake?

Windermere is the nearest Lake and you could not get much closer to it unless you were in it! All the yurts at our Lakeside site are located on the shores of the lake and offer stunning lake views from the door, ideal for an early morning dip to awaken the senses or an evenings paddle boarding as the sun sets.

Coniston Water is just 10 miles away and well worth the excursion. The village is beautifully positioned at the head of the lake and boasts an array of cafes, pubs and tourist attractions. The east side of the lake sees the afternoon sun and is a stunning spot for picnics and/or a swim.