The Quiet Site, an award-winning carbon neutral holiday park in Cumbria’s Lake District, will be opening 15 new accommodations by September 2021. Nicknamed Gingerbread Houses, the new units will be 100% energy positive, being able to generate their own energy via ground source heat pumps and solar PV panels.
Wrapped with a ‘ginger’ beech hedge, each unit is set into the landscape and offers fantastic views over Ullswater. Sleeping two adults and up to four children, their features include:
- Sleep ledge
- Private WC, shower and basin
- Simple kitchen (fridge, microwave, kettle)
- Underfloor heating
- Large covered deck
- Picnic table
- Deck chairs
- BBQ stone
- Fast WiFi
- Great view
One has been completed to date and the rest planned to be open over the next three months, with availability from September.
Daniel Holder, Managing Director of The Quiet Site said, “The Gingerbread Houses have been a long time in planning and we are delighted that they are finally coming into fruition. They are a fantastic addition to our carbon neutral offerings and we look forward to seeing future guests and their families enjoying them as well as the stunning natural area that surrounds.”
Stays in the Gingerbread Houses cost between £100 and £150 per night.
Facilities at The Quiet Site include the Quiet Bar, which dates back to 1680, a zero waste shop, children’s’ games room and adventure playground, laundry room and dog and boot wash room, plus, also new to 2021 the Quiet Bite, a zero waste coffee and pizza takeaway hut which opened in May. Other accommodation options at The Quiet Site include luxury glamping cabins, timber camping pods, underground Hobbit Holes and self-catering holiday cottages, as well as all-weather tent pitches and hard standing pitches for caravans and motorhomes.
The site occupies a magnificent position overlooking Ullswater, the second largest lake in the Lake District. There are a number of fantastic walks and hikes that can be taken from The Quiet Site include the 20-mile circular Ullswater Way Walk, the walk to Aira Force Waterfalls or the Helton to Askham walk. E-Bikes and all-terrains bikes can be hired from The Quiet Site, with access points at Pooley Bridge, Askham and Helton to the fells around High Street with its hundreds of miles of bridleways, mountain biking in the area is spectacular. Local attractions include Ullswater Steamers, Lowther Castle and Dalemain Country House with additional activities to enjoy locally including stand up paddle boarding, fishing, sailing and horse-riding.