What a lovely start to the year ...plenty of sunny and frosty days. Long may it continue ... The view above is looking over Ullswater from Helvellyn at sunrise, lovely!
Work on the new biomass boiler is now well underway. The plan is to switch off our six fossil fuel boilers in mid April..(!) We have opted for a woodchip powered biomass boiler and thermal solar combination. We have left enough room in the new boiler room to add a log boiler later so we can burn our own logs.
We are using Facebook on a regular basis to keep customers up to date on all that's happening at The Quiet Site. We are well into our series of "Go Green in '13" - 50 green things to do at and around The Quiet Site using little or no carbon. Plus lots of lovely pictures and snippets of information.
Lakes Caravan Storage - Get the most from your caravan!
Rather than tow your caravan home after your visit, why not leave it in the capable hands of The Lakes Caravan Storage company in Penrith. They are storing more tourers than ever this year. They operate a year round storage facility and siting service. They provide an ideal storage solution which includes a towing service to The Quiet Site so your unit is ready and waiting for you when you arrive on site
Mumsnet Best 2013
We have been voted best site by Mumsnet again ... Thank you!
Where the Wild things are...
Wildlife sightings so far in 2013 include:
The new DashCam has arrived for the Landrover so we can catch the wide variety of wildlife seen each week on the way to work!
Otters - Two seen at dusk hunting for fish on the west side of Ullswater
Red deer - Numerous in the area
Owls - The Quiet Site was not so quiet one night in January when the owls seemed to be having a party!
Buzzards - Spotted hunting over Little Mell when not attacking my landrover
Hares - Often seen on the road down to the lake
Cat - Likes to dress up as a Granny..
Badgers - On the local roads after dusk
Rabbits - Numerous
Red squirrels - Very tame at this time of year as they are hungry
Brown trout - Seen in the mouth of the otter!
Pre-erected Bell Tents - coming soon to TQS
We have just ordered some super Bell Tents which will be available for hire this summer. They sleep up to 6 and are very swish! They include lights, charging points and lots of lovely space. Email email@example.com for more details. They can be booked online at https://bookings.rms.com.au/rmsobookings/(S(s42b0m45skfrbhye1gmeibna))/default.aspx?ClientID=5924&AgentID=18
Only one holiday home pitch left
We have one plot available for a new holiday home. Holiday homes purchased at The Quiet Site have a lease of 15 years and can be used for 10½ months of the year. Contact the office for more details:
http://firstname.lastname@example.org . It's a super pitch as well! Only 4 weeks left before the dreaded VAT is added to new caravan sales so hurry..
Long stay pitches for tourers
We have a couple of long stay pitches available for 2013. Please contact the office for details:
Serviced pitches at The Quiet Site
From 2013 we will be offering some new serviced pitches at The Quiet Site. These include 16 amp electric hook-up, water and waste water, and WiFi.
Lots of offers to tempt you ... take a look! http://www.thequietsite.co.uk/offers/accommodation
Chlildren eat for a pound at Tebay services on the M6 - possibly the best service station in Britain?
Quiet Vouchers for presents?
Having trouble finding that original birthday present? We offer Quiet Vouchers that can be used against camping, caravanning, pods, and in the shop or bar at The Quiet Site.
The Vouchers are dispatched by first class post the same day or sent by email. You decide the amount and we do the rest.
Please contact the office for details: