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POPULAR ULLSWATER HOLIDAY PARK LOOKS FORWARD TO 2019 FOLLOWING A PRIZE-PACKED 2018

14Feb

POPULAR ULLSWATER HOLIDAY PARK LOOKS FORWARD TO 2019

FOLLOWING A PRIZE-PACKED 2018

 

Lakeland Holiday Park, Hillcroft Park, situated above the pretty village of Pooley Bridge, is looking forward to a busy 2019 following a year full of accolades in 2018.

Owners John and Jill Heath describe the last 12 months as ‘a whirlwind’. This time last year, they were busy putting the finishing touches to their new facilities building – a truly beautiful shower block that must be one of the most impressive in the UK when it comes to campers bathing facilities.  Many of the fixtures and fittings would not be amiss in a luxury bathroom at home! Not content with high quality showers, basins, taps and tiles – campers can also enjoy panoramic Lakeland scenes thoughtfully installed within the facilities themselves as well as a custom made Lakeland soundscape of dawn chorus, sheep and of course, water.

 

For families who prefer a little more privacy, there are two private bathrooms that can be hired for the duration of guests’ stay that include generous bath and walk in showers. The Hillcroft Park team also created a spacious indoor games rooms so if the Lakeland weather isn’t playing ball, guests have somewhere to retreat to for family fun.

 

In April Hillcroft Park hosted possibly one of the most unusual and uplifting VIP launches around as actor and honorary Hillcroft family member, Johnny Vegas officially opened the new facilities building!  Hillcroft Park became Johnny’s Lakeland ‘Home from Home’ for six weeks in 2017 during filming for the BBC series ‘Home from Home’ which aired last year on BBC1. Over 100 people attended the event eager to meet the star – and of course see the new facilities.

The accolades continued to flood in: In the Summer, the Hillcroft team once again retained the Cumbria Tourism ‘Quality Cumbria Superior’ Award for the holiday park while

the facilities building received a “Special Distinction Award” in the 2018 David Bellamy Conservation Award Scheme (DBCAS) and won a Platinum Award for Loo of the Year 2018. The holiday park itself received a 5-star grading in the highly-respected Visit England inspection. With the Autumn came a hat trick with The Hoseasons Platinum Award for “Exceptional Quality and Outstanding Customer Service” for the third year running. And finally, the Hillcroft Park team saw out 2018 by winning the overall “Loo of the Year for Holiday Parks in England” in December.

Owner Jill Heath commented:

It’s been an incredible year. We knew that the new facilities building was going to be better than average, but it really has turned out brilliantly – even if I do say so myself! We’ve had such positive feedback from our guests and the industry recognition has just been overwhelming. We’re looking forward to welcoming both new and returning guests in 2019 – 2018 is going to be quite a year to beat!”

 

Hillcroft Park is open from March to November for camping, glamping and touring while the holiday homes are open March to January and two self catering cottages are open year round. The park is located just above the Ullswater Valley village of Pooley Bridge, a 10 minute drive from the M6 (J40). For further information or to book, visit www.hillcroftpark.co.uk

Easter Competitions

11Jan

EASTER SATURDAY 20th April 2019

 

PASCHE EGG COMPETITION

 

OPEN TO ALL

DROP YOUR DECORATED EGGS OFF ON SATURDAY MORNING IN RECEPTION AND CALL BACK IN THE AFTERNOON TO SEE WHO THE WINNER IS

 

EASTER SUNDAY – 21ST APRIL 2019

EASTER LETTER HUNT

MORE INFORMATION TO FOLLOW

HILLCROFT PARK WINS PRESTIGOUS 2018 AWARD FOR ITS WASHROOMS

08Dec

We are delighted to have won the Platinum Loo of the Year Award in the 2018 search to find the ‘best away from home’ washrooms in the UK.

Our entry was in the Holiday Park Sector.

The Loo of the Year Awards and Associated Washroom Cleaner of the Year Awards for cleaning staff have been identifying the best washrooms in Britain since 1987 and are recognised as standard setters for all those who provide ‘away from home’ facilities for staff, customers and visitors.

Every entry received an unannounced visit from a Loo of the Year Awards Inspector and was assessed against 101 judging criteria – including signage and décor, fixtures and fittings and overall standards of cleanliness and management.   Every washroom receives a grading ranging from Bronze to Platinum and the Gold and Platinum winners are shortlisted for one or more of several National Awards covering England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic.

The 2018 Loo of the Year Awards were sponsored by Clos-o-Mat , Dolphin Dispensers, and Dyson Airblade Wash + Dry.

Thousands of toilets were judged this year, across the sixty one separate entry categories of the completion, with many first time entries from establishments joining the increasing number of providers who submit their washroom facilities for an annual, independent assessment.

 

Escape to Ullswater this Christmas: don’t miss our Special Offers!

19Oct

Escape, unwind and make memories this festive season at Hillcroft Park from as little as £349 for 3 nights…

Fri 21 December 2018 – 3 Nights
Choose from our Vogue, the Sheraton, Ullswater Lodges, the Aspen or the Holicombe£349.00

Fri 21 December 2018 – 3 Nights
Enjoy a stay at the Clearwater Lodge. £599.00

Fri 21 December 2018 – 3 Nights
Welcoming Meadowcroft Cottage could be yours for quick pre-Christmas getaway. £629.00

 


Mon 24 December 2018  – 4 Nights
Stay with us over Christmas and choose from our Vogue, the Sheraton, Ullswater Lodges, the Aspen or the Holicombe.  £439.00

Or a Clearwater with Hot Tub for £599 (due to cancellation)

 

 



Fri 21/Sat 22 December 2018
– 7 Nights
Relax with the family this Christmas in a Vogue, the Sheraton, Ullswater Lodges, the Aspen or the Holcombe. £699.00

Saturday 22nd December 7 nights

Clearwater Lodge sleeps 6 £755.00 (due to cancellation)

To book for any of these offers, please call us now on 017684 86363 by 24 November 2018.

 

A66 Road Closures

06Sep

The A66 will be closed for 7 weekends commencing the 7th September 2018 from 10.00pm on the Friday night and

re-opens at 3.00am on the Monday Morning.

It is closed on a stretch from The Bridge in  Kirkby Thore Village to the start of the dual carriage way at Temple Sowerby.

Please follow the diversion signs.

Thank You