View of Brotherswater close to the camp site

Disability access statement


Sykeside Camping Park is a 3 pennant family run camping park with 19 pitches for motorhomes, 5 touring pitches for caravans, 100 pitches for tents and a 36 bed bunkhouse. The Brotherswater Inn is a country pub with 7 bed and breakfast rooms located at the entrance to the site. Sykeside Farm Cottage is also located within the grounds.


  • We have a bus stop about 50 yards from the entrance to the site on the main road. The buses are not wheelchair accessible.
  • The nearest train station to us is about 12 miles from us in Windermere. A taxi can take guests to our site.
  • We can be contacted via our email, phone or fax.
  • Our site is set in the countryside; the nearest supermarkets are in either Windermere or Penrith. There is a small shop on site open during the summer; the next nearest store is Patterdale Post Office 3 miles away.

Arrival and Car Parking facilities

  • There is a car park area to the front of reception where the main door opposite.
  • The top of the main car park is tarmac and then the rest is gravel. The driveway down to the campsite is stone chippings.
  • The overflow car park and bunkhouse parking is also gravel.
  • We can assist guests arriving for the bed and breakfast with luggage.

Shop and Reception

  • The front door to the reception has a large lip. The door is not a standard size, and is a little narrow. Staff can assist with opening the door.


  • The bunkhouse can be accessed by 2 doors. One is up a flight of stairs behind the Barn End Bar. The other entrance has a concrete step up to the kitchen area. The kitchen has a level concrete floor.
  • All dogs including guide dogs are welcomed on the campsite site and in bunkhouse rooms.
  • Bunkhouses 1, 2, 3 and 4 have four wooden steps up to the landing in front of the rooms.
  • Bunkhouses 6, 7 and 8 have a small step down to their entrance.
  • Bunkhouse 7 has a flight of stairs once inside the room.
  • Bunkhouse 8 is level except for a small step into the shower room.
  • Bunkhouse 6 is level.
  • Bunkhouses 1, 4, 6, 8, 9 and 10 all have bunk beds. Bunkhouses 2, 3 and 7 have a sloping ceiling so have single beds.
  • Bunkhouse 9 has an entrance outside the kitchen. There is a slope down to the door and then 1 step.
  • Bunkhouse 10 is located next to the laundry room. There is 1 step to the entrance.
  • All of the rooms have a toilet and wash basin. The entrances to all the toilets are narrow and may be constricting to those in a wheelchair. Only bunkhouse 8 has a shower. All other bunkhouses share shower facilities with the campsite. The shower block is round the front of the bunkhouse building.
  • Bunkhouse parking is approximately 30 yards from the bunkhouse and it can be accessed by a set of 10 stone steps or via the sloped driveway.

Sykeside Farm Cottage

  • The parking for the cottage is tarmac. The entrance is through a wooden gate and on a cobbled pathway. There is a step into the entrance hall.
  • The lounge and kitchen are open plan and all on one level. The bathroom is also downstairs. There is then a flight of stairs with a banister up to the two bedrooms on the first floor.

Campsite and CL

  • The campsite has a grass surface and can be very soft at times. There is a gravel track around the edge of the site. All of the motorhome pitches and CL pitches and on gravel and are level.
  • Access between the campsite and Brotherswater Inn is via a steep driveway. Reception is located at the Inn during the winter months.
  • The toilets and shower block are located between 20 and 500 yards away from the pitches. There are accessed via the stone steps on the driveway.
  • We do not have full disabled access to the showers and toilets. The floor is on a slight incline and is made of none-slip tiles.
  • The laundry room and pot wash area are located next to the toilets and showers. There have a step just before the entrance then the concrete floor is level.

Barn End Bar

  • Entrance is through two doors. Patio doors can also be opened to allow access to wider wheelchairs. Access to toilets is up 1 step. Otherwise access is level.

Brotherswater Inn

  • Main entrance from car park is up 9 wide stone steps. Level access can be allowed through the side entrance which can be opened by a member of staff on request. Side entrance is accessed through the overflow car park.
  • All the bed and breakfast rooms are accessed via a flight of narrow stairs with a hand rail.

Additional Information

  • On site, there is an appointed member of staff trained in first aid.
  • We can store medication in a fridge at The Brotherswater Inn which staff only have access to.
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