Darling Buds Of May CL Site

Newbury Road, Headley, Thatcham, Berkshire, RG19 8LA

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Rated 3 of 5

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Ideal for ...

  • Dogs
  • Families
  • Waterside stays

Why stay here ...

There is a plant nursery nearby and wc facilities (shared)

A river adjoins the site and there is an attractive river bank

A public footpath network adjoins the site

There are various local attractions including a Castle,  a living rain forest and a family adventure farm which is just 0.25 miles away

The UK Wolf Conservation Trust is nearby - walking with wolves

Facilities on site ...

  • Gas
  • WC (non-exclusive use)

Prices

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Latest arrival time: 9:00 PM

1 acres

Electric amperage: 16

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Postcode:
RG19 8LA
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GPS:
Lat 51.36373 / Lon -1.26921
OS field ref:
SU506633
OS map ref:
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Transport links

  • Bus stop within 1 mile
  • Buses go to: Basingstoke, Newbury, Reading
  • Daily public transport within 1 mile
  • Train station within 5 miles

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Darling Buds Of May CL Site
At this time of the year, when the scenery is looking beautiful, green fields and wild flowers, looking forward to sitting outside the caravan to enjoy a view and perhaps the smell of freshly mown grass....... and then you arrive at 'Darling Buds of May'! A bit of a 'shock' to say the least - a huge 'yard' which can only be described as such. A small patch of grass at one end of the Site, but full of dog mess so I was told by some other Visitors. Completely fenced off, no view, and really, very baron' with a massive area of grit/hardstanding. This Site is utterly 'soul less'. Difficult to erect an awning in all probability too. It 'boasts' a Toilet and Shower - (thankfully we use our own facilities anyway) but just one look inside of each was sufficient to put anyone off using either, frankly. I understand that there is another Site (Hyde Park - affiliated to the 'Darling Buds of May' Site) which is, apparently in a Field, but this was NOT opening until July for whatever reason. We visit Newbury on a regular basis to visit Family. Unfortunately our 'usual' CL was full during the period we would have liked - sadly, this was a very poor substitution, compared. For £16.50 a night to stay in such a place is total rip-off. Never again..........

VAG6S

Caravanner from Devon

Reviewed on 16/06/2021 13:39

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Great weeks holiday April 2019 good rest and relaxing site.

Darling Buds Of May CL Site
We were met on arrival and directed to the CL site. 2 units on site, but there was plenty of room to site exactly wherever you desired. Waste disposal could do with some upgrading as rather basic but adequate. Gentle walks along the banks of the river also shopping was close by. All the staff we met were pleasant and willing to help wherever they could. Will return to this CL if we are anywhere nearby.. Good experience all round.

bwhybrow

Reviewed on 30/04/2019 21:04

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Darling Buds Of May CL Site
The site is local to Newbury and within easy reach of A 339 & M4. May not be to everybodys liking but is better than many others in the area. It has on site shower/wc, fishing & walking, however shopping and parking close to shops is limited and requires a 5 minute drive to nearest shopping precinct.

Ronald Green

Motorhomer

Reviewed on 30/12/2017 10:32

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Darling Buds Of May CL Site
Appears to be a strange set up. Garden Centre run down. Long grass. Appears to be quite a few long term residents in very old units who tend to walk their dogs all round the site at unusual hours. Very expensive for what you get!! Traffic noise a nuisance. Wont be staying again.

argos

Reviewed on 26/06/2017 12:56

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Darling Buds Of May CL Site
Just stayed for 2 nights on route to Oxford,give it a miss run down ,grass long,no welcome at all,we won't be back

badgerwestsussex

Caravanner

Reviewed on 14/06/2016 15:03

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