Dovesite CL

The Common, Melbourne, Derbyshire, DE73 8HS

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Ideal for ...

  • Dogs
  • Families
  • Peaceful stays
  • Scenic views

Why stay here ...

Dovesite is a Club Certificated location which can take up to a maximum of 5 caravans at any one time. The CL has panoramic views of the reservoir and surrounding countryside.

We have EHU (Electric Hook-Ups) which operate on a card basis (if required) - you are able to purchase £1 and/or £5 electric cards and just pay for electric as and when you need it. There is also an Elsan point. We do not offer toilet or shower facilities. The CL is gently sloping but we do have some level pitches available.

Dovesite is a quiet site with beautiful walks in close proximity. There is a lovely walk around the reservoir and the picturesque ''chocolate box'' villages of Melbourne and Ticknall are only a stones-throw away.

Dovesite is very peaceful and for those early risers amongst you watch the fantastic sunrise over the little village of Breedon-on-the-Hill to the East.

Banks, Shops, Supermarket and Cafe's are within a 15 minute walk.  We have a bus stop at the entrance to our driveway enabling you to ''hop on'' and take advantage of the very reliable public transport network here in Derbyshire.

Dovesite has outstanding views and it is surrounded by acres of land for dog walking, rambling or just a leisurely stroll!

We currently offer:

  • Electric Hook-Up Facilities
  • Drinking Water Supply
  • Elsan emptying point
  • Full recycling facilities
  • Waste disposal for grey water
  • Dovesite is subtly and tastefully lit throughout the evening

Dovesite is open all year round so it is ideal for those brisk fresh morning walks - even in the winter. Children and dogs are welcome.

We are located centrally for Derby, Burton-upon-Trent, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Nottingham, Leicester, Birmingham and the N.E.C.

Facilities on site ...

  • TV reception: good

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Pitches

Types of pitch: grass

Electric hook up available

Useful Info

1 acres

Electric amperage: 16

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Postcode:
DE73 8HS
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GPS:
Lat 52.816825 / Lon -1.451407
OS field ref:
SK373246
OS map ref:
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Transport links

  • Daily public transport within 1 mile

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Immaculately kept CL

This site has a designated CL area as well as pitches for non members. Immacultely manicured grass. Both grass and gravel pitches available. Recycling facilities, CDP, Although this site is next some industrial units we visited midweek and did not hear any noise. there are regular planes going over from nearby airport but not too noisy to disturb. Direct walk to the nearby reservoir which has a visitors centre and a children's play park as well as a lovely walk around the reservoir. Close to Donnington park so ideal if you are attending an event there. Several places of interest within easy reach

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Dovesite

We found this site misleading. Not a traditional CL as it is part of a commercial site with up to 25 pitches. Its also adjacent to a business park and industrial units which are not mentioned. Not sure what this would be like mid week but not the small secluded setting we expect from a CL site. Also the CL site is not open all year as advertised so pitches only available on the commercial site-again, not what was expected or desired.It was however spacious and room for the dogs to run.
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Lovely site!

This is a very well run site by the friendly helpful owners. We stayed on the CL for 10 days in August and we are returning in October. It is an easy walk to Staunton Harold reservoir and we also walked into Melbourne, a lovely small town with restaurants cafés and shops. Melbourne Hall and gardens (with great Tea Room) are well worth a visit although the hall is only open in August. Calke Abbey, Ticknall, and Donington Park are some of many places of interest. The views from the site towards Breeden Hill are impressive. There is some aircraft noise but it didn't bother us at all and we enjoyed the peace and quiet.
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Great location for our cycling and sightseeing

We were welcomed by Julie-Ann and the local information explained to us.  The site is very clean and with the adjacent site, there was plenty of spaces to choose from. We walked to Melbourne and shopped at the local supermarket. The site is equidistant from Melbourne and Ticknal where there are some nice restaurants / cafes and plenty of walks in well maintained footpaths. Some people may object to the aircraft noise from East Midland but this was infrequent and not at night. Cycled to Calke Abbey and were pleased to told bikes were free to enter. Cycled to Donington race track along some fairly pleasant roads. Will definitely return here for the next race meeting.

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Doningto Park and Calke Abbey visits

We tried to book four nights on the CL to attend a show at Donington Park but the CL area was full and we were offered a pitch on the adjacent commercial area at £11 p.n. exclusive of electricity which is charged for by card meter. This we accepted not knowing really what to expect especially as the site is part of a small rural industrial area. Don’t let this put you off because the site is a gem and if the industrial area is used you wouldn’t know it. The site is divided into three areas, the CL, a 25 pitch low facilities commercial site and a rally field. Each area, while being adjacent, are separated by open wood fencing. The commercial area is accessed via a gravel track and 10 of the 25 pitches are hard standings, some of which are used as seasonal pitches. There are fine views from almost anywhere on this hill top site which overlooks the Staunton Harold reservoir beyond which, in the distance can be seen Breeden Hill on top of which the silhouette of church breaks the skyline. There is good access to dog walking and it is an easy walk through a field down to the reservoir’s visitor centre, but sadly the café was not open on the occasions we visited after some very enjoyable walks in the adjacent scenic countryside. Nearby is Calke Abbey and its estate which is well worth a days visit. The nearby town of Melbourne with its narrow streets lies is a short distance away and has full facilities but was not particularly inspiring. The only thing marring what is otherwise and excellent site, is it lies in the flight path of the East Midlands airport and there is some aircraft noise which may disturb light sleepers or those looking for absolute peace and quiet.
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