Braunston Marina

The Wharf, Braunston, Daventry, Northamptonshire, NN11 7JH

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Ideal for ...

  • Dogs
  • Peaceful stays
  • Scenic views

Facilities on site ...

  • Battery charging
  • Gas
  • Laundry facilities
  • Recycling facilities
  • Shower (shared use)
  • TV reception: fair
  • Unfenced water
  • WC (non-exclusive use)
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi charge

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4 acres

Some sloping pitches

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Postcode:
NN11 7JH
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Lat 52.287007 / Lon -1.21088
OS field ref:
SP545659
OS map ref:
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Transport links

  • Buses go to: Rugby, Daventry
  • Daily public transport within 1 mile

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A field.

3 Nights August 2019. Showers (£2 each) and Toilets require visit to shop to collect then return a key, during shop hours only! No grey water dump for Motorhomes....I noticed others drained on the rather steep pitches. Newish toilet cassette dump at bottom of the hill...not too far. Price is for a good campsite not a sloping field and no convenient facilities. Area and canal excellent and interesting.

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WHAT IS THIS SITE?

We stayed here in July 2017 on way home from East Anglia, and to use as a base for visiting Althorp. When phoned to book was told that the field was full but space would be found by the buildings. When we arrived, after getting lost, directions in book seem to be arriving from East (Coventry side) instead of coming off A45 West bound, we made our way, with 'van in tow to where we could see the buildings, which are on the marina quayside. A gentleman then came out and said we were to go to the field as there was space there for us. The field is "undulating!", it is also public access and the place where the narrow boat owners take their dogs for exercise and ablutions. The elsan point is along way away on the end of a building on the quayside, and the toilets and showers are located in a former cottage, again on the quayside. The toilets and showers are kept locked, with access with a key. We were not given a key on arrival or advised that one was required.. There were caravans and motorhomes on the marina quayside, with EHU. So my question is, which one is the CL, the field or the quayside, if it is the quayside this would be an excellent little site, the field is not.
Caravanner from Merseyside

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One nighter

We booked this as an overnight stop on the way home from a nearby car show, having paid in advance and it was easy to find the marina shop on a Sunday afternoon. We were given just a one page brochure which highlighted all the amenities but no mention was made of a token for the shower facility or for that matter any other facility. The site approach is fairly narrow and we had to take care with a 7m long motorhome. The site is grassed and nowhere is flat so levelling blocks are definitely required. We were only on a one night stay so didn't bother with the hook up but we would have needed an extension lead if we had wanted power as pitches were already taken near the electricity points when we arrived. It is a lovely area and there are plenty of walks nearby. Our main issues were a) it seemed to be a dog walkers paradise and we were glad we had managed to park near a gravelled area as we could imagine the grassed areas may have been 'deposited upon' (the dog owners we saw were responsible and did clear up after their pets but would this have happened had we not been there?) and b) there were several cars coming and going late at night to the top end of the site which was more than a little unsettlling as by this time we were the only van on the site. Overall the site is OK but not one of the best we have stayed on for the price we paid.

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Wouldn't bother again

I booked this in March for a 2 night stopover last weekend, with full payment being taken. We advised that we would be late arriving on a Sunday but we had seen the site when passing through on our narrowboat.  Arriving late afternoon, marina shop was closed, we took ourselves via an awkward gate onto the site to find 5 caravans already there, we being the 6th. There was one EHU bollard with 4 points all in use in the middle and another just over the fence to,the marina moorings with 6 points. But this was at the bottom of a steepish slope and we just managed to site ourselves and access the EHU with 35m of cable. We were NOT impressed.  The marina shop was due to open at 10am on Sunday morning but was still locked by 10:30 when we went out. It was closed on our return later that day and we left before they opened again on the Monday. So in terms of visitor welcome 1 star is too many.  OK it's a nice site but you need long mains cable and emptying the loo is a car trip unless you are strong of arm and leg. Not one to return to for us. And from experience finding a boat mooring is hard work too in this honey pot canal village.
Caravanner from Derbyshire

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One night stay

This was a last minute decision to go out in the van and it was also our first time using a CL. It was a lovely peaceful evening with lovely surrounding walks. Lovely to wander the Marina side. The reception we received was very welcoming and the assistant very informative. Not only will we definitely return to this site, it was a really good introduction to CLs for us and we will definitely try other local CLs based on this experience. Thank you very much.

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