Braunston Marina

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

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Rated 4 of 5

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Ideal for ...

  • Dogs
  • Peaceful stays
  • Scenic views

Facilities on site ...

  • Battery charging
  • Dog walk from site
  • 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

Recycling Facilities

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Postcode:
NN11 7JH
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GPS:
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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Braunston Marina
Large field, part of which is used for parking by boaters. Price has not been adjusted to reflect the new VAT rate, but showers are still £2 each. The toilets are too far from the site to be of any practical use; luckily I had read the reviews and we took a toilet tent (our micro caravan has no onboard facilities). We had a lovely peaceful weekend break.

KJM61

Caravanner

Reviewed on 09/08/2020 13:41

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Nice sized field with well spaced pitches..

Braunston Marina

We regularly visit Braunston but were looking to stop there in order to make a weekend of our trip. I booked as soon as lock-down lifted and payment was in advance, with printed information then forwarded in the post. On arrival, you do have to go to the marina shop to be booked in and get the gate code. this is a bit more challenging for bigger MHs like our 8ft +, but we did manage it. It isn't a cheap CL site at £20 per night, especially as there isn't anywhere for grey water waste, but if you're willing to take a short walk, there are clean locked toilets on the Marina, something that makes this accessible to people without an on board toilet. We had loads of space and there were plenty of water taps so we could directly fill water bottles and kettles, preventing us from having to refill the MH water tank. The site is right next to the marina and canal and the village is really lovely. If you've not been before, I definitely recommend the area, and for ease of use, will be booking a return visit to the site itself.

Mike Hefferan

Motorhomer

Reviewed on 04/08/2020 16:35

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A field.

Braunston Marina
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.

EJB986

Reviewed on 25/08/2019 14:51

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WHAT IS THIS SITE?

Braunston Marina
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.

peterthepan

Caravanner from Merseyside

Reviewed on 27/07/2017 09:24

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Braunston Marina
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.

YorkshireUpdater

Reviewed on 26/09/2016 17:57

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