Cambridge Cherry Hinton Caravan Club Site (REF : CHH)

Lime Kiln Road, Cherry Hinton, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB1 8NQ

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Ideal for ...

  • Cycling
  • Dogs
  • Motorhomes

Why stay here ...

Set in ancient quarry works and a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), the Cambridge Cherry Hinton Club Site has been imaginatively landscaped to create the impression of being in the heart of the countryside while only a forty-minute bus journey to the city centre of beautiful Cambridge.

The caravan park gives you easy access to guided walking tours of the nearby medieval colleges where you can enjoy the academic atmosphere that makes the city famous. Wander along or take a punt on the River Cam to see colleges like Corpus Christi, Magdalene and the Bridge of Sighs. A visit to King's College Chapel is a must. If you're feeling a little lazy, open bus tours let you take in the full charm of the city while you relax. For those who like to cycle, the Cambridge Cherry Hinton Club Park offers good cycling paths from the site into and around Cambridge. Just opposite the site, you can enjoy a lovely walk around the nature reserve and old chalk pits. If you're feeling peckish, it's only a short stroll to the nearest pub and if you need to stock up on supplies, a supermarket can be found a little further down the road.

Facilities on site ...

  • Baby changing facilities
  • BBQs allowed: charcoal, gas, electric
  • Disabled facilities: facilities for wheelchair disabled
  • Disabled shower room
  • Dishwashing area
  • Dog walk on site
  • Drive over waste disposal for motorhomes
  • Electric hook-up
  • Family washroom
  • Gas
  • Gaz
  • Late arrivals area with electric hook-up
  • Laundry facilities
  • Motorhome service point
  • Toilet block
  • TV reception: poor
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi charge
  • Wi-Fi rating: Gold

Prices

Extras

Price per night for extra car: £2.00

Supplements

Pitches

Touring pitch types Awning Without Awning
Standard (electric & hardstanding)

Yes

Yes

Standard (electric & grass)

Yes

Yes

Non-electric (hardstanding)
Non-electric (grass)
Serviced (electric & hardstanding)
Serviced (electric & grass)
Super (electric & hardstanding)

Nearby

Walking notes:

Enjoy a 7 mile walk starting from Newmarket Road Park and Ride, about 4 miles from the site, or a walk around the nature reserve and old chalk pits opposite.

Supermarket notes:
The closest is Tesco near Cherry Hinton, about 1.5 miles from the site.

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Directions

Please do not use sat nav due to other routes using very unsuitable roads, Cherry Hinton High St not suitable. From the North and East: Leave the A14 (junction 35). Take the A1303 (signposted Cambridge) then in 1 mile turn left (signposted Cherry Hinton). In 1 mile turn left to Addenbrookes. Follow Addenbrookes until the traffic lights. Then turn left into Queen Ediths Way. In 150 metres turn left into Lime Kiln road. Site entrance is on the right. From the South and West: Leave the M11 at junction 9 onto A11 (signposted Newmarket) for 6 miles or from the A1M at junction 9, take the A505 past Royston, over the M11 onto A11 (signposted Newmarket) for 3 miles. Ignore Cherry Hinton signs at this point and turn left to Fulbourn. In 2 miles go through Fulbourn and over the mini roundabouts to Cambridge. In 1.5 miles turn left at the roundabout (Cambridge). In 0.5 miles turn left at the traffic lights then left in 150 metres into Lime Kiln road. Site entrance is on the right.

Sites key: Club Site

Postcode:
CB1 8NQ
GPS:
Lat 52.18089 / Lon 0.16798
Plan a route to this site
OS field ref:
TL483557
OS map ref:
154
Handbook map ref:
K6

Transport links

  • Bus stop within 1 mile
  • Buses go to: Cambridge City Centre every 10 minutes
  • Car hire on site
  • Daily public Transport within 1 mile
  • Nearest port: Harwich (50 miles)
  • Nearest train station: Cambridge
  • Train station within 5 miles

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Don't arrive late!

Usual Caravan & Motorhome Club standard but don’t expect to be let in if you arrive past 8pm! We were booked in last weekend but due to a hold-up on the M4 our SATNAV predicted an arrival time of 8:07pm. We called the site to explain and they said we would have to use one of the late-night arrival pitches. Sadly the warden was quite intransigent saying, in a very dead-pan and unfriendly manner, “Rules are rules – if you arrive past 8 you have to use the overnight pitch”. I realise it would be annoying to wardens if they kept having to open the barrier for people arriving late, but a few minutes – really? Not friendly at all! Isn’t this a club for the benefit of its members? This was just what you don’t want to hear after a 5 hour journey in heavy traffic on a hot Friday afternoon. On the brighter side we found a much better privately owned site the same distance from Cambridge. It was cheaper, just as clean and with a far more friendly owner who was quite happy to let us in after 8pm. We stayed in Cherry Hinton once last year which is why I can report that the facilities are up to the usual club standard but the site itself is in an old quarry so there’s lots of shade and apart from a few of the pitches you do feel as though you’re in a bit of a hole. We won't be staying there again.

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An OK site

Stayed for 3 nights. Check in was quick but the warden seemed to know very little about the site. We asked for a shaded pitch and was told there were none so took the pitched offered a 'the best one that is left'. Turns out several of the empty pitches were shaded. Would also agree that the showers are poor and the temperature fluctuates depending on who has turns on what tap else where in the toilet block, this needs sorting as at time the water went very hot ( would be concerned about you guys children using them). Site was clean and tidy.,

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Not worth paying almost 50% more than a CL.

We stayed here in June for 6 nights after having spent 6 nights on a CL, because we wanted to use a decent shower. What dis-appointment this was, showers run hot and can be adjusted to the desired temp, then run cold, then hot, then cold and so on. Could not get a happy medium on temperature. The water flow is okay but without a proper temperature control it is very uncomfortable. My wife said about it to the wardens who said they knew of this but as it is a design fault they can do nothing until the club can sort it out. The site roadways are all dead-ends, so you have to walk through and chose your pitch before going in, unless you have a motorhome that can turn round. It is about a 10 minute walk to bus stops, so is easy to get into Cambridge. Directions to the site take you away from the direct route but are easy enough to follow, but it is worth looking at Google Earth to see the route.
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7 days in June 2018

Typically a very nice club site with immaculate facilities and lovely wardens. There are however a couple of points worth mentioning to other members to take note. The site adjoins an old quarry which occasionally suffers from troublesome teenagers throwing stones over the fences and trees into the site. During our stay a Motorhome suffered from their roof being seriously damaged when one of the rocks broke threw the roof allowing water penetration. Also members parking vehicles on the grass areas next to their pitches using as an extended overflow instead of correctly parking as per club guidelines. Other than these small issues the site is perfect, with wardens helpful, keeping immaculate facilities and hopefully resolving the vandalism with help from the local authorities.
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Nice site

Site on different levels nice friendly staff convenient for a bus into Cambridge good put near bus stop food very good value. Site could do with a better dog work. Would use again to get into Cambridge but not one of the club's best sites.
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01223 244088