Carsington Water Caravan Club Site (REF : BWP)

Kirk Ireton, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 3JL

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Ideal for ...

  • Cycling
  • Dogs
  • Families
  • Walking

Why stay here ...

Nestled within an attractive pine plantation, Carsington Water Club Site in Ashbourne is beautifully landscaped, with pitches in open clearings separated by trees. This gives the caravan park residents privacy and quiet which many appreciate during the busy summer months. Improvements to the toilet block and facilities, including a new drying room, were undertaken in recent years.

Carsington Reservoir, a major attraction in the area, is conveniently adjacent to the Carsington Water Club Site. A mere 15 minutes walk will bring you to its great selection of leisure facilities including fishing, sailing, windsurfing and a children's playground. The caravan site is also an excellent base for walkers and cyclists wishing to explore the beautiful scenery of Dovedale and the surrounding countryside. The local villages, all with excellent pubs and restaurants offering hearty food, are within two to three miles. As you travel around the region exploring, look out for examples of Derbyshire's home grown art - "Well Dressing" - which happens in many villages from May to September.

Things to do on site ...

  • Bike hire
  • Playground

Facilities on site ...

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

Prices

Extras

Price per night for extra car: £2.00

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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:

A good walk from the site is around Carsington Water (8 miles), and the Peak District National Park and High Peaks offer outstanding walking.

Supermarket notes:

The closest are Sainsburys (MH access), Co-Op, Waitrose and Aldi (MH access) in Ashbourne, about 6 miles from the site.

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Directions

Please only use these recommended directions for the final approach and not sat nav, as this will navigate you to the rear entrance. Please do not attempt narrow route from Kirk Ireton, or use A52 from west due to steep gradients. Turn left off the A517 (Ashbourne – Belper) in Hulland Ward at the signpost to Carsington Water into Dog Lane. In 0.75 mile at the crossroads turn right at the brown signpost to Carsington Water. The site is on the right in 1 mile.

Sites key: Club Site

Postcode:
DE6 3JL
GPS:
Lat 53.04414 / Lon -1.62705
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OS field ref:
SK250497
OS map ref:
119
Handbook map ref:
H7

Transport links

  • Bus stop within 1 mile
  • Buses go to: Ashbourne and Matlock
  • Car hire on site
  • Daily public Transport within 1 mile
  • Nearest park and ride: Derby

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Spooky Halloween

Went to Carsington for 4 nights in the October half term which this year included Halloween. Lovely to see pumpkins outside caravans and motorhomes and everyone welcomed our grandchildren for "Trick or Treat". Plenty of things to do, Carsington Water Visitor Centre is within walking distance or there is a huge (but pricey) car park. The centre does not welcome dogs but the shops in the courtyard do, and there is space outside to eat.The Churnet Valley Railway had its kids halloween while we were there and that was a good visit. Peak Village at Rowsley was good as well. Plenty of shopping in Ashbourne, several dog walks on site and great staff, one of whome booked me a table at the Knockerdown pub just up the road for an evening meal. Good menu there, looked pricey at first sight but only £55 for six of us, so quite reasonable. Recommended! Information room is small but plenty of information there.First visit for something like 20 years but we will come again - especially for the BBC Radio 2 in the toilets!
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excellent Autumn Break

a late decision to go away, left us looking to go close to home and we are so glad we did. we had never stayed here before as it is only a short drive from our home, what a mistake that has been from the moment we arrived we got a lovely warm welcome and had everything explained to us. the staff, facilities and site were all excellent and considering the time of year you'd expect the site to be covered in leaves etc but know the staff must have worked exceptionally hard to keep it this clear and clean the toilets and showers where immaculate all in all a great weekend made all the more special by very friendly helpful staff and to their credit an immaculate site Thank you so much !

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Magnificent Autumn Break

Just spent a gorgeous few days at this site. Polite, friendly and professional staff. Facilities excellent and the site overall, is very well tended. Everything appeared to be in mint condition. Ready access to Carsington Water Reservoir. A breathtaking walk around the reservoir of about 8.5 miles. A cycle route is also avaiable alongside. Visitor centre en route provides excellent opportunities for refreshment and craft shops etc with delightful views across the reservoir. The camp site is also within easy striking distance of Kedlestone Hall; the ancestral home of the Curzon family. Extending back to William the Conqueror, the Hall is rich in their family history. The outside features magnificent gardens and offers a variety of different lenghth walks with superb views of the hall. Carsington Water camp site has a lot to offer.
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Beautiful Site

A lovely site, nestled in Pine Trees. I agree with other reviews and there's no reason to add more. I wouldnt hesitate in recommending and I will stay again should I be in the area.
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Lovely weekend in fantastic site

What a warm and friendly welcome and stay! The site was beautifully maintained with all facilities immaculately clean, warm and welcoming. There was even a dog shower for our rather grubby dog after a walk around the reservoir! Would definitely recommend?
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