Carsington Water Caravan Club Site

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 Derbyshire 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 ...

  • 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

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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.

Check out our ViewRanger walk.

Supermarket notes:

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

Great savings on days out

Offers available to Club members

Offer image for: Ecclesbourne Valley Railway - 50% discount
Offer image for: Crich Tramway Village - Two for the price of one
Offer image for: Go Falconry - Yeaveley - 10% discount
Offer image for: Haddon Hall - 20% discount
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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
Plan a route to this site
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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Brilliant place to stay

Carsington Water Caravan Club Site
Stayed here for a week and thoroughly enjoyed the cycling and the ease of catching public transport The site was looked after very well and the toilets and showers were immaculate. Could not recommend this site highly enough. Will definitely return.

Crowlander

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Reviewed on 28/10/2021 18:12

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Lovely spot, hope to return next year.

Carsington Water Caravan Club Site
The site is beautiful, surrounded by tall pines, next to a large reservoir and the pitches are well designed and spaced out. The management has sensible rules about behavior to help everyone enjoy their stay but our stay was at the end of the season so the site was not overly full anyway. Facilities are great and kept well clean. The walk around the reservoir was good (despite a cold wind) and the site has its own dog walk round the outside with a view over the reservoir from one side. Would have been good to have a place to allow the dog to have a run. However, we went out for the day so we could do that and we also had to find 4G for a video call, but site is already undergoing improvements to help enhance their network. Overall, great stay and we will go back.

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Reviewed on 26/10/2021 23:30

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"Neighbours from hell"

Carsington Water Caravan Club Site
It seems from the reviews that this is a recurring theme at this otherwise lovely site. We found out the hard way. Suggest that if a motorhome arrives and the occupants have very loud voices and are then joined by similar - move pitch quick....another clue is the union flag on a pole.

Blackheart

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Reviewed on 24/10/2021 12:57

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We Love it here

Carsington Water Caravan Club Site
Just returned from a long weekend here. It is our local site and we love it. Everyone is so welcoming and the site is so well kept it is a pleasure to visit. Plenty of walks from the site itself as well as Carsington Water visitors centre nearby to. Good old fashioned pub at Kirk Ireton as well. Ashbourne is nearby as well. We’ll be back very soon.

MrsWolf

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Reviewed on 22/10/2021 21:01

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Third Time Lucky

Carsington Water Caravan Club Site
This was a last minute change of booking to a site near to our home as we'd worked out that we had enough fuel to get to Carsington and back when all the petrol stations around us were closed. The site was full enough to be interesting, but not packed out and so it was very quiet and peaceful. The location and facilities are excellent. The bus service "Carsington Connection" is running and we saw a number of people use it. Our previous two visits to Carsington were spolied by "the neighbours from hell" hence the title Third Time Lucky.

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Reviewed on 06/10/2021 07:12

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Site contact details

Telephone:
01335 370903

Site information

Remember, you only pay 12.5% VAT on Club campsite prices for stays until 31 March 2022! All you need to do is book your holiday as normal, and the discount will be applied to the appropriate rate when you pay on site.

With our campsites busier than ever right now, we'd really appreciate your support with a few things to help everyone have a safe and enjoyable stay. Please be mindful of site arrival times (as they do vary), keep children and pets close by and within sight, and ensure you keep your speed below 5mph. Thank you!

All internal shared facility areas, including toilet and shower blocks, wash up areas, laundry rooms, drying rooms and information rooms are now fully open, however in order to continue to protect our staff, we do still require social distancing and the wearing of face coverings in line with government advice.