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

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:

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
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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GREAT WOODLAND LOCATION

We stayed here from the 24th June to the 4th July in glorious weather. Our reception by wardens/assistant wardens was friendly and helpful. We chose pitch 62 being one of the few remaining pitches with afternoon sun. It was very convenient being next to the end of the toilet block. The facilities were excellent and immaculately kept with spacious shower cubicles and lots of hooks. The surrounding area is beautiful and includes an eight mile walk round the reservoir. Ashbourne is close by and useful for supermarket shopping. Belper and Bakewell are in striking distance and well worth a visit as is Dovedale where our golden retriever was able to cool off in the river. Be aware that the pine trees drip sap which gets on your car, caravan and awning (strangely it washed off the car in the rain on the way home). We found the hardstanding extremely hard when trying to put pegs in for the awning and used a combination of heavy duty pegs hammered in and some screw in pegs. This is a unique environment and we would hope to return some day.

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Fabulous site

Beautifully located this is a fabulous site for everyone. We have visited several times and even when full it never seems busy. It is immaculately kept and the facilities are scrupulously clean. We take our dogs and this site has the best dog walk we have come across though it can get muddy during wet weather and is hilly and uneven in places (not a criticism). The staff are friendly and helpful and went over and above to try to sort out a booking error we found we had on arrival on our last visit. We absolutely love this site and plan to return again in the near future.

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Wonderful walks

Excellent site with secluded pitches to suit all needs. Good central location for visiting attractions. Site staff always approachable and helpful. Will return again as even when site was full over the weekends we stayed there it never seemed crowded. We have 2 dogs and the walk is with out doubt the best we have come across but it is definitely for the able bodied in places. This is not a criticism but it goes around the perimeter of the site and is hilly in places and the dogs loved it.

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A Good Place to Stay

We stayed here to travel about Derbyshire and found the staff very helpful. The site is well maintained and kept neat and tidy. We found the toilet block clean and some what fresher than most. Being among the trees gave some peaceful moments with only the bird song to disturb us. Try walking along the dog walks for excellent views even if like us you don't have a dog.

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We regularly stay at this site as it is excellent for our weekend breaks and not too far from home. The staff are very friendly and helpful, nothing is too much trouble. The site is kept immaculately. There is plenty in the locality to keep all ages occupied - walkers, bikers, water enthusiasts etc. Highly recommended.
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Telephone:
01335 370903

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Site information

Please be aware the motorhome service point at this site will be unavailable due to essential maintenance taking place between Monday 23 and Saturday 28 July. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.