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. The Tissington and High Peak trails are about 6 miles from the site.

Supermarket notes:
The closest are Sainsbury’s, Somerfield and the Co-op in Ashbourne, about 4.5 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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Excellent site

Very friendly staff, excellent location. We will return when it re opens
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October Half Term Break

Stayed at Carsington for 3 nights over the October half term. The site is really close the cycle / walking tracks around the water which is pleasant but be warned if you have children under 8 Yrs, ideally the would need a bike with gears as there are some steep inclines / declines on the track. The cafe at the visitor centre served great food also. The site itself was immaculate, the shower/toilet blocks were in great condition and the team on site were friendly. Park was great for kids with our daughter spending most of her time at the site playing with other children. Would recommend if you want to get away from it all for a few days.

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Half term week

OK so this was ably assisted by relatively mild and very dry weather :-) October half term we booked Carsington partly because we'd not been before and partly hoping that we would be able to use the reservoir park to do some outdoors stuff. On arrive the site staff were very friendly, although we did struggle to find a pitch that our 7.8m Bailey would fit onto, made worse by trying to get 2 pitches close together with friends. In the end we were told the caravan would fit on 121, but it actually stuck out by about 18" into the driveway. Since that was a small loop part of the site it wasn't a significant issue but was a worry in the dark. The site was beautifully clean, has kids play areas and some woods the kids can get lost in. Being a short walk or cycle from Carsington water, it was perfect. I will go back again (when I can get all 4 bikes into the car and caravan)

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Great site in a great location

Stayed here over Oct half term with 4 teenagers and had a great time. The site was full for the majority of the week, but still very peaceful. We had a lovely pitch with plenty of space for awning and car, overlooking the water. The facilities were super and kept very clean. Location is great for walking and exploring lots to do and visit in close proximity. Would highly recommend if you have not visited.
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Family of 4, kids 8 & 9yrs

Have stayed on this site before, doesn't disappoint. Excellent helpful staff. No pitches for awnings available when booked, when I arrived because of cancellations was re-assigned awning pitch no hassle. Track from site to Carsington trail now all stoned, no muddy grass track to navigate. Just the right distance and hilliness to tyre kids and us. Cannot fault very well kept site.
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01335 370903

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