Poolsbrook Country Park Caravan Club Site (REF : POC)

Pavilion Drive, Staveley, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S43 3WL

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Ideal for ...

  • Cycling
  • Dogs
  • Families
  • Motorhomes
  • Walking

Why stay here ...

You will be delighted by Poolsbrook Country Park Club Site - situated at the heart of the 165-acre Poolsbrook Country Park, it was previously the location of an active colliery. The land has now been magnificently transformed into an extensive country park, including a children's adventure play area, visitor centre, cafe for refreshments and many well stocked lakes for fishing. There are also many trails to explore, be it by foot, by cycle or with your dog, with the added bonus that the caravan park adjoins the Trans-Pennine Trail.

Poolsbrook Country Park Club Site uses a number of sustainable resource and energy features, making it an appealing destination for the environmentally aware concerned with kindness to our planet. The caravan site is also just 2 miles south of Staveley town centre, where you can absorb the area's industrial heritage. The entire area offers the opportunity to observe the interesting local wildlife - it is rich with a large variety of birds and animals. Easily accessible and conveniently located from the M1 motorway, the site is conveniently placed for stopover visits.

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
  • 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: poor
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi charge
  • Wi-Fi rating: Gold

Prices

Extras

Price per night for extra car: £2.00

Supplements

Supplement per night per service pitch £3.90

Pitches

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

Yes

Standard (electric & grass)

Yes

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

Yes

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

Nearby

Walking notes:
The Trans-Pennine Trail crosses the Country Park.

Supermarket notes:

The closest is Morrisons in Staveley, about 1 mile from the site. The car park is accessible for motorhomes.

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Directions

From South: leave the M1 at junction 29a. At the roundabout take the third exit (signposted M1 North, Staveley, A6192). At the second roundabout go straight on to the road signposted Staveley, A6192. In about 1.5 miles turn left immediately past the second colliery wheel into Meadows Drive and turn left again into Pavilion Drive. The Site entrance is on the right in about 200 yards. From North: leave the M1 at junction 29a. At the roundabout turn right (third exit), pass under the motorway and at the next roundabout turn right (fourth exit) signposted M1 North, Staveley. At the next roundabout go straight on (signposted Staveley). In about 1.5 mile turn left immediately past the second colliery wheel into Meadows Drive and turn left again into Pavilion Drive. The Site entrance is on the right in about 200 yards.

Sites key: Club Site

Postcode:
S43 3WL
GPS:
Lat 53.257986 / Lon -1.352283
Plan a route to this site
OS field ref:
SK434738
OS map ref:
120
Handbook map ref:
H8

Transport links

  • Bus stop within 1 mile
  • Buses go to: Chesterfield and Worksop
  • Car hire on site
  • Daily public Transport within 1 mile
  • Nearest train station: Chesterfield
  • Train station within 5 miles

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3 night stay

1st time visit but we where very impressed with the whole site & surroundings. The staff where very welcoming & they keep the park immaculate. We will definitely return

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A little gem of a site

Our stay at this site was well worth the wait. Ideally situated right next to a country park, was just wanted we needed to walk our dogs before breakfast. The walk around the lake was 1 mile and if you wanted more there were loads of walks criss-crossing the site; we really enjoyed the walk to the canal. There were plenty of country towns surrounding the site and we particularly enjoyed our hike up the trails at Matlock Bath; the views from the top of the gorge were awesome and for those who are unable or just a little lazy there is always the cable car to take you up and down the sides of the gorge. The site was very well looked after and the pitches were immaculate, grass well cut and the wardens were constantly battling the weeds on them; a picture card site. We will certainly paying this site another visit and for sure it has been added to the list of sites we like to visit frequently
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Return Visit

We used this site for the first time last year and decided it would be a good stop over point again this year on the way home from the the North East. I had booked a service pitch in order to be certain of a hardstanding. When we arrived there were plenty of empty standard hardstandings and the warden on reception suggested we could change if we wanted which we duly did and saved nearly £8. Good customer service, well done. Only other thing I would add is that I was pleased to see since our last visit the motorhome waste point has been converted to and open grill type which is so much more convenient to use.

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Been to Poolsbrook many times over the last few years and have always found it to be (in my opinion) the best maintained site in the club network. The wardens David & Jeanette and assistant wardens Andrew &Julie are always approachable, friendly and helpful and work extremely hard to offer spotless facilities at all times. There are lots of walking and cycling routes which run directly from the site and a children’s playground on the adjoining country park. Shop’s are also within walking distance so it’s nice not to have to use the car. All in all an extremely friendly and well run site.

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Finding the site was easy from motorway. Happy Days! Female warden at check in was not at all friendly, in fact I thought we'd upset her just by arriving. Male warden 'Andrew' was friendly and very helpful. Facilities were very clean. The site is eerily quiet with not many children / signs of life around at all. Over zealous enforcement of site one way system for kids on bikes, or anything else with wheels! Kind of got the feeling children were only welcome if they couldn't be seen or heard, as ours were encouraged by the warden to take their bikes to the park, next to a large deep lake, away from the site, which doesn't feel like a safe suggestion as the kids are 11 years old!! If I'm honest this site is for not for families in any way. Which is a little strange as its advertised as being suitable for families. My experience at Poolsbrook has put me off the Caravan and Motorhome Club. This is a shame as for the past 6 years I have used this club for family holidays all over the UK, in fact I've used club sites four times this summer, ( Abbey Wood, Norfolk Broads, Crossways and Centenary Site in the New Forest ) and not once were the rules around the one way system so fiercely reinforced or in fact ever spoken about. We had a very unfortunate incident at this site involving a adult threatening children within our group. A sad and unnecessary affair. As much as I feel Andrew (warden) was very polite and was positive about our kids behaviour , I also feel the threats made towards minors were not at all taken seriously, instead we had to take his advice on the chin and alter our plans to accommodate a difficult and unreasonable man. This incident made a number of us change our behaviour significantly, watch our every move for fear further confrontation and some of us reflected on the choice of club site. Finally a message for the Caravan and Motorhome Club. Deal with the real issues and deal with them well. Be proportionate and treat those who are reasonable fairly. Reasonable, young people including families are the Clubs future and should not be made scape goats to excuse unacceptable behaviour by the few. Stop hiding behind insignificant rules!
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