Gatwick Caravan Club Site (REF : AMB)

Charlwood Road, Lowfield Heath, Crawley, West Sussex, RH11 0QA

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Ideal for ...

  • Cycling
  • Dogs

Why stay here ...

Located conveniently close to the A23, the Gatwick Club Site is well suited as a stopover base for exploring the treasures of the West Sussex area. At just a half hour journey by rail from Gatwick, the caravan park is also perfect for sightseeing or shopping trips to London. With close proximity to the airport, the site is in the perfect location for keen plane spotters.

To the south of Gatwick Club Site (formerly Amberley Fields), the lovely coastal town of Brighton is within a short driving distance for all the benefits of a traditional English seaside resort. This lively town is known to have a bustling but friendly atmosphere and is famous for its vast pebble beach as well as its 1,722 ft long pier. Those keen to stock up on conveniences as fast as possible will find nearby Crawley is well located to the caravan park. Apart from the usual necessities, the town offers a fun arcade and a select variety of restaurants and shops to enjoy.

Facilities on site ...

  • BBQs allowed: charcoal, gas
  • Disabled facilities: facilities for wheelchair disabled
  • Disabled shower room
  • Dog walk on site
  • Electric hook-up
  • Gas
  • Late arrivals area with electric hook-up
  • Laundry facilities
  • Motorhome service point
  • Toilet block
  • TV reception: good
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi charge
  • Wi-Fi rating: Silver

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Walking notes:

Good walks can be enjoyed in local parks such as Tilgate, within 2 miles of the site. The Ashdown Forest, home of Winnie the Pooh is also nearby.

Supermarket notes:

There is a Sainsburys at West Green, 1.5 miles away, and a Tesco Express at Bettsway, 1 mile away.

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Directions

Leave the M23 at junction 10 onto the A2011 dual carriageway to Crawley. In about 1 mile at the roundabout follow signs for Horsham. In 0.75 mile at the roundabout turn right onto the A23 (signposted Gatwick, London). In 1.25 miles at the second roundabout turn left (signposted Charlwood). In 90 metres at the roundabout turn left by Car Rental depot. The site is on the left in 1 mile. Note: Security barrier (card required) in operation.

Sites key: Club Site

Postcode:
RH11 0QA
GPS:
Lat 51.14319 / Lon -0.20212
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OS field ref:
TQ258396
OS map ref:
187
Handbook map ref:
K3

Transport links

  • Car hire on site
  • Nearest park and ride: N/A
  • Nearest train station: Three Bridges
  • Train station within 5 miles

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What's missing

Excellent facilities, cleanliness and welcome by staff. BUT..... We only stayed one night and found the site to be somewhat soulless. It appears that there are more long-term working occupants who seem to use it as home (I assume to take advantage of the seasonal rates for living in that part of the world, with only 10 day a year non-occupancy regulation it's a cheap way of living near Crawley) . We were also advised by staff not to walk along the road outside the camp due to the amount off traffic, so confined to the site! It was fascinating to watch the aircraft, but it's not top of my list next time I'm that way.

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Noisy, and I do not mean the planes !

I stayed here for 2 nights (Friday and Saturday). The welcome and wardens were great and the pitch level and tidy. All facilities where spotless and in good order (very nice hot shower). There is noise from the planes taking off, but given the location this was not an issue. The main issue with the site is the location of he entrance to the Caravan storage area. It holds 500 caravans / motor homes and the entrance to this is on the far side of the site. This means you have a constant stream of caravans / cars / motor homes coming and going. The cleaning area is on the site just outside the gates so again there was a constant stream of people cleaning (jet washing ) their caravans and motor homes (one with a petrol driven jet washer that made a racket for over 45 minutes. I raised this with the staff onsite, but they said the rues are they can clean between 08:00 - 18:00 everyday and can use a generator / petrol powered cleaner. The cars coming and going did also not seem to be sticking to the 5 MPH / 1st gear rue I was told about when I registered. Given the noise and "traffic" flowing through the site, I would not say this is a relaxing site or suitable for small children. I would suggest moving the entrance to the storage to a location nearer to the site entrance, to avoid the need for the users to go right through the site to collect and also move the cleaning facilities to the inside on the storage area away from pitches.
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Fantastic wardens

We have just stayed for one night at Gatwick and really wanted to leave a review, which is something I wouldn’t normally do. The wardens, I believe we’re called Jeff and Carole gave us the warmest welcome we have ever had in the many years of motorhoming and caravanning. They were warm and welcoming and gave us loads of information about the area. They also gave us great directions to our next stopover and as we have no idea about this area, was very useful, Facilities were spotless and well looked after. Yes, it is noisy due to the planes but we knew that already, and quite enjoyed watching them We would defo return if in the area.

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Another great stay

We have just returned from the Gatwick site, having spent a great couple of nights there. We have only been caravaning for a coupe of years but this is one of our favorite sites, we have been for many weekends here. The planes are not that noisy and don't prevent you sleeping, if you were a plane spotter you would be in heaven here. The main reason for the review is to thank the new wardens. All the previous wardens have been great and we are more than happy to deal with them and stay on their site. The current couple however are fantastic. They are always working but have time to help you if needed, they never seem to stop. The site facilities are the cleanest we have ever seen them, it is almost like being at home. That said the previous wardens also keep the site to a high standard.
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Well maintained site with pleasant wardens

Stayed her for a couple of nights after returning by Dieppe/Newhaven ferry. Took less than an hour from the port and easy to find. Yes, it's a noisy site as it's only 100mtrs from Gatwick runway with flights either taking off or landing every couple of minutes from 5.30am until 11.30pm. Great for plane spotters though. The site itself is very well maintained and the toilets/showers spotless. Wardens very pleasant. Major shops & supermarkets a short drive. An ideal stopover site but wouldn't recommend for a peaceful holiday.

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