Rated 4 of 5

Rated 4 of 5

Peace and tranquility

Rated 5 of 5

Access to local places of interest

Rated 5 of 5

Beauty of surroundings and scenery

Rated 5 of 5

Ease of arrival/welcome

Everything a CL should be

First of all the nitty gritty:- The site is level and the electricity hook ups are well spaced out. Access from the road is easy even for larger units. The site is well kept and the owner very friendly making a tour of the site in the morning and evening to check if all was OK and to stop for a chat. TV reception is variable there being more than one transmitter mast from which signals can be received. There is a large supermarket ( a CoOp) in the next village (Manning tree) with a good selection of all requirements, meat bread wine beer etc etc. The site has good access to Alton Water either by car or bus which run every hour. The site has a view south across the Stour Estuary and there is a lovely walk down a small lane to the sea wall and then along the banks of the estuary towards Stutton The small pub in the village of Stutton, The Gardeners Arms has a good selection of proper beers but unfortunately for some is not dog friendly but since we do not have a dog this was of little consequence. The walk back along the road is to be avoided so retrace back to the sea wall and back to the site. The site itself is quite although there is the occasional siren/hooter from the railway line that passes about a quarter of a mile away. This was infrequent but was the only reason for the 4 stars under peace and tranquility. At late evening on all nights during our stay we were entertained by two bats that were hunting for insects within a few metres of our caravan. All in all it is a well kept friendly site which can be used as a base to explore the Shotley Peninsular including Alton Water or just to sit and relax taking in the views across the estuary. We did both during our short stay of five nights and will certainly return. Thank you for a lovely weekend.

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