Dovecote Moorings

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6 night stay

Just returned from a 6 night stay. Loved the site. Extremely peaceful and very pleasant surroundings. Lovely to sit out and relax. Also great for access to the surrounding area. Bidford is on the doorstep, with nice facilities. Wifi is a bit flaky tbh - sometimes you get it, sometimes you don't. Elsan point, water and rubbish all of good standard. Mark, the warden, is extremely helpful and relaxed and maintains the site very well. The only downside was that you need to walk along a short section of road, in both directions, to walk from the site. It's a shame that you can't walk off the site without having to walk on a busy road. We would definitely return.
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Lovely place to stay

Stayed here for a week-end break. Booking was easy via text messaging and arriving rather late we were left with the pitch nearest the entrance. There were adequate hook up points nearby which appeared fairly new, and a single fresh water point. The site was quiet , peaceful and clean and within a 20 min walk to Bidford-on-Avon. There was a slipway on site which you could use if you wanted to canoe or kayak ( you need to have a licence for the Avon), There is a Heart of England walk nearby which was interesting, and it was only 6 miles to Stratford-on-Avon. Mark came to have a chat the next morning, welcome us and tell us where the site facilities were. There was some road noise , but nothing too disturbing. and we had a very enjoyable stay. There is free wi-fi but we found it to be intermittant and unreliable. Overall one of the better sites.
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Very enjoyable stay

We enjoyed chatting to the other CL users and looking at the boats on the canal. Not a site for peace and quiet but still very restful. Water, rubbish and chemical emptying all fine. This area does flood, so it is probably not a winter site, but it was lovely in the summer. Plenty of free standing trees to give shade. Site nice and clean, friendly welcome.
Caravanner from Somerset

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Disappointed

The site was fairly pleasant right near the river Avon we booked by email and arrived on the Saturday afternoon with 4 other caravans on the site we were left with a pitch right at the end fortunately for us we had read another members review and had carried two hook up leads with us. We never saw the CL owner until the Monday fortunately one of the other members on site showed us where everything was and gave us the wi fi password no signs on the drinking water tap the site was relatively quiet over the weekend but got very noisy on the road behind us from early Monday morning with people travelling to work and continued throughout the week with the morning travel to work. There was always a lot of coming and going with the boat owners and their friends that were moored there and as another member said some showing no regard for the speed limit on site also one boat owner allowed his Staffie to roam the site off the lead and urinate on our water barrel also deficating around the site. we never felt very secure on the site as a lot of coming and going day and night then unfortunately on the Tuesday a large swing shovel digger and tractor and trailer arrived and started working on the bank side less than 20 meters from our pitch which soon became very noisy and as one boat owner told us was planned to take about two weeks. We had booked to stay till the Sunday but the noise got to us and we decided to move on we left early on Thursday afternoon however the site owner chose to deduct Thursday nights site fee from us and stated that he was quite within his rights to charge us for the whole stay that we had booked. It would have been nice if he had informed us of the planned works when we booked the week before I emailed him later that day and stated that we were disappointed that he had taken this course and that by not charging us for the Thursday night would have made some compensation for the noise he replied back with a apology and offered us 2 or 3 nights free on our next visit needless to say we will not be returning.

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The reason I only ticked 2 for arrival, was because the bridge you came over was closed, so you had to follow diversion. The site was pleasant, but fairly basic. The entrance was narrow.care required on entry and moving off pitch.If you wanted peace dont go to this site, as there was road noise at the back of you and cars going to and from the moorings.Shame really because nice area but will not be back
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Excellent CL

I can only endorse the other reviews. Site booked by email with good communication. Access from Bidford is over a narrow one-way bridge over the Avon which has some score marks on the stone but is wide enough for a caravan.  We were the 5th van so had little choice in pitch but the remaining space was fine. It's a good job we have 2 hook-up cables as one would not have reached. The facilities are fine for us, water, toilet disposal and bins (general waste and recycle able waste).  Yes, the road behind is close and audible bunt it's not at all busy.  Perhaps only slight downside - at least for us in autumn season - was a rather annoying swan that seems to prefer grass to water. With dogs, and perhaps young children, this was a little annoying.  But overall 5* with one deducted for peace and quiet. 
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We couldn't of wished for anymore

After struggling to find a local CL site to stay on over May bank holiday I was relieved when I got a call from Mark to say he'd had a cancellation and did we want the pitch. Mark was both helpful on the telephone and on e-mail and arrived to meet us within half hour of us arriving. He was very friendly and advised us on local events, where a park was for our 2 young children and gave us all the information we needed regarding site facilities - we couldn't of wished for anymore. The site was lovely and the pitches were not too near to the water so was less worrying for us as parents (although we don't let them out of sight anyway!). There was some road noise but nothing that bothered us and the site was easily accessible which was perfect as we're fairly new to caravanning! The site is situated near a lovely village which has everything you need and has a pub within walking distance (but we didn't get round to trying it out). All in all we had a fabulous time and will definitely be returning sometime in the near future.

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SHhhhhhs

Don't tell everyone or we will not be able to go there again. Was a bit boggy as it hadn't recovered fully from the floods earlier in the year,when it was well under water, but I think the grass was being cut the afternoon we left so that's a good sign. Only us on site for one night and we didn't venture out to the pub. visit: 8/4/14
Motorhomer from Lancashire

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Always a pleasure

I have stayed here 3 times and found it very relaxing. Mark will usually swing by within half hour of arriving (Always with Joe the border collie for company). The pitches are well spaced out and Mark keeps them cut with his sit on mower. There is a pub 200 yards away with great food and real ales! There is a lovely riverside walk to Welford where there are 2 pubs that are dog friendly and also serve good food. Will be here again this year!
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A beautiful riverside situation

This is a very attractive site, right by the River Avon and with plenty of trees and flowers. The owner was not around when we arrived, but responded to a call on his mobile, and told us the secret of the slightly unorthodox electric hook-ups -- you have to twist the plug into the socket. There is quite a lot of traffic from boat owners, but it didn't bother us much. The village is 5 minutes' walk away, and very attractive. It is a pleasant 20 minute walk across the fields to Bidford. Plenty to do in the area.

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