Gayton Marina

Rated 3 of 5

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Rated 2 of 5

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Rated 4 of 5

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Rated 3 of 5

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Rated 3 of 5

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NOISE from road is unbelievable

On arrival there is big signs for Gayton marina but thank god we didn’t turn in as turning around would have been an issue, no signage to say go past the first set of gates and turn into the next set, I emailed the previous day to ask for arrival information and was sent an address and that it was over two narrow canal bridges nothing about a different entrance, there is no CAMC sign up and god forbid if you arrive after 5 as reception is closed and you need a code to open the gates, was never asked for an arrival time either. When you do drive the 150 yards past the marina you go through the gates into a carpark on the side of a BUSY NOISY A45, that’s how it feels, we arrived at 4.30 it’s now 23.30 and still the road noise is horrific, the only thing separating you and the road is a canal and hedgerow if I could attach a sound bite I would as I’m sure only those that can sleep in ear defenders will come. It’s not full serviced, it’s hardcore thrown on some waste ground with a patch of mown weeds if you want a grass pitch. There is one toilet for each sex and just 1 shower. These are shared with the marina, there are no bins, you have to walk to the marina to find a bin, the water pressure to fill up a 40l aqua roll is laughable, it’s so slow you can leave it running empty the grey waste, make a cuppa and then go collect your aquaroll. This site really is an after thought, it’s a case of we have a bit of waste ground let’s throw down massive hardcore (don’t bring an air awning) and let a few vans stay on it. Rant over I can’t sleep TO NOISY

Madtrace

Caravanner

Reviewed on 17/09/2021 22:41

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Bigwig Toy Poodle Reports

My owner agrees with previous comments about the reception staff and the lack of welcome. I, as a four legged person enjoyed a run in the camping field which was safe for me (although escape artists could have got down to the canal size with a lot of effort I guess). Lovely walks on the towpath in both directions but one does have to do a short road walk with no pavement and a narrow bridge so take care of your hounds and keep them in close. Interesting to look around the marina and have a short walk; there is a swing bridge which is a bit scary but I was brave after the first crossing. There is road noise but I have hairy ears so it did not bother me. My driver reports the facilities were clean but a 3/4 minute walk from camper van. I think she was a bit worried about leaving me in the van as it was hot hot hot.

Bigwig

Campervanner

Reviewed on 05/08/2021 19:22

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Won't be returning

I only wish I had taken the time to read previous reviews before visiting this site but I think I was too busy focussing on the pictures of the marina - but you cannot see the marina from the site. It is unwelcoming, looks like a car park and not worth £21 per night. When I booked it was advertised as fully serviced which it most definitely isn't. The toilets and showers are shared with the marina, so a bit of a walk and potentially busy (only 2 loos and 1 shower) but very good. It doesn't display the CAMC badge so it's easy to drive by, and if you don't have the gate code which we didn't then you have to go into the marina first. On a plus side, it is easy access to the canal path for cycling and walking

Dawnbcou

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Reviewed on 30/06/2021 11:35

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Once only visit

On arrival electric gate broken leaving caravan out in live traffic,had to get maintenance guy to open it( was only 3mins). Was told our pitch was 3( on top of roughly spread type 1 stone) not much good for air awning & sons air bed. Had to go to office & try to move onto grass which we did, it is basically waste ground with weeds,I don't think the bricks or broken glass was extra cost,the ground is level near canal Bank then slopes slightly down towards hook up points 10ft from boundary fence it goes very deep slope also drainage channel. Was on full wind down of legs with blocks. Other couple there pointed out gate been broken since yesterday. On day 2 lock for ladies toilet broke so you couldn't access them, maintenance man was trying to open next morning but still not working 2 days later. The road noise is very loud A45,smaller lane from 6.30am till 9pm,rubbish bins are in marina, not water tap on each pitch as advertised. Did not see any marina staff all week, marina grass is perfect site well maintained .Appears as if touring site is an after though to make more revenue. Canal walks are lovely,lots of nice places to visit around area.Shower room( did need floor moping off at times) & toilets where very clean never had to que

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Reviewed on 12/06/2021 12:04

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An ugly unwelcoming site

We were really looking forward to visiting this site being located next to the canal however we were very disappointed on arrival. The site is quite small being half stone chips and half very unkempt grass - it had not seen a mower for several weeks and was very weedy. Road noise from both sides was very intrusive. Access isn’t great with three very narrow hump backed bridges in the way, very difficult to see oncoming vehicles. You cannot access the tow path from the site but need to take your life in your hands by walk-in down the lane to the bridge with no pavement. There is not fresh water on every pitch contrary to the entry on the CAMC app. The toilets and shower are modern and only a short walk away in the marina, but these are shared with the boat owners so could be busy. I don’t think we’ll be rushing back, a shame.

robbentley1963

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Reviewed on 07/06/2021 15:36

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Jiffy the Motorhome

The site contacted us before our holiday to inform us of the gate code and our pitch number which was very helpful. Beautifully laid out site. Two pitches are on the canal site and the other three against the fence. Water and waste disposal are on the right of the gates as you enter. Trees and shrubs have been planted for privacy from the road and to also hide the fences. They will be gorgeous when they have a chance to mature. The staff were very helpful on arrival, giving out maps to shops and local pubs. The marina is well set out with a shop, picnic tables, bins, toilets and showers. You have to walk about 120 meters along the road on the right of the gates to connect to the tow path. Most of the traffic beep their horns as they go over the bridge for safety, but the road is quite quiet most times. The A43 runs parallel to the canal, so we found it a little noisy the first evening, but it died down through the night. We never left the site in our Motorhome as there are so many walks and cycle paths to choose from. The canal path towards Northampton is quite wide to cycle on, with plenty of space for walkers too. Northampton has many green areas to visit-Upton Park, Hunsbury Park, Ladywell park and a hidden oasis which the dogs love is Sixfields Reservoir and nature reserve. We googled local bridlepaths for the area and spent a lot of time walking in the beautiful countryside adjacent to th e canal. There is a Premiere shop in the village of Blisworth which is a short walk along the canal to the left, where we stopped for a picnic. If you go right at the canal junction, the next village shop us Nina's; and they also have a fabulous pet shop and takeaway too. So much to do here, but we only had 6 days. Definitely will be back.

RebuchaH

Reviewed on 25/04/2021 20:42

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