Rated 4 of 5

Rated 4 of 5

Peace and tranquility

Rated 4 of 5

Access to local places of interest

Rated 4 of 5

Beauty of surroundings and scenery

Rated 1 of 5

Ease of arrival/welcome

Big disappointment

Just arrived back from this site a day early!!! The views from this site are beautiful, there is traffic noise but you know that when you book and the water tap on your pitch was very handy…but that’s where the good points end. The entrance to the site is tight and is long and very uneven and bumpy, that easily could be put right if they filled some of the holes. There is a feeding station next to the drive, up to the site, which made it very difficult to get through because the sheep gather there to feed and stand on the uneven path so you can’t get round my husband had to get out on a couple of occasions to move them (The feeding station could easily be moved to another area). Two gates to get through which are narrow and very hard to open owing to one of them not fitting into the connection and a piece of chain attached that is supposed to help (not if you are an average size woman) Hard standing, well only just! Thick mud everywhere, grass not cut. We asked if they could possibly cut the grass, we were told they didn’t have time! and they didn’t bother to follow up this request in the time we were there. The Elsan point is behind the house which is a long distance and muddy walk to get to. Rubbish emptying is through the two big gates, another very muddy walk, when a bin could have easily been put on the 5 van field. No welcome whatsoever, ( which can be appreciated and isn’t the issue here as they appeared to be in the middle of a busy lambing period), but if you haven’t time to run a CL to a good standard, don’t open till there is time!!! The site was £20 per night which certainly does not reflect the standard of this site at all. We do wonder if the Caravan Club, which we pay for, bother to go out and vet the standard of their sites. Having said all that when sat in your caravan you have a beautiful view and the area around is outstanding. We have never done a review before but felt compelled this time to give our opinion, CL sites are getting far to expensive when they are not up to a good standard.

Comment from the Club

Many thanks for your review. Our CL Adviser for the area has been in touch and would like to advise the following to address your concerns, which we take very seriously at the Club. First of all we would like to assure you that our CL Sites are inspected regularly by our CL Advisers. This CL Site is a working farm and our CL Adviser has inspected the lane and would like to assure you that the lane is not particularly uneven and bumpy, although in very wet weather it can be muddy as expected on a country farm lane.

The two gates from the area in front of the farm house to the CL are 12 feet wide and can be approached straight on, not at an angle. The CL Site has had no other complaints that the gates are difficult to open so we are sorry that you found this an issue and the CL Owner is aware of your concerns regarding this.

Unfortunately the grass could not be cut because of the terrible weather. It had been, and still was when you visited, particularly wet. If grass cutting had been attempted it could have damaged machinery and would have also made an awful mess.

The elsan emptying is behind the house, 200 metres away. The CL owners have looked at ways of relocating it to the CL but it would appear that this is not possible due to the terrain. The dustbins are at the end of the first field, a distance of approximately 100 metres.

As a working farm the CL owner can't always be there to welcome each member but is always happy to help so if any issues arise please contact them. We hope this helps address your concerns and thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback.

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