Slate Hall

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Just as a CL should be

This is just as a CL should be in our view - surrounded by farm land so very rural, very spacious, quiet (aircraft noise mentioned elsewhere not a problem) and well-run by a lovely lady. The site also benefits from a tap on each pitch, along with mains hook-up of course. The separate toilet and shower for the CL (we didn't use the latter) was clean and tidy when we were there. This site represents very good value for what it offers. We so enjoyed our stay there in August we will be returning in a couple of weeks' time.
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HOSTS WHO GO THAT EXTRA MILE

In our experience, those who host CLs are often ‘involved’ and customer facing or, you are lucky if you see them at all. Whilst this many not necessarily reflect the quality of the site many reading this review will identify this scenario. We are pleased to report that our charming hosts at Slate Hall, Mike and Rosina, are in the first category. This is a very good site; spacious, mostly flat, away from the (relatively quiet) road, surrounded by mature trees, yet letting in the sunshine. Toilet and shower (latter not used by us) are well kept and everything else is as it should be. This was not our first stay here, which itself supports our view that we were more than satisfied with everything. We enjoy going to new places and it is not often we return to a site, especially not one some distance from our home in Devon. Returning to my opening comment; we had a problem (with our car) whilst here. On a day we were meeting up with old friends in Cambridge, with limited contingency time, we found our car battery flat (our own fault). Not being ‘vulnerable’ customers, or in a situation of any danger, we knew it would be a long wait for our breakdown service to reach us. No sooner had I explained to Rosina, she phoned Mike who was busy with other things out and about on the farm. With a response that would give credit to the emergency services he returned forthwith, located his portable charger, and promptly got us started. What an absolute pair of stars Mike and Rosina are. Not only was this way above and beyond their obligations; this was performed with a cheery attitude and a smile, and, very quickly. We were in good time to meet with our friends and the battery has been going well since. Thank you Mike and Rosina, we’ll see you again sometime!
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Lovely weekend

Slate Hall is a lovely little CL site. The caravans are nicely spaced out on the field and there is EHU and water direct to the caravan. The views are to open countryside and the field is flat and mown. There is a shower and toilet that are both clean. The owners are very friendly and helpful. The village of Helions Bumpstead is picturesque but there is no local shop and the pub didn't look great. There are two pubs 3 miles away in Steeple Bumpstead that serve great food. We would definitely visit here again.

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Nice site but!!

We spent 3 nights on this CL on a working farm (pigs) which is in a lovely area ,with great views from the grass and a couple of the hardstanding pitches, EHU and a water point to all pitches,some aircraft noise from Stansted at times (not intrusive) the thing that let it down when we were on site with several others ,was the condition of the Shower and Toilet,which all the time we were there and possibly before we arrived, had not been cleaned which was very evident with old dust/cobwebs and full bin in the toilet,and a towel by the hand basin that was not what i would want to use
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Lovely site in the middle of country

Lovely site with welcoming hosts. On the back of a working farm, the views from the pitch field are amazing. Walks literally everywhere, and a pub very close by even though we've not tried it. Water and 240v at every pitch which is handy although we're used to being self-sufficient. There's only one toilet and shower, which is 50p meter job, but didn't use either. We're used to £6-7 pn sites with no facilities but we couldn't find any open at the time of year around here so came here. We only use about £1 of gas on a no-facility site so the price difference doens't work out. Having said that, this place is lovely, and if you need hook up and constant water then this is perfect. Loads of lovely little villlages close by and Saffron Walden is only 25 mins by car. There are so many walks here you could spend a week and not repeat.
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Lovely Slate Hall CL

This was our first caravan holiday and unfortunately we chose a very wet weekend to stay at Slate Hall (Easter 2018). Even though it was incredibly wet, Slate Hall has hard standing areas and we had the whole site to ourselves. We downloaded the pdf directions from the site and it had directions to the wrong destination! We rang and spoke to Rosina who was very helpful and gave us the correct postcode (thankfully!). On arrival we were greeted by Mike who was friendly and helpful (offering to reverse our caravan in for me!). Shower and toilet area were very clean although maybe the shower head could do with replacing or there was a lack of water pressure. This didn't ruin our stay though and we had a fabulous time and we were really pleased we chose this site as our first holiday. (ps great location for dog walkers... the walks along the river Stour are lovely!)

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Top Notch

Recently spent a few nights here, and would quite happily have stayed a lot longer. Small amount of aircraft noise from Stansted, but so unobtrusive I had to point it out to my Mrs. Beautifully kept pitching area with enough room for a dozen vans or more, so everybody gets plenty of space. Great views over adjoining farmland and plenty of dog walks nearby. Lots of small towns and pretty villages within easy reach, with all the shops you might need (in particular, a little independent wine shop on the road towards Clare-highly recommended) All in all a wonderful little site, and if we're ever in that area again I don't think we need to consider any others.

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Slate Hall

We live in Spain. Slate Hall has been our UK home from home for 16 years. Perfect for Motor Home Summer and Winter. Nothing too much trouble, always a very friendly welcome from Rosina and Mike. Wide entrance for motor home towing car. Grass always mowed to perfection. Trees offer shelter from Winter winds. Water and Electricity to all pitches. Some hard standing pitches. PERFICK !!

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Excellent site with lovely owners

We spent nine nights here visiting relatives along with some sightseeing. Nicely kept quiet site, spotless facilities. Very welcoming and helpful owners. Will definitely stay here when we are next in the area.
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Quiet outlook across rolling farmland

This is our first CL site we have stayed at. We were only here for a couple of days and this is about 20 miles from where we live.  We was greeted by a sweet elderly couple, who explained where everything was, then let us go and find a nice quiet pitch. The couple then left us to relax the view and tranquility. Even though we was only 20 miles from home, we felt as if we was a lot further.  Slate Hall was set in a nice area for rolling hills for cycling to nearby towns like Saffron Walden or Clare.  Showers and toilets were very clean. Plenty of water tap around the quaint site.  We will be returning again for a nice chilled out weekend.  Thank you 

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