Bridport Bingham Grange Club Site

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Excellent site

We have just returned from Bingham Grange and thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the site. Despite some work being carried out this did not make any difference as the work being done will only make will be beneficial to the site. The wardens were excellent, polite and very helpful. The Buzzard Bar serves very good food, well cooked and good value. We will definitely return.
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Under standard

I am sure work is underway in the re design of this site, the possibilities are there. Some work seems to be underway as our pitch was quite near where the digger started work at 9 am both days we were there, a quite retreat from my wife's recent illness, hence the poor rating for peace and quite. Maybe a pre warning would have been good. I am a great fan of the Clubs standards (that's why I'm a member) so I cannot recommend this site just yet, the outside dish wash area left a lot to be desired, the toilet block needs to reflect the Club's other sites facilities. On the plus side, the site is excellently placed for visiting the Dorset coast, the warden I spoke to was of the expected quality and the cleanliness was good. I think this is my first negative review of a Club site !
Motorhomer from Cornwall

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Work in progress

I agree with previous reviews in that this site is not yet up to the high standards we are used to at other club sites. That said I have no doubt that this site will be an asset to the club when the work has been done and become a very popular site. It is in a quiet rural location but within five minutes drive of Bridport and the harbour at West Bay. It is also well situated for visits to Weymouth, Lyme Regis and many other of Dorsets attractions. Some of the pitches are small and could present a challenge with a large outfit. (How did we manage before movers came along) and in my humble opinion the pitches are poorly arranged. There is not the usual one way system on site so extra care is needed. I agree the gravel used on pitches is too fine but did not present any problems other than the jockey wheel tended to dig in. We thought the bar and restaurant was a good addition. We would like to see more sites with these facilities although I know many will disagree. There is no club wifi on site, again each to their own but in the 21st century all members should have access to good wifi. I know many people like to escape all things techno but remember you don't have to use it. The toilet and shower facilities are not club standard, but were up to the usual high standard of cleanliness I presume an update and rethink of these facilities will be high on the to do list. All things considered we enjoyed our stay and would definitely recommend it to others. I think the wardens on site deserve a mention in that they have been placed in a very challenging situation on a new site that is not yet quite up to standard. They were all very friendly and helpful and deserve a gold star. One final footnote the dog walk is one of the largest and best I have come accross.

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Spoilt Peace and Quiet

We first stayed at the site in June and were so impressed with the peace and quiet, that we went back in August. Everything would have been fine if it hadn't been for people using pitches 75 and 103, who had obviously come together. they were loud and had no respect or regard for others on site. The wardens also had to speak to those on pitch 103 a couple of times re Health & Safety issues of having windbreaks completely around their tent, but they took no notice. Our quiet get away was therefore spoilt. Not sure now if we will ever return to this site. We were also disappointed that for the second time a pitch was allocated by the wardens, so we had no choice of pitch as we do at other CMC sites.
Caravanner from Hampshire

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Dog friendly camping site

We came at one of the hotest weeks of the summer and requested a shady pitch for the comfort of the dogs. The site was excellent with trees for cover and secluded. There was a dog walk close by which had chippings and shade from the trees overhead and another walk which was grassy. As our motorhome was new to us we had a few teething problems and the wardens were more than ready to help in any way they could and always found time for us. The showers and toilets were always spotlessly clean and tidy also the washing up area was always clean and we saw no rubbish around. We will definitely come back in the future. THANK YOU TO THE STAFF

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We nearly cancelled ‘but’

We booked this site prior to CAMC acquiring it and nearly cancelled due to some of the negative reviews posted after the takeover, so glad we didn’t. The pea shingle wasn’t a problem and although some of the pitches are on the small side we were told this is going to be addressed. The hedges add to the site making it interesting with some pitches having there own little space. The restaurant was nice and as long as you know in advance about the days it’s is open a great place. It would be helpful if this information is on the site page. We had a serviced pitch and you definitely needed ramps (we have a Motorhome). The dog walk round the site was great, you could walk right down to the river for the dogs to have a dip. We walked to the Hare and Hounds through the back gate, it is a good 50 minuets over fields, stiles, gates and bridges but worth it when you get there as there are great views form the garden. We will definitely be back to see how the changes go.
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Pea Gravel nightmare

The wardens are friendly and trying to accommodate people’s needs here, but the site in its current state is probably proving very difficult for them to manage. The site is very awkwardly set out and difficult to manoeuvre large outfits, pitches are tight unlevel and covered in small pea gravel, some of it is very deep too, the gravel is difficult to walk on, gets everywhere including your shoes/flip flops and inside the motorhome. We travel with a heavy motorcycle which was seriously dangerous and difficult to manoeuvre on the pea gravel, for this reason alone we won’t return and have cancelled all further bookings here. On every occasion I visited the the toilet facilities over a 5 day period the paper towel/sanitary towel bins were full and overflowing, on our morning of departure I visited the toilets to find no toilet paper at all, although the facilities appeared to be kept clean. I found the view from our pitch was looking at the rear of buildings which felt like we were camped in someone’s back yard and every time a vehicle passed on the gravel dirt road, clouds of dust were thrown up and blown across our pitch in to my motorhome, if we were unlucky enough to be cooking outdoors on the Cadac the dust thrown up drifted on to our food. It didn’t matter if the vehicle drove past slowly as most vehicle exhausts curve down pointing at the road, which blows straight at the dirty dusty road surface creating this most unpleasant experience. We were also not given a choice of empty pitches but instead allocated a pitch number on arrival. The warden explained this was due to previous bookings taken by the previous owners who allowed booking specific pitches, obviously this situation should change for next season. I realise the club has only recently taken ownership of this site so have inherited many of these issues, but this site falls way short of the clubs usual standards so will require serious investment and some major works before it warrants the prices being charged. I also found the entrance to the lower pitches ugly and uninviting. There is also the problem of grounds maintenance with noise and fumes, as the amount of natural growth needing noisy polluting equipment to control is going to be a challenge too. On arrival and after a long drive, then faced with difficult pitch conditions to set up on, a lie down and rest was in order, as soon as my head hit the pillow strimmers etc fired up and droned on in the background close to our pitch making me wish I’d stayed in the peace and quiet of home... I hope the site wardens and club can turn this site around for its members but it’s not for us.
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Different

I have titled this review because this site does not, as yet, reach the CAMC high standards. Loud hedge trimming for what seemed hours at a time, and the Buzzard bar and restaurant does not open on a Tuesday and Wednesday in the high season of August. Some of the pitches are a little tight for maneuvering and the gravel is very small ( not the usual CAMC grade) therefore noisy walking and sandal filling. The wardens are doing a grand job in what seems like quite a difficult time in the transition period from private ownership .I recommend the walk along the riverbank to the Hare and Hounds at Waytown (about 40mins) they open every day and don't take time off when customers want them!! We will return to see how the CAMC have upgraded and improved the site and get more staff to man the bar and restaurant to provide a service to customers, not just themselves.Great location. Efficient and friendly wardens trying very hard and mostly succeeding..
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Beautiful

We found this site fantastic, turned up a bit early I'd messed up on the online booking and forgot to add my awning and my husband (whoops) but the staff were super lovely relocated us to a peaceful private pitch which was easy to get into as id explained we were rubbish at reversing and the motor mover was broken so a warden came and helped us monover into our spot, the family bathrooms were beautifully setup with lovely powerful hot showers (just what we needed after a week roughing it on the other side of Dorset in a field with no facilities) Our 3 children were made very welcome (nothing worse then being made feel unwelcome simply because you have small people with you) and the gin in the bar was very tasty. We decided to stay another day and the wardens again were very accommodating. We will definitely be going back next year!!!
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Update on earlier review

A warning to those approaching the site from Bridport, the post code used on some Sat nav tire to turn you left Down. a very narrow lane about 400yards before site keep onmain road,but site sign is quite obscured until right on top of entrance
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