Rated 4 of 5

Rated 4 of 5

Peace and quiet

Rated 4 of 5

Facilities and cleanliness

Rated 5 of 5

Location

Rated 3 of 5

Good for families

Great potential

Bingham Grange. We stayed on the site in July for 7 nights. We had read the various reviews of the site and were pretty well prepared regarding what we could expect. We found that most of the negative comments about the site's infrastructure were basically correct. The toilet / shower facilities are, given the size of the site, inadequate to say the least. They were however kept as clean as the strange layout and general construction would allow. The wardens seem to come in for much praise and we can only add to that. They were helpful and very friendly. There was only one chemical emptying point for a site of around 140 pitches and that was near reception. However, the site slopes down the side of the valley and, as I understand it, there are no drains below the entrance area. Clearly it is a major task to install new drains but the club apparently has plans to do this and install pumps to raise the wastewater etc back up to the level of the existing sewer system. Plans are also afoot to provide new toilet blocks to the club's high standard, pitches are to be leveled and proper hard standings laid, (the small pea gravel is a nuisance and is too deep). What will happen to the miles (literally) of hedging? It's rather a nice feature, but then that's subjective. The down side to the hedges is the constant need to keep them trimmed; but it's like painting Blackpool Tower................some part always need doing, and it is very demanding on time. The bar is handy and we had a decent meal at a fair price. There is a very handy bus service into Bridport or one can walk through the fields. It takes about an hour. The 10 amp electric supply is not a problem as we are in a caravan and not a house. The lack of club wi-fi was irritating having just renewed my subscription but again, I was aware of this beforehand. What I find difficult to come to terms with is the fact that the infrastructure falls well below the standard that we expect from the club and yet they are charging us full whack for the use of those facilities. Though I look forward to seeing when it is finished, I shudder to think what the charges will be when all the work is done. We enjoyed our week at Bingham Grange and I have tried to be fair and objective with my comments. The site has great potential.
Caravanner from Cumberland

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