Carsington Water Caravan Club Site

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A gem..and so near

We know the area so well, and because the site is so near we have not until now thought to stay there … it is only 30 minutes towing away. But boy are we glad we made a last minute decision to book for a week. The sight is lovely hiding behind tall Pine Trees and we were lucky to get a pitch with glimpses of Carsington Water in all its moods. The dog walk is a good stretch and a rather splendid woodland walk. The site is very well kept and very open so the trees do not impose. I marked only 4 stars for Peace and Quiet as the character of the site does change at weekends and becomes much more family weekenders.... the rest of the time peace and quiet is the order of the day for what is a busy location. The site Team are professional and friendly, they maintain a shop with the essentials. As for the location even for us who are very familiar with the area we found lots to do...so for those from a distance come and enjoy exploring the delights of Derbyshire. Then back at the site you are miles away from anywhere....we will be regulars :-)

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Usual fantastic standards

Whats not to like about this place! 10 mins from the Dales, 2 mins from Carsington water and feels a million miles from anywhere. Usual great standards and friendly welcome...
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Lovely Peaceful Site

We stayed here for 2 nights recently. Beautiful site in a very quiet location set among tall Pine Trees - it reminded us of French sites we've stayed on. Some of the pitches had beautiful views of the countryside through the trees. We didn't get one of these but our pitch was still nice & very pleasant to sit outside. It was great watching all the rabbits, squirrels & birds. The showers & toilets were kept really clean & we liked the radio playing in there. The wardens were very friendly & helpful. We did the walk to Carsington Water, very pleasant, although a bit windy along the dam. The Visitors Centre had an interesting exhibition about the water supply, a few nice little shops, plus a cafe & ice cream bar, a nice way to spend an afternoon. The only thing we didn't like about this site is that it wasn't near to anything on foot, apart from Carsington Water. We have a motorhome so like to be able to walk into a town, village or even just a good pub.We realise that not everyone feels the same & if you want somewhere to just relax in peace & quiet & don't mind driving a bit more, than this site is perfect for you.

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Wonderful stay by the reservoir

Lovely campsite, very quiet and peaceful. As usual staff helpful and friendly and facilities excellent. Most pitches have some shade so if you're looking for sitting out in the sun, this might be an issue. Very few pitches have a view of the reservoir but there are walks close by and as we were on our bikes cycling to Carsington was not an issue. A lovely 8 mile cycle/walk path around the reservoir. The visitors centre at Carsington has a very good cafe/restaurant with reasonably priced food. When we were there, a fish and chip van visited the site on the Friday evening, fish was very good but sadly the chips were of the frozen variety!! and be prepared to queue, I stood for just over an hour. All in all though, a lovely stay, and would not hesitate to go back.
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Peaceful site

Just returned home from our first visit to this lovely site. It's only an hour & a half from home so it certainly won't be our last visit. Ideally situated 10 minutes walk from Carsington reservoir where we spent our first day wandering around its well signed footpaths. There's a nice visitors centre with a few shops & reasonably priced restaurant that has an outside balcony for a good view of all the watersport activity going. Plenty of bird life both on the water and in the surrounding countryside. The club site does have some shady areas under very tall trees so if you like the sun all day you need to pick your pitch carefully. The toilet block was immaculate during our stay and best of all NO PLASTIC STOOL IN THE SHOWERS!! The showers were lovely, plenty of room, plenty of hooks and the built in seat in the "dressing area" was great......not so keen on the radio playing in the facilities but willing to put up with that just for the absence of the dreaded plastic stool!!! Very little noise from the main road. Wardens friendly & helpful. The Bakewell Bakery delivers THE BEST Bakewell tart to the site and by all accounts they sell very quickly....didn't take us long to realise why. There are 2 play areas on the site one caters for young children the other for older more adventurous play. We didn't move our camper van whilst we were there, preferring to walk locally but know from previous visits to the area there are plenty of places of interest to both young & old within a very short driving distance
Motorhomer from West Yorkshire

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Pleasant stay despite the rain .

It rained constantly our whole stay , however we still enjoyed ourselves . The wardens did a marvellous job keeping the facilities clean despite the wet and mud . Near to the lake and would have been a lovely walk had the weather been kinder , travelled by car and enjoyed the walk around the island . Lots of wild life and birds , plenty of seating and picnic areas to admire the view . Coffee shop visit for lunch most welcome . Some brave souls in boats using the lake . Short ride to Ashbourne with plenty of shops . Not to far from Chatsworth to enjoy a lovely day out . On site the wild life were a joy to watch plenty of rabbits and squirrels. So I was dismayed to see so many off lead dogs on site , one of which bounded into our awning and caravan making a considerable mess with its muddy paws and coat . Took all day to clean it up . Inconsiderate owner of dog not at all interested . Spoilt our stay .
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First time visiting but we'll be back

We visited the site for the first time in June 2019 and despite the weather, it couldn't have been nicer. Its lovely to see the rabbits running around freely and we had a view of Carsington Water from our caravan. The dog walk around the site was pleasant and we will definitely be using this site for our weekend get-aways.

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A lovely site

Super site in a lovely setting, did think looking at the pictures it was right at the side of the Reservoir. didnt realise it was a 30 minute walk . Nicely spaced out pitches clean facilities and best ever dog walk all around the site. Visitor centre at Carsington Water worth a visit Lovely to sit outside on the terrace despite the awful weather. Dovedale is a must beautiful walk along the river so Riley had lots of swims Went to Tissington for the Well Dressing . what a lovely village worth a visit at any time. Only had one meal out at the Knockerdown Inn just 5minute drive. Good reasonably priced food and very dog friendly. Unfortunately we had bad weather so a bit disappointing as such a lovely area
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Fifth visit

I have been to Carsington five times and it has become our go to site for weekend breaks The woodland setting is lovely and depending on the pitch you get views over Carsinton Water or surrounding countryside. There are plenty of places nearby to visit and you can be involved in activities as active or relaxing as you wish. The café/restaurant at Carsington Water gives you a great view as well as good food. The facilities on site are excellent. The fish and chips on Friday nights are worth queuing for! I will be returning in a couple of weeks.
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Beautiful site,

Just stayed here 30/5 for 3 nights, the site is lovely and you can get some great spots in the sun, The toilet block is clean, but if your at one end or the other on the park then its quite a walk to the toilets. It would benefit from toilet/shower facilities at either end of the park. The dog enjoyed his lovely woodland walks.
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