Royal Vale Caravan Park

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One night stop over

Not what I expected from it’s title royal vale and superior site. Not impressed it was clean enough small site very noisy road ver near site.would not be going back.
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Excellent Site

I’d already booked this site before reading the reviews so was a little nervous about what it would be like. I do not agree in the slightest with the poor reviews. The site was excellent. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The lady who booked us in told us where we could walk our dog. She also told us where dog friendly pubs could be found. The site was very well maintained. The pitch size was more than adequate. Any confident tower should be able to pitch their caravan. The toilet block was spotless and there was always more than enough toilet paper. There was nothing wrong with the showed - more than enough room to get dry. I personally see no reason why it shouldn’t be an affiliated caravan club site as suggested by other reviewers.
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Disappointing

Stayed on this site in June, it was very disappointing. The staff were pleasant enough. The facilities flashy and impractical. No dog walk on site, a ban on washing lines of all types. The site itself was very unkempt, the caravaners on the next pitch had to dig away tuft of grass just to locate his grey water waste. The pitches themselves were small and close together. Overall, overpriced and overrated.

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Lovely Adult only site

I was worried after reading the last 3 reviews BUT I don’t agree we had a lovely welcome on arrival we chose our pitch all are service pitches...we have a twin axle caravan..only had to do the last bit on the motor movers... just been to check out the shower block it’s really nice clean and modern with massive shower heads... very easy access... shame we are only here 1 night 23rd August 2018 Would recommend

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Not happy with this site

We were looking forward to visiting this site due to its location in Cheshire, so we tried it for just one night in anticipation of staying there for longer visits in the future. But we were very disappointed and will not return. Firstly, we felt unsafe. Our opinion was that that the spacing between outfits must have been less than the Club guidelines as we felt really cramped and at risk in case of a fire in the adjacent outfit. Luckily we have a motor mover otherwise there's no way we could manoeuvre our caravan in the cramped space. The concrete caravan standings looked hard and environmentally unkind for a rural site! At first appearance the toilet facilities looked plush, however there were no private wash cubicles and no apparent notice of cleaning times. Toilet rolls were missing in the loos and there was only one sink plug available for the dishwashing sinks. There appeared to be no dog walk on site as stated in the Club handbook, however we found an unsigned path in an adjacent field to use. There was dog mess on site, which had been trodden on and driven through! And all the rubbish (recycling, waste and dog poo) had to go in the same bin! In the Club handbook this site is marked with a butterfly symbol which is supposed to mean that it's quiet, however we were well aware of the traffic noise from the adjacent main road and the M6 during our stay. We read that the site had won a David Bellamy award but could not see any justification for this. The one positive to mention was that the Reception area was nice but a little OTT as it was more like a hotel reception area.
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What a Disappointment

The write-up on the site is glowing and it has five stars - but are the stars for ? The site not very-well laid out, with pitches being difficult to access without a motor-mover and rather short pitches too. Good to have all super pitches but not so good when our mains supply box was wobbling on it's flimsy stand. On our arrival we were told there were no service pitches available until the following day ( yes, we had paid for one ) and we were given a choice of two grass pitches ( one either side of the elsan disposal point !! ) or park on the grass near reception. This was not what we expected ! The brochure says that the dog walk is on site - not so. It is in an adjacent field and part of a Right of Way which leads through to other fields occupied by cattle - need I go on. Walking on the public road is difficult because of the narrowness of the footpath and the volume of traffic. The facilities - what can I say ! The dishwashing and laundry were in a good-sized room and kept clean by those of us who used them. There are no privacy cubicles and the showers are very narrow and short. The dressing area is little more than eighteen inches long so dressing in the dry is just not possible. Three times I complained to the young man in the office that three cubicles had no toilet paper - result, nothing happened. I even found excrement on a soap dispenser and yes it was reported but again nothing happened. There is just this one young man in reception, no wardens so nothing is done. Possibly the worst site I've ever stayed on in over thirty years of caravanning. Not worth any stars.
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Not all it's made out to be.

We stayed at Royal Vale because it was near to Tatton Park for the flower show. The site was very quiet while we were there, but there was an abundance of dogs. As the dog walk was a field away from the site a lot of people didn't bother to walk their dogs there, instead they let them mess on site, most picked it up but not all. There are no wardens on site, only a single person in the reception, but to be fair they were very friendly and helpful. Because of the position of the site, If you have a Motor Home you will to drive it everytime you go out as the bus stop is a mile and a half away and it only goes to Macclesfield. We weren't very impressed with the cleanliness of the toilets, and had to complain before they were cleaned, and toilet paper put in the cubicles, but that didn't happen until the next day. I wouldn't visit this site again as it is certainly not up to Caravan and Motorhome Club standards, and I cannot understand why the Club has given it an Affiliated Site rating, it just isn't good enough. Having said that you do get a super pitch, although the drain on our pitch smelt, and although we reported it, it was never sorted.
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Very Disappointing

We picked this site due to its proximity to Tatton Park and the write up in the site book as luxurious. Unfortunately this was not the case. As soon as we drove in we realised it didnt live up to the hype. The pitches are cramped together and people had trouble getting their unit in place. Some would be impossible without a mover. Too many rules and regulations, £3 per visitor.!! Visitors had to be off the site by 7pm!! Dog walk was not on site as advertised but on an adjacent public footpath in a field. Rubbish bins were overflowing. Toilet cleaning very average. Lots of cars not belonging to members being driven the wrong way round the site. The site is used by contractors. There is no way this is up to C&M club standards. We have since learned that they pay to go in the site book. This should not be allowed to happen without ongoing vetting. I am very disappointed to find a site like this allowed to operate under the C&M banner. The prices are too high and the standard too low. It is a pure business for the money and nothng else
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Warning - Make sure they havent overbooked

We booked this site as a stopover returning from Cornwall to Scotland for our 7.5Mtr Motorhome. The location is great but unfortunately that is the only positive. When we arrived like another eight families they had oversold the pitches and the only ones that they could offer us were Grass areas, where some were clearly unacceptable. An unfortunate foreign visitor was forced to park in the car park, next to the gas storage with the only view being to the rear of the reception building. With the promise of either a free return night at a later visit or a half charge this visit, as it was late on a Saturday afternoon, we all accepted the inferior pitches. I requested that they refund me for half the charge as I never want to return, although I am still waiting a week on for this to be credited. On set up we thought we would visit the local pub which is supposed to be up to a mile away according to the Sites Directory, wrong the nearest pub is over two miles away and we were advised a taxi would be about £13 each way. We decided to stay at our Motorhome but unfortunately a gathering of about 8 ladies were having a party outside a motorhome opposite our unit with sporadic serenading to the fellow campers which spoiled any chance of a peaceful evening, fortunately the noise reduced when it was dark. The toilet / shower block is adequate but certainly not as luxurious as portrayed. This site seems to be going through a change where the secondary field which used to allow Camping is now allocated to a few Static Homes. It had also received numerous awards about five years ago, but unfortunately has not kept to the same standard. If you are looking for a basic adult only site close to the M6 south of Manchester with small pitches, if they haven't oversold and you are not bothered if parties are held outside some of the pitches, this site would probably suffice. Unfortunately that is not what I joined the Caravan and Motorhome Club for and this has to be the worst Club site I have ever stayed within our club. I suggest that this site is audited as soon as possible to ensure what is being portrayed is correct.
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Useful one night stop

We stayed here for one night on our journey south then again on the way home as it is near the M6. We felt that the pitches are quite close together, and a bit small, glad we were only staying the night. The toilet and shower block seems fairly new, but I was disappointed with the cleanliness and that at least two of the toilets had no loo paper. The water in the showers wasn’t very hot, and cubicles have little space, and almost impossible to keep things dry. We were also told on arrival that they had a shortage of passes for the entry/exit barrier. We said we were leaving at around 8.30 on the Sunday morning, and the receptionist said that he would leave a card in a safe place for us to use as no one would be at reception until 10am. This didn’t happen, and we had to borrow a pass from another camper on site so that we could leave. Disappointing service. Noise from airplanes taking off went on until late at night and started again before 5am. We will not use again if we can find a better site near the M6 that splits our journey.
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