Date of Visit: July 2016

We booked this site for the weekend as our first trip out in our new (to us) caravan. Booking was easy. Check-in was quick and smooth and we were shown to our grass pitch, arriving Friday evening.

Unfortunately, we had similar issues to the previous reviewer. Key to the toilet block did not work every time regardless of the amount of ‘wiggling’. Good job we had taken our portaloo for the awning as it was needed on a couple of occasions having not been able to gain access to the toilet/shower block. Also like the previous reviewer, we found the number of notes all over the site saying what you could and couldn’t do to be quite off-putting and did not make us feel relaxed or at ease.

Once in the toilet/shower block, the facilities were clean and fine. You get a good length of shower for your 20p. Ample hot water for washing up.

During the waking hours the nearby train track was not an issue, however, a freight train did pass during the early hours which did disturb us.

There were strict instructions in the leaflet handed out at check-in and notes all over the site about what you can and can’t do. Just a shame the owners don’t practice what they preach! Permanent pitchers and owners had a party on the Saturday which started around lunchtime and went on all afternoon/evening. We went to the local pub at tea time (which is very nice by the way), for some ‘peace’. Despite the leaflets saying ‘absolute silence after 10pm or you will be spoken to’. The music did go off but the noise did not stop after 10pm. The couple parked next to us were also none too happy about the noise either as they tried to sit outside and enjoy the warm evening weather. We were so fed up, we packed up as soon as we woke and headed home.

I’m not opposed to people enjoying themselves but when it is to the detriment of other paying customers. Not on!

As above, the local pub is very friendly (and dog friendly) and the food was lovely. There is also a local shop within walking distance.

Author - DerbyshireNow

3/5 for Unit: Touring Caravan