"2 different experiences!"

Mr P Kurze - Stayed with family, Aug 2019

31/08/2019

Stayed over the August Bank Holiday and site had a very different character over the course of the weekend.

Firstly the good stuff

Nice location which is a good base for exploring the local area.... Read more.

Stayed over the August Bank Holiday and site had a very different character over the course of the weekend.

Firstly the good stuff

Nice location which is a good base for exploring the local area. Woods adjacent to the site are nice for walking the dogs. Site is well kept and maintained.

Lots of good local attractions (Tram museam, Chatsworth etc) and amenities close by - pubs, supermarket etc.

Very nice welcome - was shown to the pitch and advised about the site etc.

And the Not so good...

So noisy on the Friday, Saturday and Sunday!! Lots of other guests on site playing loud music or talking loudly until late with no consideration for other people on site or requests from site staff to reduce the volume. Have stayed on many other busier sites at the same times of year where this was better managed. Also get road noise from boy racers speeding on the local road and trains on the railway line nearby.

Shop doesn’t stock anything apart from firewood, fizzy drinks, chocolate and ice cream which is disappointing. Fortunately, there are a couple of Coop supermarkets in the nearby towns.

Amenities block is clean but too small for the size of site at peak capacity - only 2 sinks in the washing up area and 3 toilets & showers in the gents so got overwhelmed by the volume of use. Showers are charged for at £1 for 10 mins which is fair enough but 10 mins is too long so leads to people staying in there for longer than is necessary.

On the Monday and Tuesday the site emptied out and became much quieter. Could have had a very different experience if we hadn’t visited over the Bank Holiday weekend.

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