"Nice setting but far from peaceful"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Aug 2020

21/08/2020

Details sent before arrival were very clear and made finding our pitch easy & location was good for easy access to Derbyshire & Nottingham attractions as well as many big chain supermarkets nearby... Read more.

Details sent before arrival were very clear and made finding our pitch easy & location was good for easy access to Derbyshire & Nottingham attractions as well as many big chain supermarkets nearby for supplies.

Was disappointed with the cleanliness of the toilet block given the current climate & had expected increased regular cleaning. The block was only cleaned once a day after the morning rush, by evening, paper towels had run out and were all over the floor, showers were filthy and flooded and some toilets were blocked. I appreciate that campers are also responsible in part for this but I feel more regular checks should have been done. A previous site I had stayed on had antibac sprays and rolls of paper towel for guests to spray down the sinks and taps before and after use which was great & encouraged cleanliness.

In the pot wash area there were no taps which made washing pots more difficult, particularly when a queue was forming, and one sink had no hot water.

The freezer for ice packs was mainly full of frozen food making it difficult to put packs in.

The site advertises quiet time from 11pm and there are signs in the toilet block stating this, however on the first night a young group on the camping field were shouting and singing until 3am and on the second night there were kids screaming and running around on the play area at midnight. We never saw any site staff or owners during our stay and the noise was definitely not policed.

Whilst the woodland setting is lovely and great you can have a walk through the woods, you are definitely not in the middle of nowhere with some road noise, a train track nearby with trains that run through the night and an airport not too far away with fairly low flying plane noise, again through the night.

The site was only half if not less than half full so I cannot imagine what it would be like when up to normal capacity.

All in all, we did enjoy our holiday, it was great for children but it just wasn't for us.

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