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Visitor Reviews - Devizes Camping And Caravanning Club Site

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Devizes Camping And Caravanning Club Site
Spout Lane
Nr Seend
Melksham
Wiltshire   (Browse area)
SN12 6RN   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 01380 828839

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Pitches: 90
Open: Open All Year

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 120 Reviews
              9/10 from 120 Reviews


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Date of Visit: May 2011 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: CK+B 39 reviews from this member

Our 2nd visit to this site (3 nights) and once again we really loved it. Quite a few units on site, but we did get to choose our own pitch, which was nice. Still a nice peaceful site and very friendly wardens.

Facilities clean and tidy, lots of hot water in the showers.

Doggie friendly pub (3 Magpies) just up the road, meals OK! Nice outside eating area.

Only one tiny complaint, dogs having to be kept on leads in the on-site dog walk, but plenty of walks nearby.

We will definitely return again.

Date of Visit: April 2011 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Nikkid21 9 reviews from this member

Nice campsite although as a tent camper we did feel a bit surplus to requirements. Approx 80% of pitches were hand standing with ehu for vans and the grass tent pitches are over in one corner (near to tiny kids playground).

The tent area is flat and well drained with fairly soft soil. You just have to keep an eye out for the rabbit holes.

Very peaceful site the only noise coming from the odd helicopter as it follows the canal for navigation purposes.

Wardens were quite gruff, we turned up 1/2 an hour before pitching time and were ignored apart from being pointed to a sign saying pitches not available until 12. This is despite the fact that there were numerous tent pitches empty.

Have to agree with other reviews that 10.30 is too early to close the toilet & shower block. However they were very clean and no queues.

In the surrounding are we can recommend the Wadworth brewery tour. Also cycled down to Bradford on Avon and had a fab full English breakfast (served all day) at the Lock Inn.

Date of Visit: March 2011 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: JudieT 1 review from this member

Visited for 4 nights, this was the second time as first visit was only two nights. The area is great for walking along the canal and for visting some lovely North Wilts villages like Lacock and Bradford on Avon. The many good pubs in the area make the canal walks even more delightful (though check the food serving times if you are wanting to eat).

In agreement with some of the other reviews that this is a quiet, very well kept, tidy site, but somehow you just get the feeling that there are far too many don'ts and the one BIG do is missing - DO ENJOY your holiday! Lots of 'no entry' signs, 'out of bounds' signs and other rules and regulations. The door entry system to the loos are very difficult to see, especially at night. It seems to be a site preferred by motor homes and older couples.
The way that pitches are arranged do make you feel as though you need your fly screens down to avoid being overlooked by your neighbours and that sitting outside is very much a 'shared' experience with your neighbours.

The hardstand pitches with gravel seem to be better than those with the hard flint-like stones which are not feet friendly after a long days walking! Will visit the area again because it is so lovely - but would prefer to try another site or the one in the pub next door, the atmosphere there is far more relaxed and that is what holidays are all about.

Date of Visit: February 2011 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Fleecygirl1 13 reviews from this member

2 visits this year, one with and one without the kids, in Feb and April. I was interested to see how they would enjoy it, as they hadn't been before. They loved the massive field and the play area was ok for messing about with other kids, though as the site is small we were conscious of having to keep the noise down for the mostly older people around.

The facilities block was warm and clean, the wardens were friendly but unobtrusive, the pitch allocation worked well. The site isn't the prettiest, especially in winter, but it's well maintained. The walks along the canal are perfect for a weekend, the Caen flight (and towpath) is usually shut over winter but the second time was open so we could have a good look, fascinating.

The pub next door did good enough food and decent beer and is cosy. The pub along the towpath (the Barge? Think the name has changed) was friendly and the food seemed a bit better, plus the garden overlooks the canal so is a good choice for a nice day.

Date of Visit: January 2011 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Trishandtez 31 reviews from this member

We visited in January and it was freezing but the shower block is warm and very clean, the on site shop sells the basics but Devizes isnt far with all the big supermarkets there. We took the bus to Devizes which cost 4.60 return, go on a Thursday, market day and a lot busier, we had a meal in Wetherspoons which was excellent.

We walked a little way along the canal path and came back through the fields to the Three Magpies pub which serves excellent meals and allows dog in the bar area.

The wardens are friendly but the toilet blocks are closed far too early for cleaning and I think it should be a little later as we are on holiday after all, well we are not. We live in our van full time, but lots of people are and we don't want to get up early just to catch showers so have to get one in the afternoon. Also the water points are too far and there should be more of them. All the bins have been taken away and we are herded to the main bins at the entrance to get rid of our rubbish. We are ok but do feel sorry for the disabled people having to walk so far to the large wheely bins at the entrance

Date of Visit: September 2010 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: SwindonGal 4 reviews from this member

Met up with some friends here (they had motorhome). The wardens were very friendly and put us in adjoining pitches. You are shown to your pitch - which I think is great - saves the dilemma of choosing.

The site has a lot of hedges separating pitch areas so there is a great deal of privacy. The toilet block was always warm and clean. Although the middle of September the site was very busy but no wait for a shower in either male or female blocks. Washing up and laundry area good too. There is also a good dog walking area but for some reason you are not allowed to let them off the lead which is rather a shame. We walked the dog along the towpath instead.

The Three Magpies pub just by the entrance is good for food and a chat with the locals. It gets very busy at weekends and does a great Sunday Roast - recommend you book if you don't want to wait. There is also a good pub in Seend Village up the hill called The Bell which does very very good food. A bit of a puff going up but no problem walking back down!

On the main road just along the lane from the site are the bus stops. We caught the bus into Devizes one day - great for shopping with unusual individual shops and we went on market day so bargain fruit and veg. Melksham is worth a wander round too - Waitrose / Sainsburys etc. And a really wonderful butcher / pie shop called Newmans which cooks their own lovely meat pies.

We also caught the bus into Bath which took about 50 minutes. Hadn't been there for years but worth a visit - plenty to see and do and the new visitor centre for the Roman Baths is very interesting for all ages. They have done a great job on it.

The walks along the adjoining Kennet and Avon canal towpath are very pleasant too - the dog loved it.

Would highly recommend this site. Very convenient for lots of places to visit, easy access from the A365 and very convenient bus services.

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