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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 103 Reviews
              9/10 from 103 Reviews


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Date of Visit: October 2012 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Bikecamping 5 reviews from this member

We(myself and 2 friends) were cycle touring along the NCN route 4 from Bristol to Reading and found this great site.

We had a look in the neighbouring site at the 3 magpies and were instantly put off by the state of the toilets.

This site was so much better and everyone was extremely friendly.

We buzzed the bell as it was out of office hours and a nice couple came out of the nearby caravan and showed us to the least boggy plot(we'd had days of rain and every site we stayed at was boggy so it probably would have been fine with 'normal' weather).

The toilet block was immaculate and code entry.

A very tiny shop on site for the most limited of supplies.

We went across to the pub next door (3 magpies) and had a nice meal. The pub was a little pricey but the staff were friendly and we enjoyed the evening there.

I would definitely return to this campsite again and totally recommend it.

Date of Visit: September 2012 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Lounick 1 review from this member

We really enjoyed our stay, everyone was very helpful and enthusiastic. Nothing was to much trouble. The site is immaculate and level with good security although the showers are getting a bit tatty they were always clean. The sky satellite signal can be tricky to pick up on some pitches because of trees so mention that when booking if tv is important but that goes for most sites.

There are plenty of places to eat near by (using the car) and the canal with its many boats is just behind the site and we had a lovely evening walk. The playground has a swing and a slide but our 14 month old girl preferred to play with the stones on the pitch. The pitches are very large and easy to manoeuvre the van on and off. Cant ask for more really.

Date of Visit: August 2012 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Purplebean 6 reviews from this member

We had decided that we wanted to visit Avebury and Stonehenge this year so Devizes seemed like a good place to camp. We like staying on C&CC sites as you know what you are getting and we were not disappointed.

We were greeted by very friendly wardens who found us a nice spot to pitch with hedges on two sides. The pitch was very flat and we had plenty of space.

Toilets as would be expected on a club site were kept clean and were easily sufficient for the site. I never had to wait for a toilet or wash hand basin and only had to wait a minute or two for a shower.

Washing up sinks we did have to wait a few minutes for a couple of times but there was always HOT water and washing up was almost a pleasure.

Our 8 year old son loved the site, there is a small play area surrounded by grass, lots of tarmac roads which always had kids either on scooters or bikes on. At the back of the site is a large field split into a dog field and a children's field. At the back of this is a wooded area with a maze of paths. Whilst this was great for our son it did make finding him hard at times.

We liked the fact that at 9pm the wardens came round and sent any children they found to bed, children are much more likely to obey the official wardens than their parents

We had a wonderful 8 nights and would go back to this campsite in an instant

Date of Visit: August 2012 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Flashdan 6 reviews from this member

This was our third time at Devizes and it was every bit as good as the last. If anyone is thinking of setting up a site then they take a look at this one.

Spotless toilets and showers, immaculately kept grounds and above all very friendly staff.

It sits along side the Kennet and Avon canal with a lovely pub (The Barge) about a mile down the canal but if you don't fancy the walk the Three Magpies is right on the doorstep it serves some of the best beer I have ever tasted and its brewed just down the road in Devizes.

If I had to fault anything its that the wardens insist on instructing you how to reverse your caravan onto the pitch, I'm sure that in most cases this can be very helpful but I'm better on my own. Probably just me!

Looking forward to our next visit.

Date of Visit: August 2012 Unit:  Trailer Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Jillhomeuk 13 reviews from this member

Nice site, but you do pay for it. The facilities are spotless, and very good. The whole site is kept in wonderful condition.

Not my favourite site though, mainly because there are so many rules! None of the rules are unreasonable. Just notices and reminders everywhere. Doesn't really make it all that relaxing.

The site is situated in a lovely position, and my only real complaint is that you do not feel that you are getting value for money. It cost us over 30 a night for a folding camper, with no awning, for 2 adults and 2 small children. We have stayed at places with swimming pools and far more facilities that do not cost that much.

The site itself is lovely, but we will not be going back.

We agree with the earlier comment about the wardens helping you park. Well meant, but not necessary.

Date of Visit: July 2012 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Kernow Camper 116 reviews from this member

This site has to be one of our favourite C&CC sites. It's 5*.

We had 2 nights here early July. We arrived to a very friendly welcome and were asked where we'd like to pitch, then shown to a lovely large hardstanding by the warden on his bike and given all the information about the site.

There are plenty of water points dotted around the site and all bins are in an area near to the entrance. The office/reception has a few essentials but they do not offer newspapers, ordered or otherwise.

The central toilet/shower block is 5*. Code entry and spotless 24-7. 4 showers, 8 or so toilets and privacy cubicles in the ladies (I guess it was the same in the gents?).

Turn left out of the site and 2 minutes walk brings you to the Three Magpies. Nice food (Sunday lunch was good but not massive, Monday they did a 2-course lunch menu for 6 - now that was more like it!). Beer and cider was the most expensive we found on our trip though. Turn right and you're on the Kennett & Avon Canal. We biked into Devizes one day (approx 4 miles each way). It was hard going up Caen Hill Locks but stunning, much better on the way back! We walked along the towpath in the opposite direction that evening and came across the Barge Inn. Great pub, where we sat outside and watched the barges go by. Didn't eat there this time (after our 2-course lunch!) but will definitely try it on our return.

We are hoping to go back to Devizes later in the year and have recommended the site to some friends, who will hopefully camp with us this time.

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