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Visitor Reviews - Waterclose Meadows Campsite National Trust

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Waterclose Meadows Campsite National Trust
Houghton Mill
Mill St
Cambridgeshire   (Browse area)
PE28 2AZ   See Map
Tel: 01480 466716
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Pitches: 54
Open: 23/03 To 28/10

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 48 Reviews
                9/10 from 48 Reviews

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Who's it for
 Adults Only   Club Members Only   Rallies Welcome   Naturist Site 
 Dogs Welcome   No Dogs Allowed   Groups Welcome   Motorbikers Welcome 
 Toilet Facilities   Hot Showers   Washing Up   Bathroom 
 Baby Changing Facilities   Laundry On Site   Drinking Water   Disabled Friendly 
 Chemical Disposal   Battery Charging   Gas Refills   Recycling Facilities 
 Kitchen Facilities   Freezer Available   Motorhome Point   Fully Serviced Pitches 
 Shop <1 mile   Bar <1 mile   Restaurant <1 mile   Wifi Access 
 Kids Playground   TV Room   Games Room   Evening Entertainment 
 Fishing On Site   Wild Swimming   Indoor Pool   Outdoor Pool 
 Horse Riding   Cycle Hire   Golf <5 miles   Tennis 
 Beach   Watersports <1 mile   Boat Launch / Mooring 
Other Features
 Sea Views   Working Farm   Campfires Allowed   Open All Year 
 Waterside Location   Dog Walk   Public Transport <1 mile 

Reviews:  48 in total, now showing 25 to 30                 Previous 6          Next 6
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Date of Visit: June 2012 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Kitchensinkcampers 11 reviews from this member

We usually come here once a year and it it always up there on our favourites list.

It hasn't changed from when we used to visit the in laws before we camped/ got the van.

Shower block is always very clean and never seems to look tired.

Wardens are friendly and helpful.

We love this site as its so easy to launch our kayak from, and we have spent many an hour paddling around the river and its tributaries. Watching the wildlife and nosing at the big riverside houses and their massive gardens with private moorings!

If there is any negative for us it would be the lack of playground for kids. However there isnt really space for a playground. There never seems to be loads of kids on site but that has never bothered our two.

The wine merchants in St Ives is a must!

Theres a lovely cycle ride to St Ives and you can cycle back round the back way through the Hemmingfords villages, back through Hemmingford meadow. On the way you could stop at the Axe and Compass Pub for a lovely pub lunch.

Date of Visit: April 2012 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Dot P 513 reviews from this member

One night stopover on a very wet weekend. Although its all grass pitches we found the grass firm enough even with 2 days prior or torrential rain. We arrived slightly before 1pm and parked up with 3 other units in the NT carpark (limited space there).

The site is very well kept, toilets and showers immaculate and no queues despite site being fairly full.

No MH waste empty point but we managed with our own waste pipe to the drains. All pitches had ehu.

The village is literally minutes along the lane. A couple of nice looking pubs, a very well stocked local supermarket / village store. 17 for 2 adults for 1 night

We will use again - top site

Date of Visit: July 2011 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Chriscable 38 reviews from this member

Only one night stay but would def go back as it is a great little site and ideal for breaking journey if heading south or to continent if travelling from up north.

Very friendly staff - not always the case on Caravan Club Sites and great location.

Great pub in village only short stroll which was recommended by the site wardens.

Site itself on banks of river and am told lots of walks into nearby towns.

Facilities very good although limited showers etc for numbers on site but this a minor moan

Date of Visit: July 2011 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Paul + stella 21 reviews from this member

Just returned from our 3rd visit in 2 years and this is still our all time favourite site - in fact we just drove about 100 miles out of our way just to stay a night.

Set beside a restored watermill and surrounded by rivers and watermeadows, this may not be an ideal site for young children bearing in mind the proximity to so much fairly deep and fast flowing water.

The site is level and very quiet, loos / showers immaculate with only a little wait when site is full (which it usually is so book ahead) and the village which is just a couple of minutes walk away is charming with at least two lovely eating pubs.

Do take heed of the advice not to arrive before 1. 00 pm. to avoid getting jammed in a queue in a very narrow entrance lane.

Date of Visit: July 2011 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Sammie.u 9 reviews from this member

Just returned from a weekend at Houghton. Lovely site; well maintained. Within the grounds of Houghton Mill, a water mill owned by The National Trust (encompassing the mill, book shop and cafe selling ice cream, cakes, teas etc)and on the banks of the River Ouse.

There is a shoreline, which children can access and is a good base for them to play at the water's edge and bring their nets. There is no park on site, but this was not missed.

Lots of lovely walks by the river and Houghton itself is a lovely village with a number of thatched cottages and an oldy worldy feel, only a couple of mins walk away. A couple of pubs within walking distance - The Three Horseshoes (closest) and another (which the name escapes me, but just up the Huntington Road).

There is a Tescos Extra Superstore only a 5-10 min drive from the site. The site itself is all grass and some pitches you will need levelling blocks. The wardens, Robert and Helen, who were covering for the regular wardens during our stay were lovely people. Very warm and welcoming, nothing was too much trouble, which makes all the difference.

The site has a shower and toilet block and all the usual perks of a Caravan Club site. Only 3 showers though, which can mean a bit of a queue situation in the morning, given the 54 pitches! The site will also accept approx 8 tents.

No ball games are permitted on site and upon arrival you will see that there is not room for this, however there is an open grassed space literally just outside the site, which can be used for this purpose.

Will definitely be returning. As mentioned in other reviews, the entrance is tight, but we managed to get in and out okay with our 4x4 and twin axle without a problem.

Date of Visit: July 2010 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Snap 15 reviews from this member

A wonderful site in a wonderful location.Wardens are a very nice couple and very proactive they kept the site immaculate. Do not arrive before one o'clock the reasons for this are two fold one is the approach road is very narrow and two units going in opposite directions could cause a terrible traffic jam. The other reason is there are only two wardens and they deserve a lunch break.

The Great Ouse foot path runs close to the site and its a 40 min walk into St Ives which is a nice walk through woodland and along the river bank. The buy one get one free meal deal at Hartford Mill is good value for money, it was very busy when we visited but the service was very good as was the food.

You can also get a river boat trip from the pub.This pub is just within walking distance from the site and a lot cheaper than the village pubs. We had some nice walks during our stay and found the locals very friendly. Will be going back and next time I will take my canoe because there's some wonderful river routes out from the mill pond.

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