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Devizes Camping And Caravanning Club Site
Spout Lane
Nr Seend
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 111 Reviews
              9/10 from 111 Reviews

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Date of Visit: August 2012 Unit:  Trailer Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Jillhomeuk 14 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 133 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.

Date of Visit: May 2012 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Hampshirehoyles 5 reviews from this member

We had to delay our visit here by 2 days as the site was full. We stayed a week. It is brilliant. One of the best. The canal is 2 minutes away, in fact one side of the site is alongside the tow path.

We cycled along the tow path into Devizes, stopping for morning coffee at the top of the Caen Locks. We also cycled the opposite direction along the tow path to a pub called the Barge Inn, very popular, excellent food, very good barbecue food in the garden along side the canal.

The Three Magpies Pub next door had been so busy the weekend we arrived that they had run out of gas and could not serve hot food. We had a very large hardstanding pitch at the rear of the site which had extensive grass next door and gave us privacy.

We tow a KA and the site is easy to access and move about towing a vehicle. The staff were very friendly, and helped us pitch and set up. They also had loads of information about the area and facilities.

The loos and facilities were excellent, what you would expect really from a Club site. It was quiet and is ideally situated for exploring the area by foot, cycle, or bus. We will return to this site.

Date of Visit: May 2012 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: 1_man_+_his_dob(lo) 33 reviews from this member

Stayed for 4 nights - grass, no EHU. All hardstanding was taken when I booked, but this turned out to be a good thing because I ended up getting a nice pitch along one side of the site which was fairly flat and had plenty of space - the hardstanding area didn't offer much privacy and it felt like a lot of pitches crammed in. The grass pitches at the back of the site also looked better spaced out and quieter.

The central facilities block followed the usual format - toilets/showers, laundry facilities, dishwashing area and CDP. The gents' contained 4 showers that just about coped with the almost full site.

There was a water point next to my pitch and a service point near the entrance; there were no recycling bins but I was told by the wardens that everything put into the waste skips near the service point was sorted for recyclables.

TV and radio reception was OK; mobile (O2) was good; 3G ('3') was poor.

One of the main attractions of the site is right next door - the canal, which you can walk along to Devizes (took about 75 minutes). I had a good meal there (Castle Hotel bar) before checking out the weekly market (every Thursday).

Further afield I visited Lacock Abbey (near Chippenham), Avebury (near Calne) and Dyrham Park (north of Bath). I also found a great little farm shop/cafe between Bath and Bradford-on-Avon - Hartley Farm.

Overall - great wardens, good location and facilities. Unfortunately its popularity makes it a bit too crowded for me so I will probably only use it as an overnight stop.

Date of Visit: May 2012 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Sylvieb 22 reviews from this member

What a lovely site! This must be the jewel in the Caravan and Camping clubs crown. Could not fault it, pitches were a good size and quite level. The facilities were excellent and the wardens were extremely friendly and helpful. Regular buses to Devizes and Bath about a 5 minute walk to bus stops. The site is right next to the Kennet and Avon canal with all the colourful barges moored up, well worth a look. Despite the weather we had a great time here. Will definitely be returning in the not too distant future. Can't wait to go back.

Date of Visit: January 2012 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Gill5 1 review from this member

Visited in winter but an excellent site anytime of year, really beautifully situated next to the Kennet and Avon canal a must for cycling and walking, one pub about a mile and half down the canal with excellent facilities but a bit pricey. Site facilities superb, really welcoming staff. Excellent pub 100 yards from site welcomes dogs with good food fairly priced, will definitely be returning to this gem of a site. Not much for children other than a small play area but I'm sure the excellent countryside would keep them entertained.

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