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Visitor Reviews - Houghton Mill Campsite National Trust

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Houghton Mill Campsite National Trust
Mill St
Houghton
Huntingdon
Cambridgeshire   (Browse area)
PE28 2AZ   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 01480 466716

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Pitches: 54
Open: 20/03 To 02/11

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 38 Reviews
              9/10 from 38 Reviews


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Date of Visit: July 2015 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Sparkiesdad 6 reviews from this member

Been going to Houghton Mill for last 10 years. When it left the CC circuit we were concerned that standards would drop and we went same time again this year hoping this would not be the case.

One word is enough - SCRUFFY.

It seemed to us they had just opened the gates this year without any maintenance or other improvements of any sort.

The grass is much longer, in fact the 5 days we were there we didn't get disturbed by a mower once. Previously the moment you vacated your pitch the warden was there to mow it. The ablutions are totally unaltered, One strip light in the gents is out thus 25% light reduction. The shower that I used required you to lean on the tap throughout otherwise it would go off in a couple of seconds.

I went into the gents yesterday (on a hot afternoon) and it stank of urine. I could not open the windows as a sort of security device had now been screwed into the frame. There was no disinfecting block in the urinals only some form of plastic device which to all intents and purpose was doing nothing. We were also less than impressed with the wash up area which could have done with a good floor clean! The food remains underfoot were a rodent attractor.

This site has always been very public with people wandering about on the site as there are no gates and a public footpath to the rear. There are also cars driven round with occupants obviously not resident interested in the campers. Previously CC wardens kept a close watch on such comings and goings but not any longer which means you will need to be very vigilant not to leave anything valuable in open sight and always lock up when leaving your outfit.

Finally there is supposed to be a one way road system but with no signs indicating this no one complied, this when added to total absence of any maximum speed restriction signage made for a somewhat boy racers paradise! Hope this is sorted before the children arrive later this summer.

Date of Visit: April 2015 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Chloedoggy 2 reviews from this member

Have just spent a great eight days at this super site.

We have visited before when the Caravan Club managed it and were wondering if much has changed since The National Trust took over the running of the site.

We thought standards were even higher.

The toilet block was immaculate at all times even during the bank holiday weekend when the site was full.

The wardens were very welcoming and friendly. They always had time to have a few words.

The pitches are all grass and very well looked after and unlike most grass sites we have visited the grass was cut when most of the campers had left after the weekend.

The village is a five minute walk with a small supermarket type shop for all you would need.

Must recommend the lovely beeer garden at The Three Jolly Butchers in the village.

Super sunny spot and the food is good too.

A half an hour countryside walk leads you to the small town of St Ives. Very pretty on the riverside.

A great site to visit with friendly wardens.

Thank you Nicola and Gary and the young warden who I'm afraid I don't know his name!

We will be back.

Date of Visit: April 2015 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Tony Burton 29 reviews from this member

This is an excellent site. All the facilities are good. In late April the blossom on the trees was spectacular. The entrance to the site is quite a tight blind right angled turn. They are therefore very strict about arrival and departure times. Depart by 12 noon and arrive after 1. 00pm. We hadn’t realised this and because of a clear journey actually arrived at 11:45. Even though the site was less than half full we were told to drive right round the site and leave it and go back and wait in the National Trust car park until 1:00pm. I was muttering under my breath words like, “jobsworth”. However despite my grumpy attitude I must say the staff were extremely polite and cheery. We had a great time there and hope to return soon. It’s a great place for walking the dogs around the meadows. Next time we might take the canoe and explore the many streams flowing in and out of the River Ouse adjacent to the site. It is a little more expensive than some sites, but the high quality makes it good value for money.

Date of Visit: March 2015 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Remus927 16 reviews from this member

A nice quiet site, perfect for long walks with the dog. Site facilities were good, the toilet/shower block was clean and well maintained. Other facilities, waste water, fresh water, rubbish and chemical toilet empty point were also easy to access and well maintained. Locally there is the mill with it's tearoom nearby - both owned by the National Trust, like the site itself. There are two pubs in Houghton within a few minutes walk. St Ives is a ten minute drive away. The nearest superstore, a Tesco, is also ten minutes drive away, towards Huntingdon. There was no extra charge for the awning or the dog. We would happily use this site again.

Date of Visit: September 2014 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Nattynanny 1 review from this member

Hi campers, what a smashing place! Wardens very helpful & nice. Toilets great clean & always warm! I have been going there for two years now as its near to my son so's he can come over every day for lunch. My family & nephews visit they love it there too! My two Leonbergers love the meadows to run about in. Still haven't visited the pubs as yet maybe this year. Walking along the river is breath taking! Last year in the five minute to village they held music concert which l could hear from site ' that was great' if they hold it again this year l will definitely pop over as you can take your dog with you, an elderly couple like myself went, said it was great fun, all ages, they took their chairs, drinks were cheap as was the food, you could take picnic, they said 'see you next year & go' & it's FREE! For me this place is heaven!

Date of Visit: August 2014 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Paul Wallace 1 review from this member

Having been to this site many times I would say it is perfect for those who like to take long walks, visit the mill and have good food and drinks at the two local pubs. Our lastest visit in 2014 found that the site toilet blocks are getting a bit dated and a little dirty and hope these are corrected. Most of the times the wardens are more than friendly. If you have dogs that like to have a good run and like water then this is the perfect place to go.

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