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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 1 to 6                 Previous 6          Next 6
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Date of Visit: August 2017 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Macarw 13 reviews from this member

Enjoyed our stay here, wardens were helpful and friendly, very accommodating when we asked for a late check out.

The access was a little awkward down a narrow lane with a tight bend before the site, which explains why they are strict with checking in/out times - they don't want two outfits meeting in opposite directions!

We had a nice pitch in the corner to the left of the toilet block, however it was really awkward to get the van level keeping to the rules of keeping the pitch marker in the centre of the van.

The toilet block had a keycode on (awkward to see the numbers at first without my glasses, but once I'd memorised the pattern it was ok!) The toilets were clean, and the showers hot.

We are NT members and our boys enjoyed exploring the mill, and they loved playing in the water in the millpond. The cream teas with scones in the NT cafe were delicious, but pricey. The Mill, tea shop and pond got a lot busier over the weekend with people there for the day.

Our puppy enjoyed the dog walks straight from the site in the meadow and along the canalside. We had a warm welcome in the pub in the village and had a good meal there.

A great stay, we will return.

Date of Visit: August 2017 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Chicaguapa 9 reviews from this member

Really really pleased with this site. Nice and small with plenty of spaces between pitches and clean toilets and showers. Really friendly warden and happy, chatty folk staying on the site.

I can't add much to the other good reviews, other than to mention the proximity of the millpond and millstream for kayaking or swimming. You can launch a kayak from opposite the reception area and the millstream is calm enough for inexperienced kayakers or children to have a mess around in the water (other than when the mill is working on Sunday and Wednesday afternoons). More experienced kayakers can head out to the Ouse and up to St Ives.

Houghton itself is a pretty little village with 2 pubs, a village shop, a gallery and 2 cafes (including the NT one at the Mill). There are also lots of nice walks in the area.

We'll definitely be back.

Date of Visit: June 2017 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Lynm 75 reviews from this member

This is a very beautiful site and you just have to be careful of getting from road to pitch as it can undulate & we grounded our back feet. That said it was worth it as the pitches are lovely and they really are 6m apart. The facilities are clean & well maintained though 3 showers aren't really enough at busy times like this weekend. But it was all free.

It was kayak central with lots of people canoeing on the mill pond and the little river. Great walks too even coming a cross a field of Alpacas.

There are downsides, sadly, as I would love to have given this site a 10/10.

There is no time for quiet at night or until time in the morning and sadly there are some who abuse it. Both our nights there were disturbed with children running around and screaming & playing at 10:30 pm which was very unfair as everyone else on the site was so good because at 10pm they all went quiet. The children we were with were woken up by this both times.

Both mornings we were woken before 7am by people who wanted to talk very loudly especially on the Sunday with a chap who gave a blow by blow account of how he was packing up.

If there was a time stated & most sites say 8:00 am I am sure this wouldn't happen. We aren't all early risers.

Only other thing be aware of the approach road. It was beautiful weather this weekend & lots were coming to visit the mill so interesting getting out. Will we visit again? probably with our friends but not on our own.

Date of Visit: April 2017 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Philandlol 15 reviews from this member

Fourth visit to this wonderful site and it definitely wont be the last.

The whole site is immaculate, yes I know its very undulating but never had a problem getting a level pitch. The wardens are the friendliest and the most helpful we have ever come across.

We choose this site because we can arrive, park the car and leave it there for the duration of our visit.

Some excellent walks both shorts ones and long ones.

We ate in The 3 Jolly Butchers, both the food and the beer were excellent.

There is no doubt that we will be back there again soon

Date of Visit: April 2017 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Malc010160 1 review from this member

This is the first time back for a number of years and could not be more impressed. A brilliantly kept site, and the wardens are of the highest standard could not do enough to help. The washrooms were keep spotless. I will be returning in the near future and would recommend others to give it a go


Date of Visit: August 2016 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Trevor57 38 reviews from this member

Nice little campsite situated on the banks of the River Great Ouse in Houghton near Huntingdon. Access to the site is from the A14 and the site is signposted off the A1123. When you reach the bend in the village you have to drive across what looks like a car park then down a lane and the site is at the bottom on the left.

The site itself is very undulating but there are level pitches if you look out for them failing this you will have to use levellers, all pitches are on grass. The facilities were good but we didn't think there would be enough toilets, showers and sinks if it was very busy (there was 3 of each in the menís and the women's). Although we were there in August it was not crowded but there was still a bit of queuing. However I totally disagree with the comment below re it stinking of urine and scruffy as they were kept clean at all times although I accept they could do with a bit of refurbishment. Perhaps it has improved in 2016.

Fellow motorhome owners should note that although the site states it has Motor Home emptying point strictly speaking this is not true because you cannot drive over it and have to park as near as you can and use a bucket. I noted a lot of motorhome owners who were obviously aware of this and were using wastemasters.

This is a lovely area for walking and cycling. We used the cycle track at the rear of the site (by pitch 7) to walk the mile and a half to St. Ives, which was a lovely place with nice tea rooms on the river. Houghton itself has the Mill to visit and walks along the river and to Hemingford Abbots.

In the village there are two pubs and we ate in the Three Jolly Butchers and had a good evening meal which was reasonably priced.

Overall we like this site and the surrounding area and would happily visit again.

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