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Chatsworth Park Caravan and Motorhome Club Site
Chatsworth
Baslow
Bakewell
Derbyshire   (Browse area)
DE45 1PN   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 01246 582226

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Pitches: 121
Open: Open All Year

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 112 Reviews
              8/10 from 112 Reviews


Units accepted:   No Tents  Caravans  Motorhomes 

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Date of Visit: July 2017 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Gone on holiday 20 reviews from this member

We have visited this site quite a few times now & try to come in a different month each time so you see things in a different light. For those who have not been before, this site is one way in, one way out, so you are requested not to arrive before 1pm. This gives the leavers, leave by 12 noon time to go & maybe the warders have time for lunch etc before the next lot of arrivals. The turn into the site is off the Baslow Road which can get very busy, but if you arrive before 1pm you wont be going anywhere except off the road as the warders put a chain over the way in section, before you travel the half a mile down the narrow lane to the site office, but you always get the early arrivals gang. We try to play by the rules, others don't. I know it can be difficult to gage your exact arrival time, we always stop off in a big lay by once you get through Chesterfield if were early, then about 10 minutes before 1pm set off for the site. When we got there this year they were queuing at the entrance & into the road which then blocked traffic to one side of the road. Then a campervan came in the opposite direction & pulled into the other side of the entrance blocking it altogether by double parking & had to back out into the road to let somebody out, hence don't arrive before 1pm. At 1pm the warder lets you down the lane, then two at a time over the bridge to the site office to book in. This site is all hard standing & the pitches are colour coded, depending on what you have booked. We booked an awning pitch (white marker), so it's look around to see which pitches are free & don't have notices on them to say campervan/disabled stickers on where the campervan might be out for the day. It's pot luck if you get one of the few decent pitches (lots of tall trees all around). We were going to pitch up until we saw the sign that said campervan, so looked around until we found another pitch, and although it was an awning pitch it was a bit tight with a big car to park up as well. We did notice another guy on our section who was having difficulty getting his car in/out too. When we had a walk around the site the following day, the camper van which was parked on the pitch we nearly took the day before did not have an awning, was not even a large campervan, so why was it allowed to pitch up there is any ones guess. There was a lovely spare none awning pitch next to where we were (blue marker) that would have taken that size van no problem, you got the sun there most of the day too as that area did not have tall trees blocking the sun, unlike ours. I think the wardens should ensure that if an outfit does not have an awning even if they book an awning pitch it should go on the none awning pitches available & the web site should say ' only book an awning pitch if you are going to use one'. This campervan was on the same pitch all week taking up an awning pitch where someone with an awning could have used but the web might say none available, but until the caravan club makes a difference in price for their pitches, at the moment awning & none awning pitches cost the same I cant blame someone for taking an awning pitch (as its bigger & you get more space) that said, we do like the site & know what were going to purely due to the area & access to Chatsworth Grounds directly from the site. The toilet block was always clean, never had to wait for a shower. The wardens were friendly. At one time you got a discount to go into Chatsworth House by showing your receipt for the caravan site, but no more. It's just under 20 per person for the House & Garden, or 13 for Garden only. What I can say is that every day people were leaving or coming to Chatsworth, it's a very popular site, so there was always new pitches available, hubby over heard the warder telling a new arrival to find a pitch, but if they didn't like it they could move the following day when someone left, I think this is what we should have done but once set up could not be bothered to move and lose a day of our holiday moving, not like a camper van that just has to turn it's engine over like it does when it leaves the site for the day & move to another pitch. So caravan club, do something with your pricing, make it more expensive for those who want an awning pitch but don't have/use an awning & see how many will book one then, or instruct your wardens to ensure they check that an awning pitch is only used for an outfit that has one. There's not much on site for children, a very small playground, but you can now use your bikes in Chatsworth Grounds.

Will I go again, yes, at some point, hopefully by then things might have changed regarding the pitching of outfits onto the correct pitches, and also I made a suggestion regarding the early arrivals after the caravan & campervan club sent me an email asking me to complete a survey & if I had any suggestions, but as yet my feedback is not showing on their web site, so I thought I would put it on here as well.

Date of Visit: May 2017 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Madrilleno 6 reviews from this member

Whilst the location for this site is its best feature, the rest of it is not worth the premium price you have to pay.

The pitches are relatively small, but worst of all, they are packed in like sardines. For the sun lovers, there isn't much, this is a very shady site.

Wash room facilities are very good and were always spotless when we used them. The children's play area is very small and tired.

We will not be returning.

Date of Visit: February 2017 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: NikiW 3 reviews from this member

This is a gem of a site - reflected by the fact that it's almost always booked up at weekends!

The pitches are level and the size you'd expect from the Caravan Club. We found the wardens to be friendly and always about in case you needed them.

The shower and toilet blocks are kept immaculate and warm.

We have dogs and being able to walk straight out into the Chatsworth Estate is great meaning we can pitch up and not have to drive anywhere for decent walks. Village shop and pubs also in walking distance.

Date of Visit: February 2017 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Nick57eich 3 reviews from this member

Having picked up our new caravan from Glossop we had two nights at Chatsworth. The entrance to the site is very narrow so understandably they are strict on the arrival and departure times. A beautiful location set in a walled enclosure on the Chatsworth estate. Washroom facilities are maintained to a high standard. You can ask for a key to unlock the gate which will give you access direct to the estate where a 10 minute walk takes you to Chatsworth House. A well maintained site with very helpful staff.

Date of Visit: January 2017 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Craigt209 3 reviews from this member

Stopped here years ago and really liked it so no problem returning, road up to site can be tight if oncoming car meets you but don't let it out you off as plenty of places to pass, reception area when you pull up to book in can be busy, we arrived approx 14. 00 Friday and plenty of pitches left to choose from nice sizes and all very level.

Toilet block and showers are immaculate not much else on site though small park for kids.

Very good site for winter stays as good hard standings and toilets very warm.

Lots to see and visit in area never stuck for anything to do in whatever weather.

Can't fault the site at all my only slight criticism is would be nice to have a bit better park for the kids but will definitely return again.

Date of Visit: February 2017 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Willgina 8 reviews from this member

We booked here for my husbands birthday and it was our 1st trip out this year. My hubby works in Derbyshire and knows the area very well we booked the Italian across the road for the Friday night which we thought was only a 5 minute walk, so quite disappointed when we arrived Thursday tea time driving up the never ending country lane (20 minute walk). We were told of 4 available pitches by the stern warden, having driven around two were already taken, so we went for the first we saw. The warden asked if we had a motor mover, we said 'no', 'oh dear' he said 'you have a twin axle, might be tight to reverse in', well when you book online your details are listed to your size of caravan so there shouldn't be a problem, but on our visits to cc sites some of the pitches are small. We set up but felt looked upon by our neighbours. We decided to use the gate into chatsworth but turned around to the amount of fallen trees. We walked on the lane to baslow, for me my mobility is not good, took around 20-30 minutes. Devonshire arms & wheatsheaf do nice food. The dog walk was dark and muddy and the poo bin hadn't been emptied so around 15 poo bags on top of the bin. I don't think we will return to this site, there are a lot nicer ones.

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