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Visitor Reviews - Chatsworth Park Caravan Club Site

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

Facilities:  (Key)
              

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Pitches: 120
Open: Open All Year

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 90 Reviews
              8/10 from 90 Reviews


Units accepted:   No Tents  Caravans  Motorhomes 

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Reviews:  90 in total, now showing 1 to 6                 Previous 6          Next 6
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Date of Visit: March 2014 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Suziepeapod 1 review from this member

As novices this is our first long venture in our caravan. We are so pleased we chose this site, it was perfect, not only was the weather fantastic, the whole experience was. Right from the start we were made to feel welcome and assistance was offered. The people working on the site were very friendly. The site and facilities were immaculate and of a very high standard, obviously well managed. The site is situated in a beautiful location. We found that there was lots to do and see. We very much look forward to returning in the not too distant future.

Date of Visit: December 2013 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: David Klyne 115 reviews from this member

To Find Site:- From both Bakewell and Chesterfield take A619 towards Baslow. Site entrance is between the two roundabouts in Baslow. Access to the site is by a long narrow road, although there are passing places it could be difficult for two towed caravans to pass. Therefore the Caravan Club instruct you not to arrive before 1. 00pm. The reverse is that everyone must leave the site by 12. 00 noon. The area on the approach to reception is across a fairly narrow low humped back bridge and from here it is cobbled and it can be quite daunting to drive over it!

Chatsworth is a real gem of a site which is set within what was, once, a walled garden. There are 120 pitches in total including 26 'Super Pitches'. The 'super' pitches have their own fresh water supply and waste water and WC disposal, there is an additional cost per night for these pitches. All the other pitches are on hardstanding, useful as the site is open all year. Although every inch of the site is used for pitches it has been cleverly designed so that pitches do not seem crowded. Not all pitches allow awnings to be used. The site does seem to hold surface water after heavy rain in places. The one central toilet block is quite large and of excellent standard and includes a 'Mother and Baby' room. The old reception building is now the information room. The Reception sells newspapers, milk and bread plus walking maps of the area. When you tell reception where you are pitched they provide you with a key that provides access from the site to the park through a gate. This site is open to non-members but not to tents. Electric points use standard blue CEE17 connectors and are rated at 16 amps. The bollards also have co-ax TV connectors but you have to provide your own cable, although these can be purchased from Reception. Water and waste service points are dotted around the site. There is also a motorhome service point. Being a very popular site it is usually necessary to book in advance particularly at weekends and holidays, at the very least it is advised to phone ahead to check if there is space. The site offers a WiFi service and access can be purchased online. Mobile reception is OK

There is lots to do in the area. You could amuse yourself by walks direct from the site. However most of the Peak District is within easy reach. There is a Garden Centre at Calton Lees a couple of miles from the site and a rather superb Estate Farm shop. There are a some restaurants in Baslow and details are usually found in the site information room. Chatsworth House, no doubt, will be the main attraction for a stay on this site. It is only reasonable walk from the site, alternatively there is ample parking at the house. In wet weather the path from the site to the house can be quite muddy so stout shoes would be advisable. Tickets can be purchased online this not only secures a small discount but also allows you to bypass the queue for people paying on the day. However showing your membership card at the ticket office secures a 5 discount on each ticket. This is a good destination in the run up to Christmas as the inside of the house is decorated and usually to a theme. For day to day supplies major supermarkets are well represented in Chesterfield.

Date of Visit: November 2013 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Catmaster 2 reviews from this member

A lovely visit to the Christmas market fully recommend a visit.

This was a return visit this year as an earlier trip was perfect.

We had our booking of pitch altered by the club but was amazed when there to find super pitches wide enough for awnings to be used free during our visit but were told we could not change pitch.

Will be reluctant to return to this site as there are others in the area.

A pity really as this site has many advantages namely enclosed in the estate it self.

Date of Visit: September 2013 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: 45np 7 reviews from this member

Blimey, what a busy site!

Arrived late on a Monday afternoon and had a choice of three pitches, had a cracking one at the end of a wee cul-de-sac, probably because of our small manoeuvrable campervan.

Got stuck in the queue for the 1pm arrivals as I'd nipped out to the local pub, fortunately the wardens have this well worked out with walkie talkies and I was waved passed, remember this though.

Very well kept despite the duck population who just add to the atmosphere. Toilet block spotless and never a queue.

Pitch fees are expensive in comparison to other CC sites, discount given though to go round the house itself.

I can understand why but it is disappointing that dogs can't run free in the park, mainly because the on site dog walk is pathetic and therefore busy.

My only other observation would be the lack of WiFi in some areas of the site, and we had two visible masts very near our pitch, but with 3 different gizmos, none would connect. It's obvious the wardens are fed up with the complaints so for goodness sake Caravan Club get it sorted!

Date of Visit: August 2013 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Marclewis 13 reviews from this member

We arrived just after 1pm and drove down the long drive. We were shown on a map the positions available. These were the pitches without awnings. They are quite and it was good we had a motor mover. They give you a key to Chatsworth Park and Chatsworth House is only a short walk away. You have to visit the house and gardens as well as the Heights Of Abraham. There are also a number of pub/restaurants a short distance from the site entrance. The shower block is your typical Caravan Club high standard. Overall a nice site and I will definitely be going back.

Date of Visit: June 2013 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: The Sharps 5 reviews from this member

We arrived 18.45 Friday night to be stopped half way down the drive by CC staff because of a mobile fish & chip van was on fire. This was adjacent to the reception office and outside the gas store, but being attended to by the fire service. Anyway the staff, apart from one, took in their stride. The one allocated us a pitch, but when we got round there, it was already occupied. We pulled on another pitch and alerted another member of staff who ok'd us to use it.

The pitches aren't all that roomy, but passable. Although they seem to be sectioned in to areas. As far as the toilet/shower blocks, they are excellent with piping hot water and very clean. A shortage of toilets in the mens on a morning though.

Fifteen minutes walk to Chatsworth house or the opposite way to the village.

Chatsworth is a beautiful house but extortionately priced to visitors.

The village is nice with two good pubs.

We left on the Sunday, my wife handed a gate key in to the one, who never lifted her face out of a book. You always get one!

We may return when feeling flush.

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