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Chatsworth Park Caravan 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 106 Reviews
              8/10 from 106 Reviews


Units accepted:   No Tents  Caravans  Motorhomes 

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Date of Visit: December 2016 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: David Klyne 183 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. As space is limited immediately outside of reception the warden will sometimes ask you to remain with your outfit until you can proceed to the front of the queue. On leaving, when rejoining the main road you are asked to turn left and use the roundabout to turn and head back towards Chesterfield.

Chatsworth is a real gem of a site which is set within what was a walled garden on the Chatsworth Estate. The site is open all year and is open to non-members but not to tents. There are 120 pitches in total all of which are on gravel hardstandings. There are four pitch types which you must specify when booking, either standard awning or non awning pitch and super pitch again with or with out awning. The super pitches have their own fresh water supply and waste water and WC disposal and command an additional nightly fee. Although every inch of the site is used for pitches it has been cleverly designed so that pitches do not seem crowded. The one central toilet block is quite large and of excellent standard having recently been upgraded and now includes the Mother and Baby room. There is also a covered washing up area with three sinks. Service points are dotted around the site and the motorhome service point is not far from the toilet block, unfortunately to drain grey waste still requires drain covers to be lifted. Electric points are convenient to all pitches and are rated at 16 amps and use CEE17 blue connectors. Reception sells newspapers, milk and bread plus walking maps of the area. Near to reception is an information hut. When you tell reception where you are pitched they provide you with a key that provides access through a gate into the Park. This site 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. There is site wide WiFi and access can be purchased online. However we did find performance a bit patchy. Mobile reception is OK. The site is has many tall trees so satellite signal might be a bit difficult but the electric bollards do have a co-ax connection which is free to use but you have to provide your own cable or buy one from reception.

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 several restaurants in Baslow plus a cafe 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. Tickets can be purchased online at www. Chatsworth. Org There is no longer a discount offered for Club members although there are limited offers available in the cafes and shop on production of your membership card. For day to day supplies major supermarkets are well represented in Chesterfield. For those wishing to explore there are also several bus services from Baslow to either Chesterfield or Bakewell.

Date of Visit: October 2016 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: TrevorTea 2 reviews from this member

Chatsworth is our caravan site of the year. What a lovely caravan site, the grounds are immaculately kept, the pitches are a good size, the location is perfect in the grounds of Chatsworth house. The site is in an old walled garden, on arrival you are given a key to a door in the wall which gives access to the grounds of Chatsworth house, well worth a visit even if it's just to walk through the grounds. The pitches are a good size with extra large pitches for units with awnings, the shower and toilet facilities are plentiful and well kept. We don't normally choose sites of this size but it was so well planned that it never felt that you were in amongst a large group of vans.

Chatsworth camp site is in a lovely location ran by friendly helpful people, well worth a visit.

Date of Visit: September 2016 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Keencamper5711 3 reviews from this member

A well run site, clean and organised. We booked for 3 nights and increased this to 4 as there is so much to do in the area. A well positioned site but not very spacious and lots of trees so not easy to find a sunny spot. There is a good bus service from Baslow - 20 minutes walk away so if you do not have a car you need to like walking. If you do like walking there are lots of opportunities and a small map is available at the site shop. Chatsworth House and Gardens are beautiful and Bakewell is a lovely town. We also cycled the nearby Monsal Trail which was brilliant. We took our van off site for this and there is excellent parking at the old Hassop station. We would like to return but the site is expensive and much more than we normally pay.

Date of Visit: August 2016 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Kinza123 31 reviews from this member

This was our 5th visit to this site over the years, and I'm afraid we won't be hurrying to return.

It's in a beautiful part of the country, and the access to Chatsworth estate is great.

However it's dark!

The trees are now overpowering and most pitches spend part of their day in dense shade. After our first night we did a pitch swap to try and get some sun as we felt quite depressed in our dark cave!

We always check with the compass as we love evening sun, but there's not much point as the trees blocked out all sun after 4pm.

The playground is very shaded and now looks old and dull for children.

The dog walk is enclosed but is very short and also dark which makes it muddy.

We have travelled around quite a lot this year and this was the most expensive site and the least attractive.

Empty pitches even though it was Bank Holiday weekend and the Chatsworth Country Fair mean others must feel the same, customers will not visit unless improvements are made.

Date of Visit: July 2016 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Keefysher 12 reviews from this member

This was our first visit to the ‘Jewel in the Crown’ of the CC network, having booked relatively late despite the oft claimed difficulty in getting a booking in the school summer holidays. It was also the highest fees we have paid for a pitch anywhere. There were 6 empty pitches in the row we were in, and probably 80% occupancy overall.

Arrival time wasn’t a cause for concern having travelled over 200 miles from home. Check in was very much more formal than the other country estate CC sites we have used (Longleat & Bladon Chains). The super service sans awning pitch was just long enough to pitch our caravan on with a space to the side to sit in chairs.

The walk through the secret door onto the Chatsworth Estate was pleasurable on the first afternoon. We spent a full day wandering the House & Gardens using the CC discount that only applies to adults only, not children, and were horrified a further ticket was required for the children's play area, we didn’t bother.

There is a sign saying to turn left at the junction with the main road on exiting, needs to be much bigger as it clearly couldn’t be seen by the 2 units attempting to turn right causing a hold up on the way out.

A nice site, but not that special and certainly not for the fee charged. We had to be in the area for a family gathering and it was available despite the hype over difficulty in getting a booking.

In summary, been there done that, next!

Date of Visit: June 2016 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Asfc70 17 reviews from this member

The site is set in the grounds of Chatsworth and is densely populated with trees and pitches. We found that the Toilets and showers were very good, as was the access to the grounds of the Chatsworth Estate from the rear of the site.

The pitches are of an adequate size but seem to be crowded together.

Not much in Baslow, so drives out to Matlock and Matlock Bath are recommended, as is the beautiful Bakewell.

Had a great Ploughmans in The Moon at Stoney Middleton.

Never saw the sun in our 4 days stay, lots of rain, so our mood was dampened by this.

Would not return.

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