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Chatsworth Park Caravan Club Site
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 105 Reviews
              8/10 from 105 Reviews

Units accepted:   No Tents  Caravans  Motorhomes 

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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.

Date of Visit: May 2016 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Viggo 15 reviews from this member

Just like buying property, choosing to visit a campsite is (at least for us) all about location, location, location - and this site scores big on all three of those criteria.

Sitting on the outskirts of the Peak District village of Baslow, and within the estate of Chatsworth House, this site is fairly easily accessed via good A-roads from east or west. Once pitched up, you can step through a private, locked gateway (you get a key on arrival) and into beautiful countryside with as much walking as your legs can take, plus one of the country's best privately owned and operated stately homes and gardens right on the doorstep.

That's why we were there. It had taken a determined effort to book very early in order to secure a weekend pitch at this very popular site, and when we arrived after a fairly long, slow drive up the single-track road that leads from the main road to the reception, there was a short queue of other arrivals ahead of us. By the time we'd booked in this had cleared and we drove on to the site itself in search of one of the few vacant pitches available.

This is a compact site but otherwise fairly typical of a Caravan Club facility. The big difference is that the Chatsworth CC site sits amongst trees - lots of them, most of them large, many of them ornamentally in blossom in May, and all of them happily covering the ground with leaf casings and flowers and bits of twigs as they celebrated late spring with a display of new growth and vigour. Very verdant! Very pretty! Very messy!

As well as being very mucky neighbours - showering cars, caravans and awnings with arboreal detritus so that all looked like confetti-covered couples at a wedding - these large, mature trees also block out most of the views of the surrounding countryside and much of the sunlight, so choose your pitch with care if you want to sunbathe. And wherever you are you'll be surrounded by birds - especially noticeable are the mallard ducks and the noisy, noisy rooks. These latter feathered fiends love to give a very early morning cackling, cawking alarm call. Whoever said the country was peaceful has never camped beneath a rookery!

Our selected spot was at the back of the site, as far from the entrance as it is possible to go, and was utterly devoid of direct sun - not a problem to us as we didn't expect to spend much of our two day stay on site. As it was we wandered through the gate and up to the Big House to mooch around the garden on one day, and spent a few hours exploring the shops and market stalls of nearby Chesterfield on the second day.

The central facilities block - loos, showers, laundry, washing up stations etc - is modern and comfortable, although the water pressure in the showers was less than invigorating. Three additional service points for water taps, grey water drains and chemical toilet emptying points, seemed sufficient for the 120 pitches - I saw no queuing. There's a small play area for children; an information hut; the reception area sells some groceries and some caravanning essentials and accessories.

Our visit was short and pretty sweet. The wardens were pleasant and efficient and largely unobtrusive. Anyone used to Caravan Club sites will know what to expect here, and they'll get it.

The positives are the location - it's a relatively easy place to get to, there's plenty to do and see in the area, the village of Baslow is a 20 minute walk away through the parkland, and once there you'll find several decent pubs to visit. Food in the Wheatsheaf was average (starters) to good (steaks), and they knock 20% off for visitors from the campsite. We also visited The Moon at Stoney Middleton, three miles away, and that's a decent place, too - food ranges from simple sandwiches up to quite fancy daily specials, so something to suit all tastes and budgets.

The negatives are the trees, which are litter louts and sunshades. If you can put up with that, and the feeling that the site is rather squeezed into what was once a walled garden (with the high brick walls further adding to a feeling of compactness, if not slight claustrophobia) then you'll be fine. For those reasons, this is probably more a site for short visits than a fortnight's summer holiday.

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