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Visitor Reviews - Chesterfield Country Retreat

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Chesterfield Country Retreat
The Neuk
Cockburnspath
Berwickshire   (Browse area)
TD13 5YH   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 01368 830433

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Pitches: 70
Open: 1st March - 31 January

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 12 Reviews
              8/10 from 12 Reviews


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Date of Visit: June 2013 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Babywhale 17 reviews from this member

We stayed for three nights in a tent with EHU.

Booking was easy. I emailed using the form on their website on the night before and got an email back the next morning with booking confirmed just hours in advance.

Arrived at about 8pm. Site owner/manager came to reception and gave the necessary info about facilities. Very laid back. No door codes etc. Note that the site has a barrier at the entrance which goes down when the reception closes at about 6pm. So if you arrive late you'll need to find Craig so that you can gain admission. The barrier is released using a special card. Craig will issue you with one, but have the 20 deposit ready.

The site is on various levels within a valley setting. The hills are fairly steep sided so you get some nice views of the hillsides from all areas of the site. Sheep and cows roam these hills freely. The site is quiet. No traffic noise at all. The only sound comes from the occasional sheep or cow passing by.

Tents and tourers needing electric are pitched in a large flat grassy area in the middle of the lower site. There's space for about 12-15 pitches. Pitch sizes are generous and clearly laid out. At each end are bins and a water point. The far end is near the children's play park. The near end as you arrive is nearer the showers, toilets, laundry and dishwashing.

A stream runs alongside be site and also forms the dog walk. It's about 150m in length and the clean stream water is accessible. Some owners had fouled. A dog waste bin along the route might help to reduce offending.

Plenty of hot water in the dishwashing room and in the gents. There were about 5-6 showers. I could only get two to produce hot water. Even then the showers were weak in pressure. Toilet block is dated, although it was cleaned regularly.

Site was not busy despite being a good weather weekend in mid June. We were the only tent dwellers. Just a few tourers. Even many of the statics weren't visited. I think the facilities might only get busy at bank holiday weekends and during school holidays.

Out and about, there are good beaches along the coast, the nearest being at Pease Bay, around 10 minutes drive away. The nearest supermarket is at Dunbar, an Asda, about 20 minutes drive north.

We will definitely return. Peaceful and laid back.

Date of Visit: May 2013 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Cara89 28 reviews from this member

This is primarily a static caravan country retreat but we were in a touring caravan and were made welcome. (keep us sweet till our lottery win.)

There were also tents in the flat, grassy area. It was a lovely, peaceful, relaxed atmosphere.

The rural setting was lovely and the touring area well kept. The kids play park had been upgraded since our last visit and was excellent. Sand pit, wooden play structures, swings, slide, trees, open spaces. A great meeting place for the children.

There is a short dog walk along by a lovely stream. This was very useful and pleasant.

Showers were clean and the whole block was very warm.

The coastline is within a short driving distance. Coldingham, Pease Bay, Dunbar and Belhaven Bay have nice beaches. Leisure pool in Dunbar.

Date of Visit: August 2012 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Graeme young 1 review from this member

We stayed a single Saturday night only booking on the morning of our stay. Craig at the site was welcoming and helpful. The site was good, we had a very large area for our tent (6m x 3x), with plenty of room for the car and for the kids to play.

The location is peaceful and has good scenery, despite only being a couple of miles from the A1.

We would stay again and we'd recommend the site to anyone.

Date of Visit: August 2011 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Bambilez 4 reviews from this member

It was really peaceful. The Scots were back in school and the site was more or less empty. It is mainly static caravans, probably not more than 10-12 tourers. All tents that need electric hookups are placed in the tourer section.

Amply lit by night.

The site was empty but the toilets and showers were still cleaned at least daily and I think even twice daily.

Quiet. Not ultra friendly. The regulars don't really mix with the newcomers, but that was fine for us.

The water and dustbins were well spaced out.

Date of Visit: June 2011 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Orionsangel78 3 reviews from this member

We stayed on this site in a tent. The tent pitches have two locations, one on a slope and one on level ground with EHU's. Each of the pitches are surrounded by static caravans and can be used by tents and tourers.

There was a playground near to the pitches which was nice but could have benefited from seats for those supervising and possibly more to play on.

The facilities include a basic toilet/shower block with hairdryers for 20p and a washing room with washing machine, dryer and iron for 1.50-20p.

The site is quiet and is surrounded by fields with sheep who often come down from the hills to the site for a wander! This sight was great for children although their visit also meant their dropping were everywhere, although we believe these may have been cleared up on at least one of the days.

The surrounding area is lovely with a lot to do especially for children.

Our only complaint would be the close proximity of the tents to the static caravans

Date of Visit: May 2011 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: F49h 4 reviews from this member

Arrived on a Windy Sunday. There is two areas for tents, one is elevated with a slope up to it and the other is on the flat. The elevated ones is between hedges and the other has hook up points.

We pitched our tent on the bottom of the slope near the hedge due to the wind. 50 to 70 mph We were meant to be there for 4 days but left after 1 due to the weather. Our Coleman tent took a pounding but held up (Coleman's rock). I was wondering if when we woke up we would be in the Land of Oz paying the Wizard a visit.

Toilets were clean and spacious. Shower cubicles were large and tiled. Hair dryer in the gent 20p There is a laundry which cost 1.50 per wash and a dryer 50p a go. This is also where you can wash the dishes. Everything was clean and tidy

The site is mostly statics with some tourers.

There is no shop on the site. It is 8 miles to Dunbar with a Big Asda on the way.

I will definitely be going back for the scenery and the peace and quiet.

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