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Visitor Reviews - Devizes Camping And Caravanning Club Site

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Devizes Camping And Caravanning Club Site
Spout Lane
Nr Seend
Melksham
Wiltshire   (Browse area)
SN12 6RN   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 01380 828839

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Pitches: 90
Open: Open All Year

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 120 Reviews
              9/10 from 120 Reviews


Units accepted:    Tents  Caravans  Motorhomes 

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Date of Visit: July 2017 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Seamsman 3 reviews from this member

We visited the site 2nd week of July, after hearing and reading good reviews over the last few years. On arrival 14. 00 we got a bit of a frosty reception, never mind welcome to the site, but have you got your Membership cards for both you and your wife ! Surprised she did not as for one for the two dogs as well.

After payments and cards were verified told to wait and pull up my unit the extra two feet to the Line. Soon the warden was available to show us to our pitch, a quick point to the water unit and that was it.

We found that the wash block was located very central for the whole site. The water was of a good temperature all week, and the place very clean. It does need a revamp as the blocks are now very outdated compared to many sites, and I am sure and extra pound here and there would take care of this.

The dog walk on site is a small field, two dog bins, which is fine for morning and evening business. There is also a small wooded walk at the bottom which is nice for the dogs when it was very hot.

On the whole the pitches were spacious and well kept. One note which could have been worse depending on where your pitch is, was that if your pitch was backing onto the hedge by the canal I found some barges had their motors running whist moored and this left a drone across the site, this is of course beyond the sites control.

We used the Three Magpies (pub) on the corner twice, very friendly and great food and beer, do book it does get full.

My wife found the female staff on site lacking warmth and personality, and this will reflect on us returning in the near future.

Date of Visit: May 2017 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Alastairandalice 9 reviews from this member

Lovely quiet site, well sheltered and adjacent to the canal for walks as long as you wish! We found the staff all to be friendly, got the impression they were very new so suspect the previous team have moved on as seems to be the way with C&CC sites. 5 min walk to the three magpies for a nice pub meal, you may need to book as it was very busy when we went on a weekday too. Be sure to follow the access instructions as the bridge over the canal looks like its on the verge of collapse to me and definitely not suitable for touring vehicles!

Date of Visit: March 2017 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: DJx1 3 reviews from this member

Decided to go to this campsite because of its location next to the Kennet and Avon canal first impressions were not too good because I first met a very angry and rude warden because I accidentally went under a barrier the wrong way. Ok I made a mistake, I didn't see the no entry sign low down on the left side of the barrier.

Anyway the other wardens were pleasant enough we were shown to our pitch and were placed next to the road despite there being lots of other free pitches in better locations. I thought to myself this isn't going well after paying £27 per night (we are not members of the ccc) to say we were not amused is putting it lightly.

We settled in and went off to walk up the canal towpath to find the Barge Inn - this is about a 30 minute walk, but the nearest pub to the campsite is the Three Magpies pub about five minutes walk - this does really good food.

In conclusion an overpriced campsite, location lovely would I go again NO just because of price and warden

Date of Visit: October 2016 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Nuevoboy 42 reviews from this member

This was our first visit in about 5 years and we had a nice friendly welcome, with just a bit of pressure to try and rejoin the C&CC to get a better price.

We were asked what type of pitch we would like and were shown to a nice spacious one with good afternoon sunshine. Soon after pitching up we had torrential rain but the site soon drained with just a few puddles remaining.

We cycled down the towpath to Bradford on Avon and like the local roads, time and lack of funding have taken their toll and the surface was very uneven with large cracks in the path where previous towpath reinforcing had taken place. The Kennet & Avon Trust café at Bradford Wharf offered lovely lunches which we enjoyed sat outside in the sun.

This time we did try the Three Magpies for a meal. Again a very friendly welcome and the food was fine, if not exactly outstanding, but at a fair price.

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

We booked for 3 nights and increased this to 5 as there is so much to do in the area and we liked the site. Being situated on the Kennet and Avon canal there is good cycling and walking in the area and we cycled to Bradford on Avon, a lovely typical local town. We also cycled in the other direction to Devizes but this was also a walk as you go up besides the flight of Caen locks, very interesting and with a well placed cafe at the top. The local bus service is also good so an excellent site if you have a motorhome. The site itself had everything we needed and was clean and well cared for with helpful staff. Looking forward to returning in the future.

Date of Visit: July 2016 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Asrampd 2 reviews from this member

This is a well established site with a formal layout. It was not cheap but had all of the facilities one could need. It is near the Kennet & Avon Canal which was what I wanted. All of the staff were helpful. There is a local Pub the landlord barked at me regarding booking for the restaurant, so I went elsewhere.

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