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Message posted by the black fox on 14/1/2019 at 5:33pm
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just been perusing few a few regularly visited sites and blimey site fees seem to have doubled this year compared to last years prices ... is it down to Brexit woes or simple profiteering by firms thinking we are gonna be trapped in the u.k this year

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For the last few years we have been using the C&CC 3/5 day meets and Temporary Holiday Sites or no facility 5 van sites. Pay anywhere from 4.60 - 10.00 a night. Cheap prices, more outings, longer stays. Free power from the sun, 150w Solar panel to keep the battery charged up, cheap gas using a Safefill refillable cylinder, all that is needed is a water tap and toilet empty point.

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The low will make brits going abroad expensive and overseas visitors coming to UK as it's cheaper. Site fees are bound to rise especially for high season.

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Just booked a 'silver' pitch at Blakemere, near Chester for a week, cheaper than a week at a CAMC site!

That includes it being over the end of May B/H weekend too!

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just received a c&mhc, "paper" site price guide I requested ,as the new site book doesn't , for the first time, show any prices.
I looked a hillhead site near torquay, in the site book it says from 9,90
a pitch for 2 in school holls is 42.90 per night, not much difference.
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We will still use CLs/CSs as always, still some bargains to be had, although some are getting greedy.

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I have not looked at this year's tariffs yet but was sort of expecting a posting such as this.

For some time now I have been thinking about giving up camping, going away slightly less often, and using hotels showing cheap offers. When a friend of mine mentioned the same idea we decided to look around.

We have just returned from a two night stay in a twin bed room at a Premier Inn at a lovely location in the Cotswolds. It cost us 75 for the two nights. That is 37.50 each or 18.75 each a night.

A little more than I have ever paid for a night at a campsite but a lot cheaper than many campsites these days and for that we got comfortable beds, as much tea and coffee as we wanted, clean towels which were changed daily, central heating, en suite bathroom toilet and shower, large TV, and the most pleasant and helpful staff I have ever known.

I don't know if we will find that sort of price again in the summer but we are certainly looking for the bargains and it has given us an affordable winter break in reasonable luxury...not to mention the 'eat as much as you want' full English breakfast for 9.50. I think I made a bit of a pig of myself   

If we can find bargains like that again throughout the summer it will be goodbye camping except during the really nice weather when we may resort to the odd camping trip for old time's sake...providing the campsite owners have not priced us out!

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There are some great deals on hotels, I agree with that.

However for me, nothing beat sitting outside enjoying the surroundings, certainly a lot better than staring at the walls of a hotel room, or a TV in the hotel.

Each to their own and I don't think I paid more than 15 per night last year, well I certainly find sites that are 15 or less and there are loads of them out there.

Good luck with your searching.

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or us but I was shocked at this years prices .. we usually use haven as they are inevitably cheaper for early deals i.e around 65 for a week this year same weeks its nearly double that or more .... profiteering on the back of Brexit fears I think .. as costs haven't gone up that much

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Quote: Originally posted by G,Winger on 14/1/2019
just received a c&mhc, "paper" site price guide I requested ,as the new site book doesn't , for the first time, show any prices.
I looked a hillhead site near torquay, in the site book it says from 9,90
a pitch for 2 in school holls is 42.90 per night, not much difference.
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in the site book it says from 9,90 a pitch for 2
The quoted prices this year for sites in the CAMC are NOT for 2 people, but for 1 person. Also, of course it's prices FROM, which will always be less than at BHs of course. Up until this year they have always quoted prices for 2 people, so prices this year actually appear to be cheaper than before. I think it's probably due to the fact prices have gone up quite a bit, that they've made this change, but quoting for 1 person in big figures, then the rest in small letters can be misleading.

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Be interested in type of sites that are doubling prices?

Looking at sites in UK for this year and finding we can pretty much pay similar to last year - give or take a pound or so or one or two.

Lots of good CAMC CL's still in the 15 a night region, and club sites don't seem much more expensive. We use a fair few of the independents around Wales and again not seen much if any in the way of increases in those we have booked up so far.

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Over Xmas we used a AirBnB place in the New Forest for 4 nights. We had our 3 small dogs with us.
The cost was 180 however it was fully furnished with a lounge, kitchen, separate bathroom and separate bedroom which had a double bed. The kitchen even had a coffee maker and a dishwasher.
The Tv had access to Netflix and Amazon films so another bonus. Unlimited Wifi and a decent signal. Parking right outside the door.
It was within easy driving distance of Christchurch, Bournemouth etc. These sort of places are all over the world.
We also used two in South Africa recently and both had swimming pools available. Cost was under 25 a night and the only differences was that they had washings machines in addition to dishwashers plus an area for your own BBQ!
If we sold the caravan and the 4x4 we would save a fortune even if went out once a month for a few days and twice a year for two weeks each time and used a AirBnB. What is there not to like about a AirBnB?

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Quote: Originally posted by iank01 on 16/1/2019
Over Xmas we used a AirBnB place in the New Forest for 4 nights. We had our 3 small dogs with us.
The cost was 180 however it was fully furnished with a lounge, kitchen, separate bathroom and separate bedroom which had a double bed. The kitchen even had a coffee maker and a dishwasher.
The Tv had access to Netflix and Amazon films so another bonus. Unlimited Wifi and a decent signal. Parking right outside the door.
It was within easy driving distance of Christchurch, Bournemouth etc. These sort of places are all over the world.
We also used two in South Africa recently and both had swimming pools available. Cost was under 25 a night and the only differences was that they had washings machines in addition to dishwashers plus an area for your own BBQ!
If we sold the caravan and the 4x4 we would save a fortune even if went out once a month for a few days and twice a year for two weeks each time and used a AirBnB. What is there not to like about a AirBnB?



We went away at new year - seven days for 4 adults in Dumfries and Galloway for 350. Totally secluded, dog friendly, all mod cons (wifi/sky/smart tv) and a log burner, and no hidden charges or extras - even had homemade cakes and a massive sack of logs for the fire left as a welcome.
There are some cracking deals to be had if you've got the time to search for them online, this was with Homeaway. I've found equally as good deals in the summer, had a week on Arran in a cottage for around 360 in August

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Quote: Originally posted by Ratty on 15/1/2019
There are some great deals on hotels, I agree with that.

However for me, nothing beat sitting outside enjoying the surroundings, certainly a lot better than staring at the walls of a hotel room, or a TV in the hotel.

Each to their own and I don't think I paid more than 15 per night last year, well I certainly find sites that are 15 or less and there are loads of them out there.

Good luck with your searching.

Cheers Ratty



I too know a selection of campsites that charge less than 15 a night. In fact I usually pay from 11 to 14 a night as a solo camper and providing they don't go silly and raise their prices I will return to them this coming summer.

When I am camping though, I rarely sit outside the tent admiring the 'view' of all the surrounding tents and caravans. During the day I am out exploring the area I have gone to see and in the evenings I can usually be found in a local pub having a meal and a natter with locals over a pint or two. My tent is just my 'hotel room'...probably 1 star, so to pay almost as much for a pitch, as a room in a 3 start hotel with room service and en suite just doesn't make sense.

Incidentally, my mate and I have just booked another hotel for next month...66 for two nights, 2 people. That makes 33 each or 16.50 a night.

To be honest I would be very surprised if we can bag those sort of hotel bargains in the summer so we will remain as warm weather campers and hope our favourite sites remain affordable.

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We been to France last 18 yrs staying on Municipal campsites most we paid 20 euro's night.Staying in UK this year been looking at sites prices can't believe how expensive they are.We thinking might go back,and lot want money up front never done that before yes deposit but we won't be paying up front.

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Rather strong statement to say 'profiteering' Not sure who is doubling the price? Its called margins. Running a business isn't cheap either. Insurance goes up and employees is another thankless task trying to find and keep - you try to find someone to be reliable doing basic cleaning on min wage. All things go up, tarmac, sand, concrete all those have come in as a price rise letter same in last week. Taxes, business rates, sewage, elec doesn't stay the same year on year.

I looked at a Haven type site for the kids a few years ago and that hasn't changed much in price this year - I'm happy to pay this as I get everything I want from a similar Eurocamp type of thing. I did price up Yelloh in a nice chalet down SW France. But the ferry crossing was shocking, pricing in fuel, spends and food (more than here) all the essentials was well over 6k. Much as I love to you wont catch me near a ferry port under Brexit has calmed down. France/Spain is not a cheap alternative. Many of the budget airlines are struggling once the bubble bursts on cheap air travel the foreign holiday will become a luxury again.

I don't think there is any evidence of a down turn in foreign holiday people still love the package.


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