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Visitor Reviews - Woodland Caravan Park

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Woodland Caravan Park
Windmill Lane
Snelston
Ashbourne
Derbyshire   (Browse area)
DE6 2GT   See Map
Tel: 01335 300 598
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Pitches: 50
Open: 16th March To 4th November 2018

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 127 Reviews
                9/10 from 127 Reviews

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 No Tents   Caravan Pitches   Motorhome Pitches   No Glamping Units 
 No Statics for Hire   No Statics on Sale   Seasonal Pitches   No Caravan Storage 
 Electric Hookups   Hardstanding Pitches   Adults Only   Show Full Facilities
Who's it for
 Adults Only   Club Members Only   Rallies Welcome   Naturist Site 
 Dogs Welcome   No Dogs Allowed   Groups Welcome   Motorbikers Welcome 
Facilities
 Toilet Facilities   Hot Showers   Washing Up   Bathroom 
 Baby Changing Facilities   Laundry On Site   Drinking Water   Disabled Friendly 
 Chemical Disposal   Battery Charging   Gas Exchange   Recycling Facilities 
 Kitchen Facilities   Freezer Available   Motorhome Point   Fully Serviced Pitches 
 Shop <5 miles   Bar <5 miles   Restaurant <5 miles   Wifi Access 
Activities
 Kids Playground   TV Room   Games Room   Evening Entertainment 
 Fishing <10 miles   Wild Swimming   Indoor Pool <5 miles   Outdoor Pool 
 Horse Riding   Cycle Hire <5 miles   Golf <5 miles   Tennis 
 Beach   Watersports <5 miles   Boat Launch / Mooring <10 miles 
Other Features
 Sea Views   Working Farm   Campfires Allowed   Open All Year 
 Waterside Location   Dog Walk   Public Transport <5 miles 

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Date of Visit: May 2013 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Caravancrackers 4 reviews from this member

This was our first visit to this caravan site and I don't think it will be our last as it was near perfect! When we booked it we were very attracted by the photos on their website of caravans in dappled sunlight through the trees - and it was just like that over the bank holiday weekend.

We wanted a site where we could just relax over the weekend and that was precisely what we did. We had a warm welcome when we first arrived and although we didn't need any help during our stay, they were always around and about if we did need them.

Lovely big pitches - plenty of room for van, awning and car side by side which meant there was enough privacy from the neighbouring vans. The A515 does run very close to the site but we were only aware of road noise every now and then over the weekend - most of the time, the only noise we were aware of was the birds singing - blissful! And yes, the Darley Moor race track is just over the road, but to be fair, there is a link on the site's website so you can check the dates of race meetings before you book if the noise from that is going to bother you. Last weekend there was only one meeting on bank holiday Monday and we were packing up by the time it started so it didn't really bother us.

The site was full over the weekend but it wasn't at all noisy - everyone seemed to follow the site rules to quieten down by 11pm. Dog walk area was fairly small but sufficient enough to give our lab pup a bit of freedom.

To me, the showers and toilets on sites can make or break a holiday but the ones at this site were spotless and although you had to keep pressing the button in the shower I didn't mind - it stops people from staying in there too long! And in any case, they were roomy, free and hot - what more do you want? Plenty of hooks in each cubicle plus a fixed bench in the dry area - couldn't fault it. Free hairdryer too.

There was no play area on site but this didn't bother our youngest daughter as we had taken her scooter with us and she was quite happy to potter round on that making friends with the other children who were there.

We didn't eat out during our stay so can't recommend any pubs/restaurants but we are fairly familiar with the area generally and you're spoilt for choice in easy reach of this site.

One of the huge plus points about this site is that you don't need to rush about packing up on the day of departure, you can stay until 6pm at no further charge. We would have taken advantage of this but our daughter wanted to get back home as she had exams starting on Tuesday at school. Next time we would probably pack up and then go off for a few hours before coming back to pick the van up and leave then.

So in conclusion, if you don't want lots of on site facilities - play areas, restaurants and games rooms etc but are looking for a relaxing quiet site surrounded by nature then this is the site for you. We will definitely be returning.

Date of Visit: May 2013 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Pello 5 reviews from this member

We visited this site during the May bank holiday and found it to be very acceptable.

That said I struggle to see how people give it 9 out 10.

The toilet blocks were spotless but with there only being three showers per sex queues were evident for the showers, there was just two crock washing sinks (both outside), again queues were common. Putting a peg in the ground (due to the hardcore that the pitches are made of) was a task in itself and the limited space between the trees meant that even small units like ours could not get the awning up in a uniform manner ie we had to bend it round the tree roots. Others have made a comment about the race circuit nearby, it had a meeting on the day we left, It was noisy, I recommend you check if there is a meeting before you book, there is a about 6 per year!

For us it was clean. Reasonably priced (except the wifi) and well kept and I think 7 out of 10 is a fair score & yes we would return.

Date of Visit: May 2013 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: JTNILES 8 reviews from this member

We booked to stay at this campsite for the May bank holiday weekend.

What attracted me to this site was the website with all the woodland and trees, I paid my deposit then realised a few weeks after we where invited to a wedding on a Friday, so I telephoned the caravan park to ask if we could arrive on the Saturday and stay to the Tuesday which was no bother at all.

When we arrived the owners had our bay ready for us. I loved the site as soon as we arrived. The bays are very large with plenty of space between them, which is good, this way you are not looking on to the next caravan this was also best for us as we have a continental van.

The owners really go out of there way to help if you need anything, The next day after we arrived we popped into Ashbourne then realised there was a problem with our Car which needed to be seen by a garage, the owners where really helpful as we explained that we might need to stay another night, this wasn't a problem they also had to give us some milk till we could get to a shop. Later that evening they came to us to ask if we would need anything from the shops the next day, which was very kind of them.

Toilets and showers where always kept clean. In the reception area they have loads of leaflets on different places to visit, maybe the next time we visit we will be able to explore more.

Gates where always kept shut and pad locked on an evening but you where given a key so you could come and go as you pleased.

There was children on the site but there is no play area, but with all the woodland this did not bother them as they made a swing and camp dens, so they made them selves very busy.

There is also a pub which is not to far in the car, which did two meals for a tenner, which was really nice.

I would honestly say this is one of the best campsite we have been to and we will be returning in the near future.

Thank you for you for a very nice stay!

Date of Visit: May 2013 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Spellcaster 2 reviews from this member

The Caravan site was very nice and relaxing set in woodland about a mile from the lovely historic town of Ashbourne. The toilet and shower facilities were clean and tidy and they had good disabled toilet and shower. There was also washing machine and drier which took pound coins. The sites dog Bramble was very cute 'Puppy Alsation' and the owners were friendly. My only quarm with the site was that the site was a bit money grabbing. We had already paid almost in full by deposit more than they had asked for but the 1st words from him was that will be 20 pounds etc. We bought a weeks internet access for 10 as this worked out better value despite us only staying for 5 nights. After I bought the internet and was given a code I was told it would only work on one device and this was indeed the case. I needed to use my Android phone and my other half her ipad but they wanted another 10 per device which I wasn't willing to pay. We could get no TV picture from our indoor ariel so this was another reason for the internet. We found that the connection was really slow and constantly buffering TV content so we gave up watching on the ipad.

In a nut shell site very nice and owners friendly just avoid being ripped off for internet access at 10 per device and for a connection that's very poor.

Date of Visit: May 2013 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Sanity 2 reviews from this member

Spent long bank holiday at this site. Though it was our first time, it may possibly have been our last. If we did decide to return we definitely wouldn't go during holiday time.

The site is clean and tidy but be aware of the seasonal caravans. We were between three outfits and realized that having no children of our own did not stop their children playing on our pitch running between the caravan and car, throwing branches just inches away from our van and hitting trees without any comment at all from the adults who thought it was perfectly acceptable, as also was the lack of remorse when one outfits untethered dog decided to run over in an aggressive manner to ours. Though the pitches are described as hard standing we did find the ground to be quite soft. The wardens are very friendly and easy going with a slight anything goes attitude. The dog walk is basic (be careful of the chicken wire), but sufficient as there are many places just a short drive away to walk.

While it is nice to find a site that isn't full of rules and regulations it seems this site has gone too far the other way.

Date of Visit: April 2013 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Bestieboy 25 reviews from this member

We had an enjoyable few days at Woodland Caravan Park. On first appearance the site seemed scruffy, but this was simply the undergrowth and bracken that had yet to show any colour. In the height of summer I would think the site would look quite different.

The location is not particularly picturesque being adjacent to the A515 but if you are looking for a convenient site when arriving from the South then this is the place. Just South of Ashbourne it offers easy access to the Southern end of the Peak District without having to lump the caravan up any hills.

The facilities are excellent although you have to keep pushing the shower button which is a bit annoying.

It was our dogs favourite site, the fenced off section of wood allowed our Bedlington and Whippet to charge about off the lead to their hearts content.

No play area but the kids quickly found friends and the den building duly commenced. Worth taking their bikes if you can; we didn't and regretted it.

As I have said we were not there long but we did walk a quieter stretch of the river Dove at Wolfscote Dale North from the busy Dovedale stretch. This was blissfully quiet and very pretty. We parked at Alstonefield and enjoyed a pint at the Pub on return to the car.

All good fun.

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