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Grafham Water Caravan And Motorhome Club Site
Church Road
Cambridgeshire   (Browse area)
PE28 0BB
Tel: 01342 327 490
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Pitches: 62
Open: 16/03/2024 to 05/11/2024

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 64 Reviews
                9/10 from 64 Reviews

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 No Glamping Units   Holiday Homes for Hire   No Statics for Sale   No Seasonal Pitches 
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Who's it for
 Families Welcome   Not Members Only   No Rallies   Not Naturist Site 
 Dogs Welcome   No Dogs Allowed   Groups Welcome 
 Toilet Facilities   Hot Showers   Washing Up   No Bathroom 
 No Baby Changing   Laundry On Site   Drinking Water   Disabled Friendly 
 Chemical Disposal   No Battery Charging   Gas Exchange   No Recycling Facilities 
 No Kitchen Facilities   No Freezer / Fridge   No Motorhome Point   Wifi Access 
 Shop <5 miles   No Bar   No Restaurant  
 Kids Playground   No TV Room   No Games Room   No Evening Ents 
 Fishing <5 miles   No Wild Swimming   Indoor Pool <5 miles   Outdoor Pool On Site 
 No Horse Riding   No Cycle Hire   Golf <5 miles   No Tennis 
 No Beach   Watersports <1 mile   No Boat Launch 
Other Features
 No Sea Views   Not Working Farm   No Campfires Allowed 
 No Waterside Pitches   Public Transport <5 miles  No Dog Walk 

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Date of Visit: March 2024  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Campervan
Nights stayed: 1 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Ratty 313 reviews from this member

 We stayed for one night on a Sunday and booking was easy via the C&MC website.

Upon arrival I was greeted by a very cheerful lady who checked me in, explained where the facilities were and offered me a choice of pitches. I then went off to choose which I wanted and popped back to let her know.

Entry is via a key fob and auto gates on exit. When you leave there is a letter box for the key fob to return it to save walking back to reception.

Plenty of toilet and showers and they were clean and very well maintained.

Plenty of bins on site along with chemical disposal point, waste water point and fresh water.

The site is all hardstanding and the pitches are plenty big enough for the unit and an extra car. We did not use the electric, but they have a choice of three different types of socket.

Dog and child friendly, although we did not have children with us, but there was lots of space for them to enjoy themselves outside

About a 15 minute walk across a field to the path around the edge of Grafham Water and there is a cafe and you can hire bikes from the main centre.

There is a dog walk and plenty of fields close to the site too should you want to walk.

Community pub and shop close by, but this was shut as we arrived mid Sunday afternoon, but would be handy for essential supplies.

This was a very quiet site and would stay again if ever in the area. 

Date of Visit: June 2023 Unit:  Campervan
Nights stayed: 3 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Bobro3 1 review from this member

 One of the best kept, and quietest sites we have ever visited. We do visit regularly.

It is on the pricey side, but well worth it for the facilities and the peace and quiet and proximity to both Grafham Community Shop and the Community Trout Inn.

A short walk or cycle ride and you re at Grafham water itself.

The site itself is excellent, slite sloes on some pitches and tv signal can be "variable" due to the surrounding trees.

Excellent showers! 

Date of Visit: April 2023 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Nights stayed: 1 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Melmel74 33 reviews from this member

 First time visiting Grafham in our new to us Eriba. The wardens were really helpful, showed us how the ehu worked (as they have 3 different types) and helped us choose the perfect pitch.

The whole atmosphere on site felt welcoming and we spotted 2 other Eriba's on site which was a novelty.

Facilities immaculate and a good information hut. Pitch was large and level and we were near the pond so felt had some space to ourselves with our dog.

We were staying with our dog and warden suggested some local walks. They have an owl on site which was lovely to see and listen to in the evening.

Grafham Water reservoir is pretty big and was very wet and muddy so we need to go back to do the whole route. The Trout in the village was really welcoming and there's plenty of walks in the area.

All in all a great place and we look forward to returning. 
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Date of Visit: June 2022 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Nights stayed: 1 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Pickled Onion 11 reviews from this member

 We used this site as a stop-over on our way back from Norfolk. Approach road narrow but quiet so no problem with traffic.

On first appearance it was different from what we expected, as there are static units on site but it quickly grew on us.

Staff were great, nice friendly and efficient. Toilet block was spotless but showing it's age and site was really peaceful.

10 minutes to the local community run pub that is in a big wooden hut, however, we didn't get to use it (it gets great reviews by the way) as the opening hours are not normal pub hours.

We will be back. 

Date of Visit: July 2019 Unit:  Motorhome
Nights stayed: 3 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Lms0110 57 reviews from this member

 Nice quiet site located amongst farmland and a small village, and the access road is shared with some residential cabins. Amenities block is the usual CMC standard of clean but dated facilities, with the fixed shower heads and nylon shower curtains.

Very small on lead dog walk, walk through this and you go off site to a long access lane to the private woods that is rarely used, ideal for an offlead pootle about. The swimming pool has been closed now for the last 2 years and is due to be filled in, shame as we had 2 very warm days, a dip would have been lovely.

There is a small duck pond on site so quite common to see them waddling about the site. There are about 4 routes to walk to Grafham Water, the shortest being about 10 minutes. The water itself is about 10 miles all the way around, just be careful with dogs off lead as its very popular with cyclists and some are going at quite a speed, and there are blind spots on the route.

The small village has a community shop in a portacabin, and the 'village pub' is in a wooden building next to the shop. 


Date of Visit: April 2016 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: Caravan79 17 reviews from this member

 Had a lovely weekend its a nice site good showers lots of hot water, and hairdryers really good. Site staff were really nice and helpful. Will be going back again. Went to the Mermaid pub in Ellington which is lovely and Days butchers in Bacton is well worth a visit. 

Date of Visit: September 2015 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: Lguiness 3 reviews from this member

 This site is in a great location for walking, cycling fishing, sailing, etc. As it's right next to Grafham Water.

There's a cycle hire shop nearby where we rented a bike for my niece before taking her along the 10 mile cycle path around the lake. It's a very scenic route, if a bit bumpy, with a café about half way around.

The camp site is well maintained with faultless facilities and spacious pitches.

We were with my young children so we pitched next to the playground, which was well used by the girls and other children all weekend. There's a large swing, wooden climbing frame with monkey bars and tyres, and 2 wooden springy ride-ons, all appeared to be in good condition and fenced off for safety.

The loo & shower facilities were spotless and of a high standard, with modern hand and hair dryers, cubicles with basins only, as well as the loos and showers. There was plenty of room to change in the shower cubicle, with a bench and several hooks to keep things dry, so were well designed. You need a key to get in the block, which you'll get from reception after you've chosen your pitch. The key also comes with the barrier card to drive back into the site.

The site feels very secure with automatic barriers at all entry and exit points.

The swimming pool, open in the summer, is excellent. It was lovely and warm and maintained to a high standard. They had 2 lifeguards on duty every day. My kids had a fabulous time, it was hard to get them out again.

There's some local wildlife, the family of ducks regularly make an appearance and are quite friendly, always coming to inspect new arrivals. There's an owl that was spotted very close to our caravan early one morning, which my daughter thought was amazing.

The wardens are friendly, helpful and run a tight ship so that everything runs smoothly and is well maintained.

We were hoping to be able to stay on an extra couple of hours on our last day but they were fully booked, which was a shame.

My family really love this site and will come back again. 

Date of Visit: July 2015 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: Robert Johnston 10 reviews from this member

 We took our two grandchildren (8 and 9 years old)here last week in July and had an fabulous time. Good play area and the heated pool was probably what they enjoyed the most. Lovely 11 mile cycle trail right round Grafham reservoir with great views. The site is just what we expect from the Caravan Club, pristine toilets, well maintained grounds, and friendly and helpful wardens. Highly recommended. 

Date of Visit: July 2015 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: Scrufts 27 reviews from this member

 This is our fourth year of visiting Grafham Water so you could say we know the site quite well!

First of all the site is quite small compared to other caravan club sites and some of the pitches (especially the grass ones) are quite close together. There is one shower block which you are given a key for. The play area is quite small and more suited for the younger ones. At the time of writing there are NO Tent pitches and the paddock (just off the main site) has been converted back to an open field for dog walking and a place to kick a ball around. Having spoken to the wardens they are not sure if and when the site will be accepting tents.

The site has a small swimming pool which has a lifeguard in attendance when it is open. In peak times there is a band system in use so the pool doesn't get too full. The pool temperature is fine and the pool is well maintained.

The site itself is located 'out in the stix' and the nearest main town and superstore is Huntingdon about six miles away. This year Grafham village has opened a small community shop in the village so you can buy basics (and booze) at reasonable prices. The wardens also have a limited range of essentials on site.

If you have a dog there is an excellent and long dog walk at the rear of the site which adjoins footpaths and bridleways (lots of them)

This site is great for cycling as the nearby reservoir (Grafham Water) has a 9 mile and virtually traffic free route around it and is great for a family ride. You can hire bikes at Marlow Park just down tne road for all sizes including trailers for very little ones.

The reservoir itself is great for cycling, walking and fishing (fly fishing - stocked with trout)

Nearby attractions include:

Grafham Water reservoir (as above)

Shuttleworth Collection at Biggleswade (excellent collection of working aircraft and cars)

Oliver Cromwell museum at Huntingdon (small but good)

Cambridge city


Nene Valley Railway

Twinwood Airfield ( where musician Glenn Miller was last seen alive)

American Memorial Cemetery at Maddingley (well worth a visit)

For beer lovers there is no pub within walking distance but there is an indian restaurant in the village which has good reviews (although pricey for a takeway).

If you are after a site with themeparks, supermarkets, shopping and takeaways on your doorstep then this site is NOT for you. (Likewise if you want a large site with big and well spaced pitches)

If you want a site to relax with wide open spaces to explore on foot or bicycle with the added bonus of a swimming pool to cool off in then this is the place to come to. 

Date of Visit: June 2015 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: Gillianraker 2 reviews from this member

 An excellant well kept lovely site. The wardens were helpful and always busy. Some of the best toilet facilities, large cubicles and spotlessly clean. Nice area for touring. The best fish and chip van, absolutely delicious, fresh and crispy. We did not use the pool but it was a lovely and popular addition. Would visit again. 

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