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Devizes Camping And Caravanning Club Site
Spout Lane
Nr Seend
Melksham
Wiltshire   (Browse area)
SN12 6RN
Tel: 01380 828839
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Pitches: 100
Open: Open All Year

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 122 Reviews
                9/10 from 122 Reviews

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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 
 No Shop   Bar <1 mile   Restaurant <1 mile   Wifi Access 
Activities
 Kids Playground   TV Room   Games Room   Evening Entertainment 
 Fishing   Wild Swimming   Indoor Pool   Outdoor Pool 
 Horse Riding   Cycle Hire   Golf   Tennis 
 Beach   Watersports   Boat Launch / Mooring 
Other Features
 Sea Views   Working Farm   Campfires Allowed   Open All Year 
 Waterside Location   Dog Walk   Public Transport 

Reviews:  122 in total, now showing 1 to 6                 Previous 6          Next 6
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Date of Visit: July 2018 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Kernow Camper 169 reviews from this member

Lovely site right next to the K&A canal. We've stayed many times before but not for a while.

On arrival at 12 noon we were advised by the wardens that the checking in time had change to 1pm on ALL C&CC sites (we apologised because we genuinely were not aware of this and they were fine). They have no choice but to book you in early as the site is down a lane and they cannot allow queues to form. Once booked another warden asked us if we had any pitch preferences and then guided us to our pitch. We asked for a pitch with a bit of shade but not under a tree (!) and he found us a perfect pitch and then gave us all the info on the site.

Small toilet block right in the middle of the site. Very dated now but clean. The only thing we didn't like was you could not change the temperature of the water in the shower and being almost 30 degrees most days a cooler shower would have been preferred!

Good pubs close to the site - Three Magpies, next door. We didn't eat there this time but wished we had! Barge Inn, about 30 minute stroll along the canal - we ate there and although I enjoyed mine OH didn't! Not cheap either.

Great walks from the site in both directions along the canal but the Caen Hill locks are the draw. Lovely tearooms at the top with reasonably priced snacks and drinks. Wetherspoons in town too.

We caught the bus from the main road, a few minutes walk from the site, to Bath - £7 adult return and it takes about 50 minutes each way.

Evening walks along the canal are a must especially when the weather is great like this year.

There's a new Cider Barn almost opposite the site. Sadly it was closed most of the time we were there so we didn't get to visit.

Date of Visit: July 2017 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Nikko136 42 reviews from this member

The site's location right next to the canal is its main attraction, so walks along the towpath are good. We had a good lunch at the Barge Inn.

Wardens were generally friendly and very helpful.

The layout of the site is very geometrical with the facilities block centrally positioned. The pitches are of a reasonable size and well-maintained.

We found the showers and WC cubicles rather tight. The shop had basic supplies but like other C&CC sites the opening hours are very restricted.

The dog exercise field was a good size and well mown. The soil under the far gate had been eroded so small and medium-sized dogs could escape into the wooded area with 'danger - deep water' signs.

Date of Visit: July 2017 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Seamsman 4 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 5 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 66 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.

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