£3 extra

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  1. firebird123

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    Just spent our first night ever as we are "Newbies" in a Park, called "Lickpenny" near Tansley Derbyshire, we arrived earlier than expected on a Friday, 10.30 am and I was charged an extra £3 due to arriving before noon. (you would have thought as it was our first time she would have waived it) not a very nice welcome to this hobby !!
    £3 is not a lot of money, it is just the cheek !
    Nothing was mentioned about this in their leaflet or on their website, is this common practice ?

    P.S we left Saturday morning before noon, they never came out with a refund !
     
  2. sb8263

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    i would have just turned around at reception and parked outside the site, and if i had not already paid for the pitch i would have been off somewhere else....
     
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  3. chaser

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    See my thread holland first and last, bloke there tried to nearly double our nights tariff , told him to stick it, we didn't use any facility's and were only there 12 hours and he wanted 32 euros
     
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    I can understand your frustration and anger at the extra £3 charge but I can also see it from the other side too.

    I wont mention any names but there was one site we stayed on where a "club" had pitches booked for a certain event. The marshall arrived at 8am when his booking said he was due much later with pitches advertised as ready from 2pm on the day of arrival.

    The marshal then proceeded to intimidate those people who were leaving that day and pestering them to ensure they were off by 11am (vacation time).

    Not being funny having had a really good last night and being woken up by some egotistic male at 8.10 am I made sure that I stayed on pitch until the very last minute.

    As we had many friends with a number of those on pitches near us who had been subjected to the same uncalled for experience it was sad to learn that this has marred some experiences to the extent they would not return to the same site again.


    and Yes at 8.15am after he had left I was on the phone complaining.

    The same site now charges them extra for arriving early. They dont want their customers upset by others as this loses them repeat business.
     
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  5. chaser

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    Get yourselves over to France and use the aires and France passion for free
     
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    What a rip off!! It's not as if they have to clean and change a room ! :frowny:
     
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    ....going tuesday......lets see what it brings,,,,,,
     
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    Ive been on a site (a quite posh one too) where the kids have literally used the motorhome pitch as an open air toilet, and not just urine. Where toilet paper has been thrown at the ceiling to stick just for the fun of it and where people cant be bothered to pick up their fag ends or dogs poo. Its quite sad during high season to see what goes on, yet in quieter periods you would think you were in 5 star luxury with gleaming toilets and showers etc
     
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    Brilliant mate, you won't want to camp in uk after that(y)
     
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    bottle of green chartreuse please hehehehehehe
     
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    Yeah if you are into wine don't forget to call at cite Europe beats the wine places hands down
     
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    Nice :sick:
     
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    Been on that site even made us pay for the motorcycle trailer! and charged for early arrival. Will never go back there loss should be called pinchpenny.
     
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    Can a biggish unit get into the car park? I believe that there is somewhere to park there too??

    p.s. sorry to hijack the thread with this question!
     
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    You need to follow signs for the bus park. That will take you to the Aire which has no barrier.
    Buses go in so you will have no problem.

    It is a very short walk from there into the complex.


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    Reading some of these posts and also having experienced some bad attitudes from wardens on CC sites in the UK, it makes us want to get across to France and try out the sites there........maybe next year if things go ok:unsure:
     
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    Don't you just hate Rip Of Britain!!! Talk about a blooming cheek grrrr :punch:

    Once stopped at the Site Sandy Balls and the vacate time was 1000hrs!!! They wanted another £5 to extend that to 1400hrs and that's after charging £38 a night for just 2 of us!!! :oops2:

    Never went back there again, same as I'll never go to that site either now. Thanks for letting us all know :clap:
     
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    The caravan and camping club has charged £5 for arrivals on club sites before noon for quite a few years, haven't heard of it on commercial sites before though.
     
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    From the web site

    TERMS AND CONDITIONS.

    Arrival times are 12 noon - any units arriving before this, and if the pitch is available will be charged a nominal fee.
     
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    Sorry, to answer your query - yes on most uk sites arrival time is normally from noon.

    Cl's and cs' are usually ok as long as no one is on the pitch (but always ask beforehand). I suppose site owners don't want people to abuse early arrival ( and they do, I've seen it).

    Didn't realise you were from our neck of the woods - so the site was about 30 mins from you? You could've said you'd go back later and popped down into Matlock for a wander....

    First time out though I imagine the excitement was great.....

    Don't be disheartened - it's all a huge learning curve (y)

    And now you're back you can plan the next one:)
     
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