Cheap and Value for money sites...................

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  1. Bobby22

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    Following on from the most expensive sites in "campsite prices"

    Where are all the cheap and value for money sites?

    We all know about THS and CS/CLs but where can we get really good value for money in the UK
     
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  3. GeriatricWanderer

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    Cheap and value and campsite and UK are not words that you often see in the same sentence.
    However, they do exist in small numbers but of course, there's always a compromise to make.

    Here's one local to me to start the list:

    Mill House Caravan Park, Little Baddow, Essex
    51.74645, 0.54879
    Open April 1 to Sept 30
    20 pitches
    £11 per night per unit (up to 8m) includes 16a hook up.
    Fresh water and waste facilities but no ablution facilities.

    Good walking and fishing location.

    http://www.millhousecaravanpark.co.uk/index.html

    Oh, and no charge for dogs!;)

    For anyone travelling down from "the badlands where there be dragons" - this site isn't too far off the route to Dartford Crossing which is only 29 miles further on.
     
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    That avatar GW is a face with much character and wisdom is it of yourself.;)
     
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    At the risk of attracting howls of derision some of the Caravan Club sites do midweek deals for £11 a night.
     
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    Shell Island http://www.shellisland.co.uk/ £35 per week if you are over 60. No electric, but most modern motorhomes can manage a week without hookup. Small shop and bar on site with there own harbour and slipway. Fishing from the beach if you dont own a boat. Fantastic views all around.
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    Hi

    We like Woodlands Grove campsite between Totnes and Dartmouth in Devon. You can get 5 nights (sunday till friday morning) for £54, including electric, awning, dog etc. This is already pretty good but in addition you get free admission every day into the theme park right next door.

    Offer is available anytime outside the school holidays.

    Paul
     
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    We have used Haven sites a couple of times, Not exactly our first choice, but good value for money, we are not now using any of the Club sites due to cost, we prefer CL's or wild camping when possible.
     
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    "Cheap" and "value for money" are not necessarily the same thing. For instance, we paid more for a site than a nearby CL in Worcester a couple of years ago but the location meant that vfm was better.
     
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    Camping n caravan club have got lots of weekend meets and holiday tepary sites 7.50 pn a lot are on farms . We stayed on a site in Cornwall with c.c.c for 8 pn and it was all singing and dancing. No EHU to join £40 but you save a lot in sites.
     
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    I've been lurking on all the DA websites to find a bargain that ticks all the boxes. They do look really good value, even though I'm not sure what 'pun' means - per unit/night? If their pricing bundles all 6 of us together, it makes a significant saving.
    Only thing worrying me is if it's deemed bad manners to enjoy the savings by parking up and doing all the touristy things in the area, rather than making Easter bonnets etc. (I could be persuaded I guess ;)). Will the van be pelted by eggs whilst we're out? :D
     
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    We've been on several rallies with both C&CC and MCC and never felt pressured to take part in anything organised. "pun" does mean "per unit night" but I think it's normally a maximum of 2 adults (and, maybe, 2 children) with a couple of quid charged per extra adult per night.
    Details on the Out & About section of the C&CC web site normally give pricing details and contact numbers for any enquiries.
     
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    DA camping and Temporary Holiday Sites offer great value and as GJH says there is no pressure to get involved if you don't want to.
    All the prices are available before you go.

    This is the whole point of these DA's and THS........so you can take the whole family to different areas close to events and "touristy" areas....................so fill yer boots and enjoy.

    Edit:- Pricing extras are usually for adults (over 17) with children being free.

    And then only a small charge.
     
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    Not Haven but one site that we booked which seemed really good value at £9 per night was Parkdean at Mullion, Cornwall. The touring site was tucked behind acres of statics. It was very scruffy and the showers were mouldy. Only stayed one night although we had booked for three.
     
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    I've just booked Haggerston Castle (haven) 5 nights..........£47.50
    Thurston Manor 2 nights...........£26.90

    We'll give these a try .......all facilities included.
     
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    When your camping with Fun things are always optional and up to the individual wether they join in or not, though meet and greet coffee/cake mornings are a good way for new members to to meet other funsters. :Smile:
     
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    Been finding lately that quite a few CLs & CSs are more expensive than some CC or CCC sites
     
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    Thanks everyone - very helpful.
    Not a rally, but one site we're going to try over the Easter break is Hoburne Blue Anchor. Great location on the sea front, close to West Somerset Railway, pool and hot tub, only £42 for 6 of us for 2 nights. Struggled to find a bad review, which is praise indeed going by some dreadful ones of other places nearby.
     
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