Monks Barn site nr Stratford upon Avon

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  1. Mousy

    Mousy Funster Life Member

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    We stayed here last week, really good find. £11 per night inc ehu. Mix of grass or hard standing. Water, waste etc and showers (didn't use so can't comment)

    A walk across the field by the river to the pub in the village (Clifford chambers).

    Good access to the traffic free cycle path into Stratford.

    Owners were lovely, leant us a os map. They also have a beautiful old barn which can be used for rallies. We stayed in the rally field, as we are not CC members. CC parking was nearer the farm and the road.

    A well situated site, good value, beautiful setting. :thumb:

    http://www.monksbarnfarm.co.uk
     
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    We stayed there last year before Stratford and will return this year. As you say a really good find.:thumb:
     
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    As non members they should not have admitted you.. rally field or not, you had full use of the facilities..

    As a Club member this annoys me, I'm not having a go at you .. but at the CL site owners.. and the Club itself for not enforcing their own rules.

    What's the point of paying annual subs of £44 if they admit non members free. ?

    http://www.caravanclub.co.uk/media/7699348/clguidancenotes.pdf
     
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    sounds a bit of snobbery here another funster stays on a site u r a member of and u get annoyed live and let live i reckon ? :Smile:
     
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    nowt to do with snobbery... it's the same as those who don't pay on aires..

    and as I said .. it wasn't having a go at a fun member .. but at the C CLUB

    it's not a case of 'live and let live' ..

    how often do you go on a cl and find it has not 5 or 6 vans.. but 10 or more... . and when you arrive no one asks to see your card.. then you know the owner is being greedy.

    you also know that there are probably some who are not club members..

    Why pay £44 if others can enjoy the same benefits free.. ?
     
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    I think there may be a bit of confusion here.

    Jim is quite right that CL owners certificated by the CC (and the C&CC) should abide by the members only condition which they sign up to.

    However, looking at the UK Campsite entry it appears that Monks Barn has a private site licence as well - "Pitches: 5 Caravan Club Only and Private 6 Pitch Site" - so the rally field is not just a rally field.

    We stayed at a CL/Touring Park with a similar arrangement in Mansfield a few years ago.
     
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    thanks Graham..

    Never thought to look there.. I only checked the entry on the Caravan Club CL sites list..

    The web site for the farm in the OP has no info on camping.
     
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    The rally field is past the farm buildings down near the river. It has hard standing and grass pitches, some with ehu, rubbish bins, a water tap and grey waste drain, elsan point.

    The shower and toilet block is nearer the farm and the hard standing cc pitches. Which I presume are exclusively for CC members.

    We didn't use any of the CC facilities.
     
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    thanks,

    as I said.. wasn't having a pop at you.. my gripe is with the CC

    glad you had a nice visit.. :Smile:
     
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    No problem Jim, I can see where you are coming from. Being newish I didn't know about her private licence and I wasn't clear in my first post about the site.
     
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    I don't know why the CC and C&CC insist on members only at their CLs/CSs. The MCC don't, which is why they are able to run the Nightstop scheme in partnership with Practical Motorhome.

    Para 5(2) of the First Schedule of the 1960 Act simply says "For the purposes of this paragraph an exempted organisation may issue as respects any land a certificate stating that the land has been approved by the exempted organisation for use by its members for the purposes of recreation."

    It does not say that the land is not approved for non-members nor that the land is for exclusive use of members.
     
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    What's the night stop scheme graham?
     
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    I would assume it's to generate a guaranteed income for the club ..

    if anyone could use CLs then membership numbers would no doubt fall.. I'd be one of the first to leave.

    also, as with the any club, CC members should have privileges over non members.. some complain about non members being able to use club sites , albeit at a higher rate.. and I can see where they are coming from when you try to book and a site is full.. and no doubt some are non members.

    so yes, IMO , some exclusivity is expected if you are a paying member.
     
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    It's a scheme put together by PMH and the MCC. See map Here and article Here.

    Many of them are pub car parks and may not have as many facilities as many CLs but, because they are certificated by the MCC, operate completely legally.
     
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    As Jim says l would leave the CC if I could use CLs without being a member. The sole reason for joining in the first place was to use CLs
    I do, currently use Mayday, but I could likely get as good or better deal independent of the CC.
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