This is our first Caravan & Motorhome Club site and it’s ok. It’s a CL same as the C&CC’s CS sites. A 5 van member only site usually not much more that a farmer’s field with a Chemical toilet emptying point. They are however usually in some nice little locations and this one is no exception.
Lane End Farm, Lane End, Hopwood,Heywood, Lancashire, OL10 2JE
Open: 01 Jan 2017 – 31 Dec 2017
Date of Visit: August 2017 Unit: Caravan
I booked over the phone on the Saturday before our Friday arrival on August Bank Holiday Weekend. I had been reading how hard people were finding it to get a pitch anywhere, so fingers crossed I rang.
£15 a night with electric. Hard Standing or Grass pitch available. Continue reading “Review: Lane End Farm Certified Site”
Date of Visit: 29th July – 12th August 2017 Unit: Caravan
Yes we have been here before and yes we are going again, already booked next year.
So why a new review? Well we were in a different area this year and a couple of things have changed at the site.
SO you can read all about our 2017 trip here.
Why France? What is so good about camping in France?
Well there are a number of reasons why we camp in France for our main holiday every year.
- Culture – People
It’s Sunday morning and it’s just me and the dog. Everybody else is having a lie in. So time to take over the living room coffee table to “plan” that most important of all holiday essentials. The Route.
It’s a fair old drag from Manchester down to the south coast of France so there are lots of variables to consider. First and not insignificantly is how to get across the English Channel (La Manche as the French call it.) Do you opt for quickest/cheapest, or longer more relaxed crossing? Continue reading “Planning the “BIG” Holiday Part 2″
Date Of Visit: August 2013, 2012 & 2010 (3 Visits)
What can we say? We love this site!
This was our first site in France and we think we found an absolute gem! The site was owned by Camp Atlantique who owned 3 sites in the Vendee, Les Brunelles being the “Flagship” There is an amazing pool complex which they upgraded with a new slide between our first and second visits.
When most UK campers venture to the Vendee they seem to gravitate to St. Jean De Monts. Its not surprising as there are loads of large campsites there and a well developed promanade/beach area. Many of the campsites deal with the likes of Eurocamp, Siblu & Canvas Holidays etc… which lots of first timers use to make the whole process easier. In fact booking direct with a French campsite is usually cheaper and is very easy. Just book and then find a channel crossing to suit your needs. We usually use the tunnel or Dover Calais as they are considerably cheaper than the longer crossings. Continue reading “Les Brunelles – Longeville Sur Mer, Vendee, France”
Date Of Visit: March 2017 Unit: Caravan
Southport New Road, Banks
Southport, PR9 8DF
Tel: 01704 228886
Riverside Touring and holiday Home Park
Date Of Visit: March 2017 Unit Caravan
WiFi on pitch : NO
Cost was OK not too excessive for what was offered on the website. We arrived in the dark and needed to phone the park warden who was a pleasent chap on the phone, told us to stay where we were and he would come to us. He arrived quickly and wasjust as pleasent in person. He gave us a map to our pitch and the other usual bumf about the site.
We had a Super Pitch, Electric, water and drainage on pitch. Pitch size is OK for us but they are not the largest I have seen. In the site info it tells you that you should pitch with the hitch facing the road and your awning should also be only on the hard standing. Your car should also be on your pitch in front of your unit. I can see why. The road is quite narrow which meant that reversing your van onto the pitch was not easy even for an experienced driver like me…. (I do it for a living).
Date Of Visit: May 2010 Unit: Tent
Cliff Road, Atwick, Near Hornsea, East Yorkshire YO25 8DF
Telephone: 01964 530404
Cliff Top is a basic site on the North East coast, and when I say “On The Coast” I mean it! Its called Cliff Top For a reason! The camping field is slowly eroding and a little bit more falls onto the beach below every year.
During our stay we survived a fairly big storm which destroyed quite a few tents and caravan awnings.
This is a busy little site. Facilities are limited to the usual toilet and shower block and that’s about it. However site patrons can use the facilities at the sister site down the road, Skirlington Leisure, which has a pool and club etc…
Date Of Visit: August 2011 Unit: Tent
Paul & Louise Owen
Globe Vale Holiday Park,
Cornwall, TR16 4BH
Tel: 01209 891183
We stayed here in August 2011 as it’s quite central to Cornwall. The price for a site in Cornwall was excellent costing under £400 for 2 weeks in high season.
The facilities were basic. Nothing wrong with any of them. Bathrooms were always clean and the site was immaculate. There was the usual shower/toilet blocks, a small play park for kids and a bar/restaurant which sold some tasty food.
There were plenty of statics on the site but the touring/ camping field was pretty quiet during our stay.
Date Of Visit: August 2014 Unit: Tent
This was our first trip to the south coast of France. The company that owns this site also own Les Brunelles in the Vendee which we have visited 3 times and absolutely loved, so for our first venture this far we decided to stick with a company that we trusted to provide a high standard. We were not dissapointed!
We had planned well for the long drive south or so we thought. We did not expect to get all the way to Perpignan, we had bought a small 4 man tent with the idea of pitching on the grass at an Aire, but as we got further south the ground looked rockier and dryer and not so comfortable so I decided that idea was a non starter. We arrived at the site at 8pm ish and had a quick look around. We then headed back to Perpignan via the local Intermarche for some food to find a hotel for the night. Should have booked in advance!
We arrived at site around 11 am and checked in, was given a pitch which tured out to have a tree stump in the middle, fine for a caravan but not for a tent. We were given the choice of 3 other pitches. We found one against the back wall that worked for us. It was a little cramped but we still had room to put up the 4 man tent to house the stroppy teenager while we had the 6 birth tent to ourselves.
The site has all the facilities that we expected.
- Sports Facilities
- Kids Club
- Access to the beach