i just dont see any reason (other than profiteering of course) that basic feilds with a loo should cost much more than this
That’s dangerous thinking there, fella
There’s no reason why a can of coke should cost more than a quid… but them’s the breaks.
Sellers/service providers don’t charge what the item/pitch costs them… they charge what they can get away with.
Seditious talk? Maybe.
We like to think we’re independent decision-makers with an eye for a bargain, but in truth most of us are getting royally bent over every time we pull out the credit card. 🙁Posted 4 years agomrhoppySubscriber
The site looks nice but the restriction on arriving before 7 means that its a non starter for me, I couldn’t get there before 7 from Shrewsbury of an evening unless I was having to leave work early. Kinda makes weekends away impossible then.
Oh and the links aren’t too clear.Posted 4 years agojamieaMember
We paid £19 a night for the first week of the school hols in Devon; we normally camp at sites charging £3-7 a night but with a 14 month old we decided a little more comfort was required! And to be fair the extra facilities (a freezer and family bathroom etc.) and ‘niceness’ was probably just about worth it. Charging those prices still didn’t deter a family load of oiks coming down from Brizzle for the weekend though 😕
Looking at campsites in Europe you appear to get far much more for your money.
Cheers,Posted 4 years ago
We’ve just come back from a week camping in Cornwall, two of us for seven nights, £112 done.
It’s absolutely fantastic place to stay, very family orientated (we don’t have kids BTW) with lovely amenities.
Quite remote but in a beautiful location with a fantastic pub just down the road in Blisland.
Been 3 times now and can’t wait to go back.Posted 4 years agorobbiehMember
My caravan is left on a camping and caravan club site just outside Redruth, when we are there it costs £13 per night inc. electric for 2 + awning, our dogs are free. Small “certificated” site which means only a max. Of 5caravans or camper vans at a time. One shower and loo (free) and 10mins from beaches at Portreath and Porthtowan which isPosted 4 years ago
great for an early morning surf so I can leave the mrs in bed. Same price all year too. my daughter,s there at the moment with 2 kids and partner for £17 a night.
Me the missus and our dog did a 4 night bank holl weekend stay near Pwllheli for £6 per night all in, it had toilets (cleaned a couple of times per day) a basic shower, washing up sink, use of freezer and allowed camp fires, oh and a lovely 10 min walk from the beach (all be it a very pebbly one) … It was basic but just what we want and was happy to pay 🙂Posted 4 years agolastyMember
VW T2 camper – I begrudge paying “by the pitch”…Posted 4 years ago
All I want is a shower, trails and the corner of a field.
Last weekend in the New Forest only place I could get was “allocated pitches” so even though the footprint of my camping area required was the size of a family car i.e. a Small camper, I was paying the same as the Clampets who managed to cram in 2 family tents, 3 cars, 7 people and a gazebo for the same price..
Bit annoying at £30 per night – everything was lovely on the site and would return if I couldn’t find anywhere else.
Why are campsite owners raising prices ??
Basically because they can…
Know a couple of farm/pub sites where I can pitch up for a fiver but they are (of course) in the north, my old stomping ground.lastyMember
^^^ A good source indeed but I tend not to use t`internet listed sites as everyone and his dog uses ukcampsites and similar meaning they get familied out. Much prefer a deserted basic site, usually a farmer making a few quid and doesn’t want the hassle of cleaning bogs twice a day to keep his ratings up – sadly getting harder to find these days …Posted 4 years ago
thread resurrection …. sorry 😉Posted 3 years ago
But has anyone found any good (cheap) campsites anywhere nice this summer then?
Bont Fechan campsite is just past Criccieth in North wales (between Pothmadog and Pwllheli, not far from the hills and close to the beaches, basic but only £6 per night for a big family tent 2 adults (allegedly) and our dog … Bargain! its got toilets/sink/shower and freezer facilitiesMalvern RiderMember
nr Barmouth always camp at Garth y Fog, Arthog. Between £7 and 10 a night. Basic, just toilet and pay shower I think, yet nicely positioned, interesting pitches, some sheltered by drystone walls, good views and excellent jump off for Cader idris rides, or bridleways/rupps over hills thru forest and moor twrds yet more unpronounceable villages and hills. Just how I like it. Saw a buzzard and an osprey having a mid air battle right there. Don’t see that everyday!Posted 3 years ago
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