When we arrived we found everything clean and tidy, we were put in an area away from the Lake and in between all of the stored caravans, we had 6am electrics that you purchased cards for so you only paid for electricity as you used it. We had a look at the lake and it is beautiful a lovely setting and very very peaceful, it's also nice and flat and well tended, opposite where we were there was a tent field too. There is a security gate that you pay a £10 deposit for an electronic key, refundable when you leave, they also have day visitors as the lake is for fishing.
The nearest loo block to us was at the entrance of our area, it was more for people fishing than people camping as there was no hot water or lights in there but there was a clean towel and hand wash soap (very basic) style of one ladies loo and two gents. We did use these loo's most of the time as they were closest to us, there was no real lighting where we were and plenty of rabbit holes so a torch is a must. I did have a lovely shower but although the two showers in the ladies were clean you had to step back into the shower just to open the door and there was plenty of space that would have allowed the owner to make the cubicles bigger. There were several loo's, two showers and one sink in the ladies and there is no where to put your stuff at the side of the sink.
I think all in all it's a site aimed at caravans that has not done anything to welcome tents. There was plenty of room near the lake where we could have put our Dandy's and they had 10 amp electric which would have been better for us but we were not allowed near the lake in our 'Tents' even though we were paying the same price as the caravans. There is a dog walking area but it's basically just a large caravan storage area, dogs are not allowed near the lake so no gentle stroll around it for Bailey - They do charge £1.50 per night for dogs.
The big shock came when we had some unexpected visitors who were told it was £3 to visit (not £3 per car but per person) the gent didn't take any money from them, the same thing happened with Beverley's friends. When Beverley's friends came to leave this morning he charged them from the deposit they had paid for the key, the same happened with us even though our visitors stayed less than an hour and we didn't expect them. There were a few words regarding this as John and Beverley's friends said we should not be responsible for collecting payment for visitors and yet we were both charged, the chap said he didn't like asking them for the money so they ended up out of pocket as did we. Thank goodness no one else turned up just to say hello because we would have had to have a whip round at the end of our visit.
I would have visited this site again as the emphasis is on peace and tranquillity, the lake setting being lovely ........ however when Terry asked why we were not allowed to pitch there it was basically because we were classed as tents, Terry explained that most of the caravan awnings had more tent pegs in than our Dandy's he was fobbed off with an 'I'll pass on your comments' ......... you tell me a tent that can go on a hard standing and not have a single tent peg if you only put the unit up! We paid the same price as the caravans and were tucked away in between what felt like a caravan graveyard when there was plenty of spare pitches around the lake with much better hook up amps.
This site is not really tent or Dandy friendly, it is geared towards caravans and fishermen. The one sink for having a wash in the ladies is not adequate for a site that accepts tents, and it should be the managers responsibility to take money from people visiting the site.
Did we have a nice time .......... of course we did, would I visit this site again ........... Not unless they can up their game. They need to decide if they want tents there or not.