We stayed last weekend, as two families, we were put on pitches next to each other. Finding the site is easy, well signposted, great location and beautiful surroundings.
On arrival, the online refund was duly given, you just need to make sure you have a print out as they need this for their records. I was shown the pitch by a helpful chap, who explained everything about the site and the local area, we felt very welcome.
The facilities were well attended, bar and shop were well stocked and reasonably priced, although saying that, the cheapest bottle of white wine in the bar was £11 (to take out) - the shop didn't sell alcohol.
The pitches are pretty close together, and you can park your car in front of your tent, but I do agree with some of the other reviewers, you do feel quite packed in.
The first evening was a lovely clear night, and many were having bbqs and sitting out enjoying the evening. There were an awful lot of children, but, summer holidays - what do you expect? A little control perhaps, but some of the adults had worse behaviour!
To say it was loud and rowdy would be an understatement. We went to bed at about 11pm. At 12.30am, I rang the campsite Head Office to see if anyone could come and shut people up a bit! At 2.30am, they were still going....I was beside myself and finally drifted off. At 6.50am, no word of a lie they were back up, shouting, crying, screaming....
The family who were the worst offenders persistently had a dog who kept getting loose, running off, attacking other dogs, and so by the Saturday night I had enough and complained to the warden who did agree to do a walkabout about 10pm, but he didn't say anything to them. Thankfully it was raining that night, so they retreated into their tents and were much quieter than the night before and we all got some zzzzzzzzzz.
We loved the location and the site itself, and would be happy to return, just maybe outside of the main holidays.
Bakewell is lovely, and we visited The Bulls Head and The Ashford Arms, both of which were excellent.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Family run holiday park located in Bakewell, Derbyshire. We cater for touring and camping, with or without electric hook up. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Greenhills Holiday Park Peak District National Park/Ashford-In-The-Water, UK