Wednesday 4 April 2007

Woodland Caravan Park invite AvailablePitch to their Grand Opening

After 4 years hard work, Charles and LindaJane Stanton opened their brand new caravan park in Derbyshire today, and AvailablePitch were there to join in the celebrations and have a good nose round. Greeted with Bucks Fizz and amazing homemade cakes (more about these later), we heard how Woodland Caravan Park came into being.

Whilst not from a camping or caravanning background, Charles and LindaJane got expert advice from Don Amott himself and stayed on his Lincolnshire site, where they picked up lots of hints and tips.

Woodland Caravan Park is the grounds of Snelston Hall, near Ashbourne, Derbyshire, on the edge of the Peak District. Where once was an old World War 2 building, there now stands a new, top quality building housing the office, reception, laundry, disabled/family wet room, showers and toilets.

Looking to diversify from farming, and using their lovely location, they have created a continental-style park, in a mature woodland setting from which caravanners and motorhomers can explore the paths which run through the 900 acre estate, and the area around Ashbourne itself.

The hardstanding pitches are huge, flat, and with electric hookup. Planning allowed 52 pitches, but they decided on 39 pitches to allow caravanners privacy and plenty of room to relax. Dogs are especially welcome and very well-catered for, with their own fenced woodland area, where they can run around and chase rabbits.

We learned that the cakes were made on the farm opposite the campsite by “Two Women in a Kitchen” and caravanners should ask LindaJane to direct them over the road where they may be able to buy their wonderful products.

When we left, LindaJane was settling new arrivals onto their pitch, whilst Charles was busy putting the finishing touches to the site.

The site is fully booked for Easter, however campers looking for vacant touring pitches for May Day and Spring Bank Holiday are in luck, with some pitches available for caravans and motorhomes. wishes Charles and LindaJane lots of success with their new Derbyshire campsite.

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