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We are at Chatsworth Park for three days, leaving tomorrow but I could not believe the price they charge here....£109 for 3 days for just two adults on a standard pitch. The wardens still only receive minimum national wage. Nothing special about the site, only one toilet block etc

I realise it is Easter week but come on. With a £52 joining fee I think that all C & M C sites should charge the same price in high season (unless of course there are no facilities at all).

They have no age reduction as the C & C C do but they do have low season mid week rates. But then the C & C C want a deposit to book a pitch that I hear is non refundable.

Most CL's are no longer cheap, some I have found have wanted to charge £22 a night !

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We are going to Chatsworth later this month for three nights midweek at a cost of £84.30.


At those C&MC prices we should get a free brekky brought to us on a silver tray by a Butler from the House - but I don't think we will.


Roll on France later in the year and the free Aires ......


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We are going to Chatsworth later this month for three nights midweek at a cost of £84.30.


At those C&MC prices we should get a free brekky brought to us on a silver tray by a Butler from the House - but I don't think we will.


Roll on France later in the year and the free Aires ......



C'mon Keith, Chatsworth is a good and popular site hence the price, the choice is yours as to whether you go or not, seems like you have made your choice.

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We've just paid £17 to £18 a night at three CL's and looking in this year's books there aren't many below £10 (mostly without hookup!).

Add non member's pitch fee of £12 a night at club sites and I can see why the smaller commercial sites are now more popular

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We are going to Chatsworth next Monday and Tuesday, think it's £78 for two nights. I hate paying that much but it's a bucket list thing for me, I can tick it off my list

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Weíve been members for over twenty years and used their sites a lot in our early years with a caravan and three children under two years old - we valued the consistency and quality of the facilities at the time. Yes, they are expensive - but they also seem to be very popular and busy. Clearly the market is supporting the C&MC pricing strategy - Iím guessing that they donít need to be full to make enough money to keep improving the network of sites. They donít seem to have any trouble recruiting wardens either (though Iím sure Iím not the only one to have met the personality by-pass, jobsworth types - but these are very rare and easily outshone by the many really good ones).

We rarely use the main club sites now - but are happy to do so when they are in a location that we want to be. Many CLs are still available for £10-£12 per night - and these are often good value and pleasant places to be if, like us, lack of facilities (ehu, wc, showers etc) isnít a concern.

I continue to support the C&MC as a member, even though my usage of their full sites doesnít warrant it, my use of CLs does make it worthwhile.


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Weíve been members for over twenty years and used their sites a lot in our early years with a caravan and three children under two years old - we valued the consistency and quality of the facilities at the time. Yes, they are expensive - but they also seem to be very popular and busy. Clearly the market is supporting the C&MC pricing strategy - Iím guessing that they donít need to be full to make enough money to keep improving the network of sites. They donít seem to have any trouble recruiting wardens either (though Iím sure Iím not the only one to have met the personality by-pass, jobsworth types - but these are very rare and easily outshone by the many really good ones).

We rarely use the main club sites now - but are happy to do so when they are in a location that we want to be. Many CLs are still available for £10-£12 per night - and these are often good value and pleasant places to be if, like us, lack of facilities (ehu, wc, showers etc) isnít a concern.

I continue to support the C&MC as a member, even though my usage of their full sites doesnít warrant it, my use of CLs does make it worthwhile.


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That's pretty much our view, except we are in C&CC. It's worth being members so that we can use the Certified Sites. Like you we rarely stay on the Club sites except when they are in a particularly nice location and when there are no smaller sites available in the area. I think the C&CC prices are pretty reasonable particularly now we are both 60+. We also use the Camping in the Forest sites in the New Forest. Very basic facilities but a real "get away from it all" feeling and reasonably priced.
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Yes, some of them are out of my price range especially being a solo. They seem to be sacrificing the 'middle income' pensioner for families. Noticed how focused they are on family stuff in their marketing? IMHO nothing to like in having to share a campsite -- and the bathrooms -- with hordes of icky unsupervised kids who turn the showers into a swamp and don't know how to flush the toilet. etc etc.
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I think venturing across "La Manche" is not something to be undertaken lightly or so it seems;

No free parking places like aires or stellplatz or similar....😢

Parking fees and fines wherever you seem to choose to stop.... 😢😢

Club sites that seem to cost at least a week's pension for one NIGHT ..... 😢😢😢

CL's or CS's that seem more expensive than high standard sites here.... 😢😢😢😢

Gasoil prices that are higher than here (often) .....😢😢😢😢😢

Much higher crime rate as so many want 5* security alarms "just in case".....😢😢😢😢😢😢

I am sure I will think of others, but I have a rather nice local red (Chateaux La Rayaul, Bergerac 4.15Ä @ Intermarche) that needs finishing....

Oh, yes, that's another one... 🍷. 🤔. 🍾. 😃
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