Campsite fees

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Campsite fees

Postby biccytoria » 11 Jun 2013, 09:52

Ok, I need to get this off my chest. When did camp-site fees get so expensive?! I know that it's still cheaper than a hotel, but there are less overheads too. Pricing up two nights away and it's looking like most places are between £25-30 a night for the four of us.

Can someone tell me what overheads I'm missing out on when trying to figure out what money needs to be spent on to run a campsite?
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Re: Campsite fees

Postby ToothFairy » 11 Jun 2013, 09:56

We just had two nights for the five of us for just under £40, much cheaper than the bank holiday weekend which cost us £80ish for three nights. I have no idea why it's got so expensive!
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Re: Campsite fees

Postby FestiveTidings » 11 Jun 2013, 11:10

Yup - we paid £20 a night last year - £6 extra for electric hookup.

I can only think that utilities have gotten dearer - obviously electric, but water and land rates too?

It is a bit :o though.
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Re: Campsite fees

Postby gingerbreadhouse » 11 Jun 2013, 11:38

There are still a few sites out there that are cheaper - we stayed on a lovely tiny site last year and it cost £15 a night for the five of us (no hook up, but absolutely spotless washrooms and a lovely kitchen area complete with toaster!)
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Re: Campsite fees

Postby Morlyte » 11 Jun 2013, 15:00

We have stayed in places that have cost us £70 for 4 nights. Madness!
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Re: Campsite fees

Postby StJuniper » 11 Jun 2013, 15:18

Can I just say, British camping is so adorable! Farms and toasters! Camping here is all filleting fish and carrying a canoe for miles on end and bear spray :)
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Re: Campsite fees

Postby Seriously_Nutty » 11 Jun 2013, 17:08

<must set-up campsite> :mona
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Re: Campsite fees

Postby ToothFairy » 11 Jun 2013, 17:14

Seriously_Nutty wrote:<must set-up campsite> :mona


Like :D Reduced rates for weaners of course :wink:
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Re: Campsite fees

Postby Morlyte » 11 Jun 2013, 18:41

Seriously_Nutty wrote:<must set-up campsite> :mona


Awesome! When do you open and can we bring a cute puppy? :D
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Re: Campsite fees

Postby Rahgamuffin » 12 Jun 2013, 05:08

Go for it :) Toilet+ sink & stand pipe = sorted

We did actually stay on a farm like this a few times - no hot water to toilet block, help yourself to fallen wood, watch out as the sheep (Sharing the field) love dogs and come to say hello to them etc. etc. The first time we went for a week, we went as a group of us and the farmer looked at us, decided there were too many to add up and charged us £100 for a week for about 25 of us - we gave him a £100 tip as we left. The next year he tried to let us in for free claiming we'd paid in advance...

ETA: Found it! Looks like someone has urm... upgraded it :( http://www.hollowsfarm.co.uk/?a=campsites
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