Note: This review was left while under different management
Lamb Cottage Caravan Park
Cheshire CW8 2BN
Tel: 01606 882302
“A luxurious caravan park?” queried a friend. “Isn’t that a contradiction in terms?
Definitely not. Especially when you’re talking about Lamb Cottage Caravan Park in the Vale Royal district at the heart of the Cheshire countryside Mike and Lynn Howard, the resident owners, have turned this into a tranquil haven for wildlife and caravanners.
The multi-award winning 5* park is an Adult only site and is a member of the Tranquil Touring Parks group. It covers 6½ acres and has 25 fully serviced all-weather pitches each with a grassed area to the side. There are also 4 pitches especially for motorhomes, 14 seasonal pitches and an area of privately owned holiday homes. Tents are not accepted.
Facilities include a luxury toilet and shower block with en-suite style shower rooms as well as separate toilets and basins, hairdryers/shaver points, a disabled suite, laundry room and an undercover dishwashing/vegetable preparation area. There is an information centre and a library, but no shop. An on-site dog walk is fenced and gated, but as one of our dogs does not like the bark chippings, we tend to go into the Forestry Commission land over the road to exercise them.
Local attractions are varied, including the Blakemere craft centre, Delamere Forest, the Whitegate Way walk, Northwich and the Anderton Boat Lift and of course the city of Chester itself. Wales and the Wirral are within a short car journey. The nearest shops and take-aways are within a mile or two.
Apart from the obvious – peace and tranquillity teamed with the fantastic facilities, this is our favourite site for our first trip out each year, being just three quarters of an hour from home. We can try everything out without a seemingly endless car journey. And if we do need spares or repairs, the caravan centre at Delamere (once Harringtons, latterly Discover Leisure) is just a stone’s throw away.
The site is open from March to October.
Prices per pitch per night for 2011 are;
£20 - £26 pitch/2 adults/car/VAT
£19 - £25 motorhomes
£1 each dog (max 2)
£5 extra adult
£1 extra car