I have been coming to this site for more than 20 years with my family staying in our touring caravan and had some fabulous times at what was simply the best caravan site we had ever visited.however,I have noticed its steady decline in the past couple of years exemplified by our most recent visit over the Easter bank holiday.
Whilst our pitch was fine,albeit expensive,we have always accepted that you get what you pay for.On this occasion £126 for a 3 night stay.
I do however feel compelled to voice an opinion.The toilets and showers next to the old camping field were outdated and have lacked any investment for many years and sadly are showing their age becoming scruffy and unappealing.The showers in particular have nowhere to hang clothes and mismatched doors.Similarly the entrance door to the block appears to have been vandalised and looked like this last year.
Perhaps the greatest disappointment is the emergence of the club house/ bar and the crowd that this now attracts to the park.The construction of a new leisure facility is a clear indication of the future direction.
Don't get me wrong I am no prudish,anti fun ,anti drink snob but what was once the best and loveliest caravan park I've visited with a fantastic safe and welcoming ambience is fast turning into an all inclusive crude holiday park akin to those at Berwick and Scarborough with a very different clientele.
For me and my family we will start our search for another gem for our short breaks along the lines of the old Wild Rose.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- About the Park Located in the unspoilt Eden Valley, and spread over 50 acres our 5 star park offers something for everyone with a strong emphasis for relaxation and peace, far away from the hustle and bustle of the rat race. At Wild Rose Park guests and owners alike love having the very best of both worlds. Our modern but homely onsite restaurant and pub was rebuilt in 2013 and has a great welcoming atmosphere. It's perfect for those looking for a tasty bite. Enjoy our gorgeous local produce and gives our guests and owners the perfect spot to mingle or unwind after a day's enjoyment or plan tomorrows fun. Those who look enjoy being out walking, cycling or simply breathing in our pure, clean Cumbrian air will not leave us feeling short changed, nor will golfers out there who will love the challenge of our local 18 hole course and enjoy our special rate green fees. Kids young and old will love a cooling ice cream beside our outdoor heated pool, others will enjoy the challenge of fishing our exclusive stretch of the clean River Eden. The golfers out there will love the challenge of our local 18 hole course and enjoy our special rate green fees. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Wild Rose Park Appleby, Cumbria