Review for Greenacres Campsite, nr Symonds Yat

Country:                                England (but very close to the Welsh border)

Co-ordinates:                        51°47’47.5″N 2°38’05.4″W

Address:                                  Greenacres Campsite, Scowles Road, Coleford, Glos. GL16 8QS

Good for visiting:                Symonds Yat Rock, River Wye, Ross on Wye, Monmouth, Puzzlewood (film location), Tintern Abbey +++

Phone:                                     01594 837753  /  07711 760314                                                  Website:                        

Date Visited:                         31st July – 4th August 2020

Questions:-  (This review is from the point of view of motorhomers driving a Bessacarr 769 tag axle – 8.56m)

What are the pitches like?                

A mix of grass and hard-standings with grass to the side.  Good sized pitches.  Easy to level up

Is there water on each pitch?            

No, but 4 taps.  All are located near reception (3 on old wall near the footpath, and a new one on the new facilities block by the dishwashing sinks).  I would suggest filling up before pitching up

What is the electric like?           

Excellent, absolutely no problems


Yes – just before the entrance next to the CWD

What’s the site access like?        

Good access from the main road onto Scowles Road, which is fairly narrow.  Clear signage at the entrance.  Take the fairly steep, windy track past the bungalow up to the campsite – access opens up again once on site.  It’s well worth it 🙂

What are the Sanitary facilities like?    

1 facilities block.  Just a couple of years old and very well designed and maintained.

Toilets:                              Very good.  3 cubicles in both ladies & gents (+ urinals in the gents).  Also a disabled/baby change cubicle completely separate – this is a wet room and also includes baby changing equipment and baby bath

Toilet paper provided? Yes  – plentiful                                                                                                Showers:                         5 showers in the ladies and 3 in the gents.

What other facilities are there?    

Bins (several separate clusters – emptied at least once a day) and CWD

Dishwashing area – 3 sinks

Reception area with small takeaway cafe (milkshakes/coffee/soft drinks/ice creams and cake)

Laundry (£4 washing machine/ £1 drier)

Good play area separate from the pitches, including play equipment

Owners & staff (very pleasant, visible and helpful)

Is there any internet; if so how much and how good?    

Not that I’m aware of – ours works perfectly


How much is it?     

We paid £26 per night including electric – remember this is in July.

What’s the area like?            

Wonderful!! So many walks and so many attractions in the area.  Transport would be helpful

More detail:

We liked:-

The location

The friendly welcome

Footpath from the site to go to Symonds Yat

The facilities & the pitches

Facilities are cleaned several times a day

We didn’t like so much:-

The only negative was difficulty in talking to anybody prior to our visit – do keep trying if you can’t book online; it’s well worth it.  But booking online is simple and easy (so long as you book the right dates….!)

While we were there a couple of rowdy groups were visiting.  It transpired that they had all booked separately as GROUPS ARE NOT ALLOWED.  A lesson learned for the owners – I don’t believe it will happen again (i.e. it will be spotted on arrival and appropriate action taken)

We hated:-

Absolutely nothing

Moving On:

We headed on to the Shrewsbury area – to a wonderful CL on a working farm

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