Review for Highfield Touring Park, Comberton, Cambridge

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Country:                                    England

Co-ordinates:                           N 52 55 14.751, E 1 10 20.408

Address:                                   Long Lane, Comberton, Cambridge, CB23 7DG

Good for visiting:                  Cambridge, Ely, Duxford, Wimpole Hall, Anglesey Abbey, Wicken Fenn

Phone & e-mail:                      01223 262308      enquiries@highfieldfarmtouringpark.co.uk

Website:                                   http://www.highfieldfarmtouringpark.co.uk/

Date Visited:                           June 2017

Questions:-  (This review is from the point of view of motorhomers driving a Swift Kontiki 669 tag axle – 8.56m)

What are the pitches like?                

Decent sized pitches.  Mix of grass and hard standing.  Well maintained.  120 in total ranged across 6 fields.

Is there water on each pitch?            

No  – but taps are easily accessible. There is a motorhome service point with numerous rubbish bins and CWD + waste water disposal.  There are further CWD and waste waste water disposal at various points at the toilet blocks.

What is the electric like?           

10A – good

Drainage?     

Yes – in the motorhome service area and behind toilet blocks

What’s the site access like?        

Excellent.  The entrance is immediately off of Long Lane

What are the Sanitary facilities like?    

Toilets:                              Good –  3 blocks with varying cubicles (7 in the 1st, 4 in the last – the middle block was closed while we were here)

Toilet paper provided? Yes                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Showers:                          Good, decent size and clean.  3 in the 1st and 3rd blocks.  I don’t think there are any in the middle block – strange as this is sited amongst the tent fields..!

In the 1st block there is 1 shower block with 3 gents and 3 ladies.

What other facilities are there?    

Washing up areas.

2 x Washing machines – £3 (old pound coins only).  Driers – £1

Spin drier (10p) and iron and ironing board (10p)

Small shop – you must order milk and newspapers the day before though.

Good information provided in reception & a separate information area.

1 1/2 mile walk around the site (can be shortened considerably)

No.  However we were able to get 4g and a good signal on our mobile internet.

Welcoming and friendly for the most part.  Quite officious.  Don’t arrive before 2pm as you won’t be allowed in (reception is closed as it is lunchtime).

How much is it?     

£22.50 per night including electric; £15 without electric.

What’s the area like?            

Nice.  Lovely views from the site.  Lots of walks and cycle paths.

Very close to Cambridge and Grantchester – you can cycle to both.  Ely is also easily reachable.

 

More detail:

We liked:-

The facilities

The location

Availability of the washing machine and driers

The maintenance of the site

We didn’t like so much:-

For us – the site is too big.  We suspect that we would hate it in the school holidays!  However, it is very well spaced out with tall hedges between the various fields.

We’re not impressed by the closed gate into the camping fields necessitating having to open and close it every time you go in or out, as we don’t understand the need for this.

Charging visitors £2.50 to come on site – there are no facilities that they can actually use…  (my cousin was allowed in without paying as she was just coming in for a cuppa and so would ‘only be a couple of minutes’ (the owner’s words), so she felt that she had to leave as soon as possible).

Allowing 4 large tents and about 16 people on 1 pitch.  As it happened the campers on this pitch (and another of 3 large tents and 6 people) were very respectful and quiet before midnight, but this is unlikely to always be the case.

With the additional tent campers and a large rally going on the 3rd toilet block was extremely busy.

We hated:-

Nothing

Moving On:

We’re moving on to near Bury St Edmunds

 

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