Campsite charges

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Campsite charges

Post by Flanners » Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:54 am

I know this is rip off Britain, but having looked and booked several sites in SE England I am at a loss as to how owner's of a 'field' are charging £20+ pn for camping, whilst providing the bare minimum/nothing? Some families are paying circa £40-50 to pitch in a field!

I like back to basics style camping but the price should match this. I have just seen a tent only campsite on a vineyard for £84 for two nighs in West Sussex....no showers, no toilets no nothing, sure a beautiful spot but £84. :evil: Hey just stick 'Eco' in your campsite name of promotional website/literature, you can then provide nothing at all and as it is so PC and fashionable you can charge a fortune too, perhaps mowing the field once in a while but obviously don't use a collector box as this would a) take more time b) not be 'eco' c) provide a 'service' for the fee you charge. Given you have cunningly used the 'Eco' tag there is no need to provide a bin for your customer's rubbish and you can get them to do the work for you and take it with them.

So you pay £20-£30 to stay in a field with at best a portaloo (maybe a hole in the ground, sorry I mean a bio facility, no shower, one tap, no bin and then the charges state £5 extra for an 'awning' on a pitch you have already paid for, extra for guests, cars etc.

Then you can charge £5-£10 for a firepit 'hire' which may or may not have logs and then £7 for a fire lighting pack oh and by the way how about some over priced meat and eggs (apparently from our farm/one next door) for your BBQ?

Visitors? Only during the day please and that will be another £4 per head. I am half expecting a corkage fee soon on some of these sites for the beer/wine consumed on the premises.

I know one has choice but for most fashionable 'back to basics' 'Eco' facilities the majority of owner's are simply just fleecing their customers. a licence to print money and quite simply their greed, more wild camping is my response to this and head over the Channel for the Summer.
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Re: Campsite charges

Post by sotal » Sat Jun 23, 2018 7:04 pm

Sounds like you have done all your research. Now you just need to buy the field :lol:
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Re: Campsite charges

Post by Flanners » Sat Jun 23, 2018 7:32 pm

That made me laugh :D
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Re: Campsite charges

Post by mikeonb4c » Sun Jun 24, 2018 12:48 pm

Well said. Head away from SE England / North and hopefully things will improve.....at least until the disease of greed spreads :roll:
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Re: Campsite charges

Post by BongoBongo123 » Sun Jul 01, 2018 6:06 pm

I attend numerous music festivals for 3 nights for less than £84.00 Vote with your feet/van.
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