Stroud Hill Park, Pidley, Cambridgeshire, PE28 3DE, Tel 01487 741333
To Find Site:- From A1 exit onto A14 at Huntingdon. Next take the A141 to March. At Warboys turn right at roundabout onto the B1040 signed to Pidley. As you enter Pidley you pass the church on your left and take the first left into Fen Road (International Campsite Sign and Golf Complex sign). The campsite is three quarters of a mile along Fen Road on the right. This road is narrow in places but does have passing places and vision is quite good.
Stroud Hill Park is an adults only campsite and is open all year. It is also very new, 2005 being its third season. As a result the site still looks a bit bare, especially in March but I am sure as time allows the planting will establish and the look will improve. The pitching area is set in a semi circle around the central amenity block. All pitches, except a few set aside for tents, are on hard standing made of what looks like crushed asphalt. Each pitch is divided by a section of grass or in some places by a shrub planting areas which are contained within old railway sleepers. These planters extend the full depth of the pitch so can be a bit awkward when trying to reverse onto an adjacent pitch. Most pitches have a slight slope, either side to side or fore and aft or both! Every pitch is serviced with electrics, water and waste with the points shared between two pitches at the rear of the van, so plumbed water and piped waste are possible. Although an independent campsite it is affiliated to the Caravan Club whose members get a small nightly discount.
The central building on the campsite contains all of the site amenities and administration. Built in the style of a barn it is of superb quality and hand built by the site owner. The is a small shop next to reception for essentials. The toilet/showers are really excellent with large cubicles not only containing a shower but also a toilet and hand basin. Also within this building are the laundry and dishwash area. However the 'Piece de Resistance' the Cafe/Bar/Restaurant. I don't think I have seen anything similar or to as high a standard anywhere else. I think the owners should be applauded for investing in such high quality surroundings.
There are many interesting towns nearby for visits including Huntingdon and St Ives. Huntingdon has an excellent Garden Centre with a nice tea shop. If you enjoy Golf this could be the campsite for you as there is a golf course right next door. The campsite also has a tennis court which can be hired by members. From the number of lakes and rivers around and about it must also be a good setting for fisherman.
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