As well as the larger club-owned sites, The Caravan & Motorhome Club and The Camping & Caravanning Club certify (hence the name) small, independently owned sites and locations that have a maximum allocation of five units for caravans, campers or motorhomes.
If tents are your thing, The Camping and Caravanning Club allow up to ten tents to be pitched, and if you’re thinking of trying something new this year, search ‘Certified Locations’ on The Caravan & Motorhome Club’s website or ‘Certified Sites’ on The Camping & Caravanning Club’s website. ‘Same meat, different gravy’ as my mum used to say.
Often on a farm, country estate or smallholding, they offer outstanding value for money with some charging a tenner, or less, per night.
Croft Farm near Abergavenny is set in a vineyard – not close to a vineyard or a short drive from one, but in a vineyard. There’s also the option of cheese & wine tasting on site for a very reasonable cost, and with enough of the great outdoors to run the kids ragged, its incredible value at just £10 per night.