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Thursday, 29 October 2009


The long awaited announcement that bookings can now be made for 2010. We have published our new pricelist online and the website will shortly be refreshed with new details and photographs for next year. And you, dear Blogwall Buglers, get first look!

Firstly, as we discussed with some of you this year, we plan to reduce the number of pitches on the park next year...give everyone a bit more space, particularly for those who have the larger, more adventurously shaped tents and the 'outbuildings' which go with them. We are installing additional electric hook-ups for tents on the lower level and designating a special area for lightweight camping, backpackers and cyclists who will pay a reduced rate at all times. Overall, our pitch numbers will go down from 72 to 56 (22.5%)...bearing in mind that we had already reduced from our licensed number of 80. So, more space to enjoy that barbecue, no queues in the showers and less pressure on the environment...and if I can get the technology to work, this is how it will look....

Large pitches with an electric hook-up have been called 'Pitch Plus' and are shown in red. Large pitches without electric are called 'Pitch Large' and are shown in blue. Small pitches for lightweight camping are called 'Pitch Lite' and shown in green.

Click on the map if you want to see a full size version, but remember to come back to the blog for more news!

Along with the new layout of the site, we have reorganised our price list to reflect what we think is a fair charge for the service provided. There have been a number of significant factors to take account of this year...not least the general economic doom and gloom, but we think we are still competitive and hope you will want to book with us in 2010. Here are some of the things we think about when setting the rate:

VAT will go up on 1st January...we will absorb that cost for all low season touring bookings. You will pay the same price as last year, making it effectively cheaper!

Since the massive price hikes of 12 months ago, non of our utility bills (gas, water, electricity) have come down, and some have gone up again. We will try and negate some of that rise by using the resources more sensibly, but unfortunately some of the cost will have to be passed on.

Our business rates for 2010 onwards have just increased by 175%! We will appeal.

The Holiday Hire Caravans are already well booked for the summer. The price increase for them will range from 36p to £1.07p per person per night (based on 4 people sharing) to cover utilities, VAT and rates. They are very competitively priced.

The price of disposing of rubbish has gone up significantly...we will encourage more recycling and try and provide you with better facilities to do so to reduce the load.

Our pitches are large, we don't overcrowd or double book, even at the busiest times, and the site provides a safe, clean and secure environment from which you can enjoy your holiday.

Our 'high season' does not include any of the Public Holidays outside of August and is as short as we can make it.

Other parks in the area have also set their prices for 2010...we are a business and must be competitive.

We want you to come back!

So given all is the bit you have been waiting for...the pricelist.


Again, you can click on the pricelist if you want to see a full size version, but remember to come back for the last bit which is....

Our customers, guests, friends of Lower Treave are very important to us and we love to see you returning year after year. We know that cost is an important factor in your holiday and we are very aware of that when setting the price. This year, anyone on a touring pitch in low season will effectively pay less than last year. Anyone on a touring pitch in high season will pay an increase of less than the cost of half a pint of beer, per person, per night....but that is not an excuse for all you kids out there to start queuing up at the bar!

We look forward to welcoming you all in 2010. Those who have booked already will shortly be receiving confirmations and requests for deposits. If you wish to book now, either use the book on-line facility on the website, or give us a call on (01736) 810559.

Thank you.

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