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Crystal Lakes Caravan Park

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General

  • Between Cambridge and Huntingdon with easy access to the A14
  • Carp and coarse fishing on mature lakes
  • Spacious showers with free hot water

Crystal Lakes covers approximately 12 acres of meadowland with small, mature fishing lakes, ideal for carp and coarse fishing. This secluded site was founded in 1993 and is strategically set between Cambridge and Huntingdon with easy access to the A14.

Facilities include spacious toilets, showers and hand basins, all supplied with free hot and cold water. Washing and drying machines are also available at a small charge. Children have full access to a recreational field.

The village of Fenstanton is a ten-minute walk away whilst the historic town of St Ives is a 15-minute drive away. Sporty guests can use the cycle track or the public footpath to explore the area. Fishing is available on site at a small daily charge.

There is also an on-site children's activity centre (entry charge applies).


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7.1

Overall rating based on 71 reviews

 

62% would recommend this site to a friend.

59% would stay here again.

 

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A good site 16/10/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom jonathan_e221697 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch (three man)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The lakes, the sunset, the tidiness, the scenery, the toilets and showers, the burger van, the ice cream van and the helpfulness of the staff.

    Disliked: 

    The first pitch we were given was very crowded but we were able to move without any problems at all

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Well-priced, good location, comfortable pitch. Wash facilities OK. 28/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Mark W. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch (backpacker)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Well-priced, good location, comfortable pitch. Wash facilities OK.

    Disliked: 

    Lack of signs (very poor road/external signage) and had to take a guess at which was the male toilets. No real on-site signage or organisation. Seemed to be very few (if any) areas dedicated to waste disposal. I had to eventually put the rubbish in a small bin in the toilet block as I couldn't locate any bins on-site. No Wi-Fi.

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Cleanliness of the facilities 10/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Fran H. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch (backpacker)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Cleanliness of the facilities

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shower block though appearing old was exceptionally clean,credit2staff 07/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Sarah W. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Yes - very much preferred it when we moved to more solitary place near the lake; found it claustrophobic amongst other people, although where we started backing on to the very small lake was attractive. Having boisterous teenagers I felt we needed space around us so we didn't disturb others.

    Disliked: 

    nothing

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Good amenities, the fishing lake was lovely , easily accessible, ... 04/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Kirsty U. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Good amenities, the fishing lake was lovely , easily accessible, clean & well maintained. The lady who greeted us was very nice.

    Disliked: 

    The arsey signs in the toilets & the cleaner threw away my boyfriend's toothbrush!
    Not a massive issue, but the cleaner was rude to him & gives a general feeling of unwelcome. But fair play the toilets were clean so maybe that approach works!

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nothing 30/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom claudia c. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch (three man)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    nothing

    Disliked: 

    everything,so small,crammed in.

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Nice clean site 29/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom James C. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Friendly helpful staff. Spacious cut field

    Disliked: 

    Unfortunately had toilets blocked for one day . Shop needed a fridge and ice

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Excellent 29/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom peter_a210523 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Pitch at side of Lake,lovely clean showers,easy access from a14

    Disliked: 

    No electric hook ups but didn't bother us

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Bien entretenu Nombreux équipement, douches et sanitaires Petits lacs sympathiques ... 29/08/2017

Reviewer's country: France Antoine G. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch (three man)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Bien entretenu
    Nombreux équipement, douches et sanitaires
    Petits lacs sympathiques pour une courte ballade sur le camping
    Pas loin de Cambridge
    Le prix

    Disliked: 

    Lieu de repos de nombreux travailleurs de la route, même si ils sont très sympathiques, l'ambiance n'est pas très festive

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Clean campsite with no litter and clean facilities. 27/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom beckie w. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    Clean campsite with no litter and clean facilities.

    Disliked: 

    That residents can move to the pitch field to have a party to early hours. The 5mph speed limit was ignored a lot seemed to be residents mainly Speeding through while our children were playing and dust and stones flicking up. The grass also needed a cut.

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Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

Take away

Tennis

TV room

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Touring and motorhomes

Seasonal pitches

Tourer storage facilities

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Nearby leisure

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Watersports nearby

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Small (11-25 pitches)

Location

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  • Low Road, Fenstanton St Ives, Cambridgeshire, England, PE28 9HU
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 52.3064°N 0.0725°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
St. Ives (Cambs) - Park & Ride (Guided Busway) — 1.0 miles
Fen Drayton (Cambs) - Guided Busway — 1.7 miles
Swavesey (Cambs) - Guided Busway — 3.1 miles
Train stations
Huntingdon Rail Station — 5.3 miles
St Neots Rail Station — 9.0 miles
Waterbeach Rail Station — 11.8 miles
Ferry ports
King's Lynn Ferry Landing — 36.7 miles
Airports
Cambridge Airport — 12.4 miles

Directions


The village of Fenstanton is halfway between Cambridge and Huntingdon on the A14.

From the south: bypass Cambridge and take the A14 towards Huntingdon; leave the A14 8 miles further on at Fenstanton at Junction 27.

From the east: from the A14 bypass Cambridge and leave the A14 8 miles further on at Fenstanton.

From the west (Bedford) and from the south: head to the A1 and then turn onto the A428 towards Cambridge. Continue on the A14 towards Huntingdon, or follow the signs to St Ives on the B1040 and Fenstanton.

From the west (Coventry): From the M1 take the A14 to Fenstanton. The site is 8 miles south of Huntingdon.

From the north: leave the A1 approximately 7 miles south of Peterborough and turn off at sign for A14 and M11. Travel 11 miles to Fenstanton.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

Fenstanton is well served with a butcher, two general stores, baker and newsagent, fresh garden produce and free range eggs, two hairdressers, an excellent fish and chip shop and four village pubs all serving food.

Cambridgeshire's rural landscapes combine wide river valleys, water meadows and quiet country lanes with hills and open fenland views. There are over 600 miles of public footpaths to help visitors explore the countryside as well as the RSPB reserve at Fen Drayton Lakes.

Discover the market town of St Ives or Huntingdon, the home of Oliver Cromwell. Cambridge is eight miles south of Fenstanton whilePeterborough and the 800-year-old cathedral are only 25 miles away.

Must see

  • Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial (8.1 miles)
  • Kings College Chapel (10.7 miles)
  • Scudamore's Punting Company (10.8 miles)

National Trust

  • Houghton Mill (2.7 miles)
  • Wimpole Hall (11.5 miles)

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  12 p.m. –  9 p.m.
Depart:  12 p.m.

Please call the site using the number in the confirmation email if you are arriving after 6pm.

Crystal Lakes Caravan Park cancellation policy

No refunds within 2 weeks of arrival date.

Group bookings of 5 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

Payment

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. Crystal Lakes Caravan Park will debit the balance from your card 3 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 3 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
Quiet hours must be respected between midnight and 6am.
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behaviour is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

Occupancy
Group bookings of 10 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).
Group bookings of 5 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Pitches
You must follow the management directives when pitching your tent/unit and related equipment.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Open fires are prohibited.

Vehicles
Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.
No vehicle movement between midnight and 6am.
Only one car is to be parked by the pitch. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.
The car is only included in the rate if you are travelling with a touring caravan or a tent. If you wish to bring a car along with your motorhome/campervan please select the extra.

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