Cumbria Camping and Caravanning Club Sites are AA OK

The Camping and Caravanning Club’s Cumbrian Franchise Sites have continued to impress in the recent AA pennant ratings.

Eskdale and Troutbeck have been upgraded to five premier pennants for 2011; a feat which comes just weeks after The Club achieved high Tourist Board ratings from VisitEngland, VisitScotland, and the Northern Ireland Tourist Board.

It takes the total number of Franchise Sites with AA five premier pennants to three including Teversal, which achieved The Club’s first AA five star pennant last year.

AA inspector Brian Jones visited The Club’s Eskdale Site in September and in his report he wrote: “It was a pleasure to stay on this site and experience the genuine customer care and range of facilities first hand.

“Facilities here are second to none with a smart amenities block fully equipped with efficient modern amenities. The surrounding mountains, mature trees and shrubs create a wonderful ‘back to nature’ feeling.

“Franchisees Martyn and Sara Merckel are to be commended for their continuing investment, resulting in year-on-year improvements to enhance the customer experience.”

The Club’s Sites Director Bob Hill was elated with the AA ratings and added: “Our franchisees have done a fantastic job and we are delighted they have been rewarded with such a celebrated accolade.

“There has never been a better time to experience camping and we hope these commended ratings will convince campers to place their trust in us as an organisation.”

The Club’s success didn’t end there as Corfe Castle and Skye Club Sites were upgraded to AA four pennant ratings.

Bellingham, Cheddar, Hereford Franchise Sites also achieved AA four star pennant ratings.

AA rated accommodation is assessed under a set of common quality standards agreed by the AA and the UK tourist authorities (VisitEngland, VisitScotland, VisitWales and the Northern Ireland Tourist Board).

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Editorial Notes:

  1. The Camping and Caravanning Club is 109-years-old and is the largest and oldest Club in the world for all forms of camping. It has 110 award-winning sites throughout the UK and, through a partnership with the Forestry Commission, Forest Holidays now runs a further 20 Camping and Caravanning Touring Sites and six Cabin Sites.
  2. www.newtocamping.co.uk was launched on Monday, May 18, 2009 and incorporates all forms of outdoor holidays.
  3. National awards include:
  • Practical Motorhome 2010 Top 50 Sites Regional Winner – Hereford Club Site
  • Caravan/Motor Caravan 2010 Top 101 Sites Winner – Sandringham Club Site
  • AA Campsite of the Year Heart of England 2010 – Teversal Club Site
  • Loo of the Year 2010 - Family Friendly Facilities Overall Trophy Winner
  • Loo of the Year 2010 - Individual Category National Award Winner (England)
  • Loo of the Year 2010 - Family Friendly National Award Winner (England)
  • Loo of the Year 2010 - Individual Attendant Team National Award Winner (Glencoe Club Site – Scotland)
  • Loo of the Year 2010 - ‘Champions League’ – Standards of Excellence
  • Loo of the Year 2010 - National Category Award Winner (Holiday Parks) – Teversal Club Site (England)
  • Loo of the Year 2010 - National Category Award Winner (Holiday Parks) – Dunbar Club Site (Scotland)
  • British Toilet Association’s Best Dressed Public Toilet 2009 – Hereford Club Site
  • CCC Best Certificated Site 2009 – Hill Farm CS, Derbyshire
  • David Bellamy Conservation Award 2009 – Verwood Club Site (Gold)
  • David Bellamy Conservation Award 2009 – Inverewe Gardens Club Site (Gold)
  • David Bellamy Conservation Award 2009 – Horsley Club Site (Silver)
  • David Bellamy Conservation Award 2009 – Delamont Country Park (Silver)
  • Which Motorcaravan Site of the Year Runner-Up – Little Trethvas Farm CS
  • Practical Caravan 2009 Top 100 Parks Regional Winner (Scotland) – Lauder Club Site
  • Practical Caravan 2009 Top 100 Parks Regional Winner (north-east) – Bellingham Club Site
  • MMM 2009 Camping & Caravanning Site of the Year – Thetford Forest Club Site

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