Campsite Review – Blossom Park, Abergavenny1
We pitched up at Blossom Park Caravan Park on a lovely sunny day in July at the start of our tour of Wales. Our first stop was Abergavenny and Blossom Park is just on the outskirts of the town.
The site is easy to turn into and there’s ample parking at reception for any size of van or trailer. The owner met us and explained that we could choose our own pitch. That’s a plus as I’m not so keen on being told where to pitch. The site is on a hillside with the pitches nearest reception having the best views of the mountains. The pitches lower down don’t have the same views but the site is pleasant anyway so that doesn’t matter so much. All the pitches higher up seemed to be taken by more permanent campers and so we settled on a large pitch at the bottom of the site. The pitches are a great size, 30ft x 40ft, allowing you to set up all your gear, table and chairs, awnings.
Their website states that there’s drainage on most pitches but we didn’t see any evidence of this. You can have a fully serviced pitch but if you don’t opt for this then getting rid of your waste is a bit more tricky. There is an Elsan drain for emptying a toilet cassette but no facility for emptying black tanks for RVs. There is no drive over grey waste disposal and so this site caters more for caravans than motorhomes.
Electricity is metered. When you arrive and have selected your pitch you pay for what is showing on the meter, in our case £2.93. At the end of you stay you read the meter again, in our case £0.72, and they refund you what you haven’t used. It was all a bit complicated for my liking.
The shower and toilet block are large and modern but you have to pay 50p for a shower. I don’t like having to pay for showers when I’m already paying a fair price for a pitch. There is also an undercover washing-up area but again you have to pay 20p for hot water.
There were a few other tourers there but mainly seasonal pitch holders.
You can walk into Abergavenny along the pavement and the road isn’t too busy. It takes about 40 minutes and you enter the town by the Tourist Information office.
The site was clean, the owners friendly and the facilities were all there, I’m just not sure I’d return if I’m ever in Abergavenny again.
Price paid for a pitch: £15 per night plus electricity, plus showers, plus hot water!
Suitable for RVs? Yes if you have a fully serviced pitch. No, if you need to empty your tanks and you’re not on a serviced pitch.
Wifi: 30 minutes free per day
Phone signal: Yes