Tuesday, November 16th, 2021
Concierge Camping Campsite Review
Concierge Camping have raised the bar when it comes to camping site standards. Situated in West Ashling near Chichester and steeped in history, Concierge Camping is located within the Ratham Estate. As an estate it is mentioned in the Domesday Book and originates from the 15th century. A working farm until the 1990s, the estate had, when the Hodgkin’s bought it, three Grade II listed properties on site including a circular thatched chapel, the original water mill and a rather dilapidated farmhouse.
So what is it that makes Concierge Camping stand out above the rest? In a word it is; space! Each site is at least two times that found traditionally on a more commercial site. Every of the 27 fully serviced, hardstanding pitches has its own 16 amp EVH, water tap, drain and Satellite TV socket.
Tastefully landscaped with hedging for seclusion and privacy they blend into the rural surroundings and are open all year round. An awning or a single tent can be erected on all pitches but only on the hardstanding. Broadband internet is available through the campsite’s extended WiFi, and dogs are welcome even to the point that they have access to their own doggy shower room. Enclosed grass recreation areas are set aside for those who enjoy al fresco eating on picnic tables and benches.
Three different pitch sizes are on offer. The 8 x 6.5 metre is suitable for smaller European style motorhomes and an awning, while the 14 x 6 metre offerings can accommodate larger American Style RVs or Car and Caravan rigs. So far unique to Concierge Camping, is their 15 x 8 metre Emperor pitches.
These fabulous pitches each have their own individual day living Safari tents adjacent to the hard standing. Housing a fridge/freezer, dishwasher, sink unit with granite worktops, dining area and wood burning stove this one area in which Concierge are going shake the industry up a bit and we would venture to suggest it will not be long before others want to follow the lead set by Concierge Camping
Little wonder the site is a proud winners of the ‘Loo of the year’ award, gained after recognition of their never-ending commitment to every aspect of your camping experience.
Talking of loos, Concierge Camping are one of only twelve sites in the UK to host a fully automated Toilet Cassette emptying system
Other on site facilities extend to a fully-equipped laundry, comprising of a washing machine and tumble dryer, an indoor dish-washing area and a luxury toilet and shower block. There are even two late-arrival bays so as not to disturb others on site.
Concierge is without doubt a cut above the rest and clearly is setting the standard other UK campsites will have to follow. But more sophisticated standards means higher prices are inevitable. For twice the space of a conventional camping club site, it would not be unreasonable to pay twice the cost.