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Caravan and Motorhome Club names winner of Certificated Location of the Year Awards 2020

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The Caravan and Motorhome Club has named Woody Kiln Farm, in Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire, the winner of its Certificated Location of the Year Award 2020.

Woody Kiln also claimed the title in 2016.

Second place was awarded to Sorbie Primary School in Dumfries and Galloway and in third place is Cholsey Grange in Buckinghamshire. 

The Best Newcomer accolade went to Goodleigh Hill in Worcestershire.

Certificated Locations (CLs) are privately-owned, maximum five-pitch campsites, which are open exclusively to Caravan and Motorhome Club members.

Many CLs are found in locations such as farms, country estates and beside inns, and they can provide a valuable, additional income stream for local communities.

The sites entered for the awards were nominated by Club members, recognising the very best sites and rewarding hard-working owners who pull out all the stops for guests.  

Nick Lomas, Director General of the Caravan and Motorhome Club said: “The Certificated Location (CL) of the Year Awards celebrate owners who truly go above and beyond to give visitors the very best holiday experience. Our network of around 2,300 CLs provide Club members with the opportunity to stay at unique locations throughout the UK.  CLs are the jewels in the crown of our nationwide campsite network and we are delighted that over 80 new CLs have joined the network this year.  I’d like to congratulate all of the winners and wholeheartedly thank our CL owners for their hard work and dedication that helps to make lifelong holiday memories for our members.”

The Certificated Location of the Year Award 2020 winners

First place: Woody Kiln Farm

Herbrandston, Milford Haven in Pembrokeshire, run by Sharon and Dean Philpin

Dean and Sharon Philpin opened Woody Kiln Farm CL in August 2015, the month after they celebrated their wedding in a marquee where the caravan pitches are. The farm was owned by Dean’s parents before he took over the running of it with Sharon and daughter, Eryn.  Woody Kiln Farm is set on a small Farm in the heart of the Pembrokeshire National Park – the only coastal National Park in the UK.

Second place: Sorbie Primary School

Wigtown Road, Sorbie, Newton Stewart, Dumfries and Galloway, run by Sue and Les Barrow

Sorbie Primary School CL is situated in the grounds of the former primary school in the centre of Sorbie, a peaceful, friendly village.

The site is for adults only and boasts great views and an abundance of wildlife, including deer, foxes, badgers and numerous birds.

The site lies immediately to the south of the Galloway Forest Dark Sky Park and on a clear evening you’ll see more stars than you could ever count and a wonderful look at the solar system.

The site is situated in a very central location which is served by a local bus route to nearby Newton Stewart, Garlieston, Whithorn and Wigtown, which all have lots of things to discover. It’s a great location to explore the surrounding areas, and is also a perfect stop over on your way to the ferry at Cairnryan or for your travels up the west coast.

Third place: Cholsey Grange

Ibston, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, run by Jackie and Ted Howard-Jones

Cholsey Grange enjoys views of the Chiltern Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty from five fully serviced hardstanding pitches.

Jackie and Ted Howard-Jones commented: “We aim to provide a first-class experience to our visitors and have consequently invested in facilities based on their feedback and we spend time meeting new arrivals, advising them about the locality and responding to enquiries.”

If you’re looking for a campsite closer to home, search thousands of campsites on Campsite Finder here.

And, if you’re after the highest quality campsites, have a look for a Premier Park here.

All images courtesy the Caravan and Motorhome Club

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