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They call themselves HAVEN ,but I would call it HELL !!

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flossie64 Mon 11-Aug-08 13:57:02

We have just reurned from a Haven campsite in the Lake district and I would just like to warn everyone as to how bad it was.
The place was overcrowded ,filthy and a health risk .
PLEASE**PLEASE**PLEASE do not go there if you can help it . We were on the touring site where the bins were overflowing, wtih rats spotted round them. Toilets were broken , overflowing and filthy and showers which were beyond redemption.
One lady collected over 70 names on a petition about the situation , another was threatened with being thrown off and I got no feedback at all when I complained.
The main entertainment area was no better with blocked and oveflowing toilets there too.

MaloryDontDiveItsShallow Mon 11-Aug-08 13:59:52

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

kiddiz Mon 11-Aug-08 15:06:19

Had our first and last experience of a Haven site this year. Not an experience we are in a hurry to repeat. We weren't touring but were in one of their static caravans. It was shabby, dirty, overcrowded etc etc etc just as you say. yuk!

kiddiz Mon 11-Aug-08 15:06:41

Had our first and last experience of a Haven site this year. Not an experience we are in a hurry to repeat. We weren't touring but were in one of their static caravans. It was shabby, dirty, overcrowded etc etc etc just as you say. yuk!

kiddiz Mon 11-Aug-08 15:07:20

Sorry pc froze but it was doubly bad!!!!

HuwEdwards Mon 11-Aug-08 15:09:13

that is outrageous. sorry your holiday was spoiled.

SixSpotBurnet Mon 11-Aug-08 16:24:46

Oh blimey, I considered Haven this year but we went to Kelling Heath in Norfolk instead which was fantastic. Sounds like we had a narrow escape. Poor you.

flossie64 Mon 11-Aug-08 19:48:21

Put it this way the health and safety officer and environmental haelth dept are very interested.
They had numerous calls last week and are to act straight away .
If I had my way it would be closed until there were major improvements.
I was told that they have been warned about overbooking , therefore breaking their licence to operate rules.
The touring warden stood in front of me and said how would you feel if you had to clean up used sanitary protection, I nearly punched him. What a bloody cheek accusing someone like that.
I know if certain people make a mess its not nice ,but I always thought cleaing staff were there to do just that. I mean that in no bad way to cleaners by the way,
I am just so angry

trace2 Mon 11-Aug-08 19:50:02

we went to skegness one in june never again it was dirty v dirty, we hated evey min

TheOldestCat Mon 11-Aug-08 19:52:32

Oh poor you. We went to Craig Tara in Ayrshire in June and, while the site was nice enough, the caravan was filthy and smelled of a thousand cigarettes. Yuck.

flossie64 Mon 11-Aug-08 20:03:48

I don't feel sorry for myself I just cannot believe I live in a country where companies can get away with this.
I have stayed in many different countries , sometimes in very very basic accomadation and have never encountered such total disregard for simple health and hygiene procedures.

Millimat Mon 11-Aug-08 20:18:32

We went to one in devon last year. I had a 6 month old baby and was very proetctive as i thought their static caravan was relly smelly and dirty. Have to admit though, the children loved it!!!!

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