The Caravan Club Guidelines
The Caravan Club Rules at Martins Farm CL Caravan Site
Staying at Martins Farm adults only CL (over 18 years of age)
Exclusive to Members
Certificated Locations are for the exclusive use of Caravan Club members only, and can take a maximum of five caravans at any time for recreational and short-stay use.
Please do not ask CL owners to:
* Let you stay longer than 28 consecutive days
* Keep your van unoccupied on the CL, even for a day or two, as ‘storage’ requires planning permission.
Considerate use of Certificated locations
Arrival times: please liaise with the CL owner as to the arrival time. If delayed, please phone ahead as a matter of courtesy and to avoid the risk of losing your pitch.
Cancellations: always phone as soon as possible if you have to cancel, and remember, cancelled bookings or failure to honour a booking may result in a claim for full payment instead of just losing the deposit.
On Arrival: please show your membership card.
Additional visitors: additions to the basic group may attract incremental charges at the discretion of the CL owner. Once again, it is best to check beforehand.
Vacation of pitches: pitches are normally to be vacated by 12 noon, unless previously agreed with the CL owner.
Behaviour: as a guest, please respect the owner’s privacy and follow the Caravan and Country Codes (see the Handbook section). Check with your host if you wish to entertain visitors, and remember that the CL owner reserves the right to ask the member or their visitors to leave.
Children: please ensure they are supervised, especially on farms. If the children wish to look around, always ask the CL owner’s permission first. If children touch farm animals, please ensure that they wash their hands immediately. Similar precautions should be taken after contact with animal droppings (including cleaning clothes, shoes and other items) as a precaution against infection by E coli. Martins Farm is an adult only certified location
Dogs: please be a responsible dog owner. Always keep your dog on a lead and don’t forget to clear up after them. Remember too, that the owner may have working dogs, and care should be taken when approaching them.
Electric points: You should check the amperage supplied as it can be as low as 5 amp. As electricity costs have risen dramatically, please try to avoid unnecessary usage and trip-outs.
Farms: visitors to farm CLs should expect to encounter farm animals and you are advised to take care in approaching them, having first checked with the CL owner.
Generators: before using a generator first seek the CL owner’s permission and then consider others on site as well as any neighbours, please refrain from using them late at night or early morning.
Refuse: please ensure that you leave the pitch clean and tidy and that any rubbish has been placed in the nominated bins provided, or remove if non-domestic waste. As some CL owners are charged for refuse collection/recycling you may be requested not to dispense of some items of refuse on the CL.
Rules: CL site rules are decided by the owners and may differ from those applied on Club Sites. It is the member’s responsibility to ensure their family and visitors comply with all site rules remembering they will have been devised with their enjoyment and safety in mind.
Safety: CL owners have a general duty to take reasonable measures for the safety of their visitors. Members should nevertheless exercise care on CLs and have regard for potential hazards particularly if accompanied by children. Whilst Club CL Advisers visit CLs annually, their main purpose is to check that certificate conditions are being complied with. Obvious safety concerns will be drawn to the owner’s attention to rectify but The Club cannot accept responsibility for accidents occurring on CLs.
Spacing: members are advised to check with the CL owner where their outfit is to be positioned before unpacking. There should not be less than 6 meters (20 feet) spacing between facing walls of adjacent vans and 3 meters (10 feet) corner to corner if the pitches are staggered, in order to restrict the spread of fire.