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On trying to book a pitch on the continent I was faced with the prospect of a £75 ‘reservation fee’ which I thought was a bit steep. 
Then I recalled a Dutch version of the website while ‘googling’ and decided to try to book, and to my surprise I was able to make the booking for the same site with a reservation fee of only €25!

Out of season we don’t normally book in advance but as the sites seem to be very busy at the moment we thought it prudent. 

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These booking fees are getting out of hand. I wouldnt mind if they formed part of the payment but they are extra. I think £75 would be a step too far for me. The other con' is cancellation insurance as a lot  of sites in France now have a no refund policy in their terms and conditions, and simply refer to their optional insurance. 

 

Ern

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Is this a commercial site, a municipal, or a sort of CL?

Strikes me they are Covid and Brexit-scared!

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9 minutes ago, moorgate said:

Booking a pitch on the continent?  Now that's a real rarity. 

I think you mean a rarity for you. We also go on spec sometimes but it depends on whether you want to go on a site with lots of faciiities/at a busy time/a fully serviced pitch, or none of the above.  

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Its a rarity for us too but we have done it to guarantee a specific pitch when we are planning a long stay. I have a €100 deposit carried over on a pitch to next year . Another  site where we spend a month we have been paying  a €23 reservation fee to ensure a specific pitch. However if we were only staying a week or so somewhere we prefer to just turn up and take whats available

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