All the latest news from around Braemar Caravan Park during the month of October.
Winter Seasonal Pitches
Throughout this month our customers with winter seasonal pitches have been calling to confirm acceptance of their invitations and pay their seasonal pitch fees. We will have 50 winter seasonal pitches, again, this year at Braemar Caravan Park.
If you haven't already let us know of your acceptance, please can we ask that you do this as soon as possible, either by calling reception on 01339 741373 or by emailing your acceptance to the invitation sent to you last month. We would like to be able to offer any new customers the chance to come onboard from the waiting list and to fill any pitches where invitations have been declined.
Winter Closing Date
The closing date for the park will be noon on the 31st of October 2022. For seasonal customers who are with us for both summer and winter season, please ensure you have packed your caravan down securely for the closed month of November, any customers who park their caravan with us over this period, also, please ensure that you have left a spare key at reception in case we need to move your caravan.
The park will reopen on Thursday the 1st of December 2022 at 9am for winter seasonal customers and 1pm for touring arrivals. Bookings are available online for December 2022 & then 2023 season at Braemar Caravan Park and Camping Pods.
Electricity By Pre Payment Meter
You may have read on our website, or pre arrival documentation, that from the 1st of December 2022 when the park re opens, electricity will not be included in the nightly rate and will be payable, at cost rate, via pre payment meter.
Each pitch with electric hook up will connect to a bollard with a pitch number with a meter clearly marked on it.
When a customer checks into reception, along with their map, they will receive a plastic pre payment card for their electricity during their stay.
This card will be topped up with an amount of electricity according to the customers request and paid for on check in. The amount of electricity used by a caravan or campervan will be relative to the items switched on inside.
There are ways of reducing your usage by making adjustments accordingly. Perhaps consider using a stove top, whistling kettle for gas hobs instead of an electric kettle, perhaps run the caravan/ motorhome main heater on gas for a lot of the day then switch over to electric, with the thermostat on a low setting, in order to kick in and out for overnight frost temperatures.
The hook up meters around park will be pre set at cost rate. This is the rate that Invercauld Estate pay our energy provider for electricity per Kw/hr. This rate will also be displayed in the reception window.
As the summer season at Braemar Caravan Park draws to a close then so does our Photographic Competition for this season. The closing date for the competition is also the 31st of October 2022.
There is still time to submit an entry and it is so easy to enter. You've got to be in it to win it !!
- Simply open your own Facebook page
- Post/share the picture you wish to enter
- Include the statement "I had a fantastic time at Braemar Caravan Park because........." and complete the sentence in your own words.
- You must also tag your picture with Braemar Caravan Park and Camping Pods in order that we can see your entry.
- All these steps must be made in order to qualify as a valid entry. Only entries submitted through Facebook will be accepted.
This years prizes for the winner are : £100 voucher off a booking for next season and a meal for 2 in Farquarsons' Bar and Kitchen based in Braemar village.
Good Luck and get posting those winning pics on your Facebook page !!
Eating Out In Braemar
This week has seen the opening of The Kings Larder in the village.
This is in the same premises where The Cairn Grill was located, on the side of the Bank building and to the front of The Bothy cafe.
This is being run by the owner and chef from Braemar Lodge Hotel. We wish them every success in their new venture. I am sure you will be keen to explore further and support them whilst visiting us.
Remember to let us know about your experience.
We would like to thank all touring, pod and seasonal customers who have supported Braemar Caravan Park throughout this 2022 season and we look forward to your much appreciated support throughout the coming season.