The Alan Rogers / Caravan and Motorhome Club Awards – Results 2017
The Alan Rogers Campsite Awards were launched in 2004 and proved a great success. Since 2016 the awards have been jointly presented alongside the Caravan and Motorhome Club.
Presented at the Vakantiebeurs, Utrecht January 2018
The awards have a broad scope and before committing to our winners, we carefully consider campsites which are featured in the Alan Rogers guides and The Caravan and Motorhome Club 'Venture Abroad' program, taking into account comments from our site assessors, our head office team and, of course, our members & readers.
The award winners come from the four corners of Europe, from Spain to Germany, and this year we are making awards to campsites in seven different countries.
Needless to say, it’s an extremely difficult task to choose our eventual winners, but we believe that we have identified a number of campsites with truly outstanding characteristics.
In each case, we have selected an outright winner, along with a highly commended runner-up. Listed below are full details of each of our award categories and our winners for 2017.
The Progress Award
This award reflects the hard work and commitment undertaken by particular site owners to improve and upgrade their site.
Camping Resort La Yole (FR85150) - France
Camping Resort La Yole is an attractive and well run site, two kilometres from a sandy beach.
Parc La Clusure (BE0670) - Belgium
The Welcome Award
This award takes account of sites offering a particularly friendly welcome and maintaining a friendly ambience throughout readers’ holidays.
Camping le Domaine d’Oléron (FR17470) - France
Camping le Domaine d’Oléron is a neat, well presented and well managed site where you will receive a warm and friendly welcome from Anneke and Freddy who speak excellent English.
Vakantiepark Delftse Hout (NL5600) - Netherlands
The Innovation Award
Our Innovation Award acknowledges campsites with creative and original concepts, possibly with features which are unique, and cannot therefore be found elsewhere. We have identified innovation both in campsite amenities and also in rentable accommodation.
Le Domaine de Massereau (FR30290) - France
Two brothers, one a wine producer and one an hotelier, opened Domaine de Massereau in August 2006.
Caravan Park Sexten (IT62030) - Italy
The Seaside Award
This award is made for sites which we feel are particularly suitable for a really excellent seaside holiday.
Camping Amfora (ES80350) - Spain
This spacious, friendly site is run by Michelle, Josep and their daughter. It is spotlessly clean and well maintained and the owners operate the site in an environmentally friendly way.
Camping Club Eurosol (FR40060) - France
The Country Award
This award contrasts with our former award and acknowledges sites which are attractively located in delightful, rural locations.
Camping Le Brévedent (FR14090) - France
Castel Camping Le Brévedent is a well established, traditional site with 132 pitches set in the grounds of an elegant, 18th-century hunting pavilion.
Camping Bled (SV4200) - Slovenia
The All-Year Award
This award acknowledges sites which are open all year round.
Camping El Molino de Cabuérniga (ES89640) - Spain
Located in a peaceful valley with magnificent views of the mountains, beside the Saja river and only a short walk from the picturesque and unspoiled village of Sopeña
Camping Orbitur Guincho (PO8130) - Portugal
Family Site Award
Many sites claim to be family-friendly but this award acknowledges the sites we feel to be the very best in this respect.
Domaine de la Brèche (FR49010) - France
The Saint Cast family developed Domaine de la Brèche with care and attention. The attractive site occupies a 24-hectare estate, 4 km. northeast of Saumur on the edge of the Loire behind the levees.
Sportcamping Rio Vantone (IT62580) - Italy
Small Campsite Award
This award acknowledges excellent small campsites (fewer than 150 pitches) which offer a friendly welcome and top-quality amenities.
Camping Le Moulin Fort (FR37030) - France
Camping le Moulin Fort is a tranquil, riverside site with British owners, John and Sarah Scarratt. The 130 pitches are enhanced by trees and shrubs offering plenty of shade.
Camping Den Driesch (NL6565) - Netherlands
This award reflects sites which have invested significantly in innovative video content and production.
River Valley Holiday Park (IR9150) - Ireland
In the small country village of Redcross, in the heart of County Wicklow, you will find River Valley Caravan & Camping Park, a first-rate, family-run park.
Camping & Freizeitpark Lux Oase (DE38330) - Germany