March in November

The in-laws are currently working on a caravan site in the small village of Doddington, Cambridgeshire. They have been living in a motorhome for over five years now, although the motorhome has changed quite a few times. Their current one they made themselves from a school mini bus.


Over the years we have visited them on their travels around the country, including Whitby, York, Lincoln and the Nottinghamshire area. So we decided to pay them a short visit at their current location. As their homemade motorhome is not big enough for us to stay in with them, we found ourselves a room at the Hippodrome Wetherspoons hotel in the nearby town of March.


We had never stayed in a Wetherspoons hotel before, but as we are such big fans of their breakfasts and cheap food, we had to try it out. The hotel room was grand and looked very well maintained with a bathroom that looked like it belonged in a high end swanky hotel. But on closer inspection the bathroom needed a good clean, especially around the sink hole and next to the nice looking exposed brickwork. Two issues that can be easily dealt with.


The real problem though was the poor quality heating. It was a bitterly cold couple of days in Cambridgeshire, so we needed to be snuggled up in our nice hotel room and bed. But the heating, even though it was set to 28 degrees, did absolutely nothing! So we shivered our way to sleep and had a cold and uncomfortable night. It would have been great if it wasn’t for those issues and it was very handy that it was a Wetherspoons pub next door so we could have a meal in the evening and a big hearty cooked breakfast in the morning.


The town of March is a busy and bustling little town with plenty of shops and traffic. There’s a pretty river that cuts through the town, that can be viewed from the bridge in the centre and there are some nice buildings in between the various well known chain shops.

Doddington was much quieter, especially on Fields End Water Caravan Park, an adult only campsite with two lakes for fishing, six lodges with hot tubs and the peace and quiet of the countryside.

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