vehicle charging at elm cottage
From June 2022, Elm Cottage has introduced an additional fee for guests who want to charge their electric or hybrid vehicles while staying on our site. With the ownership of such vehicles increasing, along with the cost of electricity, a fee aimed to cover the cost of charging has been introduced.
Electric and hybrid vehicle users pay a single fee to charge their vehicles via their outfit. Hybrid cars and electric cars are charged at the same rate of £20 per day. The fee charged is based on the assumption the vehicle is plugged in for 12 hours in any given day, via your outfit, drawing power at a rate which should fully charge a hybrid's battery and give a useful top-up to most fully electric cars.
To ensure that you charge safely, we ask that you keep both habitation and car charging demand to a reasonable usage level and that you plug the car into a mains socket within your outfit, not directly into the bollard. If you wish to charge your vehicle via your outfit while on a pitch, then please speak to our staff either upon arrival or during your stay, and let them know how many charges you wish to make. They will then be able to take payment from you.
Any pitch that has an EHU bollard included can be used to charge an electric or hybrid vehicle, as long as charging takes place via a three-pin plug via your outfit.