A CL we use a lot has just put up his nightly charge from £16.00 to £18.00 as He has just installed some hard standings, included in this price is free use of a washing machine, tumble dryer, microwave, and shower and toilet, there is also a nice picnic area at one end of the site with chairs and a firepit, his wife runs a health spa out of the site and that and colonic irrigation is charged extra for those who have forgot a hose
Hyundai Santa Fe 2.2 CRDi 198 bhp, proper torque converter automatic, the 5 seater version has a massive area under the floor where the seats go on the 7 seat version, where you can store loads of stuff without impacting the boot loading area.
If your close to the port then parking up on the port maybe your easiest option, we tend to make sure our last site is about 3 hrs from the port so we can take a leisurely drive with stops at aires so not to arrive to early.
Portsmouth to Le Havre Brittany Economie is normaly a cheaper crossing, and ATMB should be starting there annual free evasion toll tag offer soon, you only pay around 4 euros postage to get the tag and just a one 1.60 euro charge for the month you use it on top of the normal toll charge.
We have spent the last 2 New Years here http://www.campingcaradon.co.uk/ reinforced grass pitches, bar and good restaurant on site, bus stops in main entrance for Looe, Polperro and other places, and a super buffet and Disco New Year Eve, + Bingo and quiz nights on other evenings £17.50 a night inc 16amp hook up
Sorry to burst your bubble there Ian but our insurance on our £72000 pound motorhome is £282.00 fully comp for the year new for old for 3 years as long as we do not exceed 20,000 miles if we opted for the European breakdown cover it adds about £50.00 to the cost, which is less then the £350.00 it cost to insure our caravan 3 years ago. This is through Comfort Insurance, the Caravan Club quoted silly.