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"Lovely, peaceful campsite…"
This is our favourite campsite we've visited so far. The site isn't too hard to find, and is in a beautiful spot on Bodmin Moor. Getting on to the site is a bit hairy because of the ford/bridge but wasn't a problem once we got used to it - we saw a variety of cars crossing the ford without a problem. There aren't marked pitches so it might be a bit of a pain if it was busy, as it was we were able to find a nice sheltered spot. There were quite high winds when we were there and a few tents really struggled in some of the more exposed spots (including one that totally buckled, so something to be wary of). That said, the site was gloriously peaceful, with a lovely atmosphere. The owners were friendly and helpful. Our small children loved seeing the ducks (with ducklings), chickens with tiny chicks and cockerels all wandering around. A couple of friendly cats were quite interested in our tent as well. The facilities were fantastic, very very clean and spacious. I had a lovely hot shower with a great supply of water. Toilets were immaculate and the piped in Pirate FM was a great touch. I can imagine that if the site was full, there might be queues for the facilities but there wasn't a problem when we were there.
There was a room with freezers, fridges, washing machines and charging stations (with lockable cupboards) for phones etc. There's also a little playroom with the sofa which was handy in bad weather.
We did the 'South Penquite walk', a 2/3 mile walk around the farm, which was gorgeous and a lovely way to tire out the kids before bedtime. Well signposted with a great guide leaflet.
Overall we were very impressed and looking forward to going back. I think I'd probably try to avoid peak season though.Read moreLess
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"Fantastic site! In some ways the site is quite simple,…"
In some ways the site is quite simple, there are no electric hook-ups, no caravans (probably due to the choice of a ford or a narrow bridge to cross near the campsite entrance) and no dogs. But we don't have a caravan, don't have a hook-up and DH doesn't like dogs so it was perfect for us.
It has 4 showers, with free ecover shower gel and endless amounts of hot water. A separate toilet block with piped in Pirate FM (good for disguising toilet noises.) The buildings are made from reclaimed or recycled material (I loved the splash backs made from recycled plastic bottles). There's also 4 washing up sinks again with hot water and free washing up liquid.
The laundry room has a washing machine and tumble dryer that you buy tokens for. Also a free fridge and freezer, and you can hire a locker with a plug in to charge up phones cameras etc.
There's a childrens play area which looked better for older children rather than toddlers. They also have a games room with pool table, table football, a few books, a box of Duplo and a comfy settee. A great place to take LO's early in the morning while the DP wakes up and makes breakfast.
It's a working organic farm so there are chickens, geese, turkeys and other fowl freely wandering around. They also have schools visiting so there's educational posters around about the area, organic farming etc. You're free to wander anywhere on the farm and they have even put together a walk that takes you up to a standing stone and the remains of some bronze age huts.
The fields aren't perfectly flat, but they're not too bad and even though we had torrential rain the first day the ground stayed firm... but we wouldn't have driven the ford that day.
The location is good as you're close to the A30 so it's easy to get to loads of places.
If you try to approach the campsite from any direction other than the A30 make sure you've got an ordnance survey map, or you may end up driving round country lanes for an hour... then have to head back to the A30 anyway!
Basically it's great. We'll be back.Read moreLess
"Brilliant! No caravans, no dogs ( it's a working farm)Lots…"
Brilliant! No caravans, no dogs ( it's a working farm)Lots of animals around which entranced our preschool children. It was October and we had the site to ourselves. It's not that close to beaches, if that's your bag, but is a fabulous spot just to sit and be at one. They also allow campfires. If you fancy a bit more comfort, they have 4 yurts in different sizes.Read moreLess
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"Set on in an organic working farm on the wild…"
Set on in an organic working farm on the wild Cornish Bodmin Moor. Here you have the choice of pitching your own tent or staying in a Mongolian Yurt, complete with real beds; a good option for those who prefer gentler camping. This is not a site for families who want a holiday camp. There are no kids clubs, although there is a kids' area with trampolines and swings and loads of space for running around and bike riding. Although there's no restaurants, it's possible to buy organically-reared lamb from the farm to barbeque. The area is ideal for walking and getting away from it all.Read moreLess
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