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"Hmmm, not for me I'm afraid…"
We stayed here for 3 nights over the May bank holiday weekend. There was a group of us - 7 adults and 4 children in 3 tents. When I arrived I thought the barn area which I went through to reach reception was dire. It is supposed to be a games room but half the parts of each game was missing, there were several very manky sofas that I would never dare sit on! It reminded me of the nastiest youth hostels I had stayed in while backpacking in my youth!
Anyway I checked in and was told to go and find a spot. However I was not told how ridiculously bogged all the pitches were so ended up stuck in the mud in my car. I told reception who were very laid back about it and I waited an hour with two very bored children to be towed out by a tractor. During this time many people arrived so all the best pitches were taken by the time I got into the next field. I got bogged again as i had to travel to the back of the field and I saw many others in the same situation.
Finally I found a spot and my friends arrived. We struggled to find places to pitch due to the thick clay like mud which was all boggy.
When we were finally pitched up we got a campfire going (major bonus point here) and had a lovely evening. The site was nice and quiet and there were no problems sleeping. The next day we got up and as it had rained again the mud was even worse. We were all covered - the kids loved it but it was a nightmare to be honest. There was barely any washing facilities and this thick clay like mud was everywhere! I started to go mad after about 24 hours as did the other mum with me although we tried to chill and the kids did really enjoy themselves.
We walked to the local pub twice and had some lovely food there and respite from the cold and wet - definitely make a point of going there during your stay.
Anyway I was glad to leave. The mud and lack of facilities were too much for me and I was not a fan of the site at all.Read moreLess
4 people found this review helpful.
"Great for children to run free…"
Love this site. Been here loads of times now and the site is wonderful for children to explore - loads of secret paths with hidden swings and hollow trees and rope bridges over streams.
They now have a recycling and rubbish point on site so no need to take your rubbish home with you. The shop sells local pear cider and their own bread and eggs which are delicious. And now there are donkeys!
It's what camping should be aboutRead moreLess
3 people found this review helpful.
"We have stayed twice and become a little more enchanted…"
We have stayed twice and become a little more enchanted with each stay - we will definately go again. The site is perfect for families with children - acres of woods, rope swings, even a pretend teepee to play in. Adults can enjoy the scenery, the laid back atmosphere, ability to light a fire (logs delivered to your tent forRead moreLess
"I've been here twice and there are some very good…"
I've been here twice and there are some very good points about this campsite - lovely location, close proximity to the bluebell railway, plenty for kids to do, camp fires allowed. However it is expensive when you consider the facilities, the toilets are really pretty rubbish and to me the having to take rubbish home rule is all about the campsite not having to pay for rubbish collections. The main problem though was some very inconsiderate other campers, allowing their children to drive cars (!) round the field where our tent was pitched and endangering our children - I'm all for a relaxed approach to rules but not where safety's concerned. There are plenty of other places I'd rather try than to go back here...Read moreLess
1 person found this review helpful.