Saturday, 20 May 2017

Campsite will be open July and August

Apologies to anyone who has looked at our blog and been disappointed we were not opening, we had thought to close this year in order to concentrate on our sheep and horses, but looks like we can open after all!
It was our first year keeping sheep and expecting lambs and we had no idea how it would all go and whether, having reduced our grazing in order to plant 500 tree saplings in the autumn and added 7 sheep into the equation, plus expecting lambs, whether there would be space for camping. So, early in the year we decided to not advertise for camping this year.  However, having got lambing out the way and our 5 lambs are growing on nicely now, their mums have also been shorn and all seems well, we have rearranged the campsite paddock a little to accomodate a reduced number of tents and campers.
Compost toilets have been 'mucked out' and spruced up and are ready for use, the family sized changing room is dusted-out and the hot outdoor shower in working order, even the sycamore tree is in full leaf to offer you a leafy canopy whilst you shower, (our shower has a pebble floor, so some people like to wear flipflops whilst showering).
If you shower by candlelight, you might even be able to look up at the stars whilst you cleanse!
We have been gardening madly to try and reveal what nature is trying to reclaim. The beech hedge we planted two years ago is looking lovely

and the tree ferns are uncurling new fronds
The exotic bed still needs some work, but from a distance looks great and I have all summer!
This year we have space for 4, rather than 8 camping pitches, tents or campervans. There is a communal fire pit to toast marshmallows on, or cook up a campfire stew.

Two taps and sinks provide water, (but you need your own washing-up bowl)
Eggs are for sale through the @eggentrepeneur go-kart at the end of the drive and what a view you get buying them
and the campsite manager is likely to be more on site this year to help with additional information.
We do not have electricity or hook ups, so no fridge or washing machine facilities, we are simple, basic camping, but we would love you to stay with us and use the local footpaths, byways.......

 .........  leafy cart tracks and lanes,
enjoy watching our lambs play, wander through our newly planted wood, maybe groom a pony,
dig your toes into the sand on one of our gorgeous beaches,
meander through the beautiful sculpture gardens and eventually sit round an evening's campfire discussing the daytime activities and sharing stories with each other.
Our tariff is the same as last year. Adult £6 Child £3 per night, no charge for car or tent. Dogs are welcome on a lead.
Bookings can be made in advance from the beginnning of July, or just turn up! Open from July 22nd.

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