Camp Sites

Site No 156 - Tredegar House Country ParkCaravan Club Site

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Caravan Club sites are getting more and more like that crowd with the golden arches (McD’s) every one is the same with the same petty rules and regulations but also the same standard of facilities.

Site No 155 - Wooda Farm Holiday Park


Two visits to commercial sites on the trot!! Wow!  who would have thought it.

This was a much flatter site so although there was without doubt good views over Bude bay there were not the panoramic vistas of the last site.

The facilities were of a very high standard, kept spotlessly clean and as well as a bar/restaurant and a small supermarket on site there is also a well stocked caravan/accessories store.

This is a large well run store that will be very busy (and probably expensive) during the season with many units seem to have been bought at the caravan dealer and moved from storage area to pitch as and when required.

A good site to where we would be happy to return.

Site No 154 - Wood Farm Caravan and Camping Park


With the exception of Bardsea Leisure, where we have bought our last two caravans, this is the first time in over thirty years as caravanners we have stayed on a commercial site: always before, if needing a “proper” site going to either Caravan Club or Camping and Caravan Club sites. The Camping and Caravan Club have a site just down the road from Wood Farm but they were not happy for us to have a look around (not that they said that in so many words) and were far more interested in telling us the rules and what we would not be allowed to do.

When we arrived at Wood Farm to enquire we were invited to look around and perhaps have a coffee in the restaurant. Seeing an ACSI site we enquired if they accepted the ACSI card and were told they did with a price of €16 per night which they translated to £12, it was extra for addition people and cars but the receptionist reminded us that ACSI price included a dog and that if Paul and Carol’s car came no further on to the site than the car park (almost directly behind our pitch) there would be no “extra car" charge.

The site is on a quite steep hill but the actual pitches are flat, and being on the hill many have stunning views over toward Golden Cap and the coast. The facilities were modern and well kept some blocks comprised the usual mix of loo’s showers etc while other blocks were all unisex shower-rooms, there were also (for a small extra charge) some family bathrooms if a long hot soak is your thing you could be accommodated.

There is a restaurant/bar on site that he had intended to try but sadly never quite managed it.

Easily the best “proper” site we have stayed on without the petty rules and regulations of the two clubs.

Site No 153 - Carnbrae CL

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This is another CL (certified Location) in the old style offering just EHU, fresh water (each pitch has it’s own tap and black water disposal. The site is flat and the well kept grass pitches are very large.

Just a few miles from Lyme Regis it provides a quiet refuge with whilst not open countryside views a pleasant outlook.

We would be very happy to return.


Site No 152 - Lower Tye Farm

This was the most difficult site to find, we went up and down the road, went to the lat, long co-ordinates given in the book - nothing!! We eventually found it on the oposite side of the road to that stated in the book and  at least 3/4 mile further than on than the lat, long indicated.

Our purpose in coming here was to say goodbye to freinds R & F who were catching the Portsmouth/Santander ferry the following day. The company was great but the site?

We found everything a bit scruffy, there was, supposedly, a toilet (over the road on another site) but we never found it. Just prior to leaving Frank went to the farm office where the occupant, less than politely, told him they were not there to take caravanners money so as he could find no caravan site staff gave it to us to pass on when we paid. Later that afternoon we spied a lady mowing the lawns we approached her and explained we had Franks money and our own, she was less than impressed - why had we taken it to her (the owner) and not the farm office where it was supposed to be paid - says it all!!

We will not return.

Site No 151 - Little Henham Hall Farm

This site is where we call home when in the Essex area. I wrote about earlier in our travels and you can read that report HERE

Site No 151 - Smithy House.

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This is a super little site with stunning views just five miles from Halifax but more to the point for us, just one short mile from Sue’s niece and her family.

The site in the best traditions of a CS boasts EHU, frsh water and black water disposal.

It describes itself as "gently sloping” and it does indeed, but the owners recommended a pitch to us that needed no levelling equipment and looking around none of the other caravans and motor-homes had needed leveling either.

The entrance looks a little tight for long outfits, not so much going in but on the way out however the ever helpful owners have a large TA caravan and made a point of telling me the best line to use when exiting, however it is not as dificult as it at first appears and should not put anyone off visiting this superb site.

Site No 150 - Bardsea Leisure Centre

Bardsea Leisure Centre is where we have bought our last two caravans when you get two nights on the site for free and when we have otherwise stayed there it has been to have the van serviced when they add the pitch fees to the service bill so we have no clue as to what the nightly fees are, what we do know is that the facilities consist of individual unisex showerrooms that are large clean, heated in winter, and with plenty of soap, hand dryers and loo roll.

The pitches that we have used are fully serviced including TV, the site is in an old quarry and the high side shield both terrestrial and satelite signals. A fairly long lead is sometimes needed but the site will loan you one at no cost (although a returnable deposit is required).

There is a daytime snackbar, children playground and well stocked accessory shop on site. There is a wealth of things to see and do in the area.

Site No 149 - Newark Farm

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This working farm just outside the town of Sanquar afforded a very pleasant stay in an aera we had never before visited. Site, town and wider area were all well worth the detour we made.

The site is very basic just water, EHU, grey and black water disposal and waste recycling/disposal. The site itself is flat and very well maintained with short grass (lawn rather than just grass which when clut the trimmings are removed so do not tread into and make a mess in the caravan. The owners are pleasant and helpful.

A site to be recommended.

Site No 148 - Gartfairn Farm

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All pitches have a great view over Loch Lomond, the local area is great for exploring and the site is very peaceful being some distance down a well kept farm track.

Nearby Drymen has a reasonably well stocked shop and Pubs/ Hotels. You can wander off the Cashel Forest and take in the wildlife. Far enough away from the hustle and bustle of Loch Lomond. The site has EHU, water and disposal point only.

A little gem!!

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