Wednesday 31 August 2022

Compton Farm, Brook, Newport, Isle Of Wight

Compton Farm, Brook, Newport, Isle Of Wight

Compton Farm on the Isle of Wight is the ideal location for a family holiday or short break. The farm has been farmed by the present family for many years. Sheltered in a downland valley on National Trust land (which has Sites of Special Scientific Interest status) guests can take a variety of walks over the Downs, to enjoy stunning views and the wonderful wildflowers such as the pyramid orchid. The site is located just outside of Brook and is just a short drive to Newport.

In a fold facing the Downs, there is a site for twelve well-equipped caravans. Each is fitted with a full-size cooker and fridge, shower and toilet. There is plenty of space for car parking nearby and a large field for games.

Situated in a well-drained field with facilities which include a toilet block with showers.

The site is peaceful and quiet and not commercialised at all. It is very much a traditional campsite with many of guests who visited as children themselves, bringing back their own families. Children can have good old-fashioned fun, with old tractors to play on, ducks to feed, eggs to collect, and space and freedom to fly their kites, and ride their bikes around the farm. The unspoilt sandy beach is safe for children and swimming and south-facing, it catches all of the sun. Dinosaur fossil footprints are even visible at low tide!

Bring your surf and body boards, for some excellent surfing on nearby beaches! For the golfers amongst you enjoy your round, whilst taking in some of the most spectacular views you will ever see on any links! Hand-gliding, paragliding, windsurfing, and horse riding are also available nearby.
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Derby Caravans, Matlock, Derbyshire

Derby Caravans, Matlock, Derbyshire

Derby Caravans in Matlock is a family-run business that buys and sells fantastic used caravans, motorhomes and campervans are reasonable prices. This is the perfect place to shop for your next great adventure on the road.

They have been in the leisure industry since the 1960s, offering experience, expertise and a professional service. The business takes pride on a well-earned reputation and will do everything to suit all your needs.

Derby Caravans is in a great position, offering easy access from the A38 which is around a 5-minute drive away.

Whatever your needs, they are on hand to help you, from arranging a viewing to asking for advice on your ideal caravan.
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Tuesday 30 August 2022

Balranald Hebridean Holidays, North Uist, Outer Hebrides

Balranald Hebridean Holidays, North Uist, Outer Hebrides

Balranald Hebridean Holidays is a small family run business located in North Uist in Outer Heberdies. They provide excellent facilities for campers, touring caravans and motorhomes.

They aim to provide high-quality caravan and camping facilities at a reasonable price and to allow visitors to experience island hospitality at its best.

They are located on the picturesque west coast of North Uist 16 miles from the ferry terminal at Lochmaddy, 17 miles from the ferry terminal at Berneray and 17 miles from Benbecula Airport.

The campsite offers the following:

30 touring pitches, 19 hard standing with electric hook ups and 11 grass pitches with electric hook up.
10 x tent pitches.
Free Wi-Fi.
Chemical toilet.
Washing machine.

Two newly built modern amenities, providing:

Wash hand basins.
Washing area.
Dishwashing area.
Laundry and drying room.

Disabled customers have private facilities with full wheelchair access including a shower.

The office stocks a selection of groceries, small gifts, postcards and stamps.

Catering cabin onsite in the summer open May - Aug.

The site is located in the heart of the RSPB's Balranald Nature Reserve where you will find a huge variety of wading and farmland birds nesting on the flower-rich machair and croft land.

The site provides an ideal location to see and hear the elusive Corncrake. Other birds include Snipe, Oystercatcher, Lapwing, Turnstone, Ringed Plover, Redshank, Skylark, Arctic Tern, Little Tern and Corn Bunting.

Otters are also often seen in the freshwater lochs and along the rocky shores, while grey seals can be seen just off the coast. There are fantastic views of the Monach Isles and St Kilda.
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Trevaylor Caravan & Camping Park, Botallack, St Just, Cornwall

Trevaylor Caravan & Camping Park, Botallack, St Just, Cornwall

Trevaylor is a friendly family run campsite where a warm welcome awaits you. The touring fields are dog friendly, set over 5 paddocks surrounded by Cornish hedging. They have around 60 reasonably level pitches, 3 hardstanding pitches, 7 fully serviced hard standing pitches and the rest are grass, the come in a range of 3 sizes suitable for backpackers, tents, caravans, campervans, motorhomes, they also have two bell tents to hire. Or you can choose to stay in one of the six well-equipped luxury holiday homes or the small annexe cottage.

It is located just 500 metres from the coastal path and some of the most dramatic coastline in Cornwall, only 5 miles away from Land's End and 3 miles from the famous surfing beach at Sennen Cove. Close to St Just, Penzance, Land's End and St Ives.

Although there are many campsites in Cornwall, Trevaylor is the only one to place you at the heart of Cornwall's mining and cultural heritage, no wonder it was a location for filming Poldark! The iconic Crowns Engine houses sit on the edge of the cliffs nearby, as are walks to Cape Cornwall, Cot Valley and beyond. They are also in the heart of West Penwith’s International Dark Sky Park making this area one of the best places in the world to view the night sky.

Set in the far west of Cornwall you are guaranteed breathtaking scenery and an aura of peace and tranquillity that is often hard to find nowadays in Cornwall; yet excitement and entertainment can be found nearby for those who seek it. Places of interest and beauty, such as Mousehole, Newlyn, Land's End, St Ives, Lamorna Cove, Cape Cornwall, Porthcurno Beach and the Minack Theatre are all nearby.
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Bellingham Brown Rigg Camping and Caravanning Club, Bellingham, Northumberland

Bellingham Brown Rigg Camping and Caravanning Club, Bellingham, Northumberland

Bellingham Brown Rigg Camping and Caravanning Club is a peaceful award-winning touring site with high-quality facilities, situated in a privileged location in the beautiful North Tyne valley within easy reach of the best of Northumberland. This is a Camping and Caravanning Club site and accept non-members. They have Visit England 5 star and AA 5 pennant ratings.
There are 70 pitches available on site for tents, tourers and motorhomes and 4 glamping pods. All guests have access to an indoor campers kitchen as well as a games room and drying room.
From the site, you can stroll to busy Bellingham village and the spectacular waterfall of Hareshaw Linn, stride out along the Pennine Way or try climbing the local crags. This land bears vivid reminders of its past; and none more spectacular than Hadrian’s Wall, a short drive from the site. The historic houses of Cragside and Wallington are nearby, while Alnwick, the Simonside Hills and the castles and coastline of Northumberland make wonderful day trips.
Try fishing for salmon on the North Tyne, canoeing, playing golf, or exploring historic Hexham. The adventurous will enjoy the challenging mountain biking in Kielder Forest and Go-Ape! at Matfen, while Kielder Water with its watersports, shoreline walks, art and cycle trails, is wonderful for families. Try to spot one of the nesting ospreys in the forest and, after sunset, enjoy the dark skies from the Kielder Observatory.
Take afternoon tea at Carriages Tea Room near the Bellingham Heritage Centre or enjoy a drink or meal at the dog-friendly Riverdale Hall Hotel, a 10-minute walk from the site. Alternatively, you can take a bus direct from the site entrance to Hexham, with connections to Hadrian’s Wall and Newcastle.
They offer several ‘package’ stays entailing transport to local sites of interest and also special events on-site (call the site).
If you want an easier camping experience, try ‘glamping’ and hire a Camping Pod on the site. Our shop stock includes fresh, local produce from the Northumberland Sausage Company and Tarset Valley Marmalade.
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Tuesday 23 August 2022

Castle Guards Farm Retreat, Bridekirk, Cockermouth, Cumbria

Castle Guards Farm Retreat, Bridekirk, Cockermouth, Cumbria

Castle Guards Farm Retreat in Bridekirk offers wonderful glamping accommodation, based on a secluded private valley near the north western edge of Cockermouth. Nestled on a gorgeous working farm in Cumbria, this is the ideal place to escape from the pressures of modern life.

The charming pods are in an open valley, near fabulous ash trees and magical wildlife. They truly are a haven for nature lovers looking for somewhere special to stay. Each pod even has a fantastic wood-fired hot tub, great for relaxing in with a glass or two whilst savouring the views.

All the pods sleep 6 people in 1 double, 1 twin and 2 bunk beds, all perfect for a peaceful night’s sleep. They also have an outdoor picnic table and BBQ for al fresco dining when the sun is shining. Excellent facilities in all the pods include:

Welcome pack.
Seating Area.
Parking 2 cars.
Smart Freeview TV.
Power Shower.
Dining Table + 6 Chairs.
Bedding and Towels.
Electrical points.
Underfloor heating.
Microwave + Kettle.
Hob with 2 rings.
4 slice toaster.
Crockery, cutlery.
Utensils, glasses.

This is a brilliant position for discovering all that the area has to offer. The site is on the start of the National Cycle Route 10 and lots of picturesque walking routes are in the area. In the area, there are lots of excellent restaurants and a local whisky distillery. Some of the restaurants also deliver takeaways. You can enjoy a magical experience meeting alpacas at Blencogo Farm or enjoy a fascinating day out at The Beacon, a modern museum on local history.
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Friday 19 August 2022

Rankins Farm, Linton, Maidstone, Kent

Rankins Farm, Linton, Maidstone, Kent

Rankins Farm in Linton offers stunning glamping accommodation in a glorious countryside location. This site near Maidstone in Kent is the perfect place to stay for a magical and unique break away.

A part of this beautiful 15-acre orchard has now been transformed into a wonderful glamping village. Surrounded by gorgeous landscape and natural wildlife, this is perfect for a relaxing break away.

Each pod is well equipped, fully insulated and comes with a range of facilities. Inside you will find a double bed, sofa bed, en suite bathroom and a fitted kitchen with a fridge with mini freezer compartment, electric hob and a microwave. Underfloor heating has been installed and at the front of each pod is a lovely seating area with a personal steel fire pit/BBQ. An ideal relax to relax with an afternoon tipple whilst savouring the scenery.

They also have self catering accommodation available – please enquire for details.

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Whittlesey Insurance, Whittlesey, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

Whittlesey Insurance, Whittlesey, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

Whittlesey Insurance in Cambridgeshire provides a wide and comprehensive range of insurance services; from car, motorhome, quads and trikes, business, travel and commercial vehicles of all types. As a brokerage they aim to bring you the best cover and the very best prices. They are based in the town of Whittlesey near Peterborough.

Their powerful computer systems search and collect up-to-date information on the best policies, best cover and keenest prices. Let them do the legwork for you.

They are one of, if not the longest established company providing quotations and cover for motor caravans and motorhomes. They have been established since August 1987 and have been arranging insurance for motor caravans and motorhomes since then, with the experience of doing so extending back beyond that date.

Generally they can provide quotations for most vehicles; European, Asian and American with most policies issued containing most of the features shown in the summary of cover.

A separate policy can be arranged for a Breakdown and Recovery Policy for your motorhome, including American RV’s which can include cover for both the UK and Europe.

To spread the cost of your insurance premium they are able to provide instalment facilities.
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