Thursday 20 June 2024

Holden Farm Camping, Cheriton, Alresford, Hampshire

Holden Farm Camping, Cheriton, Alresford, Hampshire 

Holden Farm Camping provides delightful, family-friendly camping in a spacious setting in Cheriton, near Alresford. Located in the rolling countryside of the South Downs National Park, this campsite in Hampshire is a firm favourite with families.

The traditional campsite is set in an open, beautiful field, making it perfect for stargazing on clear nights, flying kites on breezy days, or simply enjoying the vast space. With no designated pitches, guests can relax in an abundance of grass fields, experiencing an authentic rural atmosphere. Each pitch caters to a maximum of six people and includes a complimentary firepit, which needs to be booked in advance. The campsite boasts superb, clean facilities, including:

- Flushing loos
- Hot showers and washing up facilities
- Communal fridge and freezer
- Communal kettle and ice machine
- Clean drinking water from the farm borehole
- Powerpoint for hair dryers and USB sockets for charging

Guests can enjoy a bite to eat at the onsite cafe, a fabulous addition to the camping experience. The cafe is perfect for a cup of coffee and a bacon bap in the morning, as well as offering toasties, sandwiches, the legendary Evans sausage roll, and much more.
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Pebble Bank Caravan Park, Wyke Regis, Weymouth, Dorset

Pebble Bank Caravan Park, Wyke Regis, Weymouth, Dorset

Pebble Bank Caravan Park offers facilities for campers, tourers and motorhomes. It is located within the village of Wyke Regis which is just outside the town centre of Weymouth, Dorset.

The camping field is about an acre and it has views of Portland and Chesil Beach. Touring caravans and motor homes have their own grassed area with marked pitches. There are numerous water points and electric hook ups.

Facilities onsite:
Water point.
Chemical toilet disposal.
Restaurant and bar.
Wi-Fi (extra charge).

There is lots to enjoy in nearby Weymouth including the beach, shops, restaurants, nightlife and attractions. Pebble Bank is the ideal base for visiting Nothe Fort, Jurassic Skyline, South West Coastal Path and Weymouth Sealife Park.
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The Secret Camp Out, Sherrington, Wiltshire

The Secret Camp Out, Sherrington, Wiltshire

The Secret Camp Out at Stockton Park offers a magical family weekend in a stunning countryside setting in Sherrington. This enchanting site features wild camping, glamping, live music, and a variety of attractions, with numerous wonderful sites to explore further afield in Wiltshire.

Surrounded by glorious countryside, the site is perfect for reconnecting with nature. Onsite, guests have access to simple and basic camping facilities, including running water, clean toilets, and a couple of showers.

For a touch of luxury, guests can stay in fabulous bell tents that sleep between 2-5 people. These tents, bookable through Bath Bell Tents, can include sumptuous bedding for an additional price. Each bell tent is furnished with air beds, soft furnishings, indoor furniture, and lighting. Cooking equipment is available upon request.

The unique Bus Top Bar, a renovated double-decker bus, offers fine ale, lager, cocktails, and a wide range of spirits and wines. Guests can enjoy delicious Italian pizza from the Hidden Pizza, featuring a magnificent wood-fired oven. For those with a sweet tooth, the Sugar & Slice, a wonderfully converted vintage caravan, serves home-cooked bakes and savoury options.

The site provides fantastic activities, including yoga and free craft experiences. Live music is held each weekend, making it an unforgettable venue for weddings. Various children's activities, such as arts and crafts, face painting, climbing walls, wilderness skills, and caving experiences, are available and change weekly. Guests are encouraged to check the website for itineraries.

The location is ideal for walkers and cyclists eager to explore the amazing natural landscape. The site is surrounded by scenic walks and trails, with Route 24 of the National Cycle Network passing directly through the picturesque Wylye Valley from Bath through Radstock, Frome, and Warminster, and continuing past Stockton Park to Salisbury.
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Ruberslaw Wild Woods Camping, Denholm, Hawick, Scottish Borders

Ruberslaw Wild Woods Camping, Denholm, Hawick, Scottish Borders

Ruberslaw Wild Woods Camping offers outstanding pitch-your-own camping and glamping accommodation near Denholm. Our 500-acre farm near Hawick is set in the centre of the Teviot Valley Special Landscape Area. We are perfect for an idyllic break in a beautiful part of the Scottish Borders.

We offer a range of wonderful experiences, whether you pitch your tent in the restored Edwardian Walled Garden or you choose one of our 3 Woodland sites a short walk up into the woods, or you opt for glamping comfort in one of our remote safari tents.

Located on the slopes of Ruberslaw and surrounded by lovely woodland, we are perfect for a memorable breakaway. Our stunning site is perfect for wildlife enthusiasts.

A range of wildlife can be seen, including roe deer, hares & rabbits, red and grey squirrels, badgers, (who are very mischievous – one camper photographed a badger in his tent, and one 6 year old’s birthday cake was stolen the night before the party!), the occasional fox and if you are very quiet and lucky otters in the Teviot or Rulewater rivers.

Bird life is everywhere with buzzards & goshawks seen frequently, owls calling at night, and a good range of smaller species.

In one of the four Safari Tents (all at least 400 metres from any other campers, set remotely in the woods) you will enjoy luxurious facilities:

Fully equipped camp kitchen with gas hob and cool box etc.

Paraffin-fueled hurricane Lamps, a candle lantern, 3 rechargeable electric lamps and a head torch.

Wooden kitchen table and chairs.

Comfortable canvas armchairs.

Two bedrooms, one with a king-size double bed and one with bunk- beds for two.

Natural coir carpet throughout, made from coconut husk fibres

A sink supplied with fresh water daily and a composting loo set not far away in the woods behind the

tent in the exclusive Thunderbox pine hut. These are cleaned daily.

A fire bowl and a bag of logs. A top-up bag of logs will be supplied daily.

Outside each tent is a veranda with a bench - An ideal place to relax and savour the tranquillity of the woods.

Our Walled Garden camping pitches are small, medium, large and very large lawn pitches Some set under apple trees and all close to the Glasshouse, pond, and nearby Hub facilities, The garden has been beautifully restored to the original design with colourful flowering borders.

We also offer wild camping on the slopes of Ruberslaw, surrounded by hundreds of meters of woodland. Three woodland sites of seven pitches, each are available for individual bookings - you might even be lucky enough to have the wood to yourself. These sites also these prove popular with groups of friends who take the whole site.

All these sites are serviced by a discreetly positioned Thunderbox pine hut. These have a sink supplied with fresh water daily for drinking, washing and washing up and a composting toilet.

All campers have the use of The Hub where you park your cars. This is an undercover “courtyard” perfect for gatherings, socialising, eating and drinking. Facilities include a large open fireplace, a well-stocked shop, kitchen area, showers, loos and washing areas and Wi-Fi for the addicted.

We provide a range of classic games, including croquet, giant pick up sticks, boules, quoits and garden chess.

Walkers will love exploring The area, climbing Ruberslaw (424 m), walking over the hill to the pubs and restaurant in Denholm or following one of the way-marked trails. Cyclists will find the back roads of Rulewater have very light traffic.
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Oakdown Touring & Holiday Park, Weston, Sidmouth, Devon

Oakdown Touring & Holiday Park, Weston, Sidmouth, Devon

Oakdown Touring & Holiday Park offers family-friendly camping and caravanning facilities near Weston, close to Sidmouth. Surrounded by the beautiful Devonshire countryside, this park provides a truly relaxing retreat perfect for a quiet getaway. The area around Oakdown is characterised by breathtaking scenery with gentle curves and spacious groves.

This award-winning touring park welcomes touring caravans, motor caravans, tents, trailer tents, and folding campers. Oakdown boasts a total of 150 pitches for tents, caravans, or motorhomes, as well as 16 leisure lodges. Guests can choose from serviced and non-serviced pitches, including super-serviced pitches that are self-contained and include water, electric hook-up, and drainage. The other pitches are level, closely mown, and generously sized. Due to popular demand, caravan storage is available throughout the year.

Onsite facilities include:
- Play areas
- Wi-Fi
- Pitch and putt
- Shop
- Café

For those without their own caravan, Oakdown also offers 16 static caravans, beautifully appointed and centrally heated. Additionally, cosy shepherd huts are available, accommodating up to four people with a double and two single beds. A small toilet block with a dishwashing area is located nearby, while the main amenities block offers showers, baths, toilets, and laundry facilities.

Oakdown Holiday Park is situated near the majestic Jurassic Coastline in Devon, a truly special corner of the UK. It is within a short drive of some of the best beaches and spectacular coastal views. From this rural location, guests can also enjoy beautiful walks right from their accommodation.
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Gear Farm, St Martin, Helston, Cornwall

Gear Farm, St Martin, Helston, Cornwall 

Gear Farm is a peaceful camping and caravanning site situated in St Martin, Helston, Cornwall. The campsite is family-run and is family-orientated. The generous pitches are 10 metres apart for extra privacy. They have a total of 15 pitches for either tents, tourers or motorhomes.

The camping field is 1.5 acres of level mown grass with views of the Helford River. There is a new shower block with 3 hot showers, 3 toilets, washing-up area and 2 fridge/freezers.

The nearest pub, the Ship Inn at Mawgan is a nice 1-mile walk around the creeks of the river. Guest can hire boats at St Anthony and Helford to explore Frenchman's Creek and along the river. All beaches and fishing ports around the peninsula are within approximately 6 miles. Wet weather activities include Ships and Castles swimming pool at Falmouth, Paradise Park at Hayle and Flambards at Helston. 
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Friday 14 June 2024

Tucker's Grave Inn & Campsite, Faulkland, Radstock, Bath

Tucker's Grave Inn & Campsite, Faulkland, Radstock, Bath    

Tucker's Grave Inn & Campsite in Faulkland provides a delightful camping experience for families. Located near Bath, this campsite offers an ideal escape from the hustle and bustle of modern life.

Set in a stunning countryside location, Tucker's Grave Inn & Campsite is perfect for city dwellers seeking a rural retreat. The site features 60 pitches accommodating campers, tourers, and motorhomes, with available toilet facilities.

Guests can enjoy a luxurious shower and toilet block, equipped with underfloor heating to ensure warmth even on the chilliest days, adding a touch of comfort to their stay.

Most weekends, the campsite hosts live entertainment, including barn events where guests can dance the night away. Additionally, there is a fantastic skittle alley, providing an exciting venue for demonstrating skills and enjoying friendly competition.

Onsite, the historic inn, a 200-year-old cider house, is one of only six remaining in the country and is listed on the National Inventory of Historic Interiors. Retaining much of its original character since WWI, the inn serves a variety of real ales and ciders, including Butcombe Original and Thatcher’s Cheddar Valley.

The inn's rustic interior features original Georgian wood panelling, stripped-back wooden floors, a working Victorian fireplace, settles, pews, and large wooden tables. It’s an excellent place for socializing over a pint or two. In the summer, guests can relax in the beer garden, which offers stunning countryside views. The barn, overlooking part of the camping field, frequently hosts live music and events.

The site also boasts a café housed in a former milking parlour, where guests can enjoy a caffeine fix, indulge in sweet treats, or savour comfort food.

The local area offers excellent cycling and walking routes, including the Colliers Way, part of Route 24 of the National Cycle Network. This route follows the old Somerset & Dorset Railway line and the former Great Western line, providing scenic and historic paths for exploration.
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