Burrowhayes Farm – Porlock, Nr. Minehead

Burrowhayes Farm is an idyllic campsite situated on National Trust land in the heart of Exmoor. The site is small/medium in size with a steam running close by, but as is so often the case the camping section is on a slope, with the flats reserved for caravans (caravan facilities appear excellent, with electric and satellite hookups available). There is a new toilet facility, built at the end of the 2004 season… the showers are lovely, and free hair dryers are provided. There are also good laundry facilities with massive tumble dryers. A well stocked shop is also open most of the day.

There is a very friendly and laid back atmosphere in the site… we pitched up one night and was asked to pay the next day when we were happy. There are loads of local walks through woods, and it’s an easy trip to walk to Porlock and enjoy the many pubs there. It’s also a good location to explore Dunster Castle, or various other local attractions including the West Somerset Steam Railway.

I felt instantly relaxed when at the site, and with it being so close to where I live it’s easy to go there for one or two nights to get away from things. It’s well priced (£9 mid season at time of posting), and I’ll be going there again!

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