Archive for August, 2006

Horsley Camping and Caravanning Site – East Horsley, Surrey

Monday, August 7th, 2006

Horsley Camping and Caravanning Site is located between Guildford and Leatherhead, not far from the M25. The site itself is lovely, very friendly and helpful staff, and a big lake to fish in. There’s local shops a short walk from the site. One grumble was that it’s under the flight path of Gatwick, so you get to hear a lot of planes flying over, espically at 7am! Also as a non member, I had to pay an extra fiver… but on the plus side you always know you’re going to get a good quality site, a well stocked shop and helpfull staff.

Burrowhayes Farm – Porlock, Nr. Minehead

Monday, August 7th, 2006

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!

North Morte Farm – Mortehoe, Woolacombe, North Devon

Monday, August 7th, 2006

North Morte Farm has stunning scenery which will make your camping holiday one to remember. You choose your own pitches on arrival – they don’t take advanced bookings, so it’s recommeded to get there nice and early… for example on a bank holiday weekend, the campsite is usualy full by 6pm on the Friday evening.

The local village has 3 pubs, and an excellent village shop that sells freshly baked bread and most other things that you might want. The facilities on the campsite are good, there’s play areas that are well maintained for kids, and the toilets and showers are always in good order and cleaned regularly.

A recommended campsite, although its location next to the sea and so high up means it can be very exposed to wind. It’s fairly cheap… espically when most other campsites around the area are owned by one company that charge much more.