Campsite Review: Pentwyn Farm, Cantref, Brecon Beacons, Wales.

Where:  Pentwyn Farm, Cantref, Brecon, Powys LD3 8LP.

How much:  £8 per person per night, £4 under 12’s.

Campfires: Yes, on ground is ok but ideally use previous pit or metal fire pit available for free.

Firewood: Available in the barn. Help your self to a bag and pay in honesty box.

Facilities: Two toilets, one shower and a campers kitchen and sitting area all housed in a block of re-purposed loose boxes.

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The review:  For the first time ever I actually considered not sharing this place with you.  It ticks so many boxes I nearly kept it to myself, I don’t want everyone to rush there at once! Continue reading

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Campsite Review: White Meadow Campsite, Langley, Nr Southampton

White Meadow Campsite Where: White Meadow Campsite, Langley, Nr Southampton, Hampshire SO45 1XR How much: £15 per night for adults only. Adult with family £12.50 per adult £6 per child (3-15) Fires:  Try and use a fire pit spot used previously Wood:  Available for £5 for a large bag.  Bring an axe, needs chopping. Facilities:  Flushing toilets and conventional shower block.  Plus gas powered showers in wooden structure – lovely in warm weather.  Composting toilet being built. Dogs allowed: Yes The Review:  White meadow is basically two large fields. It adheres to the Camping Unplugged brand’s formula of simplicity and space. Continue reading

Campsite Review: Cwellyn Arms, Rhyd Ddu, Snowdonia.

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Where:  Cwellyn Arms, Rhyd Ddu, Near Beddgelert, Snowdonia, LL54 6TL

Contact: 01766 890321

How much:  £10 per adult, £5 child (under 12)

Fires: Yes in off the ground fire pits available on site.  £10 hire per day if you DON’t buy their wood.

Wood:  For sale in the pub.  Buy wood to avoid hire charge.

Facilities: Very impressive new shower and toilet blocks. Well designed and with underfloor heating. Luxury!  Also laundry room.

Dogs permitted: £2 per night

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Campsite Review: Celtic Camping, Pembrokeshire.

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Where: Celtic Camping, St David’s, Pembrokeshre, West Wales, SA62 6DG.

Contact: 01348 837405  Email

How much: Adults £10, Children (5-15) £5 per night

Fires: Yes, anywhere you like. (Although its always considerate to use a previous spot if at all possible.)

Wood: On sale at reception.

Facilties: Good modern toilets and showers.  Also large camping barn (for campers to shelter in when weather is well…Welsh).

Dogs: Permitted – £2 per night

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Campsite Review: Longthorns Farm, Wareham, Dorset.

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Where: Longthorns Farm, Wareham, Dorset, BH20 6HH.

How much: Varies by size of tent, we paid £16 per night for campervan with awning + £2.50 per child.

Fires: In braziers for hire, £20 for stay including a bags of logs.

Firewood: See above, also available to buy separately from honesty shop.

Types of Camping: Mixed. Caravans mostly in a separate field with EHU.  Also very lovely tipi area and several shepherd’s huts.

Facilities: Temporary toilet block, separate small block for showers, honesty shop and honesty fridge(!). Freezers available for freezing ice blocks.  (NB: 2015 a brand new lovely shower/toilet block is now open!)

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Campsite Review – Penrose Campsite, Porthleven, The Lizard, Cornwall.

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Where:  Penrose Campsite, Porthleven, West Cornwall.

How much: £5 per adult/ £2.50 per child NB: Open July and August only!

Campfires: Yes, please use previuosly burnt fire circles. There are plenty.

Fire Wood:  Reconstituted fire logs sold on site.  Personally prefer to get some real wood, but a perfectly acceptable alternative and probably more environmentally friendly.

Facilities:  Toilets, showers and washing up sinks all in block in first field.  Well maintained but basic.

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Campsite Review: Britchcombe Farm, Uffington, Oxfordshire.

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Where: Britchcombe Farm, Uffington, Oxfordshire, SN7 7QJ

How much: £7 per adult (age 15 and upwards) , £3.50 per child per night, Under 5’s stay free.

Fires: Yes, use ash pits that have been used before.

Logs: For sale £5 per bag with kindling – (a bit stern about not bringing your own wood!)

Facilities:  Mobile toilets in each field, small toilet,shower and washing up block at main house. Also a Tea room!

Dogs: Permitted under control.

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Campsite Review: Abbotstone Wood, Arlesford, Nr Winchester, Hampshire

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Where: Abbotstone Wood, Nr Arlesford, Hampshire, SO24  9TQ

How much: Adults  £15.00 per night.  A reduction for families –  £12.50 per adult and £5.00 for each child over three.

Campfires: Yes, in designated fire pits

Fire wood: Available to buy on site.

Facilities: Toilets, showers and small washing up area near reception.  No hot water for washing up.

Dogs: Allowed, under control.

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Campsite review: Pleasant Streams Farm, Nr St Austell, Cornwall.

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Where: Pleasant Streams Farm, Lower Sticker, Cornwall, PL26 7JL

How much: Charges per tent and depending on size of tent, or unit check website for details.

Fires: Yes, only in predefined stone ringed firepits.  (There are a good number but if there aren’t any free don’t make your own!)

Fire wood: Available by the barrow load.

Facilities: Small block with 2 toilets and 1 shower each for men and women.  Also a small summer house with board games and leaflets etc, plus life jackets for use on the rowing boat.

Dogs: Not permitted

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Campsite Review: The Secret Campsite, nr Lewes, East Sussex.

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The Secret Campsite has caught my attention as being rather a brilliant looking place, but sadly it doesn’t accept campervans so I was very happy when Leila (or Mudpie Mama), from the lovely outdoor play blog MudMudMarvellousMud, told me she was taking her 1 year old on his first camping trip to The Secret Campsite, I leapt at the chance to get a review from a trusted source. And here it is!

Where: The Secret Campsite, Sussex, BN8 4TD

How Much: For camping, £13 per adult per night, £6.50 per child over 5 per night. Under 5’s free

Campfires: Yes, in designated fire pits

Wood: Yes, £6.50 per night

Types of camping: Tents only. There is option to stay in a cool Tree Tent, The Arkette and The Bell Tent. See website for details

Facilities: Showers, toilets (compostable and normal), indoor washing up area

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