Campsite Review: Namparra, Kuggar, The Lizard, Cornwall

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Where: Namparra, Kuggar, The Lizard, Cornwall

How much: Varies by season but £16 per night max

Campfires: A Cornish shovel is provided to dig firepits (look next to toilets).

Wood: Is sold at reception and delivered in the evening, sometimes need a bit of prodding to get the wood delivered in reasonable time. £4 per good sized bag, decent logs. Ps You might need an axe.

Facilities: Toilets and showers, under cover washing up and launderette area. Trampoline for the kids. Bar area.

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Campsite Review: Wookey Farm, Nr Wells, Somerset

Wookey Farm

Where: Wookey Farm, Nr Wells, Somerset.

How much: £12.50 per pitch per night

Wood: £4 for a fairly small bag

Fires: In ready made fire pits adjoining pitches. Some are shared.

Types of camping: All units accepted.

Dogs: Allowed

Facilities: 2 composting toilets (the nicest I’ve ever seen!), 1 portaloo, 1 small honesty shop selling mostly goat produce from the small holding.

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Campsite Review: Caffyns Farm, Lynton, Exmoor.

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Where: Caffyns Farm, Nr Lynton, Exmoor, EX35 6JW

How much: Adults £6.50 per night, Kids £5.50 per night, Under 5’s free.

Fires: Yes, there are various fire pit locations all around, as always try to use a previous space.  A box of fire stones for edging your fire pit is available in each field.

Wood: Yes, sold at the site shop.  A bit on the expensive side though.

Facilities: On site shop, selling essentials, and a few non-essential – oh and wind breaks, more on that later! 3 toilets  3 showers (at present). Riding stables.

Dogs: Polite dogs welcome!

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Guest Campsite Review: Lee Meadow Campsite, Nr Woolacombe, North Devon

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It has been lovely to get to know some fellow camping enthusiasts through the blog and one of the first I met (virtually) was the talented Sally Sellwood. She shares my love of a campfire and the wilder side of camping in her campervan, while also providing me with a good read and some great recipes over on her blog ‘Recipe Junkie and The Attack of the Custard Creams’. Love the name, very B movie.  Anyway Sally recently visited a quiet, little campsite down near the North Devon coast and she offered to do a guest review for us. Great idea! So here it is:

Lee Meadow Campsite, Lee, Nr Woolacombe, Devon

Where:  Lee Meadow, Nr Woolacombe, North Devon.

How much: From £12.50 for tent and two adults, Kids up to 12 – £4 per night. Over 12 £5 per night. Further charges for extra tents, cars etc.

Campfires: Yes, in previously used fire pits.

Wood: Yes, available to buy

Types of camping: All

Facilities: Showers and toilets in permanent block, snack bar and shop in peak season.

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Campsite Review: Inwood Campsite, Nr Basingstoke, Berkshire.

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Where: Inwood Campsite, Farleigh Wallop, Berkshire. How much: £15 per adult per night. Discount for families £12.50 per adult and £5 per child per night. Fires: In firepits, encouraged to have fires in the site of previous fires, there are plenty. Firewood: Large bags of logs sold for £5 each.  Delivered to pitches distant from reception by quad and trailer. Types of camping: Tents and small campervans Facilties:  Shower block and flushing toilets next to reception. Compost toilets and standpipes dotted around the site. The Review:  Continue reading

Campsite Review: Nettwood Farm, North Somerset.

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Where: Nettwood Farm, East Harptree, Nr Chew Magna Lake, North Somerset, BS40 6DA.

How much: £12 per night for tents. £15 per night for caravans with EHU.

Wood: Not sold but the wood can be collected in the adjacent woodland. Bring kindling and own wood if it has been wet.

Fires: There are a number of cut down oil drums that can be used as fire pits or bring a spade and dig your own pit ( replace turf afterwards).

Types of camping: Tents, campervans and caravans. No hardstanding.

Facilities: One shower and two toilets each for men and women in a clean but utilitarian block.  A small cute summer-house houses a large fridge freezer plus a few barbeques available to use free of charge, also a couple of comfy chairs to sit and enjoy the pretty rural views from among the trees.

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Campsite Review: Cornish Tipi Holidays, Nr Port Isaac, North Cornwall

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Where: Cornish Tipi Holidays, nr Port Isaac, North Cornwall

How Much: For camping, £45 per night

Campfires: Yes, in dug pits surrounded by stones.

Wood: Yes, sold by the warden. Also it is possible to collect wood in the woods, ask Oggy for good places.

Types of camping: Tents, campervans and Tipis (different prices)

Facilities: Showers, toilets, outside washing up areas, lake with row boats and life jackets.

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Campsite Review: Henry’s, The Lizard, West Cornwall

Where: Henry’s, The Lizard, West Cornwall.

How much: 2 adults, 2 children and campervan cost us £24 per night

Campfires: Yes, in braziers you can hire. £7.50 per evening including logs and kindling. NB: No good for cooking on though.

Wood: Yes wood and kindling sold at reception

Types of camping: Mostly tents and campervans but they do accept motor homes and caravans, if they can fit it in a pitch.

Facilities: One recently refurbished shower and toilet block and a couple of older blocks. All unisex. Washing machine and dryer. Games room with pool table and table football (and chicken poo and eggs!). Shop selling cider and various basics.

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Campsite Review: South Penquite Farm, Bodmin, Cornwall.



Where: South Penquite Farm, Bodmin, North Cornwall.

How Much: Fri and Sat nights: Adults £8, Kids £4. Other nights: Adults £7.50, Kids £3.50. Kids under 5 always free

Campfires: Yes, fire pits. Or wherever, it seemed.

Wood: Wood and kindling available at the farmhouse. We brought our own so not sure how much it was. People next to us collected loads of wood on the moor.

Types of camping: No caravans. Tents and campervans ok.

Facilities: Showers, toilets, laundry facilities, games/toy room, games barn, kids play area, mobile phone recharging lockers.

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Campsite Review: Debden House (2), Epping Forest, London!

Debden House

Where: Debden House. Epping Forest, Borough of Newham

How much: £10 per adult and £4 per child (this was quoted to me on an e-mail from Debden in April 2013 but pricing does seem changeable)

Campfires: Only in Fire Fields 5 and 6. Big fire pits.

Wood:  Large piles of wood of all sorts left at the entrance to the fire fields, including pallets, tree stumps, old doors etc. Bring an axe.

Types of camping:  All kinds! Group, individuals, families,  tents, vans, caravans, schools, brownies, teenage groups, etc

Facilities: Two toilet blocks, one with showers.

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