Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Sennen Cove Camping & Caravanning Club Site Review

So, we decide that we have a few days off and we want to visit a site locally to use just to chill and relax. A quick look around the site directory and this site pops up. I book on line via the C&CC website and we are booked in for the night.

As we arrive we are welcomed at the gate by the site manager who is busy cutting the grass at the entrance to the site, much to my amazement I am greeted by name which kind of makes me laugh. I park the motorhome just to the right of the entrance and walk to the reception with Andy the Site Manager who explains that the reason he knew it was me booking in was the I was the last person to be booking in and the fact I have a private registration on the motorhome which kind of gives it away !

10 minutes later I am shown several pitches all with amazing views of Sennen and the Sea, the one that catches my eye  is the one that gives me a clear view of the airport at Lands End. Within 20 minutes we are pitched up, chairs out and kettle on then ........ I view the first aircraft landing at the airfield and good what a landing ! I don't envy the pilot with side winds like there was on the day. I've tried to film it in the YouTube video.

So the site, its clean, tidy and well maintained. The site manager and his team are very helpful and cant do enough to assist you. Toilets, Washing Up area and showers are spotless and cleaned regular. The information area is by far the best I have seen in nearly 40 years of motor-homing, covering every event from rainy days to the best places to eat.

It rates high on the scale of good sites with an 8/10, very little that could be improved on other than a few more hard standings and a couple of Super Pitches would be nice.

Thanks to Andy and his team for a lovely nights stay.

Monday, 10 July 2017

Canada Fields Camping Site - Northallerton

A small review of the site just outside of Northallerton. With approx 25 - 30 pitches and an excellent sized rally field this was an ideal venue for the Small Motorhome and Friend Forum group meeting.

Owners are very helpful and happy to assist with everything.

Only one small draw back and that is the fact that the toilet block is very small only has one toilet and shower, (one male and one female) this means that we had to wait approx 30 minutes to shower !

All in all a 7/10 rating.....

Sunday, 2 July 2017

Bude Camping & Caravanning Club Site

WOW ......... what a little gem this campsite is despite the fact it is located right on the main A39. We arrived just after 1:30pm to be met by the site manager in the reception area. A friendly greeting, a quick chat and then the offer of several pitches, we settle for one that gives us a view of the sea and we are protected a little from the winds. Taking only a little time to get ourself set up we are ready to go. The video above shows the site and the amazing views it has to offer, its clean and tidy and does the job, there is a little shop with at the time we visited limited opening times but one would assume that during the main holiday season the shop would be open the time that the reception is.

A glance around the site gained access to a games room with a table tennis table and a pool table, through the door and you enter a TV room that has a well stocked information area, folders with information on everything you need including places to eat. A chat with fellow members on the site and the recommendation " The Old Wainhouse Inn", approx half a mile from the campsite. You can walk it but the A39 can be a busy road so we decide that to unplug the motorhome and drive there. Much to our delight we are told that if you mention that you are from the campsite and show your membership card you get 10% off the menu price.

Menu Below;

The Actual Food ........

What can I say about the food that you can't see in the picture, its traditional pub grub and lots of it. Mind you the locals did give us a funny look when I started taking pictures of the food and the menu ! Service was quick despite the fact it was busy and raining, there was a fair few of us caravan and motorhoming types in there. I also noticed the frequent in and out of people who had telephoned in there take away orders.

The Views from the surrounding area

They say that pictures can say a thousand words so there are a few below and a video. Very close to the site you have Crackington Haven and Widemouth Bay, if you get to the latter earlier enough you can get a car park space right on the beach but be aware that you can't park a motorhome on the beach between the hours of 23:00 and 08:00 hrs !

Bude and where to eat and the views Check out the video ......

Crackington Haven nr Bude Cornwall