This weekend has been fabulous at The Meadows Campsite, thanks to our guests, and also to the weather. The small team of three has worked very hard, but it has been most enjoyable looking after our lovely guests of which we had quite a few.
The weather has been so kind most of the time, and we have had buckets full of sunshine. Yes, it has been a little chilly at night, but our campers are very hardy, and came well prepared, and have been very snug in their units. Our hot push button showers have passed the campers test, and in particularly were very welcomed on Sunday morning after our campers woke up to see jack frost had visited overnight.
Our fire pits have also gone down well this bank holiday weekend, for a birthday celebration, and just those enjoying the clear sky in the evening sitting out, relaxing and enjoying “camping” life. John has been up and down the field a lot setting up the fire-pits, so they were ready to light, delivering the barrows of wood and collecting and cleaning the fire-pits out in the morning ready to set up again for the next night. We were well prepared as a lot of chopping had taken place beforehand and our wood store was pretty full, and one job for this week is more chopping for restocking.
All of our guests have enjoyed getting out and about on foot and on bikes this weekend, enjoying the beautiful area, and the sunny weather. The Pentewan Valley Trail, in particular the part up to Heligan Gardens has been walked and cycled a lot, as have the gardens themselves, and the coffee and cake enjoyed at Lobbs Farm Shop Cafe. This walk really is a lovely walk from The Meadow up to Heligan and gives lovely views, and really adds to what is a fabulous car free day out.
Almost all of our guests have also had at least one outing to the beach this weekend, and a drink at The Ship in the centre of Pentewan Village. The keener walkers have walked the round walk to Mevagissey along the trail, and then back via the south west coast path and this is the current favoured walk. The four legged walkers have been keen to try out Camp Dog Harvey’s recent recommended walk and scamp down to Hallane beach. All of Harvey’s new friends that persuaded their owners to take them there, gave it the “paws up”, and most also stopped off at Harvey’s local for a pint before walking back to camp.
This weekend has made us feel quite European, as we have welcomed Swiss, Italians, and a few German families as guests here at The Meadows. John’s food seems to have gone down extremely well, in particular with the German families who have been enjoying breakfast baguettes on the deck, home-made cakes with Cornish clotted cream, and our home-made wild garlic pesto. The pesto was so popular, the first batch had gone by Saturday morning. We made a second early morning trip to Hallane and picked more wild garlic for another batch.
Our “girls” have felt the pressure this weekend, keeping the supply of eggs going just for the breakfast baguettes. It was also great ice cream weather, and our choice of Roskillys Ice Cream flavours seems to have been a good one, though we shall soon be ordering more.
As there was a big German football match on Saturday, and our pub were hosting the quiz so the tv was off, we happily gave up our lounge so some of our German guests would not miss it. We had supporter for both sides, and crowd control was not required.
This is our first season, and we really appreciate campers giving us a try for the first time, supporting us and for all the positive feedback we have received. John’s breakfast baguettes delivered to the unit were the most popular of our “extras” this weekend, and the favoured filling by far was good old bacon & eggs. Lobb’s farm shop bacon really is the best bacon, and although we are biased our “girls” really do lay tasty eggs.
It is our guests that have now brought our campsite alive, and seeing so many happy faces makes all the hard work getting ready well and truly worth it.
Well the sun shone, for bank holiday weekend, the bbqs and campfires have been burning, and summer is now well and truly on its way. The forecast is also good now for some dry and warm weather. For those, preferring the quieter times out of school holidays, then there are now a good few weeks of those for getting away. You are more than welcome to book in advance with us, or to just hook up your van/pack your tent after watching the good old Countryfile weather forecast and just turn up. If you want to book in advance, you can contact us by email here, or telephone me (Lynn), or John – 01726 844383. Let us know whether you prefer the morning, afternoon, or the evening sun, and we will do our best to reserve a pitch most suited to you for when you arrive.
The Meadows small and sheltered campsite, is great for Mevagissey and Pentewan camping and caravanning. Our campsite is also ideally situate for visiting the wonderful Lost Gardens of Heligan (walking distance), and also the Eden Project. We cater for caravans, motor homes, camper vans, and tents (of all shapes and sizes). If you arrive under your own steam (i.e without a car) then you will receive a discount off your pitch fee. Dogs are most welcome to camp here with their owners of course, and we like to see campfires (off the ground).