Everything is good here at The Meadows Campsite, Pentewan. All of our campers seem happy ones, and our visitors certainly get out and about. The walking maps and books are getting well used, and we really enjoy suggesting walks to our guests of varying lengths and difficulty. The particular favourite walk at the moment is walking around Black Head, taking in Hallane Beach, and The Ship Inn in Pentewan itself. Most guests take the route that means The Ship is at the end of their walk, so that they have walked up a good thirst, as there are a few climbs en route, but well worth it.
This week has of course been Mevagissey Feast week and most of our guests have enjoyed at least one event. One of our guests has particularly enjoyed the singing on the jetty and around the harbour. On the opening day the procession and the fishy food were enjoyed by lots. With the bus stop just a few paces outside our gates, a lot of our guests have hopped on the bus avoiding the hassle of parking, as feast week has been very well supported, meaning parking space were hard to come by.
Being a none commercialised, individual site we find this has a big up side. We are getting to meet lots of different people, pitching up in many ways. This weekend we have several guests who have arrived under their own steam, and who get a discounted rate for doing so. We have all sorts of tents on site, in varying shapes and sizes, including our first VW Campervan tent. There are lots of “proper campers” in this weekend, making a camping weekend of the Eden Sessions. Our firepits and bbqs are proving very popular, and John has been very busy with breakfast baguettes.
This week Jessie a VW van and her friend popped in with some high school children on board for a pre-prom photo session. At the same time, we had quite a few campervans in from the Netherlands, Germany & Spain, and really enjoyed watching the marking of end of high school. It is nice to have such a mix of tents, motorhomes, campervans, and caravans. In this lovely dry weather vans are venturing right down to the bottom of the stream, pitching along side tents.
Our vintage van Lottie is attracting lots of attention especially from walkers along the Pentewan Valley Trail. Lottie does look really lovely now that she is all decked out and fits in very well here at The Meadows. As she was a late arrival, there is still a lot of availability for this season. If you should want to book either a weekly stay, or short/weekend break, then please contact us by email or telephone 01726 844383. Please also check out Lottie’s web page for more information, and pictures.
News from Camp Dog
I continue to be very busy, but for most of the time I am happy, even if I don’t look like I am.
Since we opened camp gates, I have saved my pocket money and this week purchased two nice bowls for my canine friends, and set up a drinking station. Can I please ask that all four legged guests remember to drink responsibly whilst on their holiday.
Some of my guests this week took the ferry over to Fowey from Mevagissey. This comes highly recommended, as both places are pretty with nice walks, and dog friendly places. As I will be working all season, I might not get to try it out so thank you to my trusty advisers.
I am pleased that this week, someone has taken my title off me for the loudest snorer at The Meadows. Not naming a name, but on two legs, and in a one man tent – you know who you are ;).
We will always try and fit you in if we can, however we are a fairly small site. John has made some fabulous “proper camping” pitches further down our field, and which are proving very popular. For advance bookings, we limit our numbers, but in dry periods additional “proper camping” pitches will be available so it is always worth giving us a try for last minute trips. You can contact us here, or by telephone on 01726 884383. We are great for Mevagissey and Pentewan Camping, and very close to the Eden Project. We are also within walking distance of Heligan Gardens, and on the national cycle route, with a bus stop outside the gate. What more could you want/need from a campsite?!