Opening the gates for our second season felt like playing 45 and in as a child. It was a case of our guests saying “coming ready, or not”. I have to confess that when the gates were opened it was a further 3 hours, yes 3 hours before the bunting went up.
Right up to opening, and indeed since opening but without neglecting our campers we have been continuing our work “down field”. The views from our new pitches are so lovely, and the setting secluded. We know our campers will really enjoy these pitches, and we are keen for them to be ready as early as possible. The new pitches include some super size pitches, for those who prefer to be closer to nature, than closer to the shower block.
The meadow field is starting to green up very nicely and the yellow flag irises are coming up a treat. They are now accompanied by some gunnera plants, so our guests can experience a little bit of Heligan Gardens on site.
Easter weekend has got our second season off to a great start. There has been a lovely relaxed atmosphere on site, and our guests have been admiring our up cycled vintage farm machinery. The weather was kind enough for our guests to sit on the deck in the sunshine enjoying their breakfast baguettes. Camp Chef John has loved downing the boiler suit, and putting his pinny back on.
It has been great weather for walking and cycling, and that is what most of our guests seem to have spent their time doing. The circular Mevagissey walk has been popular, stopping off for a pint or two along the way. Some of our guests have taken advice from Camp Dog Harvey and walked the walk he did last Sunday making the most of his last day off duty until November!!! We all enjoyed our day off and a fabulous long sunny circular walking starting from Caerhays, taking in four gorgeous dog friendly beaches – Caerhays, Hemmick, Vault and Gorran. We walked on the SWCP to Gorran enjoying a coffee at the beach cafe before heading off up the road to the Barley Sheaf at Gorran Churchtown for a lovely 2 course (well it was a good walk) Sunday lunch. The walk back was on lovely inland footpaths and the last downward hill gave fab views of the magnolias still in flower at Caerhays.
The above walk, albeit quite a long one got a 12 out of 10 from The Meadows Team.
We continued our make the most of it whilst we can, and enjoyed a night out at The Crown at St Ewe which has fairly recently changed hands. This pub is a very characterful dog friendly pub with a big log fire when you need it, and a lovely menu. We shared mussels to start and then I had a Cornish Crab pancake and salad, and John had a rib eye steak with all the trimmings. Excellent, and highly recommended. We have also had very good reports from our guests, and so don’t just take our word for it.
News from Camp Dog Harvey
Well after six months of lighter duties, I am very pleased to get back to “proper work”. So far, so good, and all my four legged visitors have behaved well, and so have their owners. All site inspections have been good. This means, I have also been able to spend time in the office catching up on wee-mails, which I think is and twittering about happenings at the meadows.
The down side of being open again is that my girls’ eggs are in demand, and my breakfasts of softly boiled egg with bakers, and eggy bread on a Sunday have come to an abrupt end. I am holding out hope that my “on duty” breakfasts may consist of a full monty, but after the vet called me podgy I think my chances of this are fairly low.
Other Meadows news
Well after waving off our Easter guests, we were preparing for our caravans starring in a photo shoot, and then we are hosting a small rally at the end of this week. Lottie and Mabel Caravans enjoyed getting all glammed up and the photo shoot was great fun. We should get some good pictures of Mabel soon for the website.
We are getting booked up for July and August, especially for our hook up pitches. This year we have decided to keep a couple of causal pitches so they are available for last minute bookings and drive ins. We are also limiting numbers for advance booking “proper camping” style. This means that it is always worth giving us a try for a last minute stay especially when the weather is at it best and perfect for “proper camping” in our secluded meadow pitches. The popularity of being an adult only campsite site is still taking us by surprise. The Meadows is ideally placed for enjoying the Lost Gardens of Heligan, Mevagissey and walking parts of the SWCP, and we are very dog friendly.
You can book here, or by calling 01726 844383.
Lottie and Mabel Caravans still have some availability during the season, and please check out our caravans. Look out too for new pictures coming soon of Mabel which are on their way, as are two lovely vintage stripy deck chairs for her.