We have been in full swing, very early this season

May 28, 2015 4:03 pm Published by Comments Off on We have been in full swing, very early this season
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Happy Campers

Hi di Hi from The Meadows Campsite

The season is continuing as it started, nicely busy, jolly campers, and a few cocktails and pizzas being enjoyed along the way.

Thank goodness we worked so hard with stock piling wood ready for the season.  We have piles, and piles of wood all nicely arranged in our wood towers, and the first tower is down to the bucket we used to ensure our tower was circular and would not topple over.  The evenings have been a little on the chilly side, and those without fire pits must have had fire pit envy, as night on nights the numbers increase.  During the bank holiday, John upgraded the usual delivery mode of the wheelbarrow for our old tractor to make lighter work.

imageLots of our guests have been avoiding the crowds of the St Austell Supermarket and instead enjoying a walk and a stock up of goodies from the fabulous Lobbs Farm Shop, a must for foodies, especially those liking a good bit of steak on their bbq. If you prefer fish to meat, or surf and turf Mevagissey has a fresh fish stall right on the harbour front.

This week has been beach weather, and swimming in the sea, not in a wetsuit weather. Our guests are particularly enjoying Caerhays, aka Porthluney Cove. The revamped Cafe, has new very enthusiastic owners making a big effort, with music and events happening regularly, and a Shepherd Hut Ice Cream kiosk.

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Caerhays Beach

Our guests have also been enjoying Duporth Beach walking out to it from Charlestown and, of course walking between Gorran Haven and Vault Beach.  Some of our recent guests have seen all of the beaches around here as they are walking the full extent of the SWCP coast path. Our last walkers had a full on evening here with a fire pit and a take away delivered to them from the fabulous Gurkha Restaurant in St Austell.  They even had left over samosas to enjoy for their lunch on Hallane Beach the next day. We highly recommend this restaurant eating in, or take away style, and all guests who have eaten their food have given very positive feedback.

Now we are not ones to blow our own trumpets, as that is just not our thing.  However, we would like to share a couple of things with you, as we always like our guests to hear what others think of our campsite.

Firstly, we were featured in last Saturday’s Travel Section of  The Guardian Newspaper.  This was as a complete surprise to us, but did explain why email and telephone enquiries, were coming through faster than they have ever done previously!! Not being Guardian Readers ourselves on the Sunday we were hoping to find a copy in our recycling bin, but unfortunately not, although we do now have a copy.  Thank you Cool Camping for including us in this feature.

Here is the link if you want to have a look, at us and also some other great independent campsites

http://www.theguardian.com/travel/2015/may/23/uk-cool-campsites-camping-glamping-yurts-britain

Secondly, here is a link to a new blog set up by one of our recent camper vanners who stayed here bank holiday weekend.  There are some good pictures and we were pleased to have made a camper banner happy.

http://campervanner.com/2015/05/25/the-meadows-pentewan-saint-austell-south-cornwall/

Bookings – following our feature in the paper, I have as chief booking administrator been working just about at the speed I used IMG_7111to in my previous life as a lawyer, and that is saying something!!  We are just about fully booked now until around 22 August, except for the odd few days here and there, and a few spaces in June.  For “proper camping” we have plenty of spaces, but limited parking.  This means for those arriving under their own steam (including bus, train and taxi) we will always have a space for you.  For short stays, we are always worth a try, but for main holiday, please bear us in mind for next year.

News from Camp Dog Harvey

It is my birthday today, but apparently that does not warrant the day off duty!! Instead I got taken to the vets to have a needle stuck in my backside.  Some birthday present that was.

I have been very busy looking after all my four legged guests, and sharing my knowledge of walks, and dog friendly pubs that hand out dog treats.   I have seen lots of sandy bottoms returning back to camp, and very tired legs.  This week I was very impressed  with the dog who did the circular Mevagissey walk and made it up and down the 200 steps to run around on the very dog friendly Polstreath beach.  I bet that dog had the beach almost to himself as a reward.  Just to remind you, The Meadows is a dog friendly campsite, with great walks straight from the campsite gates.

Finally, upcoming Diary Dates

1 June – first visit by The Atlantic Fryer cooking up Cornish fish and chips on the campsite, and then every Monday, just missing the odd one or two.

6 & 9 June – visit by Kernow Forno cooking up wood fired pizzas, and then visiting every Tuesday evening.

28 June – 5 July Mevagissey Feast Week

There will be far more happening than that, and I will get myself finding out, but in the meantime do check out Visit Cornwall so you don’t miss anything.

June – start of Eden Sessions, and worth having a look who is performing as it looks like there are returned tickets still available for some events.

Right time, to open my little blue shed/reception office/tourist information board and shop.

Lynn on behalf of The Meadows Team (Lynn, John & Camp Dog Harvey)- The Meadows, Campsite, South Cornwall, Dog friendly, adult only campsite………………….