Whilst it may not have felt like it on 31 January when we turned up with our two 7.5 lorries, to find the owner still very much ‘here’ ,there are ups to buying the site from a collector (and in lot of cases burying) of everything.
If you have been a visitor here before, or have had the time to read all of my blogs you will have some idea of what we took on. Although at that time, you had to see it to believe it. If not, in summary, before the ‘nice’ work to the site, we had 13 skips, and the same tonnage amount of scrap metal go off site. We also ‘passed on’ an old bristol crawler, and other machinery and hope these will in time restored to their former glory.
John and I like ‘old’ things, in particular me being a farmer’s daughter ‘old’ farming machinery related. Unfortunately the landrover and horsebox were beyond saving, tho we did rescue the feral cat who had made the landrover his home. I have mentioned before our ‘treasures’ and with some hard work, tlc, and help with the shot blasting (Andrew) and painting (mum and dad Bowler)these are now looking superb and being put out around the site to share with our guests.
The Meadows Team are very much in to ‘up cycling’ and so for our landscaping everything used is from what we have found, for the paths, sleeper & stone walls, granite roller & trough and old tyres used for the sign and for planters. Old harbour railings were also used on our new steps.
Due to over enthusiasm for ‘getting on with everything’ & a phone going through the washing machine we do not have all of the before pictures. Here are some of our treasures that our guests will spot on site.
As for the heading, the stove is to be placed on our brand new deck. It comes with hot plate, and we are now on the lookout for an old black kettle. We intend in the evenings to have the kettle on constant boil so our guests come with their mug & tea bag and fill up.
To see everything in situ and what we pave done on site, please do come and stay with us at The Meadows touring park in the Pentewan Valley, Cornwall this year. If you have been before, we hope you like the changes we have made without having taken away the ‘natural’ look. We cater for motor homes, caravans and tents of all shapes and sizes, and we are near to Heligan Gardens, the Eden Project and great Cornish beaches. We have ehu and hardstanding grass pitches.Please enquire here, or telephone 01726 844383/07712599745