I was looking forward to staying at this place, but was deeply disappointed in what i found. I read all the reviews (or I thought I did) and thought great this is the place for us, peaceful and a beautiful place to stay. But in reality, imagine you are a long way off from shops, so what you might say that's ok we have a car but you run out of something stupid or you forgot to take something which you are going to need an essential like tent pegs. Go to the site shop they are sure to have some it's a camp site after all, but no, no tent pegs, nails yes, oh yes folks nails 9 inch nails.
These new owners are either non campers if so what are they doing in this business or they just don't care enough. If you challenge them with a complaint they manage to blame someone else, running out of gas so no hot water but that was someone elses fault , washing machines running out of electric on the meter before the cycle had finished so that was down to the washing machine repair man when it was clearly not. The cafe that is advertised from the road as open all are welcome cream tea's etc. But it doesn't say closes at 4pm so if you want a meal (had one wouldn't have another) in the evening say around 5pm tough you can't go and cook your own, no chip shops close by so either have to cook or use your car again. This site is getting more and more less eco friendly. It's encourageing you to go 5 or 6 miles to the nearest shop to get what you want. I don't mind paying a little extra for food on site rather than spending on yet more fuel. My husband wanted just one peice of bread and butter to go with his not so interesting meal and was promptly told No I don't do bread and butter, yet they do sandwiches. What is wrong with this woman (the owner) ?
The showers are brilliant that was the best thing in the toilet and shower block. But, the taps in the toilets as someone else has said they either stick and don't turn off or they just don't work, I noticed some of the sinks were a bit slimy with bits in the plug hole, considering there were only 8 tents on site at the time and I checked at the end of the week and it was still the same so draw your own conclusions.
My dog enjoyed the fast running stream (not river) that ran through the camp so she was happy. The lake which is more like a large pond was ok. Looking at the site it looks really nice with all the trees, thats what attracted me to the park, but I know of another site which is similar where I have stayed before I think I will be going back there. This has taught me a lesson stick with what you know if it's good. Don't want to mention any names but it's near Berrynarbor I think?
The owners have only been there since May, so I'm told. I hope they soon learn to be a bit more accommodating and helpful (which they are not at the moment) it's a shame because they seem like really nice people and I would hate for such a nice site to go bad, but I'm not willing to pay the prices they charge for amenities and facilities that don't seem to exist anymore.
Good luck if you are booked in I sincerely hope you have a good holiday .
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