Chapel Farm

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Perfect

Just purchased our first motorhome and wanted to try it out. We were delighted when we arrived at the site. The views are spectactular and it gives you a feeling of being miles from anywhere. The owner couldn't be more helpful, a really lovely man. We didnt need anything but he made it clear that nothing would to much trouble if we did. He gave us print outs if similar sites before we left. We will definitely be returning, sooner rather than later. Forgot to mention that we had our dog with us. Able to walk the dog freely on site.

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Fantastic views in a peaceful setting.

We've stayed here a number of times over the years. If you want all-singing, all-dancing with complete facilities then this site isn't for you. If you want peace and tranquility with outstanding views of the Camel estuary and Padstow then you won't find better. We've just stayed again and visited the Quarryman pub, only 2 minutes walk away, for a lovely meal. A previous reviewer mentioned that he didn't want it becoming too popular and I have sympathy with that but the views deserve to be enjoyed by more people.
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Our favourite CL

Been coming here off and on for around 16 years. Why? Magnificent views, peace and quiet, friendly helpful owners, excellent base for exploring this beautiful part of the world, great choice of eating places and shops at Wadebridge a few minutes drive away. No electric hook up but friendly owners happy to charge your battery or help you with any other problems you may have. My only concern is that writing this may make the CL more popular and cause it to fill up more often.
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Peaceful one night stay

What a beautiful setting. The field is very basic. Chemical disposal point and water and that is it. The views more than make up for lack of amenities. It is stunning. No pitch payouts but there were only 3 of us on there so it didn't really matter.
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Brilliant Find

We stayed at Chapel Farm over the Easter Weekend. At first we were unsure due to previous reviews and a lack of pictures but we thought we would give it a try and we were not disappointed! We arrived at the field to find only one other van on the site and phoned the owner to ask about pitching. They told us to choose our own space around the edge of the site. We choose to point our van facing the amazing camel estuary so we could enjoy the lovely views. Later that evening, the owner came down to the field and introduced himself and took payment. He also advised us on local places to visit and the best ways to do it avoiding the crowds etc. He also offered us battery recharge and generator facilities as the site has no electric hookup. We have a solar panel so we knew we would be fine but it was nice to know we had these options available to us. Finally, he advised us to try the local pub within 5 mins walk from the site. We were allowed to use the full field and walk the dogs around as long as we cleaned up after them. He then left us to enjoy the weekend, which we certainly did! We were lucky to get amazing weather and enjoyed some great sunsets and walks around the area. We also explored some of the local beaches - several were available due to the great location. We fully recommend this site.

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Chapel Farm

We have been coming to this wonderful site for many years and have just returned from a 3 night stay. Initially the site was managed by the previous owner, where the whole field was open to members. With the change in ownership came fenced pitches and a reduced area. But now the field is open again and place markers have replaced the more rigid emplacements. We were welcomed by Paul and during our stay enjoyed the walks and ease of access to Padstow as well as the food at the inn nearby. It's a gem of a site and the views and sunsets make this a memorable site to visit. We will, of course be back.

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Its all changed.

I have used this CL a few times with few problems in the past but not for a year or two, Super location but that was all it had going for it being a sloping rather unkempt field, tap with a Trust Box for the fee hung on the hedge by the gate.  Booking was possible but most people out of season turned up and parked well away from each other for privacy and not to obstruct the view to the other campers. Wonderful just what I wanted in a CL. Well, its all changed as has the owner but not for the better sadly! Arrived a little late on a Thursday evening 6pm 2 June 2016. As we drove through the gate in our 5.4m campervan we found 4 large caravans parked close together next to the gate 2 to the left and 2 to the right alongside the walls.  Each pitch was not too wide and had a tatty bit of bailing twine hung from steel rods to mark out the pitches. The field was unkempt and looked if it had not been mowed for some months being rough grass 2 foot high, apart from the 5 marked pitches which were mown  The only clear pitch was down a slope through the 2 foot high uncut grass over what we knew from the past was very rough ground. Being rather unwilling to park in a campervan that does not perform well on wet grass down a slope, we parked by the gate.  We were off early the next day so were far from concerned about the view, never are? This was behind the 4 vans and in no way obstructed their outlook in any way whatsoever. As we stopped one of the campers straight away appeared from his van and asked if we had booked. We HAD tried calling the number in the book earlier in the day and got an answer phone. No one called us back which was usual for the site in the past, but not any more. He TOLD us to park in the empty site but did not know if it was booked? Frankly not wanting to get stuck at the bottom of the site and facing possibly wet 2 foot high grass in the morning. But also not wanting to take a booked pitch, we stayed where we were out of the way from the other vans. Around 9 pm the owner arrived in high dudgeon claiming she had had complaints, and that we HAD to move down the slope to the tatty roped off area through the unkempt 2 foot high grass. There was no attempt to either understand why we were concerned or explain what the complaints were about. She then changed track claiming we had just turned up and had not booked. On telling her we had tried and left a message on her answerphone which we had not had the courtesy of a reply. She stated that that was her Mother In Law and she did not listen very often to it. With that we explained we had been before, to which she replied that the “Days of come and park as you like are over” and that she would now allocate pitches and there was no attempt to understand. With this we frankly felt that what was a simple site liked was now a poorly maintained over managed one and that any past appeal had gone. I asked if she would prefer the we leave and rather dumbstruck she said “if you wish” and we left.

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Excellent position, good-sized pitches and magnificent view.

The main feature of this site has to be the superb view, but it's also to be recommended for ease of access. Although close to the A39, it's far enough away for the main road not to be a problem. There's a big supermarket a few minutes drive away and all the facilities of a fair-sized town also nearby. The site's elevated position means that the 10 minute ride to the Camel Trail is steeply downhill, so unless you are super-fit, you'll probably have to walk your bike at least part-way back up to the site. We were there early season and had problems with the gas water heater in our van not staying alight because of the wind - next time we'll bring a small windbreak. Drinking water pressure quite low, which could be a problem when site full. Pitch size is more than adequate - pitches are 12 metres long with a 3 metres between pitches - all marked by ropes. Field was mown while we were there.
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Good view but pitches a bit close

The view to Padstow is still there but the field is now fenced in half and with the lower half out of bounds. Each pitch is marked with small rope fences and only about 6ft apart so the pitching area is actually about 0.25 acres. The owner allocates your pitch. Luckily the site was not full when we were there because the pitching would be a little tight if all 5 were occupied with a caravan and awning. This is not what we expected on a CL without electric, which normally means few constraints on where you choose to pitch.

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What a view!

This is a very basic CL with a stunning view! It is a huge field for a CL, but motor vans may prefer to stay at the top of the field where it is flat, and the view is better. There is another club field next door, but no problem. Access from the main road is simple. The local pub is just a minute's stroll away. This is a great site for the camper who can do without mains power. The sunsets and views of the boats on the estuary are worth every penny of the low price!
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