Curlew Farm

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Friendly Site with Views

Stayed here during start of August with two grandchildren to go Fossil Hunting at Lyme Regis. Site is what it says it is a working farm and hence there are associated odours and flies which are only to be expected. Road along the side of the site has new tar-mac and consequently used as a cut through to the A35. More traffic and faster traffic than I expected for a small country road. Lyme Regis was very disappointing lack of fossils to collect but plenty to see in the form of a grumpy old local (yokel) man walking his dog on the west beach who told us to **** off clearly did not like the tourists who subsidise his town. Give Lyme Regis a miss and head for Bridport or Charmouth much better much friendlier. Bridport has a fine museum to keep children occupied and the locals seem friendly. All that aside the site is good value, access is easy but avoid driving or towing through Lyme Regis town itself at all costs. Views across to Devon are tremendous and site is a good base for exploring the East Devon/Dorset borders. TV signal is very very good, (forgot to plug the aerial lead into the aerial on the van and still got a picture). Large supermarket at Seaton within 10 minutes of site. The site is level and we did not need any leveling blocks. We enjoyed ourselves in spite of the occasional heavy rain. It was only the fast road at the rear and the fact that Lyme Regis is not all it is cracked up to be that has decided us on marking the site as four stars and not five both of which are of course out of the control of the owner Jackie who was very friendly and helpful.

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Lovely views

We stayed here for 5 nights during the 2018 hot spell and it was too hot to venture far with our dogs or to leave them in the van whilst we went out (not a complaint) and so we did plenty of sitting outside, reading and relaxing. We had one day where there were a lot of very small black insects, which caused discomfort but, again, the weather was to blame. The views across the countryside are beautiful. The entrance is quite narrow and the road is too, so be aware both on approach and when leaving. Another caravanner assisted us on our leaving - thanks. There is a small single track road down the side of the site, which can be used to walk dogs but we found a lovely forest walk about a mile back on Trinity Hill Road towards the A35. We only saw the owner once, who was then going away for a few days. Before pitching up make sure that you are within reach of one of the electric hook up points as they are quite spaced out with 2 points on each one. The toilet emptying point is hidden away near to the site entrance. No criticisms of the site - basic -but had all we look for and needed. The weather certainly helped us enjoy ourselves.

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2nd visit and love it

We spent 4 nights at Curlew Farm last week and this was our second visit to this lovely site. The views are outstanding even thought the 4 days we were there were very wet and windy. We hope to make more use of this site as we love the area and its ideal for visits to Lyme Regis, Seaton, Sidmouth and the Donkey Sanctuary.
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Friendly owner, Jackie. Basic site but quiet. Minor road runs behind the site, the odd tractor but doesn't disturb. There were cows in the field opposite when we visited, they were quite inquisitive and followed us up and down the fence to the water tap. Good position for visiting Lyme and Seaton. We stayed a week and pitched our awning no problem. The views down the hill are lovely in the evening with the sun setting. We would visit again.
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Peaceful with views

Stayed here for three nights in August. Spacious pitches in a rural setting. There is a road on the other side of the hedge from the site but it was never intrusive or a problem being a quiet country road. Lovely far reaching views. Convenient for Seaton, Lyme Regis and Axminster. Recommended if you are looking for a peaceful site with excellent views. The best way to approach the site is from the Axminster direction (as described in the directions) as the turn from the other direction is tight.

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- May Bank Holiday -

A really enjoyable weekend!   All you could wish for from a CL - and indeed more! The views from the pitches are spectacular (as indeed is the view of the night sky) on a clear day!   We were affected by some strong winds - as indeed the site is a little, shall we say, 'exposed' which deterred us from unpacking the awning! For the final part of the weekend however, there was no wind  - but very thick Coastal Mist - where visibility was somewhat restricted!   The Site is adjacent to a road, but this did not cause any 'sleepless nights' at all!   We WILL return to enjoy those lovely sunny and windless days that the Site will experience too!   Thank you for your kind hospitality Jackie! 

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Easter 2016

Excellent site, grand views across Axminster, spectacular Sunsets. The field is long and mostly flat with short grass “sheep cut”, The field is at the top of a hill so dries out fast. We visited over Easter and watched a Ewe give birth to twin lambs right in front of the van. Site is suitable for staying close to Lime Regis and Seaton with lots of Country public houses nearby. We would use the site again especially to see the Tawny Owls who sit in the trees around and watch the Seaker Dear skipping by. The owners could not be more helpful and welcoming.
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Good,(but).

Jackie gave us a nice welcome as did Jack the sheepdog. Views to the west are great if you stay up near the gate end and pitch at a slight angle to the north west then your not looking at the farm buildings . Great access to Lyme Regis and Seaton. Only thing that spoilt our stay was the farmer swearing and cursing at Jack during a sheep round up, good job no children present, the flock split then it was our turn " bl---y people Gawping putting Jack off " ( we were stood and sat very quietly by our van ) not the sort of thing to make us want to go back. Shame.

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Many thanks for leaving a review.  The CL owners have been in touch as they want to address your concerns as they make every effort to ensure people have the best possible time at their site. Unfortunately the incident occurred on the day of the annual sheep shearing which is a very stressful and time pressurised job and the farmer would like to apologise for any offence caused.  As you can see from other reviews the owners always try to be friendly and helpful giving a warm welcome to guests many of whom return again and again.  Thank you for your understanding on what would of been a stressful day.

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Great Views from this CL

We enjoyed our stay here at Curlew Farm. Plenty of space here Fantastic views over the Devon countryside Pitches are pretty much level and grass was almost carpet like during our stay. TV signal 100% (you can see transmitter in the far distance) Site backs on to road but its not a problem traffic wise. We had no problem with entry best approached from A35 Raymonds Hill roads here are not unduly narrow for passing other vehicles. Certainly would use this CL again if in the area.
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Lovely site.

I don't know why I am writting this review, we have been going to Curlew Fm for many years, and want to keep it our secret CL . The owners are very helpful and friendly, the views are lovely. We will be returning again this year, even after a dissagreement with a gatepost last year, even if apporching from the approved direction be careful if it is muddy the turn is a bit tight inside the gate, saying that we did arrive last year when everywhere was flooded, we had never knowen Curlew to be that wet,but it did dry up fast. Please don't go there we want to keep it our secret, quiet and peaceful site. See you soon Jackie if you have us back.
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