Rated 4 of 5

Rated 5 of 5

Peace and tranquility

Rated 5 of 5

Access to local places of interest

Rated 5 of 5

Beauty of surroundings and scenery

Rated 1 of 5

Ease of arrival/welcome

Well placed but difficult access

We stayed here for a week in August 2018. The site is in a beautiful area but access to the site with a large car and caravan was really not good. Directions from the main road were fine and we found the entrance with no problem but turning off of the single track lane into the narrow rutted approach track with a solid wall on the left hand side was just too tight a turn to make with our people carrier and 8 metre caravan - even taking it as wide as we could. We had to unhitch and use the motor mover to make the turn. The track is lined by a stoney bank and overhanging branches which scraped along the side of the 'van windows as we inched along it. We had a warm welcome from Mr Pead who gave us the choice of where to pitch in the pleasant paddock and gave us friendly advice on the local area. We enjoyed the local beach with the two seals who bobbed about there all day most days. It was ideal for launching our kayaks and the children enjoyed swimming too. There are lots of lovely walks from the site and it is a beautiful coastline. We were treated to several displays by the (almost) resident dolphins off the harbour wall at nearby New Quay. Most mornings on site the owners dogs would be seen wandering around the caravan field and leaving deposits behind. I resorted to picking it up to dispose of several times to avoid anyone treading in it (or our own dog being blamed for it.) In fairness to the owners, they may have been unaware as we didn't raise the issue with them. Part way through the week we were challenged by Mrs Pead (who we hadn't previously met) over the small pop-up beach gazebo we had up next to our caravan, alongside our half length awning. We use the gazebo to store the kayaks and related paraphernalia as the awning is not big enough (being half length). Mr Pead had seen the gazebo up several times prior to this during the week but Mrs Pead seemed to think we were using it as a tent to house extra people? Our caravan is a 6 berth and we are a family of 6. She did relent when I showed her the contents of the gazebo but whilst I appreciate that CL owners have to comply with C&MH rules, the way it was approached made us feel quite uncomfortable. Wifi signal was poor. It was only possible to get enough signal if you stood near the bins which were behind the owner's house through the hedge. This wasn't a major issue for us as we don't spend much time at the caravan when we are on holiday, but the site is advertised as having wifi and it may be an issue for others. Our teenagers were less happy than us! We had some heavy rain during our stay which left the approach track muddy but we had no problem getting the caravan off the pitch when we came to leave. We had to reverse the procedure of using the motor-mover to get our unit out of the track onto the lane. All in all - a lovely area which we'd like to explore more but this particular site is more suited to smaller units or motorhomes.

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