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CL Closed at Present

Just to let people who are thinking of coming to visit our CL – touring – pitches we have had to close them temporary due to the state of the ground. We will honour existing bookings as best we can but cannot take any new bookings at present.

Sorry about this but we cannot control the weather and there are some jobs on the pitches we want to do before Easter. The contractors have not been able to get on the ground so far. We are therefore trying to give them every opportunity.

Watch this space for further updates.

UPDATE: The ground conditions have improved and the touring pitches are once more in use. We have also added more ‘hard standing’ pitches for use during the colder and wetter months.


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As from 1st. January 2018 some changes have been made to our Terms and Conditions.

The principal changes are:

1: An expansion of the definitions to include motor homes, boats and any other vehicle or item stored on the site.

2: To include e-mail to a caravan owner’s e-mail address as provided as a means of communicating with the caravan owner and as a means for the caravan owner to communicate with the company.

3: To formulise the annual review of storage charges and the advice of any changes in the yearly newsletter.

4: To add the availability of caravan servicing and valeting (at a fee) to the list of services provided by the company.

5: To expand the advice concerning rodents, including a statement of the company’s procedures for their control.

6: To advise of the fire risks of the use of portable/temporary solar panels (PV) and to inform all caravan owners that they are not permitted on the site.

7: To amend sections to comply with the General Data Protection Regulations that come into force on 25th. May 2018.

8: To strengthen the requirement regarding general risk from the presence of gas bottles in the caravan: to require the main gas tap to be left in an ‘off’ position.

9: To advise that the placing of blocks or similar under the stay legs of any caravan is not permitted since in strong winds the caravan can be moved off such blocks and then blown sideways into adjacent caravans. Stay legs must be wound to the ground to prevent this.

10: To include the site rules as posted close to the gates to the main storage area into these Terms and Conditions.

A complete copy of these new Terms and Conditions are available to all Caravan Owners upon request from the office.


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If you missed the snow!


Just thought you might like to see these photos of the farm with a covering of snow for those of you who didn’t have to come out to visit us!



More to come if the Weather Men are correct!


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At long last we are able to open the newest extension to our storage area for the new year. There is currently a small snag in that twice now you haven’t been able to see the white lines because of the snow! As I write we can offer skating on part of it – although the ice is melting slowly – but if you’re looking for storage please note that we now have spaces for most lengths of caravans and motor homes!

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No Phones!!!

Just to keep you posted we’ve been without office phones for a week now. It’s a line fault somewhere between Wolvey and the farm. So, if you see telephone engineers in the ditches alongside Wolvey Road, you know what they’re looking for – we hope.

Internet is still connected for e-mails and the Duty mobile is also available for emergencies – details alongside the office door.

Watch this space for more news!!

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Exotic Visitors

Walking by the reservoir the other morning we spotted this pair of oyster catchers visiting us. Surprised to see them this far in land. (Twitchers please note the reservoir is within a security area and there is no public access)

DIGITAL CAMERA oyster catchers

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Just to remind everyone that the 2nd. obstacle race and mud run supporting Military and other charities will take place on Sunday 23rd. February, starting about 10:30 a.m. There’s still time to enter – click here to go to their website – or just turn up to watch. Please dress for the weather and remember the site is currently very wet and muddy!

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Price Changes

As current customers will know we always review our prices at the end of the year. We are aware of the continuing difficult circumstances for everyone and have done our best to hold our fees at the current level. We are pleased to say that we will hold the 2013 prices for another year.

However, we have a growing problem with bad debts. Several people have simply disappeared over the last year, leaving us with their caravan. Often we have simply had to scrap the van after trying repeatedly to get in touch with them. This also means we have lost a set of the electronic access keys. In order to cover these costs we have decided to increase the deposit taken on those keys to £85 from 1st. January 2014. Please note this remains a deposit and will be refunded in full when a customer leaves provided we have had a month’s notice – this includes deciding not to renew when fees fall due – and the electronic keys are returned.

The storage fees page of the website has been updated to reflect this change.

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Fresh Lamb for Christmas!

Just to let everyone know that we sent some lamb for local slaughter today so from Monday of next week – 25th. – there will be fresh lamb on the chiller. If you’ve not got room in your freezers we can keep it for you in our until Christmas if you like. These are probably the last load we will have before the holiday season.

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It’s lambing time again!

As most of you know we lamb in 3 main blocks and yesterday the first lamb of the 2013/2014 blocks was born. It won’t be long before this little Dorset ram will soon be bouncing around in the fields.


By the time I got round to posting this 3 more had been born! Busy time for the shepherds coming up.

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