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Visitor Reviews - The Blackberries Camping Park

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The Blackberries Camping Park
Farleigh Rise
Monkton Farleigh
Bradford On Avon
Wiltshire   (Browse area)
BA15 2QP   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 07791 562580

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Pitches: 15
Open: End Of March To End October

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 30 Reviews
              9/10 from 30 Reviews

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Date of Visit: September 2014 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Tom and Helen 1 review from this member

We had a fabulous stay at the Blackberries, Beryll and Adrian, the owners, are lovely people and were very generous with their hospitality. The Blacberries is a very special place and is unique with many features that one does not normally find on a campsite. You can forage for wood for your evening fire in the forest just behind the pitches this was a regular habit for us and became a ritual! We saw deer amongst the trees and there are Badger sets too. One evening we went for a moonrise picnic to watch the big, orange harvest moon rise over the valley amongst a field of inquisitive cows!

The site has an immaculate toilet block which was always clean and well maintained, early in the morning you can see the sunrise from it. We had no issues getting a shower and there are more on the way.

There is a little shelter with a large table and chairs near the entrance where you can read through local information books etc.

The one thing we enjoyed particularly was that Adrian and Beryll are folk musicians and they have music nights occasionally where anyone is welcome to join in and play or just sit (sometimes dance!) around the campfire. The first night we arrived they had a mini folk festival it really was a fantastic evening, full of laughter and great music and a great chance to meet your fellow campers. Having said that it didn't go on late as the owners are very mindful of not disturbing people. The stars were out, owls hooting nearby, bats flying overhead, marshmallows on the fire and flames flickering against lovely old trees.

Another lovely touch was the central fenced paddock which had chickens and goats in it, great for children and the goats are such characters.

The site is ideally situated near Bath and has access to glorious countryside, it really couldn't be a better location.

We miss Beryll and Adrian and the Blackberries and wish them the very best for the future, we will hopefully be back next season, maybe a bit better on our Mandolins!

Tom, Helen and Isabelle x

Date of Visit: September 2014 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Themgs 5 reviews from this member

This could be such a lovely site. No regimented formations, but pitches spread amongst the trees. We stayed for 4 nights, but the weekend nights were anything but peaceful, due to selfish parties that were staying and could not adhere to quiet after 11 pm. Come Sunday night and peace returned and you could actually get into the single shower (one for male and one for female). We did enjoy our stay, and visiting the surrounding countryside. We would recommend dring quiet periods.

Date of Visit: September 2014 Unit:  Trailer Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Familyd 1 review from this member

A friendly, quiet, peaceful site. Unfussy and relaxed. The facilities are basic, but as we stayed at a low peak time we had no problems. The owners were helpful and were able to give good advice as to local walks and places of interest. Great location for Bath and all it's attractions. We really enjoyed our stay. Many thanks.

Date of Visit: September 2014 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Margo1 8 reviews from this member

I travel on my own and look for seclusion and peace and quiet. I certainly found it here. I have just spent two nights and thoroughly enjoyed my stay. Surrounded by woods and BLACKBERRIES. Lovely. I was fascinated to hear the owls as the light faded and as it returned in the mornings. There are chickens and goats in an enclosure and cows in a field next to the site. The facilities are limited, but adequate, so I have to rate this site highly for my put-your-feet-up-in-the-sunshine needs. The owners are very friendly and helpful. I will be returning here when I'm in the area.

Date of Visit: September 2014 Unit:  Other Rating:
Reviewer: Bigtom 1 review from this member

Great countryside location on the outskirts of Bath, not far from Bradford on Avon. Very good compromise between developing the site for guests and leaving it in a natural state. I love the atmosphere of sites where money is not demanded from you before you can drive on. It's so much more relaxing to arrive and be pointed to a pitch and left to it. Paid the next day when we bumped into the owners, perfect.

Only slight negative was the one shower and toilet per gender and that water started to cool when busy. Showers were very good though and I would prefer quality over quantity any day. I am sure more will be added as time goes by.

We stayed in the lodge and the rest of the part was a caper van and a tent. We were all together and it was lovely to be around the fire pit at night.

Would recommend this site to anyone not seeking an 'all singing all dancing' commercial site.

Date of Visit: August 2014 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Lynn Walters 3 reviews from this member

Perfect little woodland retreat. Just had a lovely stay at the Blackberries and would definitely recommend this place. Had not camped in a woodland site before but loved it.

Short walk to a fantastic gastro pub 'The Muddy Duck'. Short drive to Bradford on Avon where we hired bikes and cycled the canal tow path.

Owners Beryl and Adrian are very friendly and couldn't do enough for us. Would say that you will need to book well in advance. We could not get in for the May bank Holiday so booked for August instead. Would even suggest booking for next year.

Only very slight criticism was that there was only 1 shower and 1 toilet per gender. However we did not wait long, they were spotless and it definitely did not put us off.

I can't wait to return next year.

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