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Visitor Reviews - Beanhill Farm Camp Site

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Beanhill Farm Camp Site
Alvington
Lydney
Gloucestershire   (Browse area)
GL15 6AE   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 01594 529113

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Pitches: 25 Tents and 5 H/U and 2 Log Pods
Open: Easter To October

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 18 Reviews
              9/10 from 18 Reviews


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Date of Visit: August 2013 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: HarryBear 11 reviews from this member

We have just returned from a week at Beanhill Farm. We're a family of five - two adults, three children aged 12, 10 and 9 and were with another family. This is our 6th year of camping.

I can honestly say that Beanhill ticks all the boxes for my ideal campsite. It's a large field with ample space for children to play cricket or fly kites in the centre where we can keep an eye on them. The facilities were always clean and although I was a bit concerned about them being unisex it was never an issue. One thing that isn't clear on their website is that the showers cost 50p but it is token rather than coin operated - so remember to buy tokens before reception closes! It's also rare to find a campsite that allows braziers (rented from the campsite) and EHU.

We had EHU so were at the top of the field in a marked pitch. The pitches are generous - we have a Royal Pescara which is a huge tent and it fitted on perfectly. With the EHU we had our own tap, I'm not sure where the non-EHU campers got their water from.

There is plenty to do in the area, we spent a day at Puzzlewood, took a steam train on the Forest of Dean heritage line and walked for miles in the forest. We also spent a day at Cinderford hospital as my son broke his collarbone on the first day - not part of the usual tourist trail but the staff there were lovely. The campsite is close to Lydney with both a large Co-op and a Tesco for shopping.

My only really, really tiny niggle is that the washing up sink isn't well lit - there is a light near to it but not close enough, and there isn't anywhere to hang a lantern. Otherwise, I can't fault it. We will return next summer to do everything we missed this year.

Date of Visit: June 2013 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: GregEvans 1 review from this member

What a real gem!

This site is what family camping is all about. We stayed for a weekend with two other families and had a wonderful time.

There is one large beautifully mown grassy field with electric hook ups at the top, these are the only marked pitches which gives tenters the freedom of the field with the proviso that the centre is left open for children (and grown up children) to play in. The field does slope but as long as you are careful where you pitch you should be fine.

Toilets and showers are immaculately clean however showers are not included in the pitch price (22) and are 50p extra. Eggs are available to purchase on site and there's a decent pub (real ale, food and play area) within walking distance. The site is adjacent to a fishery with some lovely streams and pools which the children loved to walk around looking for wildlife. There is also a frisbee-golf course, although we didn't give this a go.

The site is very rural and clearly lovingly cared for by the very friendly and helpful owners. Fire bowls with a bag of wood are available to hire to complete the camping experience.

As the review below says why it is 3 per night cheaper for a caravan with ehu than a tent with ehu is a mystery but all in all thoroughly recommended.

Date of Visit: June 2013 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Edmund the Moocher 11 reviews from this member

This is a super little site, I can safely say it is welcoming, right from the booking, hassle free and owners available if you need any help. Not often can you find a site that has elec hook-up and camp fires allowed (for hire at reasonable price of 5).

Toilets and showers clean and lovely and powerful. The location is fabulous, with safe walks around the campsite - short, but outstanding beauty and wildlife. Cannot fault the site, pitching on grass is fabulous and well maintained. Children can play in the centre of the field, whatever age (all ages were playing when we were there) and can safely watch them from the comfort of your pitch.

Plenty to do in the area and can walk to local pub. I couldn't understand why a tent is 3 per night more expensive than a caravan: nonetheless, not to distract from a gorgeous site. I would stay here again for certain.

Date of Visit: May 2013 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: SamandAnne 1 review from this member

Beautiful surroundings, wonderful views, excellent facilities, genial hosts who go out of their way to make sure you're comfortable. Brilliant for children. What more is there to say about Beanhill. Close to the Forest of Dean. Lovely pub in the next village. Everything about the site is of a positive nature. For a stress busting stay it has to be the best site that we have visited. We will return.

Date of Visit: June 2012 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Musicteachers 2 reviews from this member

Just had an amazing week at Beanhill. The site is beautifully kept, with the most obliging owners who could not do enough to help.

As you will tell from other reviews you have to pay for showers, but it is probably the best shower I have had whilst camping. It is a relatively small site, and all other campers were considerate and friendly.

Very unusual waking up to the sight of Llamas in the next field. Fresh eggs available each day at a small charge. I cannot recommend the site enough. We will certainly return!

Date of Visit: April 2012 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Alis0n 9 reviews from this member

Went over Easter with 4 adults 2 kids in a large tent.

Excellent site, with great service from the owners.

Lovely site, not overbooked so relaxed atmosphere and no queueing for the 2 showers/3 toilets.

The site is indeed on a hill, therefore sloping but this is no problem if you think before pitching.

The site is outside the forest, but conveniently located for all activities - we visited Puzzlewood, Wye Vally Butterfly Zoo, Symonds Yat and forest cycle trails.

The showers/toilets were unisex but this wasn't a problem for us.

It is 50p for 3 mins of showering, but considering that this site is much cheaper than some others in the Forest of Dean I was happy to pay it. Showers were hot and always clean.

It was pretty cold whilst we were there but for 5 a night we were able to hire a Brazer/fire pit and were supplied with wood.

Its a very family friendly site, they didn't hike up the prices over the bank holiday and we even had some Easter treats left by the owner!

If we were to visit the area again I would definitely use this campsite.

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