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Visitor Reviews - Chicken Run Rural Rustic Camping

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Chicken Run Rural Rustic Camping
Varzea Do Farelo
Mexilhoeira Grande
The Algarve
Portugal   (Browse area)
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Tel: +447923235757
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Pitches: 12
Open: Open All Year

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 2 Reviews
                8/10 from 2 Reviews

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Who's it for
 Adults Only   Club Members Only   Rallies Welcome   Naturist Site 
 Dogs Welcome   No Dogs Allowed   Groups Welcome   Motorbikers Welcome 
 Toilet Facilities   Hot Showers   Washing Up Area   Bathroom 
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 Kitchen Facilities   Freezer Available    Motorhome Point   Fully Serviced Pitches 
 Shop <1 mile   Bar <1 mile   Restaurant <1 mile   Wifi Access 
 Kids Playground   TV Room   Games Room   Evening Entertainment 
 Fishing <5 miles   Wild Swimming   Indoor Pool <1 mile   Outdoor Pool 
 Horse Riding <1 mile   Cycle Hire   Golf <1 mile   Tennis <5 miles 
 Beach <5 miles   Watersports <5 miles   Boat Launch / Mooring <5 miles 
Other Features
 Sea Views   Working Farm   Campfires Allowed   Open All Year 
 Waterside Location   Dog Walk   Public Transport <1 mile 


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Date of Visit: January 2016 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: STEVE1946 2 reviews from this member

Found through a mention on a forum looked them up on UKCampsite.co.uk visited their Web site. Our first trip to the Algarve. We looked in at Aberfira far to busy and like a sea side town for us. Drove on to the Chicken Run. Made the mistake of driving through the local village, there is a way round the edge, then on to the site. The owners were away somewhere but a helpful long term resident had all the information I needed for staying there. Thanks Allen. He advised where to pitch because it had been raining and some parts where soft. In short it is the longest time we have ever stayed in one place. A 15 minute walk to the village, has everything you need once you have found the shop or bar you are looking for. If there's one thing that this site might lack is some shade.

Date of Visit: January 2013 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Dot P 522 reviews from this member

This is certainly not a 5 star campsite the name gives it away its rural and rustic. A very relaxed site worth a visit if you are looking for peace, quiet and more back to basics living.

The site is only 15 minutes walk from the village. Its set down a lane which is fairly quiet of passing traffic. There is hardstanding for 3 or 4 vehicles, and a large field for pitching too. There is ehu and the owners pump water each morning and evening. There isnt any toilet or shower facilities but there is a chem disposal. Wifi for 2. 50 per week, tv hook up to UK tv for 2. 50 per week, washing service for 4.

The pros the owners, just about the nicest, friendliest and most helpful campsite owners we have ever met. On arrival it was all about getting us pitched up and happy. They gave us a ton of fresh fruit some of which we have no idea what it was and a juicer. For a few euros they will taxi you to and from most nearby destinations. Trips to the village are free or you can walk up and do your shopping and they collect it later for you. The site is quiet and peaceful, plenty of bird spotting from your chair. There are several animals on site and its all set amongst fruit trees.

The cons well not sure they are cons to be fair. What you see is what you get I guess its very like a CL without toilet / showers but with electric. The hardstanding area is fairly small and the majority are sited on there, however the field area is very big with plenty of space so you can spread out.

Its very different to anything else we have come across in Portugal but worth trying it out. If its not your cup of tea move on but you may well find you enjoy the experience. The price is very fair in terms of facilities at 10 per night for 2 adults with ehu.

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