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Karma Farm
8 Fen Bank
Cambridgeshire   (Browse area)
CB7 5SL   See Map
Tel: 01638 780701 07900961217
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Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 28 Reviews
                8/10 from 28 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   Bathroom 
 Baby Changing Facilities   Laundry On Site   Drinking Water   Disabled Friendly 
 Chemical Disposal   Battery Charging   Gas Exchange   Recycling Facilities 
 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 <1 mile   Wild Swimming   Indoor Pool   Outdoor Pool 
 Horse Riding <1 mile   Cycle Hire On Site   Golf <5 miles   Tennis <1 mile 
 Beach   Watersports <1 mile   Boat Launch / Mooring <1 mile 
Other Features
 Sea Views   Working Farm   Campfires Allowed   Open All Year 
 Waterside Location   Dog Walk   Public Transport <10 miles 

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Date of Visit: July 2017 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Adnamabrown 2 reviews from this member

Sadly this site did not live up to the picture painted on its website. Don't mind basic facilities, however clean toilets, that flush properly would have been nice, as would more that one hot water tap. Can't comment on the showers, as couldn't bring ourselves to use them. Games barn very run down. BBQ area seemed to be a dumping ground. Whole site just looked run down. Shame as in a lovely part of the country. In comparison to other sites we have used it was expensive, with very poor facilities.

Management response: Karma Farm Eco-campsite would like to thank all the people who gave us some complementary reviews about our unusual and unique campsite.

We hope you will return often and enjoy all the natural camping and 20% lower fees for all our regular campers. Not many, if any campsites have this.

To the very few people who gave somewhat negative reviews, we are sorry you feel that way about our campsite. It might have been better to tell us of your concerns before you left this campsite so we could possibly try to remedy them.

After 10 years of running this campsite we feel these negative reviews are a result of some large groups / parties of campers with one or two in the group who didn't wish to comply with our few polite rules or be reminded of them, as a result unfortunately we have decided to no
longer accept very large groups.

In conclusion, if you are happy to be quiet after 11pm, keep all your dogs on leads, and don't need load radio music, then we are always very pleased to see you.

Date of Visit: May 2017 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Fenwanderer 2 reviews from this member

What a place I found, Karma Farm, brilliant campsite, Will the owner very friendly, its a laid back place in a way, very ECO which is good. Toilet/Shower facilities clean and tidy. Log fires at night, you can have a walk around and choose where you wish to set up camp, no loud music or noise, all in all a very quite relaxing place to stay. Excellent, definitely recommend.

Date of Visit: August 2016 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Talk2et 4 reviews from this member

This is a site with a lot of potential and uses a lot of up cycling, however it does require some attention to detail but currently it just adds character to the site. I will, however, advise that you have footwear for the shower.

We went on bank holiday so it was rather busy and it is great for groups. We were a large group, of tents and a tin can on wheels (oops, camper van) with a large age range and we had a good amount of space and the site was quiet by 22:00.

We could have a campfire in the provided vessel (washing machine interior) different pitches had different vessels, we could also recycle and it was in a good location for all to get too. It was easy to visit Ely and we did a click and collect from Tesco.

I think it is a good site and I will return as a group unit.

Date of Visit: July 2016 Unit:  Other Rating:
Reviewer: LyndaHaines 1 review from this member

Having just spent a lovely weekend in the small yurt, I wholly recommend Karma Farm as the perfect rural retreat. My husband and I and our family and friends have been visiting for at least 5-6 years (we even had our wedding reception here in 2012) and love it every time. We have camped in a tiny two-man tent up in Cecil's car-free field and used our Bedford Midi camper van with hook-up as well as trying the log cabin and the small yurt on various occasions.

It may on first appearance seem a little rough around the edges (with nettles near the sink and ivy creeping into the toilet shed) but that's the site's absolute charm and all part of its eco-ethos. As the signs explain the nettles and other undergrowth are there to attract wildlife, especially around the fish pond. Also with two hides on the edge overlooking the Washes and River Lark it's the perfect spot for bird watching all year round.

The site may seem basic but isn't. There are two toilet sheds and a gas-powered shower pod at one end and another block of two toilets/sinks and a shower pod at the other, and possibly another toilet block coming soon. These are all regularly cleaned and well stocked with the all-important toilet rolls. The recycling bins across the site are also regularly emptied and campers encouraged to recycle or take away with them as much waste as possible.

There's also a family games area and another BBQ area, as well as fire-pits and BBQs available across the site - free of charge. There is a small price for wood, provided ready-chopped in wheelbarrows. Bicycles are also available for hire - handy for popping up to the village supermarket, one of the two delightful pubs or the fish&chip van on a Friday evening (just 5 mins away).

The yurts are delightfully decorated and comfortable (I wish I had a memory-foam mattress as good at home) with bedding provided if you want it. The small one is within it's own private enclosure near the pond with a deluxe BBQ and cooking/washing-up shed. The log cabin (my personal favourite in the colder months) sleeps a small family and has all the comforts of home (microwave/kettle/toilet and shower) as well as the privacy of it's own decking/BBQ area.

This is a working family farm run on eco-principles, so yes hook-ups are limited, the lighting is solar powered and the gas shower is temperamental (but show me any in a hotel or B&B that isn't when you first try it). And yes campfires and games of football are encouraged with the caveats of no load music (other than accoustic) and no noise after 11pm, and there's space for everyone, whether you want a quiet pitch way down in Cecil's Field or a group of you together celebrating in the Simons' Field.

It's these quirks and relaxed atmosphere that make it so homely and the welcome from Will and his family so genuine and deserving of their nomination for the CCC's own 'Best Friendly Welcome Award' in 2013.

If you want a pristine CCC site with manicured lawns and immaculate concrete toilet blocks then book into the Cherry Hinton or Great Shelford sites near Cambridge instead.

We will be returning time and again but sshhh don't tell anyone or they'll all want to come : )

Date of Visit: June 2016 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Scrisp 1 review from this member

We had a fantastic weekend camping at Karma Farm.

It really caters well for families with its 11pm curfew and lots of play areas. Allowing camp fires is another bonus, together with a relaxed atmosphere. Will the owner and farmer is on hand to help out and provide firewood.

This site is just a 20-30 minute walk into the village with a shop and two pubs. Well worth a trip.

Date of Visit: June 2016 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Lesweeks 2 reviews from this member

Basically we chose this site as it was where we needed to be. The site website looks, flatteringly, good and sort of describes what you find. It's called an Eco Campsite but what this actually means I'm not sure. The site was pretty un-tended with a variety of open air shacks and a couple of pseudo 'yurts'. The 3 or 4 hook-ups were limited to a scruffy piece of rather uneven and lumpy ground and were simply cables to connect to. The loos (only two) were basically housed in sheds with no hot water and the shower (just the one) in a larger shed with a one temperature water supply operated by a lever stop-cock. The recycling bins were small, broken and some full.

This is probably the most basic CCC Listed Site that I've been on and although membership of the CCC gives you a 1. 50 pp discount the standard 18 per night for a couple + 3. 50 for electricity is really not justified by what you get. I suppose our expectations are higher these days. Will is a very pleasant character, laid back and trusting (you leave your payment in an envelope when you leave) but justifying leaving the banks of nettles for the wildlife, putting a couple of pages of birds from an RSPB magazine (puffins!) in the loos and using solar powered LED's in the loos (and nowhere else) does not really qualify as Eco.

Would I go back? Only if I had to because of it's position and lack of other camping sites nearby.

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