Robert K.doesn't recommend
June 24, 2022
Horse Lorry-Rumenco, in wild meadow
DO NOT GO
We expected very basic, but clean accommodation, however, the place was a hell hole, with dirty dishevelled bedding (bottom sheet), which had dried grass on and stains, there was dried food stains on the dining table, the toilet leaked on first use, The place was disgusting. The meadow was a small strimmed area and there is absolutely no view, due to hight bushes/trees obscuring the distance. This was advertised as a romantic spot for two, it is a dirty hell hole. The shower, nowhere near the horsebox, is in a delapidated shed near the entrance of the site. You're given a dirty wheelbarrow to put your belongings in to get to the horsebox. Needless to say, we did not stay, we had to find alternative accommodation, which isn't easy, late in the afternoon, with a dog! Luckily, we found a lovely lady who knew someone with availability, so our holiday wasn't completely ruined, but we are very much out of pocket. The host isn't replying to emails. Hipcamp say they're looking into our complaint.
August 8, 2021
Damson Eco Cabin, secluded orchard
We stayed recently, August, you will be transported to a time gone by experience, truly off grid.
From the moment you approach( Damson) through a shrub, bush and plant canopy into a "small glen" of nature, peace, wildlife and best of all completely private ( completely surrounded by trees, shrubs etc) to give a perspective of being in true British wilderness, you are taken to a bygone time of holidays.
The Hut, is well appointed, with a double and a Day Bed which converts to a double( if required) a dining table, log burner, adequate storage and a covered porch.
Little touches here and there are thoughtful and in keeping.
If you truly want a back to basics, escape from the World stay, then this is the place.
Toilet for Damson is a "Dunny style " with a camping type toilet. Few spiders but adds to the experience.
Kitchen facilities are more than adequate with a sink, well organised recycling and some added extras. (Need to boil kettle for washing up water)
Shower area is OK, it's warm, gets you clean but as with the whole experience do not expect "luxury" as this is truly not what this is about.
The owners are amazing, happy to help, with a great appreciation of their surroundings and their objective.
It is truly OFF GRID, so take your torches, candles(safely), charge banks for your phones( if you need them!) Buy extra logs for the log burner if it gets chilly, playing cards in front of the light of the fire, with just sounds of nature was lovely.
Be prepared to forget about, dishwashers, fridges, TV and all that other paraphernalia and Embrace the experience.
You will not regret it.
July 27, 2021
Stayed at North Lodge camping this weekend and we were amazed by the camp - more importantly the dog was having the best holiday :)
Situated in a fantastic area - with loads of things to do locally. But the best for us was the campsite itself , we loved the eco approach to the campsite.
We will definitely be back at some point in the near future :D
July 14, 2021
Lovely small field for our exclusive use, awash with wild flowers and wildlife. The composting toilet was clean and environmentally friendly, down a long path away from the camping areas. The owners were friendly. The area beautiful. The shower was the only thing that let it down. I would definitely go back for another weekend away.
August 31, 2019
The perfect campsite if you like a basic, quiet camping experience. We loved staying there. All the amenities required are provided. We particularly liked the wild, natural, rustic nature of North Lodge. Martin and Jane never over-fill the site with campers so you get a fantastic feeling of space and privacy. If you are a wild camping kind of person you're going to love North Lodge!
August 19, 2019
With the peaceful surroundings and lovely people we had an absolutely lovely stay.the campfire was great and had all the facilities we needed.