CAMPSITE The Bottings came back to Bluntshay for a few days so that they could place chicken wire near the bottom of the newly erected deer fence on their proposed apple orchard plot. (1) This was to keep out the rabbits.  (2, 3)  It needs 2 people to unroll the chicken wire.  It was then […]

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CAMPSITE We had our first camper of the year last week who stayed overnight using Bluntshay as a half way stop on his way to Cornwall.  He was impressed by the campsite and hopes to bring his family to stay for a longer period later in the year.  I had to buy a new floor […]

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CAMPSITE There has been so much rain for many weeks that even Dave and Daniel Botting have not been back on the campsite to continue with their orchard work further down Bluntshay Lane.  When it was dry enough for a day or two I had to get the grass mown in November. (1)  Stephen Lee […]

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CAMPSITE The cabin has now been closed down for the winter with no running water, and all the appliances covered with blankets.  Of course the shower down at the side of the farm house is still open for campers.  I have left a water container in the kitchen with an electric kettle for campers to […]

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CAMPSITE This section is not actually about the campsite itself, but tells of a camper who stays on a regular basis because he and his son Daniel bought a 10 acre field and Dave needed local accommodation. Dan and Dave had been talking about creating an orchard for about 5 years.  When the field came […]

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CAMPSITE I was interested to learn from a recent camper that he spends a lot of his spare time doing up recycled caravans. The caravan he used at Bluntshay was in fact one of them. (1, 2, 3) It seems that some enthusiastic campers may spend a huge sum of money on a very up […]

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CAMPSITE I had a very busy August Bank holiday weekend, perhaps the best one yet: but the end of July and August were rather disappointing with the number of bookings down. I guess that I have too much competition in the area as new campsites seem to be popping up all over the place in […]

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CAMPSITE I continue to be educated about all the elaborate units that visit the campsite. (1, 2) This enterprising couple were trying out their VW T6 with a Slidepod unit. They are handmade in Devon and are specially designed to fit into VW vans and provide sink, gas hob, storage and shower attachment which slide […]

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CAMPSITE I continue to have an array of very interesting campers staying at the site. A couple travelled down from The Wirral on Merseyside to this area to attend the Wessex Working Dog Trials at Upottery in Devon. (1) This is a Kennel Club competitive dog sport and is open to any type or breed. […]

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CAMPSITE I have had a very busy May on the site. A large group, ‘The Wild Bunch’ came in the middle of the month and took over the whole campsite. (1) They had a whale of a time, even bringing their own barrel of beer, (2) and will be coming back at the same time […]

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